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