The lack of a good, affordable child care system is crushing families, workers, and small businesses. This doesn’t just hurt small business owners and our employees -- it also contributes to inequality when it comes to race, gender, and wealth. Access to stable, quality, affordable child care improves employee morale, reduces absenteeism, and increases business productivity. It creates a more stable workforce, reducing recruiting, training and turnover costs. Political leaders who care about small businesses, our employees, and our communities will support public solutions for affordable, quality child care for all.
That’s why here in Oregon we’re working hard to increase public investment in child care to ensure equitable access to affordable, stable, and quality child care for all Oregonians.