The Next Step in Early Childhood Policy: Creating a Universal System of Care for Families with Young Children

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During this national convening, attendees will explore what research says about what young children and their families need and, subsequently, how universal systems of care could be developed to meet those needs. The conference will provide a national platform for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to join together in shifting the conversation away from fixing "broken" families and, instead, focus on how to build universal systems that provide young children and families the opportunity to thrive.

April 12th 9am - 5pm EST (All times listed below are EST)


Sponsored by Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, the Center for Child and Family Policy, ABC Thrive, and The Hunt Institute, this event will provide meaningful engagement with both the Duke University community and the national early childhood community of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

This virtual convening, free and open to the public, is part of Duke University's celebration of 50 years of public policy education and scholarship.

The Next Step in Early Childhood Policy - website