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"Celebrity" sightings at annual early childhood conference

"Celebrity" sightings at annual early childhood conference

"Can we put these on our blog?" WCI Early Childhood Coordinator Nancy Jost asked. She just received photos from August's Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference in Mahnomen. Nancy gets a little star struck at this annual event. While others may go to Shooting Star Casino hoping to hear and photograph their favorite singer or band, Nancy is practically giddy meeting the movers and shakers in the world of early childhood development and education who attend the conference. The event has a stellar reputation for providing the latest and best in brain development research.

Left photo (l to r): Minnesota Dept. of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Nancy Jost, MN Children's Cabinet Executive Director Melvin Carter. Right photo: Nancy with Linda Smith, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development.  Photos by Gary Padrta.