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Working parents have long struggled to access the affordable, quality, childcare that enables them to participate in the workforce, but COVID-19 has made things even worse. The resulting impact on our workforce and organizations of every size and sector is more acute than ever and, for employers of front-line workers, it’s affecting their bottom line.

In the months since the pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has received hundreds of queries from businesses regarding strategies to support working parents in essential roles.

But understanding an employer’s options and navigating the childcare landscape can be complex and overwhelming.

This executive briefing is intended to help senior leadership learn their options for supporting front-line working parents with their childcare needs. It is also intended to help leaders understand what to expect when embarking on this journey and how to take action.