IMPACT: Early Care & Education

Investing in early care and education today will provide all of us with a strong return on tomorrow. 

In 2016, the focus of ACT's fall IMPACT Forum was on early care & education in our community. On October 26, 2016, researchers, leaders, and community members both within and outside of the Early Care & Education system gathered to discuss ways to ensure that Alexandria's early care and education needs are being met throughout the community. 

Click here to read a recap of the Forum, and please see below for details and resources.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

NETWORKING & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Sponsored by: BB&T

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
John Porter-President & CEO, ACT for Alexandria

Welcome and Opening Remarks Speakers

UNDERSTANDING ALEXANDRIA'S FAMILIES
Introduction: Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation
Bethany Letiecq, Ph.D.-Associate Professor, George Mason University
Colleen K. Vesely, Ph.D.-Assistant Professor, George Mason University
Q&A to follow

Presenter bio's
Understanding Alexandria's Families: Using a Community-Based Research Approach
Alexandria Latina Immigrants At a Glance

BUILDING ALEXANDRIA'S EARLY CARE & EDUCATION SYSTEM
Introduction: Brandi Yee-Chief Program Officer, ACT for Alexandria
Kate Garvey-Director of the Department of Community and Human Services, City of Alexandria
Tammy Mann, Ph.D.-President & CEO, The Campagna Center
Cynthia Skinner-Project Manager, Alexandria's Early Care & Education Work Group
Michelle Smith-Howard-Citywide Early Childhood Programs Coordinator, Alexandria City Public Schools
Q&A to follow
Presenter bio's 
IMPACT: Early Care & Education Powerpoint presentation
Common Agenda: Early Care and Education in Alexandria, VA

BREAK

FORGING CONNECTIONS AMONG EDUCATION & HEALTH PROVIDERS
Introduction: Tammy Mann, Ph.D.-President & CEO, The Campagna Center
Cynthia Skinner-Project Manager, Alexandria's Early Care & Education Work Group
Rachael D. Goodman, Ph.D., LPC-Associate Professor, George Mason University 
Bethany Letiecq, Ph.D.-Associate Professor, George Mason University
Colleen K. Vesely, Ph.D.-Assistant Professor, George Mason University
Krishna J. Leyva-Family and Community Engagement Manager, Alexandria City Public Schools
Marlene Marquez-Community Organizer and Research Assistant, Amigas de la Comunidad
Q&A to follow
Presenter bio's
Discussion questions
Seamless Support: Serving Families with Children Zero to Three

CONCLUDING REMARKS & NEXT STEPS
John Porter-President & CEO, ACT for Alexandria

SURVEY
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If you would like to receive updates about the Early Care & Education Work Group, please contact Cynthia Skinner, Project Manager, at cynthiabskinner@gmail.com.

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