Washington State Early Learning Forum

1/9/2019

Washington state capitolOn Jan. 10, 2019, NCSL staff, members of the Washington State Legislature and key stakeholders hosted an Early Learning Forum for new and returning legislators. This page highlights sessions from the day, including relevant handouts and PowerPoint presentations. If your state is interested in a similar in-state symposium email Alison May to learn more.  

Meeting Agenda
9:30-9:45 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the Day

Presenter:

  • First Lady Trudi Inslee
9:45-10:45 a.m.

Brain Science: How Early Experiences Shape the Brain

Presenter: 

PowerPoint Presentation 

10:45-11 a.m. Break
11 a.m.-Noon

Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood

Introduction:

  • Julie Poppe, National Conference of State Legislatures

Presenter: 

Handout One | Handout Two | Handout Three | Handout Four | The Heckman Curve

Noon-12:45 p.m.

Working Lunch: Discussion Around Quality 
Presenter:

12:45-2:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: What is the Status of Early Learning in Washington 

Moderator: 

  • Representative Ruth Kagi 

Presenters:

Handout

 

Additional NCSL Resources