Join our Business Leadership Circle to show your support, lend your name, and offer your expertise as we build a Child Care Campaign for Vermont’s future. You will join business leaders across Vermont who believe transforming our child care system will support children and families and ensure our businesses and economy thrive.
As a Business Leadership Circle Member, you will:
• Be listed publicly as a business champion who supports accessible, affordable, high-quality child care and the campaign to get us there by 2025.
• Stand with us to support a public financing mechanism for child care that is sustainable, targeted, and can fund a high-quality child care system that caps family costs at no more than 10% of annual income and ensures early educators are fairly-compensated.
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Business Leaders Are Talking About Child Care
Op-Eds from the business community
- Emerson Lynn (Editor Emeritus, St. Albans Messenger): Child care – Can’t ignore it
- Betsy Bishop (President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce) & Aly Richards (CEO, Let's Grow Kids): Vermont could lead in remote work
- Adeline Druart (President, Vermont Creamery): Recovery isn’t possible without child care
- Dimitri Garder (CEO, Global-Z International): Vermont's crucial need for investment in child care
- Robert Haynes (Executive Director, Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation) & Damian DiNicola (Co-Chair of the Randolph Region Reenergized Economic Development, Tourism & Child Care Task Force and Attorney, DiNicola Law, PLC): Child care shortage impacts rural communities and businesses
- Lisa Ventriss (President, Vermont Business Roundtable): Courage to change
- Walter Frame (Director & Executive Vice President, Trapp Family Lodge): Child care package will benefit kids, families, employers
- Michael Seaver (President, People’s United Bank): Quality child care is a worthwhile investment
- Sarah Kaeck (CEO, Bee’s Wrap): Reliable child care key to strong workforce
- Tom Torti (President & CEO, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce): The antidote to our shrinking workforce is affordable, quality child care
YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR EMPLOYEES’ CHILD CARE NEEDS. WE CAN HELP.
Business leaders across Vermont, in diverse industries and sizes, have told us that your ability to thrive depends on your employees’ ability to show up. Yet thousands of Vermont families can’t find or afford child care. When employees don’t have child care, employers struggle to recruit and retain the best workforce. Vermont business leaders understand the value of innovation and investment. Let’s work together to ensure that every family has access to child care so that your businesses grow and our economy can thrive.
- Child Care in State Economies: 2019 Committee for Economic Development report examines the child care industry’s effect on parents’ participation in the labor force, and provides extensive details regarding the industry’s impact on regional economic growth and development, including: usage rates, the role of public funding, revenues, and business structure.
- COVID-19 Impact on Child Care: 2020 US Chamber of Commerce Foundation report examines the impact of COVID-19 on working parents, employers, and child care providers.
- Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis: 2019 ReadyNation report examines the economic impacts of the nation’s child care crisis, estimating an annual cost of $57 billion in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue.
- The Economic Impacts of Insufficient Child Care on Working Families: 2018 ReadyNation report calculates substantial economic losses for families of children aged under 3 who do not have adequate child care.
- Women, Work and Child Care: 2018 LGK and Vermont Commission on Women white paper explores the intersection of child care, the economy, and gender equity in Vermont.
- Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: 2017 US Chamber of Commerce Foundation report outlines 10 things that the business community can do to advance access to high-quality child care.
- Vermont's Early Care & Learning Dividend Report: 2017 Vermont Business Roundtable’s Research & Education Foundation report on the economic impact of investing in early care and learning in Vermont.
- Investments in Early Childhood Development Yield High Public Returns: 2015 Presentation by Rob Grunewald, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, who visited Vermont to speak with state legislators about investing in the early years.