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National Association for the Education of Young Children

21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development

Leadership throughout the Early Childhood Profession Research Policy Practice



Research Policy


Practice Sunday, June 10–Wednesday, June 13, 2012 JW Marriott Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana

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Join Us in Indianapolis

Leadership throughout the Early Childhood Profession: Research, Policy, and Practice

Leadership has many faces and plays many roles in early childhood education. Some leaders conduct research on best practice, while others share and apply research findings in the policy arena. Other leaders ensure great practice by overseeing child development programs and schools, educating future teachers, or taking part in program governance and administration—including members of the NAEYC Governing Board, officers of state and local Affiliates, and school and center program administrators. The 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development will present sessions that address leadership in these key areas—research, policy, and practice.

The Institute will also address other topics, such as • • • • • •

current research and issues in higher education in-service training programs program administration linguistic and cultural diversity public policy advocacy and many aspects of developmentally appropriate practice, literacy, math, science, social-emotional development, and more!

Who should attend?

NAEYC’s National Institute is designed for leaders who prepare and mentor early childhood professionals, including • Teacher educators

“I enjoyed being surrounded by motivated, inspired people who all share the same vision.” —2011 Institute attendee

• Program directors and administrators • Principals • Researchers • Policy makers • Curriculum and instructional coordinators and managers • Teacher mentors and coaches • Resource and referral specialists • Educational consultants and trainers • CDA mentors, trainers, and advisors • Head Start directors and education managers • Early childhood specialists in local and state departments of education • State child care administrators

Cover illustration © Gordon Studer. Photographs of Indiana attractions courtesy of Indiana Convention & Visitors Association.

• Advocates for young children and families Leadership throughout the Early Childhood Profession: Research, Policy, and Practice

About the Institute What happens at the NAEYC Institute? NAEYC’s National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development features interactive, thought-provoking, researchbased, practical sessions—and other learning opportunities— that Institute participants agree is a reason to come back each year. In 2012 you will find the following:

An Opening Session (Sunday at 2:00 p.m.)—provides focus and challenge for the 3½ days of sessions and other events that follow.

Daily Featured Sessions addressing the Institute theme and key issues in early childhood education—presented by national leaders in the field.

Interactive sessions—2 hours in length—providing time to engage in discussions with colleagues, reflect, and think about what you’ll take home for implementation.

2012 Schedule of events Saturday, June 9 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Pre-Institute Workshops

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Institute Registration

(Preregistration required— Deadline May 11, 2012)

Sunday, June 10 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 8:00–10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:00 noon–5:30 p.m. 2:00–3:30 p.m. 4:00–5:00 p.m. 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Institute Registration Sessions NAEYC Marketplace Sessions NAEYC Exhibits Opening Plenary Sessions Networking Reception

Monday, June 11 Forums for information and dissemination—1-hour sessions that address current issues, present recent research reports, provide an overview of upcoming proposed legislation, and more!

A four-session Research Symposium—featuring nationally recognized experts’ discussion about the latest research of timely issues.

A Research Poster Session—offering participants opportunities to learn about cutting-edge research in the field of early childhood education by visiting the poster displays and speaking with researchers.

7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 8:00–10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 2:00–4:00 p.m. 4:30–5:30 p.m. 5:45–7:00 p.m.

Institute Registration Sessions NAEYC Exhibits NAEYC Marketplace Sessions Sessions Sessions Spotlight Forum and Research Poster Session

Tuesday, June 12

Institute exhibits and NAEYC Marketplace—featuring

7:00 a.m.–12:00 noon 8:00–10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 2:00–4:00 p.m. 4:30–5:30 p.m.

books, training materials, and other professional development resources.

Wednesday, June 13


8:00–10:00 a.m. Sessions 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon Closing Plenary

A Spotlight Forum—for networking and exchanging ideas with individuals and organizations showcasing effective approaches to professional development and high-quality programs.

