Young Children Without Homes National Conference 2013
Monday, May 20 - all day
Location: Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Horizons for Homeless Children’s Young Children Without Homes National Conference will convene hundreds of leaders and practitioners working in early childhood education, housing and homelessness, public schools, and health care - to share expertise and best practices in their fields.
Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., is the Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; and Director of the university-wide Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. He also chairs the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs, two multi-university collaborations comprising leading scholars in neuroscience, psychology, pediatrics, and economics, whose mission is to bring credible science to bear on public policy affecting young children.
Dr. Kenneth Hardy is Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University and is also Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships. Prior to joining the faculty at Drexel University, he was Professor of Family Therapy at Syracuse University where he also held positions as Director of Clinical Training and Research, and Chair of the Department of Child and Family Services. He is the former Director of the Center for Children, Families and Trauma of the Ackerman Institute in New York City.
Dr. Bette Hyde is the Director of the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL). Her focus is on creating one statewide early learning system that prepares all Washington children for school and life. She strongly believes that school-readiness means ready schools, ready children, ready families and ready communities. Dr. Hyde previously served as superintendent of the 5,500-student Bremerton School District, well-known for its emphasis on partnering with local early learning groups to improve kindergarten readiness. Under Dr. Hyde’s leadership, The Bremerton Schools received the National School Board Association’s Magna Award for their system of early childhood partnerships.
The Conference will include workshops on the following topics:
Early education and care
School readiness and transitions
Family engagement and support
Advocacy and current policy issues
Interdisciplinary perspectives on family homelessness
Early Bird special until March 29, 2013:
$245 Individuals + CEUs
$195 Groups 4 and over*, p.p.
$135 Individuals, one day
$270 Individuals, two days
$125 Groups 4 and over, p.p., one day*
$245 Groups 4 and over, p.p., two days*
$150 Students, two days
*Groups must register together