Register Now for the Early Childhood Summit 2013: Innovation and Opportunity
Registration is now open for the 2013 Early Childhood Summit in Boston, co-sponsored by the Boston Children's Museum, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Strategies for Children. This daylong summit on Friday, April 5, 2013, will bring together neuroscientists, pediatricians, educators, business and museum professionals, and policymakers to develop a broad partnership dedicated to improving outcomes for children.
This summit will bring together neuroscientists, pediatricians, educators, business and museum professionals, and policymakers to develop a broad partnership dedicated to improving the outcomes of all children entering kindergarten. Keynote speeches and facilitated, small discussion groups will focus on the following goals:
1) To improve the outcomes of all children entering kindergarten by:
- informing interventions with the latest advances in the science of early brain and child development;
- sharing best practices and accelerating the application of innovative approaches to buffer toxic stress;
- supporting caregiver capacity, encouraging play and joyful discovery in children and promoting organizational skills in work with caregivers; and
- improving broad public awareness of these advances, examining implications for public policy and developing a broad coalition of interested parties that will work together to implement these policies.
2) To best support the whole child by breaking down silos between health and education, both budgetary and professional.
3) To engage the Massachusetts business community in investing wisely to support human capital development and remaining competitive by building an educated work force for the future.
The full event schedule is here. Please watch this page for changes leading up to the event. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Rankin at Summit@bostonchildrensmuseum.org or please call (617) 986-3649.
For more information and to register, please visit earlychildhoodsummit2013.eventbrite.com. Space is limited.