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Indiana Summit for Economic Development via Early Learning Coalitions

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Monroe County Convention Center

302 South College Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47403

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Join Hoosier leaders in advancing the vitality of our communities by attending the 2017 Indiana Summit for Economic Development via Early Learning Coalitions!

This day-long event brings together 500+ business leaders, educators, funders, civic leaders, lawmakers and early childhood experts. This dynamic group will explore the business case for investing in early childhood and learn how to develop, grow and sustain early learning coalitions in their communities.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tim Bartik, Senior Economist, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, nationally renowned expert, and author of Investing in Kids, will highlight how early childhood education supports workforce and economic development. Dr. Bartik's research explores state and local economic development and local labor markets, including how early childhood programs impact local economies and job-creation programs.

Featured Speaker: Erin Ramsey, Senior Manager for Mind in the Making at the Bezos Family Foundation, will present on the importance of early brain development for social and emotional skills.

Other Summit Components:

  • Panel discussions with Indiana business and coalition leaders

  • Break-out sessions focused on

    • Engaging key stakeholders
    • Understanding the current state with data
    • Developing a strategic plan
    • Continuous quality improvement
    • Family & community engagement
  • Networking opportunities

Register by May 26 to be a part of this important day for Indiana's children and communities.

The Indiana Summit for Economic Development via Early Learning Coalitions is presented by:

Additional support is provided by WFYI and Ivy Tech-Bloomington.


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