We think our children are worth investing in. Do you?
Did you know that in Erie County, over 100,000 children have parents that go to work or school every day? Hardworking moms and dads all over our county rely on quality, affordable, and accessible child care to be able to go to work and serve our community. Without child care and after-school programs, this wouldn’t be possible.
These same parents that go to work every day play a big part in making WNY’s economy strong. Did you know that for every $1 invested in early learning initiatives, roughly $8.60 is provided to society as a benefit?
Children who enter school with higher reading levels from early child care programs are less likely to enter the criminal justice system later on in life, saving taxpayers valuable money.
Intervention in early childhood education can reduce the risk for remedial education, reducing the risk of special education placements and remedial education. This lowers public school costs for all taxpayers.
It has also been shown that employees who have access to high-quality care are better, more reliable workers during the day. This, in turn, reduces turnover and increases company value.