Take advantage of the Best Value Registration Package

Extend your Institute experience with PowerPoint and audio content captured LIVE in Indianapolis! Receive up to 27 hours of selected sessions for learning on-the-go and to share with your colleagues after the Institute. Overcome the challenge of concurrent sessions and catch up on those you missed. Select the Best Value Registration Package when you register. More details available at Indianapolis, Indiana  June 10–13, 2012

Institute Registration Sessions NAEYC Exhibits NAEYC Marketplace Sessions Sessions Sessions

“The best part of my experience at the Institute was that it connected me to new ways of sharing information that will help build a stronger community back home.” —2011 Institute attendee



Keynote Speaker, Sessions, and Research Symposium Institute Sessions

Additional Sessions

NAEYC hosts the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development as a unique opportunity for colleagues to learn and share together. This year’s program will feature more than 200 sessions, networking opportunities, forums, exhibits from prominent publishers, and other resources.

Keynote Speaker Alfred E. Osborne Jr., Keynote Speaker for the 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development Alfred E. Osborne Jr. is Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Global Economics and Management at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He is also founder and faculty director of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Dr. Osborne, an expert in social entrepreneurship, has led the development of several programs that apply business models to the nonprofit world. For almost 20 years, the Price Center has created and run innovative management development programs, including four in partnership with health care giant Johnson & Johnson. Many early childhood educators have participated in the Head Start— Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program. Dr. Osborne received his PhD in Business Economics from Stanford University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Richard J. Riordan Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, the Leadership Award from the Southern California Minority Business Development Council, and the La Force Distinguished Service and Leadership Award given by the faculty at UCLA Anderson. He was recently inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame, recognized by Directorship Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential corporate directors in America.

Connecting the dots: Exploring the intersection between NAEYC Accreditation and child care licensing and regulation Janet Carter, Jana Martella, Abena Ocran, and Linda Anderson

New directions and resources to support early childhood program leaders and administrators Lori Connors-Tadros and Karen Pucciarelli

“Uniquely Preschool”: Vygotskian and post-Vygotskian approaches to scaffolding the development of imagination in young children Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning: An evaluation of preschool curricula Lauren Carter

Whole program wellness: Leadership practices that promote, support, and sustain child, staff, self, and family wellness Rachel Robertson and Sharon Bergen

Let language lead the way to literacy: Help teachers to encourage language for thinking and learning in the preschool years Janice Greenberg

Featured Sessions

This year the Institute will include Featured Sessions focused on a variety of key issues in the field: State leadership in implementing authentic, observation-based assessment: Voices from the field

What you need to lead: Emotional intelligence in practice (authenticity, courage, savvy, and humor) In their own words and by the numbers— Creating safe spaces for development of Latina leadership Martha Muñoz, Araceli Lopez, and Diana Romero Campbell

Leadership for a new decade: From system change to movement creation

Leadership perspectives on guiding young children’s behavior

Creating early childhood systems: New visions and next steps Sharon Lynn Kagan and Kristie Kauerz

Wanted: Transformative leadership Stacie Goffin and Maurice Sykes

Nancy Alexander and Diane Aillet

Holly Elissa Bruno

Cate Heroman, Jim Lesko, Nan Vendegna, Rolf Grafwallner, and Dana Ziemba

Tom Rendon

Coaching, mentoring, technical assistance: What, why, and how?

Karen Cairone, Barbara Kaiser, Mary Louise Hemmeter, and Ed Greene

The role of learning communities in developing leadership in the early childhood field: What works and what doesn’t Ellen Galinsky

Teacher competencies and core qualities in early childhood programs: Addressing the needs of dual language learners in early childhood programs Marlene Zepeda, Antonia Lopez, Sally Durbin, and Ofelia Medina

Shared leadership: Key ingredients for successful cross-sector partnerships Megan Cox, Camille Catlett, Shivani Pandit, and Christopher Watson

