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FOUR WAYS children can lead to a strong ecomony:

1. If preschool children receive quality care and early childhood education, they will start school ready to learn.

FOUR WAYS children can lead to a strong ecomony:

2. If children start school ready to learn, they are more likely to read at grade level by 3rd grade.

FOUR WAYS children can lead to a strong ecomony:

3. If children read at grade level by 3rd grade, they are more likely to graduate from high school.

FOUR WAYS children can lead to a strong ecomony:

4. If children graduate from high school, they are more likely to become successful citizens who contribute to the well-being of our community.

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Over 200 business leaders attended the Economic Summit on Early Childhood Investment on April 2nd. National experts shared information about creating the workforce our nation needs by investing in our youngest learners, the "Seven Essential Life Skills", and the importance of STEM education.

Governor Tom Corbett shared an inspiring message of gratitude for the work of the PA Early Learning Investment Commission to help increase support for public investment in high quality early learning and what his administration is doing to allow more children to access these programs.

Click here to access the agenda, video links and materials from the 2014 economic Summit.  

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A dynamic discussion on global competitiveness, corporate commitment and community investment in early learning took place at the April 2nd Summit.  This panel (pictured at left) was comprised of Moderator: Gene Barr, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry; John E. Pepper, Jr., Retired Chairman & CEO of Procter & Gamble; Thomas F. Lamb, Jr., Senior Vice-President of PNC Financial Services; John J. Brennan, Chairman Emeritus & Senior Advisor of The Vanguard Group, Inc. and Ellen Galinsky, President & Co-Founder of the Families & Work Institute.  

To view the panel discussion click here. 

 

 

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CURRENT HAPPENINGS

  • 2014 PA Economic Summit on Early Childhood Investment: The PA Early Learning Investment Commission held their 8th Annual Summit on Early Childhood Investment at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg on Wednesday April 2, 2014.

     
    To view presentations, videos and photos click here. 

     

  • ELIC releases the video "We Are Pennsylvania's Future":
    The “We are Pennsylvania’s Future” video shares from the children’s perspective how investments in quality early education build a brighter future for Pennsylvania’s families, businesses and communities.

    Click here to view "We are Pennsylvania's Future" video. 


     

  • Join ReadyNation/America's Edge. 
    ReadyNation/America's Edge's mission is to strengthen businesses and the economy through effective investments in children and youth from birth to young adulthood.

    ReadyNation/America's Edge is a business leader organization that supports investmentsin high qualityand health and parent supports in the early years.  For more information or to become a member click here for more details.


       


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