USA business leaders to promote impact of ECEC on workforce and economy at New York summit

by Lyndsie Clark

October 30

More than 200 business and civic leaders from the USA and around the world will converge to discuss current early childhood education and care (ECEC) developments and challenges at the 12th Global Business Summit on Early Childhood, to be held on 1-2 November at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York.

 

The summit, hosted by ReadyNation, will celebrate the impact of quality early childhood experiences on the USA’s workforce and economy, while also acknowledging and discussing the difficulties many families face in affording quality ECEC.

 

Attendees will also discuss how to:

 

  • Help working parents access quality childcare, based on actions that companies are taking right now;
  • Strengthen early childhood brain power to build the future workforce, reviewing the latest research on brain development during the first five years of life, and why that matters so much to the future workforce;
  • Recognise international business actions to promote early childhood programs, reviewing initiatives underway in countries such as Australia, Romania, Uganda, Brazil, India, and UK;
  • Leverage the business “bully pulpit”, learning how to make stronger workforce/economic case for early childhood experiences when meeting with lawmakers; and,
  • Tap unexepected “messengers” for the bottom line impacts of quality early childhood experiences, discovering how law enforcement, retired military, faith and sports leaders can amplify business advocacy for quality early childhood experiences.

 

For more information on the event, and a list of speakers, visit the event’s website.

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