According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, high-quality early childhood care and education prepares children for long-term educational success in elementary school, middle school and high school. Among Hoosier children younger than six years, 68.3% have all parents in the labor force and likely need some form of care. The Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee reports that only 16% of children likely in need of care are enrolled in a high-quality program.
Providing children with high-quality early learning increases readiness for school and the work world, and businesses benefit by having parents more fully present in their work. Investing in early learning can provide long-term benefits for children, families and communities, socially and financially.
Join us for this presentation and discussion to better understand:
- the short– and long-term benefits of early brain development;
- the connection between high-quality childcare and high-quality workforce; and
- how to involve business and community sectors in improving childcare options to broaden early learning opportunities for all families.