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June 7, 2012
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Nearly 2,000 Educators Will Convene in Indianapolis to Learn about the Latest Research, Policy and Practice in Early Childhood Education
Presenters include well-known authors, researchers, academics and policymakers
|What:||NAEYC’s 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, a conference designed for leaders in early childhood education working with and on behalf of young children from birth through age 8|
|Who:||Teacher educators, program directors and administrators, researchers, advocates, policymakers and other stakeholders|
|When:||June 10–13, 2012|
|Where:||JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S. West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204|
INDIANAPOLIS—Nearly 2,000 leaders will meet in Indianapolis from June 10–13, 2012, to examine the latest research, policy and practice in the early childhood education field at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development.
The theme of this year’s Institute, “Leadership throughout the Early Childhood Profession: Research, Policy and Practice,” will be woven into over 200 sessions throughout the four-day conference. Presenters include well-known authors, researchers, academics and policymakers in the education field, such as Ellen Galinsky, Jacqueline Jones, Samuel J. Meisels, Holly Elissa Bruno, Sharon Kagan and many others.
Alfred E. Osborne Jr., Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Global Economics and Management at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, will deliver the keynote address.
Other features of the event include:
• Featured Sessions that address various aspects of leadership
• Research Symposium sessions
• A Closing Session, moderated by Martha Muñoz, featuring leaders and emergent leaders discussing their journeys and strategies for developing new leaders in the field
• More than 50 exhibits featuring the latest products for teaching and learning
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.