The Insight Center's Early Care and Education (ECE) program plays a leadership role in creating systems that provide every child with access to high-quality, affordable, early care and education. Such a system lays the groundwork for our country’s economic future by:

  • Preparing future generations for school and workplace success
  • Supporting working families so they can become economically secure
  • Helping employees become more productive and businesses more competitive.

The ECE industry is an economic driver, generating billions of dollars in gross receipts and supporting millions of jobs. Despite its economic power, many decision makers view ECE as a social service expenditure rather than a wise investment in the future of our country—one that research shows provides a rate of return far exceeding most other forms of economic development.

Key Projects and Initiatives

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Customized Services

  • Design and conduct economic and demographic research
  • Analyze ECE industry size, supply, and demand
  • Form collaborations that develop consensus solutions
  • Produce reports and targeted communication tool
  • Train stakeholders to integrate ECE with economic development
  • Create industry-specific workforce development models
  • Provide strategic planning for foundations

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