2012 ECONOMIC SUMMIT

Read the 4/7/2013 press release about this year’s summit:
Business, political leaders agree it’s time for action – make early education a priority to secure economic future.

Monday, April 17, 2012
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harrisburg
9:00 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast & Networking
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Program

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SUMMIT VIDEOS

cawleyMessage from the Governor’s Office:
Honorable Jim Cawley, Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of PA
Introduction:
Barbara Minzenberg., Ph.D., Deputy Secretary, Office of Childhood Development, PA Departments of Education and Public Welfare

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lawrencePay Now or Much More Later: The Business Imperative for Early Investment
David Lawrence, Retired Publisher, The Miami Herald & Chair, Children’s Movement of Florida

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watsonPlenary Panel: Innovative and Effective Approaches to Investing in PA’s Future
Workforce Sara Watson, Ph.D. Executive Vice President America’s Promise Alliance & Director, ReadyNation

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Does Quality Matter? Impact on Early Educational Outcome
W. Steven Barnett, Director, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers university

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Investing in Kids: Early Care & Education
Timothy J. Bartik, Ph.D., Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

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Effective Workforce Development Begins In Earliest years
Josh Copus, Director of Membership & Development, National Association of Workforce Boards

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Impact on Crime and Violence
Honorable David J. Freed, Esq., Cumberland County District Attorney, Fight Crime Invest in Kids

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minzenberg2012 “Champion for Children” Award Presentation
Barbara Minzenberg., Ph.D., Deputy Secretary, Office of Childhood Development, PA Departments of Education and Public Welfare

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caseyMessage from Congress
Honarable Robert P. Casey Jr., U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania

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browneState Legislative Perspective on Early Investment
Honorable Patrick M. Browne, Pennsylvania State Senator, District 16; Co-Chair, Early Learning Childhood Education Caucus

Honorable Phyliss Mundy, Pennsylvania State Representative, District 120; Co-Chair, Early Childhood Education Caucus

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minzenbergBuilding and Maintaining Quality Systems in PA
Barbara Minzenberg., Ph.D., Deputy Secretary, Office of Childhood Development, PA Departments of Education and Public Welfare

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doliveiraBusinesses Breaking Down Barriers to Quality Through Regional Partnerships
Stephanie Doliveira,Esq., Vice President-Human Resources, Sheetz, Inc.

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Norman Rich, Greater Susquehanna Valley – Don Bernhard, Lehigh Valley – Nick Scott, Erie County

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