Nancy Kolben, Executive Director, Center for Children's Initiatives: The Center for Children’s Initiatives is a leading policy and advocacy organization committed to advancing wise investments in early childhood services. Ms. Kolben has lead multiple initiatives to expand access to and quality of services and has been a leading voice in promoting the expansion of high quality Pre-K for all children. Ms. Kolben served on the Mayors implementation work group designing the city's successful expansion of Pre K Services, is a current member of the Panel of Thought Leaders continuing to advise the administration on Pre-K implementation and is a member of the Community Schools Advisory Board and served on the New York City Early Care and Education Task Force. She has served on numerous commissions and work groups and is a current member of the statewide Early Childhood Advisory Council. She has written numerous policy briefs and spoken often on the need to invest in the needs of our youngest learners. Through her work at CCI she has fostered multiple partnerships with high education and other community leaders to strengthen the impact of CCI's work and to promote responsive policies that are reflective of the needs of all children and families.