Child Care and the White House Summit on Working Families
Posted Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Shelly Nye
Message forwarded from the Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Care:
This week the White House held a Summit on Working Families for a national conversation about how we can create workplace policies that give modern American families the best chance to succeed at work and home. The summit focused on Fighting for Working Families: Strengthening Our Economy.
The summit convened business leaders, economists, labor leaders, policymakers, legislators, advocates, members of the media, and citizens for a discussion on issues facing the entire spectrum of working families—from low-wage workers to corporate executives and from young parents to baby boomers caring for their aging parents. The important efforts the President announced reflect our belief that we all have a role to play in changing our country’s workplace policies. In addition, the White House Council of Economic Advisers released a new report: Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility.
The Administration for Children and Families worked with the White House and U.S. Department of Education to produce Supporting Working Families with Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education, a report on how child care and other early learning programs help our Nation’s families. The summit included important information on increasing access to affordable child care, with three highlighted areas:
• Promoting Access to Child Care for Workers in Job Training Programs
• Expanding Access to High-Quality Child Care
• Supporting High-Quality Early Education for All Children.
For more information about the White House Summit and the issues discussed, see the Working Families website or White House Fact Sheet.