2019 Roundtable

Equity First:  Strengthening an Equity Agenda for State Early Childhood Education Policy



May 29-31


2019 Rates:  

NAECS-SDE Member Registration:  $200

Non-member:  $500


The Westin Long Beach

333 East Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90802

Group rate:  $187 plus taxes and fees

Reservation Information Available Soon!

NAECS-SDE is partnering with CCSSO to host this year’s Roundtable.  As such, CCSSO has secured the hotel for our meeting.

To book your stay, please call their central reservations line at: (800) 937-8461 and reference the meeting name: CCSSO 2019 National Roundtable along with the meeting dates May 29-31. 

The hotel reservation cut-off date is May 8. Please note: reservations can only be made by phone to receive this rate.



At-A-Glance Agenda

Full Agenda

PURPOSE: Build the capacity of participants to impact equity in early childhood education to address disparities, close achievement gaps and create positive child outcomes among learners Birth to 3rd Grade. As a result of the meeting, participants will develop a plan to take back to their state that identifies useful resources, good ideas, and new colleagues to support continued efforts to ensure equity for all young children.



  • Increase understanding and develop a shared language of how inequity impacts children and families. 

  • Increase knowledge of tools and strategies that state early childhood specialists can use to ensure more equitable services at the local level.

  • Increase knowledge of the research on policy and practice that impacts equitable access to high quality early childhood education.

Agenda Overview

Pre-Conference Day:  CEELO Leadership Academy Fellows Meeting

Wednesday, May 29   8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NAECS-SDE New Members Orientation/Full Member Focus Group and Reflection

Wednesday, May 29  2:00-4:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 29  4:30-7:30 p.m.

NAECS-SDE Business Meeting/Breakfast and Networking

Thursday, May 30   7:00-8:45

Roundtable Day 1

Thursday, May 30   8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Light Award Reception and Dinner

Thursday, May 30  6:30 p.m.

Breakfast and Networking Day 2

Friday, May 31  7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Roundtable Day 2

Friday, May 31  8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.