YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE AERA CENTENNIAL LECTURE
The Opportunities and Challenges of
Early Child Care and Education
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m. CST
Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma City, OK
There is compelling research evidence that early child care and education can have positive effects on children’s academic and behavioral development. But there is also evidence that early childhood programs face challenges that limit their effectiveness. This lecture will examine the short- and long-term benefits of early care and education, the factors that impede program effectiveness, and promising policies and strategies.
Come hear this exciting lecture by renowned scholar Deborah Lowe Vandell.
Deborah Lowe Vandell is a Professor of Education and Psychology in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine.
Ben Felder, The Oklahoman
Debra Andersen, Smart Start Oklahoma
Gary D. Sandefur, Oklahoma State UniversityDanny Wells, The Chickasaw Nation
Informal Buffet Reception to Follow