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September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

Contact: Ann Vandervliet Stratton, (434) 429-9265

Business leaders explore the connection between high quality
early learning experiences and a productive workforce

(A big announcement about future of Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania to follow the meeting)

The DP Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Smart Beginnings DP will host an executive briefing on the importance of school readiness in our region.

There is a direct link between a strong start in early childhood and a vibrant and productive workforce. “Businesses constantly cite the workforce as one of the top factors in location and expansion decisions. With the emphasis on a skilled workforce, it is important that we have a collaborative education system that begins in early childhood. Children learn how to solve problems, get along with others and enjoy learning very early life. Investing in high quality preschool options for our current and future workforce is important to the wellbeing of our future workforce,” explains Laurie Moran, President of the DPC Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania Board of Directors.

Ben Davenport, Chairman, First Piedmont Corporation, and Director Emeritus, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Katherine Busser, CEO, Virginia Children’s Hospital Alliance, and Vice Chair, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. Ms. Busser is also the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operational Risk Management Officer for Capital One.

Friday, September 18, 2015, at 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast will be provided. The event is free. Registration is recommended.
Click here to RSVP or call (434 ) 836-6990.

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
150 Slayton Avenue, Danville