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Alabama Mayors Leading for Young Children

The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education and the Alabama League of Municipalities invites all Alabama Mayors to participate in Alabama Mayors Leading for Young Children, a series of virtual convenings focused on mayoral leadership in early childhood education.

These events are organized in collaboration with the Hunt Institute. Across three sessions, we will discuss the latest research in brain science, and learn why Alabama is a national leader in early childhood education. Mayors from across the nation will join us to share how they are leading on early childhood. Peer-to-peer conversations will highlight opportunities to advocate for the young children in your community. We will see how investing in our youngest citizens provides a strong return for strengthening our economy.

Register HERE to receive Zoom login information for the April 27 event.

 

Meeting 1: The Value of Early Childhood Education    Briefing

March 30, 2021   Agenda

10:00-10:10          Introduction/Welcoming Remarks: Governor Kay Ivey and Secretary Barbara Cooper

10:10-10:30          Brain Development and the Value of Early Childhood Education

10:30-10:40          Q&A

10:40-10:50          Intro of Starting at Zero

10:50-11:50          Screening of Starting at Zero

11:50-12:00          Closing comments

 

Meeting 2: Mayors Leading on Early Childhood

April 27, 2021

Register HERE to receive Zoom login information for the April 27 event.

10:00-10:10          Introduction/Welcoming Remarks: Secretary Barbara Cooper

10:10-11:20          Mayors Leading in Cities

11:20-11:50          Mayors Leading in Small Towns and Rural Areas

11:50-12:00          Closing comments

 

Meeting 3: OPPORTUNITIES TO LEAD

May 25, 2021

10:00-10:10          Introduction/Welcoming Remarks: Secretary Barbara Cooper

10:10-10:40          Opportunities to Lead in Alabama? – Secretary Barbara Cooper (AL DECE) and Dr. Dan Wuori (The Hunt Institute)

10:40-11:20          Facilitated Small Group Discussion

11:20-11:50          Share Out and Whole Group Discussion

11:50-12:00          Closing Comments