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Learn more about how your business can impact the lives of children
. This toolkit is easy to use and interactive, providing businesses with a hands-on approach to analyze current policies and practices.  It also generates action items and ideas about how to improve the business approach in order to impact families at their workplace. Visit www.epicemployertoolkit.com to learn more and contact us to find out how we can help. A family-friendly workplace is good for business, and good for Colorado.

Developing youth who are ready for post-secondary success begins early.  In fact, research shows that 80 percent of brain development happens before age five.  During this time of rapid brain growth, the environment of a child has a great influence on the development of cognitive and emotional skills.  Addressing child care, health, and parenting now means a payoff later with a future workforce that is ready and motivated to succeed.

There are four key ways for businesses to support early childhood development:

1. Increasing access to quality child care

2. Supporting affordable child care

3. Developing child-friendly policies and procedures

4. Optimizing tax benefits