2012 National Smart Start Conference

May 01, 2012

Members of the Child Care and Early Education team at CLASP will present during various panels at the 2012 National Smart Start Conference in Greensborough, N.C. on May 1-2, 2012.

Hannah Mathews, director of the Child Care and Early Education team and Stephanie Schmit, policy analyst, will present Finding and Using Data to Advocate Effectively for Children and Families on May 1.  Ms. Mathews and Ms. Schmit will demonstrate how to put various demographic information together to understand the state of children and families in their state and nationally and how to merge this data with information on participation in state child care programs, Head Start, and other early education programs.

Hannah Mathews and Christine Johnson-Staub, senior policy analyst, will present Using Federal Funding to Support Comprehensive Services in Child Care also on May 1.  Ms. Mathews and Ms. Johnson-Staub will provide specific state and community-based examples, and discuss the potential opportunities and challenges of specific financing strategies.

Stephanie Schmit and Christine Johnson-Staub will present Leveraging Home Visiting to Reach Children in Child Care Settings on May 2. Ms. Schmit and Ms. Johnson-Staub will discuss examples of state and local home visiting initiatives that include both FFN and FCC and their strategies for partnering with other early care and education programs. The presentation will talk specifically about policy implications and considerations related to licensing, child care subsidy programs, data systems and financing.

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