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Birth to Five Water Cooler


Convening Advocacy and Solutions to Help Children Birth to Five Succeed



Monday, May 22, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
(SBCTC) Offices
1231 I Street, Suite 303, Sacramento, CA 95814

Breakfast and registration begins at 9:00 AM and the full program will commence at 9:30 AM sharp.

Spring 2017 Early Care and Education Water Cooler

Bringing an ECE lens to California’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan

Exploring how the new research by the National Academy of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering on Dual Language Learners (DLLs) impacts ECE in California 
Dr. Laurie Olsen, Director of the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) Initiative of the Sobrato Family Foundation
Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Director, First 5 California.
Nellie Rios-Parra, Director of State Preschool, Lennox Elementary School District.
Bringing the critical lens of ECE and DLLs to California’s ESSA State Plan
Dr. Marlene Zepeda, Professor Emeritus, Department of Child and Family Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
Glen Price, Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education
Martha Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent, Fillmore Unified School District
ECE State Policy Landscape 
Other speakers include: 
  • Erin Gabel, Deputy Director of External and Governmental Affairs Office, First 5 California
  • Anna Maier, Research and Policy Associate, Learning Policy Institute
  • Hanna Melnick, Research and Policy Associate, Learning Policy Institute

For questions please contact:

Vickie Ramos Harris, or (213) 406-9145

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