Attend: Starting Strong P–3 Institute

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State Department of Early Learning, Washington Association for the Education of Young Children, and Thrive by Five Washington are sponsoring the Starting Strong, Fourth Annual P-3 Institute.

Held in Vancouver, WA, the two-day conference will focus on three goals:

  • Increasing connections between early learning and K-12 professionals
  • Applying theory to practice within a P-3 framework
  • Connecting to the Early Learning Plan and the state’s early learning priorities

Parents, K-3 teachers, child care providers, and community partners are all encouraged to attend. Registration is $99 and is open now.

Keynote speakers include:

David Lawrence, Jr. President, The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation, University Scholar for Early Childhood Development and Readiness, University of Florida.


Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D, Research Scientist and Project Director of PreK-3rd Education in the College of Education at the University of Washington.

More information can be found here.

What: Starting Strong, Fourth Annual P-3 Institute

Where: Hilton 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA

When: August 14-15, 2012

How: Register, Cost:$99

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