It’s not just working parents — or parents who would like to work — who suffer from the shortage of child care in Orange County.
Local businesses and public coffers are being squeezed too, every year missing out on a whopping $4.3 billion in lost productivity and wages, along with $372 million in tax revenues, according to the latest findings in a multi-part analysis of the child care landscape by First 5 Orange County, the area’s Children & Families Commission.
The study on child care’s impact to the local economy will be discussed on Wednesday, June 2, at a 9 a.m. virtual commission meeting. (Go to the Zoom meeting at bit.ly/3uyB0Ch. Webinar ID is: 894 4161 4894. Passcode: 135863.)