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Live Webinar! How Can We Engage Families for Systems Change in Early Childhood

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.

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