Aaron Merchen Aaron Merchen
Senior Director, Policy and Programs


June 06, 2024


As the nation grapples with an escalating child care crisis, a spirit of optimism emerges through the inaugural National Child Care Innovation Summit - a first-of-its-kind event driving transformative change. Presented in partnership with the, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and U.S. Department of Commerce, this trailblazing summit served as a call-to-action, underscoring the pivotal role of accessible, affordable child care in bolstering economic competitiveness and supporting working parents.

The Summit ignited crucial dialogue and drive innovative solutions by convening diverse stakeholders from the public and private sectors. It aimed to inspire tangible actions, policy initiatives, and position child care as a catalyst for economic growth through emerging models, employer approaches, and public-private partnerships.

The National Child Care Innovation Summit concluded with an evening reception, which provided a space for attendees to connect, network, and forge partnerships around the shared vision of making child care a cornerstone of a thriving workforce and robust economy.

Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors

At the forefront are our esteemed sponsors and supporters, whose commitment has paved the way forward:

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  • Packard Horizontal Logo Primary Color RGB 400tran
  • BA Logo Blue RGB 400tran
  • Casey Primary Logo Color
  • Red Rooster Coffee Sponsor
    Red Rooster Coffee Sponsor



Thank You to Our Reception Sponsors

Thank you to our reception sponsors for creating a space for collaboration and connectivity:

  • Tootris child care benefits tran
  • Logo BH 400pxtran
  • Care com logo
  • 2024 Charitable Foundation Logo 1
  • Moms first withicon 2color tran
  • AJWI logo02
  • LIIF Logo CMYK web

Thank You to Our Summit Storytelling Sponsor

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Stay Tuned

These collective efforts resonate as a testament to unity and shared purpose – empowering families, strengthening communities, and unlocking our nation's potential through quality child care access. The Summit and reception are invite-only.

Stay connected on our socials for the latest insights and actions from this groundbreaking event! 

Twitter (X): @USCCFoundation

LinkedIn: @U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation​ 

Facebook: @U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation​ 

Instagram: @usccfoundation

About the authors

Aaron Merchen

Aaron Merchen

Aaron Merchen is senior director of early childhood education policy and programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

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