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Invest in Kids (IIK) Working Group

 

ReadyNation's IIK Meetings

The most recent ReadyNation Invest in Kids meeting occured on June 25 at 2:30 pm ET, and the economic case for Michigan to invest in young children. Click here to listen to the audio recording.

 

ReadyNation's Invest in Kids Working Group was created to explore research and policies related to the economic benefits of investments in early childhood. The meetings are informal discussions with economic, business, advocacy and policy experts about their developing work. The group is chaired by Robert Dugger, Chairman of the ReadyNation Advisory Board. Please note that the papers presented here are often works in progress, and ReadyNation does not endorse or vouch for any research products being presented at these meetings.

 

Past Working Group Meetings

2011 Meetings

October

October 25, 2011: The Sustainable Financing Model-Evidence from the Grante School District

View the webinar recording

A Sustainable Financing Model: High Quality Preschool for At-Risk Children, Results from the Granite School District in Utah

High Quality Preschool Closes the Achievement Gap and Reduces Special Education Costs for At-Risk Children

Credit Constraints in Education. Lochner and Monge-Naranjo. August 16, 2011.

Speakers include:

Rob Dugger, Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Group and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Partnership for America's Economic Success - View Presentation

Janis Dubno, Senior Policy Analyst, Voices for Utah Children - View Presentation

Brenda S. Van Gorder, Director-Preschool Services, Granite School District

JUNE

June 29, 2011: Partnering with Local Workforce Investment Boards and Manufacturers

Complete Webinar Recording.

Click here to view the presentation by Jennifer McNelly, Senior Vice President, The Manufacturing Institute

Click here to view the presentation by Ronald Painter, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Workforce Boards

2010 Meetings

NOVEMBER

November 15, 2010: Innovative Polices and Advocacy Strategies in Latin America to Promote Early Childhood Development

Complete Webinar Recording—Please note that first 41 minutes of the webinar are audio only, and the first visual aspect starts with Emiliana Vegas.

Click here to view the speaker bios

Peter Holland, World Bank

Alicia Marin, ALAS Foundation

Carla Paredes, World Bank

Juan Antonio Pungiluppi, Teka Capital

Emiliana Vegas, World Bank - Presentation (PDF)

OCTOBER

October 28, 2010: The Business Case for Home Visiting

Complete Webinar Recording

John Schlitt and Beth Jacob, Pew Home Visiting Campaign - Presentation

James Zimmerman, Federated Department Stores, - Presentation

JUNE

June 21, 2010: Innovative Financing Techniques for Early Childhood Programs

Complete Audio Recording

Tom Chewning, retired CFO, Dominion Resources

Richard Alexander, Founder, Alexander Investment Co., LLC

2009 Meetings

NOVEMBER

November 23, 2009: Innovative Financing Techniques for Early Childhood Programs

Complete Audio Recording

The Honorable Jared Polis, Congressman (D-CO), U.S. House of Representatives
Presentation

Betsy Zeidman and Jill Scherer, The Milken Institute
Presentation  |  Report

Jennifer Wohl, Director, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Presentation

OCTOBER

October 5, 2009: The Heckman Equation

Complete Audio Recording

Powerpoint Presentation

Robert Dugger, PAES Advisory Board Chair and Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Group

Suzanne Muchin, Principal, ROI Ventures

Rich Neimand, President/Creative Director, Neimand Collaborative

JULY

July 30, 2009: Budget Principles, Part 4 of 4

Complete Audio Recording

Robert Dugger, PAES Advisory Board Chair and Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Group

July 13, 2009: Budget Principles, Part 3 of 4

Complete Audio Recording

Robert Dugger, PAES Advisory Board Chair and Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Group
Art Rolnick, Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

JUNE

June 29, 2009: Principles for Government Policymaking, Part 2 of 4

Robert Dugger, PAES Advisory Board Chair and Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation
Eugene Steuerle, Vice President, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation

June 8, 2009: Principles for Government Policymaking

Complete Audio Recording

Robert Dugger, PAES Advisory Board Chair and Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation
Eugene Steuerle, Vice President, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation

MARCH

March 16, 2009: The Fiscal Situation and the Impact of President Obama’s Budget on Kids Now and in the Future

