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ADVISORY: CAP to Host Gov. Terry McAuliffe for Keynote Address on the Importance of Early Childhood Education
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ADVISORY: CAP to Host Gov. Terry McAuliffe for Keynote Address on the Importance of Early Childhood Education

CAP’S event builds on the Invest in US campaign, which seeks to expand early childhood education through public and private partnerships.

Washington D.C. — Early childhood education is one of the best investments the United States can make in its future workforce. On Friday, April 10, the Center for American Progress will host Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe for a keynote address on the importance of investing in early childhood programs. An expert panel of state and local leaders will also discuss how early childhood programs are making a difference in their communities.

At CAP, Gov. McAuliffe will outline why Virginia urgently needs additional investments in early childhood to ensure the programs are high quality and to expand access. In Virginia, 36 percent of children under the age of six live in low-income families. The stress that often comes with living in poverty can also adversely affect brain development in children’s early years. High-quality early education has been proven to alleviate these risk factors and help close the school readiness gap. Click here to view CAP’s recent research and analyses on early childhood education.

Members of the media can RSVP here.

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Follow the event on Twitter at @CAPEarlyEd and #InvestInUs

Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia

Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jennie Moline O’Holleran, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Education

Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress

April 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

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For more information on this topic, contact Allison Preiss at 202.478.6331 or [email protected]

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