Right From the Start:What Should We Do to Help Our Youngest Children Thrive
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIALOGUE
St. Edward’s University’s Kettering Initiative, a collaboration between the Center for Ethics and Leadership and New College, is hosting a free event for people to gain new skills and to practice facilitating thoughtful dialogue about important issues. While the event is free, registration is required for both events. Questions can be sent to Jack Green Musselman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“Right from the Start: What Should We Do to Help Our Youngest Children Thrive?”
April 6th 2013 , 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
University of Texas Elementary School, 2200 East 6th Street, Austin TX, 78702
This moderated dialogue will explore the development of our youngest children, as well as its ripple-effect impact on our communities and nation. The small group discussions will weigh in on three options to consider regarding the needs of our youngest citizens – exploring the values, trade-offs and unintended consequences inherent in each of the three options in our approach to helping all of our children have the best possible start in life. The forum is open to the St. Edward’s University community and the general public. Registration is limited to 50 participants. (A Spanish translator will be on site for the event.)
The issue guide is online (at http://www.nifi.org/issue_books/detail.aspx?catID=6&itemID=22792).
We hope to have people from the University of Texas, parents of young children, people from St. Edward's University, people who work for non-profits that assist children, teachers, policymakers, etc. When we're done with the dialogue Jack will type up the notes and post them on-line for people to read, and he'll also send them to policymakers in Austin, too, so they might know what their constituents think they can do to help our youngest children thrive.
Please come and help inform public policy debates and outcomes!
Questions and dietary restrictions may be sent to Jack Green Musselman, Ph.D., St. Edward's University, Center for Ethics and Leadership (email@example.com).