The CEOs of Business Roundtable, who collectively manage $7.4 trillion in annual revenues and employ more than 16 million people in the United States, support high quality early childhood education programs. Edward B. Rust, Jr., Chairman & CEO of State Farm Insurance Companies, supports investing in programs like Orange Children & Parents Together, saying “It’s a simple choice: Pay now or pay more later.” This CEO, along with many others, understands that children involved in programs like OCPT are more likely to graduate from high school, decrease crime on the street, earn higher wages, and bolster the economy. The Business Roundtable encourages policy makers to expand and strengthen educational programs for infants and toddlers ages 0 to 2. Orange Children & Parents Together provides this kind of comprehensive learning model through our Early Head Start and Head Start Home Based learning programs for infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3. Further reading of the Business Roundtable’s proposals for policy makers can be enjoyed here.