Webinar: Pre-K For All -- How Queens Library Embraced the Message

Speaker Nick Buron and Gillian Miller
Nick Buron is the Vice President for Public Library Services at the Queens Library.  He has worked in a variety of positions at Queens Library for over 22 years.  Currently, he oversees all public service and programming.  Nick was directly involved from the beginning of the planning, development and implementation ...

Nick Buron is the Vice President for Public Library Services at the Queens Library.  He has worked in a variety of positions at Queens Library for over 22 years.  Currently, he oversees all public service and programming.  Nick was directly involved from the beginning of the planning, development and implementation process of Queens Library’s UPK initiative.


Gillian Miller is the Coordinator of Early Learning Services at the Queens Library. She has been with Queens Library for over 10 years holding a variety of positions. In her current role she provides system-wide leadership for the delivery of innovative and impactful educational programs and services for learners between the ages of 0 and 6. Gillian was part of the team that worked to develop the UPK program at Queens Library and she is currently the Director of both sites.


 

Full Description

In January 2014, incoming NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio announced an initiative to expand access to Universal Pre-K (UPK) throughout New York City. This initiative has massive potential to make a difference in the lives of students throughout the city, particularly in the Borough of Queens, the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world. Of a population of 2.2 million, 48% of Queens residents are foreign-born.

Understanding that quality early childhood education is essential for literacy development, school readiness, and subsequent school and career success, especially for children from families with lower incomes and newly arrived immigrant families, Queens Library recognized a significant community service opportunity that would seamlessly extend their mission and help it’s young learners.

On our webinar on December 16, UPK programmers Nick Buron and Gillian Miller will talk about the process of creating a library-based UPK program in the most diverse county in the world. They'll discuss day-to-day operations as well as managing the complex challenges that arise.

 

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When?

Wed, Dec. 16, 2015
noon - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

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