Upcoming Events

April 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

Over the past decade, public investments in early childhood education have increased, and policymakers have focused on creating high-quality, sustainable preschool programs. However, largely missing from early childhood policy discussions is consideration of classroom diversity and how it affects the equity, quality, and sustainability of preschool programs. Studies have shown that socioeconomically and racially diverse preschool classrooms offer important cognitive and social benefits for children, but few children enrolled in public preschool programs have access to these types of classrooms.

Join us on April 29 to hear what we know about racial and economic diversity in Head Start and state pre-K classrooms, how diversity and quality are linked, and what steps policymakers can take to increase diversity in preschool classrooms.

Opening Remarks:

  • Mark Zuckerman, President, The Century Foundation
  • U.S. Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA), Ranking Democratic Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce

Panel Discussion:

  • Jeanne L. Reid, research scientist, National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University; co-author (with Sharon Lynn Kagan) of A Better Start
  • Michael Hilton, Policy Analyst, Poverty & Race Research Action Council; contributor to A Better Start
  • Halley Potter, Fellow, The Century Foundation; contributor to A Better Start
  • Philip Tegeler, Executive Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council (moderator)

Research for A Better Start was supported by The Century Foundation and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and led by Jeanne L. Reid and Sharon Lynn Kagan of the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University.

For more information about this event, please contact events@tcf.org.

 

April 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

Over the past decade, public investments in early childhood education have increased, and policymakers have focused on creating high-quality, sustainable preschool programs. However, largely missing from early childhood policy discussions is consideration of classroom diversity and how it affects the equity, quality, and sustainability of preschool programs. Studies have shown that socioeconomically and racially diverse preschool classrooms offer important cognitive and social benefits for children, but few children enrolled in public preschool programs have access to these types of classrooms.

Join us on April 29 to hear what we know about racial and economic diversity in Head Start and state pre-K classrooms, how diversity and quality are linked, and what steps policymakers can take to increase diversity in preschool classrooms.

For more information about this event, please contact events@tcf.org.

May 12, 2015 - 8:00am to May 14, 2015 - 12:30pm

The Inclusion Institute, presented by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), is the premier event for people from all early childhood sectors to come together to learn, share, and problem-solve about inclusion for young children. This year's theme is Implementing Quality Inclusion Practices:  Supporting People, Programs, and Policies.

May 15, 2015 - 8:00am

Presented by Shannon Riley-Ayers and Vincent Costanza, NIEER and New Jersey Department of Education.

July 27, 2015 - 8:00am to August 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

Join OMEP for its 67th Assembly and Conference, Early Childhood Pathways to Success.