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抽象:研究表明最早岁的儿童的生活如何为今后的学习和繁荣的基础。但幼儿学习与发展历来是美国亡羊补牢教育和公共政策。美国公共教育系统没有启动,直到5岁,和年幼的孩子,而大多数都以某种形式规范保育,这些服务是通过公共,私人的零散拼凑交付,并通知安排。尽管在儿童早期发展日益认识到研究,美国人REMAIN相冲突关于正规的保育和教育的作用,为年幼的孩子以及家长,政府的责任,以及民间社会,支持幼儿的学习和发展。在过去的四分之一世纪中,联邦政府和各州具有增加扩大获得学前班和幼儿计划的投资,但在质量和获得较大的差距依然存在。 ESTA研讨会将有关于早期保育和教育为何物的儿童和社会坦诚的讨论;在美国早期保育和教育的现状;该驱动因素更加注重和高品质的早期教育的需求;壁垒扩大获得优质的早期教育;和机遇的研究,实践和政策,共同推动学习和支持儿童和他们的家庭。

生物: As a partner with Bellwether Education Partners, Sara Mead directs the organization’s early childhood work and leads teams analyzing policies and advising clients on a variety of early childhood, elementary, and secondary education issues. Her areas of expertise include preschool, Head Start, charter schools, and teacher quality across the P-12 continuum. Since joining Bellwether in 2010, Sara has provided strategic advising support to foundations, advocacy organizations, and early childhood operators. Her work has been featured in media outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Slate, and USA Today, and U.S. 新闻 & World Report. Before joining Bellwether, Sara directed the New America Foundation’s Early Education Initiative. She has also worked for Education Sector, the Progressive Policy Institute, and the U.S. Department of Education. From 2009-2017, Sara served on the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board, which authorizes charter schools in Washington, D.C. Sara currently serves on the board of the National Association for Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). She holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Vanderbilt University. As the daughter, granddaughter, and sister of public school educators, Sara grew up with a deep appreciation for the importance of public education and the opportunities it provided to her and her family. Her work at Bellwether seeks to extend these same opportunities to our nation’s neediest youngsters — particularly in the early years that are such a crucial time in children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.

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