Event Title

BREAK OUT SESSION - “Win-Win” Policies for Children, Working Parents and Employers

Start Date

11-7-2014 2:50 PM

End Date

11-7-2014 3:50 PM

Description

For over twenty years, research on the development of the brain from birth to five has shown the importance of those years to healthy brain development and therefore the critical need to provide high quality early care and education to young children before they enter school. But high quality childcare is expensive, and many low- and moderate-income working parents are unable to afford the kind of childcare they want for their children and need in order to be employed. So who is responsible to meet this critical need? Is it government, working parents or their employers? This panel will explore what each stakeholder can contribute to solving this complex issue.

Moderator: Joan Wasser Gish, Moderator, Principal, Policy Progress

Panelists:

Representative Sarah Buxton, Vermont

Michelle Kang, Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Marie St. Fleur, CEO of the Bessie Tart Wilson Initiative for Children

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Organized by Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy.

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Nov 7th, 2:50 PM Nov 7th, 3:50 PM

BREAK OUT SESSION - “Win-Win” Policies for Children, Working Parents and Employers

For over twenty years, research on the development of the brain from birth to five has shown the importance of those years to healthy brain development and therefore the critical need to provide high quality early care and education to young children before they enter school. But high quality childcare is expensive, and many low- and moderate-income working parents are unable to afford the kind of childcare they want for their children and need in order to be employed. So who is responsible to meet this critical need? Is it government, working parents or their employers? This panel will explore what each stakeholder can contribute to solving this complex issue.

Moderator: Joan Wasser Gish, Moderator, Principal, Policy Progress

Panelists:

Representative Sarah Buxton, Vermont

Michelle Kang, Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Marie St. Fleur, CEO of the Bessie Tart Wilson Initiative for Children