320. Building a High-Quality, Unified, Early Childhood Education System: Lessons from Louisiana
|Date:||Wednesday July 13, 2016|
|Time:||4:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
|Location:||Grand Salon 10 (1st floor)|
|Speakers:|| Daphna Bassok, University of Virginia
Jenna Conway, Louisiana Department of Education
Elizabeth Kief, Agenda for Children
Louisiana recently embarked on an ambitious effort to overhaul the state’s fragmented early care and education landscape, provide all children with high-quality early childhood learning opportunities, and help parents identify high- quality care options. This session will provide an “insiders” look at the reform from the perspective of state leadership from the Louisiana Department of Education, local leaders from New Orleans and researchers who are studying the reform. The session will describe a large-scale effort to build cohesion across a diverse and fragmented early childhood landscape through a focus on quality improvement.