VCPD Annual Professional Development Summit – Thursday, May 18, 2017.
The Source for Learning, Inc. (SFL) and its Early Childhood Education Initiatives (ECEI) team are proud sponsors of the Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development Team (VCPD) Northern Regional Summit being held at the George Mason Science and Technology Campus in Manassas, Virginia, on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 9AM–2PM.
SFL is sponsoring several general sessions throughout the one-day summit to include, for the second consecutive year, underwriting the keynote address - Playing Together: Forward Thinking Approaches to Promoting Sustainable and Impactful Early Learning - by Dr. Christopher Swanson, Senior Director for Quality Care and Education, Center for Technology in Education, at Johns Hopkins University.
As early learning professionals, we understand the power of play, but too often our systems seem to be stuck in solitary, or at best parallel play, when what we really need to maximize benefit for children and families is cooperative efforts. Dr. Swanson will present the benefits of cross-sector, cross-system, cross-outcome cooperation in and among agencies and organizations, while providing practical suggestions on how each of us, as leaders and influencers, can advocate the importance and need for integrated early learning systems.
For more information about VCPD’s Early Childhood Summit visit http://www.vcpd.net/northern/summit/