What investment returns up to $17 for every dollar spent, is proven to help children graduate from high school and college, and has business supporters? Early childhood education! By providing our children with rich and diverse learning opportunities, they develop skills and learning abilities to become productive and thriving members of your community - the workforce. How can you do your part? To learn more, contact Debbie Yare at dyare@howardcountymd.gov or call 410-313-1943.




Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything

Nearly 5 million children under the age of 5 live in poverty in the U.S. and the majority don’t have access to high-quality early childhood programs that could dramatically improve their future. The first five years of a child’s life are critical for setting the foundations for lifelong health, learning and success. Together, we can change the course for our youngest learners.  Watch the video from The Ounce to learn more.