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FOUR WAYS Investing in young children today leads to a strong economy tomorrow:

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

FOUR WAYS Investing in young children today leads to a strong economy tomorrow:

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

FOUR WAYS Investing in young children today leads to a strong economy tomorrow:

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

FOUR WAYS Investing in young children today leads to a strong economy tomorrow:

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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ELIC Commission membersconvened at their annual Fall Meeting and Orientation Meeting on Friday October 10, 2014 at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, PA. Two new members were inducted into service, Bradley Gosser, Executive Director and Vice President of Greenville-Reynolds Corp. and Jake Witherell, Chief Operating Officer of Schell Games.  Their inductions bring the number of members to 75. 

Speakers at the meeting included First Lady Susan Corbett; OCDEL Deputy Secretary Dr. Barbara Minzenberg; and Beth DelConte, Pediatric Advisor to the Pennsylvania Chapter of American Academy Pediatrics.  

Click here to access the agenda and photos from the 2014 fall meeting.  

 

 

 

 

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CURRENT HAPPENINGS

  • 2015 PA Economic Summit on Early Childhood Investment: The PA Early Learning Investment Commission will hold their 9th Annual Summit on Early Childhood Investment at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg on Wednesday April 15, 2015.

  • 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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