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

Webinar 4: ​​​​​Lead Strategically and Continuously Improve

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 fourth webinar will take place on Thursday, December 10th at 4 PM ET and will focus on the following topics:

  • Scaling comprehensive approaches
  • Building capacity 
  • Providing state, school district, and nonprofit leadership


Anita Chu

Superintendent, Garvey School District, CA

Lee Anne Larsen
Early Learning Team Lead, Maine Department of Education

Heather Phipps
Associate Superintendent of Education Services, Millard Public Schools, NE

Bryan Stokes
Chief of Early Childhood Education, Chicago Public Schools

Edward Manuszak (moderator)
Superintendent Dundee Community Schools, Dundee, MI
AASA Early Learning Cohort, Co-Chair

Resources from the event:

Slide Deck
Building Systems in Tandem
First 10 Partnerships
Office of Head Start Collaboration Demonstration Project Final Report
AASA Early Learning Cohort
AASA & Standard for Success (Early Learning Program Assessment Tool ELPAT)
CPS Equity Framework
Illinois PDG Evaluation

Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy County- Nebraska

Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan- A partnership between the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and the school districts in Douglas and Sarpy County- Nebraska.

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

Thank you to our partners:

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