Business has a clear economic stake in the future of our nation’s children and should be an active partner in promoting policies that help young children succeed.
Early Childhood Education
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on early childhood education and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database.
ICW has just released its latest report, “Ready, Set, Go! Why Business Should Support Early Childhood Education,” which focuses on the immense impact that early childhood education has on our national economic security and the vitality of the American dream.
Join ICW for our monthly webinar on early childhood education.
Ready, Set, Go! is a compilation of research on early learning opportunities for children from birth to age five, the impact on a child’s development, and the role of early learning in building a strong academic foundation.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), the education and workforce nonprofit affiliate of the U.S.
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.