Why?

Families increasingly need two incomes to economically thrive, but it is often more cost effective to leave the workforce than pay for child care. Help them stay by offering one of the following:

flexibility, remote work, or accessible child care.

How can you help?


Did you know?

  • 84,000 Utah women have started their own small businesses because larger companies were not meeting their needs.

  • 44% of Utah mothers surveyed said they would utilize child care to work more.

  • Lost productivity due to child care breakdowns: $4.4 billion per year for businesses, $8.3 billion in lost wages for employees.

  • With access to child care, employee attrition decreases by 60% while productivity and morale both increase.

  • Child care is an employee benefit and valuable recruitment tool.

  • You can calculate how much employee turnover costs your business.

  • Very few Utah businesses offer child care services for their employees.

“You can show that if you invest $500,000 a year to subsidize child care, but you retain some talented people when they start their families and don’t have to hire and train new employees, it’s very easy to show that you’ve more than paid for that $500,000. A lot of times, that’s when leaders will say, ‘Aha. Got it. Let’s move forward and do this.’”
— MARK SCHMITZ, FORMERLY OF KINDERCARE AND NOW A CONSULTANT WHO HELPS COMPANIES SEE THE BUSINESS VALUE IN INVESTING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.