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2012 Conferences

June 4 - 7, 2012
National Head Start Manager and Director Academy
Sponsored by National Head Start Association
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Phone: 703-299-7513
Web Site: http://www.nhsa.org/?e=events.detail&event_id=89
E-mail: cwallingtonkinlock@nhsa.org
Head Start managers and directors need a strong set of skills to provide the direction and leadership necessary to run a high-quality program and meet new accountability standards. NHSA’s Managers and Directors Academy is an opportunity to gain these skills in an intensive week-long setting. Distinguished facilitators and senior managers from highly effective Head Start programs will share their extensive knowledge and substantial skills during four day-long learning modules. Each day will focus on one area: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Systems, and Accountability. Attendees will gain a portfolio of knowledge and skills that will enable them to effectively link excellence and accountability in their own programs.
June 8, 2012
The Innovators
Sponsored by Men in Childcare and Mindstretchers
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Phone: 0131-475-2333
E-mail: colin@meninchildcare.com
We are delighted to announce our forthcoming conference where views on different approaches to childcare will be highlighted, discussed, and investigated. If we can create confidence in a child at an early age, if we can make childcare more adventurous, outgoing and jointly enjoyable, if we can provide a positive male role model, will this help in creating a more positive teenager/adult with an outlook far healthier than the one they have at present?
 
June 10 - 13, 2012
2012 NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development
Sponsored by National Association for the Education of Young Children
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Web Site: http://www.naeyc.org
June 11 - 13, 2012
Exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Singapore, Singapore
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/WorkshopsNew/reggiospore12.html
E-mail: june@sanguineconsulting.com
This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the philosophy and theories behind the Reggio Emilia Approach and how it can be adapted in their setting. Why is the Reggio Emilia approach important to the field of early childhood education? Newsweek (Hinckle, 1991) hailed the Reggio Emilia approach as one of the best educational programs in the world. As a result of this, many early childhood educators are trying to implement the approach in their own classrooms. If early childhood educators are to adapt and use this highly regarded educational approach, classroom teachers, and pre-service teachers must be taught to understand and develop strategies for adapting the approach into their setting.
 
June 19 - 21, 2012
Bank Street College Infancy Institute
Sponsored by Bank Street College od Education
New York, New York, United States
Phone: 732-329-0033
Web Site: http://www.bankstreet.edu
E-mail: helenmuscato@verizon.net
A 3-day Institute for Caregivers, Teachers, Home Visitors, Trainers, Child Life Specialists, Special Educators, Early Interventionists, Family Child Care Providers, Librarians, and Program Directors. Workshops on various topics: infant development, routines and transitions, toddler behavior, materials and activities, motor and language development, sensory integration, bilingual babies, attachment and separation, visits to childcare centers and library programs. Graduate credit may be earned for an additional fee.
June 21 - 24, 2012
Giving Visibility to Creative Thinking and Collabortion in Our Schools and Communities
Sponsored by North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
Portland, Oregon, United States
Phone: 770-552-0179
Web Site: http://www.reggioalliance.org/narea/summer_conference/current.php
E-mail: nareaconferences@mindspring.com
The content of this conference is designed for all educators who wish to advance their knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach. Infant-toddler, preschool, elementary, secondary and university educators will benefit from presentations and discussions designed to support interpretation and understanding of learning, teaching and living. Presentations related to values and experiences from Reggio Emilia, Italy will be the focus. The conference will also feature encounters with "The Wonder of Learning - The Hundred Languages of Children" exhibit, visits to Reggio-inspired schools, and materials and languages ateliers.
 
