PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) Technical Assistance (TA) Center took place virtually, from December 7 through December 11, 2020. The PDG B-5 TA Center Annual Meeting was an opportunity for state agency leaders and staff to network with each other, present some of their challenges and accomplishments with PDG B-5 implementation, and learn about the work of other states to support their birth through five early care and education (ECE) systems.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Meeting Summary
This document is a summary of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the PDG B-5 TA Center which took place virtually, from December 7 through December 11, 2020.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Opening Plenary
A conversation about the most pressing policy issues, quality and equity gaps in the early childhood (EC) system and what it would take to close those gaps.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Research to Practice Plenary
The session presented federal resources that can support state staff and researchers to work together effectively.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Closing Plenary
In the closing session of the PDG B-5 TA Center meeting, federal representatives provided closing comments and shared resources and funding opportunities.
Strand Opening Sessions
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Meaningful Family Engagement Strand Opening Session
Presenters discuss how including family voices in early childhood programs can advance equity and improve outcomes in early childhood education.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Social-Emotional Health Strand Opening Session
Discussing considerations for administrators designing early childhood systems that support the social-emotional learning and mental health of young children.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Strategic Partnerships Strand Opening Session
Presenters provided a broad and historic overview of strategic partnerships in early childhood systems and discussed what it might look like in the future.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - High-Quality Workforce Strand Opening Session
This session reflected on the latest national and state efforts to tackle the most challenging workforce issues facing the field.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Data Systems Strand Opening Session
Presenters reviewed some of the innovative solutions to 2020’s most pressing data issues.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Governance and Finance Strand Opening Session
Presenters provided an overview of key issues that affect the governing and financing of the early care and education system.
PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Local ECE Systems Building Strand Opening Session
During the opening session for Helping States Build Capacity for Local ECE Systems Building strand, presenters provided an overview of the rationale and mechanisms states can use to build the capacity of local entities to implement a comprehensive and aligned early care and education system. Presenters emphasized the need to think about policy and practice changes that must happen at different levels and how they may look different in structure and practice in different states.