Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Early Childhood Education - Why Business Cares

Eduardo, one of our HIPPY students in Houston
with one of the projects he completed with his mom 

According to a ReadyNation report, the majority of large chambers and business round tables "have come to see early childhood as an investment in workforce and economic development that yields a high return." This organization seeks to connect insightful members of the business community with the work being done in Early Childhood Education and School Readiness. It makes my heart glad to see that our work is beginning to be recognized as a key to our country's future. ReadyNation has lot of research on their website on the economic effects of the achievement gap in U.S. schools. These effects include lower lifetime earnings, poor health and higher rates of incarceration. If you'd like to add your voice to supporting school readiness, please consider taking the ReadyNation Pledge!

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