January 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation
75 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
Michelle Hinkle
As part of our Vision 2020 strategic plan, the Boston Foundation is deepening its focus on the critical pre-natal to age 5 early childhood years to improve children’s readiness for success in school and life. We plan to host several forums and convenings in the coming year to raise public awareness of opportunities and challenges in early childhood. In this context, we are launching
the Early Childhood Research Roundtable series. This series will periodically convene researchers and funders with program and policy leaders to discuss a specific topic in early childhood with the objective of strengthening connections between research and practice.

Our inaugural Early Childhood Research Roundtable will focus on a recent
Brookings Institution’s report titled “ The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on
Pre-Kindergarten Effects,
” which summarizes what is known about the effectiveness of state
and district pre-kindergarten programs on children’s learning outcomes. The session will feature presentations by two of the report’s authors and include a discussion about the effectiveness of the Boston Public Schools’ pre-kindergarten program.
Paul S. GroganPresident & CEO, The Boston Foundation

Presentations & Panel Discussion
Tamara Blake-CantyPrincipal, Russell Elementary School
Greg DuncanDistinguished Professor, University of California at Irvine
Jason SachsExecutive Director of Early Childhood, Boston Public Schools
Christina WeilandAssistant Professor, University of Michigan
Panel Moderator
Antoniya Marinova, Program OfficerEducation to Career, The Boston Foundation