Since 1942, CED has been at the forefront of business engagement in public policy. CED's leadership in advancing early care and education, spanning several decades, has been a defining chapter in its long tradition of promoting business statesmanship. By 1968 CED had recognized the need for high quality preschool education to be part of a larger effort to improve the American education system. Since then, CED has published at least eight reports that draw attention to early childhood investment as a critical component of education reform. Over 200 business leaders have publicly endorsed CED's research on the importance of pre-kindergarten and led outreach efforts to secure the support of their peers for preschool across the country. CED's model of engaging the business community has mobilized corporate leaders to support early learning programs. Our many Members have traveled the country and spoken to business and civic audiences about the importance of investing in children and families.

Pathways to High-Quality Child Care

CED’s clearinghouse of early educator materials and data are intended to be used by business leaders,  policymakers, and advocates to strengthen the quality of the early education workforce, the key to high-quality...

August 31, 2017  |     |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

HHS Dep. Sec. Linda Smith Makes Economic Case for Child Care with CED Study

January 04, 2016  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

Child Care Increasingly Expensive, Popular, Part of Economy

September 04, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

New Mexico Parents See College-Level Price Tags for Child Care

August 26, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

CED's Child Care Report Spotlighted with Election Season in Full Swing

August 19, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

Forbes Profiles CED's Child Care Report

August 18, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal HealthEconomic Growth

Washington Post Cites CED's Findings on Cost of Child Care

August 06, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

Child Care in State Economies

Child Care in State Economies examines the child care industry’s effect on parents’ participation in the labor force, and provides extensive details regarding the industry’s state economic impact, including: usage...

August 01, 2015  |     |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal Health

Spring Policy Conference: April 22-23, Washington D.C.

Thanks to all who attended CED's 2015 Spring Policy Conference, held in Washington D.C. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel.CED’s policy conferences are forums for Members, senior policy makers, and industry leaders...

April 22, 2015  |   Event   |  Education, Democratic InstitutionsEducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness

CED’s Petro to Keynote Early Ed Event in New York

CED is pleased to annouce that our Executive Vice President, Michael Petro, will provide keynote remarks on early education at the Early Care & Learning Council of New York's annual Beat the Blues fundraiser....

February 10, 2015  |   Event   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEarly Childhood

CED Co-Hosts Dinner on Early Education Policy in New Orleans

The Committee for Economic Development and the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region are hosting a policy dinner that will feature a presentation and discussion on the importance and future of early...

January 28, 2015  |   Event   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEarly Childhood

Quality Child Care Matters: Time for An Alternative Financing Strategy

Several reports that have been recently released re-affirm what has long been known about child care throughout the United States.  First, quality child care matters to the healthy development and school readiness of children....

December 12, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEarly Childhood

Bipartisan Child Care Bill Enacted to Assist Working Families

Last week in Washington, President Obama signed into law the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 (PL 113-186). Enactment of the legislation was historic because it has been 18 years since child care...

December 02, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEarly Childhood

Petro Speaks on Early Education to NY State Board of Regents

“The Committee for Economic Development has a decades-old commitment to quality early-childhood education. Over recent years, the case for investment in the early years of childhood has become stronger and more urgent. We continue...

September 16, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEducationEarly Childhood

A Walk-Through of CED’s Early Childhood Education Panel

By Grace Reef President Early Learning Policy GroupOn May 1, the Committee for Economic Development kicked off it’s 2014 Spring Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. with a panel discussion, “Our Unfinished Business...

May 21, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEarly Childhood

CED Spring Policy Conference, Media Coverage

May 06, 2014  |   CED in the News EducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal BudgetHealth CareGlobal CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment

Spring Policy Conference, May 1-2, 2014: Washington, DC

Please join the Committee for Economic Development for our two-day Spring Policy Conference on May 1-2, 2014.This year’s program will feature in-depth conversations with senior leaders, CEOs, economists, and policy makers, on early...

May 01, 2014  |   Event   |  Early Learning,  |  Fiscal Health, Democratic InstitutionsCampaign FinanceJudicial Independence and SelectionEducationEarly ChildhoodForeign LanguagesK-12PostsecondaryFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal BudgetHealth CareTax ReformGlobal CompetitivenessCorporate GovernanceWomen's Economic Empowerment

Lenny Mendonca: Invest in Early Childhood Now!

By Lenny Mendonca Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company Trustee, Committee for Economic Development Invest in Early Childhood Now!The development of a child’s brain is remarkable.  In its first years, 700 new neural...

April 09, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

Cisneros Delivers Remarks at the Institute of Medicine’s Public Session “The Science of Children - Birth to Age 8”

Cindy Cisneros, Director of Education Programs at CED, recently delivered remarks on early childhood education before the Institute of Medicine.Watch the video below, and read more on the IOM's website here.

March 10, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

Social Impact Bonds Fund Expanded Preschool in Utah

A million dollars is being devoted to expanding preschool in Utah.  Interestingly, this expansion is not funded by government, but through social impact bonds from Goldman Sachs and investor J.B. Pritzker.  How...

January 10, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

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