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LIVE WEBINAR: How Can We Engage Families for System Change in Early Childhood?

Jan 11 at 01:30 PM - Jan 11 at 02:30 PM


Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy and First 5 Alameda County, along with early childhood leaders from Florida, Massachusetts and California, to learn about insights and strategies from the new toolkit, Ripples of Transformation: Families Leading Change in Early Childhood Systems

The webinar will summarize a fresh approach to family engagement along a continuum, from First Teacher to Policy Advocate, highlighting cutting-edge strategies for early childhood agency and program leaders to promote equity-driven, family-led systems change. Finally, the panel will explore policy and practice implications and take questions from participants. 

In this live webinar, you will: 

  • Get an exclusive preview of a new family engagement toolkit, Ripples of Transformation: Families Leading Change in Early Childhood Systems; 
  • Hear how parents define family engagement along a continuum, from first teacher to policy advocate in early childhood systems; 
  • Learn how public agency leaders in California, Massachusetts and Florida are supporting families to engage along a pathway to leadership; and 
  • Explore how your agency or program can deepen family engagement opportunities. 

Presenters include: 

  1. Melia Franklin, Family Engagement Consultant and author of the new Toolkit; 
  2. Marsha Guthrie and LaNita Sanders of Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County; 
  3. Lisa Erickson, Early Childhood Strategies Coordinator at First 5 Alameda County; and 
  4. Gina Mittal, Director of Community Impact for United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack County and Early Childhood Strategies Director for Boston’s Thrive In 5 initiative. 

We look forward to hearing from all of you!

Register here.

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