WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), the education and workforce nonprofit affiliate of the U.S.
Early Childhood Education
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In 2009, ICW embarked on an ambitious agenda. We released our second Leaders and Laggards Report Card on Educational Innovation, published a report on postsecondary access to career and technical education, and testified before Congress on improving employment and training programs in the United States.
Join ICW and the Partnership for America's Economic Success for an invitation-only event to discuss how early childhood initiatives can help improve our nation's workforce and economic successes.
Karen Elzey participated in an online chat on education and workforce training put on by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Campaign for Free Enterprise as part of Enterprise and Education Month.
In July 2009, the Obama administration announced the Early Learning Challenge Grant proposal.
Early childhood education is a priority for President Obama and, with the passing of the historic stimulus package, billions of dollars will be flowing to states in the form of funding for Head Start, a comprehensive school readiness program addressing the emotional, social, health, nutritional, and educational needs of low-income pre-schoolers. Compelling research on the psychological, developmental, and physical benefits of early childhood education programs supports the Administration's focus on expanding access.
Watch ICW's Lydia Logan present at the Building Human Capital through Early Education Conference in Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) announced that Gainesville, Florida, has received the 2009 Region of Excellence Award.
ICW's 2009 annual Education and Workforce Summit was held November 9th in Washington, DC.
The PNC Financial Services Group is committed to help fund and advocate for policies in support of quality early childhood education for children – especially underserved children – from