School Readiness –
Preparing Every Child to Learn Conference
April 27, 2020
7:30am – 5:00pm
Boise State University, Student Union Building (SUB)
The Andrus Center believes Idaho must invest in an early education system capable of preparing our children to compete in an increasingly global economy by ensuring every child can come to school ready to learn.

Five years ago, the Andrus Center’s Finding Common Ground conference focused on Idaho’s need for early education building blocks that communities could use to customize programs to their individual needs. Five years later, we want to continue the conversation, spotlighting innovative solutions being implemented throughout our state and ensuring all Idaho children can access the tools they need to enter school ready to learn. 
Registration & Breakfast

Welcome/2015 Conference to Now
Dr. Linda Clark

Defining School Readiness [Panel]
Moderator: Paula Kelleher, Nampa Superintendent


School Readiness by the Numbers
Karlynn Laraway, Idaho Department of Education
Evelyn Johnson, Lee Pesky Learning Center

Lunch procession

Lunch Keynote


Business Case for Readiness [Panel]
Moderator: Andy Scoggin, Idaho Business for Education Board Chair
Innovative Idaho Community Solutions [Panel]
Moderator: Beth Oppenheimer, Idaho AEYC


Closing Keynote
Jim Spurlino, Spurlino Materials

Call to Action & Thank you for Attending
Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors
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