Early Childhood Grand Rounds

Upcoming Seminars

Family Leadership Panel

July 18, 2024 10:00-11:30AM

The Families & Communities Committee is hosting a panel of family leadership experts from Vermont, Maine, Missouri, and Pennsylvania and the National Center for Family and Parent Leadership. During this free, virtual session for parents and professionals we will learn about promising practices, accomplishments and strategies to engage parent leaders. We welcome parents and partners to join us on Thursday, July 18 from 10-11:30am.


Previous Seminars

The State of Preschool: Situating Vermont within the national context

June 18, 2024 10:00-11:30AM

Description: This panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Morgan Crossman, featured national experts Dr. Steven Barnett, Dr. Lori Connors-Tadros, and Dr. GG Weisenfeld speaking about The State of Preschool yearbook and situating Vermont within the national context.

Equity Focused Early Childhood Data Efforts

September 13, 2023 12:30-1:30PM

Description: This panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Morgan Crossman, featured national experts Dr. Iheoma U. Iruka, Carlise King, and Dr. Shantel E. Meek discussing equity-focused early childhood data

efforts.


Early Childhood Grand Rounds provide a forum to elevate and disseminate high-quality data or data-related topics that affect Vermont’s early childhood sector, as well as national best practices.

About Early Childhood Grand Rounds

In order to support decision-makers in creating data-informed policies that reflect the needs of all families and children in the state, we need to capitalize on efforts to elevate qualitative and quantitative data that tell the stories of those with lived experiences, especially those representing marginalized or vulnerable populations. Early Childhood Grand Rounds provide a forum to elevate and disseminate high-quality data or data-related topics that affect Vermont’s early childhood sector, as well as national best practices. Early Childhood Grand Rounds serves as a mechanism to bring experts from across the country (alongside Vermont experts) into a virtual webinar/discussion space to do a deeper dive into data challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned. This webinar series will include panel discussions and single speakers. 

How do we identify topics and speakers? 

The VECAP Data and Evaluation Committee, which is composed of over 30 public and private partners, convenes quarterly to discuss early childhood data efforts, challenges, limitations, priorities, and opportunities. 

This Committee of data experts review key themes that arise during the quarterly convenings to identify priorities for Early Childhood Grand Rounds. Once a priority area is identified, the Committee brainstorms the Nation’s leading experts in that area and invites one to three speakers to serve as a keynote or panel. By identifying additional expertise, national best practice, and elevating key data, Vermont can have a more full picture of who is being adequately served and whether or not we are missing specific groups or communities when administering programs or delivering services. 

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