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The Child Care Economic Impact Report

A Tool for Economic Development

By Jennifer Wohl

While child care is generally recognized as a potential benefit to children and an important work support for low-income parents, its economic importance in local communities is often overlooked. A child care economic impact report can quantify the industry's economic impact and make clear to business, financial, and government leaders child care's role in economic development. Such a tool can give legal aid and other advocates persuasive authority in convincing officials to invest in and support child care.

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