CA–QRIS Consortium Meeting

September 12, 2017 - September 13, 2017

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

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The CA–QRIS Consortium meeting is a pivotal meeting to transform CA–QRIS into a sustainable system of quality early learning programs. This two day meeting will consist of interactive discussions, presentations, and working sessions focused on planning the next essential steps toward a sustainable CA–QRIS. Throughout the two day meeting CA–QRIS Consortium members will create shared understanding and enthusiasm around system vision, roles, and responsibilities at state, regional, and local levels. Participants will engage in sustainability planning, review potential models for decision-making, engagement, and communication, adopting new processes that more efficiently and effectively balance voice and action.

Event Speakers

Abby Thorman, PhD Keynote
Consultant to WestEd; Early Learning Innovations Manager
University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning
Jannelle Kubinec
Director
California Comprehensive Center
Camille Maben
Executive Director
First 5 California
Sarah Neville-Morgan
Director - Early Education and Support Division
California Department of Education
Dr. Gerrit Westervelt
Director of Early Childhood Policy & Resource Development
WestEd Center For Child & Family Studies

Group Breakout Presenters

Rebecca Bergey
Researcher
American Institutes for Research
Elise Crane
Program Manager – Statewide Expansion
Contractor to the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles
Raquel Gonzalez
Senior Researcher
American Institutes of Research
Mindy May
Director of Partnership and Professional Development
Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Heather Quick
Managing Researcher
American Institutes of Research
Eva Rivera
Project Director
Brazelton Touchpoint Center
Fiona Stewart
Program Director
Childcare Alliance Los Angeles
Wendy Watson
Instructional Designer
Brazelton Touchpoints Center