Early Learning


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. 

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Early Learning



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Additional Resources

Senator Harkin Discusses CED's History and Advocacy in Early Learning

Conversations on Advancing Early Learning: A Podcast Series

Infographic: The Business Case for Child Care

CED's History and Involvement in Early Learning

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

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

Education Subcommittee Co-Chairs

  • Michael Chesser
    Chairman and CEO (Retired)
    Great Plains Energy, Inc.

  • Larry Jensen
    President & CEO
    Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors

  • Betty Vandenbosch
    Kaplan University

  • Karen Keogh
    Head of Global Philanthropy
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.