Winston-Salem Journal - Leslie Boney and Jeanne Milliken Bonds: Early investment in children is crucial

On a local level, there have been numerous community-driven coalitions and activities during the past 25 years. Maybe it was just because we had a soft spot in our hearts for our youngest North Carolinians. But at the recent Emerging Issues Focus Forum at N.C. State, business leaders, brain scientists, economists, and even corporate site selection experts agreed that there is also a rational economic reason to invest early: there appears to be a significant return on investment.

Read more about current early childhood efforts and investments in the Winston-Salem Journal guest column.