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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.

Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood (HSRC12) was held July 7-9, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. This 3-day event featured plenary sessions, symposia, poster symposia, poster sessions, and informal events.

The conference

  • identified and disseminated research relevant to young children (birth to 8 years) and their families and
  • fostered partnerships among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

The conference focused on research that considers low-income families with young children.

The 2014 theme of HSRC12 was 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 presented the latest research examining 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.

Please visit the following link for information regarding all of Head Start's previous National Research Conferences on Early Childhood:

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