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  • its status as a HighScope Accredited Program and a half price scholarship for one staff member to attend the annual International HighScope Conference Download the Application Form Program Accreditation standards All lead teachers must be HighScope Certified Teachers Average score of 4 0 on the Program Assessment Sections V through VII of the Preschool Program Quality Assessment PQA administered by a HighScope Certified Trainer HighScope recommends that the PQA be

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  • like childhood care education programs school readiness and developmental assessment of young children Topic How 123 Black Children Forever Changed the Way I See Educational Opportunity Dr Gilliam s Topic and Bio Registration Hotel Travel Conference Registration Opens on February 18 Attend the three day conference on May 10 12 2016 425 per person before March 18 2016 After March 18 2016 475 person Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 400 Renaissance Dr Detroit MI 48243 Reserve your hotel room Transportation Transportation to from the airport and hotel is available through SKOOT shuttle Visit their website to reserve a ride and use promo code HSERFDETI16 to receive a special discounted rate Visit RideSKOOT com PRECONFERENCE wORKSHOPS rESEARCH sYMPOSIUM Preconference Session Catalog Full day workshops and a research symposium on Monday May 9 2016 Get a head start on the conference with unique access to a choice of day long workshops with topics such as Engaging Parents Coaching Teachers Approaches To Learning and more This year s conference also includes a special Research Symposium for researchers Closing the Opportunity Gap Research and community efforts to promote children s language rich environment Events Luncheon Entertainment Urban Stringz a youth ensemble from Detroit

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  • biases that is built into institutions and investing in learning opportunities for all children HighScope is internationally known as a pioneer in providing high quality education for young children and provides training and development for their parents caregivers and teachers Research shows that its approach to high quality early learning has positive effects that endure over a lifetime for children born into poverty Certified HighScope field trainers work closely with preschool and child care practitioners in their communities who are learning how to implement the HighScope Curriculum By creating a Professional Learning Community linking the efforts of HighScope and the Seattle early learning initiative this pilot will break new ground in deeply understanding diversity among young children and applying professional insights to bring about individual and institutional changes in professional practice This important grant supports a framework for a Professional Learning Community that will provide early childhood teachers with professional development in dual language acquisition and cultural responsiveness said Sue Bredekamp Chair of the HighScope Board of Directors The result will be an organization with the demonstrated commitment and capacity to advance both excellence and equity in education for young children from diverse cultural linguistic racial and economic backgrounds About HighScope The HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization established in 1970 with headquarters in Ypsilanti Michigan The Foundation s principal goals are to promote the learning and development of children worldwide and provide professional development to educators and parents as they help children learn HighScope is well known for the influential HighScope Perry Preschool Study which first established the lasting human and financial value of high quality early childhood education for children in poverty For more information visit highscope org About The W K Kellogg Foundation The W K Kellogg Foundation WKKF founded in 1930 as an

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  • the Institute of Medicine IOM and the National Research Council NRC of the National Academies Board of Children Youth and Families committee released their findings in a new report Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 A Unifying Foundation Dr Allen is chair of the 18 member committee and Cheryl Polk PhD president of HighScope has served as a committee member Early childhood educators understand that children begin learning at birth and that development continues exponentially to age 8 They also know that the decisions that teachers and caregivers make every day are critical to children s development and long term educational and health outcomes This consensus report by the National Academy of Sciences addresses the question How can the science of children s development from birth through age eight inform how we prepare a workforce to seamlessly support children s health development learning and school success The report explained in this recorded briefing includes findings that the latest scientific research is effectively used in setting standards for early child care programs but that the capacity practices infrastructure and oversight of these programs must be more intentional The report delivers a plan for action based on a unifying

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  • programs As part of this partnership HighScope is responsible for the hiring training and monitoring of assessors conducting the Program Quality Assessment PQA a series of tools developed by HighScope for Great Start to Quality The goal of this partnership is to strengthen and maintain the integrity of the assessment component of Great Start to Quality The Center for Early Education Evaluation CEEE the research and evaluation arm at HighScope will administer and oversee the transition and implementation Tomoko Wakabayashi EdD Director of the CEEE at HighScope states We have a regular communication system in place with ECIC and have our best staff working on the transition and implementation We have been able to transition the contracts of an experienced assessment coordinator and assessment specialists from ECIC to continue their respective roles with us The CEEE is known to maintain objectivity as researchers and we re excited that we may have the opportunity to make suggestions to the process as well as adjustments to the PQA tools based on data we help collect The HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization established in 1970 with headquarters in Ypsilanti Michigan The Foundation s principal goals are to promote the

