Investing in Alaska's Workforce: A Summit on the Economic Impact of Early Care & Learning
October 5, 2017, 8:00 am — 4:00 pm, Anchorage Marriott Downtown
Join us for a conversation about how the early care & learning industry strengthens Alaska's workforce, both today and in the future. How? Businesses and organizations rely on child care to meet the needs of their employees each day in order to maintain a quality workforce. At the same time, it is laying the human capital foundation for tomorrow's workforce. And, having a strong workforce is critical to having a strong economy.
Plus, early care & learning investments are a major component of overall education reform and as economists will tell you, yield a high rate of return. Having a high-quality early care & learning program instills a strong foundation of cognitive and social skills in children, making them more likely to graduate high school, refrain from criminal activities, attend college, contribute to the workforce, and achieve higher earnings.
Because of what’s at stake for both Alaskan children and our society at large, it is time to have a serious conversation about where Alaska is compared to the rest of the country and where it's going when it comes to investing in early care and learning. Please join in the conversation at Investing in Alaska’s Workforce: A Summit on the Economic Impact of Early Care and Learning.
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