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Early Learning and Child Development in Community School Settings

The Coalition for Community hosts regular online webinars to provide the field with tools and resources to aid community school initiatives. These webinars provide in-depth analysis from school and community leaders from around the country.

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Early Learning and Child Development in Community School Settings

March 25, 2013
1PM Eastern

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Overview:
Community schools continue to demonstrate that they are ideal settings for integrating high quality early learning and child development. Cross-sector collaboration is at the core of the community school movement – an effort to re-imagine and transform schools not only as places, but also as a set of partnerships. This emphasis on partnerships enable  community schools to provide more seamless alignment of early learning and education to ensure the health, cognitive and social emotional needs of young children and their families are met. As community schools implement practices that help improve the quality and continuity of 0-8 programs, grade-level competency campaigns (such as reading by grade 3), and place-based/cradle-to-career initiatives, they are developing key lessons that can help inform community school initiatives as well as local, state and national efforts to integrate early childhood programming with K-12 systems.
 
The Coalition for Community Schools recently released two reports on early childhood practices in community schools that provide in depth information in preparation for this webinar.
 
 
School leaders, staff and partners who participate in this webinar will find ideas for enhancing and expanding high quality early childhood programs within a community school setting.
 
Presenters:
Kwesi Rollins, Director, Leadership Programs, Institute for Educational Leadership
May Cha, Linkages Coordinator, Schools Uniting Neighborhoods, Multnomah County, Oregon
Erin Ramsey, Senior Program Director, Families and Work Institute and Director, Mind in the Making –Community Schools Project


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