116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The data is clear that students entering school with quality early childhood programming are up to 18 months ahead of students who do not. A variety of groups are working to help strengthen Iowa's early childhood system. We'll talk about how those groups are working to increase quality childhood education and the challenges of creating a quality childhood education system.
Panelists include: Shanell Wagler, Early Childhood Iowa; Jillian Herink, Iowa Association of Education for Young Children. Moderator: Grace King, The Gazette.
This session was part of the 2020 Iowa Ideas Conference presented by ITC and held Oct. 15-16, 2020. This session orginally occurred at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2020. This session was presented with assistance from Education Track sponsor Kirkwood Community College. The two-day conference hosted by The Gazette brings together policy makers, experts and community members passionate about the state's future. For more replays, visit