NAECS-SDE 2021 Virtual Roundtable
Time & Location
About the event
Information on NAECS-SDE 2021 Virtual Roundtable:
The NAECS-SDE 2021 Roundtable will take place from 1pm-4pm ET on October 25th – October 27th. The meeting will bring together early childhood education state specialists from across the country and will focus on how state leaders can ensure equity for all young learners in the time of a pandemic.
The goals of the virtual meeting are to:
· Strengthen partnerships across states in addressing issues faced by state specialists in the current pandemic environment.
· Increase awareness of best practices and successful strategies during the pandemic.
· Explore topics useful to state leaders in ensuring equity for all children birth to through grade three, particularly during the time of a pandemic.
· Identify organizational needs and resources to support state leadership efforts during a pandemic.
State leaders will hear from national leaders and experts on early childhood education, equity and access during the time of a pandemic. State leaders will also have the opportunity to hear from each other and learn about promising practices in ensuring equity during a pandemic. Lastly, state leaders will have opportunities for networking and relationship building with each other through networking hours and small group discussions.
Additionally, new members can join our New Member Orientation on Monday, October 25 at 11:00 am ET to find out more about the associaiton, benefits of membership and exciting upcoming opportunities.
Information on NAECS-SDE Strategic Planning Focus Groups:
With the Association's 50th anniversary right around the corner, not only is it a time for celebration, but it is an opportune time for reflection. As you may know, the Association is underway with a strategic planning process that is expected to be concluding Spring 2022. The Executive Committee believes that this refresh in priorities and strategies provides the organization and membership as a whole a path forward for the sustainability of our long living legacy across the early childhood field.
With the 2021 Roundtable a few weeks away, we are eager to provide an update on the strategic planning process, share leaders' perspectives from across the field regarding our role and future, and provide an opportunity for input on draft priority areas, mission and vision, and values statements. We are eager to hear from you and hope that you will join us in this conversation.
Our partners at School Readiness Consulting will be providing two opportunities for input across two Roundtable sessions, which take place from 11am-12pm ET on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 26 and 27.
Please know that we want to hear from as many members as possible as we progress through this strategic planning process. We hope that you will prioritize these sessions over the course of the Roundtable, but understand that simultaneous sessions will be extremely engaging. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, we will be providing an opportunity for feedback via a short survey following the Roundtable.
If you have any questions regarding the strategic planning process leading up to the Roundtable, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.