What would be possible if we adopted shared, whole child, birth-to-age-eight measures that put young children and their families on a pathway to success? Or if we aligned policies and practices that were rooted in how children develop?
Possibility is the hallmark of the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) initiative. This collaborative of more than 150 diverse partners have co-created shared measures, determined where to act first, and are now creating state-level strategies for progress.
Join as at the Pathways Pre-conference at the National Smart Start Conference.
We’ll share lessons learned and Pathways tools that will support you in: galvanizing cross-systems collaboration; using the Pathways Measures of Success framework to understand how children and families are doing in your community, where the biggest inequities lie, and where to move to action first; and developing strategies that focus on research-based policies, practices, and capacity building to make progress
The NC Pathways Pre-conference is part of the National Smart Start Conference, the nation’s largest conference devoted to early education systems and strategies. The conference provides advanced professional development for early education leaders committed to improving the quality of and access to early childhood services for all children ages birth to five. It is intended for professionals who support families, for professionals who support those who work with children, and professionals engaging in early care and education systems change. Although we greatly value our early childhood workforce, content is not designed for those working directly with children.
The 2018 Conference will feature a full day of preconference sessions followed by three days of workshops and networking opportunities. Workshop focus areas include:
- Early Care and Education
- Early Childhood Health and Development
- Family Support and Engagement
- Public Engagement, Fundraising, and Nonprofit Management
- Early Childhood Systems and Leadership