We are glad you are interested in registering for the Conversation on Early Learning event series. Please view this video from our most recent Conversation on Early Learning event at the Boston Children’s Museum to catch a glimpse of the key topics we covered.  For more information and to register for our upcoming event, please continue to the Featured Event details below.

Conversations on Early Learning
Building Connected Communities for Success

Throughout the year, HMH® has gathered key stakeholders from across the early learning space—academics, educators, policymakers, advocates and more—to discuss the fundamental role of quality early childhood education in ensuring long-term success and equal opportunity for all learners, regardless of background. The Conversations on Early Learning series has explored the power of multidisciplinary collaboration, leveraging the expertise of panelists and attendees to generate creative thinking and dialogue around concepts like playful learning, the science of learning and the community’s role in caring for young children.

In our final Conversation of 2015, Susan Magsamen, SVP, Early Learning, HMH, will lead an interactive reflection on progress made throughout the year, from new brain science research to technology guidelines, parent engagement to policy initiatives. She will challenge attendees to think about focus areas for 2016 as we continue to grow a connected community of stakeholders focused on bridging the gap between research and practice and prioritizing opportunities for the nation’s youngest learners.  We hope you will join us.

Before, during, and after the event, we encourage you to join our virtual conversation using the hashtag #HMHEarlyEd. Participants (both virtual and local), panelists, and HMH staff will tweet along with you, answer questions, and share links.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Panel Discussion:
3:00–5:00 PM

5:00–6:00 PM


Hyatt Regency Orlando
Plaza EF and D
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819


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Ellen Galinsky
President and Co-Founder, Families and Work Institute
Sylvia Acevedo
Presidential Commissioner, White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Michael H. Levine
Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Rachel Demma
Policy Director at the Early Care and Education Consortium

Marica Cox Mitchell
Deputy Executive Director for Early Learning Systems

*By accepting this invitation, you confirm that you have obtained any approval required by your organization or school district. Acceptance of this invitation does not obligate the attendee or the attendee’s district or organization to purchase HMH® materials and/or services. Estimated value of this event is $75.00 per person.

Previous Conversations on Early Learning

Friday, September 25, 2015
Boston Children’s Museum
The Dewey/Seuss Room
5th Floor
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Visit our blog to learn more about our September 25 event.
Roberta Golinkoff: Professor of Psychology, University of Delaware
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek: Professor of Psychology, Temple University

Anna Housley Juster: Senior Director of Child Development & Community Engagement, Boston Children's Museum

Laura Huerta Migus: Executive Director of the Association of Children's Museums

Bryn Parchman: President and CEO, Port Discovery Children's Museum


June 7, 2015
Windsor Court Hotel
Gallery (4th Floor)
300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

To learn more about our June 7th event, please see the blog post on Building Early Childhood Systems.


Sharon Lynn Kagan, Ed.D., Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy and Co-Director of the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University


Sherri Killins, Ed.D, Director of State Systems Alignment and Integration for the BUILD Initiative
Dr. Myra Jones-Taylor, Commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

March 30, 2015
National Geographic Society
1600 M St. NW
Washington, D.C.

Dedicated to establishing a set of guiding principles for early learning, our first event in the series featured an introduction from HMH President and CEO, Linda Zecher, closing remarks by Kris Perry (Executive Director, First Five Years Fund), and engaging discussion and Q&A from five expert panelists in Early Learning:

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Dr. Susan Canizares, Chief Academic Officer, Learning Care Group
Dr. Barbara Landau, Director, Science of Learning Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Patti Miller, Director, Too Small to Fail, Clinton Foundation
Maurice Sykes, Executive Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District of Columbia’s Center for Urban Education

Dana Lundy, Executive Director, New England Head Start® Association (NEHSA)

Visit our blog to learn more about our inaugural event. We look forward to continuing the conversation in 2015 and beyond.

Upcoming Conversations on Early Learning

Check back in 2016 for more information on upcoming events, locations and dates.



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