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Welcome, Early Childhood Professionals and Leaders! Welcome to NAEYC’s 2018 Annual Conference! On behalf of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—our Governing Board, staff, and volunteers—welcome to Washington, DC! We are excited to have you here in the nation’s capital, home of our national headquarters. Every year we gather to support our mission of promoting high-quality learning for ALL young children, and to advance a profession that is vital to the future of our country. Each of your voices is unique and essential to our critical goals, and together we can amplify the profession and GET LOUD and TAKE ACTION for early childhood education. We recently celebrated the first year of our new membership levels, affiliate structure, and redesigned website, efforts we took to make you and the children you serve the focus of everything we do. We are excited to report that we have experienced a substantial growth in membership as a result! As we continuously work to make our community more inclusive, supportive, and stronger, we will be looking to you to help us spread the word about how powerful the profession truly is. Annual Conference is designed to bring us together to learn, reflect, grow, and be vocal about the invaluable work you do every day. While you are here we hope you take advantage of the ›› Hundreds of sessions on the topics that matter to you ›› Networking opportunities to learn and share from your colleagues ›› Opportunities to advocate for you, the profession, and the children you serve. Whether you’ve traveled across states or continents, you are proving that we are united in our efforts to make early childhood education one of the top priorities in our lives, our communities, and our governments. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to early childhood education! Sincerely,

Amy O’Leary NAEYC Governing Board President

Rhian Evans Allvin NAEYC Chief Executive Officer

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¡Bienvenidos, maestros y líderes de educación inicial! ¡Bienvenidos a la Conferencia Anual NAEYC 2018! En nombre de la Asociación Nacional de Educación Infantil (NAEYC)—la Junta Directiva, el personal y los voluntarios— ¡les damos la bienvenida a Washington, DC! Nos emociona tenerlo en la capital de la nación, el hogar de nuestra sede nacional. Todos los años nos reunimos para apoyar nuestra misión de promover una educación de calidad para TODOS los niños pequeños, y para fomentar una profesión que es vital para el futuro de nuestro país. Las voces de cada uno de ustedes es singular y fundamental para alcanzar nuestras metas esenciales y, juntos, podemos amplificar la profesión para HACERNOS ESCUCHAR y ACTUAR en beneficio de la educación inicial. Recientemente, celebramos el primer aniversario de nuestros nuevos niveles de membresía, la estructura de afiliados y el nuevo diseño del sitio web, iniciativas que apuntan a ponerlos a ustedes y los niños que educan en el centro de todo lo que hacemos. ¡Nos complace anunciar que el resultado de esto ha sido un aumento sustancial de las membresías! Dado que trabajamos sin cesar para que nuestra comunidad sea más inclusiva, solidaria y fuerte, recurrimos a ustedes para que nos ayuden a difundir lo influyente que es realmente nuestra profesión. La Conferencia anual está pensada para que nos reunamos a aprender, reflexionar y crecer, y expresar el invalorable trabajo que ustedes hacen todos los días. Durante el evento, esperamos que aproveche: ›› Cientos de sesiones sobre los temas que le importan ›› Oportunidades de entablar conexiones profesionales para aprender de sus colegas y compartir con ellos ›› Oportunidades para promoverse usted, la profesión y abogar por los niños que educa. Si ha viajado de otros estados o continentes, esto prueba que estamos unidos en nuestro esfuerzo de convertir la educación inicial en una de las prioridades fundamentales de nuestra vida, nuestras comunidades y nuestros gobiernos. ¡Muchas gracias por su compromiso y su dedicación a la educación inicial! Atentamente,

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Rhian Evans Allvin Directora Ejecutiva de NAEYC

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Table of Contents Schedule of events..........................................................................................................8 Using this program..........................................................................................................8 Topic Key..........................................................................................................................9 NAEYC Governing Board............................................................................................... 12 Floorplans...................................................................................................................... 14 Conference hotels map ............................................................................................... 20 Shuttle bus schedule and routes.................................................................................. 21 Shuttle bus information................................................................................................22 Announcements............................................................................................................23 NAEYC Sponsorship Program.......................................................................................26 NAEYC Thank you to our sponsors............................................................................... 27 Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions.........................................................................................28 Featured Sessions......................................................................................................... 31 Advancing the ECE Profession......................................................................................34 Advocacy in Action...................................................................................................... 36 Grandes Comienzos......................................................................................................38 Interest Forums............................................................................................................. 44 Hosted Events............................................................................................................... 50 Tuesday Pre-Conference Workshops............................................................................ 51

Wednesday.......................................................................................................59 Thursday...........................................................................................................85 Friday............................................................................................................... 115 Saturday..........................................................................................................143 Get Involved!.................................................................................................................157 NAEYC Governance Participants & Advisory Groups................................................ 158 Index of exhibitors....................................................................................................... 162 Index of advertisers...................................................................................................... 171 Certificate of Attendance............................................................................................ 173


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Tuesday, November 13 8:30/9:00 a.m.–3:00/4:00 p.m....... Pre-Conference Workshops 1:00–7:00 p.m.................................. Conference Registration

Wednesday, November 14 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m......................... Conference Registration 8:15–11:15 a.m................................... Sessions 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m...................... Sessions 3:30–5:00 p.m................................. Opening Keynote Address 5:00–7:00 p.m................................. Expo Grand Opening

Thursday, November 15 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m......................... Conference Registration 7:15–7:45 a.m.................................... Get Loud! Advocacy Rally 8:00–9:30 a.m................................. Sessions 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m....................... Expo 10:00–11:30 a.m............................... Sessions 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m......................... Lunch Options ($) in the Expo 1:00–2:30 p.m.................................. Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m................................. Sessions

Friday, November 16 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m......................... Conference Registration 8:00–9:30 a.m................................. Sessions 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m....................... Expo 10:00–11:30 a.m............................... Sessions 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m......................... Lunch Options ($) in the Expo 12:00 noon–12:45 p.m...................... NAEYC Meet the Candidates 1:00–2:30 p.m.................................. NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall 1:00–2:30 p.m.................................. Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m................................. Sessions 7:30–10:30 p.m................................ Special Event: DoubleFeature Movie Night

Saturday, November 17 7:00–11:00 a.m................................. Conference Registration 8:00–9:15 a.m.................................. Sessions 9:30–10:45 a.m................................ Sessions 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m........................ Sessions 12:30–1:45 p.m................................. Closing Celebration

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U S I N G T H I S P RO G R A M The events/sessions in the Annual Conference Final Program are arranged chronologically by date and time, then alphabetically by topic track. Wednesday sessions are generally 3 hours, Thursday and Friday sessions are 1.5 hours, and Saturday sessions are 1.25 hours. To search for sessions by track or other topic area, see pages 9 through 11. Use the Annual Conference Final Program, Annual Conference website, or NAEYC Conference App to plan your schedule in advance. Select an alternate for each of your chosen sessions in the event that meeting rooms are filled to capacity or the session is cancelled.

Grandes Comienzos The shooting star icon indicates that a session is part of our Grandes Comienzos initiative. This year’s 24 sessions in Spanish will focus on topics such as social development, math, dual language learning, and family engagement. Good Start NAEYC is thrilled to once again offer our language track for Mandarin speakers! The 良好開端 Good Start track is a community experience that encourages participants to move through the conference as a cohort. This track provides translation of the Opening Plenary, features ten sessions and three posters in Mandarin Chinese, and offers a special Mandarin version of the Annual Conference program. To access the full details of this track in Mandarin, please refer to the 良好開端 Good Start Conference Program which can be picked up at the International Welcome Desk in the Registration area or check out the NAEYC Conference App! Young Professionals The Young Professionals Track is a curated selection of 30 sessions— including one featured session—that are of particular interest to young professionals in the early learning field. These sessions were handpicked by NAEYC’s Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) and cover a wide variety of topics. If you are a student, young professional, or beginner in the field of early learning, this track is an excellent introduction to your Annual Conference experience! All YPAC sessions are sponsored by:

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Navigating Conference Sessions Looking for sessions on a specific topic? Browse Annual Conference sessions by track and popular topics. Numbers listed correspond with session numbers. Advocacy/Public Policy

Good Start—Chinese Language Track

4, 77, 121, 170, 217, 218, 268, 357, 403, 404, 448

26, 92, 134, 183, 232, 283, 323, 370, 417, 418, 460

Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

Grandes Comienzos—Spanish Language Track

5, 78, 122, 171, 219, 269, 304, 313, 394, 438 Assessment of Young Children

27, 28, 29, 93, 135, 136, 184, 185, 233, 234, 235, 284, 285, 324, 325, 371, 372, 419, 420, 461, 462, 497, 525, 526

79, 123, 172, 257, 270, 314

Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

30, 31, 94, 113, 137, 161, 186, 236, 237, 286, 306, 349, 373, 374, 395, 421, 422, 463, 464, 498, 527

80, 124, 173, 174, 220, 258, 271, 315, 347, 358, 405, 439, 449, 485

Health & Safety

Cognitive Development

32, 95, 138, 187, 260, 287, 326, 396, 465

6, 81, 125, 175, 209, 221, 259, 272, 316, 359, 360, 406, 450

Language & Literacy

Community Partnerships

33, 34, 35, 96, 97, 139, 140, 188, 189, 238, 239, 288, 289, 290, 327, 328, 375, 376, 423, 424, 466, 499, 500, 528, 529

82, 126, 176, 222, 273 Curriculum—Theories & Approaches 7, 8, 9, 10, 83, 84, 127, 177, 210, 223, 224, 274, 275, 317, 361, 362, 407, 408, 451, 452, 486, 487, 488, 518, 519 Diversity & Equity 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 85, 86, 128, 160, 178, 196, 211, 225, 226, 276, 277, 318, 363, 364, 409, 453, 454, 455, 489, 490, 520

