Investing in Florida’s Talent Pipeline: A Back to School Webinar

Webinar Agenda

Welcome and Opening Comments

Kim Reckley, Vice President Client & Community Relations Director, Office of the Regional President, PNC Bank

Vision for the Office of Early Learning

Shan Goff, Executive Director for the Office of Early Learning, Florida Department of Education

Legislative Briefing

Madeleine Thakur, Chief of Staff, The Children’s Movement of Florida

Update on Florida’s Grade Level Reading Campaign

Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

The audio recording of each speaker is available below. 

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PRESENTATION: Business Alliance for Early Learning Webinar (Aug. 29 2019)
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Welcome and Overview

Vision for the Office of Early Learning

Kim Reckley

Chair, Business Alliance for Early Learning

Vice President Client & Community Relations Director, Office of the Regional President, PNC Bank

Shan Goff

Executive Director, Office of Early Learning, Florida Department of Education

Legislative Briefing

Update on Grade Level Reading Campaign

Madeleine Thakur

Chief of Staff, The Children’s Movement of Florida

Tony Carvajal

Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

How Does Education in Your County Rank?

 

 

Research shows eighty-five percent of brain growth occurs by the time a child is three. As the child grows, research shows how access to early learning impacts their development.

  •  By 18 months of age, differences in vocabulary size are evident between families with higher education and income and families with lower education and income
  • A child should know 15-18 alphabet letters by the end of pre-K to have a strong chance of reading on grade level by the end of 1st grade.
  • Children who are not proficient readers by 3rd grade are 4 times less likely to graduate from high school on time

For information on 3rd and 8th grade reading and math scores in your community, visit www.TheFloridaScorecard.org.  

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Chamber Welcomes Educators Back to School During Annual Breakfast

The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed Delray principals and teachers back-to-school during the annual Champions of Education Breakfast.

This year’s key note speaker was Tony Carvajal, the executive vice president of the Florida Chamber Foundation.

His focus was on how to impact a child by third grade. There is a state-wide goal, which is supported in Delray, of working to get kids reading on or above grade level by third grade.

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Businesses Lead the Way in Providing Childcare Benefits for Employees

Four in five working parents think businesses need to lead the way in providing access to quality and affordable childcare, according to a survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Morning Consult. 

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A Guide to Early Learning

Career and college readiness efforts frequently focus on ensuring high school students have the skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education or job training. However, the foundation of many skills needed for 21st-century jobs is established in the earliest years.

Early childhood education, particularly between ages 0-8, is essential for a child’s development of both cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Preparing our youngest students to learn provides a foundation for future success and helps them develop important skills such as self-discipline, persistence and cooperation–skills that are essential to their future success and a quality workforce.

  • Eighty-five percent of brain growth occurs by the time a child is three.
  • Participants in early childhood learning programs are 80 percent more likely to attend college.
  • High quality early childhood education programs increase employability by 23 percent.
  • Adults who attended early childhood programs earn 33 percent higher average salaries.

Florida’s global competitiveness depends on a quality education system, and for us, this commitment must begin early. Investing in high quality early learning can result in significant benefits.

Children Educated in Their First Years Are:

  • 50 percent less likely to need special education,
  • 70 percent less likely to be arrested for a violent crime, and
  • 50 percent less likely to become teen parents.

Resources

  • No Small Matter is a feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign that brings public attention to this vital question by sharing powerful stories and stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for quality early care and education to benefit America’s social and economic future

Early Learning Fast Facts on Child Language and Literacy Development Include Information on: 

    • Brain Development
    • Language and Early Literacy Development
    • Book Access for Children

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 You can help drive Florida’s future. Get involved by contacting Aaron Kinnon at 850-521-1253.