The DEY 2020 Summer Institute

2020 SUMMER INSTITUTE
WASHINGTON, DC


The 2020 Summer Institute will be held on July 19-21 st at the Eaton Hotel, 1201 K St NW, Washington DC. A block of discounted rooms will be available and are limited.

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Day 1 – Sunday, July 19 th │1:00 pm – 5:00 pm │Panel Discussion and Working Groups identified

Day 2 – Monday, July 20 th │8:30 am – 5:00 pm │Keynote Discussion and Working Groups work together

Day 3 – Tuesday, July 21 st │8:30 am – 5:00 pm │Keynote Discussion and Working Groups present and receive feedback

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WHAT IS THE SUMMER INSTITUTE?

DEY’s Summer Institute is an annual event that brings together early childhood educators and advocates from across the country to develop an advocacy platform that supports the whole child, respects child development, and recognizes the importance of play for all children.  Our goal is to build policy platforms our attendees can use back at home as they work to protect childhood. 

Attendees will explore and develop leadership skills and advocating on Capitol Hill as well as within their local school and school district.  You will learn various organizing skills, identify threats to the early childhood profession, network with other early childhood leaders, and develop a platform for protecting childhood that is centered on equity for all children.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Early childhood teachers. Administrators. Parents. Early childhood non-profit professionals. Advocates. Anyone who is concerned about current trends within early childhood education – the loss of play, the continued pushdown of academics into lower grades, the need for equity in education – and wants to help make a difference and wants their voices heard.

HOW WILL INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS WORK TOGETHER?

The DEY Institute provides a forum for fellow advocates to come together to share ideas and recommend next steps for collective impact. As part of Day 1, participants will self-select into working groups around specific advocacy topics and issues and spend the next two days identifying challenges, strategies, needs and next steps toward implementation. The Institute will be guided by core themes of diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural relevancy, and evidence-based solutions.

COST (IN U.S. DOLLARS)

  • Summer Institute registration fee: $100 ($75 Early Bird registration fee until March 19)
  • Snack included in your registration for Day 1.  Breakfast and snack on Days 2 and 3.
  • Participants will cover their own hotel and travel expenses.
  • A limited block of rooms is available at the Eaton Hotel for $185/night. Once the block of rooms is booked, this rate can’t be guaranteed.

We can’t wait to see what focus our working groups take and we can’t wait to advocate with you!

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