June 27 - 29, 2012
Global Collaborative OnDesign for Children
Sponsored by World Forum Foundation
Berkeley, CA, United States
Web Site: http://www.worldforumfoundation.com
E-mail: info@worldforumfoundation.com
The new Global Collaborative OnDesign for Children, a Working Forum of the World Forum Foundation, is happy to invite early educators, architects, designers and others from around the world to join our international Working Forum this June, in Berkeley, California. This interactive forum will allow for in-depth discussions of the latest trends in the development of environments and the integration of various educational principles into spaces for young children.
July 8 - 12, 2012
Nature Explore/Outdoor Classroom Project Leadership Institute
Sponsored by Nature Explore
Nebraska City, NE, United States
E-mail: tarah@natureexplore.org
In this peaceful setting, Lied Lodge and Conference Center, experience the wonders of nature, participate in unique training tracks dedicated to your field of interest and receive tools to take what you’ve learned back to staff, students and colleagues.
 
July 12 - 15, 2012
Engaging Children’s Minds: The Project Approach
Sponsored by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Online & Continuing Education an
Urbana, IL, United States
Phone: 877-455-2687
Web Site: http://oce.illinois.edu/Programs/NonCreditCourses
E-mail: engagingminds@ad.uiuc.edu
The institute is specially designed for classroom teachers and for those responsible for early childhood pre-service and in-service teacher education, as well as other teacher education faculty. In the Engaging Children’s Minds summer institute, educators develop a thorough understanding of the Project Approach through lectures, audiovisual presentations, group discussions, and fieldwork. Learn the three phases of the Project Approach and how these phases should be implemented in the classroom. Learn to use the strategies used in the Project Approach by participating in simulated projects. CPDU/CEU will be offered and Graduate credit is available from the University of Illinois for an additional fee.
July 15 - 18, 2012
CAYL's 4th Annual National Conference for Principals and Child Care Directors
Sponsored by The CAYL Institute
Baltimore, MD, United States
Phone: 617-354-3820
Web Site: http://cayl.org/NationalConference2012
E-mail: emeiman@cayl.org
Leaders in early education are invited to attend this dynamic conference that will provide access to national experts in early education and tools that can help assess and improve your program's effectiveness. An opportunity to network with other educators and engage in professional development opportunities to expand the capacity to meet the needs of children and families and build effective family, school, and community partnerships.
 
July 17 - 21, 2012
Early Childhood in the XXI Century: World OMEP Assembly & Conference
Sponsored by World OMEP
Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Phone: +55 67 3045-3674
Web Site: http://www.omep.org.br/omep2012
E-mail: omep2012@omep.org.br
To provide an exchange of ideas and communication between OMEP Brazil and various other countries. To highlight discussions concerning children's rights. To reflect upon the challenges of early childhood education, the demands exerted upon the work and training of early childhood education professionals. Also, reception, visits to universities, child care centres, schools & museum.
July 19 - 20, 2012
Collaboration in School Community: Contemporary Conversations Surrounding Early Childhood Education
Sponsored by Boulder Journey School
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Phone: 303-443-8909
Web Site: http://www.boulderjourneyschool.com
E-mail: hilary.thomas@boulderjourneyschool.com
Presentations and discussions will focus on: Collaboration among children, collaboration with families, collaboration that encourages mathematics and literacy, collaboration based on educational theories, collaboration through documentation, collaboration among co-teachers, and collaboration in the studio. Conference includes presentations by Boulder Journey School educators, address by Bonnie Neugebauer, hands-on materials workshops, lunches and refreshments each day, and dinner Thursday evening.
 
July 25 - 28, 2012
The Magic of Family Child Care
Sponsored by National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Phone: 801-886-2322
Web Site: http://www.nafcc.org
E-mail: conference@nafcc.org
This conference is designed to promote and enhance the family child care profession. It includes half and full day preconference sessions Wednesday and Thursday with an opening ceremony Thursday evening and workshops for and about family child care on Friday and Saturday. Sessions are designed for both practitioners and and those who work with and for family child care.
August 4 - 5, 2012
2012 Froebel USA Conference
Sponsored by Froebel USA
San Francisco, CA, United States
Phone: 888-573-3436
Web Site: http://www.froebelusa.org
E-mail: scott@froebel.net
Hands-on demonstrations in the original Froebel Kindergarten method, including the use of the Gifts, Occupations, Mother Plays & Songs, and how to integrate these techniques in a modern educational environment (public/private classroom, homeschool, etc.). This years's event will emphasize the use of Froebel materials to support creativity, teaching design (visual language), literacy, nature education, within a whole child / child-centered approach. This conference attracts an international group of attendees with diverse backgrounds.
 
