Sending Office: Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro
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Dear Colleague,

A child’s language skills are paramount to their early development.  Children who are exposed to language in an engaging and supportive way are more likely to develop into lively learners.  However, supporting children effectively in the early stages of
their development can be challenging for parents and caregivers, especially for children with unique learning needs.

Please join our Bipartisan Baby Caucus briefing to highlight this important issue.  Details below:

                Event: Signed, Spoken, or Cross-Cultural: How Babies are Wired for Language and Learning        
                When: February 15, 2018 @ 3-4 pm
                Where:  Rayburn 2103

The briefing will explore how babies acquire language and what that means for later literacy and learning. Speakers will cover a range of early literacy strategies that address the language needs among children of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, Dual
Language Learners, and children who are deaf or hearing-impaired.  The panelists include:

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D.
     Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, Psychology, and Linguistics and Cognitive Science
     Director, Child’s Play, Learning, and Development laboratory
     University of Delaware – Newark, Delaware

Melissa Herzig, Ph.D.
    Education and Research Translation Manger, VL2 (Visual Language and Visual Learning)
    Associate Director for Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience
    Gallaudet University – Washington, DC

Sandra Malmquist   
     Director, Creating Kids
     Connecticut Children’s Museum – New Haven, CT 


We hope you will join us and learn more about this important topic.



Rosa DeLauro                                                    Chuck Fleischmann

Member of Congress                                        Member of Congress
Baby Caucus Co-Chair                                    Baby Caucus Co-Chair

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Education, Family Issues

Related Event Information

Event Location: Rayburn 2103
Event Start: 2/15/2018 3:00:00 PM
Event End: 2/15/2018 4:00:00 PM

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