Bay Area Early Childhood Funders


Engaging Business to Champion Early Care and Education


The Early Childhood Funders formed a partnership with the Bay Area Council to engage business to support early childhood education. Business leaders are aware that a well-educated high-performing workforce is critical to competing in a global economy. Research shows that investments in high-quality educational experiences significantly improve not only school achievement but also a range of social and emotional outcomes throughout life. Economists have shown that public investments in high-quality early care and education generate a higher rate of return than almost any other public investment.

The Early Childhood Funders worked with the Bay Area Council to produce the report, Key to Economic Success in the 21st Century: Investment in Early Childhood Program, which summarizes much of the research available on the value of early care and education.


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