Leading from the middle: Gaining ground on effective early childhood education from below, above, and in between Penny Milburn, Reneé DeMars-Johnson, Sallye Longshore, and Vincent Costanza

Leadership throughout the Early Childhood Profession: Research, Policy, and Practice

Supporting infant and toddler teachers in active reflection: The leadership role of the program director

National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives: Overview session

Kay Albrecht, Holly Scheibe, and Kerrie Welsh

Valerie Krajec, Linda Gillespie, Susan O’Connor, and Dianne Lake

Play action research: Strategies for strengthening play leadership and practice through hands-on professional development

Higher education for early childhood educators and outcomes for children: Pathways toward greater effectiveness

Walter Drew, James Johnson, Michael Patte, Sandi Stupiansky, Michelle Figlar, and Ernie Dettore

Using reflective supervision to promote quality infant and toddler care Charlene Muhammad and Donna Britt

Leadership matters: Supporting systems for professional development and quality improvement Sue Offutt, Sonya Fischer, Diana Courson, and Cindy Rodriguez

Creating a unified technical assistance system for continuous program improvement Thelma Harms and Leslie Roesler

The best first step: How CDA Council partnerships transform professional development in early childhood programs and the military Valora Washington

Leadership in practice: Lessons learned along the way Debra R. Sullivan, Holly Elissa Bruno, Janet Gonzalez-Mena, and Luis Hernandez

Student supports that increase access to college education and aid in building a more responsive higher education system Sue Russell, Dianna Wallace, Sandra Chappell, and Erin Speer Smith

Changing QRIS structures: Transitions from a building block to a hybrid QRIS model Rena Hallam, Jim Lesko, and Mary Sonnenberg

“I came away from every session with an idea to enhance my job.” —2011 Institute attendee

Marilou Hyson, Diane Horm, and Pamela Winton

Smoothing the waters: Using a College Navigator to improve student outcomes Diana Abel and Rene Manning

10 tips for coaching adults: A strengthsbased approach Joy Humbarger, Rebecca Curtis, and Annette Farrell

Engaging in teacher research Gail Perry, Carrie Nepstad, Debra Murphy, and Frances Rust

Using powerful interactions to promote powerful interactions between teachers and children: A strengths-based, video coaching model to create change in practice Judy Jablon, Charlotte Stetson, and Amy Dombro

Comparing evaluation methods used in teacher training internships at colleges and universities Julie Law and Kelly Dotson

What’s new with the PAS? The Program Administration Scale, 2nd Edition, is a valid and reliable tool used to improve early childhood leadership and management practices Teri Talan

QRIS, DATA, and CQI: Using data to guide and improve how we support highquality learning environments for young children and families Muriel Wong and Anne Mitchell

Looking at your leadership role in research, policy, and practice and supporting others in identifying leadership roles that match their interests, values, and skills Connie Jo Smith, Luis Hernandez, and Becky Bennett

The content and alignment of early learning standards for mathematics Catherine Scott-Little, Sharon Lynn Kagan, and Jeanne Reid

Indianapolis, Indiana  June 10–13, 2012

5 In addition, the Institute will include presentations by senior staff from the new Office of Early Learning at the US Department of Education: Shannon Rudisill, Director, Office of Child Care, DHHS; and Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, Office of Head Start, DHHS.

Research Symposium During the Institute, attend Research Symposium sessions Sunday through Wednesday. Coordinated by Kyle Snow, Director of the Center for Applied Research and Senior Scholar, the multiple sessions in the Research Symposium draw together leaders in the field engaging in work at the intersection between research, policy, and practice.

Research Symposium Plenary

Using research to shape assessment and evaluation in early childhood: What I’ve learned (so far) Samuel J. Meisels, President and Irving and Neison Harris President’s Chair at Erikson Institute

Research Symposium Sessions

Research leadership that informs practice and policy Several recent studies have examined innovative practices in early education. What does the research say, and how might it affect practice and policy? Research for the people? Innovations in bringing research to practice and policy Research-based practices are central to high-quality early education programs. What resources can the field look to in creating a dialogue between researchers and those working with children? Models for connecting research, practice, and policy Leadership in connecting research, practice, and policy comes from many specialized centers across the country. What lessons have these centers learned about effectively linking research, practice, and policy, and how can these lessons inform the work of us all?


