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imagine innovate inspire 2013 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo Washington, DC November 20–23, 2013

imagine innovate inspire Register now to attend the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo November 20–23, 2013, in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

Experience four days of learning, networking, and discovery! Presenters and attendees include teachers and other staff in l center- and home-based child care l Head Start and Early Head Start l preschool and elementary school programs l faculty, trainers, researchers, students, and advocates

There’s something for everyone at the NAEYC Conference.

Explore the latest research and proven best practices highlighted in nearly 800 sessions! Get re-energized and inspired at the Opening Keynote Address and Closing General Session! Discover new resources in the exhibit hall and NAEYC Shop! Network with old and new colleagues at the many receptions, Interest Forum events, and spontaneous gatherings!

Register now and save! Early Bird Registration ends September 27.

Visit for a complete list of Conference sessions.

On behalf of NAEYC, I invite you to join thousands of your colleagues who will descend on our nation’s capital this November as we convene the 2013 Annual Conference & Expo. This is an exciting time for our field, and there is unprecedented national momentum and support for early learning. I’m honored to participate in my first NAEYC Conference as the new Executive Director of the Association. The Annual Conference is a powerful opportunity for professional growth. Imagine the benefits of connecting with early childhood educators from across the country and around the world. Not your first NAEYC Annual Conference? Then, you already know the value of attending this engaging event. Stay on the cutting edge of research and professional practice by attending this year’s sessions. The information you gain will allow you to innovate as you apply new skills and knowledge in your work. Be inspired by the thousands of NAEYC members who are making a difference in the lives of young children every day. Finally, you’ll benefit from visiting the Conference exhibit hall, featuring the latest products and solutions for effective teaching and learning.


You won’t want to miss what I know will be an outstanding four days. You’ll walk away feeling re-energized and excited about continuing your work with and on behalf of young children and their families. I look forward to meeting you and catching up with old friends!

Rhian Evans Allvin Executive Director 1

imagine innovate inspire Take a break from your routine and explore the extraordinary with the leading minds in our field!



magine thousands of people under one roof who work with or on behalf of young children and their families. Meet people like yourself, with similar interests and questions. Pick their brains. Ask a colleague how she would solve that challenge that’s been bugging you for a long time. Sit among thousands of your colleagues at the Opening Keynote Address. It’s an amazing feeling— and it’s just as exciting no matter how many times you do it. Get there early and sit close to the stage. Talk with authors of your favorite books. Children’s book and professional resource authors can be found presenting (and attending!) sessions, in the exhibit hall, and eating next to you in one of the convention center cafés. Tell an author how much you like his books—and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Meet up with the people you exchanged ideas with at previous conferences and learn how the ideas played out. Remember: Sometimes you’re the mentor, and sometimes

Take part in A Day on Capitol Hill Imagine 1,000 early childhood professionals meeting with members of Congress on the same day. In conjunction with the 2013 Annual Conference, NAEYC is arranging for Association members to

you’re the protégé. Sometimes you coach, and sometimes you are coached. Students—pop in to the Student Networking Center. Meet with other students, faculty, and NAEYC

Affiliate leaders. Learn about career possibilities from higher education administrators and potential employers. Explore Washington, DC, and be surrounded by national monuments, memorials, and museums. You’ll be amazed at the number of free Smithsonian museums along the National Mall. Getting around the city is easy with Washington’s Metrorail system and taxi service. Take time to discover non-federal Washington—restaurants with food from almost every nation in the world, downtown parks where children play, and more!

visit with their US senators. It’s important that the senators hear firsthand from you how federal early childhood policies and funding impact early childhood education access and quality. Registration is required, and there is a fee of $15. For more information, go to conference/specialevent.


imagine innovate inspire Discover new ideas and solutions through sessions and conversations with your peers  . . . 4



xplore strategies to help you use developmentally appropriate practice in more effective ways. 1½- and 3-hour sessions will focus on these areas, and more!

