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NACCRRA’S 15th Annual Symposium


Wednesday, March 5, 2003 - March 8, 2003

In 2003, the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) will be celebrating 15 years of annual policy symposia that have encouraged dialogue and debate on the most difficult, complex, or newly emerging policy issues affecting the field of resource and referral, child care, early childhood education and out-of-school time services, children and families.

These symposia have offered practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and funders the opportunity to exchange information and ideas across disciplines.

The opportunities and challenges presented by education reform to early care and education policy and practice offer a robust agenda for discussions at the upcoming symposium. Legislative changes have set in motion forces of change in how States and communities choose among various policy options to design systems and programs for specific outcomes for children.

Presentations will be selected to provide balanced and comprehensive insight into the future of care and education systems and the new and evolving resource and referral roles within those systems.

Presentations may include the following topics:

– Early Literacy and Early Learning

– Universal Pre-Kindergarten

– Effective Quality Improvement

– Strategies (informal care, family child care, center-based care and school-age programming)

– Effective Child Assessment

– Strategies To Measure Readiness

– Linking Schools To Community-Based School Age Programs

– Curriculum Strategies To Enhance Quality

– Parent Choice – What Are Parents Choosing and Why?

– Financing Strategies

– Family Child Care Networks

– Improving Infant/Toddler Services

– R&R Policies and Practices For Effective Inclusion

– Mental Health and Child Care Linkages

– Subsidy Management and CCR&R
Professional Development and Compensation Strategies

– Outcomes Measurement Systems and Accountability

– Data Driven Planning

– Planning Across Systems

Sessions will be 90 minutes in length and take place on Friday, March 7th.