ReadyNation

ReadyNation A business partnership for early childhood and economic success. Council for a Strong America is a national, bipartisan nonprofit that unites five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote solutions that ensure our next generation of Americans will be citizen-ready.

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A 2019 ReadyNation report found that the infant-toddler #ChildCareCrisis costs the U.S. economy $57 billion a year. Sinc...
12/23/2021

A 2019 ReadyNation report found that the infant-toddler #ChildCareCrisis costs the U.S. economy $57 billion a year. Since then, that report has led to 575+ hits in media outlets across the country. Public investments for #childcare are critical to our country’s economic success. For Connecticut alone, we estimate that the infant-and-toddler child care crisis costs $765 million per year.

Check out our interactive map to see how much your state is missing out on in lost revenue, productivity, and earnings: https://bit.ly/3rNC1IR and follow ReadyNation to keep up with our ongoing #childcare campaign.

A 2019 ReadyNation report found that the infant-toddler #ChildCareCrisis costs the U.S. economy $57 billion a year. Since then, that report has led to 575+ hits in media outlets across the country. Public investments for #childcare are critical to our country’s economic success. For Connecticut alone, we estimate that the infant-and-toddler child care crisis costs $765 million per year.

Check out our interactive map to see how much your state is missing out on in lost revenue, productivity, and earnings: https://bit.ly/3rNC1IR and follow ReadyNation to keep up with our ongoing #childcare campaign.

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12/20/2021

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12/17/2021

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Don’t forget to read our new letter to lawmakers explaining why child care is vital to employers and families. The Ready...
12/17/2021
Letter to U.S. Senate: Build Back Better Early Childhood Provisions

Don’t forget to read our new letter to lawmakers explaining why child care is vital to employers and families. The ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood Co-Chairs sent the below letter on the importance of including significant early childhood investments in any final version of the Build Back Better Act to key senators. Read more: https://bit.ly/33CD58F

Co-chairs of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood sent a letter to key senators in support of the historic provisions for the early childhood sector included in BBB

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12/16/2021

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A 2019 ReadyNation report found that the infant-toddler #ChildCareCrisis costs the U.S. economy $57 billion a year. Sinc...
12/15/2021

A 2019 ReadyNation report found that the infant-toddler #ChildCareCrisis costs the U.S. economy $57 billion a year. Since then, that report has led to 575+ hits in media outlets across the country. The public investments for #childcare included in #BuildBackBetter are critical to our country’s economic success. For Mississippi alone, we estimate that the infant-and-toddler child care crisis costs $308 million per year.

Check out our interactive map to see how much your state is missing out on in lost revenue, productivity, and earnings: https://bit.ly/3rNC1IR and follow ReadyNation to keep up with our ongoing #childcare campaign.

A 2019 ReadyNation report found that the infant-toddler #ChildCareCrisis costs the U.S. economy $57 billion a year. Since then, that report has led to 575+ hits in media outlets across the country. The public investments for #childcare included in #BuildBackBetter are critical to our country’s economic success. For Mississippi alone, we estimate that the infant-and-toddler child care crisis costs $308 million per year.

Check out our interactive map to see how much your state is missing out on in lost revenue, productivity, and earnings: https://bit.ly/3rNC1IR and follow ReadyNation to keep up with our ongoing #childcare campaign.

12/13/2021
ReadyNation California: Women in the Workforce

We invite you to join ReadyNation California on December 13, 2021 at 11 am PST for our latest report release, "Women in the Workforce: The Key to California’s Economic Recovery''. The release features California Assemblymembers Buffy Wicks and Sharon Quirk-Silva, with Arielle Julie, Senior Recruiter for Pinterest, and members of ReadyNation discussing the importance of collaboration between business leaders and policymakers to address the child care crisis and support women's participation in the California workforce.

Panelists Include:
- California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks
- California Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva
- Arielle Julie, Lead Technical Recruiter at Pinterest
- Giselle Hale,Chief Operating Officer - Political Data, Inc.
- Kevin Carnes, President - Lakeshore Learning Materials
- Sue Gaon, Vice President - Lakeshore Learning Materials

Join us for our latest report release: Women in the Workforce: The Key to California’s Economic Recovery on 12/13/21 at ...
12/10/2021

Join us for our latest report release: Women in the Workforce: The Key to California’s Economic Recovery on 12/13/21 at 11AM PST! 📅

