For Immediate Release: April 4, 2013
The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) continues its spring lunchtime seminar series April 18th with “Early-care-and-education and Afterschool Programs: Issues facing a new administration,” presented by Nancy Marshall, Ed.D., associate director and senior research scientist at WCW and Ellen Gannett, M.Ed., director at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST).
In this seminar, Marshall and Gannett will provide an overview of early care and education (ECE) and afterschool programs, their importance for children and families, and the varieties of programs now available. They will also address issues facing a new administration, including the integration of ECE and afterschool programs with public schools, the affordability and quality of programs, and the importance of workforce development.
This lunchtime seminar will be held Thursday, April 18, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Library Lecture Room at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. The remainder of the lunchtime seminars will be at the Centers' Cheever House Location. The programs are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch, WCW will provide tea and coffee. To confirm program line-up, call 781 283 2500 or visit www.wcwonline.org/calendar.
The Wellesley Centers for Women is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training and action programs on issues that put women’s lives and women’s concerns at the center. Since 1974, WCW’s work has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy.