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Transition: A Smoother Entry into Kindergarten and Beyond.

Who Should Attend

All those serving Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties, and the Dillsburg Area in the following roles:

  • Early Childhood Providers
  • Kindergarten Teachers
  • Childcare Center Directors
  • Elementary Principals
  • School District Administration
  • Superintendents
  • Family Engagement Specialists
  • Community Partners
  • School Counselors or Social Workers
  • Infant and Toddler Teachers
  • After School Program Coordinators

Event Information

Dates: Monday, March 15, thru Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $10.00



Keynote Speaker: David Jacobson

David Jacobson, a nationally recognized expert and innovator in education reform, brings deep experience in early childhood education, school improvement, applied research, strategic planning, collective impact, place-based initiatives, and addressing inequality. He designed and leads EDC’s First 10 initiative, which supports school-early childhood-community partnerships to improve outcomes for children ages birth through 10 and their families.

Jacobson is the author of a 2019 report funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation, All Children Learn and Thrive: Building First 10 Schools and Communities, which presents findings on coordinated efforts to improve teaching, learning, and care during the first decade of children’s lives. Nationwide, he provides consultation and serves as an adviser on the First 10 model.

A widely published author, Jacobson has advanced the knowledge of community-school partnershipsbipartisan education prioritiesbuilding state P–3 systems, and professional learning communities. He is a member of the advisory board for Boston College’s InterconnectED initiative.

Jacobson holds a BA in History and an MA in Philosophy from Brown University and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago.

Click HERE to see a list of this year’s presentations!


This conference was developed through the work of TFEC’s Early Education Initiative, Lancaster-Lebanon IU-13, South Middleton School District, the United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County, PNC, and the Waynesboro Area School District

Act 48 hours will be offered. 

Questions? Call Leslie Fick or Jeanne Predmore, TFEC Early Education Specialists, at 717.236.5040.

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