Pre-Institute Workshops Join us on Saturday, June 9, 2012, to attend one of several Pre-Institute Workshops. These sessions provide an opportunity for an in-depth learning experience in an area of focus—addressing NAEYC’s accreditation systems, developmentally appropriate practice, and children’s social and emotional development. Preregistration for the workshops is required by Friday, May 11. The Pre-Institute day also includes the 2012 Professional Development Summit: 6th Annual National Meeting of States. NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children: Preparing classrooms and teaching staff to demonstrate quality during the NAEYC site visit 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. This workshop is for individuals who have some understanding of NAEYC’s program accreditation standards, criteria, and process and want more in-depth knowledge of how to prepare for the assessment of their groups. The focus will be on understanding the details of how group-specific evidence—classroom observation and classroom portfolio—is evaluated by assessors during the site visit assessment, then applying that knowledge so teaching staff know how best to prepare themselves, their classroom environment, and their classroom portfolios. NAEYC Staff Assessors will share tips about common pitfalls, most challenging criteria, and ideas for ensuring successful classroom assessments.

Meeting NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards: A self-study workshop for faculty 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. This full-day workshop is designed for early childhood faculty and staff who are engaged in the NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation process or are working toward NAEYC recognition and accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This workshop will focus on the NAEYC standards; evaluating sample key student assessments, rubrics, and data charts; and using student performance data to improve programs. It will be especially helpful for those who are writing program reports, meeting annual reporting requirements, or responding to conditions.

“This was my first NAEYC conference, and the best part of the experience for me was the ability to network and form what I hope will be some promising partnerships.” —2011 Institute attendee

“The experience was amazing. I want to repeat it.” —2011 Institute attendee

Earn NAEYC CEUs for attending the Institute

After attending the Institute, you will complete an assessment that will address applications of your learnings. There is a $25 administrative fee (nonrefundable) for those registrants applying for CEUs. CEUs Clock Hours/ Session Hours Needed 1 10–14 hours 2 15–24 hours For more information, visit

Graduate credit

Portland State University will offer graduate quarter credits for the 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. Please visit for more detail.

2012 NAEYC Professional Development Summit: 6th Annual National Meeting of States NAEYC’s PD Summit is an intensive day designed for state leaders working to build and enhance early childhood cross-sector systems integration with a focus on professional development and workforce system policies. States need to submit an application identifying a crosssector leadership team to attend the NAEYC PD Summit. Additional information, including a link to the online application, is available at The 2012 NAEYC PD Summit is made possible by the generous support of the Birth to Five Policy Alliance and the McCormick Foundation.

Leadership throughout the Early Childhood Profession: Research, Policy, and Practice

