A two-day symposium, “Early Childhood Development & Health Symposium: The Intersection of Science, Policy, & Practice,” is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, beginning at noon; and Friday, April 24 ending at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Uptown, located at Louisiana and Menaul Blvds. in Albuquerque. 

The symposium is an opportunity for those engaged in  early childhood policies locally, nationally and internationally, to explore and learn about the latest thinking and research related to early childhood. On day two, participants will take what they learned, and what they already know and have experienced to apply toward early childhood policy action in New Mexico.

Experts on childhood development will be presenting on:

  • The Critical Nature of Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Development and Health: Connecting Research to Policy
  • Understanding Intervention in Early Childhood
  • Ensuring Policies and Programs Address Diversity and Equity

Among the national and state speakers is: Deborah Philips, Ph.D., Georgetown University; Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Ph.D., New York University; the Honorable Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico; and Dan Haggard, MA, deputy director of CYFD Early Childhood Services.

Seating is limited and registration is required for all attendees. Visit Health Policy for more information or to register. Contact Antoinette Maestas or center@unm.edu for travel and accommodation information.