Upcoming Events

May 26, 2016 - 12:01pm to May 28, 2016 - 12:01pm
Registration: Early bird deadline approaching! Register before the early bird deadline (4/15 at 11:59pm EST) and receive discounted conference registration. Also save money by becoming a member of ICIS before registering and take advantage of member benefits.
 
Pre-Conferences: We are happy to announce that there are 5 groups organizing pre-conferences on Wednesday May, 25th. Follow the link for more information on the 5 pre-conferences and other special events at the ICIS conference.
 
Program: The online program is now available. Be sure to check out the 2016 Invited Program for exciting sessions at this years’ conference.
 
For more information about the meeting please visit the ICIS website.
June 6, 2016 - 8:00am

You are invited to join the First Early Childhood Education Action Congress, hosted by the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), to be held in Paris on June 6-7th, 2016.  This event will bring together 450 leaders from many countries to discuss how to build the political and public support needed to ensure that all children of the world get a good start in life.

Participants will discuss how to attract new advocates for early childhood, what messages are most effective in building support, and what programs can be scaled up to reach large populations of children.  The meeting location is the OECD headquarters at the historic Chateau de la Muette.  

For more information and registration, visit www.eduensemble.org. 

June 7, 2016 - 4:30pm

This workshop offers early childhood policy makers, advocates, and practitioners a different view of pre-K–3 systems building by sharing one state's story of creating and implementing guidelines-based learning in grades 1–3. Come and learn about how teachers and administrators in the early elementary grades are being asked to emphasize inquiry, projects, and a child-responsive approach to teaching.

Sharon Ryan, Shannon Riley-Ayers and Vincent Costanza are all experienced early childhood educators with over 15 years of classroom experience between them.  They all have past experience presenting at PDI and the NAEYC annual conference and know how to ensure that participants are engaged  and learn something that they might apply to their own work contexts. 

June 22, 2016 - 8:30am to June 24, 2016 - 4:00pm

The Third Annual Conference of the Early Childhood Social Impact Performance Advisors, will be held June 22-24 in Denver, Colorado. Cohosted by the Institute for Child Success, ReadyNation, and the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah, this is a major national conference on Pay for Success (PFS) social impact financing and the only such conference focused on early childhood Pay for Success.

Individuals and jurisdictional teams must apply for attendance by April 20. To get more information and apply, visit this page: http://pfs.instituteforchildsuccess.org/third-annual-early-childhood-soc...

August 8, 2016 - 9:00am to August 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
Research Connections will be holding a free summer data workshop on the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on August 8-9. Baby FACES is a descriptive study of Early Head Start programs designed to inform policy and practice at both national and local levels. Baby FACES project leads from Mathematica Policy Research will instruct this two-day data training, which will introduce researchers to the study objectives, methods, instruments, key findings, and data structure. Throughout the day there will be hands-on time with the data files and structured exercises.
 
The workshop is free, but space is limited. Researchers interested in using the Baby FACES data to answer policy relevant questions in early care and education are encouraged to apply. Participants must have programming experience in one or more of the following software packages: SAS, Stata, or SPSS. In addition, participants should have experience using large, complex survey data. The application deadline is June 10, 2016.