High-Quality Early Care and Education

Engage employers in creating policies and strategies that support access


Lead Orgs:

  • Minus 9 to 5 


  • Provide education, tool kit and relevant information on childcare and family friendly practices that support employees needs in meeting needs of their young children’s care and education


  • In collaboration with Early Learning and Development Work Group, Hampton Roads Workforce Council Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Employers:

    • Create and disseminate a tool kit with examples of policies and best practices for businesses supporting families access to early care and education

67% of children in VA have all parents in the workforce


$14,063 average annual cost of childcare for an infant in VA


VA ranks 10th in nation for most expensive childcare

    • Compile and disseminate information and resources on accessing high quality childcare and childcare subsidy to local employers
    • Create and host three educational training sessions for businesses on creating and implementing policies and strategies for family friendly practices and accessing early care and education.


  • Track and report number of businesses that have received tool kit, childcare information, or participated in an educational training.