Learning Environment 36, 37, 38, 98, 141, 190, 266, 291, 350, 377, 440 Mathematics 39, 40, 41, 100, 114, 142, 143, 191, 240, 292, 329, 378, 379, 467, 501 Men in Early Childhood 99, 293

Educator/Teacher Preparation

Music

18, 19, 87, 88, 129, 179, 212, 227, 228, 278, 319, 320, 365, 410, 411, 456, 457, 491, 492, 493, 521, 522

42, 101, 162, 192, 241, 294, 397, 398

Environmental Education 20, 89, 130, 180, 229, 279, 305, 320A, 348, 366, 412 Family Engagement & Support 21, 90, 131, 132, 181, 182, 230, 280, 281, 321, 367, 368, 369, 413, 414, 415, 458, 459, 494, 495, 523, 524 Featured Sessions 1, 2, 75, 76, 120, 169, 216, 267, 312, 356, 402, 447, 484, 517, 540

NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs 102, 144, 193, 242, 330, 380 NAEYC Activities 145, 146, 194, 195, 243, 382 NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business 3, 168, 261, 351, 355, 381, 468 Physical Development 103, 147, 197, 244, 295, 331, 334, 425, 469

Global Perspectives

Play

22, 23, 24, 25, 91, 133, 231, 282, 322, 416

43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 104, 115, 148, 198, 199, 245, 307, 335, 383, 426, 441, 470, 502

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TO P I C K E Y (with session numbers) Poster Session

Social/Emotional Development

446

61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 110, 117, 153, 167, 205, 213, 252, 253, 299, 310, 333, 342, 353, 389, 399, 400, 443, 444, 478, 479, 511, 512, 536, 537

Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance 50, 51, 52, 53, 105, 149, 150, 163, 200, 246, 247, 336, 337, 384, 385, 427, 428, 429, 471, 472, 473, 503, 504, 530, 531 Professionalism, Leadership, & Ethics 54, 106, 151, 164, 201, 202, 248, 249, 250, 296, 297, 338, 352, 386, 387, 430, 442, 474, 475, 505, 506, 507, 508, 532, 533, 534 Program Administration, Evaluation, & Financial Management 55, 56, 107, 152, 203, 262, 308, 339, 431, 476, 509 Research 57, 108 165, 263, 265, 340 Research Poster Session 265

Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions 154, 208A, 300, 343 Standards—Early Learning Standards, Program Standards 118 State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS 69, 155, 206, 301, 401 Teaching & Instructional Practices 70, 71, 72, 111, 119, 156, 157, 158, 207, 214, 254, 255, 302, 311, 344, 345, 354, 390, 391, 434, 435, 445, 480, 482, 513, 514, 538, 539 Technology & Digital Media

Science

73, 74, 112, 159, 208, 215, 256, 303, 346, 392, 393, 436, 437, 483, 515, 516

58, 59, 60, 109, 166, 204, 251, 264, 298, 341, 388, 432, 433, 477, 510, 535

Young Professionals (YPAC)

Social Studies 116, 309

4, 8, 13, 14, 18, 46, 77, 104, 121, 154, 168, 170, 182, 213, 225, 268, 293, 315, 318, 368, 383, 436, 446 (PS#7), 455, 468, 476, 489, 503, 507, 532

Explore the wonders of the 2018 NAEYC Expo! Washington Convention Center, Lower Level, Exhibit Hall A The Expo—always one of the most popular parts of the Annual Conference—will open this year at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, following the Opening Plenary. The Expo is an exciting gathering of more than 300 companies, many with a long history of providing resources and solutions to the early childhood education community. Make sure you visit the Expo as many times as possible to meet new people, demo the latest products, take home samples, and win great prizes. The Expo features snack options throughout the day and meals from the Expo Food Court on Wednesday evening, and during the scheduled lunch breaks on Thursday and Friday. 2018 Expo Hours Wednesday, November 14, 5:00–7:00 p.m. — Hall B concessions available only. Thursday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. — All concession areas inside the Expo will be open until 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. — All concession areas inside the Expo will be open until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, No Expo Hours.

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AG E G RO U P S (with session numbers) Age groups (with session numbers) The following sessions were identified by the presenters as applying to specific age groups. All other sessions are relevant to educators of all children.

Adults

Preschoolers

1, 4, 13, 14, 15, 18, 27, 29, 38, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 67, 87, 88, 102, 105, 107, 126, 129, 131, 144, 145, 146, 150, 151, 152, 155, 160, 168, 176, 181, 193, 195, 200, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 217, 226, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 243, 248, 249, 262, 276, 278, 296, 297, 308, 318, 320, 320A, 330, 331, 332, 337, 338, 339, 340, 352, 355, 357, 364, 365, 370, 380, 382, 384, 385, 386, 387, 392, 403, 404, 410, 414, 415, 416, 418, 427, 429, 430, 431, 442, 448, 454, 456, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 493, 495, 503, 504, 506, 507, 508, 509, 521, 531, 532, 533, 534

12, 21, 34, 35, 39, 42, 44, 57, 58, 59, 62, 66, 69, 71, 72, 73, 79, 80, 81, 83, 85, 89, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 103, 112, 117, 118, 123, 124, 132, 133, 138, 139, 140, 143, 147, 148, 149, 157, 165, 167, 171, 173, 174, 175, 177, 180, 186, 187, 188, 191, 197, 198, 199, 210, 214, 219, 220, 223, 224, 237, 238, 240, 246, 251, 271, 272, 273, 279, 280, 285, 290, 291, 301, 302, 304, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311, 313, 316, 321, 322, 324, 325, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 341, 342, 344, 353, 354, 359, 362, 366, 368, 369, 372, 373, 374, 376, 377, 378, 379, 388, 390, 391, 394, 400, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 412, 417, 420, 422, 424, 425, 426, 428, 432, 433, 436, 438, 444, 445, 449, 450, 451, 458, 459, 462, 463, 467, 469, 478, 479, 480, 483, 485, 486, 488, 489, 490, 500, 515, 516, 519, 523, 525, 526, 528, 530, 536, 538

First- to Third-Graders 31, 84, 108, 116, 130, 142, 159, 208, 209, 254, 375, 393, 498, 501, 512, 535, 537 Infants and Toddlers 8, 82, 93, 99, 101, 110, 113, 125, 153, 161, 185, 190, 205, 206, 213, 221, 222, 239, 242, 247, 263, 264, 281, 286, 288, 315, 347, 371, 389, 439, 499, 529 Kindergartners 7, 24, 41, 65, 100, 109, 119, 172, 182, 241, 255, 277, 293, 323, 345, 350, 411, 423, 435, 461, 494, 513, 527

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N A E YC G OV E R N I N G B OA R D

Amy O’Leary

Tammy L. Mann

Crystal Sanford-Brown

Term ends: 2021

Term ends: 2019

Term ends: 2022

Steven Hicks

Carl L. Hairston

Iliana AlanĂ­s

President, Strategies for Children Boston, Massachusetts

Secretary, Maryland State Department of Education/Division of Early Childhood Development Baltimore, Maryland

Past-President, The Campagna Center Alexandria, Virginia

Treasurer, City First Bank of D.C. Washington, D.C. Term ends: 2021

Vice President, Early Childhood Advocate Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

University of Texas San Antonio, Texas Term ends: 2019

Term ends: 2022

Dina C. Castro

Jie-Qi Chen

Term ends: 2021

Term ends: 2022

University of North Texas Denton, Texas

Erikson Institute Chicago, Illinois

Vincent J. Costanza

Teaching Strategies Bethesda, Maryland Term ends: 2019

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N A E YC G OV E R N I N G B OA R D

Sebreana Domingue

Project LAUNCH Lafayette, Louisiana Term ends: 2020

Isauro Escamilla Calan

Las Americas Early Education School, SFUSD San Francisco, California

Elisa Huss-Hage Owens Community College Toledo, Ohio Term ends: 2020

Term ends: 2020

Tamara Johnson

Malaika Early Learning Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin Term Ends: 2021

Alissa Mwenelupembe Teachers College, Ball State University Evansville, Indiana (Ex-Officio Student Member)

Megan Pamela Ruth Madison

Krista Murphy

Brandeis University New York, New York (Student Member)

Orange County Department of Education Costa Mesa, California

Term ends: 2019

Term ends: 2019

Stacia Tipton

Michelle Wlazlo

Marketing and Research Consultant Washington, D.C. Term ends: 2021

Merchandising-Apparel & Accessories, Target Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Rhian Evans Allvin

Chief Executive Officer NAEYC (Ex Officio)

Term ends: 2022

Term ends: 2020

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S H U T T L E B U S S C H E D U L E A N D RO U T E S

NAEYC shuttle bus information NAEYC will provide complimentary shuttle bus service between designated Conference hotels and the Washington Convention Center. No tickets are needed—your Conference badge is your bus pass. As we go to press in October, the following arrangements have been confirmed. Please check the posters in your hotel lobby and at the Washington Convention Center for any changes. To make arrangements for a wheelchairaccessible shuttle, please call 310-425-2443. NOTE: Most of the NAEYC Conference sessions will take place at the Washington Convention Center. Some sessions, meetings, and networking events will take place at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.

Shuttle bus schedule Tuesday, November 13 8:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14 6:30–10:30 a.m. 1:30–7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 15 6:30–10:30 a.m. 1:30–6:30 p.m.

Friday, November 16 6:30–10:30 a.m. 1:30–6:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 17 7:00 a.m.–2:15 p.m.

