OCC at the NAEYC Conference & Expo

As the largest early childhood education conference in the world, the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo  gives early educators an opportunity to collaborate and explore the latest research in the field.  Held in Washington DC, the conference and expo will feature hundreds of exhibits and presenters including Office of Child Care Director, Shannon Rudisill. More information about OCC presentations can be found below.

For more information about the conference, presentations, and exhibits, visit the NAEYC Conference & Expo website.

Office of Child Care: What’s New
Presenter: Shannon Rudisill, Director, Office of Child Care
Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Room/Site: Washington Convention Center, 158 A/B
Description: Shannon will provide updates related to Federal child care policies and direction. Following that brief presentation, she will transition into a listening session to discuss child care innovations and challenges across the country.

The National Survey of Early Care and Education 2012: Findings on Parental Preferences and Choices and on the Characteristics of Programs Serving Children 0–5
Presenters: Shannon Rudisill, Director, Office of Child Care; Kyle Snow, National Association for the Education of Young Children; Lisa Gennetian, Research Affiliate, Institute for Human Development and Social Change, New York University; and Nicole Forry, Senior Research Scientist, Child Trends
Date: Friday, November 22
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Room/Site: Washington Convention Center, Ballroom B
Description: This paper session will present findings from the first national representative survey in 20 years gathering data from households, early childhood programs, and early childhood classroom staff on the reported preferences, search behaviors, and choices of early care and education (ECE) made by parents for their young children and will also present key characteristics of programs serving children from birth through 5 years (not yet in kindergarten), including key indicators of program quality, characteristics of the ECE workforce, and workforce participation in professional development activities. The session involves two research presentations by members of the National Survey of Early Care and Education team and two discussants who will reflect on the implication of the findings for policy and practice decision making.