Part 1: Continuous Learning (April 2, 2020) 

This webinar presents Kansas' policies and guidance on working with district early learning programs. NIEER (National Institute of Early Education Research) provides an update on the coordination with national partners regarding the federal funding crisis and its impact on childcare and PreK. 

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Part 2: Remote Learning (April 16, 2020) 

This webinar examines West Virginia's efforts to provide guidance on remote learning and how to plan for summer programming. Further, the Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University discusses best practices when using technology and online learning programs with young learners. 

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Part 3: Summer Learning and Student Learning Loss (April 30, 2020) 

In this webinar a national, state and district panel highlight state planning for summer learning and addresses learning loss faced by students. Further, the panel discusses the stabilization of PreK after the COVID-19 crisis and the transition process in the fall for young learners.

Part 4: COVID-19 Crisis and Early Learning (May 14, 2020) 

This webinar creates an opportunity for national, state and local agencies’ to share their efforts in addressing early learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Part 5: Early Learning COVID-19 Crisis: Opportunities for Summer Learning (May, 28, 2020)

This webinar highlights national and state agency efforts in addressing summer learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Promise of the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Age Five Renewal Funding – to Build Better Early Care and Education Systems (June 18, 2020)

This webinar provides an overview of the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five (PDG  B5) renewal application, including trends and innovations state's hoped to implement (pre-pandemic). In a panel discussion, states examine how the grant helps build strategic capacity and test new innovations to address the needs of children, including how they address the impact of the pandemic.

Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession and Elevating Nebraska’s Early Childhood Workforce (June 25, 2020)

This webinar discusses an overview and update of the Power To The Profession Initiative, and features a detailed report from Nebraska's ECE Workforce Commission.

Assessing and Evaluating P3 Systems (July 9, 2020) 

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Kindergarten Entry Assessments: Considerations for Fall 2020 (August 18, 2020)

This webinar is co-sponsored by CCSSO, WestEd, and NIEER highlights the use of Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) data and how Ohio and South Carolina are planning to implement a KEA in the fall 2020.

Webinar 1: Collaborate to Improve Teaching and Learning (November 11, 2020)

This webinar focuses on the following topics:

  • Aligning curriculum and instruction pre-K through elementary school 
  • Ensuring successful transitions to kindergarten 
  • Promoting professional learning across communities 

Webinar 2: Coordinate Comprehensive Services (November 19, 2020)

This webinar focuses on the following topics:

  • Providing children and family supports
  • Organizing school-based and community-based hubs of health and social services 
  • Supporting trauma-informed practices 

Webinar 3: Partner with Families (December 3, 2020)

This webinar focuses on the following topics:

  • Meeting the needs of culturally-specific groups
  • Connecting to families through play and learn groups and home visiting
  • Deepening family engagement to family partnerships

Webinar 4: Lead Strategically and Continuously Improve (December 10, 2020)

This webinar focuses on the following topics:

  • Scaling comprehensive approaches
  • Building capacity 
  • Providing state, school district, and nonprofit leadership