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Committee for Economic Development

The Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy organization led by a network of business leaders. They conduct research on major economic and social issues to actively inform and engage the business community and achieves policy reform in the nation’s interest. Early childhood education has been a priority issue at CED for more than 40 years.

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

  • Help states advocate and develop strategies that stabilize the child care system, promote better business practices, and provide more and better supports for early childhood educators.
  • Work with state advocates and business leaders to identify potential revenue generating options paired with support materials to determine appropriate strategies related to “enlarging the pie.”
  • Continue to compile and organize resource to help states develop effective early childhood tax credit and apprenticeship programs.