Early childhood education is one of the best investments the United States can make in its future workforce. Around the country, states and communities are realizing its benefits and ramping up efforts to expand access to high-quality early childhood programs beginning at birth. Federal investments in Preschool Development Grants and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships have helped states make significant strides.
Please join the Center for American Progress for this event, featuring keynote remarks by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, followed by an expert panel of state and local leaders, who will discuss the importance of investing in early childhood programs for their states and communities. This event builds on the Invest in US campaign, which seeks to expand early childhood education through public and private partnerships.
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia
Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee
John King, Jr., Senior Advisor at the US Department of Education
Jennie Moline O’Holleran, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Education
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress