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08 December, 2016 | (01 hr)

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A high-quality early education packs a greater ROI than the typical return on the stock market. Yet today, it remains out of reach for millions of children, especially those in underserved communities. And for those who do have access, many fail to reap the full benefits due to deficient quality. Boosting access and quality requires leadership from beyond the policy community; it also requires a concerted effort from the business community.

This webcast will lay out the benefits of investing in early education, along with what steps our nation’s business statesmen and stateswomen can take to advance it – for the economic good of kids, companies, and the country.

Who should attend: Those with an interest in the economy, investment, workforce development, leadership, and education.

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Cindy Cisneros

Cindy Cisneros
Vice President of Education Programs
Committee for Economic Development

Cindy Cisneros currently serves as Vice President of Education Programs for the Committee for Economic Development (CED), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led, public policy organization that delivers well researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation’s most crit...Full Bio

W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D.

W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D.
Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research
Rutgers University

W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D. is Board of Governors Professor of Education and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University. Dr. Barnett is an internationally recognized expert on early childhood policy and programs who has served as consultant to score...Full Bio

Michael Petro

Michael Petro (Moderator)
Executive Vice President
Committee for Economic Development

In 2012, the Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Executive Committee named Michael J. Petro Executive Vice President of this nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization, where he previously served as Vice President of Business and Government Policy. In his current capacity M...Full Bio

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