Business Leaders

  • Did you know?

    The return on investment in early childhood is at least 7-10%?

  • Did you know?

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis researchers have concluded that early education yields a return that far exceeds the return on most public projects that are considered to be economic development?

Are you looking for ways to increase productivity and reduce employee turnover?

Do you want to have a work force that is loyal to your company and demonstrates a low rate of absenteeism?

Would you like to see a return of 7-10% on your investments?

We would like to help you with all of those things. Please reach out to us to join in the conversation about how investing in Early Childhood is good, sound economic development for communities and businesses. We do not ask you to take our word for it. We would love to share research conducted by such noted economists as Nobel laureate James Heckman, and Rob Grunewald of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Each spring we have an Early Childhood Summit in Mt Pleasant which includes a portion dedicated solely to the business community. It is our hope that this will lead not only to increased awareness among business professionals of the importance of early childhood and how it impacts their businesses today and 20 years from now, but also to engage in an ongoing conversation and support system around the topic. Please allow us to be a resource to you.

When Work Works Awards

Ryan LLC in Cedar Rapids and Hillcrest Family Services in Dubuque were the two Iowa recipients of the When Work Works Awards for effective and flexible workplace practices.

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