Mayor Ginger Nelson Invites You

Mayor’s
Summit

BUSINESS LEADERS BUSINESS OWNERS HIRING EXECUTIVES ENTREPRENEURS managers Church leaders Parents educators healthcare professionals

Mayor’s Summit 2019

Hear from Dr. Ferguson and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price

Workforce of tomorrow

If you are worried about the workforce of tomorrow, look no further than at the infants and toddlers of today. The most efficient and cost-effective workforce training is to enhance and strengthen programs that serve our youngest children, birth to age five. There is no more important priority in Texas than the future of our children and workforce.

The best opportunity to develop a thriving workforce and build an educational pipeline  starts with a focus on change in the early learning space. To promote this, Amarillo is hosting Zero to 5: Mayor’s Summit that brings together city leaders from nonprofits, school districts, municipal government and philanthropy. This summit is about partnering with families for stronger children, a thriving workforce and improved educational outcomes.

A child’s zip code should never be a predictor of future success; providing educational opportunity at the earliest age possible ensures we enhance every child’s future. We know that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops by age 5, but our education pipeline is still not prioritizing education at this critical time from age 0 to 5.

There is a straightforward solution that will create the best opportunity for educational success, while solving our most difficult workforce challenges — access to quality early education for all children. When you provide access to quality early childhood education across a community, you are overcoming both workforce and educational obstacles.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH

6PM   Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre


Educators • healthcare professionals
Distinguished Lecture (Ceu’S available)

80% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life. During this period, skill gaps between socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups become clearly apparent. Learn the everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers that provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a more equal start in life.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH

6PM   Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre


Educators • healthcare professionals
Distinguished Lecture (Ceu’S available)

80% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life. During this period, skill gaps between socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups become clearly apparent. Learn the everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers that provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a more equal start in life.

Friday, APRIL 5TH

7:30 – 9:45am    Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza


Business Leaders • Parents • church leaders

An in-depth look at the ways an entire community can work together and unlock the secret of raising a strong future workforce.

Featured Speakers

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Doctor

Ronald Ferguson

Ron Ferguson is an MIT-trained economist whose work addresses economic, social, and educational challenges. He has been on the faculty at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government since 1983 and faculty director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University. His work takes a social-ecological saturation approach, collaborating with many partners to surround families with information and supports for parenting infants and toddlers using five clusters of parenting practices called The Basics.

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Fort Worth mayor

Betsy Price

Recognized as a national model for early education, Fort Worth is leading other cities in it’s approach to child care. Mayor Betsy Price will share the background of their program, The National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers, in which Tarrant County has been selected as one of three national models for early education.

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Amarillo mayor

Ginger Nelson

Summit Topics

science

Learn the Science
behind how a strong early learning system will hard-wire a child’s brain development and boost cognitive and social-emotional development.

people

Attracting & Retaining a Highly Productive Workforce
today requires more than just offering great jobs and competitive salaries. It’s also about building a family friendly environment where an entire community supports our youngest members.

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Discover the Five Basics
that everyone in our community can do NOW to build necessary skills and strengthen Amarillo’s workforce.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

2 Hour Lecture  .2 CEUs


The cost is $15 per person

Complete top portion of the registration form including last four of SSN, birth date, name and address, valid email address and phone number. We will call each person to secure the payment.  Certificates will be emailed to the participant. Please download and return forms to info@zeroto5.org.

CEU Form

A Heartfelt Thank You

to our generous supporters