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2019 Indiana Early Learning Summit

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Purdue Fort Wayne, International Ballroom

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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The 2019 Indiana Early Learning Summit will bring together business leaders across the state to understand the business case for investment in early childhood and ways to take action in their community.

In Indiana, two-thirds (65%) of children need care because all parents are working. There are serious implications of early childhood education on workforce recruitment and retention. Potential employees stay out of the workforce because child care is unavailable or unaffordable (the cost of care is greater than wages). Those employees who are in the workforce experience their own set of challenges:

  • working parents with young children are absent from work 113.3 days due to child care issues.
  • 2.8 percent of working parents quit their jobs to address child care needs.

In total, Indiana loses nearly $1.1 billion in economic activity every year due to child care related absenteeism and turnover.

At this year's Summit, participants will learn how Indiana businesses and communities are impacted by child care issues, and discuss how they are working to find solutions that will impact the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Here is a look at the day:

  • 10:00 a.m. Registration
  • 11:00a.m. Opening Remarks
  • 11:15a.m. Brain Science Presentation
  • 11:45a.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker
  • 12:45 p.m. Break
  • 1:00 p.m. Community Impact Panel
  • 2:00 p.m. Community Impact Panel Break Out Sessions
  • 2:45 p.m. Community Early Learning Champion Award
  • 3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Learn more here: http://indianaearlylearningsummit.org/summit-info-page-2019/

Sources: http://www.elacindiana.org/data/2018-elac-annual-report-interactive-dashboard/; https://earlylearningin.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/economic.impact_early.learning_sep.28.2018_final.pdf


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