Early Childhood Education

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Childcare Challenges Persist as Parents Return to Work Amid COVID-19

October 14, 2020
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has released a new report, "Piecing Together Solutions: Returning to Work and the Childcare Dilemma," outlining how childcare challenges are affecting working parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The report examines how working parents are struggling to adapt to the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic, including difficulties navigating alternative childcare arrangements and online K-12 learning.

New Study Identifies More than $650 Million in Annual Economic Opportunity for Mississippi

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Mississippi
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Mississippi’s state economy. The study found that Mississippi loses an estimated $673 million annually for the state’s economy. This number includes an estimated $120 million annual loss in tax revenue as well as an estimated annual loss to Mississippi employers of $553 million on absences and employee turnover as a result of childcare breakdowns.  

New Study Identifies Nearly $500 Million in Annual Economic Opportunity for Idaho

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Idaho
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Idaho’s state economy. The study found that Idaho loses an estimated $479 million annually for the state’s economy. This number includes an estimated $65 million annual loss in tax revenue as well as an estimated annual loss to Idaho’s employers of $414 million on absences and employee turnover as a result of childcare breakdowns.

New Study Identifies Nearly $1 Billion Annual Economic Opportunity for Iowa

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Iowa
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Iowa’s state economy. The study found that Iowa loses an estimated $935 million annually for the state’s economy. This number includes an estimated $153 million annual loss in tax revenue as well as an estimated annual loss to Iowa’s employers of $781 million on absences and employee turnover as a result of childcare breakdowns.  

New Study Identifies More than $3 Billion in Annual Economic Opportunity for Pennsylvania

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Pennsylvania
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Pennsylvania’s state economy. The study found that Pennsylvania loses an estimated $3.47 billion annually for the state’s economy.

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