2017-01-27 National Governors Association

Cross State Convening: Leveraging Workforce Investment Strategies to Improve the Early Care and Education Workforce

January 25-27, 2017 | National Harbor, MD

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the Cross-State Convening for the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Workforce Project to provide an opportunity for state teams to hear from experts in the field on issues related to the early childhood workforce, allow state teams time to explore specific topics related to the early childhood workforce and to work with one another on common early childhood workforce issues in a peer learning environment.

Agenda

Presentations

January 25, 2017

Reception: Voices from the Field

Moderator:

  • Aaliyah Samuel, director, Education Division, NGA Center

Panelists:

  • Tonya Sevilla, owner, Maxwell Preschool Academy
  • Rebecca Marvin, director, Bright Horizons
  • Tiffani Spann, teacher, Bright Horizons
  • Joelle Flythe, former Infant/toddler teacher
  • Lynne Wright, principal, Oakridge Elementary School

January 26, 2017

Welcome, Overview and Introduction

Speakers:

  • Aaliyah Samuel, director, Education Division, NGA Center

Opening Plenary: Institute of Medicine Transforming the Workforce Report

Speakers:

  • Kimber Bogard, senior officer of planning and advancement, director of the innovation to incubation program, and managing officer of the culture of health program, National Academy of Medicine

Morning Plenary: Exploring the Early Childhood Workforce Index

Speaker:

  • Lea J.E. Austin, specialist, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

State Team Time 1

Speaker:

  • Aaliyah Samuel, director, Education Division, NGA Center

Higher Education and Early Childhood Career Pathways

Speakers:

  • Adele Robinson, consultant, Education Policy and Strategic Advocacy
  • Alison Lutton, consultant, ECE Professional Development Systems

Deep Dive with Experts

Speaker:

  • Aaliyah Samuel, director, Education Division, NGA Center

State Team Time 2

Speaker:

  • Aaliyah Samuel, director, Education Division, NGA Center

January 27, 2017

Opening Plenary: Advancing Early Childhood Educators as a Unified Profession

Speaker:

  • Marica Cox Mitchell, deputy executive director, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

State Team Time 3

Speaker:

  • Aaliyah Samuel, director, Education Division, NGA Center

What’s Next and Adjournment

Speakers:

  • Aaliyah Samuel, director, Education Division, NGA Center
  • Seth Gerson, program director, Education Division, NGA Center
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