We believe all children have access to high quality early childhood care and education which lead to a more available workforce today and smarter workforce tomorrow. What started as 2,100 ideas to address the 2014 Lincoln Vital Signs findings, turned into a focused community agenda to lift Lincoln higher. That agenda, named Prosper Lincoln, was organized around these areas: Early Childhood, Innovative Workforce, Affordable Housing, Strong Neighborhoods and Civic Investments. People from all sectors of our city have stepped up to make Lincoln even better. Much has been accomplished. The next phase continues and deepens our focus on prosperity for all Lincolnites.
How can my business support working parents?
Employer-supported child care refers to a variety of solutions, including on-site and off-site centers; emergency/backup care; subsidies and vouchers; and resource and referral, all offered to assist employees and their child care needs. Employers win by keeping key employees, improving productivity and morale, and reducing missed hours. Employees benefit from reduced stress, increased job satisfaction, and peace of mind from knowing they have dependable care. (Work and Family Researchers Network) Read more about specific business models to support child care here.
To learn low-cost or no-cost ways to support child care in your community, read this document created by First Five Nebraska.