Spring AOP-20 Council Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Focus on Early Learning and its impact on
Appalachian students and families and the
development of the future work force.





Keynote Speaker:  Chris Burns, Education Manager for Encore Technologies in Cincinnati. 

He shared the business case for investments in childcare.


Comments also were shared by Michael Harlow, Ohio State Director for a Council for a Strong America.

Additional comments by experts in the field included: 

Dr. Tracy Najera, Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio

Ms. Megan Riddlebarger, COAD (Corporation for Appalachian Development) Executive Director