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Date:
August 4, 2014
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BUILDing Partnerships for Supportive Communities: Expanding the Reach of Early Learning and Development Systems through Libraries and Museums

Monday, August 4

Sponsored by- Build Initiative BUILD will lead a conversation with state leaders about the scope, roles, and functions of state early learning and development systems and discuss how to strengthen and work with museums and libraries in intentionally supporting the growth and development of young children with high needs and their families and caregivers.

BUILD will lead a conversation with state leaders about the scope, roles, and functions of state early learning and development systems and discuss how to strengthen and work with museums and libraries in intentionally supporting the growth and development of young children with high needs and their families and caregivers.

State Early Learning and Development Systems are making exciting progress to meet the needs of young children and their families. While some of these efforts have intentionally included museums and libraries within the core of early childhood systems work, particularly in the focus on building supportive communities, most have not. While many museums and libraries have engaged in exemplary early learning activities, most have not been systemic or intentionally aligned with state efforts. Yet leaders from museums and libraries and state early childhood systems leaders share a common goal: create more and better early learning opportunities for children and their families.

BUILD and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will collaborate over the coming year to create deliberate connections between the efforts of museums and libraries and those of early childhood systems builders to support the growth and development of children from birth to age eight with an emphasis on children from birth to age five.

Join us for the third in a series of webinars to share information about the potential benefits of partnerships between early childhood leaders and museums and libraries. Click on the register now button below to register and receive the webinar details.

Sherri Killins

Sherri Killins is the Director of Systems Alignment and Integration for the BUILD Initiative. She previously served as the Commissioner of Early Education and Care for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Dr. Killins is known for crossing organizational boundaries to create a child development lens on the work of informal organizations as well as within state agencies including public health and housing. She has worked as an advocate for children and families for more than 25 years. 


Char Goodreau

Char Goodreau is the QRIS Administrator for the Washington State Department of Early Learning.  During her 15 years in the field, Char had the opportunity to work in virtually every position in a child care facility starting as an assistant teacher and eventually working her way up to director.  Char also served as the Early Education Director for the Seattle Children’s Museum and as the Professional Development Manager at the Department of Early Learning.