2016 Early Childhood Research Symposium
October 13 & 14, 2016
University of North Carolina- Charlotte, Center City Campus
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Institute for Child Success Annual Research Symposium gathers research on programs, policies, and initiatives generating positive and proven outcomes for children and their families. This exciting research is presented at a level relevant and accessible to practitioners and policy-makers, and is designed to challenge participants to broaden their understanding of early childhood health and wellness, and the factors that influence this critical time in a child’s development.
The body of research presented at the Symposium will be divided into three tracks: education, health, and community and systems change. The education track will focus primarily on pedagogical best practices for early learning for children 0-5. The health track will examine brain development, brain function, and pediatric care and their impacts on the developing child. The community and systems change track will explore the importance of place and community in the life of the young child, and will highlight research-based understandings of the relationships between communities, families, children, and their ultimate ability to experience life-long success.
Participants will leave challenged and charged with new information to inform and guide their work, thinking, and practice, ready to advocate for and implement best practices considered and explored at the symposium.
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