Ken McNeely, President of AT&T California, explains the importance of collaboration with the public sector to create change for our society and the next generation. His message is reinforced by Professor Heckman's research and recommendations.
Personality Creates Productivity and Prosperity Watch Video
Ken McNeely, President of AT&T California, explains the importance of social and emotional skills—particularly in the early years of a child's life. Professor Heckman reinforces his message by showing that cognitive skills are important, but character skills are essential.
Early Investment Produces the Highest Returns Watch Video
Ken McNeely, President of AT&T California, knows how to make smart investments—and he knows that the smartest investment his business can make is early in a child's life to maximize resources efficiently and effectively.
How to Use Professor Heckman’s Work View Summary
This is a two-page message framework advocates can use to motivate policymakers and other influentials to invest in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children. This resource can be used as a guide for crafting persuasive talking points to business leaders, policymakers or other potential advocates. The Message: Nobel Memorial Prize Laureate Professor James Heckman…
Research Summary: Perry Preschool and Character Skill Development View Summary
This two-page research summary provides proof that social and emotional development in early childhood development drives better education, health, social and economic outcomes. Heckman highlights the influence that character skills have on school, career and life success, and provides guidance for how advocates and policymakers can use the research to promote effective social and economic change.…