The early years of a child's life set the stage for healthy development and positive long-term outcomes. Therefore it is important for development practitioners to accurately assess critical factors affecting a child's development such as executive function, social emotional learning, and language and literacy, particularly for the 250 million children worldwide who do not get a healthy start because of poor nutrition, a lack of early stimulation, and risk factors associated with poverty.
RTI is pleased to invite you to a symposium bringing together some of the leading thinkers and researchers in the field of early childhood development assessment. Our diverse panel of experts in child development, nutrition, language and literacy, developmental psychology, education and assessment will explore new and innovative developmental assessment tools and approaches for children aged 0-8. Our panelists will address the state of the field of early childhood assessment with a focus on the role of culture in influencing child development and the way it is measured.
Audience Q&A sessions and a networking reception will also take place.
Dana Charles McCoy, Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Sharon Wolf, Applied Developmental Psychologist and Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education
Jelena Obradovic, Associate Professor in the Developmental and Psychological Sciences program, Stanford University Graduate School of Education
Karen Ford, Assistant Professor and Research Faculty, Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia
Matthew Jukes, Fellow and Senior Education Evaluation Specialist, RTI International
Peggy Dubeck, Senior Literacy Researcher, RTI International
Maureen Black, Distinguished Fellow, Early Childhood Development, RTI International, and Clinical Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Michael Willoughby, Fellow and Senior Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International
Katherine Merseth, Team Leader, Early Childhood Development, RTI International