Training for Program Administrators Workshops NAEYC’s Training of Trainers (TOT) for Program Administrators workshops are intensive one-day experiences designed to provide program administrators and staff professional development specialists with the skills, knowledge, and materials to train the staff at their own center or school. Each participant will receive a set of exclusive training materials including step-by-step trainer’s manual, master files to create participant notebooks, PowerPoint slides, video clips, textbooks used in the training, and other instructional aids. The trainer’s manual includes information needed to conduct a series of 1½ - to 2-hour workshops, including learner outcomes, agendas, prior-to-session directions, trainer’s notes, participant assignments for between-session practice, and an appendix with additional resources. Training of Trainers for Program Administrators—Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Training for Teaching Staff 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This workshop prepares program administrators and staff professional development specialists to conduct a 5-module training program on developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). The training program includes information and activities to enhance staff ’s understanding of the DAP core considerations, principles, and guidelines; effective teaching practices; child assessment; relationships with families; and teaching strategies. Presenters: Peter Pizzolongo, Luis Hernandez, Madhavi Parikh, and Anthony Durborow Peter Pizzolongo is Senior Director, Professional Development Solutions, at NAEYC. In this position, Mr. Pizzolongo works with colleagues to ensure that this nation’s programs for young children, as well as teacher preparation and ongoing education programs, are high quality. He has more than 30 years of experience as an author, training and technical assistance provider, researcher, program evaluator, Head Start and child care agency administrator, child care resource and referral agency director, and teacher of toddlers and preschoolers. Mr. Pizzolongo has co-authored numerous publications, including Caring for Preschool Children. Luis Hernandez brings solid expertise to the NAEYC training program, based on his work with Head Start, child care, and pre-K programs, colleges and universities, and child care resource and referral agencies. Mr. Hernandez serves as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist at Western Kentucky University, where his work focuses on a range of early childhood education and professional development topics. Madhavi Parikh is Director, Professional Learning Department, at NAEYC. In this position, Dr. Parikh works with her colleagues to develop high-quality learning resources that are delivered as face to face, blended, asynchronous, and synchronous learning events. She served as the NAEYC lead in the revision of NAEYC’s Technology and Young Children position statement, in partnership with experts at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning. She has served as the Project Director for the Head Start Training & Technical Assistance center for Region III, and has extensive work experience with early childhood programs as a trainer, director, education manager, and teacher. She has been a co-developer of NAEYC’s multimedia resources on developmentally appropriate practice; the computer based training series, HRM Journal: Human Resources Management in Early Childhood Programs; and other blended learning products. Anthony Durborow is Senior Professional Learning Specialist at NAEYC. In this role, Mr. Durborow is part of the development team responsible for creating a diverse catalog of high-quality learning opportunities for the early childhood field. He has extensive experience working with NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children and has provided case management, mentoring, and training for early learning programs engaged in QRIS. He has also served as a preschool teacher, NAEYC-Accredited center director, trainer, and adjunct instructor. Indianapolis, Indiana  June 10–13, 2012

Promoting social and emotional competence in preschool environments: Training-of-trainers 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. This full-day workshop is a TOT program for administrators and others with training responsibilities in early childhood programs. Participants in this TOT workshop will be prepared to conduct the Promoting Social and Emotional Competence Preschool Training Modules for preschool teachers. Developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), these evidence-based, user-friendly training modules help early childhood educators promote children’s social and emotional development and meet the needs of the growing number of children in preschool settings with challenging behavior and mental health challenges. The modules have been used by hundreds of trainers in a variety of settings. Participants in this TOT will receive the full Training Manual— with Facilitator’s Guide, trainer notes and scripts, activities, and participant handouts—and a DVD of the PowerPoint slides with embedded video clips as well as all of the print materials in a PDF format. Presenters: Mary Louise Hemmeter and Lise Cox

“The sessions were very informative and will be helpful in improving my knowledge of childhood development, advocacy, and leadership skills.” —2011 Institute attendee



Institute Sponsors, Exhibits, and Special Events Institute Sponsors

NAEYC thanks the following sponsors for their generous support.

Year Round

Visit the Institute exhibits and NAEYC Marketplace! NAEYC’s Institute exhibition area and Marketplace will be at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Check out the latest books, training materials, and other professional development resources over three days (please see page 3 for days and times). Exhibit Hall—Griffin Hall, 2nd Floor NAEYC Marketplace—Room 201, 2nd Floor (adjacent to Exhibit Hall)

Networking Reception


Join early childhood colleagues and NAEYC staff for good food and good cheer at the Institute Networking Reception on Sunday, June 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Sponsored by the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Attendee Raffle 2012!

Will you win a prize at this year’s Exhibitors’ Attendee Raffle?



