June 5, 2017: Indiana Summit for Economic Development via Early Learning Coalitions

Monday, June 5: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Monroe Convention Center

Bloomington is proud to host the second annual Indiana Summit for Economic Development via Early Learning Coalitions! Business leaders, educators, funders, civic leaders, lawmakers and early childhood experts from around the state will gather to learn about the business case for investing in early childhood education and discuss ways to develop, grow and sustain early learning coalitions in communities.

“We are very pleased to host the second annual early learning summit in Monroe County, a community that has embraced the importance of high-quality early learning in preparing children for success in school and in life,” said Tina Peterson, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. “We have a great story to share about the importance of community collaboration in supporting our youngest learners. However, we also have more to learn. Like communities around the State, we still have a great deal of work to do in meeting the early learning needs of children and families. This summit allows us to come together as a state to improve economic outcomes for children, their families, and Indiana.”

Registration is $25 and encouraged for business leaders, community, civic and economic professionals, educators (pre-k through higher education) and healthcare leaders. Reserve your spot today!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tim Bartik, Senior Economist, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, nationally renowned expert, and author of Investing in Kids, will highlight how early childhood education supports workforce and economic development. Dr. Bartik’s research explores state and local economic development and local labor markets, including how early childhood programs impact local economies and job-creation programs.

Featured Speaker: Erin Ramsey, Senior Manager for Mind in the Making at the Bezos Family Foundation, will present on the importance of early brain development for social and emotional skills.

Other Summit Components:
• Panel discussions with Indiana business and coalition leaders
• Break-out sessions focused on
• Engaging key stakeholders
• Understanding the current state with data
• Developing a strategic plan
• Continuous quality improvement
• Family & community engagement
• Networking opportunities

The Summit is being presented by Early Learning Indiana, the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, Muncie BY5, and Monroe Smart Start, a leadership initiative of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.

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