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Primrose Schools CEO Jo Kirchner on Early Childhood Education's Vital Role in America. 19 Min.

26 August, 2020

Primrose Schools CEO Jo Kirchner joins Committee for Economic Development President Dr. Lori Esposito Murray to discuss the essential role of early childhood education in enabling our current and future workforce, the importance of access to quality early childhood education for working parents, and how early childhood education is vital in enabling equality.

The CEO Forum series features CEOs from across American industry who will focus on actionable insights to address underlying challenges of economic opportunity, childhood education, health care, workforce skills development, workplace equality and corporate governance.


Dr. Lori Esposito Murray

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray is President of The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining CFR, she held the distinguished national security chair at the U.S. Naval Academy sponsored by the Clas...Full Bio

Jo Kirchner

Jo Kirchner

Jo Kirchner has devoted the majority of her career to pioneering breakthrough strategies for delivering high-quality early education and care. As CEO of Primrose Schools® since 1999, she has led strategic growth of the company from four locations in Georgia to a national brand recognized as a...Full Bio