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Culturally Responsive Early Education and Care Leadership Summit

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

For the fourth year, BDCI is excited to host the Culturally Responsive Early Education and Care Leadership Summit. On February 21, we will gather at the Loudermilk Conference Center in downtown Atlanta for a day jam-packed with speakers, sessions, partnerships and professional development while exploring this year’s theme of Mirroring the Black Experience. Here is what you can expect at this year’s Summit.

A Dynamic Keynote Speaker

This year, we are excited to hear from Mark A. Davis. Mark is the President and Lead Consultant of The Non-Profit Connection, a network of highly capable and professional authorities on Head Start and Early Head Start systems. He is a certified Nonprofit Management and Leadership expert and has served in nearly every aspect of program operations. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from him during both the morning’s keynote address and the closing call to action.


If you love storytelling as much as we do, you will be happy to hear that Ms. Ashley and her Nguzo Babies will take the stage to share the story of seven friend puppets that unite over a special holiday with seven candles. The Nguzo Babies caters not only to our younger audience of toddlers but they are perfect for our older fans in kindergarten and elementary.

Specialized Sessions

As an attendee, you will be able to select from one of four tracks to follow during the Summit: early learning, early literacy, leadership & advocacy, and family engagement. For each track, there will be workshops during three concurrent sessions. Previous presenters have been professionals from across the state, and we look forward to welcoming a diverse group of presenters again this year.

Additionally, there will be an awards luncheon as well as opportunities for networking and door prizes. The Summit promises to be a great day for learning with and from leaders within the industry. Tickets are on sale now. We look forward to seeing you on February 21.

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