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Business and civic leaders recognize that public investments in early learning pay off economically and socially. And, that quality early learning opportunities are necessary in order to compete in an ever changing global economy.
TED Talk, Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool (September 2012)
Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education -- and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, even if you don't have kids that age (or kids at all). The economic benefits of well-educated kids, it turns out, go well beyond the altruistic.
Lunch with Professor James J. Heckman
Professor James Heckman, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Economics, spoke at a October 2012 luncheon with Kentucky's Governor's Office of Early Childhood about the importance of investing in early childhood development and education. Read more about that event, view the video of Professor Heckman's presentation or download his PowerPoint presentation.
It's Pretty Clear That Preschool Is Way More Valuable Than College
Business Insider (October 12, 2012) By Rob Wile - The extent of one's early childhood education is a pretty accurate predictor of later success in life.
Unfinished Business: Continued Investment in Child Care and Early Education is Critical to Business and America’s Future, a new report from the Committee of Economic Development (CED), a Washington D.C.-based, business-led national policy group. June 2012.
During the week of April 4th, the Committee for Economic Development, in conjunction with WBNY, America’s Edge, and United Way, held business leader forums in Albany, Long Island, and Rochester. Advocates in Westchester held a similar event. The events included a screening of the It’s Our Business video, as well as presentations from local, state and national speakers—all making the case for early childhood education as a sound economic investment.
Fed economist: Investing in poor kids pays off, an October 3, 2011 opinion piece in the
Portland Business Journal, by Wendy Culverwell.
a blog by Tim Bartik on early childhood programs and local economic development policies.
Invest Wisely, an article about business investments in early care from the Long Island Business News.
America's Edge for business investments in early learning, and Chase Corporate Challenge for Upstate events.
Not just glorified babysitting, JPMorgan Chase & Company's Kim Jasmin, Global Philanthropy director for the Northeast Region, laid out the business case for early childhood education at a meeting of community leaders in Westchester, N.Y.
Why Should Employers Care? Relationship Between Productivity and Working Parents, a white paper from the Early Care and Learning Council.
Why Business Should Support Early Childhood, a report from the Institute For A Competitive Workforce (ICW). Achieving a world-class system, begins with high-quality early learning opportunities for children from birth to age five. As a result, ICW has expanded its agenda with the launch of the Early Childhood Education Initiative.
Building the Brain’s “Air Traffic Control” System: How Early Experiences Shape the Development of Executive Function, a Working Paper by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs, through Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child.