Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ounce of Prevention plans summit on
educating kids from birth through 3rd grade

For more information, visit 'The Ounce' website.
The Ounce of Prevention Fund is inviting school leaders to apply for a chance to attend their two-day summit on best practices and strategies for ensuring a strong continuum of high-quality educational experiences for children from birth through 3rd grade.

District leaders and experts must apply and be accepted to attend the event on March 22-23, 2017. The summit will share various approaches and local examples aimed at improving student outcomes in the early years.

The so-called Excellence in the Early Years: District Leadership Summit will also "highlight policies and practices that are creating high-quality classroom experiences, building professional capacity and supporting students and families throughout the early learning and early elementary years," according to event organizers.

Those encouraged to attend include district leaders, such as school board members, superintendents, assistant superintendents, chief academic officers, and early childhood directors. Districts are being encouraged to send a team of three or four people to learn, network, and problem-solve together.

Registration and meals are complimentary. Attendees are responsible for lodging and transportation. Rooms are available for a reduced rate at the Loews Hotel in Chicago for the night of March 22. This national summit will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 and conclude on Thursday, March 23 at 2 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration will be confirmed on an individual basis using a rolling selection process. Early registration is encouraged for priority consideration, organizers say, with a maximum of four participants per organization.

Those interested may share this information and apply now.