Valdosta Site for First Economic Impact of Early Care and Learning Industry Forum, Tomorrow, September 29

Dear Colleague:

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is proud to join the Department of Early Care and Learning/Bright from the StartThe Carl Vinson Institute of Government – University of Georgia, and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies – Georgia State University in presenting a series of four briefings and public policy forums focused on “The Economic Impact of the Early Care and Education Industry in Georgia.” These meetings will present the results of the 2015 Early Care and Economic Impact Study and discuss public policy implications in a town hall format.

For our south Georgia friends, the first presentation will be conducted tomorrow, September 29, at Valdosta State University, opening with registration at 7:45 a.m. and continuing until 11:30 a.m.  Registration is requested.  Here are the details and registration information for all sessions. The three briefings that follow will be conducted in Macon, October 14, Atlanta, October 21, and Athens, October 23.  We will provide reminders when those dates get a little closer.

The Georgia Partnership’s policy and research director, Dr. Dana Rickman, will set the stage for the session by showing how early education is an integral part of our economy and how it impacts workforce development.  She will incorporate key early education talking points into her comments.

In related news, Georgia Partnership President Dr. Steve Dolinger presented an Economics of Education briefing to a Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce audience Friday focused on the need for business support of our public education system.  Here is Columbus Ledger-Enquirer coverage of the meeting.

Thank you for your support!

-Bill Maddox
Communications Director