Annual Community Dialogue
The Annual Community Dialogue on Early Education and Care at Wheelock College brings together federal, local, and state administrators with providers, policymakers, educators, and many others seeking to improve the quality and effectiveness of early childhood education. Wheelock has hosted the conference each spring since 2006.
The landscape of administration, policy, and provision of early education and care in Massachusetts is evolving, with changes in direction, financing and scope of services. Each spring, the Annual Community Dialogue is a place to discuss what kind of new leadership and alliances are needed to achieve a more cohesive delivery system, dedicated to equitable and high quality programming in all domains of the field. Guest speakers representing national, state, and local organizations, government, and programs listen and discuss questions and issues together with the audience.
This Year's Annual Community Dialogue
Registration is open for Wheelock's Eighth Annual Community Dialogue, scheduled for May 30, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This year's event is titled "Raising Our Voices: The Power of Advocacy."
Participation is free, but all participants must register in advance and space is limited. The deadline to register is May 20, 2013.
Since 2006, the Annual Community Dialogue has sparked both conversation and scholarship. Visit the Past Dialogues web page to learn more about each year's topic and see Summary Reports.