Presentations by Center Researchers

NCCF Co-Directors are often invited to speak at events related to child and family policy, and many of the Research Scientists and Graduate Fellows speak and present papers at national conferences. Following is an overview of the invited talks, and presentations of NCCF staff, all of which help us to disseminate our research for the implementation of effective social policy.

Talks, Symposia and Presentations: July, 2011 – June, 2013

Kagan, S. L. (2013, May 11). Using the revised Iowa early learning standards: Beyond the classroom. Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children’s Professional Development Leadership, Des Moines, IA.

Kagan, S. L. (2013, May 10). Lessons learned in revising, adopting, infusing, implementing, and validating early learning standards. Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children’s Professional Development Leadership, Des Moines, IA.

Kagan, S. L. (2013, May 4). Individual development for early educators: Taking early learning standards from theory to change to practice. CAYL’s Early Educators Fellowship Initiative Speaker Series, Leominster, MA.

Kagan, S. L. (2013, April 16). Early childhood and the K-12 system: Creating alignment. Keynote presentation, Northland Foundation Early Childhood Summit, Duluth, MN.

Kagan, S. L. (2013, March 14). Standards alignment: A first step toward developing a coherent B-3rd grade learning continuum. National Governors Association & Council of Chief State School Officers Policy Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Kagan, S. L. (2013, March 4).Improving standards: Issues and actions. Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Early Learning Standards Strategic Planning Session, Brookline, MA.

Kagan, S. L. (2013, February 25). Global experiences using the early learning and development standards. ARNEC and the University of Hong Kong East Asia Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales Workshop, Hong Kong, China.

Kagan, S. L. (2013, January 31).Overview of systems thinking. Benedum Foundation Early Childhood Information Session, Charleston, WV.

Kagan, S. L. (2012, November 9). Georgia’s pre-k program: Celebrating 20 years looking back but moving forward. National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Kagan, S. L. (2012, November 8). Can we make the common core state standards uncommonly appropriate for young children? National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Kagan, S. L. (2012, October 19). Early childhood and the K-12 system: The promise and perils of linking systems. The BUILD Initiative, Atlanta, GA.

Kagan, S. L. (2012, September 19). Transition of children from early care & education settings to kindergarten/public schools. Keynote presentation, Maryland State Department of Education Forum. Baltimore, MD.

Kagan, S. L. (2012, September 13). An overview of the history of early learning systems building. The George Washington University Center on Equity and Excellence in Education Conference’s Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center Conference, Washington, DC.

Kagan, S. L. (2012, August 13). Learning standards: A foundation for educational reform? Connecticut State Department of Education Assessment Forum, Cromwell, CT.

Talks, Symposia and Presentations: July, 2009 – June, 2011

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2011, March 4). Fragile Families: Implications for parenting and child well-being. Visiting Lecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010, December 10). Economic conditions and genetic propensities: The effect of the Great Recession and dopamine receptor gene DRD2 on maternal harsh parenting. Columbia University Population Research Center Conference, New York, NY.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, October 7). Can after-school programs help level the academic playing field for disadvantaged youth? The Campaign for Educational Equity Forum Series, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Talks, Symposia, Posters, and Presentations: July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, June 20). Keynote address. School of Education and Social Policy’s (SESP) 2009 Convocation, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, June 9). Investments in Programs for Young Mothers and their Children.  Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, Washington, DC.

Brooks-Gunn, J.  (2009, June 6). Social Class and Ethnic Disparities in School Readiness: Causes, Consequences and Policy Solutions. Keynote speaker, Jean Piaget Society Meeting, Park City, Utah.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, May 28). The Role of Puberty and Family Relationships in Health Trajectories of Adolescent Girls.  Relationships, Stress and Health Across the Lifespan Symposium, Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, February 27). Early Childhood Education Programs: Opportunities, Challenges, & Impacts. Educare Randomized Control Study Expert Roundtable, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington.

Kagan, S. L. (2009, June 11). Colloquy on kindergarten, readiness assessments: Purposes, instrumentation, and uses of data. Council of Chief State School Officers Early Childhood Education Assessment and State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Kagan, S. L. (2009, April 6). American early childhood education: Preventing or perpetuating inequity? Teachers College, Columbia University Equity in Education Forum, New York, NY.

Kagan, S. L. (2009, March 31). Linking ready kids to ready schools: Next steps for policy change. SPARK National Policy Forum, Washington, DC.