Rob Dugger, PAES Advisory Board Chair and Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation
Presentation

William G. Gale, Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution
Presentation

Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Co-Director, Center on Children and Families; former President George W. Bush White House Advisor
Presentation

JANUARY

January 26, 2009: Investing in the "Kids Economy", or Youth Human Capital Sector

Complete Audio Recording

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office and McCain campaign Chief Economic Advisor

William Bentley, CEO, Voices for America's Children and chairman of the new Children's Leadership Coalition (CLC)
CLC Policy Agenda
CLC Press Release
CLC Media Clips
CLC Economic Recovery Proposal

 

2008 Meetings

DECEMBER

December 8, 2008: Economic Downturn and Government Cutbacks: Making the Case for Investing-in-Kids as an Economic Recovery and Growth Strategy

Complete Audio Recording

Rob Dugger, PAES Advisory Board Chair and Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation
National Economic Recovery Strategy: Invest in the American Youth Human Capital Sector (PPT)
U.S. Youth Human Capital Sector: The Foundation of a National Economic Recovery and Growth Strategy (Doc)

Hal Kaplan, Chairman and CEO, Kaplan Early Learning Company

Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus

Henry Levin and Clive Belfield (Doc), Columbia University

Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Paying for Investments in Children (PPT)
Paying for Investments in Children (Article)

OCTOBER

October 27, 2008: The Federal Bailout and the Implications for Investments in Kids

Rob Dugger, PAES Advisory Board Chair and Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation (Invest in Kids Discussion PPT Presentation)

Joan Benso, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

Robert Johnson, Board of Directors Member, Economic Policy Institute; former Managing Director, Soros Fund Management; Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Banking Committee; and Senior Economist, U.S. Senate Budget Committee (PDF Presentation)

Dick Berner, Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Economics and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley

Isabel V. Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution ("Paying for Investments in Children" Paper and PPT Presentation)

Ellen Nissenbaum, Legislative Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

JUNE

June 23, 2008: Proposed Telluride Principles Discussion and Request for Comments

Robert Dugger, Chairman, PAES Advisory Board (bio)

Paul Hirschbiel, President, Eden Capital Corporation

Presentation: Draft Telluride Principles for Investing in Young Children

MAY

May 19, 2008: The Five Most Important Things the Next President Should Do in Early Childhood

Read the meeting summary.

Ben Allen, Research and Evaluation Director, National Head Start Association (bio)
Presentation: What the Next President Should Do With Head Start

Bill Bentley, President & CEO, Voices for America's Children (bio)

Miriam Calderon, Associate Director, Education and Children's Policy, National Council of La Raza (bio)

Shannon Christian, Partner, Christian & Tvedt Consulting and Former Associate Commissioner, Child Care Bureau, Administration George W. Bush (bio)

Joan Lombardi, Director, The Children's Project; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and External Affairs, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. DHHS; and First Director, The Child Care Bureau (bio)

MARCH

March 24, 2008: Engaging the Health Community

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Renee Jenkins, MD, American Academy of Pediatrics (bio)
Presentation: Our Shared Vision: Healthy Children Shaping a Healthy America

Laura Jean Shipley, MD and Jeffrey Kaczorowski, MD, Rochester University (bio)
Presentation: Changing a Community's Investment in Children

Dina Lieser, MD, Docs for Tots (bio)
Presentation: Doctors Early and Childhood Advocacy

JANUARY

January 28, 2008: Pollsters on Early Education

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Chris Blunt, Overbrook Research
Presentation: Investing in Children

Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners
Presentation

January 14, 2008: The Future of Children's Policy in the U.S.

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Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and former President George W. Bush White House advisor
Presentation: American Prospect Discussion

Robert Kuttner, Editor, The American Prospect
Article: "Life Chances: The Case for Early Investment in Our Kids"

2007 Meetings

NOVEMBER: Measuring Success: How the Robin Hood Foundation Estimates the Net Benefit of Its Grants

Michael Weinstein, Chief Program Officer, Robin Hood Foundation
Presentation: Measuring Success: How the Robin Hood Foundation Estimates the Impact of Grants
Paper: "Measuring Success: How the Robin Hood Foundation Estimates the Impact of Grants"

