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.
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.
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
While most chambers to date have not actively worked on early childhood education issues in their community, in Richmond, Virginia, the chamber has been doing so for more than a dozen years.
From the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, to the election of our nation’s first African-American president, 2008 was a historic year. The excitement generated by these activities has given way to the realities of the nation’s short- and long-term economic future.
Teacher Evaluations & Quality Pre-School Programs Tops Survey
ICW’s 2008 Education and Workforce Summit, "Driving the Debate: Education and the American Workforce" was held October 20-22, 2008 in Philadelphia.