Sneak Peek of Select Sessions Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood: Collaboration and Coordination—Understanding Systems Supporting Young Children and Their Families

July 7–9, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC

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The program for Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood (HSRC12) is complete! Join the Office of Head Start (OHS) and the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation July 7–9, 2014 in Washington, DC for an exciting array of sessions for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.

Experts will deliver new research and evidence-based best practices. HSRC12 sessions will examine service integration, coordination, and alignment. They also will continue to showcase key topics around child care, Head Start, Early Head Start, home visiting, and other early childhood programs.

Keynote – Tune-up and Transformation: National Changes in Early Care and Education

  • Linda Smith, deputy assistant secretary and inter-department liaison for early childhood development, Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Libby Doggett, deputy assistant secretary for policy and early learning, Department of Education
  • Marty Zaslow, Child Trends and Society for Research in Child Development

Plenary – Early Care and Education in the United States: Selected Findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education

  • Rupa Datta, National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago
  • Robert Goerge, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Shannon Rudisill, director, Office of Child Care
  • Ann Linehan, acting director, OHS

Plenary – Behavioral Insights: Application of Social and Behavioral Sciences to Improve Social Services

  • Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago
  • Crystal Hall, University of Washington
  • Maya Shankar, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Plenary – Health, Mental Health, and Links to School Readiness

  • Lynn Karoly, RAND Corporation
  • James Perrin, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • William Beardslee, Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard University
  • Marco Beltran, program specialist, OHS


For more information about the conference, visit: Contact HSRC12 conference logistics support staff at or (toll-free) 1-866-852-1576.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

Source: Office of Head Start

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