Connecticut’s economic growth is one of the slowest in the country and Governor Lamont has vowed to lead the state to an economic resurgence. This will require public and private investment, leadership and—affordable, accessible, high quality childcare. A recently released national study points to $57 billion in lost earnings, productivity and revenue due to the lack of affordable, accessible childcare.
“Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis” documents the lost income and foregone career opportunities facing parents due to the lack of high quality, affordable childcare. It also provides data on the lost revenue and productivity to employers and the economy.
Join us to hear about Ready Nation’s study, learn about the efforts of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and hear from an employer and a parent on how the lack of childcare impacts businesses and families.
Sue Murphy, Executive Director, Liberty Bank Foundation; Co-chair, CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative
Beth Bye, Commissioner, CT Office of Early Childhood
Jeffrey Connor-Naylor, Associate Director, ReadyNation
Sarah Savage, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Ashley Baron, Vice President, Human Resources, Stanley, Black & Decker, Inc.
Parent - TBA
Steven Hernandez, Executive Director, CT Commission on Women, Children & Seniors
Steven Hernandez will facilitate a legislative response panel to afford legislators an opportunity to comment on the issue.
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For more information, contact Carol P. O’Donnell, Collaborative Executive Director, 203-927-5997.
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