Stateline Community Foundation Early Childhood Literacy Initiative
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Followed by Optional Breakout Sessions 1:30-2:30 pm
Please join us on Tuesday, March 20th at the Eclipse Center for a lunch and presentation by a remarkable speaker, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, on the important topic of Early Childhood Literacy. Dr. Navsaria will make a very compelling case on why an investment of our community’s time, talent and treasure in early childhood education is critically important for our children, families, schools, economy and the Beloit community.
Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD is a pediatrician working in the public interest. He blends the roles of physician, occasional children’s librarian, educator, public health professional and child health advocate. With graduate degrees in public health, children’s librarianship, physician assistant studies, and medicine, he brings together a unique combination of interests and experience.
An associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and director of the MD–MPH program, as well as the medical director of the physician assistant program. Clinically, he practices primary care pediatrics with special interest in under-served populations. He is the founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. Dr Navsaria is heavily involved in both training and in the practice of child health advocacy — writing and speaking publicly locally, regionally and nationally on early brain and child development, early literacy, and advocacy to a broad variety of audiences. He also has extensive involvement with the American Academy of Pediatrics at the state and national levels.
Committed to understanding how basic science can translate into busy primary-care settings via population health concepts and policy initiatives, Dr. Navsaria aims to educate the next generation of those who work with children and families in realizing how their professional roles include being involved in larger concepts of social policy and how they may affect the cognitive and socioemotional development of children for their future benefit.
This is an important event for our community and we hope, the beginning of a coordinated and comprehensive effort to help prepare our children for a life of success and opportunity. We look forward to seeing you on March 20th!!
This FREE event is sponsored by: Stateline Community Foundation, The Colonel Robert H. Morse Foundation and Hendricks Family Foundation.
Registration is required.