WHO:  Any employer, big or small and from any industry, can become a recognized early childhood advocate.

WHAT:  Recognizing that an investment in early childhood has a high return including lower incarceration rates, increased productivity and a healthy workforce, local area businesses can do their part by supporting, engaging and providing resources to early childhood systems throughout Douglas County. Business leaders assist in raising awareness about the importance and value of early childhood investment by linking business to families to the community. By supporting early childhood programs, employers are making a solid investment into the future workforce and see a return on investment from a more engaged workforce today and a more prepared workforce in the future. Early childhood programs are the most cost-effective way to ensure the healthy development of children and offer the greatest returns to society.