Early Learning

Policy

Early Learning

Overview

A high-quality early education instills a strong foundation of cognitive and social skills in children, making them more likely to graduate high school, stay out of crime, attend college, and achieve high earnings. But too many, particularly in underserved communities, remain without access to it, and thus run the risk of facing challenges now and down the road. Because of what’s at stake for both children and society at large, CED works to advance early education throughout the country. CED collaborates with local business leaders, policymakers, and like-minded organizations to increase the quality of, and access to, early education through public and private initiatives. 

Resources

Remarks: Carl Camden, President and CEO, Kelly Services, Inc.

Remarks: Carl Camden, President and CEO, Kelly Services, Inc.

Carl Camden, President and CEO of Kelly Services, Inc., speaks about the importance of high-quality early childhood education and emphasizes the significance of increasing the business voice and engagement of business leaders around this issue. Noting CED’s long heritage surrounding early learning, Carl provides valuable insight and practical suggestions for how the business leaders can support quality early learning in their communities.    

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Remarks: Tom Lamb, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, PNC

Remarks: Tom Lamb, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, PNC

Tom Lamb, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at PNC, talks about the historical role of CED in helping to increase the voice of the business community in early learning advocacy. Tom provides some interesting background on CED’s role in linking economic values to investment in early childhood education and in helping to frame the issue in a vocabulary that business leaders feel comfortable using. Tom also describes PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million initiative in twenty states that is dedicated to opening up universal access to high-quality early education.

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News & Media

Partners

Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Larry Jensen
President & CEO
Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors
Betty Vandenbosch
President
Kaplan University
Karen Keogh
Head of Global Philanthropy
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Scott Pulsipher
President
Western Governors University