2018 Educare Learning Network Meeting
April 17-20, 2018 Tulsa, OK
Audience: Executive directors, school directors, master teachers, family support supervisors, local and national evaluation partners, local and national funders, parents
The Educare Learning Network invites you to the 2018 Educare Learning Network Meeting. This year’s meeting will be hosted by our partners at Educare Tulsa. The theme for the meeting is “Learning Together: Reaching Higher.” We look forward to you joining us for an exciting time of peer-learning and reflection.
Registration deadline: March 2, 2018
Our annual Network Meeting is a collaborative learning event that brings together representatives from schools, public- and private-sector partners and other key stakeholders in the early childhood field. At each meeting there are large group presentations, business updates and concurrent sessions, some presented by representatives from Educare schools. This meeting also hosts the Network’s communities of practice.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Helen H. Raikes, Ph.D.
Helen Raikes is a Willa Cather professor of child, youth and family studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her area of study is early childhood education, largely focused on using research to improve outcomes and opportunities for low-income children before school begins and on optimizing growth trajectories of children’s early emotional, language and physiological development.
Her current research projects include evaluation of the Educare Lincoln program and of Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success home visiting program in rural US communities. She has been advising Educare’s Implementation Study since its beginning. She has received awards for research, teaching and mentoring at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and nationally, and is the author of two books and over a hundred scholarly articles.
Dr. Raikes is a frequent presenter and advisor to the US Government for early childhood Head Start and child care research projects. She has been Society for Research in Child Development Executive Policy Fellow at the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services.
Recently, Dr. Raikes completed a cross cultural study of low-income children’s self-regulation with collaborators in Ankara, Turkey, involving over 20 graduate students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and universities in Turkey. She is also involved in projects in Colombia, Rwanda and other areas in the quest to better understand optimal environments for young children.
In Nebraska, she serves on boards of directors for Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, Sixpence Early Childhood Partnership, Lincoln Community Foundation and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund. She grew up in Iowa, received a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University, a Master of Science from the University of California-Davis and a PhD from Iowa State. She was married to the late Senator Ronald Raikes. They are parents of Heather, Abbie and Justin Raikes and grandparents of four children. She practices yoga and one of her first jobs was as a wrangler on a dude ranch in Colorado.
|8-8:45am||First-Time Attendees Breakfast|
|9am-12pm||Executive Director Learning Group|
|9am-12pm||School Director Learning Group|
|9am-12pm||Master Teacher Learning Group|
|9am-12pm||Family Support Learning Group|
|9am-12pm||Local Evaluation Partner Learning Group|
|9am-12pm||Parent Learning Group|
|1-4:30pm||Accelerating Our Impact|
|1-2:30pm||Data Dialogue: Family and Student Outcomes in Educare|
|1-2:30pm||Data Dialogue: Educare Staff Beliefs and Practices and Student’s Outcomes|
|1-2:30pm||Data Dialogue: School- and Classroom-Level Characteristics and Educare Staff Experiences|
|2:45-4:15pm||Data Dialogue: Family and Student Outcomes in Educare|
|2:45-4:15pm||Data Dialogue: Educare Staff Beliefs and Practices and Student’s Outcomes|
|2:45-4:15pm||Data Dialogue: School- and Classroom-Level Characteristics and Educare Staff Experiences|
|5-7pm||Educare Tulsa “Go-Round” Tour|
|8am-12pm||Executive Session with Working Breakfast|
|8am-12pm||Program Session with Working Breakfast|
|12-1pm||Networking and Lunch|
The Hyatt Regency Tulsa offers a 24-hour complimentary shuttle service to the Tulsa International Airport. The hotel is located about 10 miles southwest of the airport. The shuttle is scheduled and usually runs every 20 minutes. To find out more about the Hyatt Regency Tulsa’s shuttle service call 918.234.1234.
There is a Tulsa Transit bus system to travel to and from the Hyatt Regency Tulsa. The bus costs $1.75 per ride one way. The total transit time is about 45 minutes from the Tulsa International Airport to Downtown Tulsa, on the 203 bus towards the Downtown Station (DAS).
Taxi fare to or from Tulsa International Airport costs about $20, plus $2 for each additional passenger. The approximate taxi fare is $0.40 for 1/5 mile a $10.00 minimum charge and $0.40 per minute waiting time.
Hyatt Regency Tulsa
100 East 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103
The Educare Learning Network will reserve rooms on behalf of all Educare staff. All other reservations will need to be made online or by calling the hotel to request a room in the Educare Learning Network room block. Hotel reservations need to be made by March 2, 2018.
Hotel parking: Hyatt Regency Tulsa parking information and rates
- Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to date of arrival by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be advised that cancellation of individual reservations made up to 72 hours prior to arrival will be accepted and the deposit refunded for those rooms for the full night’s stay.
- Failure to cancel reservation will result in a no-show fee billed to the Educare Learning Network.
- El Guapo’s (Distance: 0.6 miles)
- Yokozuna (Distance: 0.5 miles)
- Joe Mamma’s (Distance: 0.5 miles)
- Hurt’s Donuts Tulsa (Distance: 0.5 miles)
- James E. McNellie’s (Distance: 1.0 miles)
- Juniper Restaurant and Café (Distance: 0.8 miles)
- Tulsa Hills Shopping Center (Distance: 9.1 miles)
- Brookside District (Distance: 3.4 miles)
- Tulsa Promenade (Distance: 6.5 miles)
Places of interest:
- Performing Arts Center (Distance .10 miles)
- Center of the Universe (Distance: .50 miles)
- Broken Arrow Lanes (Distance: 19.1 miles)
- River Spirit Casino (Distance: 11.9 miles)
- Oklahoma Jazz Hall (Distance: 0.5)
- Deco District (Distance: 0.4 miles)
- Blue Dome District (Distance: 0.3 miles)
- Tulsa Arts District (Distance: 1 mile)
- Guthrie Green (Distance: 0.5 miles)