Boston’s 2011 Early Childhood Summit
Date: April 14 2011
Event Name: Boston’s 2011 Early Childhood Summit
Sponsor: Thrive in 5 BostonÂ http://www.thrivein5boston.org/
Type of Event: Early Childhood Summit
Location: Northeastern University Curry Student Center 345 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
Event Website: http://thrivein5bostonearlychildhoodsummit.eventbrite.com/
New research continues to point to early childhood (birth-age 5) as a time that sets the foundation for all future development. For example, a research team commissioned by Mayor Tom Menino in 2006 found that ” half of Boston’s test score gap in 12th grade is attributed to gaps that existed in 1st grade” What can parents, early childhood educators, and the community do to close these gaps in early childhood? That will be focus Boston’s Early Childhood Summit 2011 on April 14 at Northeastern Universities Curry Student Center.Â Registration to the event is free; it should be interesting event for parents of young children, early childhood educators, or anyone who has an interest in the development of children. The event features workshops, a keynote address by noted economist Arthur J Rolnick, and a panel that features BPS Superintendent Carol Johnson and Director of Head Start at ABCD Yvette Rodriguez among others.