THE CRANE CENTER’S 9TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHILDREN
Friday, October 28, 2022
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm ET
This year’s Symposium on Children brings together researchers, practitioners, policy and thought leaders to look at how we can better invest in children. Keynote speaker Dr. Kirabo Jacksonis a labor economist at Northwestern University who studies education and social policy issues. Dr. Jackson will share his research on how education policies impact children’s lifelong outcomes through adulthood, including the impact of sustained investments from early childhood into the K-12 years.
The event will also showcase additional research on investments; explore funding alternatives and learn from communities who have innovated in this realm; and inspire us toward greater resolve and courage when it comes to how much we spend on our youngest citizens.
BREAKOUT 4 – Food Insecurity’s Impact on Bodies and Brains in the First 4000 days: Can we prevent it? This session will review the association of food insecurity on birth outcomes, child physical health, and young children’s learning and behavior. This session will also highlight upcoming opportunities for advocacy to decrease the threat to America’s children.