Annual Community Dialogue

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Join us May 24, 2016

Wheelock's 10th Annual Community Dialogue

Children as the Focus: Promoting Quality in Early Education and Care

Wheelock College began hosting the Annual Community Dialogue on Early Education and Care in 2005. This free event brings together state administrators, providers, policymakers, educators, and many others seeking to improve the quality and effectiveness of early childhood education.

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The Community Dialogue is free, but space is limited. Please register now to reserve your space!

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8:30 a.m. - Doors open for registration and a light breakfast

9:30 a.m. - Annual Community Dialogue begins

  • Welcome
  • Presentation by Winifred M. Hagan, Ed.D., Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs and Student Success, MA Department of Higher Education

10:00 a.m. - Interactive Dialogues

Session 1

  • Approaches to Play and Learning
  • Cognitive Development and General Knowledge
  • Language and Communication Development
  • Workforce Development and Compensation

Session 2

  • Physical Development and Well-Being
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Family Engagement
  • Policy Buzz

12:10 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Afternoon Activity/Reporting Back

1:30 p.m. - Afternoon Panel

  • Jim Peyser, Secretary, Massachusetts Department of Education
  • Thomas L Weber, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
  • Carlos E. Santiago, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

3 p.m. - Annual Community Dialogue concludes

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