Join EDC at NAEYC's PLI 2017


Sunday, June 11, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Join some of EDC's early childhood experts for the following sessions at the 2017 NAEYC Professional Learning Institute (formerly known as the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development):

  • June 11 (10:45-12:45): Melissa Dahlin, with colleagues Sue Mitchell and Cyndi La Marca Lessner, will present the session "Moving Family Engagement into Action: Promising Practices to Support Implementation in Early Learning Settings."
  • June 12 (8:00-10:00): Naomi Hupert, Alexandra Adair, and Deborah Rosenfeld, with colleagues Sarah Gerard and Claire Christensen, will present, "Can Computers and Tablets be Used in Developmentally Appropriate Ways in Early Learning Settings? Examples from Research Where Digital Media Supported Children’s Learning,"
  • June 13 (10:45-12:45): Karen Cairone will lead the Featured Session "Promoting Kindness and Resilience in Turbulent Times: Why Social and Emotional Skills Matter Now More than Ever." Featuring Rosemarie Allen, Barbara Kaiser, Marilou Hyson, and Mary Louise Hemmeter.
  • June 13 (10:45-12:45): Kristen Reed and Jessica Young will present the session, "Games for Young Mathematicians: Mathematics Learning, Persistence, and Growth Mindset in Preschool."
  • June 13 (2:00-4:00): Join EDC's Jana Martella, Aisha Ray (Erikson Institute), Debi Mathias (BUILD QRIS Network), and Kate Tarrant (BUILD consultant) in discussing the powerful policies necessary to lead and drive state efforts to improve the workforce and teaching quality with an equity lens as they present "Leading for Equity: Ensuring a Competent Workforce that Supports All Children."
  • June 14 (8:00-10:00): Diane Schilder, Jana Martella, and colleague Katherine Theadore will present "Early Care and Education Professional Development Systems: Meeting the Needs of Child Care, Head Start, and pre-K Professionals," an interactive session that will engage participants in a conversation about the actions that states are taking to create aligned professional development systems that meet the needs of early care and education teaching staff.