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Young Children Without Homes 2013

 

Horizons for Homeless Children - National Conference 2013

 

 

Young Children Without Homes National Conference 2013

May 20 & 21, 2013
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Young Children Without Homes National Conference will bring together hundreds of leaders and practitioners working in early childhood education, housing and homelessness, public schools, and health care – to share expertise and best practices in their fields. The Conference will include sessions on: early education; family engagement and support; school readiness and transitions; housing strategies; and more. This is the only national conference focusing exclusively on young homeless children and their families.

Registration is open! Reserve your seat today and pick your workshops!

Featured Speakers

Jack ShonkoffJack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Professor of Child Health and Development at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; and Director of the university-wide Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.

Dr. Kenneth V. HardyDr. Kenneth V. Hardy, Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University and Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships. Prior to joining the faculty at Drexel University, he was a Professor of Family Therapy at Syracuse University where he also held positions as Director of Clinical Training and Research, and Chair of the Department of Child and Family Services.
Dr. Bette HydeDr. Bette Hyde, Director of the Washington State Department of Early Learning. Her focus is on creating one statewide early learning system that prepares all Washington children for school and life. Previously, she served as Superintendent of the 5,500-student Bremerton School District.

Sample Workshops & Panel

Panel: Developing early education systems: A State-by-State Approach

Please join us for a panel discussion with Sherri Killins, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Sherry Cleary, Executive Director of the New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, and Ellen Wolock, Director of the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Preschool Education. They will examine each state’s approach to building early education systems and barriers to accessing early education. They will address their state’s unique response to the educational needs of homeless children.

Presenters:

  • Sherri Killins, Commissioner, Department of Early Education and Care of Massachusetts
  • Sherry M. Cleary, Executive Director of the New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
  • Ellen Wolock, Director of the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Preschool Education

Workshop: Shared Reading and School Success

The first five years of life offer the greatest potential for laying the foundation for future academic success. This workshop will explore the science behind early brain development and the connection between shared reading and school success. Participants will learn simple, interactive reading strategies that are appropriate for all families.

Presenters:

  • M. Elena Lopez, Ph.D., Associate Director, Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)
  • Christine Patton, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst, Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)

Workshop: School Readiness: Using the Case Method to Think Systematically about Young Children’s Education

Ensuring that vulnerable young children get access to quality services and education requires a coordinated system of relationships among families, preschools, schools, and community-based agencies. In this interactive workshop, participants will use the case method to gain a deeper understanding of common problems in preparing young children for school and to identify solutions based on research and practitioner wisdom.

Presenters:

  • M. Elena Lopez, Ph.D., Associate Director, Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)
  • Christine Patton, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst, Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)

 

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