Where Passion Starts.
Engaging business leaders to support public investment in early learning began in 2003 through a research project called Pre K Counts Public-Private Partnership for Educational Success.
The research findings of that project are being presented by Dr. Stephen Bagnato today in another session.
Pre K Counts in Pennsylvania for youngsters early school success
Suggestions for Engaging Community Business Leaders:
Build a permanent sustainable network of business champions who understand the solid connection between quality early childhood experiences and a strong Pennsylvania economy, and who effectively communicate this message to other business leaders and members of business related groups, and policy makers.
Statement of Responsibilities:
Business leaders must become active supporters of high-quality early education in order to bring about the public investment that is needed today to impact workforce development in years to come. In supporting high quality early childhood education, business leaders must emphasize public investment in programs that are proven to be effective. The Early Learning Investment Commission will provide opportunities for business and civic leaders, the public, opinion leaders (media), government officials and legislators to learn about the educational, economic and scientific basis for public investment in early childhood development.