Coastal Conversations featuring Dr. Ron Ferguson

Announcing Coastal Conversations

Coastal Alabama Partnership is proud to announce its newest program, Coastal Conversations, a platform for citizens to engage with experts who will provide leading edge information and share big ideas. Our goal is to expand awareness of issues, to increase knowledge of best practices and to inspire positive change.

Coastal Conversations is a program for Mobile & Baldwin counties that will host renowned speakers on topics of community interest, as well as, host a community dashboard of metrics and conduct a community quality of life survey.

For its first program, Coastal Conversations will host Dr. Ron Ferguson who will present “From Cradle to Career: Helping ensure the success of children in your community.” This program will be presented on February 23, 2021 at 6:30pm via an online webinar and Facebook Live. The program is FREE and open to the public, click here to register on Eventbrite.

Did you know that 80% of brain development happens before age 3? Join us February 23 to hear from Dr Ron Ferguson, a Harvard professor whose mission is to help children succeed from cradle to career.

Dr. Ferguson’s program will highlight parents’ roles in early learning and is based on the fact that eighty percent of brain development occurs between birth and the age of three.  His work is to inform parents that these formative years can ensure their children enter school on a level playing field and help shift resources from remediation toward enrichment.

Sponsored by the Infirmary Healthy Foundation, Dr. Ferguson will also present “The Basics” a program engaging health care professionals and how they can play a significant part in providing parents the information and support they need to enrich their children’s early development.

Dr. Ferguson is an MIT-trained economist who has served on the faculty at Harvard University for more than three decades. His research has applied social science research to economic, social, and educational challenges. His early research focused on the study of education and youth development because he saw that academic skill disparities were contributing to growing wage disparity. A profile in the New York Times wrote, “there is no one in America who knows more about the gap than Ronald Ferguson.”

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