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Ann O'Leary


Ann O'Leary

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Children & Families

Child Care Aware of America Symposium Keynote Speech

Ann O'Leary's speech at the Child Care Aware of America Symposium on the word gap and the importance of talking, reading and singing with babies and toddlers to build their brains and prepare them for later learning and good health outcomes.

Children & Families

Infant and Toddler Care in 2025

Californians of 2025 will have a broad and deep appreciation of the importance of brain development of very young children – not just among advocates and researchers, but among grocery store managers, elementary school administrators, public transit operators, and governors.

Children & Families

Our economic future depends on early investments in kids

The likelihood of a child's succeeding in school, leading a healthy life and productively contributing to the economic engine of California is largely set before the child ever crosses the threshold to kindergarten. Sadly, childhood poverty is the No. 1 predictor for educational success and health outcomes.

Children & Families

New Test Scores Show a Need for Investments in Early Education

Today’s PISA scores tell us that to remain competitive in a global marketplace we need to recognize that investments in early education paired with deep parental involvement, and a strong focus on the distribution of school resources, will lay the foundation for achievement in school, college, career, and life.

Children & Families

The Future of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Ann O'Leary remarks on the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Working parents are critical drivers of our current economy, but also hold in their hands our future economy through the support they provide their children, support they provide through the income they earn, and through the time they spend with their children.