Partner Plan Act Virtual Summit - Equity from the Start: Reimagining the Early Childhood System

Starts:  Jun 8, 2021 12:00 PM (CT)
Ends:  Jun 10, 2021 5:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Partner Plan Act

Registration for the annual Partner Plan Act conference is now LIVE. Click here or the link below to register!

Join Illinois Action for Children’s Community Systems Statewide Supports team, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, and The Center: Early Childhood Professional Learning for this three-day virtual event of learning, convening, and courageous conversations June 8-10, 2021.

While we aren’t able to gather in person this year, we are committed to providing the space and opportunity to learn from and with others doing community systems development work.

The theme of this year’s conference is Equity from the Start: Reimagining the Early Childhood System. 2020 revealed many systemic failures and demonstrated the need to reimagine a system that works for all, especially those it has historically left behind.

To help us dream big, writer and speaker Vu Le joins us as the opening speaker, known for his humorous examination of the nonprofit world in his blog, NonprofitAF.  

In addition, Lily Be, an award-winning storyteller, will offer daily activities to help attendees envision a better early childhood system.

The conference will feature Professor john a. powell as the closing speaker. Professor john a. powell is an international expert in the fields of civil liberties and racial equity, and currently Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, a University of California-Berkeley Research Institute modeled to enact transformative change. You don’t want to miss this! As always, the conference is free to attend. We hope you’ll join us!

This three-day virtual event is FREE, so register

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