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40th Annual Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science

Effective Early Learning Programs: Research, Policy and Practice

Date: March 16-19, 2008

Where: The Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Co-sponsor: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre, Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network

Audience: Service and policy planners and researchers.

This 3-day conference will gather key international researchers that will review effective early learning programs on language and literacy, numeracy and social learning. The morning sessions will review specific areas of these programs (the golden standards of effective programs, the effects of these programs, implementation issues and gaps in research), the afternoon workshops will allow participants to go further into specific programs, and the evening plenary sessions will introduce participants to a discussion on the implications of related data and recommendations for Canadian policy program planning. For further information visit

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