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Leveling the playing field

March 14, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, IL – For the March event of the 2012-13 MacMurray College Speakers Series, Perspectives on Social Justice, an early proponent of Head Start will talk about the critical link between early childhood education and a just and equitable nation and world.

 Pam Bernstein, program director of the Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc., in Fargo, ND, will present “Connecting the Dots … Closing the Achievement Gap” at 7 p.m. March 21 in the Thoresen Recital Hall on the MacMurray College Campus.

 Bernstein will explore current research demonstrating that the years prior to kindergarten are the most significant in shaping a child’s foundation for success in life. Without sufficient positive human connections and early learning experiences upon which to build a strong foundation, the achievement gap starts long before kindergarten. 

 She will explore the five “dots” (concepts) identified by the science of early childhood education. These concepts shape the work of the early education programs that are successful in closing the achievement gap for all children.

 Thoresen Recital Hall is in the Putnam/Springer Center, located on the southeast corner of State and Clay streets on the MacMurray College campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

 Please request interpreting services 72 hours prior to event at or call 217.479.7123.

For more information, contact:

Ted Roth, Director of Communications and Marketing
Work: 217-479-7027
Email: Send Email

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