News » Unda' the Rotunda

The Business Case for Early Learning

Wednesday, Feb. 11


Count how many of the following brands you have or have ever had in your home: Crest, Gillette, Pepto-Bismol, Scope, Clairol, Crisco, Olay, Vidal Sassoon, Secret, Dolce & Gabbana, Tampax, Charmin, Tide, Duracell, Comet, Cover Girl, Pampers. If you counted even one, then you're familiar with American corporate giant Procter & Gamble, or P&G, which was founded in the mid-1800s. P&G is often at the top of best-places-to-work lists, and former P&G CEO John Pepper spent 40 years with the company. Pepper is also the co-founder of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, which mentors young people, and he believes in the power of preschool and early child development. He'll share his thoughts on pre-K education during his Andrus Center for Public Policy-sponsored talk, Politics for Lunch: The Business Case for Early Learning.