Download the Conference Mobile App! Stay connected, share photos and status updates, and get alerts! Download the Conference mobile app today to access great electronic features designed to enhance your conference experience, such as •

Mobile session planner

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Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the Convention Center in all public spaces, exhibit halls, meeting rooms and ballrooms.* *connectivity speeds up to 786 Kbps up/down per device

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Shuttle bus routes Hotel Pick-up point Route 1 Grand Hyatt Washington, DC......................................................................Curbside on 10th Street, NW Washington Marriott at Metro Center .......................................................Curbside on 12th Street, NW

Route 2 Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/Downtown........................................Curbside on 14th Street, NW JW Marriott Washington, DC.......................................................................Curbside on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Hotels in walking distance of the Washington Convention Center: •

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown

Embassy Suites Washington, DC, Convention Center

Hampton Inn Washington, DC, Convention Center

Cambria Suites Washington, DC, Convention Center

Morrison–Clark Inn

Homewood Suites Washington, DC, Convention Center

Henley Park Hotel

Grab a bite to eat in the Expo Food Court! Washington Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A Featuring convenient, for-purchase snack and meal options on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Please remember to wear your NAEYC name badge.

The NAEYC Expo is back! Washington Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A Be sure to pick up your complimentary registrant bag at the Expo Grand Opening on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Conference registration and Conference Program pick-up

The Annual Conference badge—which permits admission to sessions and to the NAEYC Expo Hall—was mailed in advance to those who registered by October 12. Those who registered after the regular deadline must bring their registration receipt to the Conference Registration area at the Washington Convention Center to pick up their badge. On-site registration will be available to those who do not preregister. If you did preregister, you can pick up your copy of the Conference Program anytime during registration hours. Registration hours are Tuesday, November 13 1:00–7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 14 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Friday, November 16 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17 7:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Pick up your complimentary registrant bag at the Expo Grand Opening following the Opening Keynote on Wednesday.

Discover the benefits of seeking accreditation!

NAEYC Early Learning Program staff will be available in the NAEYC Café (Booth #742) during the Expo Hall hours to answer questions and direct you to resources. Learn more about our NEW all-digital platform and see a demonstration. Staff are also available for one-on-one assistance during a 20-minute consultation. Walk-in appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Conference CEUs and Graduate Credits are available!

Seattle Pacific University will offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Graduate Credits for conference attendees. Sign up online at ce.spu.edu. Registration will be available online only. Details of the requirements for CEUs and Graduate Credits are available on the website. Continuing Education Units Conference participants may earn up to two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) ($20 for one CEU and $40 for two CEUs). Please note that prior to attending sessions, participants will need to either download the form online at ce.spu.edu or pick up a form at the registration counters at the Washington Convention Center. Please visit ce.spu.edu for more information on how to register for CEUs. Graduate Credits Conference participants may earn one or two graduatelevel quarter credits ($55 for one credit and $110 for two credits). Participants must track attendance and complete a final assignment. Please visit ce.spu.edu for more information on how to register for Graduate Credits.

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General consent and release for use of image

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NAEYC meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement for NAEYC, or anyone authorized by NAEYC, to record and use, as NAEYC may desire in its sole and absolute discretion, all recording and reproductions or depictions of such exhibitor’s, or attendee’s name, likeness, voice, persona, words, actions, and/or biography, which NAEYC may make, including without limitation, the right for NAEYC, or anyone authorized by NAEYC, to use such recordings, reproductions, or depictions in or in connection with any legitimate purposes, including for advertising, publicity, trade, and editorial purposes, at any time in the future in all media now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world.

NAEYC Expo

Plan your daily visit to the Expo, where there is always something new to discover. See pages 162 to 170 for a full list of exhibitors. Remember to visit the NAEYC Shop, Booth #1606, during Expo hours. Expo hours: Wednesday, November 14, 5:00–7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. No Saturday hours. Members Café All NAEYC members are invited to relax in the Members Café at Booth #742 to enjoy complimentary coffee*, learn about NAEYC programs, pick out your badge ribbons, and relax during Expo hours. See page 37 for a complete list of events in the Members Café. *While supplies last.

Restaurant reservations and tourist tips in Washington, DC

To land a reservation at a top Washington, DC, restaurant or get tourist tips, visit the information booth in the main lobby of the Washington Convention Center. A knowledgeable concierge from Destination DC will be on hand from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the Conference to answer questions and assist with restaurant reservations. Attendees can also call 202-249-3304 for help with restaurant reservations.

Food

Visit Washington Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A for convenient for-purchase snack and meal options. Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NAEYC Meet the Candidates Friday, November 16 12:00 noon–12:45 p.m.

Washington Convention Center Room 152AB Sebreana Domingue, Chair, NAEYC’s 2018–19 Nominating Committee, will introduce the slate for the 2019 Governing Board election. Candidates will make brief statements and discuss issues facing the Association. This year’s election includes candidates for President-Elect, two At-Large Governing Board members, and one Student Governing Board member. You can also meet the candidates in the Members Café on Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and in the NAEYC Annual Conference Shop on Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. And be sure to VOTE!

NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall Friday, November 16 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Sebreana Domingue

NAEYC’s 5 Strategic Priorities: 1. High-Quality Early Learning 2. The Profession 3. Organizational Advancement 4. Organizational Excellence 5. Leadership and Innovation

Washington Convention Center

Room 152AB There is so much to discuss: Power to the Profession, three position statements in progress, a streamlined accreditation model, the work of our affiliates and interest forums, the continued value proposition of NAEYC membership, and the overall health of our professional association. Join NAEYC President Amy O’Leary, Treasurer Carl Hairston, Chief Executive Officer, Rhian Evans Allvin, and members of NAEYC’s governing board for what is always a lively conversation. NAEYC’s vision: All young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential. NAEYC’s mission: NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

Amy O’Leary

Rhian Evans Allvin

Carl Hairston

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Lost and found

Please visit NAEYC Headquarters, Room 102B in the Washington Convention Center, if you have lost an item while attending Conference sessions. Contact your hotel’s front desk if you lost something at that property.

Endorsement

NAEYC encourages the exchange of diverse opinions at the Annual Conference. It is important for conferees to recognize that the ideas presented do not necessarily reflect NAEYC’s official position. Moreover, NAEYC assumes no responsibility for any statement of fact or opinion presented at the Annual Conference, nor does acceptance of advertising, exhibits, or sponsorships imply endorsements of any products or services by the Association. NAEYC urges conferees to contact individual exhibitors and/or presenters about concerns they may have about products, services, or practices. The Association also recommends that conferees extend their compliments to presenters and/or exhibitors whom they feel have provided a product or presentation of exceptional quality.

Conference etiquette

A successful Annual Conference requires that we extend professionalism and courtesy to one another. The following tips will ensure a pleasant experience for all participants: ›› Arrive early, but do not block participants who are exiting a meeting room. ›› Presenters are encouraged to have a sufficient number of handouts. Presenters are also encouraged to post handouts on NAEYC’s website. ›› Participants are encouraged to share materials and refrain from taking more than one copy of handouts. ›› Bring business cards for networking and requesting materials from presenters.

Personal safety at the Conference

At any conference, losses, theft, and petty crimes may occur. Please exercise adequate caution by following these tips: ›› As in any big city, be alert when walking around, especially at night. Travel with a companion or two, when possible, and use NAEYC’s shuttle buses. Please refer to page 21 for the shuttle bus schedule. Carry cash and valuables with you in a safe place, or use your hotel’s safe. Note that hotels are not responsible for items lost in or stolen from guest rooms. Make note of the location of the emergency exits in the Washington Center and hotels. ›› If you receive an unexpected knock on your hotel guest room door from someone who says he or she is a hotel staff member, call the front desk to confirm. ›› Exercise caution when providing your credit card information, particularly over the phone.

Capital Business Center at the Washington Convention Center

The Business Center at the Washington Convention Center is located on the street level (Level 1), near Salon F. Business Center hours are Wednesday, November 14 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Friday, November 16 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Business Center at the Marriott Marquis

FedEx Office at the Marriott Marquis is located on the Mezzanine Level. The hours are: Wednesday, November 14 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Friday, November 16 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

›› Silence cell phones. ›› If it is necessary to leave a session early or arrive late, please make the interruption as nondisruptive as possible.

Stay up-to-date

on program changes/cancellations. Please refer Change Please referto tothe theProgram Program Change boards located throughout the Georgia boards located throughout the World Congress Center, download Washington Convention Center, the conferencethe mobile app, or follow usapp, on download conference mobile or follow us on Twitter @NAEYC! Twitter at @NAEYC!

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Please remember … … the Annual Conference is about children, not for children. For safety reasons, we cannot allow children or strollers into the Expo. If you intend to bring your children to DC, please be sure that you have arranged for their care in advance. Your hotel may be able to direct you to available services in the area.

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N A E YC S P O N S O R S H I P P RO G R A M

About NAEYC Sponsorships NAEYC sponsorship Is designed to build strong and lasting relationships with organizations that share and support our mission. Funds raised through sponsorships support NAEYC’s general programs, or when designated, specific events and projects. Sponsorship is not intended to be an endorsement by NAEYC of the organization or product.

Year-Round Platinum Sponsor HighScope is an early childhood leader dedicated to providing research-based, high-quality curricula, assessments, and professional learning that supports the important work of early educators, and the development of young children from birth through age eight. HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization well known for the Perry Preschool Project, one of the first early childhood programs in the United States intentionally designed to increase school success for preschool children. Implementation of the HighScope Curriculum has been shown to have extraordinary, positive impacts throughout children’s lives. Year-Round Gold Sponsor For 50 years, Kaplan Early Learning Company has supported learning through play. Our developmentally appropriate classroom materials nurture a love of learning for every child and our research-backed curricula, assessments, and professional development enhance early learning programs. We are proud to support NAEYC in our shared commitment to advance the early childhood profession and promote highquality early learning for all children. Year-Round Silver Sponsor The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, an NCATE-accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized leader in teacher and administrator education, the college is the choice of more than 56,000 students and alumni—including more than 100 state teachers of the year. Programs range from teacher preparation to doctoral degrees and connect students with nationally recognized education experts, policymakers, and scholar-practitioners.

