School Readiness Symposia
School Readiness Symposia is our celebrated biannual forum that brings together early education experts, professionals and community members with a focus on what each can do to improve school readiness for Maryland Children. Each Ready At Five Symposia is designed to respond to and address gaps in readiness among key populations and specific early education content and instructional needs. We feature national and international experts who share leading edge research and next best practices that inspire and motivate our committed early education community.
Hands on workshops and break-out sessions provide opportunities to engage with key experts and network with each. Past Symposia topics included, “Incorporating the Arts into the Early Learning Classroom,” “Providing a Vision for Improving Maryland's Early Care and Education System,” and “Why Early Interventions Work, Particularly for Low-income Children.”
We enable both in-person and virtual attendance opportunities. Early educators receive MSDE Office of Child Care Core Knowledge “clock hours” for attending the Symposia.
Check out past Symposia topics and content
Explore content from our two most recent School Readiness Symposia.
December 2021: Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being in Early Care and Education | Keynote Speaker Dana Winters
May 2021: The Benefits of Play and Preparing for Success | Keynote Speaker Roberta Golinkoff, Ph. D
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