Educare schools come together to share best practices

Representatives from all 21 Educare schools will meet in Atlanta on April 5-7 to collaborate on early learning strategies.

This year’s Educare Learning Network Meeting will be hosted by our partners at Educare Atlanta. The annual meeting is an opportunity to discuss how Educare can help create positive change in the early education field to benefit young children and families across the country.

We invite you to follow @EducareSchools and #EducareMeeting for live coverage of the meeting. Highlights will include:

April 6, 10:35am EDT: Educare welcomes keynote speaker Walter Gilliam, Ph.D., director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and associate professor of child psychiatry and psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. His presentation will discuss a pressing issue in the early childhood field: how children are being suspended and expelled from early childhood settings at an alarming rate.

April 6, 1pm EDT: In the afternoon session, Dr. Gilliam will examine practical strategies adults can use to support children with challenging behaviors and create positive classroom climates.

April 6, 3pm EDT: Educare Atlanta staff will discuss the benefits of having male role models in early childhood settings, from teachers to fathers.

The meeting will also include a tour of Educare Atlanta, which serves 215 children birth to age five and their families in Atlanta’s Mechanicsville neighborhood, less than a mile from city hall and the state capitol. Housed on the first floor of the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Elementary School, Educare Atlanta connects children and families to quality education from birth through fifth grade.

Read about the 2015 Educare Learning Network Meeting.