Symposium Series

Turnbull Disability Policy and Advocacy

Rud and Ann Turnbull, co-founders of the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas, led the inaugural symposium with a day of discussion, collaboration and identification of action around core concepts in disability and early childhood policy and family partnerships.

Goffin Workforce Professionalization

Stacie G. Goffin, Ed.D., delivered a keynote presentation and lead focused discussions dedicated to identifying what it means to be a professional field of practice. We considered conversations with intent and follow-up actions, strategies and resources will be needed to recognize early childhood education as a professional field.

An Evening with David Lawrence Jr.

David Lawrence Jr. recently returned to the University of Florida campus for an inspirational evening in celebration of our children and community. During the event, Lawrence discussed his new book A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child as well as his career in journalism and his dedication to education over the years.

Reimagining Equality: A New Deal for Children of Color

On September 26, 2019, the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies and Levin College of Law co-sponsored the fourth event in the University of Florida Early Childhood Symposium Series, featuring the UF Law and David H. Levin Chair in Family Law, Nancy E. Dowd.

Virtual Summit on Opioid Use During Pregnancy

The Anita Zucker Center, the Institute for Child Health Policy, the Levin College of Law and the Department of Pediatrics, co sponsored the Virtual Summit on Opioid Use During Pregnancy cultivated robust discussions around the legal, ethical and social considerations in conducting research on the effects of prenatal exposure to opioids.