Atlantic Institute on Early Learning & Care
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KEYNOTE: Tove Mogstad Slinde

Tove Mogstad Slinde is a Senior Adviser in the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research in the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care. Since 2012 she is the elected Chair of the Network on Early Childhood Education and Care in OECD.

In the Ministry of Education and Research Tove Mogstad Slinde has been working on policy governance, research and developmental work. Ms. Slinde has worked within the ECEC sector in Norway on different levels since 1987. Among other things she has been working withmanagement and developmental work and the implementation of national policies on the regional and local levels. This has entailed cooperating closely with municipalities, kindergarten owners and other relevant institutions and stakeholders including teacher education and staff-organizations. Representing the Department of ECEC in international cooperation, she has been involved in the work of the OECD ECEC network (since 2008), as well as the Thematic Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care in EU. She is also currently engaged in the advisory committee for the research project CARE, funded by the EU.

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Kathleen Flanagan

Kathleen Flanagan is an internationally known early childhood education and care policy consultant and researcher. Kathleen has co-led several initiatives focused on human resources in the ECEC sector, and is secretariat to the Provincial-Territorial Directors of Early Childhood Education and Care. She has provided expertise in curriculum development, including the development of Nova Scotia’s and PEI’s early learning (curriculum) frameworks. She recently led Manitoba’s Early Learning and Child Care Commission focusing on system re-design in order to move toward universally accessible child care.

Presenters

Emis Akbari - Professor, School of Early Childhood, George Brown College

Jane Bertrand - Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

Maureen Dockendorf - Superintendent of Literacy and Numeracy at Ministry of Education - ‎Ministry of Education, Government of British Columbia

Gary Hall - Director of Early Childhood Services, Anglophone South School District

Janet Lynn Huntington - Acting Executive Director, Early Years Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Josée Nadeau - Director, Francophone Central Office, Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of New Brunswick

Christine McLean - Assistant Professor, Child & Youth Study, Mount Saint Vincent University

Michelle Power - Program Development Specialist – K – 6 Programs, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Kathy Pratt LeGrow - Founder and Chair, Jimmy Pratt Foundation

Sherry Rose - University of New Brunswick Early Childhood Centre Research and Development Team

Jan Sanderson - Research Chair, Red River College

David Philpott

Carolyn Simpson - Director of Early Childhood Development, Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, Government of PEI

Vicki Smith - Coordinator, Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of New Brunswick

Donna Varga - Department Chair/Professor, Department of Child and Youth Study, Mount Saint Vincent University

Isabelle Vinet - General Coordinator, Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development