TRI Staff to Present at Child Care Aware Symposium April 17-20


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TRI Staff to Present at Child Care Aware Symposium April 17-20

Apr 17, 2018 to Apr 20, 2018

Dana Bleakney-Huebsch, Cheri Freeman, Debbie Kenyon, Lauren Peterson, and Nate Winegardner will present at the Child Care Aware Symposium on April 17-20 in Washington, D.C.

Creating a High-Performing, Inclusive Organization
Presenters: Lauren Peterson and Dana Bleakney-Huebsch

What does it mean to be a high-performing, inclusive organization? A high-performing, inclusive organization understands and creates the conditions that bring out the best in their employees. Facilitators will explore how the role of neurobiology, social connectedness, and aligned motivation create these conditions and allow organizations to “liberate the energy, imagination, and momentum needed to create the best beyond measure,” according to international businesswoman, author, and TED speaker Margaret Heffernan.

Creating Linguistically and Culturally Accessible Materials: The Do’s and Don’ts of Equitable Translation
Presenters: Nathan Winegardner and Debbie Kenyon

Providing access to children furthest from opportunity is a cornerstone value in Oregon’s Early Childhood system. Providing linguistically relevant materials is a key strategy to achieving increased equity. We’ll discuss leading translation efforts in complex state systems using Oregon’s experience in the translation of QRIS materials into multiple languages. Discussion will include the complexity of creating culturally relevant materials and the maximization of time and cost expenditures, as well as who should translate and when translation isn’t the answer for equity.

Equity First: Revising Early Learning Systems to Reduce Disparities and Increase Access
Presenters: Cheri Freedman and Dana Bleakney-Huebsch

Equity is not a buzzword. Lifelong disparities start in early childhood, and early learning systems are perpetuating those disparities. Oregon has revised and rebuilt our Early Learning Systems with an explicit focus on equity to ensure that all children have equitable access to high-quality early learning opportunities in their communities. Engage with panelists in exploring how guiding principles, data and community engagement, and equity-focused leadership build equitable systemic changes.

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