l Practical techniques to becoming an intentional teacher l Every child’s right to play l STEM and gender equity l The power of music in a focused learning environment l Teaching number concepts to preschoolers l Advancing equity in ECE l The natural playground movement l Developing self-regulation skills in toddlers l Culturally sensitive care for infants and toddlers l A safe place for LGBT educators l Rhythm, music, and movement l The best new books for preschool

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Presenters will include fellow teachers, directors, faculty, trainers, and other experts, such as Becky Bailey Claire Chang Lynn Cohen Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Robin Fox Ella Jenkins Barbara Kaiser Constance Kamii Lilian Katz Ron Lally Deborah Leong Diane Levin Peter Mangione Steve Millang & Greg Scelsa Gayle Mindes George Morrison Brian Silveira Sandra Waite-Stupiansky 5

Directors, principals, and other leaders and managers


earn about promising strategies in professional preparation and ongoing professional development. 1½- and 3-hour sessions will focus on these areas, and more!

l Looking at quality from a program administration perspective l Developing diverse leaders l Shaping sustainable organizations l Child care emergency preparedness l Interviewing and hiring competent staff l Advocating in today’s political climate l Federal developments for child care, Head Start, prekindergarten, and the schools l Professionalism and ethics l Strategies for supporting men in ECE l Building capacity for coaches l How T.E.A.C.H. helps the early childhood workforce l Transforming early childhood assessment

Presenters will include fellow managers, faculty, trainers, researchers, and other experts, such as Lindsay Allard Helen Blank Holly Elissa Bruno Danielle Ewen Janet Gonzalez-Mena Luis Hernandez Judy Jablon Jacqueline Jones Susan Linn Sam Meisels Bryan Nelson Amy O’Leary Sue Russell Linda Stansbury Teri Talan Kathy Thornburg

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Higher education faculty and trainers


earn about promising strategies in professional preparation and ongoing professional development. 1½- and 3-hour sessions will focus on these areas, and more!

Presenters will include fellow faculty and trainers, researchers, directors, teachers, and other experts, such as Nancy Alexander Nancy Beaver Richard Cohen Sara Davis Chip Donohue

Walter Drew Dominic Gullo Pat Minish Marcia Nell Karen Nemeth

Carrie Nepstad Frances Rust Fran Simon Alicia Smith William Strader

l Developing training for beginning, intermediate, and advanced teachers l Forming an early childhood research agenda l Nurturing future leaders in student clubs l Use of technology in professional development l Cultivating master teachers, leaders, and researchers l Professional development for mentors and coaches l Connecting teacher’s play to children’s learning l Improving preservice education in urban settings l NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards l Service learning in teacher education l Mentoring new teachers

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2013 Featured Sessions Opening Keynote Address: Wolf Trap’s Early Childhood STEM Learning Through the Arts Akua Femi Kouyate, Arvind Manocha, Amanda Layton Whiteman, and Kofi Dennis, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; Meredith Ludwig, American Institutes for Research.

Closing General Session: Monsters and superheroes — The Helicopter Technique of Storytelling and Story Acting of Vivian Gussin Paley Trisha Lee, MakeBelieve Arts.


President’s Seminar: Tackling the opportunity gap for young children

Meet the authors and illustrators: Children’s literature at NAEYC

Moderator: Gera Jacobs, NAEYC President; Marjorie Kostelnik, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Joan Lombardi, Early Opportunities LLC; Tammy Mann, The Campagna Center; Travis Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Moderator: Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University; Henry Cole, Denise Fleming, and Paul Zelinsky, authors/illustrators.

Beyond remote-controlled childhood: Teaching young children in the media age Diane Levin, Wheelock College.

Dancing like a scientist: Connecting the creative and kinesthetic sides of children to the analytical Amanda Layton Whiteman, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

QRIS across the Potomac Moderator: Carol Brunson Day, NAEYC President-Elect; Maurice Sykes, Early Childhood Leadership Institute (DC); Lindi Budd and Liz Kelley, Maryland State Department of Education; Morgan Janke, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.

