Scenarios for Success- Early Childhood Learning Conference– March 30-31

Scenarios for Success: How multi-level relationships and connections enrich our work in early childhood— March 30-31
Presented by the Incarnate Word Foundation and the Regional Early Childhood Education Council 

Click here to register.
Click here for the full agenda. 

Who should come?
The conference, Scenarios for Success, is for you if you are an administrator, educator, or specialist working in early childhood education. You may come from a for-profit or not-for profit, from an early childhood center or a home based program. The conference will help program leadership have a better understanding of management practices needed for sustainability. This conference will also help program staff discover useful, best practices to support children’s social-emotional development. Practical strategies will help you build strong relationships with your families and your community partners, particularly with your school district.

What will happen?
March 30, Friday – Best Practices in early child care management: The Importance of External and Internal relationships

The opening session on March 30 will begin with registration at 1:30 and your choice of four tracks and two break-out sessions. The first break-out session starting at 2:00and the second session at 3:30. The first track will focus on non-profit programs, the second on large for-profit programs, and the third track will be for small center-based and family child care programs. The fourth track will focus on advocacy.

At 5:00 there will be a plenary session with featured speaker, Barbara Kaiser. She is a nationally renowned speaker with expertise on dealing with children who exhibit difficult behavior and the co-author of Challenging Behavior in Young Children.  Her focus will be on strategies program administrators and owners can use to bring systemic improvements to their programs.

From 6:00 to 7:30 there will be a reception for all participants with Barbara Kaiser and special guests.

March 31, Saturday – Best Practices in Early Child Care Program: The Importance of Relationships with Children and Families
Registration and continental breakfasts begins at 8:00. The opening plenary with Barbara Kaiser starts at 8:30. Her focus in this morning’s speech will be to help practitioners identify practical and effective strategies for working with challenging behavior.

Following this will be two series of breakout sessions with three tracts. The first will be for advanced practitioners, the second for those new to the field, and the third for program managers.

At 12:15 there will be a boxed lunch with open space discussion tables to allow all participants to network and think about next steps to put their learning into action.

Cost
Friday-$25, Saturday-$25, Full Conference $40

Location
St. Louis Community College Corporate Center, 3221 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044

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