Businesses, policymakers key to attacking costly child care crisis

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Quad Cities leaders share ideas, listen to experts and brainstorm at a Sept. 7 forum on child care and its impact on business and communities. CREDIT KENDA BURROWS

Parents and children are hardest hit by the lack of affordable, available, quality child care.   But businesses also pay a steep price for the worsening – and often hidden – national crisis. In 2019 alone, the child care deficit cost Illinois and Iowa employers nearly $3 billion in lost productivity, revenue, and earnings, stakeholders learned […]

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