Council’s Matt Regan Talks Early Brain Development on ABC 7’s Beyond the Headlines
Bay Area Council Vice President of Public Policy Matt Regan on June 28 appeared on ABC7’s Emmy award-winning public affairs show “Beyond the Headlines” examining early childhood development. Early childhood education is among the top policy priorities for the Bay Area Council because of the significant scientific research showing that there may be no larger return for a child’s future success than investing in growing their brain development from age 0-5.
The Bay Area Council currently is partnering with Too Small to Fail – an initiative of The Clinton Foundation and San Francisco-based Center for the Next Generation – on a groundbreaking, innovative messaging campaign aimed at closing the word gap in lower-income communities. With funding from Kaiser Permanente, the Council and Next Generation developed the campaign with globally renowned San Francisco ad firm Goodby Silverstein. Regan, who appears with U.C. Davis Psychology Professor Dr. Ross Thompson and First 5 California Deputy Director of Programs Diane Levin, unveiled campaign materials and discussed the critical role the region’s business community will play in preparing future generations of well-educated, high-skilled workers.