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Healthy Child, Thriving Communities - Tomorrow's Workforce Develops Today

Monday, December 11th, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (breakfast available at 7:30 a.m.)

Turner Hall, 301 South 4th Street, Watertown
Please Register by Monday, Dec 4, 2017
Sponsored by Every Child Thrives


Thriving communities require skilled employees who spur innovation and economic vitality. As community leaders who understand our need for a strong workforce, we would like to personally invite you to attend this special breakfast program discussing the impact of early childhood on lifelong health, occupational success and community vitality.



About The Event

We are pleased to welcome three nationally recognized speakers:
Early Experiences Elevate Everything
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

An Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Navsaria practices primary care pediatrics and is the founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. He regularly writes op-eds on health-related topics and speaks regionally and nationally on early brain and child development, early literacy, and advocacy.

The Economic Impact of Investing Early
Rob Grunewald, Economist

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

A graduate of Watertown High School, Grunewald co-authored "Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return" and has written several articles on the economic and social impact of early learning. He frequently speaks to community and business leaders, policymakers, and media throughout the United States and has served on boards and advisory committees for organizations involved with early childhood development.

Skills Gap and Next Gen Workforce
S. Mark Tyler, President

OEM Fabricators, Inc., Woodville, WI

S. Mark Tyler is founder and president of OEM Fabricators, Inc., a growing contract manufacturer in western Wisconsin. Tyler is a Regent with the University of Wisconsin and serves on the Wisconsin Technical College System and the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Boards. He chairs the Governor's Council on Workforce Investment and serves on the Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council. Tyler also chairs the Business Committee of Success by Six of the St. Croix Valley.



Schedule of Events:

7:30 a.m Breakfast Available

8:00 a.m. Program Begins



To Register:

Please click here to reserve your space for this free breakfast event. Space is limited .