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Wednesday, September 18
 

8:00am

Registration/Breakfast
Wednesday September 18, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Long Beach Marriott 4700 Airport Plaza Dr, Long Beach, CA 90815, USA

9:00am

Opening
Speakers
avatar for Christina Altmayer

Christina Altmayer

Vice President of Programs, First 5 LA
Christina Altmayer has served as Vice President of Programs at First 5 Los Angeles since May of 2016. In this capacity, she oversees First 5 LA’s annual programmatic investments of approximately $85 million in family supports, community engagement, early care and education, and... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 9:00am - 9:05am
Main Ballroom

9:05am

Welcome Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Dee Andrews

Dee Andrews

Vice Mayor, City of Long Beach
Dee Andrews has served as the City Councilmember of the Sixth District of Long Beach for over twelve years. In addition, he was elected by his City Council colleagues to serve as Vice Mayor in 2018.He was first elected into office in 2007 in a special election, re-elected in 2008... Read More →
avatar for Doug Chaffee

Doug Chaffee

Commissioner, First 5 Orange County
Supervisor Doug Chaffee was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in November of 2018 and represents the 4th District which includes the Cities of (portions of) Anaheim, Brea, (portions of) Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, and unincorporated communities. Supervisor... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 9:05am - 9:25am
Main Ballroom

9:25am

Fireside Chat: Why Early Childhood is Critical in Ensuring the Success of Children in Later Years
Speakers
avatar for Kim Pattillo Brownson

Kim Pattillo Brownson

Vice President for Policy and Strategy, First 5 LA
As the Vice President for Policy and Strategy, Pattillo Brownson strengthens First 5 LA’s profile and influence on local and statewide early childhood public policy, legislative and advocacy efforts. In addition to overseeing First 5 LA's relationships with and advocacy campaigns... Read More →
avatar for Giannina Pérez

Giannina Pérez

Senior Policy Advisor, Early Childhood the Office of the Governor
Giannina Pérez, is an early childhood policy leader and strategist with nearly 20 yearsof experience in state policy, advocacy, and government. Most recently, she worked with Early Edge California to expand professional development opportunities for the early learning workforce and... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 9:25am - 9:55am
Main Ballroom

9:55am

EDI Overview
Speakers
avatar for Neal Halfon

Neal Halfon

Founding Director, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities
Neal Halfon, MD, MPH is a professor of pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, health policy and managementin the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and public policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.He is also the founding director of the UCLA Center... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 9:55am - 10:10am
Main Ballroom

10:25am

Plenary Panel-The State of Early Childhood
Christina Altmayer, Vice President of Programs of First 5 LA will facilitate this panel of professionals as they discuss important issues in early childhood today.  They will touch on why investments in early childhood in CA is critical for our success as a state. 

Speakers
avatar for Christina Altmayer

Christina Altmayer

Vice President of Programs, First 5 LA
Christina Altmayer has served as Vice President of Programs at First 5 Los Angeles since May of 2016. In this capacity, she oversees First 5 LA’s annual programmatic investments of approximately $85 million in family supports, community engagement, early care and education, and... Read More →
avatar for Arlis Reynolds

Arlis Reynolds

Council Member, Costa Mesa City
Council Member Arlis Reynolds was elected in November of 2018 to represent Costa Mesa District 5, one of two westside Costa Mesa districts. She is the first person elected to represent District 5 as part of the City of Costa Mesa’s historical first District Elections and was sworn... Read More →
avatar for Erin Gabel

Erin Gabel

Deputy Director, External & Government Affairs, First 5 CA
Erin Gabel is the Deputy Director for External and Governmental Affairs at First 5 California, where she is responsible for the Commission’s legislative and public affairs initiatives. Prior to joining the First 5 California team, Erin was the education consultant for California... Read More →
avatar for Rigo Rodriguez

Rigo Rodriguez

Vice President Board of Education, Santa Ana Unified School District
Dr. Rigo Rodríguez is Associate Professor of Latina/o Public Policy and incoming Chair for the Department of Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies at California State University Long Beach. An urban social and political geographer, Rigo specializes in using neighborhood approaches to build... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 10:25am - 11:25am
Main Ballroom

11:25am

Morning Close-Out
Speakers
avatar for Kim Goll

Kim Goll

Executive Director, First 5 Orange County
Kimberly Goll was appointed Executive Director of First 5 Orange County in May 2016, after serving as the Director of Strategy and Operations since 2002. With a wealth of experience and understanding of First 5 operations, Goll is transforming the organization from a funding resource... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 11:25am - 11:30am
Main Ballroom

11:30am

Lunch
Wednesday September 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Outside by the Pool

12:30pm

Community Collaboratives: How Neighborhoods are using the EDI for Grassroots Efforts
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel discussion with Community Collaboratives from Pasadena, Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Magnolia Place on how these organizations are utilizing EDI to improve outcomes for young children and families.  