Kagan, S. L. (2009, February 25). Overview of state early childhood and K-12 data systems. Council of Chief State School Officers Early Childhood Conference, Orlando, FL.

Kagan, S. L. (2009, January 30). Early childhood education in a time of change:  Implications for us! Southern Early Childhood Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, November 17). Comprehensive Educational Equity: Overcoming the Socioeconomic Barriers to School Success. The State of Practice: A Research Roundtable on Early Childhood Education, The Fourth Annual Equity Symposium, Teachers College, New York City, NY.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, November 5). Reducing Gaps in School Readiness: Education, Health, & Parenting Strategies. McEvoy Lecture Series, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, October 14). How Much do Neighborhoods Matter for Children and Youth? Department of Human Development Colloquium, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, September 14-17). Sustained Effects of Early Childhood Intervention. Discussion meeting on “How Can We Improve our Brains?” at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, May 28). Discussant: The Status of U.S. Children. Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Twelfth Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference. Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, May 28). The Influence of Mother-Daughter Interactions on Changes in their Mental Health. Relationships, Stress and Health across the Lifespan Symposium, Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, May 22). The Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study: A Multi-site Birth Cohort 9-year Study of Mothers, Fathers and Their Children. The National Children’s Study and Birth Cohort Research at Columbia Conference, Columbia Population Research Center, Columbia University. New York City.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, March 4). Thoughts on Programs to Reduce School Readiness Gaps. Workshop on Strengthening Benefit-Cost Methodology for the Evaluation of Early Childhood Interventions, National Academies of Science, Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, March 3). Programs and Policies to Reduce School Readiness Gaps. Preschool Education: New Jersey and the Nation Policy Forum, Educational Testing Services, Princeton, NJ.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009, January 30). Working Group Meeting on Prevention, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, November 6). How Much do Neighborhoods Matter for Children and Youth? Ann Masten Lab Brown Bag Series, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, October 21-22). Panel: Examining Children’s School Readiness Outcomes: Effects of Enhancements to Early Childhood Programs. A Working Meeting on Recent School Readiness Research, Guiding the Synthesis of Early Childhood Research, Washington, DC.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, October 15). (Challenges to) Obtaining Evidence-Based Outcomes on Early Childhood Investments. Research meeting for Partnership for America’s Economic Success (PAES), Pew Charitable Trust Foundation, Washington, DC.

Chen, J.  (2009, April 3) Too Poor to Play? Findings From a Cluster Analysis of Neighborhood Collective Efficacy. Poster, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Chen, J.  (2009, April 4) Where’s Dad? Assessing Parent-Child Relationships for Incarcerated Fathers. Poster, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Gardner, M., Roth, J., Brooks-Gunn, J.(2009, April 4.) Adolescents’ violence exposure: The interdependent contributions of school-sponsored extracurricular activities and neighborhoods. Paper Symposium, Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Holod, A. Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009 April) Do Elementary School Characteristics Influence the “Fade Out” of Preschool Cognitive Gains? Poster Session, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Howard, K.S. (2009, June).  Direct and Indirect Influences of Paternal Parenting on Children’s Development. Poster, Head Start’s Ninth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Howard, K.S., Tamis-Lemonda, C.S., Cabrera, N.  (2009, June). The Many Faces of Father Involvement: Profiles of Fathers’ Responsibility, Accessibility, and Engagement with their Children. Poster, Head Start’s Ninth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Howard, K.S. (2009, March) Father Involvement and Adolescent Development in High-Risk Families. Paper Symposium, Gatlinburg Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Johnson, A.  (2009, April 4). The Impact of Child Care Subsidy Use on Child Care Quality. Paper Symposium, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Johnson, A.  (2009, April 3). Patterns of Child Care Subsidy Use among Low-Income Families in New York City. Poster, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Johnson, A.  (2008, November 8). The Impact of Child Care Subsidy Use on Child Care Choices. Paper Symposium, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
(APPAM), Los Angeles, CA.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, December 9). Developing communities of learning and practice: Making a difference by sustaining the influence of early childhood social integration and respect for diversity efforts. UNICEF Switzerland and Bernard Van Leer Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, December 5). Aligning early childhood education and 3rd grade standards: How does Pennsylvania fare? Pennsylvania Governor’s Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, November 17). State of practice: A research roundtable. Teachers College Equity Symposium, New York, NY.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, October 20). Increasing the application of knowledge about child and adolescent development in educator preparation programs. National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education National Expert Panel, Washington, DC.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, October 9). Active citizenship: Democratic practices in education. The International Step by Step Association Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, September 22). ELDS Writing and Validation Workshop. (UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia), Kathmandu, Nepal.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, August 10). Improving the quality of education in faculties of specific education and faculties of kindergarten. Academy for Education Development and Education Reform Program Workshop, Cairo, Egypt.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, July 28). Developing standards for young children’s development. (UNICEF), Bangkok, Thailand.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, July 2). No more parallel play: Governors’ symposia on early learning and the early grades. Education Commission of the States National Forum on Education Policy, Austin, TX.

