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Local Innovations in Child Care and Early Learning

Nearly 11 million American children under 5 spend part of their day in a child care setting, yet only a small fraction are in early learning programs that meet high standards. Families face a huge challenge in finding programs that fit the demands of work schedules while also providing good, affordable learning centers for their kids. Overcoming this challenge is a key lever for promoting social mobility and preparing children for the future.
In an event on February 23, 2012, the New America Foundation learned from local leaders who are highly aware of the need for new approaches. Calling in from around the country, these leaders shared their stories, successes and challenges. A recap of the event can be found in this post on the Early Ed Watch blog.


Featured Speakers
Tonja Rucker
Principal Associate
National League of Cities

Erin Gallagher
Program Officer
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, FL
Monica Barczak
Director, Innovation Lab
Community Action Project, Tulsa, OK
Katie Britton
Ready City Manager/DART Co-Manager
Thrive in 5 Boston, MA
Barbara Fabre
Director, Child Care Programs
White Earth Tribal Council, White Earth, MN
Lisa Guernsey
Director, Early Education Initiative
New America Foundation
David Gray
Director, Workforce and Family Program
New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Event Photos

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A range of photos from this event are available on Flickr. Click on the icon at left to view or download the photos.