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Balancing Life, Work & Family

High Quality Early Education is the Key to a Strong Workforce Paula Barron, Senior Vice President, Marketing—Tompkins VIST Bank


t takes a village to raise a child. I can honestly say I don’t know where that phrase originated from but I along with many others couldn’t agree more. Parents are the first role models for their children, but there are so many others that influence a young person’s life. All you have to do is look around our community and also read some of the other articles in this magazine issue, to see how many formal and informal groups and organizations are passionate and engaged in helping children become successful adults. I applaud every individual and organization, formal or informal, who invests in our future by mentoring and nurturing our youth. In the course of our lifetime, it is the most important legacy we can leave. I had the pleasure of meeting with Julia Klein, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer at CH Briggs, about an organization she is engaged with that has a long-term view on making children successful. The PA Early Learning Investment Commission was created in September 2008, under the gov-

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