“The Economic Impacts ofChild Care and Early Education”was held December 9 and 10,2004 at the MassachusettsInstitute ofTechnology,Sloan School ofManagement in Cambridge,Massachusetts.It was sponsored by:
Legal Momentum’s Family Initiative
(http://www.familyinitiative.org)is a major campaign to educate,engage andmobilize women and their families for accessible and quality child care,preschool and afterschool for every family thatchooses them.Since 1970,Legal Momentum has advanced the rights and opportunities ofwomen and girls by using thepower ofthe law and creating innovative public policies.
The MIT Workplace Center
(http://web.mit.edu/workplacecenter/),an Alfred P.Sloan Foundation Center,has as itsmission to build—in theory and practice—a mutually supportive relationship between the effective performance of firms and the wellbeing ofemployees,their families and communities.It collaborates with employers,unions,profes-sional associations,and other stakeholdersto design new models ofwork organization that will improve the quality of work and family life.The conference was co-sponsored by:
The National Economic Development and Law Center
is a national leader in the economicanalyses ofthe child care and early education industry.NEDLC works with states and localities across the nation toproduce reports and recommendations on the economic impact ofthe child care and early education industry.
The Early Care and Education Collaborative
is a multi-year project ofeight state-based child advocacy organizationsworking on child care and education issues,coordinated by the Communications Consortium Media Center.
The Center for Policy Alternatives
is the nation’s leading nonpartisan progressive public policy organization servingstate legislators and it strengthens the capacity ofstate legislators to lead and achieve progressive change.