(Posted February 10, 2003)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Mark Ginsberg, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, will speak at Juniata College on federal educational policy at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Science Center on the Juniata campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is the nation's largest organization dedicated to improving the quality of early care and education programs for children from infancy through age 8.

The association has more than 100,000 early childhood professionals as members and includes a network comprised of 450 regional, state and local early childhood associations. The association also accredits early care and childhood centers and publishes the journal Young Children.

Before joining the educational association, Ginsberg was the chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. He also is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Medicine in the university's School of Medicine.

Before coming to Johns Hopkins, Ginsberg was executive director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in Washington, D.C.

He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the State University of New York-Cortland. He went on to earn a master's degree and doctorate in human development and family studies from Penn State University.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.