Affordable, accessible, high-quality childcare is an essential component of any effort to transform the lives of working families—a reality the pandemic has only elevated and clarified. Yet the financing of the childcare system is deeply troubled, and our nation requires a significant shift in the behaviors and mindsets of employers and policymakers to advance a comprehensive solution to the expanding crisis in childcare. Alongside efforts focused on growing federal and state investments in childcare, NAEYC is looking to bring together employers and working families with low-incomes, including early childhood educators themselves, to explore viable policy, financing and tax strategies, as well as communications and messaging strategies, to support changing priorities of employers around child care, and the expansion of employer-supported child care as part of a solution to a complex challenge.

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The Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Phase II sought to find and foster the most effective and innovative strategies to accelerate social and economic mobility for working families with low incomes. To do so, we elevated the voices and expertise of families with lived experience, were guided by 14 advisors, and we brought together 20 …

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Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation CommunityMay 3, 2023
Our world has changed. The wave of uncertainty touched off by the pandemic is becoming an ongoing process of relearning how to live, work and care for our families. A powerful national movement for racial justice around the world is making clear that we need a new social contract. Our nation faces a reckoning with …

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BlogJuly 28, 2020
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Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute  Bold Leaders to Advance Innovative Strategies for Families’ Health and Economic Prosperity  Aspen Institute Launches New Partners and Advisors in Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community  Washington, DC â€“ Ascend at the Aspen Institute is proud to announce the new partners and advisors the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, Ascend’s initiative for breakthrough innovations and collaborations that position families to reach educational …

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BlogJuly 22, 2020