Early Childhood Summit is today

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute will chart the landscape of Nebraska's early childhood research, practice and policy when they assemble the state's top minds for an April 25 summit in Lincoln.

The second biennial CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood will feature 15 presentations from CYFS faculty and affiliates conducting research on early learning and development, family engagement, professional development, and the economic impacts of early intervention.

Subsequent small-group discussions will give attendees opportunities to address connections among early childhood research, practice and policy. Approximately 200 people are expected to attend.

CYFS Director Susan Sheridan, College of Education and Human Sciences Dean Marjorie Kostelnik, and University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken will provide the summit’s opening remarks.

Arthur Reynolds, professor at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, will give a keynote address on the history of early childhood development programs implemented from birth to age 10.

The summit will conclude with a panel and roundtable featuring reactions to the day’s presentations and discussions on expanding future collaboration among researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/3sk.