Contributor

Catherine Atkin

President, Early Edge California

Catherine Atkin is president of <a href="http://www.earlyedgecalifornia.org" target="_hplink">Early Edge California</a>, a statewide nonprofit organization working to ensure all children have the early experiences necessary to be successful learners, setting them on a path to college and career readiness. High-quality early childhood programs place children on a trajectory for success in kindergarten and beyond. In addition, economists have found that high-quality early childhood education offers one of the highest returns of any public investment. Learn more at: Learn more at: <a href="http://www.earlyedgecalifornia.org" target="_hplink">www.earlyedgecalifornia.org</a> and <a href="http://www.tkcalifornia.org" target="_hplink">www.tkcalifornia.org</a>.