August 6 - 8, 2012
Emergent Curriculum in Children's Learning Environment
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/WorkshopsNew/Emergent12MEL.html
E-mail: june@sanguineconsulting.com
The focus of this interactive workshop is to enhance understanding and application about emergent curriculum principles in developing learning environment for young children. Through discussions, hands-on and reflective activities, participants will gain a deeper understanding about the principles of emergent curriculum – observation and documentation of learning, planning based on documented observations and children’s interests and learning, interpretation of observations and documentation, and setting up an environment that supports active play for both individual and group learning.
August 17 - 18, 2012
California Regional Conference
Sponsored by HighScope Educational Research Foundation
Riverside, California, United States
Phone: 734-485-2000 x228
Web Site: http://www.highscope.org
E-mail: mmcdonnell@highscope.org
Best Practices Early Childhood Conference, with sessions for Infants and Toddler Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Trainers, and Directors. A selection of special sessions will be offered in Spanish.
 
September 6 - 7, 2012
Brain Compatibility: Teaching the Way the Brain Learns
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Singapore, Singapore
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/WorkshopsNew/BrainCompatSIN12.html
E-mail: june@sanguineconsulting.com
Brain research over the past twenty years has revealed that best practices in education must be aligned with how the brain learns best. This has resulted in a paradigm shift that educators now recognize as “Brain Compatibility” or “Brain Based Learning”. The brain has been called the last frontier of knowing how the human functions and a concerted effort was made in the 1990’s that involved neuroscientists, biologists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, educational researchers and biochemists to better understand the relationship between the effect of emotions, patterns, meaningfulness, environments, body rhythms, attitudes, stress, trauma, assessment, music, movement, gender, enrichment, and even special needs issues and learning.
September 12 - 15, 2012
3rd International Congress of Early Childhood Education
Sponsored by Cukurova University, Turkey
Adana, Turkey
Phone: +90 322 3386076
Web Site: http://egitim.cu.edu.tr/ooeken/
E-mail: ooek@egitim.cu.edu.tr
The main theme of 3rd International Congress of Early Childhood Education is Different Approaches to Early Childhood Education and Cross-Cultural Perspectives about Educating Young Children. Although, authors are encouraged to submit abstracts related to the main theme of the congress, all submitted abstracts will be reviewed for oral or poster presentation.
 
September 12 - 15, 2012
3rd International Congress of Early Childhood Education
Sponsored by Cukurova university
Adana, Turkey
Phone: 90- 322 3386076 / 31
Web Site: http://egitim.cu.edu.tr/ooeken
E-mail: ooek@egitim.cu.edu.tr
The main theme of 3rd International Congress of Early Childhood Education is "Different Approaches to Early Childhood Education and Cross-Cultural Perspectives about Educating Young Children".
September 15 - 11, 2012
Sharing the Journey
Sponsored by Environmental Education in Early Childhood
Melbourne, Australia
Phone: 0384811121
Web Site: http://www.eeec.org.au
E-mail: info@eeec.org.au
A conference to share and celebrate sustainability journey across the early childhood sector.
 
