Starting Strong Summit

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Starting Strong Summit

Starting Strong Summit: Working Together for Early Social Emotional Development

The 2016 Starting Strong Summit was a unique opportunity for early childhood stakeholders to come together and develop a list of solutions, ways to collaborate, and/or policy recommendations to ensure that all children gain the social emotional skills they need to start kindergarten. CES hosted key stakeholders from across Massachusetts, including early childhood and elementary educators; researchers; advocates; mental health and health providers; educational policy experts; and representatives from the Departments of Mental Health, Children and Families, Early Childhood and Care, Elementary and Secondary Education, and Public Health, in working sessions to discuss how Massachusetts can support all children in gaining the social emotional skills they need to succeed in school and life.

Starting Strong Summit Resources

Below we have provided a number of resources for download related to the Summit and its goals. 

Summit Overview and Recommendations

The Summit Work: Breakout Sessions

Summit Presentations and Presenters

Articles and Resources: Social Emotional Learning

For more information, contact: 
Director of Early Childhood
413.586.4900 x5561