Featuring Assemblymembers Buffy Wicks, Sharon Quirk-Silva, with with Arielle J., Senior Recruiter - Pinterest, Giselle Hale, Chief Operating Officer - Political Data, Inc., Kevin Carnes, President - Lakeshore Learning Materials, and Sue Gaon, Vice President - Lakeshore Learning Materials on how business & policymakers can collaborate to address the #ChildCare crisis ⬇️ #ReadyNation #BusinessLeaders #CorporateResponsibility #ECE #Advocacy

Join us for our latest report release: Women in the Workforce: The Key to California’s Economic Recovery on 12/13/21 at 11AM PST! 📅

Featuring Assemblymembers Buffy Wicks, Sharon Quirk-Silva, with with Arielle J., Senior Recruiter - Pinterest, Giselle Hale, Chief Operating Officer - Political Data, Inc., Kevin Carnes, President - Lakeshore Learning Materials, and Sue Gaon, Vice President - Lakeshore Learning Materials on how business & policymakers can collaborate to address the #ChildCare crisis ⬇️ #ReadyNation #BusinessLeaders #CorporateResponsibility #ECE #Advocacy

Join ReadyNation California next Monday for the release of the new report, “Women in the Workforce: The Key to Californi...
12/09/2021

Join ReadyNation California next Monday for the release of the new report, “Women in the Workforce: The Key to California's Economic Recovery,” followed by a panel discussion with CA business leaders. Register here: https://bit.ly/3DBye3A

Join ReadyNation California next Monday for the release of the new report, “Women in the Workforce: The Key to California's Economic Recovery,” followed by a panel discussion with CA business leaders. Register here: https://bit.ly/3DBye3A

Mark your calendar for our latest report release! 📆➡️ "Women in the Workforce: The Key to California's Economic Recovery...
12/03/2021

Mark your calendar for our latest report release! 📆➡️ "Women in the Workforce: The Key to California's Economic Recovery" on December 13 2021 at 11AM PST.

Featuring ReadyNation members on how #BusinessLeaders & #Policymakers can collaborate to address the #ChildCare crisis.

RSVP HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5g5F870xSAS1sBh9_2Fvyw

Mark your calendar for our latest report release! 📆➡️ "Women in the Workforce: The Key to California's Economic Recovery" on December 13 2021 at 11AM PST.

Featuring ReadyNation members on how #BusinessLeaders & #Policymakers can collaborate to address the #ChildCare crisis.

RSVP HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5g5F870xSAS1sBh9_2Fvyw

Jack Brennan, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor of Vanguard and a Co-Chair of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early...
12/01/2021
A Business Leader Champion for Our Nation’s Children

Jack Brennan, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor of Vanguard and a Co-Chair of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood, explains why employers look to early childhood education and care to build a skilled workforce. Read his #StrongKidsStrongNation story on our website: https://bit.ly/3Eetgeo

Jack Brennan has been a business leader champion on early childhood issues

This Giving Tuesday, check out Council for a Strong America’s #StrongKidsStrongNation campaign to hear from law enforcem...
11/30/2021

This Giving Tuesday, check out Council for a Strong America’s #StrongKidsStrongNation campaign to hear from law enforcement, military, and business leaders on the importance of investing in children. We will be sharing new stories from our members every week of December. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3d2pdpF

This Giving Tuesday, check out Council for a Strong America’s #StrongKidsStrongNation campaign to hear from law enforcement, military, and business leaders on the importance of investing in children. We will be sharing new stories from our members every week of December. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3d2pdpF

📣 Our NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER is out! We're sending a thank you note to our ReadyNation CAmembers for their tireless advocac...
11/29/2021

📣 Our NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER is out!

We're sending a thank you note to our ReadyNation CA
members for their tireless advocacy + Mark your calendars for our latest women in the workforce report! ⬇️

http://go.pardot.com/webmail/856333/197460025/bd1983662002082538ebf43dc906ad05fe5c9ff940dc488cd22709c6b9bb40d4

📣 Our NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER is out!

