UpcomingEarly Impact: Quality Improvement Summit

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June 12, 2019
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  • Early Impact: Quality Improvement Summit
    June 19, 2019 - June 20, 2019
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Pre-Summit
    June 18, 2019
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Building on the highly successful 2018 Early Impact Quality Improvement Summit in Long Beach, the Atlantic City Summit will focus on data, performance measurement and quality improvement in early childhood programs, particularly Head Start. It is the only event of its kind in the country, recognizing a critical need and seeking to connect program directors and managers seeking to identify new resources and build capacity.


Top Level Training …

Continuous quality improvement is a process that demands a range of competencies. Summit presenters address key topics, with a focus on the unique needs of early childhood programs:

  • Understanding the Performance Standards
  • Leadership requirements
  • Creating a culture of inquiry
  • Measurement
  • Data Science
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Facilitated Peer Exchange


… and a Showcase of Solutions

In addition to top notch training, Early Impact showcases practical tools.  Emerging tech based, early childhood resources are lightening program burdens while offering better data and stronger outcomes.  Our curated showcase features new tools in a fast-paced format where program managers can learn about new resources and quickly get questions answered.  


 Who Should Attend? 

Continuous quality improvement is a team effort and this event is designed for all the leaders on your team:   Program Directors, Executive Directors, and Mangers of Data, Education, Family Services, ERSEA, Health, Disabilities and Fiscal.  Every manager with responsibility for measuring performance will benefit from this event.


The event is being organized by Early Intel and co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Head Start Association.


About Early Intel

Early Intel is a consulting and training firm that helps early childhood programs strengthen their work with data to improve program quality.  It was founded by Rick Mockler, MA, MPA, who previously served as Chief Quality Improvement Officer for the National Head Start Association, and as Executive Director for the California Head Start Association.  


Event Schedule:


Tuesday, June 18

Pre-Summit Training (additional fee)

Data Utilization for Decision Making and Continuous Quality Improvement

In this interactive, hands-on training, participants will explore different types of data, the different levels and purposes for data use, and the data cycle.  Participants will have the opportunity, through applied learning activities, to be a part of data interpretation dialog and move into action planning for continuous quality improvement.  The session will also explore what it means and how to evaluate action plans. The session will conclude with a case study of how one agency used data to action plan and significantly raise CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) scores.


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Wednesday, June 19

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Plenary Sessions (lunch on your own)

5:00 pm Networking Reception


Thursday, June 20

8:30 am – 2:00 pm Plenary Sessions and Closing Keynote Lunch


What You Will Learn

Directors and managers attending Early Impact will acquire critical insights and tools for incorporating improvement science into their programs:

  • Data techniques for predicting problems before issues arise
  • New tech tools that are strengthening measurement and lightening staff loads
  • Ways to tabulate across child and family data, producing better understanding
  • Organizing child and family data into tiers, for tailored interventions
  • Strategies for tackling issues like enrollment and chronic absence
  • Visuals such as heat maps, that transform child and family data
  • Data strategies for boards and policy councils
  • Behavioral psychology that supports continuous quality improvement




Harrah’s Resort

777 Harrah’s Blvd  

Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401


Group Rooms are available at $99/night plus $15 resort fee until May 27 or until block is sold out.

Book Your Hotel:    https://book.passkey.com/go/SH06EA9


Cancellation policy

Cancellations received in writing three weeks prior to the first day of the event, will be assessed a $50 processing fee per registrant. After that date, substitutions will be allowed but no refunds will be given (see below for substitution policy). Registration fee is due in full for no-shows. Cancellations due to extenuating circumstances (i.e. death, accident, serious illness) must be submitted in writing, include appropriate verification and must be received by R3HSA prior to the last day of the conference. No refunds will be granted for any reason after the conference has ended.



Substitutions are allowed


Payment pending policy

Registrations are considered confirmed while payment is processing unless otherwise notified.


Sponsors and Exhibitor Inquiries

Exhibitors and Sponsors should contact Marcia@DurstEvents.com



No CEUs will be offered for this program.

More Questions?

More questions about registration? Please email Carrie or call the PA Head Start Association at (717) 526-4646. Need more information about the Summit? Please head over to the Early Intel Summit Website here!


Venue Phone: (609) 441-5000

Venue Website:

 777 Harrah's Blvd, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401, United States


 777 Harrah’s Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401