Working parents have long struggled to access affordable, quality childcare that enables them to participate in the workforce, but COVID-19 has made things even worse. The resulting impact on our workforce and organizations of every size and sector is more acute than ever and, for employers, it’s affecting their bottom line.
For the duration of the pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has received hundreds of queries from businesses regarding strategies to support working parents. But understanding an employer’s options and navigating the childcare landscape can be complex and overwhelming.
This roadmap is intended to help senior leaders and business owners learn their options for supporting working parents with their childcare needs. It is also intended to help leaders understand what to expect when embarking on this journey and how to take action.