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ECAS All Network Meeting
October 9, 2019
At Ko’olau Ballrooms 

Register for free.

TEAM 6 HIGHLIGHT: Words Matter

Research tells us that a childʻs vocabulary at age 3 predicts language and reading skills at ages 9-10. Moreover, third grade reading scores strongly predict high school graduation. To help support our keikiʻs literacy, our community partners part of team 6 are commencing the “Words Matter” project aimed at strengthening attachment and closing the word gap. Our partners will be implementing both LENA Home and LENA Start—programs that help parents increase interactive talk in order to close the early-talk gap, support kindergarten readiness, and build stronger families. Our implementing partners completed trainings earlier this month and will begin hosting sessions with families by the end of September. For more information, please contact Kerrie Urosevich at


Hawai`i Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC)

October 18, 2019 - Annual Leadership Symposium 
October 19, 2019 - Hawai`i Early Childhood Conference
Hawai`i Convention Center
"Educating Young Children: Critical Time, Essential Profession"

Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Region Nine Head Start Association Conference

October 28 - November 1, 2019
Sheraton Waikiki
Find out more.

Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor Training

Looking for counselors on Moloka`i, Kaua`i, and Lāna`i
“Applying the Protective Factors to reduce the impact of childhood trauma.”
October 14 - 18, 2019
Waimānalo Health Center
Find out more.

Hawai`i Children and Youth Day

Enjoy food, fun activities, and entertainment at the state capitol to honor and celebrate our keiki and youth and the amazing contributions they make in our community. 
October 6, 2019, 10am-3pm
At the Hawai`i State Capitol

Hawai`i Appleseed is hiring for the PHOCUSED Project Director 

Protect Hawai`i’s Ohana, Children, Under-Served, Elderly, and Disabled
PHOCUSED is transitioning from being a stand-alone nonprofit to becoming a project of Appleseed. 

Hawai`i Appleseed seeks a talented individual to bring together Hawai`i’s health and human services organizations and people from the communities they serve to pursue systems and policy changes that will improve the lives of low-income and marginalized people and allow social service agencies to more effectively pursue their missions and create a Hawai`i where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Find out more.


Benefits of Preschool Attendance Pass to the Next Generation

We A recently released study extends what we know about the benefits of early childhood education. It turns out that adults (now in their 50s) who participated in the Perry preschool program in the 1960s are not only more successful as adults—their own children benefit as well, suggesting that high-quality preschool can be an effective way to break the cycle of poverty.
Lead researcher James J. Heckman explains: Perry preschool adults—now in their 50s—have more stable jobs, fewer divorces, and more positive relationships with their children. Combined, these outcomes resulted in “stronger families and significantly contributed to upward mobility in the next generation”—helping to lift future generations out of poverty. Find out more.

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