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Cultivating Early Childhood Champions: The Tulane Early Childhood Policy Leadership Institute

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This session will explore Louisiana's efforts to cultivate state champions for infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) through the Tulane Early Childhood Policy Leadership Institute. Presenters will discuss program design (curriculum, cohort recruitment/retention, leadership development), findings from participant impact interviews, lessons learned over 6 years, and strategies for participants to develop leaders in their communities.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Charles Zeanah, MD, Tulane University; Julianna Finelli, MD, Tulane University; Lindsay Usry, MPH, ZERO TO THREE; Sarah Hinshaw, PhD, LCSW, Tulane University

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • P-5 (8) Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Seeing Your State’s Babies & Families through the State of Babies Yearbook: 2020

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The session will provide an overview of the State of Babies Yearbook: 2020, outlining what’s new in 2020; including additional well-being and policy indicators and an expanded focus on equity. Participants will learn how to use the Advocacy Toolkit as key voices in ZERO TO THREE's Think Babies Campaign.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Amanda Perez, MSW, ZERO TO THREE; Elizabeth DiLauro, MA, ZERO TO THREE; Kim Keating, MEd, ZERO TO THREE; Patricia Cole, MA, ZERO TO THREE

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • P-5 (5) Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Great Things Happen When You Think Babies! Campaign Stories From Three Think Babies States

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Everyone has a role in advocating for effective policies and adequately resourced services to ensure babies and their families have what they need to thrive. Campaign leads from three states will share successful state-based advocacy strategies and tools utilized that can be readily adapted to advance a multi-issue infant-toddler agenda.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Diane Dellanno, LCSW, Advocates for Children of New Jersey; Leanne Barrett, Rhode Island Kids Count; Mindy Binderman, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • P-5 (7) Professional and Ethical Practices
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development (RAPID) – Early Childhood

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In April 2020, the RAPID-EC team began gathering survey data from U.S. families with young children, assessing child, caregiver, and family well-being and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about their findings regarding family hardship, geographically based differences in well-being, and structural inequalities. Gain actionable data to inform your work.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Joan Lombardi, Early Opportunities; Phil Fisher, PhD, RAPID Project, University of Oregon

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (4) Health and Developmental Protective and Risk Factors
  • P-5 (8) Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Power to the Profession: Now What?

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Baby Talk 5 - 6: Power to the Profession: Now What? 

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In 2017, Power to the Profession was established as a national collaboration to define the early childhood education profession, birth through age 8, across states and settings. Learn about the latest status and steps as this effort transitions toward implementation in our new and changing realities. Hear from Power to the Profession’s broad-based Task Force leaders as they illuminate ways to seize opportunities now to advance changes with, from, and for an effective, diverse, and fairly compensated early childhood education workforce.

Additional information can be found at www.powertotheprofession.org.
 

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Matthew Melmed, Chief Executive Officer, ZERO TO THREE; Rhian Evans Allvin, Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (7) Professional and Ethical Practices
  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

The Most Powerful Voice Is Yours: Urging Policymakers to Think Babies

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Policymakers have a big impact on babies and families, but decisions being made on Capitol Hill and in state capitols often seem far away. However, early childhood professionals and parents bring key expertise and passion to policy advocacy and have a powerful role to play. This session will feature a panel of advocates—parents and professionals—sharing their journeys to advocacy and the impact of their work. Come learn how you can leverage your knowledge to make a difference for our nation’s babies.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Myra Jones-Taylor, PhD, Chief Policy Officer, ZERO TO THREE, Brenda Jones Harden, PhD, University of Maryland, School of Social Work; Brooke Cisneros, Strolling Thunder mom and early childhood educator, New Mexico; Destiney Prieto, Strolling Thunder mom, Arizona

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (7) Professional and Ethical Practices
  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, but have been compensated by ZERO TO THREE for this presentation.