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Head Start's 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood – Collaboration and Coordination: Understanding Systems Supporting Young Children and Their Families

July 7, 2014 (All day) to July 9, 2014 (All day)

Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, in conjunction with the Office of Head Start, are pleased to announce that Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood (HSRC12) will be held July 7-9, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. This 3-day event features plenary sessions, symposia, poster symposia, conversation hours, poster sessions, and informal events.

The goals of the conference are to identify and disseminate research relevant to young children (birth to 8 years) and their families and to foster partnerships among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The conference focuses on research that considers low-income families with young children.

The 2014 theme of HSRC12 is collaboration, coordination, integration and alignment of systems supporting young children and their families. There are substantial recent shifts in the early childhood service landscape, the result of collaborations that strengthen early childhood care and education services at the local, state and national levels. Successful integration and partnering of various early childhood services are critical to advancing the effectiveness of supports for young children and their families, especially for those most at-risk. The 2014 Conference will present the latest research that examines service integration, coordination and alignment, while continuing to showcase evidence-based best practices and new research surrounding child care, Head Start, Early Head Start, home visiting, and other early childhood programs.

For more information about the Conference, please visit our conference website www.hsrconference.net for complete details.

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