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The Benefits of Investing in Early Childhood Education

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

The Center for American Progress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with ReadyNation, will host a bipartisan discussion on the current state of early childhood education. This event will bring together business, policy, and community leaders to draw attention to early childhood education and the importance of building a strong foundation for lifelong academic success.

Please join the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for this important discussion.

Keynote Address:

The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware

Confirmed speakers include:
William Canary, President and CEO, Business Council of Alabama
Harriet Dichter, Executive Director, Delaware Office of Early Learning

Mike Harreld, Regional President for the Greater Washington Area, The PNC Financial Services Group
Reyna Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education
Dr. Phyllis Hudecki, Executive Director, Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition; Secretary of Education, State of Oklahoma
John Pepper Jr. , Former CEO, Procter and Gamble; Advisory Board, ReadyNation
Margaret Spellings, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Jim Tankersley, Economic Policy Correspondent, The Washington Post
Elanna Yalow, Ph.D, CEO, Early Learning Programs, Knowledge Universe