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Smart Start Conference 2023 – Save the Date!

April 25, 2023 - April 28, 2023

The Smart Start Conference is the nation’s largest conference devoted to early education systems and strategies. The conference provides advanced professional development for early education leaders committed to improving the quality of and access to early childhood services for all children ages birth to five. It is intended for professionals who support families, for professionals who support those who work with children, and professionals engaging in early care and education systems change. Although we greatly value our early childhood workforce, content is not designed for those working directly with children.

The 2023 Conference features a full day of preconference sessions followed by three days of workshops and networking opportunities. Workshop focus areas include:

  • Early Care and Education;
  • Child Health & Well-being;
  • Family Support and Engagement;
  • Public Engagement, Fundraising, and Nonprofit Management;
  • and Prenatal through Five Systems Building.

The conference also includes an opening keynote presentation, a flex block session, and an evening keynote dinner and 30th anniversary celebration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Smart Start at conference@smartstart.org or 984-221-1614


Smart Start and the North Carolina Partnership for Children
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