2020 Summer Institute

DEY 2020 Virtual Summer Institute

Tuesday, July 21 – Friday, July 24      4-6 pm EDT each day

For our 2020 virtual Summer Institute; a gathering of educators, parents, researchers and activists to advance ECE priorities. We hosted four panel discussions with speakers such as Diane Ravitch, Michelle Gunderson, Josh Golin of the now Fair Play for Kids, Takiema Bunche Smith, Erika Christakis, Peter Gray, Keisha Reid and so many more.

After the Summer Institute,  we  launched the DEY Working Groups.  We  identified three working group topics, named their co-chairs, and invited supporters to join a group.

Working groups are creating various advocacy platforms, such as  briefs, fact sheets, sign-on statements, petitions, legislation, town hall meetings, and workshops for teachers and parents on behalf of Defending the Early Years.  Learn more about The DEY Working Groups here.

Panel 1: Lessons Learned from the Response to COVID 19: Protecting Early Childhood Education – Tuesday, July 21st 4-6 pm EST

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Panel 2: Childhood Trauma in the Time of Coronavirus; Teachers, Families, and Communities as Protective Factors – Wednesday, July 22nd 4-6 pm EST

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Panel 3: Reimagining Advocacy Post COVID-19: The Fight to Protect Childhood Continues – Thursday, July 23rd 4-6 pm EST

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Panel 4: Play as the Antidote for COVID-19 Trauma and Toxic Stress – Friday, July 24th 4-6 pm

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Download Virtual Institute flyer here