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November 12-13, 2009 - Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Ready for School? Ready for Life?
School Readiness and School Success: from Research to Policy and Practice


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SEGMENT 1 : THEORY AND BASIC RESEARCH

Investing in our Future: Fostering Educational Success by Promoting School Readiness (Karen Bierman)

The Contribution of Socio-Behavioral Functioning and Related Social Experiences in Kindergarten to Later School Success (Frank Vitaro)

A Longitudinal Study of the Role of School Readiness in School Adjustment at the Start of Schooling (Michel Boivin)


SEGMENT 2 : DETERMINANTS OF SCHOOL READINESS

Early Language Skills and Reading Acquisition (Ginette Dionne)

Child Care Services and School Readiness: How Strong is the Link? (Sylvana Côté)

Within Family Differences in Preschool Children’s School readiness: The Role of Shared and Non-Shared Family Dynamics
(Jennifer Jenkins)


SEGMENT 3 : RESEARCH EVIDENCE ON BEST PRACTICES

Cognitive Control and Self-Regulation in Young Children: Ways to Improve them and Why (Adele Diamond)

Leveling the Playing Field: Promoting Readiness to Learn among Economically Disadvantaged Preschoolers with the REDI Program (Karen Bierman)

Early Mathematical Development in Sociocultural Context (Prentice Starkey)

Better Beginnings, Better Futures: A Comprehensive, Community-Based Prevention Program to Facilitate Successful Transition to Primary School and Beyond
(Ray DeV. Peters)

Preventing School Difficulties by Maximizing Academic and Social Learning in the Early Years: The Fluppy Program (François Poulin)

The ABC’s, 123’s and Do-Re-Mi’s of our School Readiness Conference: What We’ve Heard: Implications for Policy, Government, and the Public Good (Rob Santos)


SEGMENT 4 : BEST PRACTICES AND PROGRAMS

Workshop A:  LearningGames: Stimulating Early Childhood Development & Empowering Families (Kimberly Sparling Meunier)

Workshop B: What Makes the Better Beginnings, Better Futures Program work? What Else do we Need to Maximize Early Childhood Development? Policy Implications for Canada (Ray DeV. Peters)

Workshop C: Cancelled.

Workshop D: Tools of the Mind Developing Self-Regulation by Developing Intention Make Believe Play (Deborah Leong)

Workshop E: The Fluppy Multimodal Program: Kindergarten and First Grade Interventions for Preventing Violence and School Dropout (France Capuano)




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