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  • Economy doesn't work without the early childhood workforce

    Erin Duffy, Managing editor Buffett Early Childhood Institute|Aug 31, 2023

    There are more than 900,000 child care workers across the United States. Think of the impact they have on the millions of young children and families they serve. Trusted early educators allow parents to work. They help businesses run at full speed. As small business owners, they invest their dollars right back into their communities. And, Buffett Early Childhood Institute Executive Director Walter Gilliam argues, the early childhood workforce just might be the linchpin to our country’s economic...

  • Education begins on the first day of life,' says surgeon who wants to build kids' brainpower

    Erin Duffy, Managing editor Buffet Early Childhood Institute|Sep 8, 2022

    When Dr. Dana Suskind takes a child from the arms of their worried parents and heads into the operating room, she knows the great responsibility of performing surgery on the delicate structure of the ear won't fall on her alone. To conduct cochlear implant surgeries, the pediatric surgeon relies on a team. Nurses. An anesthesiologist. Everyone pitches in and has a critical role to play, checking instruments or monitoring vital signs. All work together for the good of their tiny patient. So why,...