Dr. Diane Levin and Defending the Early Years Colleagues Host Events at the NAEYC Conference

Defending the Early Years publications in Boston University

Boston UniversityDefending the Early Years, an early childhood education initiative launched by Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Dr. Ed Miller, and BU Wheelock professor Dr. Diane Levin, will sponsor three events at the upcoming National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference in Washington, DC:


1. Defending the Early Years: Promoting Quality Experiences and Equitable Policies in Your Classroom, School, Local Community, and Beyond: A panel featuring Denisha Jones, Michelle Gunderson, Bianca Tanis, and Lakisha Reid. Thursday, Nov. 15, 1:00-2:30 pm

2. Essentials of Play Today? Special Challenges, Special Opportunities. Facilitating Diverse Children’s Optimal Development and Learning through Play in the Midst of the Complexities of Today’s World: A workshop presentation featuring DEY Senior Advisor Diane Levin. Convention Ctr Rm 154AB. Thursday, Nov. 15, 3:00-4:30 pm.

3. DEY’s Fifth Annual Organizing Meeting– featuring DEY Senior Advisor Diane Levin, DEY Co-Director Blakely Bundy, DEY Director of Organizing Denisha Jones, DEY National Advisory Board member Michelle Gunderson, and other activists. Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30-9 pm at the Marriott Marquis in the Capitol Room.

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