September 19 - 21, 2012
The 2012 National Registry Alliance Conference
Sponsored by The Children's Forum
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Phone: (850) 681-7002
Web Site: http://thechildrensforum.com/RegistryAllianceConference/index.php
E-mail: jstover@thechildrensforum.com
The National Registry Alliance, in partnership with the Children’s Forum, is pleased to announce its annual conference September 19-21, 2012 in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida. The National Registry Alliance is a private, non-profit, voluntary organization of state early childhood and school-age workforce registry and professional development leaders. The mission is to enhance, strengthen, and support the work of state early childhood and school-age registries by providing an interactive forum for networking and information and strategy exchanges.
September 25 - 26, 2012
Universities, Businesses and You
Sponsored by Asia-Europe Meeting Rectors
Groningen, Netherlands
Phone: 65-6874-9700
E-mail: info@asef.org
The ASEM Rectors' Conference was launched in Berlin in 2008 as a response to the call made by ASEM Ministers for Education for education cooperation among ASEM countries. The 2012 Conference is themed "Universities, Businesses and You: For a Sustainable Future.
 
September 27 - 30, 2012
Skinship - Connecting Families, Communities and Cultures Through the Universal Language of Touch
Sponsored by International Association of Infant Massage, Australia
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Phone: +61 (2) 6262 4346
Web Site: http://www.iaim.org.au/national-conference.asp
E-mail: support@iaim.org.au
Skin-to-skin contact and touch is now widely considered more than just a "good thing". It is increasingly recognised as playing a critical role in the establishment of breastfeeding, neurological development and regulation, building secure attachment relationships, immune system development and cognitive development. Knowledge about touch and skin-to-skin contact immediately following birth, and also for premature babies ("kangaroo care"), is growing. However, given that touch is so widely recognised as important in many other contexts throughout the early years and in multiple situations, there are remarkably few opportunities for researchers, professionals and parents to engage in dialogue about this critical issue as it relates to family, child and social wellbeing. This conference, hosted by IAIM Australia, seeks to fill this gap. Skinship 2012 will provide a setting for interested people to explore questions such as what is healthy touch? How (and why) does it work? And, in what ways can be it promoted, protected and restored not only in birth and neonatal nurseries, but in communities, homes, schools and beyond. The conference will also provide space for exploring other ways in which babies engage and interact with their parents, families, communities and cultures.
September 28 - 29, 2012
Georgia Association on Young Children
Sponsored by 2012 Together for Children Annual Conference
Duluth, GA, United States
Phone: 404-222-0014
Web Site: http://www.gayconline.com
 
October 5 - 6, 2012
The Love of Learning Through the Eyes of the Family
Sponsored by CDEA - Child Development Education Alliance, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL, United States
Phone: 904-573-8831
Web Site: http://www.cdealliance.org
E-mail: director@cdealliance.org
The 19th Annual CDEA Conference, The Love of Learning, is scheduled for October 5-6, 2012. It will be held at the beautiful Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk with a great view of the St. John’s river. While this conference is primarily designed to assist Christian early childhood programs, all sessions are based on developmental and age appropriate concepts for Birth through 5 programs. This year’s keynote Dr. Thomas Sanders who has been recognized for motivating teachers to strive for excellence in connecting with children to maximize the teaching/learning process and also for his keen insights into teaching children with varied learning styles and attention disorders.
October 5, 2012
Realizing the Common Goal: Early Childhood Intervention, School Readiness, and Grade Retention
Sponsored by HighScope Educational Research Foundation
Dearborn , Michigan, United States
Phone: 734-485-2000 228
Web Site: http://www.highscope.org
E-mail: mmcdonnell@highscope.org
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Perry Preschool Study, the Center for Early Education Evaluation at HighScope is presenting it's first annual conference of Early Childhood Research and Evaluation. The theme of the conference Realizing the Common Goal: Early Childhood Intervention, School Readiness, and Grade Retention in the Early Years.
 
