Education

The Formative Years: What's Next for Early Care and Education? An Atlantic Next America Forum

March 8, 2017
Washington, DC

President Trump made reducing the cost of child care one of his most detailed platform planks during the campaign. While questions remain about the new administration's early care and education policy agenda for the coming year, state and local policymakers across the country have made early childhood programs more accessible and affordable for working families. All of this comes as our nation is raising the most diverse generation of Americans yet.

What will the new administration’s early care and education policies be? What can Washington learn from states and cities that have expanded access to early childhood programs? In this Next America forum, The Atlantic convened key policymakers, local officials, stakeholders and experts to examine the future of early care and education policy.


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  • Wednesday, March 08
  • 8:15 a.m.Welcome RemarksMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 8:20 a.m.What Can Texas Teach Washington? Congressman Joaquin Castro
    With Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 8:45 a.m.The Way ForwardElaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
    Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy, Center for American Progress
    Katharine Stevens, Resident Scholar, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
    With Lillian Mongeau, Early Education Reporter, The Hechinger Report
  • 9:10 a.m.Setting An ExampleTurahn Dorsey, Chief of Education, City of Boston
    Jeana Ross, Secretary, Department of Early Childhood Education, Alabama
    With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic
  • 9:40 a.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE

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