The “Early Childhood: Shifting Mindsets” Summit was a three-day global summit in 2015 at Central Michigan University. It brought together experts from a wide range of fields, including educators, policymakers, scientists, to discuss the well-being of children. The summit, spearheaded by Utopia board-member Alison Arnold, focused on the science of infant development, how science informs the care, education and support of young children, and key policy development issues and strategies in the early childhood development arena.
This could very well be the beginning of the most effective Collective Impact project for children under 5 in Michigan and beyond. See report and look for a possible second annual follow-up summit, Fall 2016. Many thanks to Alison Arnold, Director Community Partnerships College of Education & Human Services at Central Michigan University and Utopia Foundation Board Member, for seamlessly organizing and implementing this highly relevant summit - and many thanks to CMU for hosting. Check it out, http://issuu.com/cmuehs/docs/shifting_mindsets_report
Videos from the presentation of Paul Sutherland of the Utopia Foundation and Jackson Kaguri of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project at the “EARLY CHILDHOOD: SHIFTING MINDSETS” CMU Summit.