ReadyNation amplifies the voice of business leaders in support of early childhood policies that strengthen our economy and workforce. ReadyNation was originally created in 2006 by The Pew Charitable Trusts and a dozen other funders, then called the Partnership for America’s Economic Success. On January 1, 2012, it transitioned to the America’s Promise Alliance, and in February 2012, changed its name to ReadyNation.
By signing the ReadyNation pledge, you are signaling your belief in the importance of quality early childhood development programs and a commitment to work locally, in your state and/or throughout the nation to make sure children are ready to succeed. However, you are not endorsing a specific policy or program. Here’s the pledge:
We are committed to ensuring all of our nation’s children show up for school ready to succeed.
We understand that long-term U.S. economic strength and fiscal sustainability depend on the capabilities of America’s workforce.
We agree that our country’s workforce pipeline is not producing the employees we need, which can only truly be remedied by starting at the beginning.
We know from extensive research that kids who start off right are more likely to be ready to succeed in school, become part of a highly-skilled workforce, and become productive members of society. Families and communities matter in how children start off in life, and effective public and private investments in young children and their families are a vital educational success and economic growth strategy.
Take the pledge here.