2020 Virginia Early Childhood Executive Briefing

2020 Executive Briefing on Economics of Early Childhood

The Virginia Chamber Foundation and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) hosted a virtual executive briefing for statewide business leaders on “The Economics of Early Childhood: Smart Beginnings for Virginia’s Workforce Pipeline.” The event, held virtually on Oct. 13, focused on the rapidly changing early childhood landscape as Virginia continues to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis. The event featured remarks from Tom Barkin, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and a panel discussion with Back to Work Virginia Task Force co-chairs, Deborah DiCroce, President and CEO, Hampton Roads Community Foundation; Jim Dyke, Senior Advisor, State Government Relations, McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC; and Stephen Moret, President and CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership; moderated by Mike Petters, President and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

Briefing Materials

Event Program and Speaker Bios

Full Event Recording

Press Release

Tom Barkin Remarks - Early Childhood Education: Now More Than Ever

Event Highlights