United States of America
Conference sessions will feature practical experience and applied research in the following areas: - accreditation; - administration; - advocacy/public policy; - affiliate group leadership development; - anti-violence; - assessment/portfolios/observation; - child care; - child development; - children at risk; - community planning; - curriculum; - discipline; - early literacy; - equity/diversity/culture; - exceptional children; - family child care; - family support; - financing early childhood systems; - Head Start; - health and safety; - history; - inclusion; - infants/toddlers; - professional development; - public schools; - quality, compensation,and affordability; - research; and more.
Components of the School of the 21st Century. The school of the 21st Century (21C), also called the Family Resource Center, is a model for school-based child care and family support services. Special focus on: - Breakthrough Research on Child Development - New Uses for Technology - Funding Opportunities - Family Involvement - Assessing Program Quality