Want to Strengthen New Jersey’s Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis

Posted on August 31, 2020

Working parents in New Jersey, particularly those with infants and toddlers, know how difficult it is to find child care that’s accessible, affordable, and high-quality. Meanwhile, our state’s ReadyNation members and employers understand the economic impact of these child care challenges.

A national study by ReadyNation examining the economic impacts of the nation’s child care crisis on working parents, employers, and taxpayers describes the consequences: an annual cost of $57 billion in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue.

Read NJ Spotlight Op-Ed: High Quality Child Care Must Be a Top Priority in NJ’s COVID-19 Recovery, by Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.