October 6 - 9, 2012
NBCDI 42nd Annual Conference
Sponsored by National Black Child Development Institute
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Phone: 202.833.2220
Web Site: http://nbcdi.org/conferences/2012-2/
E-mail: conference@nbcdi.org
Join us to at our 42nd Annual conference. October 6-9, 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Annual Conference is one of the leading professional development gathering for those working to improve the lives of children, youth, and their families. Every year thousands of educators and professionals from around the country in early care and education; elementary and secondary education and administration; child welfare and youth development; research; and local, state, and federal policy convene to gain knowledge and acquire skills needed to ensure a quality future for all children and youth. The annual conference reaches out to 2,000 individuals from around the country, who serve 2.5 million children and families in their respective communities.
October 8 - 9, 2012
The Bridge from School to Afterschool and Back Conference
Sponsored by School's Out Washington
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 206-323-2396
Web Site: http://www.schoolsoutwashington.org/190/bridge.htm
E-mail: bridge@schoolsoutwashington.org
The Bridge From School to Afterschool and Back is a two-day conference held in the heart of downtown Seattle. Bridge brings together afterschool and youth development (AYD) professionals, school leaders (e.g. superintendents, principals and classroom teachers), funders, researchers, policymakers, trainers/coaches and business leaders from across the country. The Conference focuses on research, cutting-edge resources and strategies relevant to strengthening the services that youth (in grades K-12) receive both in and out of school. In our tenth annual Bridge Conference we focus on: Empower Youth Voices. For more information, click here http://www.schoolsoutwashington.org/190/bridge.htm
 
October 11 - 14, 2012
Leading 4 Change - ECE Direcors' Leadership Institute
Sponsored by The Children's Forum & FLAEYC
Orlando, FL, United States
Web Site: http://www.flaeyc.org
E-mail: info@flaeyc.org
October 12 - 13, 2012
"Healty Hearts, Healthy Minds" Professional Development Event
Sponsored by Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Phone: 785-280-0088
Web Site: http://www.kaeyc.net
E-mail: kaeycadmin@cox.net
This event is planned for the purpose of enhancing professional development for those working with young children and their families. Professionals who work with children, birth through age twelve, and represent a variety of disciplines: family child care, early childhood preschool, infant-toddler, after-school, kindergarten, special education, health, psychology, teacher education, and administration. Professionals, students, and parents are encouraged to attend.
 
October 12 - 13, 2012
Reaching Each and Every Child
Sponsored by Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Phone: 515-331-8000
Web Site: http://www.iowaaeyc.org
E-mail: rhonda@iowaaeyc.org
Join us for our annual Institute. This year our Institute will be co-sponsored by the Iowa Head Start Association and the Iowa Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, in partnership by Early Childhood Iowa. Over 70 sessions will be offered over the two days.
October 13, 2012
ANNUAL CONFERENCE PRAEYC 2012
Sponsored by PRAEYC/APENET
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, United States
Phone: 787-793-3100
Web Site: http://apenet.wordpress.com/
E-mail: alopezdemendez@yahoo.es
THEME: SCAFFOLDING: A TOOL FOR LEARNING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
 
October 15 - 17, 2012
ISSA - DECET Conference 2012
Sponsored by ISSA, DECET and Open Academy Step by Step Croatia
Opatija, Croatia
Web Site: http://www.issa-decet2012.com.hr/index.php
E-mail: eizsak@issa.hu
The conference will explore in an interactive manner innovative ways of professional learning that can empower ECEC workers in their search for quality, equity, and respect for diversity. In this context we will look at examples of interesting practices that illustrate innovative approaches to professional learning that empowers ECEC practitioners working with children in increasingly challenging, diverse, and uncertain contexts.
October 19 - 20, 2012
2012 “Pathways to Quality” Conference
Sponsored by CTAEYC
Cromwell, CT, United States
Phone: 203-287-3914
Web Site: http://www.ctaeyc.org
E-mail: krainville@ctaeyc.org
FRIDAY Full Day Session “Supporting Staff as They Support Children with Challenging Behaviors” Saturday Keynote & Break-Out Session “No Preconceptions!” & “The Challenging Child”
 
