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Quality education is essential to a skilled and competitive workforce. Access to education, coupled with reliable, quality childcare is key for improving economic opportunities for all Americans.

Our education system is failing many students as shown by data that reveals two-thirds of our fourth and eighth graders are unable to read or do math at their grade level. And the United States ranks below 21 other countries in reading and math proficiency. Recognizing the importance of childcare as a key component of the education system is crucial to addressing the current challenges and ensuring that every child has the support they need to thrive.


U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Director Aaron Merchen argues that employers are increasingly recognizing that child care support is vital to not only help businesses survive but also to help communities thrive.

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Future of Data in K-12 Education Initiative Can Help Inform a Critical Impasse

The U.S. Chamber Foundation has launched a multi-year initiative with the support of a working group of preeminent leaders in education to develop policy recommendations focused on all students, especially those who have been historically underserved by the K-12 system.

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Parents Need Child Care, and More Are Finding It At Work

As the child care crisis rages on, more companies are trying to help their workers with children with on-site child care.

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Child Care Answers is working to increase access to high-quality childcare for families, providers, the community, and employers in Indiana.

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