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          The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics with cosponsors
                     Strategies for Children, Early Education for All Campaign
                                     Boston Children’s Museum
                   Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children


                 “The 2011 Summit on Early Childhood: Investment in our Future”
                             Wednesday, November 16, 2011- 9:30 am – 3:45 pm
                              to be held at the Massachusetts Medical Society
                                     860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA

9: 30 am – 10:00 am – Registration

10:00 am - Welcome – Greg Hagan, M.D. – President, MCAAP and Carole Charnow, President and CEO,
Boston Children’s Museum

10:00 am – 11:00 am - New Insights in Early Childhood Brain Development – Charles Nelson, Ph.D., Research
Director, Division of Developmental Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston

11:00 am – 11:30 am – Current State of Children & An Analysis of Massachusetts School Readiness Policy -
Amy O’Leary, Campaign Director, Early Education for All

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Current State of Children’s Mental Health Services in Massachusetts – Marylou
Sudders, Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – An Update from Commissioner Dr. Sherri Killins, Massachusetts Department of Early
Education and Care

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Luncheon - "The Business Case for Early Childhood Investments" - Robert H. Dugger,
Co-founder and Advisory Board Chairman, Partnership for America's Economic Success & Founder and
Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Group
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Breakout Sessions

                         What constitutes quality early education and care and what are solutions to gaps in
                          services for children and families?
                              o Co-facilitators:
                                       Marilyn Augustyn M.D., FAAP - Developmental and Behavioral
                                          Pediatrician, Boston Medical Center & Associate Professor Boston
                                          School of Medicine
                                       Wayne Ysaguirre, President and CEO of Associated Early Care and

                         What do families need to do their job well and what are solutions for improving
                          parental/family supports?
                              o Co-facilitators:
                                      Michael Yogman, M.D., FAAP - Pediatrician, Cambridge, MA &
                                         Chair, of the MCAAP Children’s Mental Health Task Force
                                      Jeri Robinson - Vice President of Education, Boston Children’s

                         What services do at-risk children and families need?
                            o Co-facilitators:
                                     Linda Sagor, M.D., MPH, FAAP - Pediatrician, University of
                                        Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center & Chair of the MCAAP
                                        Foster Care Committee
                                     Nancy Topping-Tailby, LICSW - Office of Head Start National Center
                                        on Health

                         What are the solutions to better coordinating early childhood services with health care
                              o Co-facilitators:
                                      Greg Hagan, M.D., FAAP- Pediatrician, Windsor Street Health Center
                                         & MCAAP President
                                      Kate Roper - Project Director, MassLAUNCH and Massachusetts
                                         Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Project (MECCS)

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm– Wrap Up – Dr. Greg Hagan – Brief presentations from each workshop facilitator (s)

Goals and Objectives:

          Understand the current state of Early Childhood developmental/behavioral health, as well as the
           state of current early childhood services

          Increase understanding of recent advances in the science of Early Brain and Early Childhood
           Development and the implications for public policy

          Increase involvement of pediatricians in advocacy around Early Childhood Development

          Identify short and long-term goals for services/policies related to early Childhood development

          Lay the groundwork for a sustainable effort/coalition similar to CMHTF to advance the identified
                                       Registration Form

             “The 2011 Summit on Early Childhood: Investment in our Future”

                                     Wednesday, November 16, 2011
                    to be held at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA




                         *E-mail Address__________________________________________

                                    *(confirmation and directions will be sent via e-mail)


                        Amount Enclosed:_________________________________________

                                          Registration Fee - $50
                    Pediatric Residents & Students - No fee, but must be registered

                            Deadline for registration is October 14, 2011

                                  Please make check payable to the MCAAP
                            and return it with your completed registration form to:

                                          Cathleen Haggerty
                                         860 Winter Street
                                        Waltham, MA 02151

                             If you have any questions about this program,
             please contact Cathleen Haggerty at or at 781-895-9852

Or, to pay through PayPal, click on-line registration form from the MCAAP home page at:

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