Posted by ICCRR in News on 2/1/2018

Early Childhood Iowa, Iowa Women's Foundation and Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral release a document to assist in building awareness about the connections between business and child care in Iowa.

The structure of the American family is changing. Iowa leads the nation in the number of families with parents working outside the home, with three-fourths of households with children under age 6 having all parents at home in the labor force. But in many Iowa communities, child care is often unaffordable, inaccessible or nonexistent. As a result, working parents miss work, drop shifts, are less engaged on the job, switch employers or leave the workforce altogether.

Child care-related work benefits can be a valuable tool for businesses looking to develop, grow and sustain a reliable workforce. Research consistently shows that increasing your employee’s access to quality, affordable child care options isn’t just a great perk for employees - it’s good for your bottom line and can play a critical role in your workforce retention strategy.

Review the complete document here.


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