The Consequences

Vulnerable Children Are

25%

More Likely to Drop Out of School

40%

More Likely to Become a Teen Parent

50%

More Likely to be Placed in Special Education

60%

More Likely to Never Attend College

70%

More Likely to be Arrested for a Violent Crime

Source: Ounce of Prevention

Lasting Effects of High-Quality Early Childhood
Education Through High School

Source: American Educational Research Association

Business Ramifications

Lack of access to quality and affordable childcare is a significant barrier that limits the supply of talent.

$3 billion in revenue lost annually due to employee absenteeism as the result of childcare breakdowns.

Turnover as a result of lack of childcare costs businesses 20% of an hourly employee’s salary and up to 150% of a manager’s salary.

Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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