Early Advantage 2: Building Systems That Work for Young Children

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Thu, May 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

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NCEE invites to you join world-renowned early childhood researcher Sharon Lynn Kagan for the release of The Early Advantage 2: Building Systems That Work for Young Children, the centerpiece of the multi-year Early Advantage international comparative study funded and supported by NCEE.

The groundbreaking study explores how leading systems around the world are addressing major challenges in early childhood education and care including issues of quality, equity, sustainability and efficiency. It provides concrete examples of innovations that can be used in states and cities across the United States and beyond.

The event will be held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC on May 16. The gathering will be hosted by NCEE President & CEO Anthony Mackay and feature a presentation from Kagan on the book's findings and discussion of its implications with leading voices in early childhood education and care.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Caridad Araujo, Principal Economist, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Rebecca Gomez, Education Program Officer, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Lisa Guernsey, Director of Learning Technologies Project, New America
  • Jacqueline Jones, President and CEO, Foundation for Child Development
  • Kristiina Kumpulainen, Early Advantage researcher, Finland
  • Michael Levine, Chief Knowledge Officer, Sesame Workshop
  • Nirmala Rao, Early Advantage researcher, Hong Kong
  • Craig Rice, Councilmember, Montgomery County
  • Linda Smith, Director of Early Childhood Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Kathy Sylva, Early Advantage researcher, England

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