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Second Annual Early Childhood Speaker Series:

The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning is hosting the Second Annual Speaker Series of presentations and discussions on the importance of early experiences in the healthy brain development of young children. Dr. Bruce Perry will be the featured speaker at the 2019 Second Annual Early Childhood Speaker Series sponsored by The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Bruce Perry is currently the Senior Fellow of the child Trauma Academy in Houston, Texas and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is an internationally recognized authority on children in crisis and an expert in how trauma affects brain development. He will address how chronic poverty is a traumatic condition that impacts how the brain grows in the context of early learning and productivity in later life.

Funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Registration Information:

Registration online at

February 6, 2019

Two Mississippi Museums

10:00 am – 11:30 am

222 North Street

Jackson, MS

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With your $100 registration fee, you'll have access to three days of:

  • Being part of a powerful team working to advance federal and state early childhood policy

  • Hearing from and networking with national and state policy leaders and fellow advocates

  • Getting the resources and experiences you need to sharpen your advocacy skills

  • Learning about new tools, strategies, and tactics to try in your own state and community

  • Building critical relationships on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff

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Details & Deadlines

The registration and housing deadline is Friday, January 25.

However, we encourage you to register and then reserve your accommodations as soon as possible.

For more information on how to secure your room and other details, please visit the 2019 Public Policy Forum webpage or contact us at

Remember, having the opportunity to participate in the Public Policy Forum is an NAEYC Member-Only benefit. If you’re not a member, join now, and encourage your colleagues, family, and friends to become members as well so they can join you in our nation’s capital!