- The development of character traits needed by 21st century citizens;
- Greater overall health throughout life
- Success in higher education and/or job training programs
- Greater economic contributions in terms of taxes, spending, and business development
Early childhood itself is a major industry in our country, employing 3+ million people who then spend money and pay taxes, while early childhood businesses purchase goods and services in local communities. The ripple effect then supports manufacturing, transportation, and other industries across the nation.