›› We’re committed to educators: We’re finding, hiring and developing the very best educators in the business. ›› We’re committed to educational excellence: Grounded in the latest research and best practices, our proprietary Early Foundations® curriculum provides a strong foundation for the education of young children. KinderCare Education’s brands include KinderCare® Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work™, Champions® Before- and After-School Programs, Cambridge Schools™, Knowledge Beginnings®, and The Grove School®. In 2018, KinderCare Education earned their second Gallup Great Workplace Award – one of only 39 companies worldwide to receive the award – and acquired several early childhood education brands, including Rainbow Child Care Center. Platinum Sponsor Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade. Advocacy Sponsors We want to recognize the sponsors from the 2018 Public Policy Forum.

Lead Platinum Sponsor KinderCare Education, America’s largest private provider of early childhood education and care, is setting the industry standard – by doing the right thing for children and families every single day. ›› We’re committed to accreditation: Today, nearly all of our eligible early learning centers are accredited—an achievement that ensures all 185,000 of the children we care for receive the very best.

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November 14–17, 2018 Washington, DC NAEYC thanks the following sponsors for their generous support NAEYC Year-Round Platinum Sponsor

NAEYC Year-Round Gold Sponsor

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S P OT L I G H T E X H I B I TO R S E S S I O N S (Washington Convention Center)

Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions are unique opportunities for NAEYC exhibitors and sponsors to gain additional exposure outside the Expo. These sessions encourage attendees to take a closer look at a product or service, hear about research in the field, learn more about innovative applications of classroom technology, and engage in discussions about career development. Acceptance by NAEYC of Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions does not imply endorsements of any products or services. All Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions will take place in the Washington Convention Center, Room 146C.

Thursday, November 15 10:00–11:30 a.m. Engaging Families in the Child Assessment Process—That’s the COR Advantage Family engagement is vital to the work we do in early childhood, yet finding the time on a daily basis to interact with family members can be a challenge. HighScope’s child assessment system, COR Advantage, provides early childhood educators the tools they need to effortlessly share individualized learning snapshots in the form of photos, videos, and text-based anecdotes with families. It encourages teachers to re-purpose assessment data into visual documentation rich with learning stories, create child-level portfolios, and build classroom newsletters. Come discover how to make learning and assessment visible to your families; come discover the COR Advantage. At the end of this session, one lucky winner will receive a free iPad! Holly Delgado, HighScope Educational Research Foundation; Nicole Grubby, COR Advantage; Kin Lo, COR Advantage Presented by HighScope Educational Research Foundation

1:00–2:30 p.m. Genius PreK: The Complete Digital Platform for Early Childhood Join Genius PreK and get your hands on the complete program that teaches students using an engaging and innovative curriculum. Children are immersed in age-appropriate digital resources focused on literacy, math and science. Students are also involved in child-friendly hands on activities, giving them the opportunity to communicate ideas, ask questions, make their predictions, and draw their own conclusions. A valuable feature also included in Genius PreK is the parent teacher communication with real time notifications about the student’s learning outcomes and daily activities. This parent engagement feature is available in over 30 languages. Presented by Genius PreK

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Friday, November 16 8:00–9:30 a.m. In Defense of Whole-Child At a time when educators throughout the birth to third grade continuum work tirelessly to meet the needs of the wholechild, curricular and assessment approaches that aim to separate content areas in discrete elements place more strain on an already taxed workforce, exacerbate the early learning and early elementary divide, and create confusion for children and families alike. Although utilizing an evidence-based curriculum is a central component of quality early learning programs, a recent and unfortunate push for skill-focused curricula leverages claims regarding whole-child curricula that are both outdated and misguided. During this session, participants will have an opportunity to hear from thought leaders, champions, and pioneers of the whole-child approach, featuring voices from the research, practitioner, and curriculum development community. Vincent Costanza, Teaching Strategies, LLC; Kai-leé Berke, Teaching Strategies, LLC Presented by Teaching Strategies, LLC

10:00–11:30 a.m. The Persistent Achievement Gap: Early Childhood Education’s Opportunities and Challenges This session will provide a compelling synopsis of America’s ongoing achievement gap, including where we stand as a nation, how early it begins, and the consequences of failing to address it with comprehensive, long-term solutions. Opportunities and challenges within the early childhood field to reduce the achievement gap will be presented, focusing on promising research as well as the false choices that unnecessarily limit our impact on children’s long-term outcomes: preschool versus school; play versus learning; academic versus non-academic; testing versus teaching; and policy versus practice. Exciting new trends from across the nation will be highlighted. Laura Bailet, Kaplan Early Learning Company Presented by Kaplan Early Learning Company

All spotlight exhibitor sessions will take place in the Washington Convention Center, Room 146C.

Conference Evaluation

Your opinion is important to us! The NAEYC Annual Conference Evaluation will be emailed to all registrants at the end of the conference. We look forward to reviewing your feedback and comments.

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Featured Sessions Wednesday, November 14 | Washington Convention Center 8:15–11:15 a.m.

12:00 noon–3:00 p.m.

Transforming from a manager to a leader: Establishing a strengths-based team to support your center’s success

Strategies for eliminating the achievement gap in early childhood education

Room 202AB

Jerlean Daniel, early childhood consultant; Barbara Bowman, Erikson Institute; Maurice Sykes, Early Childhood Leadership Institute; David Johns, National Black Justice Coalition; Kirsten Cole, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York; Ronald Ferguson, Harvard University; Diandra Verwayne, New York City Public Schools

Bailey Kent, The Children’s Workshop; Nicole Chiello, The Children’s Workshop

Room 202AB

Thank you to our sponsor of this Featured Session, HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

Opening Keynote Address 3:30–5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall D Reflecting on the legacy of Fred Rogers through the 2018 documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Joanne Rogers, widow of Fred Rogers; Nicholas Ma, producer of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?; Junlei Li, Harvard Graduate School of Education and former director of the Fred Rogers Center; William Isler, former President and CEO, The Fred Rogers Company

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Kick off your Annual Conference experience with a keynote presentation that takes you behind the scenes of the film critics say is, “one of the best documentaries ever made.” Clips from the film highlight an insightful discussion on Rogers’ dedication to protecting childhood. This keynote address will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation provided in Mandarin and Spanish. Please remember to return your headsets after the Opening session! Sponsored by The Grable Foundation.

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Thursday, November 15 | Washington Convention Center 8:00–9:30 a.m.

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Equitable early education for dual language learners: Examining research and practice

President’s Seminar: If not us, then who? Advocacy, policy, and making a difference!

Iliana Alanís, NAEYC Governing Board member; María ArreguínAnderson, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Executive Board member; Dina Castro, NAEYC Governing Board member; Isauro Escamilla Calan, NAEYC Governing Board member; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC Ballroom B

Zaina Cahill, Children’s Village; Rachel Giannini, Chicago Children’s Museum; Mary Graham, Children’s Village; Llanet Montoya, Llanet’s Family Child Care; Amy O’Leary, NAEYC President and Strategies for Children (moderator) Room 152AB

10:00–11:30 a.m. The power of education gives power to our profession Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center; Elizabeth Coakley, CB King Memorial School; Bethany Davis, Oak Academy; Shakia Walker, Southeast Children’s Fund Child Development Center II Ballroom B

3:00–4:30 p.m. Innovation in children’s education: A conversation with Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee Charlotte Cole, Sesame Workshop and Blue Butterfly Collaborative; Katie Maeve Murphy, International Rescue Committee; Alice Wuermli, Global TIES for Children, New York University; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC (moderator) Room 152AB Thank you to our session sponsor, Walden University.

Friday, November 16 | Washington Convention Center 8:00–9:30 a.m.

1:00–2:30 p.m.

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

Supporting early mathematics development: Research-based practices and resources for teacher educators, teachers, and families

Betsy Lewin, author and illustrator; Amy June Bates, author and illustrator; Mac Barnett, author; Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University (moderator) Ballroom C Thank you to our session sponsor, Learning Care Group.

10:00–11:30 a.m. A driving force: Conversations with chief state school officers on strengthening high-quality early childhood education Carissa Moffat Miller, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO); Carey Wright, Mississippi Department of Education; Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma Department of Education; MaryEllen Elia, New York State Department of Education Ballroom B

Linda Platas, San Francisco State University; Douglas Clements, University of Denver; Eric Dearing, Boston College Ballroom B

3:00–4:30 p.m. From words to action: Establishing the professional obligations of the ECE profession to advance diversity and equity Michelle Marbury, Innis Enterprise; Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College; Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi; Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, American Indian College Fund Ballroom B Thank you to our session sponsor, Council for Professional Recogntion.

Saturday, November 17 | Washington Convention Center 8:00–9:15 a.m. We can build it better: The sustainable and supported QRIS the profession and families need Lauren Bond, Bond Education Services & Training, LLC; Krista Murphy, Orange County Department of Education; M.-A. Lucas, Military-State Child Care Project; Marica Cox Mitchell, NAEYC Room 146C

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Saturday, November 17 | Washington Convention Center 9:30–10:45 a.m. The power of critical thinking and the great outdoors Sue Mankiw, William Paterson University; Ranita Cheruvu, William Paterson University. Room 146A

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The higher education system we all want: What does it look like? How do we get there? Eva Horn, University of Kansas; Anu Sachdev, Lehigh Carbon Community College and East Stroudsburg University; Tiffany Hunter, Florida State College; Robyn Chun, University of Hawaii; Mary Harrill, NAEYC Room 146A

Closing Celebration 12:30–1:45 p.m.

Get Loud for Early Childhood Education! Celebrate a successful Annual Conference with us! Enjoy live music and many more surprises at the Closing Celebration. Ballroom C

Following the Opening Keynote Address, join us at the

Expo Grand Opening! 5:00–7:00 p.m. Lower Level, Exhibit Hall A You can begin your conference experience by meeting other attendees and visiting the 225+ exhibitors here showcasing their products and resources. Be sure to pick up your complimentary registrant bag at the Expo Grand Opening!

