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.

2018 (in progress)

Kagan, S. L. (2018, May 1). ECE Systems: Thinking Fresh – Acting Smart. National Smart Start Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Kagan, S. L. (2018, April 23-27). High-Quality Early Education Systems: Transforming Design Into Implementation. Maria Cecilia Foundation, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Kagan, S. L. (2018, April 13-17).  The Early Advantage: A Comparative Study of Early Childhood Education and Care in Selected High-Performing Countries. AERA Annual Meeting, New York, New York.

Reid, J.L. (2018, April 13-17). Implementing Universal Pre-Kindergarten for Racially, Ethnically, and Linguistically Diverse Children and Families: Differences by Setting and Auspice and Children’s Executive Function Development and School Socio-Economic and Racial/Ethnic Composition: Evidence from Nationally Representative Data. AERA Annual Meeting, New York, New York.

2017

Baker, C. E, Bratsch-Hines, M., Pancosofar, N., Vernon-Feagans, L., & The Family
Life Project Investigators (2017, April 6). Mother, father, and caregiver language input
to children: The impact of early language on later school readiness. Paper accepted
for symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development’s Biennial
Research Conference (SRCD), Austin, Texas.

Baker, C. E. (2017, January 19). Maternal depression and the development of executive
function and behavior problems in Head Start: Indirect effects through parenting. Teachers College, New York, New York.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2017, November 10). The long reach of early childhood: Biological and
environmental influences. Invited Keynote Lecture, International Seminar at Centro de
Apego y Regulación Emocional (CARE) at the Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD),
Santiago, Chile.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2017, October 26). The long reach of early childhood: Biological and
environmental influences. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s 64th
Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2017, October 22-23). Board Member at Global Scholars Symposium on Students and the Global Edge: Evaluating the Global Digital Education Experience, Paris, France.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2017, October 17). The long reach of early childhood: Biological and
environmental influences. 2017 DOHaD Congress, International Society for
Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2017, September 28). Organizer and participant, Research Roundtable on Housing and Family Well-Being, New York University, New York, New York.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2017, June 20). Speaker, Starting Early: Creating a Comprehensive P-3 Approach to Achieve Quality and Continuity conference. Future of Children and Brookings Institution. Princeton, New Jersey.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2017, April 6). Panelist, SRCD’s Salon’s Invited Program on
Developmental Effects of Early Exposure to Poverty. Society for Research on Child Development. Austin, Texas.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2017, March 16). Witness for Congressional Hearing entitled Investing in the Future – Early Childhood Education Programs and the Department of Health and Human Services, House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
Subcommittees, Washington, D.C.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, November 15 & December 4). Cross Cohort Leadership Development Institute. University of Connecticut Health Center, Avon, Connecticut.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, October 12). A comparative study of early childhood education and care in selected high-performing countries. International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement General Assembly, Budapest, Hungary.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, September 29). Early EdU Advisory Group. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, September 19). Making the case for early childhood development. Pacific Early Childhood Development Conference, Denarau Island Nadi, Fiji.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, August 15). Global Context of Quality Measurement of Early Education and Colombia’s Results. Mineducación & World Bank Group, Bogota & Pereira, Colombia.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, June 27). High quality early education systems: Transforming design into implementation. Maria Cecilia Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, June 13). Cultural diversity in early education settings: Using standards to foster equity and diversity. National Association for the Education of Young Children, San Francisco, California.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, June 11). States at the helm: The shifting winds for early childhood education. Governors Educations Symposium. National Governors Association, Denver, Colorado.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, May 23). Advancing early childhood policy in institutions of higher education conference. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, April 24). Systems thinking: Redesigning early childhood special education. University of Connecticut Health Center’s Leadership Institute, Avon, Connecticut.

Kagan, S. L. (2017, March 1). High-quality early childhood development services. Transforming design into implementation. Inter-American Development Bank Seminar, Washington, D.C.

Reid, J. L., Kagan, S. L., Scott-Little, C. (2017, June 13). Cultural diversity in early education settings: Using standards to foster equity and diversity. National Association for the Education of Young Children, San Francisco, California.

