In July 2009, the Obama administration announced the Early Learning Challenge Grant proposal.
Early Childhood Education
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on early childhood education and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database.
Early childhood education is a priority for President Obama and, with the passing of the historic stimulus package, billions of dollars will be flowing to states in the form of funding for Head Start, a comprehensive school readiness program addressing the emotional, social, health, nutritional, and educational needs of low-income pre-schoolers. Compelling research on the psychological, developmental, and physical benefits of early childhood education programs supports the Administration's focus on expanding access.
Watch ICW's Lydia Logan present at the Building Human Capital through Early Education Conference in Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) announced that Gainesville, Florida, has received the 2009 Region of Excellence Award.
ICW's 2009 annual Education and Workforce Summit was held November 9th in Washington, DC.
While most chambers to date have not actively worked on early childhood education issues in their community, in Richmond, Virginia, the chamber has been doing so for more than a dozen years.
From the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, to the election of our nation’s first African-American president, 2008 was a historic year. The excitement generated by these activities has given way to the realities of the nation’s short- and long-term economic future.