ReadyNation’s 1400+ members educate policymakers and the public to advance effective policies and programs that improve business competitiveness by helping children get a good start in life.

Hear from John Pepper, ReadyNation member and former CEO of Procter & Gamble, on why you should join ReadyNation today.

ReadyNation Updates

CEO Task Force Member George Halvorson pens Three Key Years

George Halvorson, former Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, and a member of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force for Early Childhood, highlights the importance of quality positive early childhood experiences, even before a child enters the classroom.  In a piece published on The Huffington Post, Halvorson says, "[Education] actually begins at birth...and even the first days ...

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Save the Date - First Early Childhood Education Action Congress hosted by OECD, June 6-7 in Paris

The First Early Childhood Education Action Congress, will be hosted by the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), to be held in Paris on June 6-7th, 2016. This event will bring together 450 leaders from many countries to discuss how to build the political and public support needed to ensure that all ...

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Ready Nation is Hiring! 

The Council for a Strong America is the parent organization of five bi­-partisan membership organizations, including Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Mission: Readiness, ReadyNation, Shepherding the Next Generation, and Champions for America’s Future ­ all unexpected messengers who champion research­-based public investments that help at-­risk children succeed and make our nation stronger. The Council for ...

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“As a Republican and as a business leader, my primary focus is on bottom-line results. I care about solutions that work – the kind of policies that transcend ideology. That’s why I’m a proud member of ReadyNation, an organization that advocates for bipartisan, research-based solutions that are proven winners.”

– Roy J. Bostock, Vice Chairman of the Board of Delta Air Lines, a former Chair of Yahoo! Inc., and a retired director of Morgan Stanley

Our Priority Issues


We support early education to build the foundation for the STEM workforce.

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We support high academic standards and innovative high school models.

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We provide technical assistance to groups developing early childhood pay for success.

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ReadyNation Business Champions

In 2013-2014, ReadyNation members contributed to winning more than $1 Billion in new state funds, and in 2014, they helped win more than $1.3 Billion in new federal funds.

Rudy Valdez“ReadyNation aims to shape stronger and more economically prosperous communities through education that starts at the earliest ages. It’s imperative the business community commit to removing obstacles to education and development, and invest in the future workforce of this great nation.”

Rudy Valdez, Vice President
South West Ideas for Today & Tomorrow (Illinois)

“Employers and employees, alike, are attracted by a strong education system. Local economies benefit enormously when we ensure quality preschool and child care programs are part of the local landscape.”

Wendy Valenti – Executive Director
Collinsville Chamber of Commerce (Illinois)