June 14, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Key Note Address: Advancing Justice in Early Childhood Education

Speaker: Jamie Cho, University of Washington

8am PT, 9am MT, 10am CT, 11am ET
Early learning and care is a social justice issue that has historically and presently undervalued children’s needs and rights, and the labor of caretakers, particularly women of color. Justice in early childhood education is a dream space that still needs to be imagined and constructed. In this time of resistance and concerted distraction, each and every one of us has a role and responsibility in advocating for social and educational change. In solidarity, the collective We can mobilize to demand that every family has access to high quality affordable childcare, educators are compensated well, and children’s well-being is guaranteed.

Jamie Cho is Assistant Teaching Professor of Justice in Early Learning in the College of Education at the University of Washington. Originally from California, she has worked in the field of education as an early interventionist, inclusion specialist, teacher educator, field supervisor, consultant, parent educator, and researcher. She has her BA in Psychology with a minor in Education and her doctorate in Special Education from UC Berkeley. Jamie is committed to social and climate justice and has been working to create systemic change within early learning programs. She serves on the WAEYC governing board as Secretary, the NAEYC affiliate advisory council, and the Bellevue School District Equity Advisory Collaborative and Family Advisory Committee.

25 minute Round Table Discussions on Various Topics

Round 1: 9am PT, 10am MT, 11am CT, 12pm ET
Round 2: 9:30am PT, 10:30am MT, 11:30am CT, 12:30pm ET

More info on Round Table topics coming soon!