[ONLINE] - School-Community Partnerships for the Whole Child: Learning from Comprehensive Models

Webinar 3: ​​​Partner with Families

The AASA (The School Superintendents Association), NAESP (the National Association of Elementary School Principals), CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers), EDC (Education Development Center), New America, and NAECS-SDE (the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education) invite you to join us for a 4-part webinar series. 

How can communities and states advance equity and build comprehensive approaches that promote whole child learning and development from birth through elementary school? 

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed fundamental flaws in the systems that support children and families in the United States. Addressing these weaknesses is essential to ending racial injustice and addressing inequality. This is a moment in time to consider how we can best set up early childhood educators and professionals to be successful both during the pandemic and as we rebuild systems in its aftermath. 

Join us for engaging discussions on advancing equity and promoting whole child learning and development from before birth through elementary school. We will learn from innovative models from around the country, including CPC P-3, First 10, Maryland’s Judy Centers, and Metro Omaha’s Birth through Grade 3 initiative, and from trailblazing communities, including Boston, MA, Lancaster, PA,  Oakland, CA, Orlando, FL, Woonsocket, RI, Yakima, WA, rural Maine, and others. 

Hear from principals, superintendents, program directors, local and state leaders, and other experts on how these models combine a focus on teaching and learning, deep family engagement, health and social service supports, and continuous improvement. 

This third webinar will take place on Thursday, December 3rd at 4 PM ET and will focus on the following topics:

  • Meeting the needs of culturally-specific groups
  • Connecting to families through play and learn groups and home visiting
  • Deepening family engagement to family partnerships


BB Otero
President, Otero Strategy Group
Founder of CentroNia

Joe Vonderhaar
Principal Sandoz Elementary School, Omaha NE

Mani Xaybanha
Program Specialist, Multnomah County's SUN Service System

Minerva Pardo
Family Engagement Specialist West Valley School District, Yakima WA

Gracie Branch (moderator)
Associate Executive Director of Professional Learning, National Association of Elementary School Principals

For full panelist bios, click here.

Please use the links below to learn more about and register for the other webinars in the series:

Thank you to our partners:

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