The Attendee Raffle is back for its third year and it all begins with introducing yourself to any exhibitor at the Networking Reception on Sunday evening and asking for your raffle ticket. Complete the reverse side of the ticket and drop it in the NAEYC Institute raffle drum located by the Exhibit Hall entrance. The first drawing will be held on Monday, June 11, in the exhibit area, with more drawings to follow through Tuesday, June 12. For more details, visit

Indiana AEYC welcomes you to Indianapolis! Play . . . Learn . . . Explore . . . Investigate in Indianapolis Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Join Indiana AEYC for an incredible evening of fun, adventure, and learning at the world-class Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Tuesday, June 12. Come walk in the footsteps of pharaohs in Take Me There: Egypt. Get in touch with your inner-child at Playscape. Experience the lives of three extraordinary children—Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Hoosier Ryan White in The Power of Children; then, travel back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the earth at the Dinosphere: Now You’re in Their World! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has more than 4,000 programs and houses more than 110,000 artifacts. For more information about the event, pricing, and tickets, please call 800-657-7577 or visit beginning April 2. This special event will support the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children, Inc. At left: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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Hotel and Travel Information about Indianapolis Institute hotels and rates

NAEYC has blocked guest rooms at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, Courtyard by Marriott, Springhill Suites, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites for Institute attendees. For additional details, please visit Make your hotel reservations now! Housing deadline is May 11. Institute sessions will take place at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Hotel 1. JW Marriott Indianapolis 2. Courtyard by Marriott 3. Springhill Suites 4. Fairfield Inn & Suites

Single Double $179 $159 $159 $149

$179 $159 $159 $149

Please stay only at an official NAEYC hotel!

When NAEYC brings the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development into a city, we negotiate with hotels to block a sufficient number of guest rooms for attendees. For 2012, NAEYC has contracted with four Indianapolis properties to enhance your Institute experience. We want you to feel safe and secure and to enjoy the hospitality of high-quality accommodations. You deserve it! Keep in mind that if NAEYC does not fulfill our contractual obligations with these hotels, the Association will be required to pay significant financial penalties. Please support your professional association by making your reservation with an NAEYC official hotel. Thank you.


Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is 16 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The airport operates nonstop flights via major carriers such as AirTran, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier, Southwest Airlines, United, and US Airways. Airport information: 317-487-7243 or

Airport shuttle

IndyGo’s Green Line Downtown/Airport Express (Route 205) provides nonstop service from the airport to convenient locations near the Institute hotels. Green Line service runs daily from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Service frequency is every 20 minutes, with an estimated 15-minute travel time. For trip planning, information, or to purchase passes in advance, visit or call 317-635-3344.


A taxi to/from the airport costs approximately $35.

At right, top: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art; and the Indiana State Museum.

Indianapolis, Indiana  June 10–13, 2012

Indianapolis Attractions From a rich cultural heritage to exceptional shopping and dining, Indy has it all! The NAEYC Institute hotels, known as Marriott Place Hotels, are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Below is some of what Indianapolis has to offer right in walking distance of your hotel! If rain should make an appearance, don’t fret, much of downtown is connected via climate-controlled skywalks. Downtown Indianapolis offers more than 200 restaurants— many within walking distance of the Marriott Place Hotels. However, if you don’t feel like venturing out, the Marriott Place Hotels offer a variety of dining options, including High Velocity, Osteria Pronto, Tavern on the Plaza, T.G.I. Friday’s, and more. With more than 100 specialty stores, Circle Centre Mall is downtown Indianapolis’ foremost shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. This four-level shopping mall also offers a vast array of dining options and a United Artist movie theater. Use the skywalks . . . they will take you there! The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art offers one of the finest collections of Western and Native American art and culture in the United States. Next door is the Indiana State Museum with three floors of Core Galleries that tell the story of Indiana. The museum also houses the state’s first IMAX Theater that delivers 2-D and 3-D films on a 6½-story screen. Across the street is home to the Indiana Historical Society. Since 1830, this nonprofit society has been the state’s official storyteller. The society maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience.



