For Business Leaders
"As a business leader, in this time of economic and budget stress, your voice is key to protecting and strengthening early childhood investment.”
- Partnership for America’s Economic Success
What does early childhood
have to do with Peninsula businesses?
Quality early childhood opportunities provide a positive impact to our workforce today and in the future. As public support for early childhood education grows, so do opportunities for businesses and organizations to influence its direction. For these groups, the case for early childhood education does not start in legislative chambers, or homes, or even classrooms…
It starts in your worksite.
Can your employees adjust their work schedule to accommodate child care schedules? Afford child care at all? Support their children to be high school graduates? Responsible citizens in your community? Reliable workers at your firm?
These are just a few issues facing families and businesses today. On a broader level, business leaders are being challenged to take a greater role in public-private partnerships, as influencers of public policy, and as financers of improved early childhood education.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce included a call for increased investments in early education during its 2009 State of American Business address. And local business leaders are getting on board.
“The continual enhancement of skills over time is essential to sustained growth in economic well-being, and research indicates that childhood development is critical to the life-long development of skills.”
- Jeffrey Lacker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
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