To celebrate and reaffirm the Gesell Institute’s 60th anniversary, we hosted an Early Childhood Conference on the Yale campus with 25 speakers and 300+ participants who were committed to L-E-A-D: Learn, Educate, Advocate, and Do! Contributing to the national conversation about early childhood and leadership in educational policy, the conference generated practical ideas for setting and implementing appropriate expectations for our youngest learners.
In order to ensure that the information from the conference is shared with a wider audience and lives on, Gesell Institute created a Community Early Childhood LEADership E-Kit ©2012 This CD-ROM serves as a guide for educational reform in communities across the country. The E-Kit is intended for educators, parents, and policy makers. Complete with speeches, thought papers, audio files, video, and multiple PowerPoint presentations, this valuable tool offers viewers the encouragement and tools they will need to:
- Begin their own community conversation about educational reform
- Hold discussions about implementing quality early childhood programs
- Understand the best practices found in research