2014 National Summit of States: NAEYC's State Professional Development Leadership Team Work Day
We were delighted that 28 states attended the Summit of States on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a pre-institute session of NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development.
The National Summit of States is a convening of state cross-sector teams who came together to build and enhance state policies for integrated early childhood professional development systems. The intensive, full day agenda included plenary presentations, topical breakouts with time for peer cross-state discussions, and time for the state team to work together. In addition, we highlighted new reports on the workforce, as well as emerging federal funding opportunities in the context of their implications for state professional development systems.
- Workforce Designs: A Policy Blueprint for State EC PD Systems
- Litmus Test: Developing an Integrated PD System
- Speaker Bios
- Facilitator Bios
- State Team Time Capture Tool
- Peer-to-Peer Time Capture Tool
- Summit "Welcome" Slides by Rhian Evans Allvin and Billie Young
- Panel #1 Slides on New Workforce Data by Densie Mauzy, Kathryn Tout, and Joellyn Whitehead
- Panel #2 Slides on Finance by Adele Robinson, Angela Abrams, Calvin Moore, and Vincent Costanza
- PS Systems & Workforce Initiatives: State/Territory PD Overviews
Roundtable Topics for Peer-to-Peer Break Out Sessions
- Quality Assurance
- Career Pathways
- Higher Ed
- Cross-Sector Standards Alignment
The Summit brought together 28 state leadership teams composed of a cross-sector group of 3 to 10 members, representing at least 3 of the following: the state child care lead agency, the state Head Start collaboration office, state departments of education, the state early childhood advisory council and the state AEYC affiliate.
Listed by the Administration for Children & Families’ regional operations, the states that attended the Summit this year were:
- Region 1: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont
- Region 2: New York, New Jersey
- Region 3: Delaware
- Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
- Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin
- Region 6: Arkansas, Texas
- Region 7: Iowa
- Region 8: Montana, Utah, Wyoming
- Region 9: Arizona, California, Hawaii
- Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Washington
The Summit of States is made possible through the generous support of the Alliance for Early Success.
2012 Professional Development Summit: 6th Annual National Meeting of States
The 2012 PD Summit was held at NAEYC's 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development on June 9, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Participating states identifed a cross-sector leadership team to attend, including policy and decision making representatives from the:
- State Child Care lead agency,
- State Department of Education, and
- State Early Childhood Advisory Council (as applicable), and
- State Head Start Collaboration Office
State Leadership Team members may represent more than one required sector/role and may range in numbers from 3 to 10 members. Also, states were STRONGLY encouraged to include leadership representation from state AEYC affiliates, early intervention, special education, and higher education, as well as appropriate leaders of professional development focused on home visiting, infant & toddler, and school-age professionals. To deepen the experience at the PD Summit, State Leadership Teams were encouraged to meet in advance of the PD Summit and to reconnect after the PD Summit, including meeting with appropriate stakeholder groups.
- 2012 PD Summit Agenda
- Webinar on Intersections of Implementation Science and Policy in Professional Development Systems (May 30)
The 2012 NAEYC PD Summit is made possible by the generous support of the Birth to Five Policy Alliance and the McCormick Foundation.
More than 325 people attended the 2011 Summit, including 38 state leadership teams and more than 30 facilitators from national organizations and federal agencies. The event was held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Providence, Rhode Island--a preconference session at NAEYC's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. As with all of the professional development (PD) summits, the focus of the 2011 event was on state PD system policies that move towards systems integration.
Selected materials for the 2011 Summit
The 2011 Summit was planned in partnership with:
- Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
- National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
- National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education
- National Association for Family Child Care
- National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center
- National Council of La Raza
- The National Registry Alliance
- Office of Child Care
- Office of Head Start
- US Department of Education
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Selected materials from the 2010 Summit
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Selected materials from the 2009 Summit
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Selected materials from the 2008 Summit