NYU Steinhardt will host a panel discussion, “Early Childhood Education: Improving and Assessing Quality,” on Friday, March 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
New York University will host a panel discussion, “Early Childhood Education: Improving and Assessing Quality,” on Friday, March 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The event, which will be held at the Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor), is part of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Education Policy Breakfast Series.
Research has demonstrated the benefits of large-scale public pre-K programs for children, including gains in language, reading, and math. However, education leaders need tools to support the effectiveness of these programs. Panelists will consider questions such as: What are the models for innovation and excellence? What initiatives can be implemented to evaluate and ensure quality, including but not limited to professional development?
Panelists for “Early Childhood Education: Improving and Assessing Quality” include:
- Susan Landry, Founder and Director, Children's Learning Institute, University of Texas;
- Sophia Pappas, Chief Executive Officer, Division of Early Childhood Education, NYC Department of Education; and
- Susan B. Neuman, Professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education, NYU Steinhardt, who will moderate the event.
The theme of this year’s three-part Education Policy Breakfast Series is “Getting a Good Start: Research, Policy, and Practice in Pre-K Education,” examining key issues in early childhood education, including accessibility, quality, and affordability. The first event (video of Nov. 21 event) focused on closing the achievement gap in early childhood education; the final event in the series will take place on May 1.
Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Harrison, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6797 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Other attendees must RSVP through the event’s website. Space is limited.
About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt)
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.