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Child Care Industry Economic Impact:  

The Committee for Economic Development released a report in 2019 about the impact of the child care industry on local economies.  The CED Child Care and State Economies: 2019 Update report shows that the child care industry is important for children, parents, employers, and communities. For Virginia specific information based on the report, 


In 2022, CED released a report, the Economic Impact of Paid Child Care. Part 2 of this report reviews the labor force participation of women (women with and without children), mothers with children from birth to age 14, with school-age children, and with children under age 5 -- both married and single families.


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