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As we come together for this celebration of the 47th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute to honor the legacy of all who fought before us and the hard work you are doing today, we know that you stand ready to fan the flames of “The Movement: Reignited.” It is with the urgency of a burning fire that our children need us to do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes to help them actualize the brilliance they are endowed with. The torch has been passed. And our time to fight for our children, for our families, and for our communities, is now.

Download the preliminary program for the 47th Annual Conference to explore the incredible workshops, plenaries, and special events we have in store for you September 30-October 3 in Atlanta, GA.


Join our community of early educators, advocates, leaders, policymakers, professionals, parents and caregivers for the 47th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute. The four-day conference will feature dynamic keynote addresses and presentations from global leaders spanning a range of topics including early care and education, brain development, family engagement, child welfare, racial equity, literacy, health and wellness, fatherhood, workforce development, and public policy.

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