Family Engagement Summit a Success!

The 2018 Family Engagement Summit "Families Lead the Way:  Transforming Communities Through Engagement" took place on July 26th at the Maritime Institute and featured Author and National Expert Joyce L. Epstein, Ph.D. After the morning Keynote, a panel discussion with Early Childhood Advisory Councils on Effective Family Engagement Initiatives and a presentation on Black and Latino Parents' Promotion of their Young Children's Learning by Susan Sonnenschein, Ph.D.  took place, in addtion to afternoon workshops.  Please click the following links for the presentations from the day. 

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Ready At Five Welcomes New Executive Director

The Executive Leadership Committee of Ready At Five is pleased to announce that Keri Hyde, former Administrator for the Howard County Office of Children and Families, within the Howard County Government, has been named the new Executive Director. "Keri is exceptionally well qualified to lead our organization," said Meredith Callanan, Chair of the Ready At Five Executive Leadership Committee. "She brings tremendous collaboration, partnership and management skills, along with a deep commitment to young children, their families and the teaching profession. The entire Executive Leadership Committee looks forward to working with Keri as she leads the next phase of our work."  Ms. Hyde began her new role with Ready At Five on Monday, July 16, 2018.
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Ready At Five Announces New Staff Roles

During the last 6 months I've had the great pleasure of working with a talented and dedicated group of individuals who have each played a critical role during Ready At Five's leadership transition. As I guide our remaining preparation to welcome Keri Hyde as our new Executive Director, I would like to announce a restructuring of existing staff titles to better serve both the community and their professional aspirations. This change will also better delineate for external stakeholders the roles in which each one of these professionals has been serving so effectively. I am proud to have worked with these women, and am grateful to have met so many Marylanders dedicated to improving the practice and quality of early childhood education in this wonderful state. Onward! 
-Susan Foulds, Interim Executive Director
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The Bloomberg Fellows Program is Recruiting!

The Bloomberg Fellows Program provides fully funded Master of Public Health degrees at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Bloomberg Fellows Program is part of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a major investment in a healthy future for the United States. The Initiative seeks to make progress on five challenges facing health in the United States: 
  • Addiction and overdose
  • Environmental challenges
  • Obesity and the food system
  • Risks to adolescent health
  • Violence
They are recruiting individuals who are currently working with organizations on the front lines of one or more of these five challenges in the United States. Fellows might come from local governments, police departments, community organizations, housing authorities, school systems, just to name a few possibilities.
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