October 19 - 20, 2012
Respecting and Engaging Young Children
Sponsored by New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children
Atlantic CIty, New Jersey, United States
Phone: 732-329-0033
Web Site: http://www.njaeyc.org
E-mail: mail@njaeyc.org
Professional development and networking opportunity for anyone involved in the care and education of children brith through age eight. Workshops and keynote presentations addressing all Core Knowledge Areas.
October 21 - 28, 2012
Destination Excellence 2012 Executive Seminar at Sea
Sponsored by National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP)
Port Canaveral, Florida, United States
Phone: 512 301-5557
Web Site: http://www.naccp.org/cruise
E-mail: events@naccp.org
Aboard Royal Caribbean’s, Freedom of the Sea participants will earn 12 hours of administrative training while cruising to Coco Cay, Bahamas - St. Thomas - St. Maarten. Ron McGuckin, the child care lawyer, will lead 12 hours of high level training focused on legal aspects of administering a quality early care and education program. The National Association of Child Care Professionals is committed to strengthening the skills of owners, directors, administrators, emerging leaders and other professionals who are dedicated to early care and education. Visit our website at www.naccp.org for more information.
 
October 22 - 27, 2012
Pikler III Intensive Training
Sponsored by Pikler/Loczy Fund USA
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Phone: 918 810-0877
Web Site: http://www.pikler.org
E-mail: lbriley5@gmail.com
Intensive training on the art of observation of Infants and toddlers and attention to detail by theorists who have 60 years of scientific research on infants and caregiving. This will be your unique opportunity to learn from these women and gain an even deeper insight into the world of infants and toddlers. Space is limited. Early Bird Registration ends August 15th, 2012
October 24 - 26, 2012
4th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention/Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
Sponsored by University of British Columbia Interprofessional Continuing Education
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone: 1-855-827-3112
Web Site: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/Obesity/default.asp
E-mail: marketing.ipce@ubc.ca
This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals and policy makers working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 4th conference will focus on strategies and solutions - from practice to policy. This theme recognizes that obesity is a complex problem requiring a complex solution-oriented approach to its prevention and management. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of the best and promising practice across Canada, and across multiple settings. From provincial level policies to school and community level interventions, and through practice-based management programs targeting multiple behaviours that are associated with obesity, the conference seeks to promote a solution-oriented approach to obesity prevention and management. Brochure: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/Obesity/documents/Brochure_000.pdf
 
October 27 - 28, 2012
Unwrapping - Encouraging Risk in The Cotton Wool Generation
Sponsored by Inspired EC
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Phone: 0410411126
Web Site: http://www.inspiredec.com
E-mail: info@inspiredec.com
This inspiring two day conference will endeavour to unwrap the importance of children’s engagement in risky play. What does it mean to take risks? Why is it so valuable? How do we ensure that we are meeting our legal and safety obligations?
November 1 - 3, 2012
6th Annual Early Childhood Leadership Institute
Sponsored by Early Childhood Education Institute at OU-Tulsa
Tulsa, OK, United States
Phone: 918-660-3907
Web Site: http://education.ou.edu/ecei
E-mail: beth.sullins@ou.edu
This year's Institute will feature Dr. Marilou Hyson, who will deliver two keynotes and two breakout sessions. The focus will be on social-emotional development in children from birth to age 8, with a number of breakout sessions, a public lecture, and a special track focusing on children with special needs. For directors, administrators, teachers and assistant teachers working with young children.
 
