Early learning researchers and practitioners discussed how the state can improve early childhood education and care for all during EDU Talks: Raising Washington, presented by the University of Washington College of Education on March 28 at Seattle Children’s Museum.
“Early childhood is a time of incredible opportunity,” said UW College of Education Dean Mia Tuan. “We must do more to expand access to high-quality early learning experiences so we can ensure every child has a fair chance to grow, thrive and reach their potential.”
Watch each EDU Talk in its entirety below.
Snack Talk: Giving Kids Something to Talk About
Dawn Williams, a curriculum specialist with Cultivate Learning, discusses how to create environments that support high-quality early learning—without busting child care providers’ budgets.
He's Got This
What if … PD in your pocket?
Virginia Tse, assessment lead for Early Achievers Ratings at Cultivate Learning, shares her work making professional development and early learning resources more accessible for Washington state's early learning providers.
Raising Future Washingtonians
Soojin Oh Park, assistant professor of early childhood and family studies, shares how policymakers and educators can better support the growing number of immigrant and dual language learners in Washington.
Asha Warsame, environment rating scale assessment lead at Cultivate Learning, discusses how we can build more culturally-responsive curricula for early learners and recognize what assets families bring.
Learning by Design
Amy Hale, director of education and volunteers at Seattle Children’s Museum, discusses how to make the most of informal and extended learning environments.
The UW College of Education’s EDU Talks series features nationally-recognized researchers who partner with schools, communities and organizations to address the most pressing issues in education. Watch previous EDU Talks online.
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