AIR Experts to Talk About School Climate, Head Start and Other Topics At Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Experts on early childhood and child development with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will discuss topics ranging from Head Start and teacher professional development to school climate and summer kindergarten during the Society for Research in Childhood Development (SRCD) 2013 Biennial Meeting, which is taking place April 18 – 20 in Seattle, WA.

SRCD is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with members in more than 50 countries. The purposes of the society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals, and to encourage applications of research findings.

The following is a list of the subjects and times of presentations involving AIR staff:

April 18

School Environment and Social and Academic Functioning
10:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Washington Convention Center
Room 303

AIR Presenter: Ann-Marie Faria 

Poster Session 4: Associations Between Professional Development, Preschool Teachers’ Comfort with Math, and Math Instructional Practices
1:20 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Washington Convention Center
Exhibit Hall 4EF

AIR Presenters: Aleksandra Holod, Heather Quick and Alison Hauser

Definitions, Frameworks and Methods for Assessing Effective Implementation of Early Childhood Programs and Systems
2:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Washington Convention Center
Room 3B

AIR Presenter: Eboni Howard

April 19

Poster Session 7: Head Start’s Early Learning Mentor Coach Initiative: Developing a Professional Development Model to Support Teachers
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Washington Convention Center
Exhibit Hall 4EF

AIR Presenters: Eboni Howard, Victoria Rankin and Laura Hawkinson

Poster Session 8: Elementary School Outcomes for Children Participating in a Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program
10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Washington Convention Center
Exhibit Hall 4EF

AIR Presenters: Karen Manship

Poster Session 8: Child Academic Outcomes After Participating in Family Literacy Programs
10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Washington Convention Center
Exhibit Hall 4EF

AIR Presenters: Heather Quick and Karen Manship

April 20

Poster Session 17 and Reception: Child Care Subsidies and Cognitive Development: Mediation Through Family Income
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Washington Convention Center
Exhibit Hall 4EF

AIR Presenter: Laura E. Hawkinson

For more information, visit http://srcd.org/meetings/biennial-meeting.

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.


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