EPIC’s business leaders advocate for quality investments in early childhood development for Colorado children from birth to age eight. Our CEO Roundtable sets priorities based on policy recommendations from the Managing Board, then uses their vast network of resources to ensure effective policy implementation. They take their business savvy and apply it to investing in early childhood, which offer the best rates of economic and social returns.
Nobel Prize‐winning economist James Heckman’s return on investment analysis shows the older the individual, the lower the rate of return. The opportunity cost is greatest with the youngest in our society. It makes good business sense: invest wisely on the front-end, to generate a good product on the back-end.
Colorado business leaders, in partnership with nonprofit organizations and foundations, have a unique opportunity to band together to develop and implement a strategy to prepare tomorrow's workforce. The sooner children start on the right path, the greater the return to them and to society. The benefits build, on on top of the other.