First 5 Orange County’s latest child care report featured in Orange County Register, Univision

The second phase of First 5 Orange County’s Child Care Landscape Analysis report was featured in an article in The Orange County Register detailing the findings.

The story quoted First 5 Orange County President/CEO Kim Goll in highlighting that child care challenges contribute a significant toll on Orange County companies and the overall economy, with billions of dollars lost in productivity, wages and tax revenue.

An excerpt from the story:

Already, recognition of the crucial role that child care plays in creating a stable workforce is generating the kind of response that First 5 hopes will translate into public and private efforts to fill the gaps.

“Lack of adequate child care is taking working parents out of the workforce talent pool, and many employers recognize the importance of addressing this challenge,” the report says.

Read the Orange County Register story below or click here.

Can’t find child care? The problem sucks $4.3 billion out of Orange County’s economy

The child care findings were also featured in a TV news report on Univision 34 Los Angeles.

The news report, in Spanish, contained an interview with Tiffany Alva, First 5 Orange County’s Director of Partnerships and Government Affairs, as well as a parent and a child care provider.

Watch the TV clip by clicking here.