2013 Symposium Related Webinars

Symposium Webinars



Social Media at Symposium

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern

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This webinar will focus on how to use social media during our annual Symposium. While this webinar will focus heavily on Twitter, we will touch on Facebook and ways to schedule tweets to ensure you get the most out of your online Symposium experience. This webinar is also great for those who cannot make it to Sympsosium this year-- learn how to use Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation and create a buzz not only in Washington, D.C., but in your state as well!


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Promoting Good Nutrition and Food Security in Child Care

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Eastern

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Geri Henchy, Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)

For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has the resources and mandate to create real reforms to federal food programs including the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Geri Henchy, Director of Nutrition Policy at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), provided details on the improvements to CACFP since the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act became law, including new resources, training and opportunities relevant to the CCR&Rs' role in supporting healthy eating and wellness in child care, and what may lie ahead for CACFP program sponsors and participants.  The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 sets forth a number of improvements to CACFP. Watch the webinar to learn more.  View the slides here.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:30-1:30 p.m. Eastern

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Laura Bornfreund, New America’s Early Education Initiative

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known as the No Child Left Behind Act, is six years overdue. Will the current Congress reauthorize it? The Obama Administration and several Members of Congress have emphasized the need to ensure all children have the right start -- calling on lawmakers to think of the U.S. public education system as a P-12 system, not a K-12 system. Will reauthorization be an opportunity to include early learning in a more meaningful way? How so, and what challenges lie ahead? Join us to find out. View the slides here.


Federal Budget Overview and Outlook

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Eastern

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Joan Huffer, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The federal budget is complicated. There are competing priorities and the process can be convoluted. Joan Huffer’s years of experience working on the Senate Budget Committee and for the Senate leadership give her a unique ability to talk about the budget, the process, the different terms (budget resolution, appropriations, continuing resolution, caps, sequester, etc.), in a way that makes sense. To better understand the interplay between federal budget decisions and state budget cuts, and to hear about the outlook for funding federal programs, this webinar is a must. View the slides here.


How A Bill Becomes A Law

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Nick Vucic, Government Affairs, Child Care Aware® of America

Our annual policy Symposium in April kicks off with a webinar series every Thursday in March to review hot topics on Capitol Hill.  If it has been a while since you’ve seen Schoolhouse Rock’s How A Bill Becomes A Law, or learned about the legislative process in school, join us for a general refresher on the path a bill takes to become a law.  Although there won’t be any singing and dancing during this webinar, you can be sure to have some fun while learning about the legislative process.  Get ready for Symposium by understanding the framework for legislative action. View the slides here.