Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Early Childhood Education: Partnering Up to Amplify Impact

August 29, 2019 | 02:00 PM
03:30 PM ET

High-quality early childhood education (ECE) has an enormous positive impact on lifelong health, serving as a protective factor against adult disease and disability. Children who receive high-quality ECE stay in school longer and earn more income as adults, helping to close the income inequality gap. Yet parents sometimes struggle to access or pay for available programs, and only about 16% of children who were eligible for federal childcare subsidies in 2015 received them.

ece webinar infographic august2019Given the high value of early childhood education, why is there still so much need, and what is being done to move the ball forward?

This webinar explored:

  • The evidence demonstrating the impact of high-quality early childhood education on health outcomes
  • State challenges and proposed solutions for managing and funding early childhood programs
  • Public-private partnerships supporting and amplifying early childhood initiatives


Alison Baulos
University of Chicago
Linda Smith
Bipartisan Policy Center
Allison Corrado
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Rebecca Noecker
Saint Paul 3K

Presentation Slides

"Lifetime Benefits from Investments in High-Quality Early Childhood Education" - Alison Baulos, Center for Economics of Human Development
"Understanding State Challenges in Early Childhood Education" - Linda Smith, Bipartisan Policy Center
"Healthy Start: An Early Childhood Health Strategy" - Allison Corrado, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
"City of Saint Paul 3K" - Rebecca Noecker, Saint Paul Councilmember