How employers can help

How employers can help:

Educate yourself and your management team on the importance of birth-5 for all parents and children. Click here for more information.
Survey your employees to find out what types of programs/services they may be interested in learning more about for their children and grandchildren.
Have your employees watch Dr. Floyd Creech's video providing in-depth information on our Start SMART initiative.
Link to StartSmartFlo.org on your company website and encourage your employees to visit the site often to check on their child’s progress.
Share information with your employees about quality daycare selection. Here’s a Child Care Checklist that parents should reference when evaluating a day care center.
Encourage employees to check the rating of their current day care to ensure that their children are in an environment that fosters development.

Find out which child care centers your employees use and consider forming a partnership with the center if the majority of your employees have children there!

Display brochures from various local resources – contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain these materials.
Encourage pregnant mothers and new parents to sign up for Text4baby – a free text message service that promotes the health of both mother and child by sending parents informative messages about pregnancy and early childhood topics such as prenatal care, labor signs, nutrition, and safe sleep. Text messages are available in English and Spanish.
Provide a lunch-and-learn session for your office. You provide lunch for your employees and we’ll provide them with useful information and resources to help them make wise decisions about their child’s development. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a lunch-and-learn session.