Strenghting Early Care and Education and Child Welfare
OPSR, once again, successfully brought together those who care for and work with families and children to improve and increase investments in early childhood at our annual symposium. In 2017, we focused on the benefits to young children by strengthening partnership between early care and education programs and the child welfare system.
Our keynote presenter was Deborah Phillips, professor, Georgetown College.
Deborah Phillips is a professor in developmental psychology and affiliated faculty of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown College. In addition, she is the co-director of the Center for Research on Children in the United States. She has been a leading expert in child development for more than 30 years, working at the intersection of psychology and policy in academic, policy and nonprofit positions.
Phillips has served on numerous task forces and advisory groups that address child and family policy issues, including the Task Force on Meeting the Needs of Young Children of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, the Head Start FACES Redesign Expert Panel, and the Secretary’s (US DHHS) Committee on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation.
In addition, Phillips is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society. In 2011, she received the Distinguished Contributions to Education in Child Development Award from the Society for Research in Child Development. She earned her doctoral degree from Yale University.
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