More than 200 business and civic leaders from the U.S. and around the world will bring good and bad news to the 12th Global Business Summit on Early Childhood, hosted by ReadyNation, November 1 and 2 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York.
On the upside, they’ll celebrate the impact of quality early childhood experiences on the workforce and economy. On the downside, they’ll acknowledge how difficult it is for many families to afford quality early education and childcare.
Attendees will also discuss how to:
- HELP WORKING PARENTS ACCESS QUALITY CHILD CARE, based on actions that companies are taking right now;
- STRENGTHEN EARLY CHILDHOOD BRAIN POWER TO BUILD THE FUTURE WORKFORCE, reviewing the latest research on brain development during the first five years of life, and why that matters so much to the future workforce;
- RECOGNIZE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACTIONS TO PROMOTE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS, reviewing initiatives underway in countries such as Australia, Romania, Uganda, Brazil, India, and UK;
- LEVERAGE THE BUSINESS BULLY PULPIT, learning how to make a stronger workforce/economic case for early childhood experiences when meeting with lawmakers; and,
- TAP UNEXPECTED MESSENGERS FOR THE BOTTOM LINE IMPACTS OF QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES, discovering how law enforcement, retired military, faith and sports leaders can amplify business advocacy for quality early childhood experiences.
Aleem Walji, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation USA [former World Bank and Google executive] will describe the global business case for early childhood and the Aga Khan companies’ involvement in ECD at this summit.