Investing in employees and in the community builds trust and supports economic development. Employers can attract and retain a workforce that is more present, prepared and productive when they have family-friendly workplace policies. Family-friendly employers allow parents and caregivers the flexibility to tend to their children’s physical and mental health needs and maintain strong familial relationships (e.g., by being present at a child’s activities). At the same time, investing in programs that help young children build a solid mental health foundation will help ensure a skilled and capable workforce in the future.