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

Webinar 1: Collaborate to Improve Teaching and Learning

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 first webinar will take place on Thursday, November 12th at 4 PM ET and will focus on the following topics:

  • Aligning curriculum and instruction pre-K through elementary school 
  • Ensuring successful transitions to kindergarten 
  • Promoting professional learning across communities 


Nicole Beard
Principal, Vivian Riddle Elementary School (Lansing, Michigan)

Susan A. DeRiso
Director of Literacy & Title I, Woonsocket Education Department

Jason Sachs
Executive Director of Early Childhood, Boston Public Schools

Betty Underwood
REAP Project Director, Lansing School District

Mary Varr
Executive Director, WHSCDA (Woonsocket Head Start Child Development Association)

David Jacobson (moderator)
Principal Technical Advisor, Education Development Center

For full panelist bios, click here.
For more information on FirstSchool EduSnap Tool, please contact Erin Mason at: erin@getedusnap.com.

Resources from the event:
-Event Slide Deck
-Judy Center Brief
-Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan
-First 10 Brief

Check out the Child-Parent Center (CPC P-3) overview here.

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