Thank you for being a part of the 2017 Indiana Summit for Economic Development via Early Learning Coalitions.
The 2017 Indiana Summit brought together business, education, civic, and other community leaders to explore the business case for investment in early childhood and ways to develop and sustain an early learning coalitions throughout Indiana.
Dr. Tim Bartik, Senior Economist, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
Dr. Bartik, nationally renowned expert and author of Investing in Kids, highlighted how early childhood education supports workforce and economic development.
Jeffery Connor-Naylor, Senior Associate, ReadyNation
Kevin Bain, CEO and Executive Director, Wellborn Baptist Foundation, Chairman of the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee
Coalition Breakout Sessions
Mike Bachman, Senior Director Indiana Accreditation Project, Indiana AEYC
Cindy Frey, President, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
Larry Pejeau, CEO, Brown County Community Foundation
Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent, Brown County Schools
Matt Hetzel, Communications Analyst, Indiana Network of Knowledge
Jennifer Myers, Program Coordinator, Monroe Smart Start
Clint Kugler, Chief Executive Offi cer, Wabash County YMCA
Keith A. Gillenwater, President/CEO, Economic Development Group of Wabash County
Amanda Lopez, President, Transform Consulting Group
Emily Rupchock, Coordinator, Ready to Grow St. Joe
Tom Kinghorn, Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer Emeritus, Ball State University
Michael Conn-Powers, Director, Early Childhood Center, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University-Bloomington
Kerri Wortinger, Little Giants Preschool, Marion Community Schools
Carrie Bale, Executive Director, Muncie BY5
John Peirce, Consultant, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership for Early Learning Initiatives
Greta McKinney, Executive Director, Martin Luther King Montessori Preschool
Cathy Gray, Assistant Superintendent, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Erica Woodward, Project Manager, Jackson County’s On My Way Pre-K
Kirsten Eamon-Shine, Director of Statewide Communications and Engagement, Early Learning Indiana
- “Return on Investment for Early Childhood” Video
- Early Learning Indiana “On the Road to Pre-K Expansion” Report
- ReadyNation Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Support Workforce Success
- #IAmEarlyEd “Advancing Early Childhood Education” Handout
- The BookStart Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
- Cradles of Clay County
- “BrightSteps” Early Childhood Development Initiative
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Excite leaders about the opportunities available to link early learning to drive economic development.
Share information to equip and empower local leaders to enhance and strengthen coalitions.
Activate positive change at the local and state level.