Investing in Alaska's Workforce - Summit Resources
The Summit is a day-long conversation about how the early care & learning industry plays a crucial role in Alaska’s economy. Businesses and organizations rely on child care to meet the needs of their employees each day in order to maintain a quality workforce. And, having a strong workforce is critical to having a strong economy.
Plus, early care & learning investments are a major component of overall education reform and as economist will tell you, yield a high rate of return. Having a high-quality early care & learning program instills a strong foundation of cognitive and social skills in children, making them more likely to graduate high school, refrain from criminal activities, attend college, contribute to the workforce, and achieve higher earnings.
You can take steps right now to support quality early care & learning by signing up for advocacy alerts from thread's online Action Center.