Early Childhood Education

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on early childhood education and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

COVID-19 Impact on Childcare: Employers, Providers, and Working Parents

Childcare challenges, already persistent and complex, have now been further complicated by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Parents are trying to balance childcare and work, childcare providers are trying to stay open or re-open with an unsustainable new business model, and employers are trying to determine how and when their working parents can return to work.

Join us on December 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. ET, for a webinar covering the findings from the series of surveys we conducted from June to November 2020, and understand the impact of COVID-19 on childcare observed over time.

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

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.

Early Education Federal Policy Discussion

As policymakers consider another round of COVID-response legislation, childcare and early education are at the top of mind. Without quality, accessible childcare, employees will be unable to return to work, heavily slowing the restart of our economy. Congress is currently considering four proposals to assist states, communities, and childcare providers, each with significant differences.

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