VECF and VA Chamber co-hosted the 3rd Executive Briefing on the Economics of Early Childhood

Last week, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the 3rd Annual Executive Briefing on the Economics of Early Childhood. The event featured Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl, Co-Director, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences and Director, NSF Science of Learning Center at the University of Washington and Mike Chinn, President of S&P Global Market Intelligence as the keynote speakers.
An enthusiastic group of Virginia business executives and policymakers attended the event which explored the science behind early brain and linguistic development and why investing in high-quality early learning experiences matters to the future of Virginia’s workforce.
Dr. Kuhl presented research highlighting the critical cognitive and social development that occurs during the first 2000 days of a child’s life.   
Mike Chinn discussed the business logic of investment during this time-sensitive period of child development and the momentum building in his local community of Charlottesville and Albemarle County to ensure school readiness for all children.
For more videos of these terrific presentations, please visit our Executive Briefing 2016 website.