Volume 10, Issue 23

August 18, 2011

Hot Topics

Monday, August 22, 2011, 9:00 ¬ó 11:00 am
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

On August 22, the Center on Children and Families at Brookings will convene a group of experts and practitioners to discuss reforms of early education programs in the United States. The event will include a discussion with Dr. Steven Barnett of Rutgers on how preschool programs should be reformed and an overview of the Obama administration’s Head Start reform agenda by Yvette Sanchez Fuentes of the Administration for Children and Families. These presentations will be followed by brief reactions from Dr. Jerlean Daniel of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Dr. Jens Ludwig of the University of Chicago, and Yasmina Vinci of the National Head Start Association. A panel discussion moderated by Ron Haskins, co-director of the Center on Children & Families, will follow.

After the discussion, participants will take audience questions.

Welcome
Ron Haskins
Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families
The Brookings Institution

Keynote Addresses

W. Steven Barnett
Professor and Co-Director, National Institute for Early Education (NIEER)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Steve Barnett's address is based on his article "Effectiveness of Early Educational Intervention" to appear in the August 19 issue of the journal Science.

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes
Director, Office of Head Start
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Panel

Moderator: Ron Haskins
Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families
The Brookings Institution

Jens Ludwig
Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy
University of Chicago
Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Jerlean Daniel
Executive Director
National Association for the Education of Young Children

Yasmina Vinci
Executive Director
National Head Start Association

To RSVP for this event, please call the Brookings Office of Communications at 202.797.6105 or click here.