Fourth National Meeting
This was the Fourth National Meeting of the 17-state initiative to use child well-being indicators to improve school readiness and ensure early school success. Over the course of the Initiative, states will work individually and collectively to develop a comprehensive set of measures to monitor the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and economic well-being of young children. Indicators will reflect state investments in programs and policies for young children and families as well as child outcomes. States will develop policy goals and communications strategies to improve school readiness in their states.
- To explore and develop policy strategies for early childhood programs and systems.
- To highlight state work on school readiness collaboration and policy issues.
- To expand knowledge in two critical areas: the use of Medicaid to improve health and child development and strategies to support the transition to kindergarten.
- To provide opportunities for participants to meet in state and cross-state teams to apply information from experts and initiative colleagues to their own state work.
- To be briefed on outcomes from the Hart Research survey of early elementary professionals' views on school readiness.