On the Road with the Council

April 26, 2023

The Council is on the move and looking forward to connecting with our community in person. Check your schedule and plan to catch up with us in a city near you. We can’t wait to meet you on the road!

Upcoming Conferences

National Head Start Conference

Phoenix, AZ

May 8-11, 2023

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World Forum on Early Care and Education

Panama City, Panama

May 2-5, 2023

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Meet Council leaders at the following World Forum sessions:

May 3, 2023 | 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

ECD Workforce Challenges and Solutions: A Path Forward

Engage in current research, programs, and early childhood workforce solutions to discover proven strategies to impact and transform outcomes. Learn about some of the most effective solutions to motivate changes that will lead our field into a brighter future.

Katorra Enoch-Longshore, United States; Lisa Gannoe, United States; Ruby Motaung, South Africa; Molly Gerrish, United States; Calvin E. Moore, Jr., United States


May 5, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Focus on Leadership: Empowering and Supporting ECD Professionals

Early childhood professionals thrive when they feel supported and valued. Join us as our panel describes leadership strategies that empower professionals in a variety of early childhood settings.

Jennifer Sturgeon, United States; Charito James, Canada; Rajeswary Elangoven, Malaysia; Abena Ocran-Jackson, United States



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