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Advancing the ECE Profession A sampling of Power to the Profession-related sessions

Washington Convention Center

Thursday, November 15 8:00–9:30 a.m.

The next generation of early childhood educator competencies

Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College; Valora Washington, Council for Professional Recognition; Mary Harrill, NAEYC Room 201 Educator/Teacher Preparation

Featured Session 10:00–11:30 a.m. The power of education gives power to our profession Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center; Elizabeth Coakley, CB King Memorial School; Bethany Davis, Oak Academy; Shakia Walker, Southeast Children’s Fund Child Development Center II Ballroom B

10:00–11:30 a.m.

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Power to the profession (Revalorizar la Profesión): tiempo de abogar por mayor unificación y remuneración para la profesión de la educación de la primera infancia Jill McFarren Avilés, McFarren Aviles and Associates; Lucy Recio, NAEYC; Angélica Zaragoza, Latino Child Care Association of Maryland Room 143C NAEYC Activities

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Respect, competence, strengths and equity: Guiding principles to support the strategic advancement of the early childhood education profession and the people who work in it Brenda Gadson, BMG Consulting; Valora Washington, Council for Professional Recognition Room 151A Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

Professionalization can’t mean whitening: A critical race analysis of early care and education workforce policy Megan Madison, Brandeis University Room 151A Adults State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS

Friday, November 16 8:00–9:30 a.m. Coins and competencies: Driving results in the ECE workforce Katherine Kempe, NAEYC; Kavita Hatipoglu, Results for Development Room 147A Global Perspectives

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Examining Power to the Profession with an equity lens: A pulse check Marica Cox Mitchell, NAEYC; Lucy Recio, NAEYC; Mindy Bennett, Child Care Aware of America Room 151B Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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Saturday, November 17

Friday, November 16 Featured Session

9:30–10:45 a.m.

3:00–4:30 p.m.

Power to the profession: Advocating for a unified and well-compensated ECE profession

From words to action: Establishing the professional obligations of the ECE profession to advance diversity and equity

Katherine Kempe, NAEYC; Bweikia Steen, George Mason University; Berna Artis, School for Friends; Kenya Brown, DC Public Schools; Maura Rice, Congressional School Room 204AB

Michelle Marbury, Innis Enterprise; Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College; Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi; Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, American Indian College Fund Ballroom B Adults

We need your voice.

Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define and elevate the early childhood profession. Because we know that qualified, wellprepared educators drive high-quality early learning experiences, we need your input in establishing a unified framework for career pathways, required knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation for all early learning professionals.

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Advocacy in Action

Ready to stand up, show up, and shout out for early childhood education? Let’s put your advocacy into action! STOP #1: CHOOSE YOUR OWN HILL ADVENTURE: DAILY BRIEFINGS Have you scheduled a meeting with your elected officials on Capitol Hill? Come get the support, information, and resources you need to make your visit a success! We’ve got background information, directions, talking points, folders, and more! Find us in Room 305 of the Washington Convention Center during the following times: › Tuesday, November 13—4:00–5:00 p.m. › Wednesday, November 14—11:30 a.m.–12 noon › Thursday, November 15—11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. › Friday, November 16—11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. You can also visit the Policy & Advocacy section of the Members Café, or send an email to advocacy@naeyc.org to connect.

STOP #2: IT’S RALLY TIME! Start your day the right way, with a few special guests and thousands of your fellow participants as we all GET LOUD for early childhood education! Let’s show ‘em what it looks like when our profession shows its power! When: Thursday, November 15 at 7:15 a.m. Where: West Salon of the Washington Convention Center (across from registration) Bonus: Make sure you stop by the Advocacy Table in the Members Café during the Expo Grand Opening on Wednesday, November 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to create your own poster for the rally!

STOP #3: DO YOU LOVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION? BE AN ADVOCATE! Keep an eye out for fellow conference participants wearing advocacy buttons, and take the opportunity to ask them how you can stand up so we can all stand together—for children, families, and each other.

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Members Café Events in the Expo NAEYC Members! Make your way to booth #742 for food, fellowship and fun with other attendees and NAEYC leaders.

First Timer’s Social Thursday, November 15, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Calling all first time Annual Conference attendees! Are you new to the Annual Conference experience? If so, make your way to the Members Café in the exhibit hall to engage with other first time attendees, NAEYC staff, and the new governing board members over light refreshments*. Make sure your name badge is marked “First Time Attendee” for admission. While supplies last*

YPAC’s Midday Mixer Thursday, November 15, Noon–1:00 p.m. Grab a snack*, a new friend, and join us for The Young Professional Advisory Council’s (YPAC) Midday Mixer in the Members Café. Discuss how to maximize your NAEYC membership and explore professional growth with YPAC and other emerging leaders in early childhood education. *While supplies last

Mingle with the Board Candidates Thursday, November 15, 2–3:00 p.m. Stop by the Members Café to Mingle with the 2019 Governing Board candidates. Take an hour to get to know potential NAEYC leaders and learn more about their early childhood journey.

All Events take place at Booth 742

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KINDERGARTEN READINESS STARTS AT HOME LA PREPARACIÓN PARA EL KINDER COMIENZA EN EL HOGAR NEW BILINGUAL MATH KITS AND APP FEATURE CLEO & CUQUIN! Get families engaged in math learning by following the lead of these beloved Latin characters (TV/YouTube)

Kit components deliver hands-on activities designed for child and adult interactivity App uses game play to support independent learning Come visit us at booths 545 & 547 and to learn more, visit hitnlearning.org Learning

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Grandes Comienzos Washington Convention Center Grandes Comienzos, NAEYC’s Spanish special language track, is celebrating five years of diversity and culture at Annual Conference. In 2018 we’re looking forward to greater beginnings than ever before! The initiative will include: ›› 24 Grandes Comienzos Track sessions in Spanish on topics such as social development, math, dual language learning, and family engagement ›› Spanish simultaneous interpretation of the opening plenary to provide an inclusive conference experience. This year’s keynote will take you behind the scenes of the Fred Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? ›› A session on Power to the Profession presented in Spanish ›› Poster sessions (taking place in the exhibit hall), featuring Spanish language posters.

Wednesday Session 8:15–11:15 a.m. Estrategias didácticas para el desarrollo del Pensamiento Lógico Matemático en el segundo ciclo de inicial y primer ciclo de la educación primaria. Juan Fermin, Instituto Superior de Formacion Docente Salome Urena. Room 154AB Adults

Wednesday Sessions 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. ¡Todos Podemos Hacer Música! Exploraremos y descubriremos como la música sienta las bases para el manejo de todas las áreas de aprendizaje en la Educación Temprana. Mariel Rivera, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County. Room 101

Creando un sistema de mentoría integral para la formación de educadoras Jill McFarren Avilés, McFarren Aviles & Associates; Erika Flores, ChildrenFlow, LLC. Room 154AB Adults

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Opening Keynote Address 3:30–5:00 p.m. Reflecting on the legacy of Fred Rogers through the 2018 documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Joanne Rogers, widow of Fred Rogers; Nicholas Ma, producer of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?; Junlei Li, Harvard Graduate School of Education and former director of the Fred Rogers Center; William Isler, former President and CEO, The Fred Rogers Company

Joanne Rogers

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William Isler

Kick off your Annual Conference experience with a keynote presentation that takes you behind the scenes of the film critics say is, “one of the best documentaries ever made.” Clips from the film highlight an insightful discussion on Rogers’ dedication to protecting childhood. This keynote address will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation provided in Mandarin and Spanish. Please remember to return your headsets after the Opening session! Washington Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D

Session sponsored by The Grable Foundation

Thursday Session 8:00–9:30 a.m. ¡Amame! Cómo ayudar a los niños tímidos y ansiosos a sentirse seguros en su clase Elizabeth Salazar, E. M. Salazar Consultants Room 158AB Infants and Toddlers

Thursday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. El poder de un vaso; el desarrollo del lenguaje, las matemáticas, las ciencias y la capacidad socio-emocional utilizando vasos desechables

Mi Hogar/Mi Escuela: La alta calidad en el cuidado de la infancia requiere mucho amor, paciencia, y una red de apoyo

Marta Jimenez Ortega, District of Columbia Public Schools; Maria del Carmen Abellanas-Sanchez, District of Columbia Public Schools; Maria Carolina Curras Nieto, District of Columbia Public Schools Room 209AB

Luis A. Hernandez, TTAS/Western Kentucky University; Marcela Clark, Collaborative for Children; Sanjuana Frank, Collaborative for Children Room 202B

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Thursday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. ¡Todos los niños aprenden con el juego dramático con cajas de apoyo! Mary Elizabeth Hollmann, Texas State Technical College; Myriam Aguila, Texas State Technical College Room 208AB

La Importancia del Desarrollo Socioemocional y el Impacto en el Desarrollo del Cerebro Saludable Edilma Cavazos, WestEd; Consuelo Espinosa, WestEd; Paulina Vestal, WestEd Room 209C Infants and Toddlers

Power to the Profession (Revalorizar la Profesión): Tiempo de Abogar por Mayor Unificación y Remuneración para la Profesión de la Educación de la Primera Infancia El tiempo ha llegado para poner manos a la obra e impulsar una profesión de la educación de la primera infancia más definida y con mejor remuneración por vía de Power to the Profession. Power to the Profession es una iniciativa colectiva para establecer un marco común de conocimientos y competencias, capacitación, estándares de práctica, y remuneración para todos los educadores de la primera infancia. Acompáñenos para obtener un panorama de Power to the Profession, seguido por una dialogo donde abarcaremos las opciones disponibles para unirse a los esfuerzos ya en pie y como continuar este diálogo en sus respectivos entornos. Jill McFarren Avilés, McFarren Aviles and Associates; Lucy Recio, NAEYC; Angélica Zaragoza, Latino Child Care Association of Maryland Room 143C

Thursday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. Evaluar y Apoyar a Maestras y Maestros: Técnicas de un Líder Eficaz Angele Passe, Blue Water Associates, Inc Room 159AB Adults

I can’t talk with my Abuelita! El vínculo familiar, el idioma materno, y el aprendizaje de un segundo idioma en los niños pequeños.

