[ONLINE] - Bright Spots: Strategies and Success Stories on Building a System for Full Access to ECE for Birth to Five


Join New America and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) to hear how three states are building an equitable and aligned early learning system for children birth through age five. During this webinar, the Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Washington presenters will share how they are bringing diverse stakeholders together around a common purpose to develop an early learning system that works for children in their state. The states will share the history and evolution of their work and recent efforts that have coalesced around important goals and priorities to scale and sustain a comprehensive early childhood system.

Participants will be invited to participate in a forthcoming Peer Learning Community, hosted by NIEER with faculty from Zero to Three titled Building Equitable Systems for Tomorrow (BEST): Helping All Young Children Reach Their Potential.

Moderator: Lori Connors-Tadros, Senior Research Fellow, NIEER

State Presenters


Jennifer Moses, Task Force Co-Chair, Program Director of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet
Shakira Bradshaw, Task Force Co-Chair, parent of a child under 5
Sandy Simar, Task Force Co-Chair, Early Educator with Families First
Hannah Quinn, Coordinator, Great Start for All Minnesota Children Task Force

Rhode Island:
Kayla Rosen, Director of Early Childhood Strategy, Rhode Island’s Office of the Governor
Lisa Nugent, Director of State Pre-K, Department of Education
Nicole Chiello, Director of Licensing, Department of Human Services

Washington State:
Karin Ganz, 0-3 & Pre-K ECEAP Administrator, Early Childhood Education Assistance Program, Early Learning Division, Department of Children, Youth and Families
Nicole Rose, Assistant Secretary, Early Learning Department of Children, Youth and Families