Early Childhood Speaker Series with Dr. Craig Ramey and Dr. Sharon Ramey

Early Childhood Speaker Series with Dr. Craig Ramey and Dr. Sharon Ramey

The Abecedarian Approach:  A Framework for Economic and Workforce Development

The presentation will focus on recent analysis of the Abecedarian Project’s long-term impact on participant’s health, social well-being and educational advancement by Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. James Heckman.  An in-depth economic analysis of the outcomes of participants over 40 years after their participation in the project as infants reveals startling cost savings to society.  Drs. Craig and Sharon Ramey will share the project’s original design and how the participants have fared in life after Abecedarian.

Mississippians can learn, from the outcomes of the Project, how to better prepare the workforce and why investing in high quality early childhood programs beginning in infancy is the first step.

Targeted Audience:  General Education and Special Education Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers in public schools, Administrators of Pre-K and Kindergarten programs, Early Learning Collaborative Staff, Head Start, child care, and Part C staff


In order to apply for 0.6 CEUs or 5 SEMIs, participants must attend all three sessions.  The other two sessions will be held on January 26 & February 6, 2018.  Times and locations will be announced at a later date.  

Date Time Session Instructor Faciliator Venue
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2 hours Dr. Craig Ramey Susan Scott Mississippi Public Broadcasting Auditorium
Attendance Clause
Miss. Const. Art. 4, Section 66 Eligible attendees for this training includes teachers, counselors, and administrators who are employed by a school district or MDE. Unless specifically noted otherwise, external contractors or vendors may not attend. This event is being funded with state and/or federal funds and is being provided for employees of school districts, employees of the Mississippi Department of Education and Department contractors. Miss. Const. Art. 4, Section 66 prohibits governing authorities from making donations. According to the Mississippi Attorney General, once the federal funds are turned over to the state, the rules for the expenditure of state funds apply. Based on the Mississippi law, this event is not being provided for third party vendors or external providers.
Special Accomodations
Disabilities If you have a disability that would need an accommodation (wheelchair, visual impairment, etc.), please contact us so that we can best accommodate you.
Food Allergies If you have a food allergy or preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.), please contact us so that we can best accommodate you.
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