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SCOE to Host 25th Annual Summit on Early Learning

October 7 Event Will Focus on Early Learning Community Collaboration


The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), in collaboration with countywide partners, is hosting the Northern California Early Learning Summit: An Early Learning Community Collaboration. It will be held Saturday, October 7 (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West (2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento).

Summit features include:

  • Professional learning topics focused on infant/toddler, preschool, and transitional kindergarten
  • Community spotlight featuring services and resources provided by Black Child Legacy Campaign; California Department of Education; Child Action, Inc.; First 5 Sacramento; and SCOE
  • Book signing with presenters


Registration is available online until the conference is full. (Space is limited, so register early.) The summit costs $30 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For questions, please e-mail or phone Danielle Rugnao: (916) 228-2506.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Pedro Noguera is the Professor of Education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies will discuss strength-based relationships with children and families as a way to transform young children’s educational opportunities. He is the author of 12 books and more than 200 articles and studies. Dr. Noguera appears as a regular commentator for educational issues on CNN and NPR, and recently received awards for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.

Dr. Debra Sullivan, the Campus Dean of Pacific Oaks College Northwest, will address strategies to close the achievement gap in the early years. Dr. Sullivan is the President of the Seattle Affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute, and Dean of Applied Behavioral Science at Seattle Central College. She is the Past Governing Board Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the author of three books.