Speakers
avatar for Rigo Rodriguez

Rigo Rodriguez

Vice President Board of Education, Santa Ana Unified School District
Dr. Rigo Rodríguez is Associate Professor of Latina/o Public Policy and incoming Chair for the Department of Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies at California State University Long Beach. An urban social and political geographer, Rigo specializes in using neighborhood approaches to build... Read More →
avatar for Crys O’Grady

Crys O’Grady

Early Childhood Coordinator, Office of the Young Child
Crys O’Grady, JD, is the Early Childhood Coordinator in the Office of the Young Child for the City of Pasadena, California. Crys earned her B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in poverty and inequality from Stanford University, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington... Read More →
avatar for Sam Joo

Sam Joo

Director, Magnolia Community Initiative
Sam Joo became Director of the Magnolia Community Initiative (MCI) in March 2017. He oversees the entire scope of the Initiative by engaging directly with MCI Partners to realize the strategies and practices that support positive community level changes. He was previously the Director... Read More →
avatar for Paola Padilla

Paola Padilla

Program Coordinator, Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative
Paola Padilla is the Program Coordinator for the Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative (SAELI), a multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to improving early learning for all children ages 0-to-9 years old in Santa Ana, CA. Guided by Collective Impact and a Two-Generation Model, SAELI... Read More →
avatar for lynda durand

lynda durand

School Readiness Coordinator, Anaheim Elementary School District
Lynda Durand is an Early Childhood;  Advocate, Educator, Administrator and College Professor.  For the past 17 years she has been a School Readiness Coordinator for the Anaheim Elementary School District (AESD),  where she is a key leader in the development and quality performance... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salon C

12:30pm

Data, Dialogue, and Deliberate Steps to Achieving Equity for Children
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is an opportunity for participants to understand early childhood data within a larger equity framework; to gain a deeper understanding of the data, analysis, and narrative provided in The Orange County Equity Report and the Equity Profile of the Los Angeles Region; and to help participants initiate cross-sectoral and grass roots dialogue to advance a regional equity agenda for children and their families. 

Speakers
avatar for Edward-Michael Muna

Edward-Michael Muna

Data Analyst, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Edward Muña is a Senior Data Analyst at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) at USC. Edward holds dual Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Planning from the University of Southern California and... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Thomas

Ashley Thomas

Data Analyst II, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)/CSI
Ashley is a Data Analyst II at USC PERE/CSII where she conducts quantitative and qualitative research on building governing power in disinvested communities and creating an inclusive and equitable economy. Ashley is interested in building power in communities of color, particularly... Read More →
avatar for Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee

Project Manager, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)/CSII
Joanna Lee is a Project Manager at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California (USC PERE/CSII). As new addition to the USC PERE/CSII team, Lee brings nearly 15 years of community-based... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salon D

12:30pm

EDI Foundations: Data Collection to Community Change, Not your Ordinary Kindergarten Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for those who are new to the Early Development Instrument (EDI), providing a solid background on the content of the tool, how it is collected, reported and used. Participants will gain insights into how the EDI is fundamentally different from other kindergarten assessments and how the data collected by kindergarten teachers serves as a measurement bridge linking community to schools and linking early childhood to K-12. During the session, UCLA’s National EDI Project Director will provide an overview of the EDI basics and then representatives from Pomona and Newport Mesa will share how they have used (or are planning to use) the EDI as a catalyst for community change.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Stanley

Lisa Stanley

Project Director, Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS) at UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children Families and Communities
Lisa Stanley, DrPH has worked in the maternal and child health arena for the past 25 years and has a doctoral degree in Public Health from UCLA.  She is the Project Director at UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities for the national TECCS initiative (Transforming... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell

Pomona's Promise
Stephanie Campbell is on the leadership team of Pomona’s Promise, the collective impact initiative in her city which collectivizes efforts to improve outcomes in education, health, economic development, community safety and community engagement.  She recently retired from being... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Leary

Kathleen Leary

Director, Early Childhood Education and Afterschool Programs, Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Kathleen Leary has been involved in education for over 20 years.   She has an undergraduate degree in social work from Niagara University.  She later received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  Mrs. Leary began her... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salon A

12:30pm

From Policy to Practice: Changing the Way Funders Think about Early Childhood
Limited Capacity seats available

The Los Angeles Partnership for Early Childhood Investment and Early Childhood OC will discuss how utilizing the EDI data can inform funding decisions and promote a change in funding mechanisms to prioritize early childhood. 

