Early Childhood Education: A Foundation for a Fair and Productive Society
Hosted by the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation
Poverty drags on Atlantic Canada’s economic growth. Attracting and retaining people in the short-term and ensuring our future workforce has the necessary skills for secure employment are challenges shared across the Atlantic region.
Hear why high quality early childhood education holds some of the solutions to these pressing problems. Early childhood education and care is a game-changer, playing multiple roles in promoting parents’ labour force participation, women’s equity, immigrant settlement, poverty reduction and economic development.
Scott McCain, Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation, on why business leaders in Atlantic Canada should champion early education and care.
Craig Alexander, Partner & Chief Economist, Deloitte Canada, on his breakthrough study: Ready for Life: Socio-Economic Analysis of Early Childhood Education and Care
The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain on the upcoming Early Years Study 4 and why early education is a must for all Canada’s children.