The Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission (ELIC) has recognized Benco Dental as one of four businesses whose private investments encourage quality care and early learning, as well as innovative and excellent supports for working families. At the 2021 Early Learning Economic Summit held virtually on June 2, former Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker introduced the four honorees and outlined initiatives and programs to unveil the Commission’s “Investments in Caring PA” initiative.
Investments in Caring PA Award winners include:
- Excellence in Caring: Benco Dental, Pittston, PA: The Excellence in Caring award winner shows a sustained commitment to supporting and expanding access to high-quality early learning and leading the way to implement policies and programs that support their employees as caregivers.
- Innovation in Caring: CAI – Computer Aid, Inc., Allentown, PA: The Innovation in Caring award recognizes a company that has been truly creative in expanding access to high-quality early learning and childcare, whether within the company or within the community. Though creativity, leadership, skills, culture change, and entrepreneurship, this company goes beyond the traditional methods to champion caregivers and children.
- Small Business in Caring: NPC, Inc., Claysburg, PA : The Small Business in Caring Award is given to a small business that has been a demonstrated leader in these areas and has a proven commitment to its current and future workforce.
- Response in Caring: Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, PA: The Response in Caring Award honors a business that took extraordinary measures to support their working families and community through COVID-19 mitigation mandates that affected childcare and school-age care.