Did you know that the U.S. loses $57B/year in revenue, wages and productivity because we refuse to invest in child care like families need? That's roughly the cost of pending legislation to #FundChildCare. Our children, families, communities and providers deserve a system that meets their needs.
Black, Latinx and indigenous families are more likely to face greater barriers to care like inaccessible costs and #ChildCareDeserts— leaving them more vulnerable to economic downturns. This makes saving child care an economic, reproductive, and racial justice issue.
Saving childcare also means saving the many Black, Latinx, and indigenous women that nurture and care for our children. They are essential workers, yet face many challenges due to COVID-19, difficulty in licensing their childcare businesses, and many others!
Whether you are providing childcare for a friend, family member, or a neighbor; or you're a parent of a child in any childcare setting, join 9to5 Georgia for a discussion on why child care helps our communities and families thrive.