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Education


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.



Release Event: “Unfinished Business”

On June 26, 2012, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) and cosponsor ReadyNation hosted a release event for CED's latest report centering on the state of the early childhood system in the United States: Unfinished Business:...

June 26, 2012  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Unfinished Business

High-quality early education programs are vital to future economic growth and maintaining a highly skilled workforce.  Support and investments at the national, state, and local levels for early education programs must continue to be...

June 26, 2012  |   Policy Position   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



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....

April 11, 2012  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



CEAL Conference on Early Childhood Education Advocacy

On April 11,2012 CED, in partnership with CEAL, a non-profit network of business leaders from Latin America, hosted a day-long early childhood education conference for an intimate discussion about early childhood education advocacy.CED hosted the...

April 11, 2012  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Tennessee Business Education Coalition

In March 2012, CED co-hosted, along with the Tennessee Business Education Coalition, a series of events promoting teacher effectiveness and human capital in education reform in Tennessee.Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education, delivered...

March 22, 2012  |   Event   |  Teacher Effectiveness Project, EducationEarly ChildhoodK-12Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget



Schott Foundation for Public Education honors Charles Kolb at the Hot Schott Awards Gala

On December 9, The Schott Foundation honored CED President Charles Kolb with the “Hot Schott” Award for Business Leadership at their annual awards dinner.  The awards dinner is part of the National Opportunity...

December 09, 2011  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodK-12



CED Partners with the Mississippi Economic Council in support of Early Childhood Education

The Committee for Economic Development is a proud sponsor and participant in the 2011 Mississippi Economic Council's (MEC) Progress Tour, which was held in 12 cities throughout Mississippi from November 10th through December 15th. The tour...

November 28, 2011  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Strengthening Child Care Small Businesses in Mississippi

The Committee for Economic Development (CED) hosted a meeting in Indianola, Mississippi on Saturday, June 25th, to focus attention on the business needs of local child care providers and to share potential business and financial...

June 25, 2011  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Building Early Childhood Public/Private Partnerships in Wisconsin

CED co-hosted an event that highlighted the need for increased investment in early care and education in Wisconsin, and convened 50 business leaders, state legislators, early childhood education policy advocates and Governor's staff to discuss...

May 18, 2011  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



New York State Early Childhood Roadshow

CED hosted a series of breakfast forums in New York State the week of April 4th to engage business leaders around the need for investment in early care and education in the state.  The ...

April 05, 2011  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



CED Launches New Effort to Expand Early Education for New York State Children

Washington, D.C. March 18, 2011 - The Committee for Economic Development (CED) has launched an effort in New York State to improve and expand early education opportunities for young children. CED is a business-led non-profit policy...

March 24, 2011  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



The Business of Early Care and Education: Supporting Scale & Sustainability Through Shared Services

In partnership with the Penfield Children’s Center, CED hosted a luncheon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the topic of The Business of Early Care and Education: Supporting Scale and Sustainability through Shared Services. The...

March 21, 2011  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



The Business Imperative for Improving Early Childhood Education, Washington DC

The First Five Years Fund, CED, the Manufacturing Institute, and the Partnership for America’s Economic Success hosted a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill on March 11th to discuss the economic imperative for investing...

March 11, 2011  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



CED President Charles Kolb urges Congress to Fund Early Education Programs

CED President Charles Kolb has sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives urging them to maintain funding at 2010 levels for early education programs.  In the House of Representatives, the FY 2011 Continuing...

February 14, 2011  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Brazilian Business Champions for Early Childhood Investment

São Paulo, Brazil - CED, in partnership with Conselho Empresarial da América Latina (CEAL), LEGO Education, United Way Brasil, Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social (IDIS) and Todos Pela Educa...

June 23, 2010  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodPostsecondary



What’s Good For Kids Is Good For Business

CED and the Mother's in Business initiative of the Columbia Women in Business Club at Columbia University hosted the business-led dinner forum What's Good For Kids Is Good For Business. The event took...

April 13, 2009  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



CED Participates in Mississippi Building Blocks Forum

Key business leaders from across Mississippi gathered at the Jackson Marriot to help unveil Mississippi Building Blocks, a statewide plan for early childhood education. This is an extremely important step in Mississippi, where there is...

December 15, 2008  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Quality Investments in Early Childhood Education

CED, in partnership with Pre-K for All DC, convened Washington, D.C. business, government, and non-profit leaders for a discussion entitled Quality Investments in Early Childhood Education. CED President Charles Kolb, Federal City Council Chairman...

December 10, 2008  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



Denver Early Education Forum

CED sponsored a day-long session on children in poverty for the fifty future community leaders enrolled in the Denver Metro Chamber's 2009 Leadership program. The forum highlighted poverty among children ages 0-5 years. CED Trustee...

October 10, 2008  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



New Orleans Forum on the Economic Promise of Investing in Early Education for All

CED and the Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation co-hosted a luncheon forum on early childhood care and education featuring local and national experts to highlight the importance of improving the New Orleans school system...

October 07, 2008  |   Event   |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood



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