PNI Announces Early Childhood Conference Call Series!

21 Jul 2011 |

The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink is hosting a three part call series to explore early childhood issues related to Promise Neighborhoods planning and implementation.

Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss these!

Courtesy of the Guidance Center, lead organization for the River Rouge Promise Neighborhood (MI)

Setting the Context
Monday, August 1st, 3-4pm ET

Participants will learn about how new early childhood policy at the federal and state level places an emphasis on systems-building, and learn about how Harlem Children’s Zone and the Palm Beach Children’s Services Council are implementing place-based early childhood agendas.

Engaging Home-based and Family, Friend and Neighbor providers
Monday, August 8th, 3-4pm ET

This call will focus on a part of the child care spectrum which is both a core support to many families, and often outside of existing early childhood systems-building work. Speakers will discuss how to engage informal care providers and support them as part of a system of quality and developmentally-appropriate care.

Engaging and Working with Parents
Wednesday, August 10th, 3:30-4:30pm ET

This call will explore parent education and parent support as an essential component of building an early childhood program.  Speakers will include representatives from two national, evidence-based home visiting programs, as well as representatives of center-based approaches.

Dial In for all calls : (877) 746-4263
Access Code: 02 87 081#