We're sending a thank you note to our ReadyNation CA
members for their tireless advocacy + Mark your calendars for our latest women in the workforce report! ⬇️

http://go.pardot.com/webmail/856333/197460025/bd1983662002082538ebf43dc906ad05fe5c9ff940dc488cd22709c6b9bb40d4

11/29/2021

Our work would not be possible without ReadyNation members! 🎤✨

Member voices make a difference - as OC Business Council’s Jesse Ben-Ron shares in this brief message on the importance of the #BusinessLeader voice in education #advocacy #AdvocacyMatters

11/29/2021

Our work would not be possible without ReadyNation members! 🎤✨

Member voices make a difference - as OC Business Council’s Jesse Ben-Ron shares in this brief message on the importance of the #BusinessLeader voice in education #advocacy #advocacymatters

Home-based child care is a key component of the early childhood care and education ecosystem and needs further investmen...
11/19/2021

Home-based child care is a key component of the early childhood care and education ecosystem and needs further investment to best serve our communities. Read our new Pennsylvania report highlighting the importance of home-based child care to kids, parents, and businesses in the Keystone State. https://bit.ly/3nvZ7kG

Home-based child care is a key component of the early childhood care and education ecosystem and needs further investment to best serve our communities. Read our new Pennsylvania report highlighting the importance of home-based child care to kids, parents, and businesses in the Keystone State. https://bit.ly/3nvZ7kG

Yesterday, business leaders met with a North Carolina child care provider to discuss how quality care aids the workforce...
11/17/2021
North Carolina Leaders Call for Greater Child Care Support

Yesterday, business leaders met with a North Carolina child care provider to discuss how quality care aids the workforce and what more can be done to support the care sector.

Read more about the event: https://bit.ly/3qNyhqu

ReadyNation members met with a North Carolina child care provider to discuss solutions to solve the child care crisis

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11/16/2021

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Our new blog in Mississippi recaps the 2nd annual meeting of the ReadyNation Early Childhood Investment Council and how ...
11/11/2021
Social-Emotional Research Takes Center-Stage

Our new blog in Mississippi recaps the 2nd annual meeting of the ReadyNation Early Childhood Investment Council and how business leaders are thinking about early childhood and what it means for our workforce: https://bit.ly/3kO7cjd

The Mississippi ECIC met virtually to discuss how to best support kids in the state

Register for our child care webinar in North Carolina to hear from business executives on how quality care impacts emplo...
11/10/2021

Register for our child care webinar in North Carolina to hear from business executives on how quality care impacts employees and the workforce as a whole: https://bit.ly/3CBI31X

Register for our child care webinar in North Carolina to hear from business executives on how quality care impacts employees and the workforce as a whole: https://bit.ly/3CBI31X

November is Native American Heritage Month 🥳 We honor & celebrate our Native American community while also acknowledging...
11/09/2021

November is Native American Heritage Month 🥳 We honor & celebrate our Native American community while also acknowledging the need to improve education access & opportunity for all our #AmericanIndian & #AlaskaNative students 🌱#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

November is Native American Heritage Month 🥳 We honor & celebrate our Native American community while also acknowledging the need to improve education access & opportunity for all our #AmericanIndian & #AlaskaNative students 🌱#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

A new opinion piece by ReadyNation member and Partner Emeritus and former CEO of Bridge Investment Group Christian Young...
11/09/2021
Guest op-ed: The impact of child care on the economy

A new opinion piece by ReadyNation member and Partner Emeritus and former CEO of Bridge Investment Group Christian Young shares how a lack of quality child care can hinder Utah’s progress, via Standard-Examiner: https://bit.ly/3qlUaNf

As vaccination rates increase, businesses reopen and kids prepare to return to school, we still have a long way to go before the pandemic is in our rearview mirror. Our economy continues to be in a precarious position after the past 18 months of adversity. A critical piece to revitalizing our econom...

A new blog by OEM Fabricators Chairman and ReadyNation member Mark Tyler explains how increasing Child Care & Developmen...
11/03/2021
Caring for Wisconsin Kids

A new blog by OEM Fabricators Chairman and ReadyNation member Mark Tyler explains how increasing Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reimbursements can help solve the child care crisis and get parents back to work. Read the blog to learn more about child care solutions in Wisconsin: https://bit.ly/3jYURYH

How the infant-toddler child care crisis impacts families and businesses in Wisconsin

Today, we are spotlighting one of our business leader members based in San Diego, California for her recent achievements...
11/02/2021

Today, we are spotlighting one of our business leader members based in San Diego, California for her recent achievements. Alessandra Lezama is Founder and CEO of TOOTRiS, an on-demand child care platform that connects parents, employers, child care providers, and family support and subsidy services.

Congratulations on winning the 2021 Minority-Owned Business Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the “Moving San Diego Forward Award” by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and for being recognized as “Businesswomen of the Year” by the San Diego Business Journal. Alessandra most recently served as a panelist on the US Chamber Foundation Talent Forward Virtual Series, showcasing employer leadership and driving innovative, talent-focused solutions. Thank you for your efforts to improve access to high-quality child care, especially for infants and toddlers, and consequently helping build a stronger workforce and economy!