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  • measure as well as promote high quality to achieve the best results for children We are excited to have Dr Kelly Maxwell Senior Program Area Co Director of Early Childhood Development at Child Trends join us as the opening address speaker She is a national leader in QRIS validation and implementation said Ms Margie Wallen Director of Policy Partnerships for National Policy at the Ounce of Prevention Fund in Chicago Ms Wallen co chairs this year s conference with Dr Fred Morrison Professor of Psychology and Professor in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Both Ms Wallen and Dr Morrison serve on HighScope s Center for Early Education Evaluation CEEE Advisory Panel Dr Marijata Daniel Echols Chief Executive Officer of the Early Childhood Investment Corporation and Ms Debi Mathias Director of the QRIS National Learning Network will join Dr Maxwell for a panel discussion following the opening address The Annual Conference for Early Childhood Research and Evaluation organized by the Center for Early Education Evaluation CEEE at HighScope has been cosponsored by the Michigan Department of Education since its inception In addition this year the BUILD Initiative Max M Marjorie S Fisher Foundation and the Colina Foundation will cosponsor to bring national and state level experts on program quality to the conference The Max M Marjorie S Fisher Foundation and the Colina Foundation are dedicated to enhancing school and life successes of young children and their families in Southeast Michigan The BUILD Initiative works with state leaders across the country to support the development of comprehensive early childhood systems Further information on the conference can be found on the Research web page About The HighScope Educational Research Foundation Beginning with the HighScope Perry Preschool Study the HighScope Educational Research Foundation revolutionized early

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  • and preschool training sessions and classroom coaching A pre and post assessment will be administered in each classroom to determine individual teacher growth City scan HighScope will collect data about the quantity and quality of existing early childhood programs and services in the Flint community as well as gaps in the existing services Using this information HighScope will assess the strengths and challenges of the community s early childhood programs and services A review of data from the Center for Educational Performance and Information Michigan Department of Education mischooldata org and the U S Census Bureau census gov reveals that by 2012 53 percent of children ages 5 17 in the Flint Community Schools attendance area lived in poverty While almost one third 28 6 percent were not proficient in reading and more than half 59 2 percent of the third graders were not proficient in math by the beginning of high school the percentage of students not proficient in reading was one third and in math was almost two thirds eighth grade 74 8 percent We believe these statistics can be improved through early education intervention said Cheryl Polk HighScope s President According to numerous research studies teacher quality and school leadership are two of the most critical factors in creating high quality interventions that ultimately help children achieve on time high school graduation higher lifetime earnings and less crime About Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Established in 1926 by an automotive pioneer the Mott Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just equitable and sustainable society It supports nonprofit programs throughout the United State and on a limited geographic basis internationally Grantmaking is focused in four programs Civil Society Environment Flint Area and Pathways Out of Poverty Besides Flint offices are located in metropolitan

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  • five years of life into programs that address the continuum of young children s needs from high quality childcare to mental health consultation and treatment Most recently she served as the executive director of the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund where her dual expertise in early childhood development and philanthropy advanced the creation of groundbreaking intervention programs for children exposed to community and interpersonal trauma Dr Polk was president of the board of directors of Zero to Three National Center for Infants Toddlers and Families and has been a board member of that organization for more than 10 years This is an exciting time in early childhood education and the vision energy and abilities of Dr Polk as an accomplished leader in the child and family services field will help lead HighScope in promoting the development of young people worldwide With her leadership the Foundation will continue to fulfill its important mission to lift lives through education notes Marianne Udow Phillips chair of the HighScope Board of Directors About HighScope The HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization established in 1970 with headquarters in Ypsilanti Michigan The Foundation s principal goals are to promote the learning and

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