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Sep 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM | (Virtual) (ARCHIVE)
Early Childhood Education Summit

The pandemic disrupted learning for all students but especially for the youngest learners, many of whom struggled in a virtual environment not well suited to their social, emotional, and academic development. These learning losses, coupled with decreased kindergarten enrollment, exacerbated many longstanding challenges in early childhood education (ECE), such as workforce development and ensuring high-quality state programs.

Federal COVID relief funds give states the opportunity to address these early learning challenges and expand statewide initiatives. The American Families Plan also includes a package of childcare subsidies and support for free universal pre-K. Join the National Association of State Boards of Education for a virtual Early Childhood Education Summit on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm ET, as national experts discuss the challenges facing ECE and the strategies and resources states can tap to meet them. Participants will learn from other state board colleagues about barriers to effective ECE policymaking and potential solutions.

*Note, this event is for NASBE members only.

Confirmed speakers for this virtual summit include:

  • Kim Pattillo Brownson, California State Board Member; Director of Strategy and Policy, Ballmer Group
  • Miriam Calderon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy and Early Learning, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Lori Connors-Tadros, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Early Education Research
  • Byron Ernest, Indiana State Board Member and NASBE Chair
  • Jacqueline Jones, CEO and President, Foundation for Child Development
  • Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Illinois State Senator and former Illinois State Board Member
  • Elliot Regenstein, Partner, Foresight Law + Policy
  • Chancellor Lester W. Young Jr. , New York State Board of Regents

Summit Registration



Time

Title

Speakers

1:00-1:10 pm

Welcome

  • Robert Hull, NASBE President and CEO
  • Winona Hao, Director of Early Learning, NASBE

1:10-2:00 pm

Understanding Federal Landscape and Opportunities, What Roles Do State Boards of Education Play

  • Elliot Regenstein, Partner, Foresight Law+Policy
  • Miriam Calderon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy and Early Learning, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (USDE)

 

2:00 -3:15 pm

State Boards Supporting ECE: Barriers and Opportunities  

  • Winona Hao, Director of Early Learning, NASBE
  • Byron Ernest, Chair, NASBE; Member, Indiana State Board of Education
  • Elliot Regenstein, Partner, Foresight Law+Policy
  • Lori Connors-Tadros, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER)
  • Ben Jones, Kansas State Board of Education
  • Kim Pattillo-Brownson, California State Board of Education

 

3:15-3:25 pm

Break

 

3:25-4:30 pm

Looking forward: Advancing Policies for ECE Workforce and Equity

 

 

  • Robert Hull, President and CEO, NASBE
  • Dr. Jacqueline Jones, President and CEO, Foundation for Child Development
  • Dr. Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Illinois State Senator (and former member of IL state board of education)
  • Dr. Lester Young Jr., Chancellor, New York Board of Regents

 

4:30-4:35 pm

Meeting Wrap- up and Adjourn

  • Robert Hull, NASBE President and CEO
  • Winona Hao, Director of Early Learning, NASBE



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