WorkShops/Conferences

Seven Things Policy Makers Need to Know about School Readiness
This presentation can be used to explain the importance of school readiness to legislators and other policy makers. Fact sheets, speaker notes, and other resources are included in a complete toolkit.

School Readiness Indicators: Where Does Assessment Fit?
November 10, 2004
This workshop was presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Anaheim, California.
Presented by: Charles Bruner, SECPTAN

Considering Social and Emotional Development in an Era of Accountability
October 14, 2004
This presentation was given during a Web-assisted audio conference convened by the National Conference of State Legislators.
Presented by: Charles Bruner, SECPTAN

Place Matters: Addressing the Needs of Special Populations for School Readiness
October 13, 2004
This presentation was given at a meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers in Portland, Oregon.
Presented by: Charles Bruner, Child and Family Policy Center

Assessing Children's "School Readiness" at Kindergarten: A Workshop For Practitioners and Policy Makers
September 15-17, 2003
Representatives from twenty-two states participated in this national workshop, co-hosted by SECPTAN and the School Readiness Indicators Initiative.

Presenters were: Charles Bruner, SECPTAN; Sam Meisels, Erikson Institute; Jana Martella, Council of Chief State School Officers; Elisabeth Wright and Helene Stebbins, National Governors Association; Kristie Kauerz, Education Commission for the States; Tamara Halle, Child Trends; Colleen Rathgeb, Office of the Assistance Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of HHS; Catherine Scott-Little, SERVEing Young Children; Rolf Grafwallner and Janice Treakle, Maryland Department of Education; Marilyn Howard, Idaho Department of Education; Dawn Denno, Ohio Department of Education; Betty Cooke, Minnesota Department of Education; Shair Nielsen, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii.

Financing an Early Learning System- Strategies for the Short and Long Haul
July 16-18, 2003
Representatives from twenty-one states participated in this national workshop, co-hosted by two national initiatives, BUILD and SECPTAN.

Presenters were: Charles Bruner, SECPTAN; Janice Gruendel, Connecticut Voices for Children; Richard Brandon, Human Services Policy Center; Cheryl Hayes, the Finance Project; Jane Knitzer, National Center for Children in Poverty; Ann Kirwan, Ounce of Prevention Fund; Jo Ann Lawer, SECPTAN; Grace Kelley, Success by Six Oklahoma; Anne Mitchell, Early Childhood Policy Research; Nina Sazer O'Donnell, Families and Work Institute.


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