Karnati, R. (2009, March 22).   Computer-aided instruction for out-of-school children in India.  An impact study.  Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Charleston, SC.

Martin, A. (2009, April 2). Associations Among Family Environment, Attention, and School Readiness for At-Risk Children. Paper Symposium, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Martin, A. (2009, January 28). Early Childhood Intervention: A Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Strategy? Invited speaker, Adolescent Seminar, co-sponsored by Department of Population and Family Health and Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Tarrant, K., Johnson, A. Philipsen Hetzner, N. (2009, April 2). Creating a comprehensive early childhood quality assessment system: An analysis of three measures. Paper Symposium, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Presentation Archive
(May 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008)

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, April 23) Children and the Electronic Media. Overview presentation. A Future of Children Event, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, April 2-4) “Reducing Racial & Income Gaps in School Readiness: Early Educational, Health, & Parenting Strategies.” Invited speaker, Jacobs Foundation Annual Conference on Early Childhood Development and Later Achievement. Marbach Castle, Germany.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, March 24-28). The Multiple Contexts Shaping Development: The Importance of Developmental and Educational Psychology for the Future of Schools, Families, and Children.  AERA Presidential Invited Address, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New York.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, February 15). Poverty and Brain Development: Correlations, Mechanisms, and Societal Implications. Symposium, American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, January 30). Reducing Racial & Income Gaps in School Readiness:  Early Educational, Health, & Parenting Strategies. Psychology Colloquium, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007, November 29-30). A small roundtable discussion on how housing matters for young children. MacArthur Roundtable on Housing Matters for Young Children, Chicago Illinois.

Brooks-Gunn, J. & Philipsen Hetzner, N. M. (2007, November 27). Formula versus early solid food: What contributes to young children’s obesity? Family Demography and Public Policy Seminar, Columbia University School of Social WorkNew York, NY.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007, October 24). Ethnic and class disparities in school readiness:  Closing the gap. Ricciuti Lecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Brooks-Gunn, J.  (2007, September 17). Intelligence. Group Dynamics Seminar Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007, July 11-13). Reducing racial & income gaps in school readiness: Early educational, health & parenting strategies. Keynote presentation, Australian Social Policy Conference, Australia.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007, July 2). How do neighborhoods matter for children? Keynote presentation, Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth Seminar, Melbourne, Australia.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007, June 24-29). Applied research in child and adolescent development. NICHD Summer Training Institute, Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007, June 8-11). Capitalizing on the investment: Making the most your early care and education dollars. State Legislative leaders Foundation and the National Center for Children and Families, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007, May 7). Reducing racial & income gaps in school readiness: Early educational, health & parenting strategies. Keynote presentation, Colloquium Series, Early Learning Center at the University of Delaware, DE.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, June 23). Taking the measure of assessment for young children: Recommendations from two national panels. Head Start Ninth National Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, June 8-9). From the ground up: Recommendations for developing and implementing infant-toddler early learning guidelines, and, Evidence-based practice: Implications for the teacher, educator and in-service trainer. National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development Conference, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), New Orleans, LA.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, June 4). Standards and Alignment. Keynote Address, Build Initiative’s Quality Rating and Improvement System Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, May 13). Presentation on recommendations from report “Taking Stock: Assessing and Improving Early Childhood Learning and Program Quality.” Dept. of Early Education and Care’s Board meeting, Massachusetts Department of Early Education, Boston, MA.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, May 7). Nurturing the Promise: Strengthening Families and Communities. Keynote Address, The New England Head Start Association, Norwich, CT.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, April 28-May 2). UNICEF Office of South Asia – ROSA, Regional Forum for Making the Case for ECCE/ECD in South Asia. Bangkok, Thailand.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, April 18). Policy Matters. Governor’s Early Childhood Summit, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, April 16). Early Development as a prelude to school success: Myths and realities. Keynote Address, WestEd Annual Forum, San Francisco, CA.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, April 6-11). UNICEF developing standards for young children’s development, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, March 22-31). UNICEF early learning development standards technical consultation, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, March 18). Developing ECD measures in 40 countries: Lessons from the process. Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, March 10-15). ISSA’s International Advisory Board Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, February 11-15). UNICEF developing standards for young children’s development, Bangkok, Thailand.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, January 26). From pre-school to kindergarten: Aligning practices. Keynote Presentation, Southern CT State University/ Norwalk Community College & Leila Day Nursery School – Lab School Kindergarten Transition Conference, New Haven, CT.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, January 22). The Policy Group for Florida’s Families and Children. Governor’s Summit on Early Childhood Breakout Session, Orlando, FL.

