Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Looking Forward: Imperative Information and Updates from the California Department of Education

Featured Keynote: Sarah Neville-Morgan
Deputy Superintendent for the Teaching and Learning Support Branch, California Department of Education
Sarah Neville-Morgan was recently appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond to serve as the Deputy Superintendent for the Teaching and Learning Support Branch. Previously, Sarah served as the Director of the Early Learning and Care Division at the CDE. There, Sarah oversaw a division that provides leadership and support to the early learning and care community, providers, and contractors statewide, ensuring high-quality early education programs for young children and their families.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The ECE Workforce Index: Data to
Advance Workforce Advocacy


Featured Keynote:Sean Doocy
Research Associate, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California Berkeley
Prior to joining CSCCE in 2018, Sean conducted research at the intersection of community development and education policy, focusing on facilities financing for early childhood education and K-12 public schools, as well as housing segregation and access to educational opportunity. As a researcher at the Center for Cities + Schools, he led a workforce study of Berkeley Unified School District staff to understand their housing needs and inform a potential housing assistance plan for district employees. That research led to an interest in improving outcomes for children by focusing on policies that affect the educator workforce – and led him to CSCCE, where he now works on the California ECE Workforce Study. 



Thursday, October 17, 2019
Creating Trauma-Responsive Early Education Environments


Featured Keynote: Katie Statman-Weil
Ed.D. LCSW, Trained Psychotherapist and Early Childhood Educator
Katie is both a trained psychotherapist and early childhood educator. She works with schools and school systems to creating trauma responsive environments to improve self-regulation and social-emotional development for all learners. She is a speaker and trainer on early childhood trauma, mental health, and challenging behaviors for local and national organizations. Katie is currently at work on a book entitled Trauma-Responsive Strategies for Early Childhood for Readleaf Press, which will be published in early 2020. Katie is also a foster parent for some amazing children whose families are involved with child welfare.