2016

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016, November 4). The impact of affordable housing on the well-being of low-income households: Early findings from the NYC housing and neighborhood study. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016, November 3). Roundtable participant: Advancing the power of economic evidence to inform investment sin children, youth, and families. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016, October 28). Two-generation human and social capital interventions. Russell Sage Foundation Anti-Poverty Policy Initiatives for the United States Conference, New York, NY.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016, October 26). Trouble in the land of early childhood education? Brookings Institution Future of Children Starting Early Issue Release Party, Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016, June 10). Neighborhood disadvantage and telomere length: results from the fragile families and child wellbeing study. Russell Sage Foundation Biosocial Pathways of Well-being Across the Life Course, New York, NY.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016, April 15). Welcome and opening remarks. Columbia Population Research Center Symposium, Gene-Environment Interactions in the Era of Genome-Wide Data: Conceptual and Analytic Approaches, New York, NY

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016, April 1). Multilevel influences of SES on adult and child biology. Population Association of America’s 16th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016, March 31). Sleep duration, behavior problems, and children’s telomere length. Population Association of America’s 16th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2016, March 31). Neighborhood disadvantage and telomere length: results from the fragile families and child wellbeing study. Population Association of America’s 16th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, December 5). Early Childhood Pedagogical Workshops. Fulbright Specialist Program; Council for International Exchange of Scholars; Institute of International Education and U.S. Dept. of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, October 31). Meeting with the Minister of Education and Quality Measurement Committee on Early Childhood Education programs; Bogota, Colombia.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, September 19). Meetings with the Finnish Minister of Education; National Board of Education; meetings with local policy makers, and visits to daycare centers, Helsinki, Finland.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, September 7). Transforming ECD: An era of change and opportunity. International ECD South-South Conference, Rabat, Morocco.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, July 21). Transforming early childhood: Innovations for quality and inclusivity. Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Forum, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, July 6). Transforming early childhood systems for future generations. Keynote presentation. OMEP World Assembly, Seoul, Korea.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, June 21). Measuring quality in Colombia: The CELQI. CPC Learning Network Meeting, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, June 6). Early childhood policy: The role of institutions of higher education. National Association for the Education of Young Children, Baltimore, MD.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, May 31). Fostering Stem Trajectories – Bridging ECE Research, Practice & Policy. New America/Sesame Workshop, Washington DC.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, May 2). Facing the future. Keynote presentation on sustainability, quality, and equity. University of Connecticut Health Center’s ECPC Leadership Institute, Avon, CT.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, February 17). Early Childhood Education Programs with Ministry of Education. Colombia Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education, Bogota, Columbia.

Kagan, S. L. (2016, January 6). Measuring Early Learning and Quality Outcomes. Brookings Institution, Washington DC.

Reid, J. L. (2016, April). Culture and early learning and development standards: Honoring diversity to achieve quality. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

2015

Kagan, S. L. (2015, June 7). Governing early childhood education: Options and opportunities. National Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans, LA.

Schneider,W., Waldfogel, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2015, May 2). The Great Recession: Parenting, Child Behavior, and School Performance. PAA Annual Meeting, San Diego, C.A.

Razza, R., Martin, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2015, May). Specifying the links between motor control and classroom behaviors. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science. New York, NY.

Kagan, S. L. (2015, April 30). The changing landscape of early childhood education globally. East China Normal University, Xi’an, China.

Petitclerc, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2015, March 21). Dosage effects in early preventive intervention programs for at-risk children: Methodological challenges, solutions, and promises. SRCD Biennial  Meeting, Philadelphia, P.A.

Villalobos, M., Martin, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2015, March). Latino teens’ adjustment and social support from family, friends, and neighborhood. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

Morin, M., Martin, A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2015, March). The relationship between maternal religiosity and parenting behaviors. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2014

Kagan, S. L. (2014, November 13). Putting research to work. New York Academy of Sciences Conference: Shaping the Developing Brain – Prenatal through Early Childhood, New York, NY.

Kagan, S. L. (2014, November 6). The institutional architecture of early childhood development policies: A comparative study in 5 LAC countries. Inter-American Development Bank, Bogota, Colombia.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2014, October 25). Economic recessions and well-being: Fragile families in the United States. Society for Research in Child Development Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic.

Kagan, S. L. (2014, October 7). Early childhood and the K-12 system: Continuity, transitions, and alignment. Teachers College, Columbia University Reading and Writing Project, New York, NY.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2014, September 15). Early childhood educational programs: Do they reduce SES gaps in achievement? Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, M.A.

Johnson, A., Martin, A., & Ryan, R.M. (2014, July). Longitudinal associations between child care subsidy receipt and child care choices. Head Start Research Conference. Washington, DC.

Brooks-Gunn, J. (2014, July 9). How much do neighborhoods matter for children and youth? Head Start Conference, Washington, D.C.

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.

2012

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.