Conference Agenda

The Agenda At A Glance, Detailed Daily Agenda, and complete Conference Program Book for the 2016 Administration for Children and Families' National Research Conference on Early Childhood is now available.

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MONDAY, JULY 11

MONDAY Morning

7:00 a.m.
Registration Begins
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Opening Plenary
Greetings
  • John W. Hagen, University of Michigan and Society for Research in Child Development
  • Lonnie R. Sherrod, Executive Director, Society for Research in Child Development
  • Naomi Goldstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
  • Linda Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families
Access to High Quality Early Care and Education: Challenges and Opportunities in Innovative Efforts
    Presenters
  • Shannon Rudisill, Administration for Children and Families
  • Sarah Friese, Child Trends
    Discussant
  • Veronica Ray, The Leaguers, Inc. Head Start Program
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
101
Consultation and Home Visitor Implementation Approaches to Parenting Interventions in Early Head Start: Lessons Learned and What’s Next for the Buffering Toxic Stress Consortium
102
Defining Leadership and Navigating Pathways for Early Childhood Leaders: Current Status and Future Directions
103
New Approaches to Measuring Parent and Family Engagement
104
Key Outcome Domains of Infant/Toddler Development
105
Poster Symposium – Access and Utilization of Early Care and Education among Immigrant and Latino Families: Exploring Across and Within Group Diversity
106
Staff Wellness: A Crucial Element to Early Care and Education Success
107
Preparing for Success in School: What Matters the Most
108
Scaling Up Evidence-Based Programs for Early Childhood: What Does it Take?
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch

Conference attendees on their own.

MONDAY Afternoon

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
109
Continuity of Care in Infant-Toddler Programs: Are the Benefits Measurable?
110
Integration of Early Care and Education Services through Standards, Regulation, and Quality Rating Systems: Considerations for Research and Policy in a Mixed Delivery System
111
Parenting in the Context of Trauma: Health, Developmental, and Maltreatment Outcomes
112
Actionable Intelligence (AI) for Early Childhood Education: The Use of Integrated Data Systems to Build and Sustain Effective High-Quality Program Models
113
Poster Symposium – Validity Explorations in Culturally-Situated Measures Designed to Promote Preschool Children’s School Readiness
114
Master Lecture — Early Childhood Development in an Era of Extreme Economic Disparity
115
Making High-Quality Preschool Inclusion a Reality: Bringing Together Research, Policy, and Practice
116
Conversation Hour — The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study: Solving Challenges to Effective Study Methods
117
Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in Head Start
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Poster Session

TUESDAY, JULY 12

TUESDAY Morning

7:30 a.m.
Registration Begins
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Plenary Session
Universal Home Visiting: Evidence of Impact
    Presenters
  • Kenneth A. Dodge, Duke University
  • Barbara DuBransky, First 5 LA
    Discussant
  • Deborah Daro, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
201
Creating a Trauma-Informed Culture in Early Childhood Settings
202
Early Care and Education and Positive Parenting: Promoting Child and Family Resilience in the Face of Homelessness
203
Two-Generation Programs in Head Start: Three Experimental Studies of Aligned Parent and Child Interventions
204
Persistent Effects for Early Childhood Educational Programs: Longitudinal Follow-up from Three Randomized Trials
205
Poster Symposium – The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center Community of Learning Approach to Promote Tribal-University Partnership Based Research on Early Development in Tribal Contexts
206
Effective Promotion of Language Development in Infants and Toddlers and their Families
207
Innovations to Support Parent Engagement in School Readiness Interventions: A Focus on Head Start
208
Master Lecture – Engaging Families in the Health and Well-Being of their Children: The Health Literacy Approach
209
All Our Children: Focusing Research on Home-Based Child Care
210
State of States’ Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Evaluations
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch

Conference attendees on their own.

TUESDAY Afternoon

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Plenary Session
Using a Cultural Lens to Improve Early Childhood Classroom Interactions with Children of Color
    Presenters
  • Stephanie Curenton, Rutgers University
  • Bryant Jensen, Brigham Young University
    Discussant
  • Tonia Durden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
211
Alternatives to Random Assignment for Large Scale Child Outcome Studies
212
Relationships Matter: Observing and Measuring in Home Visiting (A Tribute to Kathy Barnard)
213
Teachers’ Assessment Practices in Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms: Three Studies of Teachers’ Use and Application of Formative Assessments
214
Paths towards Developing High-Quality International Early Childhood Systems and Programs
215
Poster Symposium – Head Start / Early Head Start University Partnership Model: Optimizing the Communication between Research and Practice to Improve Early Childhood Outcomes
216
African American Children’s Social and Emotional Development: Toward Culturally and Developmentally Appropriate Early Intervention and Assessment Strategies
217
Master Lecture – Brain-Based Learning: Understanding Language Development and the Bilingual Brain
218
Multiple Levels of Learning about Family Engagement: National Training and Technical Assistance Program Designs, Implementation Strategies, and Outcomes
219
Conversation Hour – Using the Executive Function (EF) Mapping Project to Inform Executive Function and Regulation-Related Programs, Policies, and Assessments
220
Understanding Quality Improvement in Family Child Care: Learning from Family Child Care Providers and the Agencies that Support Them
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Poster Session

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

WEDNESDAY Morning

7:30 a.m.
Registration Begins
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Plenary Session
Unique Needs Out of the City: Supporting the Development of Young Children in Rural Communities
    Presenters
  • Lynne Vernon-Feagans, University of North Carolina
  • Susan Sheridan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Discussant
  • Helen Raikes
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
301
Measuring and Reporting Young Children's Social and Emotional Development: Continued Efforts by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
302
Child Care Selection among Ethnically Diverse and Low-Income Families: New Perspectives and Processes
303
Roundtable Discussion – Engaging in Early Head Start — Child Care Partnership Research and Evaluation: Opportunities and Challenges
304
Developments in Mobile Technologies: Using Texting to Improve Outcomes for Families and Children
305
Poster Symposium – Promoting State Systemic Change in Early Childhood: New Tools
306
Head Start American Indian and Alaska Native Family and Child Experiences Survey: A Collaborative Effort Fills an Information Gap
307
Master Lecture – Promoting Early Math: Advances in Understanding Who to Teach What
308
The Challenges of Using Observational Quality Rating Tools in Accountability Systems and Strategies to Address Them
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch

Conference attendees on their own.

WEDNESDAY Afternoon

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
309
Using Evaluation to Improve Early Childhood Education: Lessons from a Universal Pre-K Program
310
Changes in Teacher Practices: The Effects of Three Professional Development Models
311
Can Early Childhood Education Support Both Parents and Children, or Does One Come at a Cost to the Other?
312
The Missing Link: A Focus on Measuring and Improving Organizational Supports Essential to Improving Early Education
313
Poster Symposium – Adjusting Emergency/Temporary Housing to the Needs of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Parents and Increasing Access to Head Start/Quality Early Care
314
Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy
315
Exploring Linkages among Early Care and Education Quality, Access, and Stability of Care
316
Innovations in Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
The 2016 Ed Zigler Master Session – Self-Regulation and Executive Function: The Forest and the Trees
    Presenters
  • Clancy Blair, New York University
  • Stephanie Jones, Harvard University
    Discussant
  • Sarah Watamura, University of Denver

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