Washington County needs business leaders, elected officials, parents, and educators to work together to support quality early childhood learning programs to help ensure that our children are ready for kindergarten, have a strong foundation to be successful throughout school, and develop the skills necessary to flourish in the twenty-first century workforce.
Early Childhood Education: Did you know...
- 90% of all brain development happens before a child reaches age five?
- Quality early childhood education provides twenty-first century leadership skills?
- Quality early childhood education breaks the cycle of poverty?
- Investing in early childhood education yields the highest return on investment?
- 64% of children entering school in Washington County do not have the skills necessary to be fully ready to succeed in kindergarten?
We would like to invite you to attend "A Business Imperative: Starting Early to Educate Our Future Workforce." The conference will be held at Hagerstown Community College on Friday, September 30, from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
This session will focus on the impact quality early childhood learning has on our future workforce and will spur discussion about how business, government, and community leaders can have a positive voice in the future of early childhood education in our community.