David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) will give the keynote address at the 46th Annual National Black Child Development Institute (NBDCI) Conference in Orlando, Florida at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Johns will highlight the significant educational progress the nation has made over the last eight years with the hard work of educators, state and local leaders, communities, parents, families, and students. He will also talk about the launching of a toolkit to support faith leaders and community leaders in increasing access to high quality early care and education program and support services. The toolkit will be launched on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2016.
The NBDCI Conference provides strengths-based, culturally relevant, evidence-based and trauma informed curricula and programs that focus on health and wellness and family engagement. The NBDCI supports increased access to effective education by providing professional development scholarships for early childhood educators and informing education policies at the federal, state and local levels to ensure standards, regulations and resource allocations support equitable systems for black children and families.
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