PACE Event

Improving Quality in California's Early Childhood Education System: New Research and Implications for Policy

February 29, 2016
9:00am to 11:30am

Venue: CA Secretary of State Office Building – Auditorium, 1500 – 11th Street, Sacramento

Welcome and Opening Remarks

David Plank, Executive Director of PACE
Deborah Kong, President of Early Edge California
Meera Mani, Director of Children, Families and Communities Program of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Essential Quality Elements – Recent Research Publications

Marjorie Wechsler, Principal and Research Manager of Learning Policy Institute
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Abbie Lieberman, Policy Analyst of New America
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Lisa Kaufman, Executive Director of Educare Silicon Valley

Chris Sciarrino, Director of Workforce and Professional Development of Early Learning Lab

Carla Bryant, Chief of Early Education of San Francisco Unified School District

Quality Improvement in California

Sarah Crow, Vice President of Policy and Evaluation - Opportunity Institute
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Jolene Smith, Chief Executive Officer OF First 5 Santa Clara County

Celia C. Ayala, Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles Universal Preschool
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Camille Maben, Executive Director of First 5 California

Deanna Mathies, Director of Early Learning of Fresno Unified School District

The conference is co-sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and Early Edge California


Don’t miss the Learning Policy Institute, The Opportunity Institute, New America, Educare California at Silicon Valley & Early Learning Lab as they present new research briefs to inform the policy conversation on California’s Early Education System, with responses from policy makers and practitioners.