Parents, educators, and architects alike know that safe and inspiring learning environments lay the foundation for positive early childhood experiences. Simply put: facilities matter.
Every provider, from home-based caregivers to larger centers, can apply leading practices in ECE design. At this event, we’ll broke down some of the features that can be seen at the recently opened Marygrove Early Education Center – and also highlighted how these features are truly universal and achievable.
Welcoming remarks will were provided by Wendy Jackson, the Managing Director for Detroit at The Kresge Foundation. This was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Tara Hardy from Detroit Public TV with ECE quality facility champions:
- Rachel Sikora, Senior Owners Representative, IFF
- Camarrah Morgan, Network Partner, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Community Organizer, and ECE Consultant
- Celina Byrd, Principal, Starfish Family Services/Marygrove Early Education Center
- Ashanti Bryant, Director, Early Childhood Services, IFF
Denise Smith, Implementation Director of Hope Start Here will provided closing remarks.