Early Learning Cohort

Virtual Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Continuum on Emotional Social Development of Children

Steve Zwolak, LUME Institute and University City Children's Center


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Early Learning Institute 2021
 Thriving Children, Thriving Communities
 Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 PM ET 
Friday, March 5, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Saturday, March 6, 2021 Noon - 3:30 PM ET
Learn how to reach students of ALL ages by learning to
 understand their most formative years!





The impact of early learning programs on communities is profound. AASA’s Early Learning cohort brings educational leaders from across the country together to review emerging research, discover early learning best practices and plan to facilitate change. Recent research shows the high returns on investment and importance of high-quality early education programs—especially for disadvantaged kids.

"You get about 13 percent per annum," Nobel laureate James Heckman says. "Much higher than the annual return on equities in the U.S. stock market..."

Discover the Potential
Discover the power of early education. Explore early learning best practices and research to determine what will make the greatest impact in your community.

Share and Collaborate
Districts from across the country will be represented, from those already working on early education initiatives to others just beginning to plan. Develop lasting relationships with colleagues who are also working on early education, and share knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.

Plan for Success
Participants have the opportunity to work with early learning advocates from across the nation including district administrators and topic experts to gain insight and research to shape actions, advocacy, and responses which promote sustainable and effective early learning efforts,  will leave the course  and creative or enhanced strategic plans regarding early learning.  Participants also gain a network of colleagues who are embracing early learning in their district.

Our 2020 -2021 academic year cohort convenings will be held virtually on the second Wednesday of each month from 1 – 2 p.m. ET beginning July 8, 2020.  Additionally, we will host a Twitter Chat on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 – 2 p.m. ET.   

Join Us for the 2020 -21 cohort!

If you are interested in joining our Early Learning Cohort, please register today! 



The 2020-21 participation fee of $1,600 per district will cover registration costs for meetings, meeting technology and materials, plus access to the Early Learning community to utilize resources, discussions, and collaboration as this group works toward impacting early learning for all children. As a member of the Early Learning Cohort, you are encouraged to bring critical team members from your district to the virtual meetings to facilitate collaboration within your district.

With questions contact Debbie Magee, program director, at DMagee@aasa.org or 703-875-0716.

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