This week Senior Vice President of Public Policy Matt Regan travelled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to participate in an early education conference hosted by philanthropist George Kaiser at the newly completed Educare Center, a state-of-the-art early childhood school that provides education and care for young children and their families. The purpose of the event was to introduce stakeholders from around the country to the very successful “Talk Read Sing” early childhood education campaign developed by the Bay Area Council. The initiative is focused on arming parents and other caregivers with simple tools they can use in their daily lives to close the word gap by talking, reading and singing to very young children. Following the campaign’s early success in Oakland, the initiative is now making an impact in several other U.S cities through our partner organizations, The Clinton Foundation and the Opportunity Institute. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro delivered the keynote address to over 100 national education experts.
To engage in the Council’s early childhood education policy work, please contact Senior Vice President Matt Regan.