Community Conference on Early Childhood Issues
If you're interested in learning more about California's investment in Early Childhood Education, and what is being done to ensure that our children are better prepared for school, then consider attending an important conference on Jan. 31.
On that day, the RAND Corporation will discuss key findings of its California Preschool Study, which seeks a better understanding of:
Following the presentation, a panel of state and regional policymakers will lead a broader discussion of the implications of the economic downturn and its effects on public funds to support early childhood investments.
The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the RAND Corporation,
1776 Main St., Santa Monica.
To register, please visit http://www.rand.org/events/2009/01/31/invite.html.
Attendance and parking are free.
- The size of and overall achievement shortfalls in the early elementary grades and gaps in school performance among groups defined by race-ethnicity or socio-economic status, and the potential for preschool education to close existing gaps.
- How publicly funded early care and education programs are structured and how effectively public funds are being spent.
- Rates of access to high-quality early learning programs among California's children.