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CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood

The first CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood was held April 14, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in downtown Lincoln. Approximately 100 early childhood researchers, practitioners and administrators, and policy representatives participated.

The day-long event was designed to communicate cutting edge research findings in early childhood emanating from CYFS; link early childhood research with ongoing efforts in the early childhood field of practice; and advance the science of early childhood education and development via connections between community partners, key stakeholders, early childhood practitioners and CYFS researchers.

James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska, offered opening remarks for the day; Dr. Karen Bierman from The Pennsylvania State University provided the keynote address; and Dr. Marjorie Kostelnik, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at UNL, ended the day with concluding remarks. Twelve early childhood research presentations were provided throughout the day that addressed the topical areas of early learning and development, professional development, and family engagement.

For details on the day, including the research presentations and video of the opening remarks and keynote session, please visit the 2010 Summit website.