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UNK Early Childhood Conference

October 19, 2016

The University of Nebraska at Kearney held an Early Childhood Conference on September 16-17, 2016. Keynote speaker on Friday was Samuel Meisels, Founding Executive Director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. The Buffett Early Childhood Institute partners with schools, communities, policy makers, and others to share—and apply—the best of what is known about early childhood development. 

The vision of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute is to transform early childhood development—especially for children at risk—by leveraging the resources of the four campuses of the University of Nebraska and applying the best of what is known about the science and benefits of early childhood intervention. The Institute is intended to focus on applied research, professional preparation for early childhood educators and providers, public policy, and outreach to all corners of the state—and beyond. Their hope is that Nebraska will become the best place in the nation to be a baby. 

Roxanne Vipond, Early Learning Connections Coordinator at ESU 10, helped coordinate the conference. For more information on Early Childhood workshops or conferences being held in our area please contact Roxanne at or call her at 308-698-1986.