Taking Quality to Scale

Date: Wednesday July 15, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Woodrow Wilson Ballroom
Speakers: Swati Adarkar, Children's Institute
Linda Hassan Anderson, Knowledge Universe
Jackie Govan, Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office
Megan Irwin, Oregon Early Learning Division
Louise Stoney, Alliance for Early Childhood Finance

What does taking "quality to scale" mean and is it viable? Is the goal to make every early learning program a high quality one or assure only that every child at risk is in a high quality program? Does quality mean we are shooting for the optimum level of quality or a more moderate level that is attainable and affordable given limited resources? What is needed within key system components in order to attain quality at scale and what is needed from a state policy perspective? Are there economies of scale that can make this goal more affordable? A panel of state and national leaders will debate and probe the potential for taking quality to scale.