Employers for Childcare

The Employers for Childcare Task Force (E4C) is a non-partisan, diverse group of business leaders who are working together to develop and advocate for public policy reforms to expand working families’ access to affordable, high-quality childcare in Texas. E4C was launched by the Texas Restaurant Association, Early Matters Texas, Texas Association of Business, and Texas 2036. We are actively recruiting members.

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E4C Task Force Members

  • Abilene Chamber of Commerce
  • Aldaco's
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • The Biscuit Bar
  • Brennan's of Houston
  • Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Burton Insurance Agency
  • Cisneros Restaurants, Inc.
  • Clementine
  • Coterra Energy
  • Council for a Strong America
  • The County Line BBQ
  • Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Den-Tex Central, Inc. dba Denny's Franchise Restaurants
  • Early Matters
  • Economic Growth Business Incubator
  • Extraco Banks
  • Fertitta Entertainment
  • Flyrite Chicken
  • Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Freebirds World Burrito
  • George's Restaurants
  • Grace - Fort Worth
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
  • HattenLuke Hospitality Group
  • Holt Group
  • Imperative Information Group
  • Kerbey Lane Cafe
  • Lee County EMS
  • Longview Chamber of Commerce
  • Mac's on Main and Mac's Bar & Grill
  • New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
  • NFIB Texas
  • Odessa Chamber of Commerce
  • Opportunity Austin
  • The Original Pancake House DFW
  • The Pelican House Restaurant
  • Permian Strategic Partnership
  • Philanthropy Advocates
  • Pinthouse Pizza
  • PNC Bank
  • Raising Up Rural
  • San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sandy Dochen
  • Sugar Beet Kitchen
  • Texas 2036
  • Texas Association of Business
  • Texas Association of Staffing
  • Texas Business Leadership Council
  • Texas Hospital Association
  • Texas Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Texas Mutual Insurance Company
  • Texas Restaurant Association
  • Texas Retailers Association
  • Texas Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Texas Travel Alliance
  • Thirty 5ive Tavern & Grill, Manhattan Heights Tavern & Grill, Border City Ale House, and Hudson's Grill
  • Three Brothers Bakery
  • Tom Hedrick
  • Traveler's Table
  • Zero Degree Creations

Why should employers lead on childcare?

Our work and timeline:

  • Fall 2023 – Summer 2024: Recruit business leaders to join the task force, identify collaborators in the childcare space, and gather feedback and best practices through a series of interactive learning sessions.
  • Summer – Fall 2024: Develop a strategic policy agenda.
  • Fall – Winter 2024: Promote the agenda, secure legislative champions, and prepare for Texas’ 89th Regular Legislative Session.
  • Spring – Summer 2025: Guide our agenda through the legislative session.

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Questions? Please reach out to Kelsey Erickson Streufert, TRA’s Chief Public Affairs Officer, at [email protected].