2021 Federal Plenary

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Join this panel to hear from federal leaders representing the US Department of Education Offices of Special Education and  Elementary and Secondary Education Programs, the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration and Administration for Children and Families, Offices of Head Start and Child Care.  Each panelist will share brief updates highlighting their collaborative efforts and discuss priorities and plans to achieve equitable early learning opportunities through high-quality early childhood programs and services to support positive outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families. 

Our panelists: 

  • Miriam Calderon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy and Early Learning, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
  • Katherine “Katy” Neas, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education Programs and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
  • Dr. Ruth Friedman, Director, Office of Child Care (OCC) 
  • Dr. Futrell, Office of Head start 





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Birth to 5

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Appropriate for all levels