Speakers
avatar for Parker Blackman

Parker Blackman

Executive Director, LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment
Parker is a senior executive and strategist with a proven track record of scaling start up efforts and managing organizational change and growth. Blackman has worked in the early childhood health and education space for over a decade. While serving as Chief Operating Officer and West... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Chun

Jacqueline Chun

Chief Programs and Operations Officer, Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation
Jacqueline Chun has worked steadily in the non-profit sector for nearly 20 years. She started her career in philanthropy directly after college at the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C. where she spent six years. Following the Public Welfare Foundation, she moved cross-country... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Avzaradel

Sandy Avzaradel

Project Director, Early Childhood OC



Wednesday September 18, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salon F

12:30pm

It’s Hard to Chart a Path in the Dark: Illuminate Your Way With Advanced Use of EDI Data
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review some of the advanced uses of EDI data so that participants get a handle on the power of validated population measures. Discussants will review for EDI newbies and oldies some of their breakthroughs, insights and challenges in an open dialogue to explore: how to use data to map and measure spatial and racial equity challenges; build data literacy to develop resident informed policies and research; use easy to understand dashboards to engage various sectors into the sense-making process.

Speakers
avatar for Efren Aguilar

Efren Aguilar

Geographic Information Systems Unit Chief, UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children Families and Communities
Efren Aguilar heads GIS activities for the Center. He applies geographic information systems informed support to planning and evaluation practices that emphasize the impact of neighborhood conditions on individual and community health. His work emphasizes the democratization of data... Read More →
avatar for Keith Welch

Keith Welch

Oakland Unified School District
Keith Welch is a data and policy consultant with Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Starting Smart and Strong. He contributed to the development of OUSD’s data dashboard that displays the city’s Early Development Instrument (EDI) results and has conducted several analyses... Read More →
avatar for Jaclyn Vasquez

Jaclyn Vasquez

Associate Director, Early Development Instrument (EDI) at the Erikson Institute
Jaclyn Vasquez is the Associate Director of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) at Erikson Institute. During her time at Erikson she launched the EDI project in partnership with UCLA to provide the EDI neighborhood level data to communities throughout Illinois. In the following... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salon B

2:15pm

Community Collaboratives: How Neighborhoods are using the EDI for Grassroots Efforts
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel discussion with Community Collaboratives from Pasadena, Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Magnolia Place on how these organizations are utilizing EDI to improve outcomes for young children and families.  

Speakers
avatar for Rigo Rodriguez

Rigo Rodriguez

Vice President Board of Education, Santa Ana Unified School District
Dr. Rigo Rodríguez is Associate Professor of Latina/o Public Policy and incoming Chair for the Department of Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies at California State University Long Beach. An urban social and political geographer, Rigo specializes in using neighborhood approaches to build... Read More →
avatar for Crys O’Grady

Crys O’Grady

Early Childhood Coordinator, Office of the Young Child
Crys O’Grady, JD, is the Early Childhood Coordinator in the Office of the Young Child for the City of Pasadena, California. Crys earned her B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in poverty and inequality from Stanford University, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington... Read More →
avatar for Sam Joo

Sam Joo

Director, Magnolia Community Initiative
Sam Joo became Director of the Magnolia Community Initiative (MCI) in March 2017. He oversees the entire scope of the Initiative by engaging directly with MCI Partners to realize the strategies and practices that support positive community level changes. He was previously the Director... Read More →
avatar for Paola Padilla

Paola Padilla

Program Coordinator, Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative
Paola Padilla is the Program Coordinator for the Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative (SAELI), a multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to improving early learning for all children ages 0-to-9 years old in Santa Ana, CA. Guided by Collective Impact and a Two-Generation Model, SAELI... Read More →
avatar for lynda durand

lynda durand

School Readiness Coordinator, Anaheim Elementary School District
Lynda Durand is an Early Childhood;  Advocate, Educator, Administrator and College Professor.  For the past 17 years she has been a School Readiness Coordinator for the Anaheim Elementary School District (AESD),  where she is a key leader in the development and quality performance... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Salon C

2:15pm

Data, Dialogue, and Deliberate Steps to Achieving Equity for Children
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is an opportunity for participants to understand early childhood data within a larger equity framework; to gain a deeper understanding of the data, analysis, and narrative provided in The Orange County Equity Report and the Equity Profile of the Los Angeles Region; and to help participants initiate cross-sectoral and grass roots dialogue to advance a regional equity agenda for children and their families. 

