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In the Nation's Interest

CED Hosts Conference with Latin American Business Leaders on Boosting Early Childhood Education

On April 11, 2012 CED, in partnership with CEAL (the Business Council of Latin America), a non-profit network of business leaders from Latin America, hosted a day-long early childhood education conference centering on early childhood education advocacy.

The summit, held at CED's Washington, D.C. headquarters, convened 20 business leaders for an intimate discussion highlighting the global, national and regional business views of early childhood education efforts, business engagement in early childhood education, and CED's newest early childhood education policy report.

It featured remarks from Michael Renvillard, Senior Manager, Care for Education, LEGO Foundation; Tana Ebole, CEO, Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County; David Kass, President, Council for a Strong America; Sally McCrady of PNC Bank, Vice President, Program Manager, Grow Up Great; Cheryl Oldham, Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for a Competitive Workforce; Alberto Pfeifer, Executive Director, CEAL; and Michael Petro, Executive Vice President, CED.