Advocate Spotlight: Why affordable quality child care matters

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 6, 2017

guestI feel very passionate about affordable quality child care for all in the workforce. Quality child care grants families peace of mind. The ability to know that your child is in a safe, clean, and structured environment is extremely important. However, working families often face barriers in accessing quality early childhood facilities that provide both ongoing professional development for staff and school readiness for scholars.

Oftentimes single parents are put in a situation where they have to decide whether to stay home from work with their child and miss a day of work, or to send their child to a provider that has limited availability. It is unfortunate because parents and guardians should not have to choose between work and ensuring their child has access to quality child care. I think it’s important for businesses to think more deeply about how they can support their employees in accessing quality child care. When businesses invest in children and their families, it creates an opportunity for everyone to thrive.

Princess Mack served as a panelist for the Child Care and Business Roundtable hosted by the National Women’s Law Center and PepsiCo last week.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.