American business needs a strong workforce, now and in the future, to compete and succeed in the global economy. Yet in the context of global competition for innovation, human talent, and productivity, American businesses are facing a workforce crisis: there are insufficient workers with the skills business needs to fill existing and new job openings. To address this growing skills gap, we must reconsider the entire education pipeline, starting with high-quality early education and care.
Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as we launch our new initiative and report, "Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High-Quality Child Care," and explore the role of high-quality child care as a critical mechanism for strengthening the current and future workforce.
Through inspiring keynote speakers, interactive panel discussions, and networking opportunities, we’ll examine the concept of high-quality child care as not just a benefit for working parents but also a critical component of America’s early education system. Sessions will explore the brain science of early development, the impact of high-quality child care on children, families, and businesses, and highlights of innovative business-led initiatives and investments.