What’s new in early childhood assessment: Choosing the right tool for your needs Julie Lackaff and Frances Frey, Pearson.

Separate Fee Workshops “Sit still. Pay attention. Look at me.” Understanding and developing attention skills in children Becky Bailey, Loving Guidance, Inc.

The development and learning of dual language learners across settings Linda Espinosa, University of Missouri; Dina Castro and Eugene Garcia, Arizona State University; Carol Scheffner Hammer, Temple University.

Where’s the math? Discovering math hidden in books Katherine Lyons, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Reflections on advocacy for high-quality early childhood education over the last 50 years and implications for the future Diane Trister Dodge, Teaching Strategies, LLC; Joan Lombardi, Early Opportunities LLC; Marcy Whitebook, University of California at Berkeley; Marci Young, United Way Worldwide.

Using DAP to meet Common Core State Standards in kindergarten Kyle Snow, NAEYC; Kim Oliver Burnim, Broad Acres Elementary School; Kim Hughes, Conscious Connections & Project Enlightenment/WCPSS.

NAEYC will offer the following Separate Fee Workshops on Tuesday, November 19. You must register in advance; on-site registration will not be available. Meeting NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards: A Self-Study Workshop for Higher Education Faculty 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children: Operation Accreditation 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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. Training-of-Trainers for Program Administrators: Classroom-Based Assessment of Preschoolers 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Training-of-Trainers for Program Administrators: Developmentally Appropriate Practice 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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imagine innovate inspire Return home re-charged and re-energized— ready to take new approaches into the classroom . . .



pend time at the Interest Forum Café and go to Interest Forum meetings. Join in conversations with colleagues who share your zeal—for learning through play, supporting men in the field, meeting the needs of children with disabilities, teaching science concepts and processes, and more! Jot down ideas that come to you

during the Conference in the Final Program, in your journal, on a napkin—whenever and wherever that lightbulb goes off in your brain! Record follow-up actions you’ll take—having learned so much from attending sessions, visiting the exhibit hall, and meeting with colleagues. Learn about the status of the Association and priorities for 2014

Tell a colleague or friend about the NAEYC 2013 Annual Conference & Expo!

at the Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall, and make plans to advocate on behalf of young children and families with your AEYC Affiliate and colleagues when you return home. Learn how you can play a role in helping shape the future of the early childhood profession. Get involved as a Young Children and NAEYC publications Consulting Editor, Conference Proposal Reviewer, Affiliate leader, or in other ways.

Add a one-day Separate Fee Workshop to enhance your Conference experience.


Schedule at a glance Tuesday, November 19

Friday, November 22

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Separate Fee Workshops Extend your Conference learning— see page 9 for the list of workshops.

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 8:00–9:30 a.m. 10:00–11:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 12:00 noon–12:45 p.m.

1:00–7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20

Conference Registration

Conference Registration Sessions Sessions Exhibit hall Munch & Mingle in Exhibit Hall NAEYC Meet the Candidates

1:00–2:30 p.m. NAEYC Annual Business Meeting 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Conference Registration and Town Hall 8:30–11:30 a.m. Sessions Learn about the status of the 12:30–3:30 p.m. Sessions Association, including priorities for 2014. Share kudos and con- 4:00–5:30 p.m. Opening Keynote Address cerns with the NAEYC Governing Board and other Association 5:30–7:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Grand Opening leaders. Explore more than 1,000 exhibit Sessions booths featuring the latest learning 1:00–2:30 p.m. Sessions tools and materials. Network with 3:00–4:30 p.m. representatives from hundreds Saturday, November 23 of companies. 7:00 a.m.–12:00 noon Conference Registration 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Exhibit hall Thursday, November 21 8:00–9:30 a.m. Sessions 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Conference Registration 10:00–11:30 a.m. Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Sessions 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Munch & Mingle in Exhibit Hall 10:00–11:30 a.m. Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. Sessions 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Exhibit hall 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Munch & Mingle in Exhibit Hall 3:00–4:30 p.m. Closing General Session 1:00–2:30 p.m. Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. Sessions 12

