[Videos] What State and Local Leaders Say About Early Childhood and the Economy

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Kris Perry (left) and Sam Whiting spoke about the importance of early childhood care and education at a January 30, 2020, event.

Early childhood care and education is essential to the growth of San Diego.

Data shows us that in addition to giving our youngest residents a chance to thrive later in life, investment in early childhood provides local businesses and working parents with more opportunities to grow – an important factor as we plan for the future of our regional economy.

But how are we doing as a region in San Diego County?

That question was the topic of conversation at a recent event hosted by The San Diego Foundation and San Diego Workforce Partnership. The event brought local leaders from all sectors together to discuss new research and hear from the decision makers who are critical to the future of early childhood efforts in the region. 

But don’t worry if you missed it. We have you covered with two videos from the event.

Keynote

Keynote Conversation with Kris Perry, Senior Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and Deputy Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, and Sam Whiting, Director of Global Engagement at Boeing

Panel Discussion

Panel with San Diego Councilmember Chris Cate; San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward; Sarah Hassaine, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Qualcomm; Jack Schaeffer, President of the San Diego Police Officers Association; and Julia Barfield, Senior Manager of Policy and Programs at US Chamber Foundation.

Working Toward a Brighter Future

The event demonstrated that the need for affordable, accessible child care impacts all our communities. The San Diego Foundation is committed to working together with philanthropy, government and business to pursue solutions that address this critical challenge.

Help us make child care more equitable, accessible and affordable for all families by supporting the Early Childhood Education & Development Initiative.

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