Kagan, S. L. (2008, January 17). Report on alignment study of Pennsylvania’s learning standards. Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Learning, Harrisburg, PA.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, November 30-Demenber 1). The early care and education teaching workforce: At the Fulcrum. National Research Council Early Childhood Math Committee, Washington, DC.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, November 13-14). Early Childhood Education: Solution to Eliminating the Achievement Gap. California Department of Education Achievement Gap Summit, Sacramento, CA.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, November 9). The early care and education teaching workforce: At the Fulcrum. National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, November 8). Examining early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers. National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, October 31). Accountability Task Force Press Conference. Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, October 26). Accountability Task Force Report. Briefing to federal agency officials, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, October 14). Annual consultation. The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, Santiago, Chile.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, October 8). Presentation to legislators and briefing with the Governor, West Virginia Kids Count Fund, Charleston, WV.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, August 10). Full-day kindergarten: Issues and strategies. Keynote presentation, Montana Office of Public Instruction Full-Time Kindergarten Conference, Helena, MT.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, August 7). Moving the early childhood agenda. New York State Education Department, Albany, NY.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, August 6). Accountability in early childhood education: Approaches and recommendations for states. National Conference of State Legislatures, Boston, MA.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, July 11). Pre-K accountability for America’s children and programs. Education Commission of the States National Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, July 3). Early childhood education: Boot camp for kids? The Aspen Institute Ideas Festival, Aspen, CO.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, July 12). International early childhood education: Implications for Kazakhstan. Keynote presentation, National Ministry of Education, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kagan, S. L., Kauerz, K.A., & Tarrant, K. (2007, June 11). The early care and education teaching workforce: At the Fulcrum. Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, June 10). The national early childhood accountability task force report: Fostering intentionality through public policy. National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, May 17-18). University of Minnesota Advisory Council of the Education and Human Development Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, May 9). Honoring David Elkind. Right then, right now, right always. Keynote presentation, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

Kagan, S. L. (2007, April 20-May 2). UNICEF New York, Early Learning Development Standards Workshops: Developing standards for young children’s development. Istanbul, Turkey.

Gardner, M. (2008, March 8).  Adolescents’ exposure to community violence: Are neighborhood youth organizations protective? Paper Symposium, Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Howard, K.S., Brooks-Gunn, J. & Lubke, G. (2008, April 19).  Mother-Child Attachment Relationships in Fragile Families. Poster, Population Association of America, New Orleans, LA.

Howard, K.S. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008, March 27).  Children’s Developmental Delay and Parental Relationship Quality in Fragile FamiliesPoster, Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA

Howard, K.S., (2007 July 11-13). Paternal Attachment Styles, Parenting Quality, and Children’s Attachment. Poster, International Attachment Conference, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

Martin, A. (2008, April 2-4). “Do the effects of an infant/toddler educational intervention last longer for black children than white children?” Invited attendee and poster presentation, Jacobs Foundation Annual Conference on Early Childhood Development and Later Achievement. Marbach Castle, Germany.

Martin, A. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007 May 11). The Impact of Childhood Development on Teenage Pregnancy and Its Implications for Intervention. Paper presented at conference: A Mini-Conference Highlighting Columbia Research on Children and Families, Sponsored by Columbia University, New York, NY.

Philipsen, N., M., Razza, R., Malone, L.M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2007, May 9). Family Associations among feeding behaviors and early physical and health outcomes during infancy. Paper Presentation, The 2007 NICHD-NCES Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort First Release Conference. Washington, D.C.

Recchia, S., Beck, L., Esposito, A., & Tarrant, K. (2008, March 26). Preparing highly qualified early childhood teachers: Diverse field experiences as a catalyst for transformative and integrative thinking. Presentation at the American Education Research Association Annual Conference, New York, NY.