ReadyNation

A business partnership for early childhood and economic success. A part of Council for a Strong America.

Business executives building a skilled workforce by promoting solutions that prepare children to succeed in education, work, and life. Twitter: @ready_nation
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Business Leaders Supporting Child Care 07/11/2024

TBT: Hear directly from business executives on the importance of child care to their workforce and their economic success in our vlog series:

Business Leaders Supporting Child Care Business leaders explain the importance of child care

CEO Task Force on Early Childhood 07/08/2024

Our CEO Task Force on Early Childhood works tirelessly to promote child care solutions that benefit families and businesses. Learn more about their work:

CEO Task Force on Early Childhood Business champions for children

07/04/2024

Happy Independence Day from ReadyNation!

Letter to Congress: Invest in Child Care 06/18/2024

Our ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood members recently wrote to Congress sharing their concerns about America’s child care system, urging lawmakers to continue funding critical early care and education programs.

Letter to Congress: Invest in Child Care ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood members signed a letter to Congress advocating for robust support for critical programs that support child care across the country

05/02/2024

Our member Tom Heywood met with Senator Shelley Moore Capito this week to discuss the economic impact of the child care crisis and the need for robust support of critical child care programs. We applaud the Senator for her efforts to ensure crucial funding is maintained.

3 steps Missouri must take to improve early childhood care | Opinion - St. Louis Business Journal 04/09/2024

Missouri lawmakers have made significant strides to improve the state’s child care sector, but more must be done to make care accessible and affordable for Missouri families. Read the new op/ed from ReadyNation CEO Task Force Co-Chair and Build-A-Bear founder Maxine Clark in the St. Louis Business Journal:

3 steps Missouri must take to improve early childhood care | Opinion - St. Louis Business Journal Our state lawmakers took a big step last year, investing more than $70 million in early childhood care and education programs to keep the system from collapse. Still, Maxine Clark writes that childcare is out of reach for too many families.

Statement on Strong Child-Focused Provisions of Funding Package 04/01/2024

Last week, Council for a Strong America President & CEO Barry Ford released a statement in support of new funding for early education and nutrition programs. Read his full remarks:

Statement on Strong Child-Focused Provisions of Funding Package Council for a Strong America President and CEO Barry Ford, J.D. released this statement on the enactment of the bipartisan funding package

CEO Task Force on Early Childhood 03/26/2024

Our CEO Task Force on Early Childhood frequently takes action to recognize the importance of early childhood as a critical business issue that impacts both workforce development and the economy. Read more about their work:

CEO Task Force on Early Childhood Business champions for children

Statement on Strong Child-Focused Provisions of Funding Package 03/26/2024

Council for a Strong America President and CEO Barry Ford released this statement applauding the enactment of the bipartisan funding package, which included increased investments in early childhood education programs. Read the statement:

Statement on Strong Child-Focused Provisions of Funding Package Council for a Strong America President and CEO Barry Ford, J.D. released this statement on the enactment of the bipartisan funding package

The First Five Things to Know: The Child Care & Development Block Grant 03/20/2024

The Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) helps make early child care and education more affordable and available for the families that need it most. We urge Congress to increase funding for CCDBG in order to better meet the needs of working families around the country.

The First Five Things to Know: The Child Care & Development Block Grant Here are the first five things to know about the Child Care and Development Block Grant, the federal program also known as CCDBG.

Governors Are Calling for Investments in Early Care and Education 03/19/2024

Governors from across the nation and across the aisle are showing their support for investments in child care and early education. Read more from the Center for American Progress:

Governors Are Calling for Investments in Early Care and Education Echoing 2023, governors from both political parties prioritized child care and pre-kindergarten in their 2024 State of the State addresses.

ReadyNation Washington Members Gather to Discuss 2024 Legislative Priorities 03/14/2024

Members of ReadyNation Washington met last month to discuss early education policy and budget proposals in the state legislature. Our members took over 80 actions to increase support for state ECE during this year’s session

ReadyNation Washington Members Gather to Discuss 2024 Legislative Priorities ReadyNation member Michael Cade and Washington State Director Kristin Wiggins co-hosted an informative and productive conversation with business leaders in Thurston County

03/13/2024

The economic impacts of inadequate child care in Washington D.C. are staggering. From reduced productivity to lost jobs, the costs add up to hundreds of millions of dollars. It's time for meaningful investment in early education. https://under3dc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Child-Care-Economic-Impact-Report-U3DC-2024.pdf

Peoria community leaders call for more support for early childhood programs 03/08/2024

Illinois members of ReadyNation, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, and Mission: Readiness shared the life-changing impact of high-quality early education for Illinois kids at a press conference last week. Read more about the event and Council for a Strong America’s new IL report in a new article from WMBD Radio:

Peoria community leaders call for more support for early childhood programs PEORIA, Ill. - A coalition with leaders in business, law enforcement, and the military in the Peoria area are ...

03/05/2024

Parents need early care and education (ECE) so they can go to work, remain productive, and build successful careers to support their families. Children depend on nurturing, stimulating environments, at home and in ECE, during the critical early years of brain development. Research demonstrates the benefits of high-quality ECE for Georgia children’s academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Read Council for a Strong America's new research brief to learn more: https://www.strongnation.org/articles/2310-georgia-s-working-families-need-early-care-and-education

ReadyNation Washington Members Gather to Discuss 2024 Legislative Priorities 03/04/2024

ReadyNation Washington members gathered for an annual luncheon in Olympia hosted by Executive Director of the Thurston County Economic Development Council Michael Cade and ReadyNation and Mission: Readiness Washington Project Director Kristin Wiggins to discuss what’s happening at the Legislature related to child care and early learning policy and budget proposals. Read the blog to learn more about the event:

ReadyNation Washington Members Gather to Discuss 2024 Legislative Priorities ReadyNation member Michael Cade and Washington State Director Kristin Wiggins co-hosted an informative and productive conversation with business leaders in Thurston County

03/01/2024

Last week, ReadyNation Mississippi Member Neil Henry, Regional President at Citizens National Bank, spoke at the 4th annual Louisiana Policy Institute for Children’s Business Breakfast Briefing for

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