What can 14 states accomplish in 2 days for kids?


Fourteen states have been chosen to attend an innovative early childhood symposium at Harvard University next week. Sue Stepleton, president of Parents as Teachers National Center, is one of the representatives on the Missouri team.

What will these 14 teams of early childhood advocates be doing? The Center on the Developing Child (Harvard University), the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and the National Conference of State Legislatures who are co-sponsoring the symposium, hope they’ll identify some scientific advances in early childhood development and some evidence-based early care and education solutions that work. Sounds like a big job; kudos to these three groups for sponsoring the effort!

By the way, in addition to Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington will also be there.

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