#ArtsEdChat - Early Childhood Education

virtualmeeting.jpgAbout this Virtual Conversation

As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward. Use #ArtsEdChat and #ECE to follow the conversation.

Tuesday, January 9th: #ECE

Early Childhood Education has been the focus of significant federal, state and local investment in recent years; the arts education community must be well versed in this work.  As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward. The #ArtsEdChat on Early Childhood Education provides a forum for introductory learning about this growing trend.

Use #ECE and #ArtsEdchat to follow the conversation.


Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts


Jeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal supporters of arts education to become effective advocates to advance policies supportive of equitable access to arts education for all students.

In his role at Americans for the Arts, Jeff has trained over 10,000 advocates in all 50 states.  He was also been instrumental in the publication of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards, a leader in the creative youth development movement, and a founding board member of the Innovation Collaborative. Before arriving in D.C., Jeff worked for several nonprofit and commercial organizations in the US and abroad focused primarily in production and programming, audience development, research and policy. Notably, he was a chief advisor on the implementation of the first national Arts in Education Charter under the directions of the Ministers of Arts and Education in the Republic of Ireland. Jeff frequently speaks at a number of nonprofit organizations and universities.

Jeff hails from Portland, Maine and holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Oklahoma City University.

How to Participate 

This virtual conversation will be held on twitter. To participate make sure you have an active twitter account, on the set time either click on the right hand panel link or search #ArtsEdChat on twitter to follow the conversation, and use #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g #ECE) when contributing to the conversation. 

Register to receive a reminder of the event and receive notification of future twitter chats. 

Click the register button on the top right.

You do not have to be a member of Americans for the Arts to register - you just need to use your existing Americans for the Arts main site login credentials (or create one). 

 Twitter Chat Tips: 

  • Follow the moderator (@JeffMPoulin
  • Be sure to reply to the original question tweet – it helps the flow of the conversation. 
  • Reply using A1 (for Q1, and so on) to help the clarity of the conversation. 
  • Include links to subjects you reference (like reports, websites, resources, etc). Be sure to use shortlinks through bit.ly 
  • ALWAYS use the hashtags #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g. #JuvenileJustice)


#ArtsEdChat: Early Childhood Education
#ArtsEdChat Twitter Virtual Conversation Live event: 01/09/2018 at 8:00 PM (EST) You must register to access.
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