Today, we are spotlighting one of our business leader members based in San Diego, California for her recent achievements. Alessandra Lezama is Founder and CEO of TOOTRiS, an on-demand child care platform that connects parents, employers, child care providers, and family support and subsidy services.

Congratulations on winning the 2021 Minority-Owned Business Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the “Moving San Diego Forward Award” by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and for being recognized as “Businesswomen of the Year” by the San Diego Business Journal. Alessandra most recently served as a panelist on the US Chamber Foundation Talent Forward Virtual Series, showcasing employer leadership and driving innovative, talent-focused solutions. Thank you for your efforts to improve access to high-quality child care, especially for infants and toddlers, and consequently helping build a stronger workforce and economy!

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Despite the challenges we're already facing, the Early Learning Nation community remains hopeful for the coming year. Read more of these inspirational meditations & tell us: What are you hopeful for in 2022? https://bit.ly/ELNHope Featuring: Mind in the Making, Bezos Family Foundation, When You Wonder, You're Learning, Enlightened, Inc., U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., ReadyNation, College of Education & Human Development, Georgia State University, The Hunt Institute, Council for a Strong America, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, Center for Public Partnerships & Research, Zaentz Early Education Initiative, YMCA of the USA
We know that working moms have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This new report by ReadyNation underscores just how critical access to affordable, quality childcare is to getting women back to work.
Allegheny County child care providers, business leaders, and advocates joined representatives of state legislative offices and members of the community on December 7, 2021 to release a new report from the nonprofit ReadyNation on the importance of protecting and strengthening home-based child care. Learn more:
November is #NationalFamilyLiteracyMonth 📚🥳 We're celebrating by sharing #FamilyReadingTips: Tip 5 - READ BOOKS AGAIN & AGAIN! 📕📗📘 Reading the same book over and over can help your child focus on new words & story details ⬇️ ReadyNation Mission: Readiness Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California Fight Crime: Invest In Kids http://ow.ly/CkK350GVpZ4
Home-based child care is essential for working families and the economy. A recent report by Ready Nation, Council for a Strong America, found that despite being essential for an economic recovery, the number of family child care homes has fallen 32 percent in Pennsylvania in recent years and nearly half of the more than 1,000 child care programs that have permanently closed since the onset of the pandemic are home-based providers. #SolveChildCare #ChildCareIsEssential #FundChildCare ReadyNation Start Strong PA #BuildBackBetter
We were pleased to be part of a roundtable discussion this moring on the new ReadyNation report that details the importance of home-based child care to families and communities. The discussion included: PA State Rep. Lynda Culver Art Thomas, President, Meck-Tech, Inc. / Diversified Construction; Chair Early Learning Investment Committee of the Susquehanna River Region Kurt Schertle, COO, Weis Markets Denise Cressman, Family (home-based) Child Care Provider Laura Rice, parent Sara Lauver, Associate Director, PA Early Learning Investment Commission Steve Doster, ReadyNation Kimberly Eberly of PennAEYC
November is #NationalFamilyLiteracyMonth 📚🥳 We're celebrating by sharing #FamilyReadingTips: ReadyNation Fight Crime: Invest In Kids Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California
November is #NationalFamilyLiteracyMonth 📚🥳 We're celebrating by sharing #FamilyReadingTips: Tip 1 - ASK ENGAGING QUESTIONS 🧠 As you read with your child, pause every so often to ask a "wh-" questions: who, what, when, where, and why! ReadyNation #StrongNationCA #ReadyNationCA #FightCrimeCA #MissionReady http://ow.ly/NkQj50GKzQq
S. Mark Tyler, Chairman of OEM Fabricators and WECA supporter shares how the infant-toddler child care crisis impacts Wisconsin families and businesses in this latest blog post from ReadyNation. Read more here.
Yesterday, we announced the release of a new report from ReadyNation and United Way of Pennsylvania. The report found that solving the nation’s child care crisis holds the key to bringing women back into the workforce and repairing the pandemic’s damage to the economy. For our economy to stabilize and thrive, access to affordable, quality child care for working families remains a necessity. Here is how you can take action: Educate: Helping women return to work is key to economic recovery. The full ReadyNation report can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/3ASeVls. Please read and share. Advocate: Let elected officials know that quality early education and child care are important investments. Take action now: https://startstrongpa.org/sign-on-support-individuals. It will take less than 30 seconds and makes a big difference. ICYMI, Watch the recording of our virtual lunch & learn now!