How to register There are three ways to register: online, by fax, or by mail. To register, visit

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Early Bird (ends Sept. 27)

Regular (Sept. 28–Oct. 25)

After October 25


$245 $275 $335


$330 $360 $420

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Student Nonmember




One-Day Member




One-Day Nonmember




To be eligible for Student Registration, you must be a full-time student and enclose a copy of your valid student ID. Group Registration Each person in your group of 10 or more will receive $10 off her or his Conference Registration fee. To qualify, all registrants in the group must be at the same address and all names must be submitted at the same time; only ONE payment to cover all registrations will be accepted. Registrations that arrive later will NOT be eligible for the group discount, nor will they count toward the 10-person minimum.

“I always look forward to the Conference because NAEYC sets the standard for quality and current trends related to early childhood education.”

NAEYC membership To receive the member discount, you must provide your valid/current NAEYC membership ID#. For questions about your current membership or to join NAEYC, call NAEYC’s Member Services at 202-232-8777 or 800-424-2460, ext. 2002, or visit CEUs and undergraduate credit Did you know you can earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) or undergraduate credit for attending the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo? For more information, go to


Hotel rates Hotel


Walk or Ride?

1. Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel (NAEYC Headquarters Hotel)



2. Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill




3. JW Marriott Washington DC Hotel 4. Renaissance Mayflower Hotel 5. Washington Marriott

6. Washington Marriott at Metro Center Hotel

8. The Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill


Walk or Ride?

9. Renaissance Washington DC Dupont Circle Hotel



10. Capital Hilton



11. The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel




12. Hampton Inn Washington DC Convention Center









13. Comfort Inn Downtown DC/ Convention Center 14. Hamilton Crowne Plaza



15. Phoenix Park Hotel






7. Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center





16. The Henley Park Hotel



Triple and quad rates available. Visit

Please stay only at an official NAEYC hotel! When NAEYC brings the Annual Conference into a city, we negotiate with hotels to block a sufficient number of guest rooms for attendees. For 2013, NAEYC has contracted with 16 Washington, DC, properties to suit a variety of needs and budgets. We want you to enjoy the hospitality of high-quality accommodations. You deserve it! 14

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.

See you at the Annual Conference! There’s so much to do at the Conference— and in Washington, DC! At the Conference:

Things to know about Washington, DC…

l Enjoy receptions and networking activities in the evenings at the

l To get around in Washington, it’s important to know that there are four


l Join the NAEYC Academy’s Scavenger Hunt­­—explore the exhibit hall and win prizes daily.

l Students—be sure to bring your new college t-shirt to swap and share with other students from around the country.

quadrants and three alphabets (ask a local what that means!).

l The Washington Monument is 555 feet tall—and it’s the tallest building in Washington, DC (the scaffolding around it right now is for the work needed to repair damage from the 2011 earthquake).

l If you want to walk from the Convention Center to The White House, it will be a mere 0.8-mile stroll.

l Washington, DC, is home to the largest library in the world: The Library of Congress, with 15.3 million items and 838 miles of bookshelves.

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l After a full day of imagining, learning about innovations, and being inspired—take a nighttime tour of the nation’s capital: Hop in a cab and visit the monuments, climb the stairs to visit with President Lincoln, walk among the soldiers at the Korean War Memorial.


Annual Conference Expo


ake time for the 2013 Annual Conference Expo! The Expo—always one of the most popular parts of the Annual Conference—will feature more than 1,000 exhibit booths with the latest learning tools and materials. Network with representatives from hundreds of companies and organizations that specialize in resources for children from birth


through age 8. While in the NAEYC exhibit hall, also be sure to visit the NAEYC Shop for the latest resources! The Expo will be open every day of the Annual Conference because it will take you more than one day to fully experience this marketplace of ideas! Also, the hours have been extended this year on Thursday and Friday after sessions end (see page 12).


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