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Questions about Registration?

1. Online–Visit if you are paying by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. 2. Fax–If you are paying by credit card, fax the Registration form on page 11 to NAEYC Institute Registration, c/o CompuSystems, Inc.–708-344-4444. 3. Mail–Fill out the Registration form on page 11 and send with payment to NAEYC Institute Registration, c/o CompuSystems, Inc., P.O. Box 6271, Broadview, IL 60155 Please alert NAEYC of any special needs you have on the Registration form by May 11. After May 11, please contact NAEYC by email at and use the subject line “21st Institute Special Needs.”

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NAEYC, an authorized IACET provider, will offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. For more information, please see page 6 and visit

Graduate credit

Portland State University will offer graduate quarter credits for the 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. For more information, please visit

Fees are nonrefundable after May 11. Cancellation prior to May 11 will incur a $75 processing charge per registrant. Telephone cancellation is not accepted; certified mail is recommended. When submitting a refund request, please include the name and Registration ID of each registrant, the name of the organization or person receiving the refund, and the mailing address for receiving the refund. Refund requests must be mailed to NAEYC Institute Refunds, c/o CompuSystems, Inc., 2805 South 25th Avenue, Broadview, IL 60155-4531 Refund requests are processed after the Institute using the same method of payment used for Registration.

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NAEYC Membership

Your Registration fee does NOT include NAEYC membership. To receive the membership discount, you must provide your valid NAEYC membership ID# along with your membership expiration date. If this information is not provided, it will delay the processing of your Institute Registration. Become a member of NAEYC at or call NAEYC’s Member Services at 202-232-8777 or 800-424-2460, ext. 2002. Pay by credit card and receive your membership ID# and expiration date immediately. If you mail your check payment, please allow 3 to 6 weeks after your application has been processed to receive your Welcome Packet containing your membership card with membership ID# and expiration date. By mail: Send a check or money order to NAEYC Membership, P.O. Box 97156, Washington, DC 20090-7156. School or agency administrators: NAEYC membership must be in the name of an individual. A director’s membership does not extend to other staff members. NAEYC-accredited programs: NAEYC Accreditation does not include membership in the Association. International registrants: NAEYC is pleased to extend the member Registration rate to members of early childhood association outside the United States that are our Global Alliance partners. Visit resources/partnership/globalalliance to see a list of participating organizations. To register at the member rate, please indicate your Global Alliance # on the Registration form. If you do not know your Global Alliance #, please contact your association directly. (NOTE: NAEYC Staff and CompuSystems, Inc., are not able to provide this information to you.)

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Tax deductibility

Expenses of training—including tuition, travel, lodging, and meals— when incurred for the purpose of maintaining or improving your skills in your present profession are tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for details.

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NAEYC will contact you. After May 11, contact NAEYC at and write “21st Institute Special Needs” as the subject.

NAEYC sometimes rents its Institute mailing lists to exhibitors to distribute information regarding early childhood-related products and services. Revenues are used to support other NAEYC activities. Please check here if you wish to have your name removed from the list:  q If you are registering at the NAEYC member rate, provide your valid/current NAEYC Membership ID (or Global Alliance) # ____________________________________________

Institute Registration—Sunday through Wednesday Best Value Registration Package (see page 3)


Early Bird


After (March 2–April 6) (April 7–May 11) May 11 q $405 q $440 q $480 q $495 q $530 q $565 q $230 q $250 q $290 q $285 q $305 q $340

Member Member Nonmember Nonmember Student Member Student Member Student Nonmember Student Nonmember Students: Enclose a legible copy of your valid student ID to be eligible for Student Registration.

Early Bird



q $350 q $435 q $175 q $225

q $385 q $470 q $195 q $245

q $415 q $500 q $225 q $275

(March 2–April 6) (April 7–May 11) May 11

Institute Registration fee $__________________


Please indicate the number of CEUs you are applying for and include the $25 administrative fee (nonrefundable) in your Registration. (See page 6 for details.)   q 1 CEU $25   q 2 CEUs $25 CEU fee $__________________   q  Yes, I plan to attend the Opening Plenary on Sunday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m. q  Yes, I plan to attend the Networking Reception on Sunday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m.

