10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Economic issues in early care and education
  The economics of early childhood care and education
David Blau, The Ohio State University
  Short- and long-term costs and benefits of investing in ECCE
Lynn Karoly, RAND Corporation
12:00 p.m. Lunch

Session 2: Efficacy: How the ECCE Workforce Affects Children and Families

1:00 p.m. Key characteristics of the workforce linked to child and family outcomes
  Results from the NICHD Study of Early Childcare
Aletha Huston, University of Texas–Austin
  Key workforce issues around cultural diversity
Ellen Frede, National Institute for Early Education Research
2:00 p.m. The importance of teacher/caregiver qualifications
Margaret Burchinal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
W. Steven Barnett, National Institute for Early Education Research
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Research on the nature of working conditions, its impact on teacher well-being, and the relationship with child outcomes
Marcy Whitebook, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC–Berkeley
Deborah Phillips, Georgetown University
4:30 p.m. Joan Lombardi, Administration for Children and Families, HHS
5:00 p.m. Discussion
5:30 p.m. Adjourn

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