WE ARE STRONGER & LOUDER TOGETHER

Our annual event brings together early childhood educators and advocates from across the country to develop a thoughtful and dynamic grassroots advocacy platform and action steps that support the whole child, respects child development, and recognizes the importance of play so that all children may experience a just, equitable, and quality education and future. Our community comes together to learn from each other, share what is working and build stronger platforms.

DEY’S SUMMER INSTITUTE 2022

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Early Childhood in these times

Equity, Policy & Practice

JUNE 27 – 29, 4-6PM ET

Past Institutes

2021 Institute Panelist

2021 Summer Institute
June 28-30, 2021

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Where we had three days of theoretical, practical, and inspirational discussions with some of the leading voices in early childhood education and early childhood advocacy.

DEY Institute

2020 Summer Institute
July 21-24, 2020

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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.

First Institute Gathering

2019 Summer Institute
July 7-10, 2019

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DEY’S first early childhood summer organizing leadership institute — a huge success!

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