Research shows that investing in high-quality early care and education (ECE) can lead to higher economic returns for a region, particularly for low-income families. ECE is vital to strengthening the competitiveness of Delaware’s economy and can act as a two-generational workforce development strategy. Removing barriers to affordable, quality care allows working parents to fully participate in the economy. It also helps to prepare children—the region’s future workforce—for success in school and better job opportunities.
In April, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Rodel, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, and the Office of Early Learning released a collaborative report and toolkit with the goal to elevate the economic importance of the ECE sector and to increase access to ECE for working families in Delaware.
This webinar will review key findings from the report and explore ideas on how Delaware’s business community can use the information to support early learning in the First State and lead in solutions to meet the needs of our workforce.
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