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Investing in Alaska's Workforce - Summit Resources

The Summit is a day-long conversation about how the early care & learning industry plays a crucial role in Alaska’s economy. Businesses and organizations rely on child care to meet the needs of their employees each day in order to maintain a quality 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 economist 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.

You can take steps right now to support quality early care & learning by signing up for advocacy alerts from thread's online Action Center.

     


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Dr. Kyle Yasuda - Early Learning Investments from a Pediatric Perspective, Oct. 2017
Keynote presentation by Dr. Kyle Yasuda at Investing in Alaska's Workforce: A Summit on the Economic Impact of Early Care & Learning, held Oct. 5, 2017.


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Randy Laszewski, KPMG - Connecting Investments in Early Childhood to Business Success, Oct. 2017
Keynote presentation by Randy Laszewski, an Audit Partner at KPMG, at Investing in Alaska's Workforce: A Summit on the Economic Impact of Early Care & Learning, held Oct. 5, 2017.


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Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow; A Business Case for High-quality Child Care
Report from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


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Nancy Fishman - ReadyNation, Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Support Workforce Success, Oct. 2017
Presentation by ReadyNation Deputy Director Nancy Fishman at Investing in Alaska's Workforce: A Summit on the Economic Impact of Early Care & Learning, held Oct. 5, 2017.


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ReadyNation: STEM Brief
From ReadyNation


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Family Friendly Workplace
A checklist to help create a family friendly workplace


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Why Business Should Support Early Childhood Education
A report by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


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Cafeteria Plan
Also known as a dependent care plan


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ReadyNation Report: Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Support Workforce Success, Alaska Brief


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Service Options
Service options to create a family friendly workplace


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What Can the Business Community Do to Take Action?
Six things businesses can do to support early care & learning.


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ReadyNation: Business Case for Early Childhood Investments
A document from ReadyNation


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ReadyNation: Building the Workforce Pipeline for the Energy Industry
A document from ReadyNation


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ReadyNation: Tomorrow's STEM Workforce
A document from ReadyNation


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The Economic of Early Care & Learning in Alaska - Report Summary


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2015 Statewide Early Care and Learning Economic Impact Report


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ReadyNation: Business Brief
From ReadyNation

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