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Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law

Special Conference

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Friday, March 15, 2013 · 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Power Rogers and Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 East Pearson Street, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL

Co-sponsored by
The Illinois State Board of Education,
The Illinois Resource Center/Early Childhood Professional Development, and
Loyola University Chicago ChildLaw and Education Institute

This symposium discussed the components involved in creating a high-quality early childhood program and offer legal and financial strategies for building a seamless system between preschool and school. The presenters detailed the social and economic benefits of supporting high-quality early childhood education and focused on how to form effective partnerships and collaboration in providing preschool for all children.

Streaming video of the conference presentations are available here

Agenda

8:30 am -
8:50 am

Breakfast and Registration

8:50 am - 9:00 am

Welcome
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  • Brian Michalski, Project Director, Illinois Resource Center: Early Childhood Professional Development
  • Michael Kaufman, Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, and Director of ChildLaw and Education Institute, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

 

9:00 am -
9:45 am

Opening Session: Overview of Early Childhood Education in Illinois
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  • Cindy Zumwalt, Division Administrator, Early Childhood Education Division, Illinois State Board of Education
  • Rhonda Clark, Principal Consultant, Early Childhood Education Division, Illinois State Board of Education
9:45 am -
11:00 am

Panel #1: The Educational, Social and Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Education
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  • Sara Mead, Principal, Bellwether Education Partners (View Powerpoint)
  • Milagros Nores, Assistant Research Professor,  National Institute for Early Education Research (View Powerpoint)
  • Patte Barth, Director of the Center for Public Education, National School Boards Association (View Powerpoint)
  • Moderator: Hillary Weis Coustan, Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
11:00 am -
11:15 am

Break

11:15 am -
12:30 pm

Panel #2: Ingredients of High-Quality School Readiness Programs
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  • Karen Haigh, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, Columbia College Chicago (View Powerpoint)
  • Adam Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Education (View Powerpoint)
  • Moderator: Michael Kaufman, Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, and Director of ChildLaw and Education Institute, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
12:30 pm -
2:00 pm

Luncheon and Presentation: What Success Looks Like—Effective Public-Private Early Childhood Education Collaborations
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  • Introductions: Miranda Johnson, Assistant Director of ChildLaw and Education Institute, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Bela Moté, Vice President, Educare Development, The Ounce of Prevention Fund (View Powerpoint)
  • Sara Watson, Director and Co-Founder of ReadyNation and Executive Vice President for National Partnerships, America’s Promise Alliance, and former Senior Officer of the Pew Charitable Trusts (View Powerpoint)
2:00 pm -
3:30 pm

Panel #3: Implementing the Vision: Strategies for Creating Lawful, High-Quality, and Cost-Effective Early Childhood Collaborations
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  • Kathy Villano, Project Director, Early Childhood Developmental Enrichment Center, Illinois Resource Center for Early Childhood
  • Carolyn Newberry Schwartz, Executive Director, Collaboration for Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Maureen Hager, Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, former Illinois School Superintendent and Member of the Board of the Community Family Center
  • Kathleen Hirsman, Faculty, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Moderator:  Amy Kosanovich Dickerson, Associate, Franczek Radelet P.C.
3:30 pm -
4:00 pm

Networking Reception

Loyola

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Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street Suite 1107 · Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.6481
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