OCTOBER: Economic Consequences of Health Conditions for Young Children

Angela Fertig, College of Public Health, University of Georgia
Read the meeting summary.
Presentation (Fertig): The Lasting Impact of Childhood Health and Circumstance
Paper (Fertig, published version available for purchase): "The Lasting Impact of Childhood Health and Circumstance"

Bernard Guyer, Johns Hopkins University
Presentation (Guyer): Investing in Children's Health

SEPTEMBER: Investment Returns on Child Abuse Prevention

David Cleary, Founder, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN)
Read the meeting summary.
Presentation: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Economic Development with a High Public Return

JUNE: Assessing School Readiness

Sam Meisels, President of the Erikson Institute
Presentation: Young Children and Accountability: No Easy Answers

MAY: Early-Life Effects on Human Capital

Rucker Johnson, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California-Berkeley and Robert Schoeni, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Read the meeting summary.
Presentation: Early Life Events and Health and Labor Market Outcomes in Adulthood
Paper: "The Influence of Early-Life Events on Human Capital, Health Status, and Labor Market Outcomes Over the Life Course"

APRIL: Assessing School Readiness

Thomas W. Schultz, Project Director, National Taskforce on Early Childhood Accountability
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"Assessing: Young Children, Investments in Early Care and Education, and Early Care and Education Providers"

FEBRUARY: Tax Expenditures

Paul Weinstein, Promontory Interfinancial Network and Progressive Policy Institute
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"Economic Overview of Federal Tax Expenditures"

JANUARY: PAES/IIK Progress, Research Update and Long-term Plans

Robert Dugger, Tudor Investment Corporation and PAES Advisory Board Chair
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"Investing in America's Future"

2006 Meetings

NOVEMBER: "Patient Capital" for Non-profit Early Care and Education Providers

George Overholser, NFF Capital Partners
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"Linking Money to Mission: The Role of Patient Capital"

OCTOBER: Early Care and Education Finance

Paul Sheldon, Citigroup
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"Issues in Financing Early Education"

SEPTEMBER: Modeling of Early Care and Education Costs

Doug Besharov, American Enterprise Institute
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"Child Care Patterns and Subsidies (1999-2001): Findings from the Early Education/Child Care (ee/cc) Model"

JULY

James Heckman, University of Chicago
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"Technology and Neuroscience of Skill Formation"

JUNE

Mark Ginsberg and Adele Robinson, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
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"NAEYC Accreditaion: The Mark of Quality"

MAY
Doug Price, Qualistar Early Learning
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"Working Together to Improve Child Care Quality: Developing a Consortium to Support Quality Rating Improvement Systems"

APRIL

Barbara Wolfe and Nathan Tefft, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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"Child Interventions that May Lead to Increased Economic Growth"

MARCH

Timothy Bartik, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
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"Taking Preschool Education Seriously as an Economic Development Program: Effects on Jobs and Earnings of State Residents Compared to Traditional Economic Development Programs"

FEBRUARY

Dennis Winters and Theresa Field
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2005 Meetings

NOVEMBER

William Dickens, Isabel Sawhill, and Jeffrey Tebbs, The Brookings Institution
"The Effects of Investment in Early Education on Economic Growth"

OCTOBER

Tammy Mann, Zero to Three, and Rachel Chazan Cohen, HHS
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"Findings and Implications for Programs From the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project"

SEPTEMBER

Deanna Gomby, Deanna Gomby Consulting
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"Home Visitation in 2005: Outcomes for Children and Parents"

JULY

Ron Haskins, The Brookings Institution
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"Preschool Programs and School Readiness: What is Next?"

JUNE

Lynn Karoly and James Bigelow, RAND Corporation
"The Benefits and Costs of Investing in Universal Preschool in California"

MAY
Steve Aos, Washington State Institute for Public Policy
"Benefits and Costs of Preventions and Early Intervention Programs for Youth"

APRIL

Clive R. Belfield
"The Fiscal Impacts of Universal Pre-K: Case Study Analysis for Three States"

FEBRUARY

David Olds
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"Nurse-Family Partnership: Helping First-tem Parents Succeed"

JANUARY

Rob Grunewald and Art Rolnick, Minneapolis Federal Reserve
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"A Proposal for Achieving High Returns on Early Childhood Development"





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