Speakers
avatar for Edward-Michael Muna

Edward-Michael Muna

Data Analyst, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Edward Muña is a Senior Data Analyst at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) at USC. Edward holds dual Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Planning from the University of Southern California and... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Thomas

Ashley Thomas

Data Analyst II, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)/CSI
Ashley is a Data Analyst II at USC PERE/CSII where she conducts quantitative and qualitative research on building governing power in disinvested communities and creating an inclusive and equitable economy. Ashley is interested in building power in communities of color, particularly... Read More →
avatar for Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee

Project Manager, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)/CSII
Joanna Lee is a Project Manager at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California (USC PERE/CSII). As new addition to the USC PERE/CSII team, Lee brings nearly 15 years of community-based... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Salon D

2:15pm

EDI Foundations: Data Collection to Community Change, Not your Ordinary Kindergarten Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for those who are new to the Early Development Instrument (EDI), providing a solid background on the content of the tool, how it is collected, reported and used. Participants will gain insights into how the EDI is fundamentally different from other kindergarten assessments and how the data collected by kindergarten teachers serves as a measurement bridge linking community to schools and linking early childhood to K-12. During the session, UCLA’s National EDI Project Director will provide an overview of the EDI basics and then representatives from Pomona and Newport Mesa will share how they have used (or are planning to use) the EDI as a catalyst for community change.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Stanley

Lisa Stanley

Project Director, Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS) at UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children Families and Communities
Lisa Stanley, DrPH has worked in the maternal and child health arena for the past 25 years and has a doctoral degree in Public Health from UCLA.  She is the Project Director at UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities for the national TECCS initiative (Transforming... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell

Pomona's Promise
Stephanie Campbell is on the leadership team of Pomona’s Promise, the collective impact initiative in her city which collectivizes efforts to improve outcomes in education, health, economic development, community safety and community engagement.  She recently retired from being... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Leary

Kathleen Leary

Director, Early Childhood Education and Afterschool Programs, Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Kathleen Leary has been involved in education for over 20 years.   She has an undergraduate degree in social work from Niagara University.  She later received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  Mrs. Leary began her... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Salon A

2:15pm

From Policy to Practice: Changing the Way Funders Think about Early Childhood
Limited Capacity seats available

The Los Angeles Partnership for Early Childhood Investment and Early Childhood OC will discuss how utilizing the EDI data can inform funding decisions and promote a change in funding mechanisms to prioritize early childhood. 

Speakers
avatar for Parker Blackman

Parker Blackman

Executive Director, LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment
Parker is a senior executive and strategist with a proven track record of scaling start up efforts and managing organizational change and growth. Blackman has worked in the early childhood health and education space for over a decade. While serving as Chief Operating Officer and West... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Chun

Jacqueline Chun

Chief Programs and Operations Officer, Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation
Jacqueline Chun has worked steadily in the non-profit sector for nearly 20 years. She started her career in philanthropy directly after college at the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C. where she spent six years. Following the Public Welfare Foundation, she moved cross-country... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Avzaradel

Sandy Avzaradel

Project Director, Early Childhood OC



Wednesday September 18, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Salon F

2:15pm

It’s Hard to Chart a Path in the Dark: Illuminate Your Way With Advanced Use of EDI Data
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review some of the advanced uses of EDI data so that participants get a handle on the power of validated population measures. Discussants will review for EDI newbies and oldies some of their breakthroughs, insights and challenges in an open dialogue to explore: how to use data to map and measure spatial and racial equity challenges; build data literacy to develop resident informed policies and research; use easy to understand dashboards to engage various sectors into the sense-making process.

Speakers
avatar for Efren Aguilar

Efren Aguilar

Geographic Information Systems Unit Chief, UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children Families and Communities
Efren Aguilar heads GIS activities for the Center. He applies geographic information systems informed support to planning and evaluation practices that emphasize the impact of neighborhood conditions on individual and community health. His work emphasizes the democratization of data... Read More →
avatar for Keith Welch

Keith Welch

Oakland Unified School District
Keith Welch is a data and policy consultant with Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Starting Smart and Strong. He contributed to the development of OUSD’s data dashboard that displays the city’s Early Development Instrument (EDI) results and has conducted several analyses... Read More →
avatar for Jaclyn Vasquez

Jaclyn Vasquez

Associate Director, Early Development Instrument (EDI) at the Erikson Institute
Jaclyn Vasquez is the Associate Director of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) at Erikson Institute. During her time at Erikson she launched the EDI project in partnership with UCLA to provide the EDI neighborhood level data to communities throughout Illinois. In the following... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Salon B

3:45pm

Closing and Call to Action
Wednesday September 18, 2019 3:45pm - 4:00pm
in each session

4:00pm

Business Connection Reception-Invitation Only
Wednesday September 18, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Outside by the Pool