Brief | March 12, 2018

Business Case for Early Childhood Investments in Tennessee

Preschool helps children succeed in school and prepares them for productive lives

Businesses in Tennessee need employees who are not only well-educated, but also job­-ready, productive, and team­-capable. Yet many businesses are currently hard pressed to find qualified employees, because too many young adults don’t have the necessary education or skills to get hired.

This brief makes the business case for greater access to early education—drawing on data that shows the connection between early education, school readiness, and later workforce success.

Investments in high-quality early childhood education are essential to support our children reading on grade level by third grade and parents’ success in the workplace.

Kathy Buckman Gibson, Chairman of the Board, Buckman International


  1. Tennessee