The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a challenge that was becoming increasingly more difficult even before the public health crisis - finding affordable, quality childcare for working parents throughout the country. Throughout the pandemic, hundreds of employers have reached out to the U.S.
The Talent Finance initiative explores new ways to invest in talent development that keep pace with innovation and advance economic opportunity, inclusion, and competitiveness. In the 21st century economy, jobs—and the skills required to fill those jobs—change rapidly. The Foundation has launched this initiative to catalyze business-led solutions to one of the biggest workforce challenges in America today.
This report brings together data, research, and lessons learned to guide the development of successful and lasting partnerships between the business and early childhood education communities. In surveys, focus groups, and interviews, we asked business leaders and early education advocates about what compels them to action. Our recommendations are grounded in that qualitative and quantitative research.