Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High-Quality Child Care

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

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.