Parejas translingües en la educación inicial y primaria: Estrategias que promueven el involucramiento social, lingüístico y cognitivo de todos los estudiantes Iliana Alanís, University of Texas San Antonio; Maria Arreguín-Anderson, University of Texas San Antonio; Irasema Salinas-Gonzalez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Room 151A

Clara Cappiello, East Coast Migrant Head Start Room 158AB

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Thursday 4:30–6:00 p.m. NAEYC’s Research Poster session La transición educativa del nivel de educación inicial a primaria. Análisis de los factores y procesos en dos casos de República Dominicana Emelinda Padilla, Universidad del Caribe NAEYC Expo, Exhibit Hall A Kindergartners

Friday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Interacciones que innovan: El impacto de un programa de acompañamiento pedagógico en Latinoamérica Lorena Sernett, Teachstone; Armida Lizárraga, Luminario Room 208AB

Motivando la participación de los padres: 5 pasos para establecer relaciones culturalmente sensibles Deya Osgood, The Children’s Reading Foundation Room 202B

Preschoolers

Friday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. Fomentando la lectura en familias Latinas por medio de los cuentos Veronica Corral, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; Christina Bassler, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool Room 204AB Preschoolers

Reacciones Comúnes o Respuestas Conscientes? Comunícate con los niños en momentos de conflicto para que aprendan nueva conducta positiva Katja von Elbe, Conscious Discipline Room 202B

Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. ¡Juntos! Explorando conceptos de justicia social en el aula preescolar a través de los estudios sociales

Potenciando el lenguaje del niño y la niña: Eje crucial para la comunicación

Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University; Eric Robles, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Room 159AB

Ana Hoover, McFarren Aviles & Associates; Jill McFarren Avilés, McFarren Aviles & Associates Room 208AB

Preschoolers

Infants and Toddlers

Friday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. Entre números y medidas: Explorando el rol de las matemáticas en la enseñanza de STEAM Mayra Almodovar, Hartnell College; Marisel Torres-Crespo, Hood College; Susan Ratliff, Hartnell College Room 149AB

La documentación del desarrollo de los niños a travez de Historias de Aprendizaje: Como implementar Historias de Aprendizaje en programas bilingües de la primera infancia Isauro Escamilla Calan, San Francisco Unified School District; Lorena Ramos, Ventura County Office of Education Room 208AB Preschoolers

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Friday 4:30–6:00 p.m. NAEYC’s Poster session “El arenero de nuestro jardín” Project-based learning: Una invitación a conocer una experiencia de aprendizaje basado en proyectos con niños preescolares de una escuela bilingüe en Argentina Maria Silvina Dietsch, Saint Andrew’s Scots School; Romina Valeria Porcelli, Saint Andrew’s Scots School NAEYC Expo, Exhibit Hall A Preschoolers

Análisis e impacto de los procesos de evaluación del desempeño de los formadores de docentes de educación inicial en las universidades Bilda Valentin, Instituto Superior de Formación Docente Salomé Ureña

Evidencias Basadas en la Práctica: Implementación Estatal del Modelo de Prevención de Violencia para promover el desarrollo socio-emocional de los niños y niñas pequeños y sus familias

Adults

Yolanda Sosa Ortiz, Pyramid Model Consortium

Saturday Sessions 8:00–9:15 a.m. Implementando el Aprendizaje por Proyectos a través de la Educación Multidisciplinaria

La dimensión socioemocional en un currículo integrado para la niñez preescolar

Engagement

Nereida Rodríguez, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Bayamón. Room 147B

Stephanie Lopez, Eton School; Narda Vega, Eton School Room 207B

Preschoolers

Kindergartners

Saturday Sessions 9:30–10:45 a.m. Bienvenidos a todos: Honorado la cultura de las familias Robyn Lopez Melton, Western Oregon University Room 145B

Saturday Sessions 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. La importancia del idioma natal en niños que aprenden en dos idiomas: la perspectiva multifacética de un estudiante bilingüe, profesional y madre de un niño bilingüe.

Vino el viento y se fue la luz: Experiencias para desarrollar la resiliencia en la niñez temprana

Luisa Soaterna-Castañeda, ZERO TO THREE; Karen Nemeth, ZERO TO THREE Room 145A

Annette Lopez de Mendez, University of Puerto Rico; Wanda Figueroa, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Maria Agrinsoni, University of PuertoRico, Rio Piedras Campus; Germie Corujo, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus Room 147B

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Interest Forums Interested in networking, exploring important topics, and advocating for issues you’re passionate about? NAEYC interest forums are self-organized member groups that host face-to-face meetings at conferences; they also stay connected throughout the year in our online community, Hello, where we share best practices and champion forum members’ passions in the field. Interest forums are one of our most popular member benefits, offering discussion and dialogue around specific topics in early education. Want more information about interest forums? Check out our table located in the Members Café in the Expo Hall, booth #742. It’s free for members to join an interest forum. Join as many groups as you like and stay connected throughout the year! See our FAQ page http://hello.naeyc.org/support/faq#joinIF for instructions. Culture

Science, Math, and Technology

• Asian Interest Forum

• Early Childhood Science Interest Forum

• Black Caucus Interest Forum • Latino Interest Forum • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Interest Forum • Men in Education Network (M.E.N.) • Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network (TIECN)

Play and Policy • Play, Policy, and Practice • Young Children and Nature

• Technology and Young Children

Student and Professional Career/Professional Development Systems Community

• Early Math Interest Forum

• Community Collaboration Interest Forum

Social Issues

• Diversity and Equity Education for Adults

• Children’s Global Issues Community • Children of Incarcerated Parents

• Early Childhood Consultants and Authors

• PEACE Educators Interest Forum

• Ethics in Early Childhood Education

• Rural Children, Families, and Early Childhood Educators Interest Forum

• Student Interest Forum (SIF) of NAEYC

Spirituality

• Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research Interest Forum

Program Focus

• Faith Based Interest Forum

• At Risk and Special Needs

• Young Children’s Spirituality

• Family Child Care Interest Forum • Infant Toddler Professionals • Kindergarten Interest Forum • Laboratory Schools

Recruiting Digital Facilitators Are there topics that you’re passionate about? Do you like starting conversations about these topics with friends and colleagues online? Take your interest forum involvement to the next level and learn about becoming an interest forum digital facilitator! Digital facilitators spark conversation on Hello to advance knowledge and create excitement about the topics they care about. Please contact Michael Coventry, Director of Digital Strategy and the Interest Forum program, at hello@naeyc.org.

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Thursday, November 15 The Diversity & Equity Education for Adults Interest Forum provides a place where people can come together for mutual education, self-reflection, networking and strategic planning for both our individual and collective work surrounding anti-bias education. We welcome everyone involved in early childhood education who shares a commitment to teaching, training, and preparing adults to do diversity and equity education with children, their families, and their teachers. Our conversation this year will build upon interest forum members’ anti-bias advocacy efforts both within and outside of NAEYC. We will also give special attention to the development of the new NAEYC position statement on diversity and equity. We invite you to join us for this dialogue! Contact Meghan Gowin at mlherron09@gmail.com for more information.

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Marriott Marquis, Union Station Do you love talking about young children’s mathematical thinking? So do we! Join us at the first business meeting of the new Early Math Interest Forum. We will discuss exciting new activities, professional development, and research in early mathematics education. We will also focus on what goals you have for this new interest forum and how we can support each other in our work throughout the year. For questions or more information, contact Kristen Reed at kreed@edc.org.

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Marriott Marquis, Mount Vernon Square Calling all consultants and authors, or those who aspire to be. Join us for a networking lunch of the Early Childhood Consultant’s and Author’s Interest Forum. Come to connect with colleagues, share your ideas, and plan for the future. New and experienced authors and consultants are welcome. For more information, contact Michelle Barnea at michelle.mabconsultants@gmail.com.

12:00–1:30 p.m.

The mission of the Young Children and Nature Interest Forum is to increase opportunities for early childhood educators and other adults to create and nurture children’s connections to the natural world. We work to support and reinforce efforts to connect young children and nature among those who work with young children through providing resources and sharing best practices, research, funding, and professional development opportunities. Please join us at our annual meeting! For more information, contact Sheila Williams Ridge at will0342@umn.edu.

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Marriott Marquis, Judiciary Square The mission of the Children’s Global Issues Community is to provide information and dialogue that will inform child advocates related to children’s rights, early education (child care and family day care) in other nations, US education policy related to international practices, and strategies for contacting early childhood educators in other countries. These purposes are related to NAEYC’s goal to increase public understanding of policies and financing that support a system of quality education for all children and their families. Contact the NAEYC Global Team at global@naeyc.org with questions or more information.

4:45–5:45 p.m.

Washington Convention Center, Room 143C A meeting of the Rural Children, Families, and Early Childhood Educators will be held to discuss the impact current federal policies and proposed legislation will have on young children and their families in rural America. We’ll discuss ideas for how NAEYC can support rural American children, families, and teachers. For more information, contact Dr. Cathy Grace at cwgrace@olemiss.edu or 662312-1395.

4:45–6:15 p.m.

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Marriott Marquis, Union Station Welcome to the Infant Toddler Professionals Interest Forum! This is a place for all those who work with or are interested in infant- and toddler-related topics. Please come meet some of the leaders of the forum and others interested in joining. For more information, contact Benjamin Planton at benjaminp@earlylearningindiana.org.

The Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network (TIECN) invites anyone interested to attend our annual planning meeting. In addition to major forum issues (curriculum, language loss, teacher preparation), TIECN will discuss interest forum goals and plans for next year’s NAEYC Annual Conference. For more information, contact Cathy Gutierrez-Gomez at cggomez@unm.edu.

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Thursday, November 15 (continued) Family child care professionals are encouraged and welcome to attend the Family Child Care Interest Forum’s meeting and networking session. Join us as we kick off our FCC book club, and to learn about upcoming FCC interest group events and activities Contact Jerletha McDonald, arlingtondfwchildcareproviders@gmail.com; or Tessie Ragan, mstessieperfectstartlearning.com, for more information.

5:00–6:30 p.m.

Kindergarten is an exciting and important year in a child’s life! Come network with a range of professionals dedicated to ensuring developmentally appropriate practices in kindergarten. This informal gathering of the Kindergarten Interest Forum is a time for sharing resources and stories and building connections. For more information, contact Cody Summerville at summerville.cody@gmail.com.

6:00–7:30 p.m.

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Marriott Marquis, Congress Teacher research is high-quality professional development for teachers and teacher educators. The Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research Interest Forum will share the benefits of teacher research for professional practice with the entire NAEYC community, as well as offer resources and support for aspiring teacher researchers and teacher educators. Please join us for our first meetand-greet to share ideas and learn more about the forum! Contact Danielle Savory Seggerson at 607-592-9894 or dsavory@gmail.com for more information.

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Join the Technology and Young Children Interest Forum to discuss issues related to the developmentally appropriate use of technology with young children. This year’s meeting will focus on ongoing ways to engage with forum members and resources that are of interest to the early childhood education community. New members are always welcome! Contact Diane Bales at dbales@uga.edu for more information.

6:00–7:30 p.m.

Marriott Marquis, Judiciary Square The At-Risk & Special Needs Interest Forum was created to promote communication and networking among our early childhood community at large. Many members are

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Thursday, November 15 (continued) experiencing increased involvement with children who are at risk and children identified with special needs. Our goal is to provide a positive approach to working in partnership with families to support the development of these young children. Join us and share information and experiences from your local Affiliate. Please visit our NAEYC Hello community site for ongoing topics and proposed agenda items. For more information, contact Mary Wonderlick at wonderlick.ecsepro@sbcglobal.net.

6:30–7:30 p.m.

Marriott Marquis, Dupont Circle The Black Caucus Interest Forum will continue its inquiry-based focus on exploring the issues, research, and efforts related to the achievement gap impacting children of color. Our activities include collaborating with other interest forums and individuals both internal and external to NAEYC. At this meeting, the second draft of the Power to the Profession Decision Cycles 3/4/5

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7:00–9:00 p.m.

Marriott Marquis, Marquis Salon 12/13 The Celebration of Equity and Diversity Reception is presented by NAEYC’s interest forums to celebrate the diverse background and experiences of NAEYC members. Please join us for an evening of desserts featuring a selection of sweet treats, a cash bar, and an exciting program honoring equity and diversity efforts across NAEYC’s interest forums. Contact Michael Coventry at hello@naeyc.org with any questions.

8:00–10:00 p.m.

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Friday, November 16 The mission of the Young Children’s Spirituality Interest Forum (YCSIF) is to provide a safe place for sharing different perspectives on young children’s spirituality. We believe in a universal understanding of spirituality which opens up conversations that can include children from all backgrounds. We welcome perspectives that include anecdotal and experiential frameworks, beliefs, and practices, as well as relevant, current, and ongoing research related to children’s spirituality. During this meeting we will begin a new journey in looking at the relationship of YCS and diversity and equity in early childhood education. For more information,contact Deborah Schein at schein.deborah@gmail.com.

11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Please join the 2018 NAEYC Asian Interest Forum (AIF) annual business meeting. AIF brings together early childhood practitioners who are interested in learning and sharing their perspectives on educating and providing optimal and culturally responsive environments for young children of Asian descent around the globe. The members of the Asian Interest Forum examine the implications of shifting demographics and the latest research to inform our practices when serving children and families of Asian descent. We look forward to meeting you in person! For more information, contact Sandy Baba at sandybabaece@gmail.com.

3:30–5:30 p.m.

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Washington Convention Center, Room 304 The NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum connects early childhood educators—those who are new to science and those who are passionate about teaching it—for the purpose of creating a national dialogue around issues related to science teaching and learning. We meet, network, share resources, discuss access to quality resources, view short videos, and discuss some more—and also plan for the upcoming year. Contact the leadership via email at naeyc.ecsif@gmail.com.

Please join the LGBT Interest Forum facilitators for our annual business meeting, where we will discuss conference proposals for the 2019 NAEYC Annual Conference and the 2019 Institute. There will also be a dinner after the business meeting for anyone who would like to join us. Contact Robin Fox at foxr@uww.edu for more information.

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Friday, November 16 (continued) The Peace Education Interest Forum will meet immediately following its seminar on civility,to welcome new members and anyone interested in helping young children learn to get along with one another, or helping themselves and others spread peace in the world. We will work/play together during the meeting to strengthen our contacts between Annual Conferences and prepare for next year’s Institute and Annual Conference. We will also witness P.E.A.C.E.’s annual Peace Awards. For more information, contact John Surr at jvsurr@gmail.com.

Join us at the Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest Forum annual meeting to discuss how the early childhood community and others in your area and nationwide responded to and supported children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border when their parents were arrested. As always, we will have children’s books and other resources on display related to children with family members in prison for classroom use. For more information, contact Fran Roznowski at froznowski@cpsd.us.

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Men in Education (M.E.N.) Network Interest Forum invites men and women to its annual meeting to learn and share information on a variety of activities for men, fathers, and others who have an impact on the lives of young children. Learn about what’s happening in the USA and internationally. Find out how to recruit more men to your program and how to support and retain the men you already have. Help set the future agenda for the interest forum, have fun, and make new friends! For more information, contact Bryan Nelson, bgnelson@menteach. org; Frances Carlson, francescarlson@bellsouth.net; or Rodney West, mwalimuRodney@cs.com.

Join leaders of Defending the Early Years (DEY), an organization which works to support and nurture the rights and needs of young children, and members of the Community Collaboration Interest Forum, to learn more about how you can work in your educational community and beyond to advocate for developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum, standards, and assessments for young children. Join DEY cofounder and NAEYC author Dr. Diane Levin, DEY National Advisory Board members Dr. Denisha Jones and Michelle Gunderson, and DEY codirector Blakely Bundy, as well as other educational leaders in this meeting. Together, we’ll discuss how DEY can provide resources and support to help you and your community come together to better understand, advocate for, and create appropriate education for all young children. Light refreshments and cash bar will be provided. For more information, see www.deyproject.org and contact Blakely Bundy at deydirector@gmail.com.

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Marriott Marquis, Mount Vernon Square The Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum will hold its annual meeting. This meeting is open to all members and potential members of the forum. We will review the sessions that were presented at this year’s conference and discuss session topics for next year. Please come and join us in this work! For more information, contact Jim Johnson, jej4@psu.edu; or Robin Ploof, rploof@champlain.edu.

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Thursday, November 15 The Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) invites PITC graduates and other early childhood professionals interested in infant/toddler topics to meet with the PITC staff and faculty for food, drinks, and sparkling conversation. Information on PITC trainings and materials will be available. For additional information, visit the PITC Exhibit Booth #1331, or contact Arlene Paxton at 707-481-6108 or apaxton@wested.org. 6:00–8:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Treasury

A reception honoring the legacy of Carolyn Pope Edwards (1947–2018). An outstanding scholar, researcher, and educator, Carolyn Edwards was one of the most influential leaders of her generation in the early childhood field. This is an opportunity for people to gather, share memories, and hear comments from Carolyn’s colleagues and former students. If you would like to attend, please contact Julie Jones-Branch at jjonesbranch@gmail.com. 5:00–7:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Capitol

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#1 | Transforming from a manager to a leader: Establishing a strengths-based team to support your center’s success 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 202AB

Developing and motivating an effective team is a critical part of the success of any early education program. This workshop will provide an overview of the differences between managing and leading a team, introduce the theory of collaborative leadership, and teach the progressive stages of team development. Participants will leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to best utilize all members of their school’s team in order to identify and achieve strategic goals and outcomes for their program.

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Featured Session #2 | Strategies for eliminating the achievement gap in early childhood education 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 202AB

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NAEYC’s Black Caucus is focused on raising awareness in ECE about the complex issues surrounding the achievement gap. As a means of elevating the academic engagement of Black and Latino children, diverse scholars and practitioners have written about the cultural capital that children of color bring to educational settings. It matters not only what is taught, Barbara Bowman Kirsten Cole but how it is taught. This interactive session will bring to life the May 2018 Special Issue of Young Children on the achievement gap by examining several of the recommendations made. Let’s further delineate what it looks like when families and communities of color and ECE administrators, teachers, and teacher educators build on each other’s strengths for the benefit of children. Awareness, after all, must be followed by informed action if the very real issue of the achievement gap that starts early and has steadfastly persisted is to be overcome. Maurice Sykes Ronald Ferguson Jerlean Daniel, early childhood consultant; Barbara Bowman, Erikson Institute; Maurice Sykes, Early Childhood Leadership Institute; David Johns, National Black Justice Coalition; Kirsten Cole, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York; Ronald Ferguson, Harvard University; Diandra Verwayne, New York City Public Schools Thank you to our sponsor of this Featured Session, HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

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#3 | Affiliate Leadership Day 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Liberty Salon L Affiliate board members and staff are invited to register for Affiliate Leadership Day. Planned jointly by the NAEYC Affiliate Advisory Council and staff, this day is designed to inspire and build leadership throughout our Affiliate network. Advance registration is required through the Affiliate Relations Department. Seating is limited. For more information, please contact the Affiliate Relations team at affiliate@naeyc.org.

