The National Workforce Registry Alliance is excited to announce that the 2020 National Workforce Registry Alliance Conference will be held virtually from Sept. 8-11, 2020! After careful consideration during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we elected to move this year’s conference to a digital setting to prioritize the health and safety of attendees and minimize the cost to those who might be facing economic hardship at this time. We are also offering a great group rate to make access to the conference feasible for more members of your team, including those who don't have access to a travel budget!
Since 2003, leaders in the early childhood and afterschool field have gathered annually to share ideas and network around workforce registries. The National Workforce Registry Alliance was formally created in 2009 and now each year hosts a conference to bring together policymakers and professionals from across the country who work in early childhood and afterschool care in state and regional registries, institutions of higher education, state education departments, training institutions, and others interested in how early childhood workforce data informs policies and practices serving infants and young children.
Attendees will participate virtually in vital conversations around cultivating equity, data related support of the workforce, standards of quality for workforce data systems, and a strong national voice driving relevant policies and initiatives. To create an engaging experience online, the 2020 Conference will:
As a thank you, individual attendees will receive a National Workforce Registry Alliance swag bag including a tee shirt, pen, journal, socks, and water bottle!
Registration for this event is required and both individual and group rates are available.
To learn more about the National Workforce Registry Alliance and register for the 2020 Conference: https://www.registryalliance.org/index.php
September 01-07 25+ Registry relevant sessions are available in semi-live format and on-demand from our library of sessions.
September 12-30 On-demand access to all event sessions. Access to Engagement Sessions Summaries.
Member at Large
Ex Officio Member
Standards and Data Committee Chair
Partnership Outreach Public Policy (POPP) Committee, lead co-chair
Dr. John B. King, Jr served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. In tapping him to lead the U.S. Department of Education, President Obama called King “an exceptionally talented educator,” citing his commitment to “preparing every child for success” and his lifelong dedication to education as a teacher, principal, and leader of schools and school systems. Dr. King is the President and CEO of the Education Trust. We look forward to hearing Dr. King's thoughts on our work and how we look to partnerships for a stronger future for our youngest citizens. You can read more about his recent work here.
Dr. Walter Gilliam joins us from Yale University's Child Study Center, where he is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. He is President of the Board for Child Care Aware of America; a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE, the Irving Harris Foundation, All Our Kin, and First Children's Finance; a research fellow of the National Institute for Early Education Research; and former Senior Advisor to the NAEYC. In the spring of 2020, Dr. Gilliam worked closely with the Alliance and workforce registries on the following national study "COVID-19 Infection Rates & Mitigation in US Child Care Programs: A Natural Experiment of Critical Implications for Reopening Child Care & Schools." Dr. Gilliam will share the study results and discuss the critical role registries will play in future research. You can learn more about the study here.
Enrique Feldman joins the Alliance as an artist, educator, and public speaker. Enrique is an executive board member for Fight Cancer Global, an Advisory Board Member for CCLAC (Intergenerational Learning), and a past board member for SAZAEYC, (Southern AZ Assoc. for the Education of Young Children). Some of his accomplishments include: Founder and Director of Education, Global Learning Foundation, Co-Author of the children’s book series Sam the Ant®, Creator, iBG®, Intellectual Brainwave Games, Author of “Living Like a Child," 2-Time Grammy Nominated Composer and Artist, Co-writer of Arizona First Things First Early Childhood Standards, Original Council Member for First Things First Early Childhood Initiative. Enrique will join us as Keynote exploring: "Connections Reimagined" The Art of Connection: how our individual choices can recreate loving communities. You can learn more about Enrique here.