Communication Materials

Below, you’ll find links to some important resources to help communicate about the importance of early childhood in Virginia.

Communication Tools

Which Path - Quality school readiness programs & services and VA's workforce.

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Risks & Results

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ROI - Heckman Equation

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Human Brain Development - Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

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Blueprint Virginia

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Executive Briefing Materials

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce are pleased to host an annual Executive Briefing on the Economics of Early Childhood – an event highlighting the direct link between a strong start in the early years and a vibrant productive workforce for the Commonwealth. Speakers, including business executives and leading researchers, focus on the importance of early childhood education for Virginia's economic competitiveness. Below are past speeches and materials.

Upstream Innovation: Nurturing the Skills Today that Will Shape Our Children's Tomorrow - Dr. Laura Jana

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The Economics of Early Childhood Education - October 14, 2014 - Mike Petters

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The Economics of Early Childhood Education - October 14, 2014 - Mike Petters (Video)
Early Childhood Education in the Content of Lifetime Human Capital Investment - October 19, 2014 - Jeffery M. Lacker

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Building a Quality Workforce Right from the Start - October 19, 2015 - Paul D. Koonce

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Pruning & Building Expertise - October 24, 2016 - Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl
Literacy Starts in the Crib - October 24, 2014 - Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl
Baby Geniuses & Citizens of the World - October 24, 2014 - Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl
The Social Dynamics of Language - October 21, 2014 - Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl
Early Brain Biomarkers - October 24, 2014 - Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl
Why This Matters: A Business Perspective - October 24, 2014 - Mike Chinn
Building Local Momentum - October 24, 2014 - Mike Chinn