The Iowa Early Childhood Systems Summit is Iowa’s largest event devoted to early education systems and strategies. The Summit provides advanced professional development for early education leaders committed to improving the quality of and access to early childhood services for all children ages birth to five. It is intended for professionals who support families, for professionals who support those who work with children, and professionals engaging in early care and education systems change. Although we greatly value our early childhood workforce, content is not designed for those working directly with children. The Summit will feature keynote speakers, workshops and networking opportunities. Workshop focus areas include: EVENT DETAILS Dr. Sarah Roseberry-Lytle, Ph.D. University of Washington, Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) Mr. Bill Millett Scope View Strategic Advantage, North Carolina October 3, 2018 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 20th Anniversary Celebration: 5-7 p.m. The Sheraton Hotel West Des Moines, IA Contact: Anne Geiger at firstname.lastname@example.org Systems Organization and Data Quality Services and Programs Public Engagement SPEAKERS Dr. Roseberry-Lytle will focus on brain science and how early experiences shape the brain. Mr. Millett will provide insight from a business perspective of how the private sector can be a stronger voice for the impact quality early care and education has on the workforce of today and the workforce of tomorrow. In addition to the Summit, the evening event celebrates Early Childhood Iowa’s 20th Anniversary and keynote speaker Mr. Smith.