Child care is much more than just caring for children. Child care is a family issue, a business issue, an employment issue, an education issue, and a community issue. Child care has an estimated ripple effect on Utah business of $820 million dollars.
Care About Childcare strives to work with all sectors of the community to provide resources and information to educate parents, child care providers, and the community about the importance of child care and the services available.
We all know employees are more productive when they know their children are safe during the day, after school, and during school vacations. Families with access to quality child care are more likely to maintain stable environments for their children, are less likely to move, are more likely to stay employed, and are more likely to volunteer for community causes. Children in quality after school programs are less likely to smoke, drink, use drugs, or engage in criminal activities and they are more likely to excel in school.