The foundations of educational and life success are laid throughout the years before the start of kindergarten. States and communities have made high-quality learning an essential part of their long-term strategy for education reform, and a reauthorized ESEA can provide support for their efforts by better connecting early childhood to K-12 reform. In the years ahead the need to improve student outcomes with limited resources will put more focus on how early learning helps children and families while providing a strong return on investment. Join us for a discussion of how research and practice can inform the development and implementation of effective, accountable early childhood programs.
Dr. Catherine Scott-Little, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Dr. Jennifer Stedron, Executive Director, Colorado's Early Childhood Leadership Commission
Dr. Lyle Ailshie, Director of Schools for the Greeneville (TN) City Schools
Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers