Why should employers care about child care?

  • Employees with safe, reliable, quality child care are less likely to miss days of work due to child care related challenges.
  • Employees with safe, reliable, quality child care are more likely to be able to focus on their work without the anxiety of worrying about their children while they are at work.
  • Parents with quality child care know that their children are in a safe setting that promotes their children’s healthy development.
  • Children who are in a quality child care setting are more likely to start school ready to succeed. And, children who start school ready to learn are more likely to perform at grade level, less likely to drop out of school, and more likely to become part of a strong workforce in the future.

Fast Facts about Quality Child Care and Early Childhood Development