Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

In the face of an increasingly competitive global economy building a highly skilled workforce is more important than ever. American business depends on a strong workforce, now and in the future, to complete and succeed globally. Yet America is facing a challenge that threatens the productivity and strength of the workforce of today—as well as the workforce of tomorrow. America is facing a growing skills gap. And while this challenge manifests in the workforce, it has roots in the classroom. In response to this challenge, there is a need to rethink the entire education pipeline—starting at birth.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Report Outlines Role of Childcare in Education Pipeline, Workforce Development

June 21, 2017

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a new report today that explores high-quality childcare as an approach to building a strong and better-trained American workforce today and for the future.

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

April 11, 2017

Opportunity is at the heart of the American Dream, and at the heart of opportunity is a job. When the right person fills the right job, we all benefit—families, neighborhoods, businesses. We all grow and prosper. Yet, there’s a disconnect in our country.