Employers can attract and retain a workforce that is more present, prepared and productive when they have family-friendly workplace policies. Family-friendly employers allow parents and caregivers the flexibility to tend to their children’s physical and mental health needs and maintain strong familial relationships. At the same time, investing in programs that help young children build a solid mental health foundation will help ensure a skilled and capable workforce in the future.

The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation is a five-part documentary series illustrating how a strong start for all kids can lead to better individual outcomes and a healthier, safer, more prosperous and equitable America (PBS).

Our agency has the full series available for check-out on DVD. Please contact us at 970-377-3388 if you are interested in checking it out to view or to host a screening. The full series includes “The Raising of America”, “Once Upon a Time”, “Are We Crazy About Our Kids”, “Wounded Places”, and “DNA is Not Destiny”.

The difference between a good and marginal employee is often “soft skills”, such as communication and problem solving. Did you know that the foundation for these skills begins in early childhood?

Quality early care and education experiences help children grow into the workforce you want in the future. Your investment in early childhood leads directly to success.

Workforce Strategy and Major Economic Driver: Child Care in Larimer County

Talent 2.0 Child Care Task Force Report