How do we support ALL kids in our programs and classrooms?

Addressing social emotional development, equity, expulsion, and relational health for our youngest Oregonians

Plenary Session

October 24, 2018 8:30-12 noon

Portland State University Campus

Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Register for the Plenary

Out of the area - Livestream the event.

There will also be an "Evening for Early Care Educators"

offered in the same building (SMSU Room 329) from

5:30-7:30 pm on October 24th

This abbreviated session with Dr. Walter Gilliam and Hadiyah Miller, a Master in Human Development and Bicultural Specialization for Young Children, and is intended for individuals who cannot attend during the day.

Snacks and door prizes will be available!

RSVP for the evening event.

This event is sponsored by Oregon's Early Learning Division, the Ounce of Prevention Fund, Partnership for Preschool Improvement, Preschool Promise, Lakeshore Learning, and Oregon's Head Start Collaboration Office.

Learn more about Dr. Gilliam's work


Keynote: Dr. Walter Gilliam


Dr. Gilliam is the director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and associate professor of child psychiatry and psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center. He is a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE, Child Care Aware of America, and the Irving Harris Foundation; a research fellow of the National Institute for Early Education Research; and former senior advisor to the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Dr. Gilliam is co-recipient of the prestigious 2008 Grawemeyer Award in Education for the co-authored book “A Vision for Universal Preschool Education.” His scholarly writing addresses early childhood care and education programs, school readiness, and developmental assessment of young children. His work frequently has been covered in major national and international news outlets, and he actively provides consultation to state and federal decision-makers in the U.S. and other countries.

Supported By PSU's Early Childhood Council

Working together for young children and their families: Increasing our collective impact through collaboration

PSU supports community-engaged, interdisciplinary research, education, and action in Early Childhood. What is recognized today—that the issues of achievement gaps, success in school, productivity, responsible citizenship, and social well-being—all go back to supports in the earliest years of life. The intersection of supports for young children and families is at the heart of the work of PSU, and Portland State University is uniquely placed as Oregon’s only public urban university.Take a tour though our website to learn more about the remarkable work that is happening in early childhood at Portland State University.