Why Invest in Early Childhood?

High quality early childhood helps children and families build critical skills, habits, and brain structures - all of which contribute to healthy lifestyles, which in turn contribute to improved academics, social development, physical health and earning potential.

Research on investing along the human lifespan tells us that dollars invested in high quality early childhood programs (birth through age 5) offer the greatest returns.

When we are born, our brain is 25% developed, and yet 90% of the brain is developed before children enter the kindergarten door!

Leaders from all sectors of society - business, economic, development, education, criminal justice, social services - agree that a high quality early childhood system is critical for a thriving society.

the first five years

In the first five years of life, the brain develops the architecture upon which all later development and learning is founded.



Hear from past and present LCC families who have been directly affected our generous community and the LCC programming.

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This video was produced by High Impact Production and premiered at the November 20, 2015 SwingShift and the Stars event.