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June 01, 2017

View Parenting Matters Symposium Live on June 6

Live streaming for “Parenting Matters: A National Symposium” will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, June 6. The symposium in Omaha is hosted by the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska in collaboration with the American Educational Research Association and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The symposium stems from Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8, a landmark report from the National Academies that describes key aspects of parenting that matter for young children and identifies effective interventions such as well-child care, center-based child care such as Head Start, and home visiting programs. Also at the event, the Buffett Institute will share findings from Nebraska Parents Speak About Early Care and Education, the fourth and final report from the Buffett Early Childhood Institute/Gallup Survey on Early Care and Education in Nebraska.

Schedule of events, in brief (all times CDT):

8:30 a.m.        Welcome and Introductions

8:40 a.m.        A State View: Nebraska Parents Speak About Early Care and Education (Samuel Meisels)

8:55 a.m.        Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children 0-8 (Vivian Gadsden, Iheoma Iruka)

9:55 a.m.        Plenary 1: Issues Surrounding Poverty (Kim Boller, Tony Vargas)

11:10 a.m.      Plenary 2: Adverse Childhood  Experiences (Brenda Jones Harden, Melissa Tibbits)

1:10 p.m.        Plenary 3: Family Medical Leave Act (Paul Chung, Sarah Ann Kotchian)

2:40 p.m.        Panel Discussion


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