The problem is simple: If working mothers don’t have safe, reliable, and quality child care, they cannot stay in nor return to the workforce.
More than 2 million women left the workforce in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The movement is called the “she-cession.”
The solution may not be as simple, but a new nonprofit program is working to fix it. The work of an advisory council became part of the Hampton Roads Chamber Foundation, launching as Hampton Roads Shared Services Alliance, which aims to help stabilize and expand child care opportunities in the region.
The organization helps child care businesses create a sustainable business model and streamline operations with tiered services such as running payroll, billing tuition, posting job announcements, sorting resumes and screening calls, setting up interviews, running background checks, and generating financial reports and analytics.