1 – A lack of early childhood care for families in San Miguel County
2 – Attracting and retaining a qualified workforce
The economic growth and stability of a community depends on families having high quality child care options, allowing families to balance work and home life in a sustainable and affordable way.
A BIG RETURN
Investing in the early years yields a high Return On Investment. For every $1 invested in early childhood education, there is a return of up to $13 to the community and society at large.
A property mill levy of 0.75% was passed in 2017. This tax generates approximately $612,000 annually to provide funding to improve early childhood care and education in San Miguel County through the initiative known as Strong Start.