A Convening For Principals- Early Learning and The Early Grades

Calling all Pre-K-3rd grade principals! Deepen your knowledge related to early childhood education.

Join us on Nov. 2, 3, and 5, 2022 for an engaging multi-day virtual convening open to practicing school leaders in early childhood education. Utilizing A Principals Guide to Early Learning and the Early Grades as a framework, NAESP, with support from the Foundation for Child Development, will host a three-day (12 hour) virtual event that will give school leaders in early childhood the tools, resources and strategies to be successful in leading Pre-K–3rd Grade continuums in their schools.

Goals of the Convening

  1. Provide quality early childhood content to support principals’ knowledge, skills, and leadership in Pre-K–3d grade learning.
  2. Advance research-based, turnkey practices that principals can implement in their schools.
  3. Build a strong network of principal influencers who feel empowered to amplify their individual voices in the early childhood space.


Keynote Speakers

Steve Tozer, Ph.D., Prior to his retirement in 2018, Dr. Steve Tozer was Professor and University Scholar in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and founding Director of the UIC Center for Urban Education Leadership.





 Jennifer M. Zosh, Ph.D., is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University’s Brandywine campus where she received the Distinguished Teaching Award, twice.




Stephanie Curenton, Ph.D., is an associate professor at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and the director of the Center for the Ecology of Early Childhood Development.





Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D., directs the National P-3 Center. Kauerz specializes in education reform efforts that address the continuum of learning from birth through 3rd grade, integrating birth-to-five system building and K-12 reforms.






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