ReadyNation is strategically aligned with the following national, and international, professional and industry organizations to mobilize business leaders to improve workforce skills and development, education policy and economic competitiveness and sustainability by advocating for smart policy investments in young children:
CEWD, a non-profit consortium of electric natural gas and nuclear utilities, recently highlighted the work of ReadyNation in a cover article of its April 2010 newsletter which discussed how investing in pre-k and other quality early childhood programs is important for the energy industry's future workforce needs and is also working with ReadyNation to develop a Business Case Statement to provide further evidence of the benefits.
Contact: Ann Randazzo, Executive Director
Corporate Voices for Working Families and Business Roundtable call for a renewed emphasis on high-quality early care and education in a 2009 policy paper, "Why America Needs High-Quality Early Care and Education."
Contact: Nathan Constable, Coordinator, Communications and Government Relations
ICW promotes the rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems needed to preserve the strength of America's greatest economic resource, its workforce. ICW has been working with ReadyNation to mobilize the business community to make its voice heard in support of strategic investments in young children, and recently came out with a Case Statement brochure that details how early programs can alleviate future workforce issues. In September 2010, ICW released a report Ready, Set, Go! Why Business Should Support Early Education, which focuses on early education as an investment in workforce development.
Business leadership is critical to support for all of Pew's work - including early childhood, pre-k, home visiting and children's dental health. For more information, click on the project links below.
The Manufacturing Institute, the non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), has a long and successful collaborative history with ReadyNation. In March 2010, John Engler, president and CEO, was a keynote speaker at the 2010 National Economic Forum on Early Childhood Investment. In 2009, NAM worked with ReadyNation to develop a brochure that provides evidence that builds the case for early childhood and its benefits to the manufacturing industry.
Contact: Jennifer McNelly, President