Pre-Institute workshops—Saturday, June 9*

Training-of-Trainers workshops:

Meeting NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards: A self-study workshop for faculty  8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. q $199 (member)   q  $249 (nonmember)

Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Preschool Environments: A training of trainers 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. q $199 (member)   q  $249 (nonmember)

NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children: Preparing classrooms and teaching staff to demonstrate quality during the NAEYC Site Visit  8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. q $199 (member)   q  $249 (nonmember)

Training of Trainers for Program Administrators—Developmentally appropriate practice: Training for teaching staff 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. q $299 (member)   q  $375 (nonmember)

Institute Registration is not included in the workshop fee.

*There is no workshop Registration on-site in Indianapolis.

Pre-Institute workshop fee $__________________

Payment method  q Check/money order enclosed   q VISA   q MasterCard   q American Express   q Discover If you are paying by credit card, fax this completed form to NAEYC Institute Registration, c/o CompuSystems, Inc., at 708-344-4444. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Card number) (Expiration date)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Printed name of cardholder)

(Signature of cardholder)

q  This is my first time attending an NAEYC Institute.

Total enclosed $__________________

How did you learn about the 2012 Institute?  q a. Young Children journal   q  b. NAEYC’s web site   q  c. NAEYC’s Institute Preliminary Program q  d. Recommendations from colleagues   q  e. Other _________________________________________________________________________ Where are you staying in Indianapolis?  q  f. Hotel name _____________________________   q  g. live in area   q  h. staying with friend/relative   Circle age group/population with whom you work and your position. Circle all that apply. Age group/population 10 Infant/toddler 11 Preschool/pre-K 12 Kindergarten 13 Primary/school-age 14 Middle/secondary 15 College students 16 Families 17 Other adults

Position 19 Teacher 20 Family child care provider 21 Program director/admin. 22 Elementary principal/admin. 23 College educator (4-year institution) 24 College educator (2-year institution)

25 Consultant/trainer 26 Student 27 Parent 28 Licenser 29 Retired 30 Other _________________ ________________________ ________________________

Payment must accompany the Registration form. Non-US registrants—be certain that your fees are paid in US funds drawn on a US bank, bank draft, or credit card. Fees are nonrefundable after May 11, 2012. Cancellations prior to May 11 will incur a $75 processing charge. Telephone cancellation is not accepted; certified mail is recommended. Send cancellation request by May 11 to NAEYC Institute Refunds, c/o CompuSystems, Inc., 2805 South 25th Avenue, Broadview, IL 60155. Make check/money order payable to and return entire form to NAEYC Institute Registration, c/o CompuSystems, Inc., P.O. Box 6271, Broadview, IL 60155. For Institute Registration questions, please contact CompuSystems at 877-3030726 or 708-486-0726. For other questions, contact NAEYC at 800-424-2460.

National Association for the Education of Young Children 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005-4101

Visit NAEYC’s Marketplace at the Institute! Located in Room 201, 2nd Floor (adjacent to NAEYC’s Exhibit Hall)

Purchase NAEYC books, resources, and other items that support your professional development at the NAEYC Marketplace! The Marketplace will be open during these days and hours

Sunday, June 10 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Monday, June 11 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Orders of more than $100 will be shipped for FREE!

NEW books from NAEYC! Our Inquiry, Our Practice: Undertaking, Supporting, and Learning from Early Childhood Research(ers) Gail Perry, Barbara Henderson, & Daniel R. Meier, editors

What You Need to Lead an Early Childhood Program: Emotional Intelligence in Practice Holly Elissa Bruno

Growing Minds: Building Strong Cognitive Foundations in Early Childhood Carol Copple, editor

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