November 2 - 3, 2012
More Than a Playground: A symposium on Arts & Early Childhood Education in Museums
Sponsored by Nevada Museum of Art; Child & Family Research Center
Reno, NV, United States
Phone: 775 784-7046
Web Site: http://www.nevadaart.org/shop/productview?pid=1090
E-mail: sandersl@unr.edu
Join classroom and museum educators for a symposium at the Nevada Museum of Art exploring the possibilities and processes of object-centered learning in museums and early childhood classrooms. Learn new and innovative ways to incorporate art- and object-centered teaching and process thinking into experiences for early learners and children of all ages. Develop confidence and a working understanding of how and why to use museum objects and experiences to extend children’s problem solving, critical thinking, and creative learning opportunities. Experience a pre-symposium art installation and exhibition, More than a Playground, on the historic quad of the University of Nevada, Reno. The children, teachers, families, and University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts faculty will create the temporary installation.
November 3, 2012
22nd Annual Community Sharing for Healthy Caring, A Regional Early Childhood Conference
Sponsored by Child Connect for Family Success
Howell, Michigan, United States
Phone: 800-260-0202
Web Site: http://www.childconnectmi.org
E-mail: childcareL@aol.com
This one day conference will provide information and tools to create holistic, integrated programs and services for children and their families. • The conference committee defines young children as 0 through 14 years of age. • The day-long conference is developed through the offering of over 100 workshops, a keynote and closing address in ten specific areas relating to Early Childhood. • The content areas are: Advocacy; Business; Child Care; Child Development; Early Childhood Administrative; Infant/Toddler; Medical/Health/Safety; Parent Education; Prevention; and School-Age; Michigan State Board of Education CEU's are offered for the completion of the conference. Registration is $65.00. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
 
November 7 - 9, 2012
Conference for Early Childhood Professionals
Sponsored by Parents as Teachers
St. Louis, MO, United States
Phone: 877.333.6316
Web Site: http://www.ParentsAsTeachers.org/Conference
E-mail: PAT-reg@smart-reg.com
Hundreds of early childhood professionals gather each year to connect with one another, learn from the best, and further develop their skills and knowledge at the Parents as Teachers international conference. This year’s event will be held November 7-9 in St. Louis, Mo. at the Union Station Marriott Hotel, and will feature keynote speakers Roland C. Warren, president of the National Fatherhood Initiative, and Dr. Temple Grandin, author of “The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s.” Customize your workshop levels and topics each day to get the most out of the expert presentations and hands-on opportunities.
November 7 - 10, 2012
2012 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo
Sponsored by National Association for the Education of Young Children
Atlanta, GA, United States
Web Site: http://www.naeyc.org
 
November 14 - 16, 2012
Connecting with Families: Through Community, Culture and Collaboration
Sponsored by QEC 7th International Early Parenting Centre Conference
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: +61 (3) 9549 2765
Web Site: http://www.qec.org.au/conference2012_.php?id=137
E-mail: shagor@qec.org.au
The conference provides an opportunity to connect professionals from a wide range of disciplines, to share their research informed evidence based practice and extend knowledge and understanding about what works best. Taking the time to come together to celebrate our work and forge new relationships is an important aspect of the conference and essential to enable us to reflect, refocus and sustain our energies and efforts to deliver more effective services and outcomes for vulnerable children and families.
November 15 - 17, 2012
The 3rd Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference
Sponsored by University of British Columbia Interprofessional Continuing Education
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Phone: 1-855-827-3112
Web Site: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/HealthAndWellbeing/default.asp
E-mail: marketing.ipce@ubc.ca
This conference will provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with developmental disabilities, and showcase best practices in the field. Specifically, the conference will focus on approaches to complex challenging behaviours, contributing medical issues and new developments in medication and behavioural treatment. In addition, the conference will address important health and mental health issues and will review common genetic syndromes such as Down Syndrome. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to maximize health and wellbeing so as to minimize disability and improve quality of life. Brochure: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/HealthAndWellbeing/documents/Brochure.pdf
 
December 1 - 5, 2012
29th Annual Head Start Parent Conference & Family Engagement Institutes
Sponsored by National Head Start Association
Dallas, TX, United States
Phone: 703-739-7563
Web Site: http://www.nhsa.org
E-mail: skirkseywalcott@nhsa.org