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S Advocacy/Public Policy #4 | The Empowerment Project: Early childhood professionals as agents of change 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 149AB This workshop aims to infuse the field with revolutionary approaches to overcoming some of early childhood’s biggest challenges. Inspired by the use of design thinking principles and shaped by the collective wisdom of the participants involved, we will generate a shared vision for our workforce and use a creative process to design creative solutions for addressing the issues in early childhood education that impact our everyday lives. Participants will engage in large and small group work and a mix of hands-on activities to (a) define the broader social and political forces shaping the early childhood fields, (b) explore their relationship to change, (c) examine the assumptions and attitudes that divide our workforce, and (d) generate workforce-driven solutions to overcoming the field’s most challenging issues. Lisa Guerrero, Positive Spin, LLC; Ellen Drolette, Positive Spin LLC Adults

Arts (Performing & Visual Arts) #5 | Promoting a growth mindset through Art as a Way of Learning® 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 145A This interactive workshop will share findings from an Art as a Way of Learning (AWL) initiative that examined how a growth mindset is activated and developed through teacher–artist collaborations in four early childhood classrooms (ages 2 through 5). This inquiry expands our understanding of the collaboration process and reveals the challenges ECE teachers and community artists address, both personally and with children, in promoting a growth mindset through artistic learning. Classroom teachers and visiting artists will share their stories and engage participants in meaningful visual and theater artmaking experiences that highlight a growth mindset. The presentations will highlight how AWL collaboration with community artists in theater and visual arts can support teachers’ development and strengthen a growth mindset in children. Christina Lincoln, Northampton Community College; Karen Klein, Northampton Community College; Mark McKenna, Northampton Community College; William Christine, Northampton Community College

Cognitive Development #6 | Building cognitive capacity to support school readiness 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 145A This interactive session for advanced teachers will explore the recent research as it relates not only to school readiness but positively impacts executive functioning and self-regulation skills. During the presentation, teachers will be asked to examine their current practice and decide if their strategies are effective. Teachers will also identify,

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Curriculum—Theories & Approaches #7 | Project-based learning in all-day kindergarten: Standards, assessment, examples, and more 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 147A The all-day kindergarten offers unique opportunities to devote time to projects, and in this session you will learn about the essential steps in conducting projects, how to integrate early learning standards into projects, and how to conduct assessment for learning in the context of projects. Presenters will showcase multiple real-life kindergarten projects, with themes of joyful learning, engagement, and creativity. Presenters will also share strategies for integrating learning standards, conducting assessments, and completing a project cycle, as well as modifying the daily schedule to accommodate projects. Michael Haslip, Drexel University; Dominic Gullo, Drexel University; Gayle Mindes, DePaul University; Katie Benson, Ball State University Kindergartners

#8 | The essence of infant/toddler curriculum: PITC’s approach to infant- and toddler-initiated learning experiences 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 207A This session will explore how to understand and develop curricula for infants and toddlers. It will distinguish between planning the facilitation and expansion of infant- and toddler-initiated learning experiences and the development of lesson plans. Presenters will identify and explore learning themes upon which infants and toddlers gradually grow their knowledge, as well as ways to integrate learning across developmental domains as part of curriculum planning. Participants will (a) examine core learning themes that are essential parts of the infant/toddler learning experience and identify ways to include them in curriculum development and (b) learn strategies to have curriculum planning spur learning in different developmental domains simultaneously. J. Ronald Lally, WestEd; Peter Mangione, WestEd; Arlene Paxton, WestEd; Amber Morabito, WestEd Infants and Toddlers

#9 | Education as relationship: Living and learning the democratic ideal in early childhood settings 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 146B This session will examine the meaning of Loris Malaguzzi’s metaphor of “education as relationship” and daily life interpretations that result in the creation of opportunities for young children and their families and teachers to be in authentic, respectful, and reciprocal relationships and experiences with each other and with the world

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S beyond—in short, to live and learn the democratic ideal that all people, indeed all living things, have value and worth. We will discuss organizational decisions related to staffing and makeup of children’s groups, as well as strategies to create environments and opportunities in the daily lives of children that reflect this ideal. Margie Cooper, North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA); Lella Gandini, North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA); Brenda Coggins, The Young School; Laura Jackman, DC Reggio Emilia Alliance; Melissa Williamson, Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center; Jeanne Goldhaber, North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA); Jamie Bell, Horace Mann Elementary School, District of Columbia Public Schools

#10 | Creating thinking classrooms: The essential components 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 152AB The ability to think well is the foundation of a successful, happy, and healthy adulthood. Neuroscience provides insights into how thinking develops and how to create a thinking person. To learn to think, children must do the thinking! In this session, participants will learn how children develop thinking skills, and they will be able to identify three essential components of a thinking classroom— physical environment, curriculum experiences, and teacher-child interactions—which support development of the ability to think. Judy Harris Helm, Best Practices Inc.; Pam Scranton, UPC Discovery Early Learning Center; Karrie Snider, University of Central Missouri; Tricia DeGraff, Academy for Integrated Arts

Diversity & Equity #11 | Supporting multiracial children and families 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 145B America is becoming more racially diverse, and educators and other adults in children’s lives need the thinking and strategies to support healthy development, which includes racial development. Multiracial children are seen as bridges between races and proof that negative attitudes about interracial relationships are declining. That may be true, but many multiracial children struggle with forming healthy racial identities. This interactive workshop will explore how children develop racial and multiracial identity and how adults can support healthy racial development. Participants will learn and practice research-based strategies that can limit the effect of internal and external racial messages through selfreflection and large- and small-group activities. Participants will leave with an action plan and resources to continue their work in supporting the development of all children. Ijumaa Jordan, Ijumaa Jordan Consulting/Harvest Educators Collaborative; Megan Madison, Brandeis University

#12 | The Can Do Philosophy: An asset-based approach to supporting dual language learners in early care and education programs 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 147B This interactive session introduces participants to the Can Do Philosophy, a mindset that highlights the linguistic and cultural assets that children, teachers, and families bring to early care and education settings. Participants will learn about the unique needs and experiences of dual language learners (DLLs) and discuss how to meaningfully and intentionally use DLLs’ linguistic and cultural assets to support their language development. Participants will explore tools designed to support language development and have opportunities to share and interact with each other, synthesize their learning, and plan for application within pre-K settings. Lorena Mancilla, WIDA; Patricia Blanco, WIDA Preschoolers

#13 | ”A” is for Activist: Stories and strategies for resistance 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 149AB During this interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to develop their activism skills. We will learn from seasoned early childhood educators and activists who will share their powerful stories of taking action for social justice. Participants will learn to identify and define relevant social problems and issues that are impacting early childhood communities, children, and families, and to develop their ability to join with others to plan and carry out collective action against exclusion, prejudice, and discrimination in early childhood contexts. Participants will leave the session inspired and equipped with concrete strategies to make a difference in their classrooms, workplaces, and communities. Meghan Gowin, Texas A & M University–Commerce; Alissa Mwenelupembe, Ball State University; Jamie Solomon, University of Michigan, Flint; Nadia Jaboneta, Pacific Primary; Christina Martinez, Sacramento City Unified School District; Peggy Haack, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Adults

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #14 | Young children’s racial identity matters 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 144AB Join us for an important conversation about race and young children as we share information about P.R.I.D.E. (Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education), a University of Pittsburgh, Office of Child Development program that is working to support Black children’s positive racial identity. Children as young as 6 months recognize skin color differences. By 3 years, the majority of children, regardless of their race, demonstrate a White preference. Members of the P.R.I.D.E. team will discuss their findings from a yearlong study and the program that has evolved from the research. The focus of the session will be the significance of race in early education, including the recent literature on implicit bias. The session will offer practitioners opportunities to explore their own racial journeys, engage in stimulating dialogue about ways to introduce conversations about race, and participate in hands-on activities designed to generate peer-to-peer exchange. Aisha White, University of Pittsburgh; Medina Jackson, University of Pittsburgh Adults

#15 | ”A time for ourselves”: Discussion about and formation of safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender educators and straight allies 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 144C In this workshop, the facilitators will lead participants through discussions and scenarios to discuss how LGBT early childhood members and their straight allies are supported in their schools, centers, and communities. Through interactive discussions, the presenters will assist in problem-solving issues that have arisen for the attendees. This is an opportunity for LGBT educators and straight allies to support each other, providing a safe space and a forum to share strategies that support ECE educators who are LGBT. Robin Fox, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Brian Silveira, Pacific Primary Adults

#16 | Use of Native language and other best practices in education for Indigenous students 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 147A Presenters will discuss successes and challenges of diverse programs and implementation of culturally appropriate education for Native students. Hear views from representatives of Indigenous language immersion schools, tribal schools, urban schools, and universities serving Native students, as well as language loss/ revitalization experts. Information will be shared on implementing Native language into early learning centers, both in immersion and non-immersion classrooms, and how to use Native language in a meaningful way, especially with providers who aren’t fluent. Participants will learn how to support children in tribal communities with developmental delays who either do not qualify for early

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intervention services in their state, or where there are existing gaps in services delivery. Cathy Gutierrez-Gomez, University of New Mexico

#17 | Strength in hope, success in action: Supporting the dreams and possibilities of Latino children and families 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 147B This annual session presented by the Latino Interest Forum brings together an analysis of current research, innovative practices, policy ramifications, and the collective commitment for quality care and learning opportunities for all children. Speakers will provide overviews of current research, trends, and practices being implemented in various corners of the country. They will highlight programs that positively impact Latino families and children in rural and urban America and that authentically make a difference in the lives of children. Luis A. Hernandez, TTAS/Western Kentucky University; Jorge Saenz De Viteri, STG International, Inc

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S Educator/Teacher Preparation #18 | ACCESS to Shared Knowledge: Best practices in early childhood teacher preparation 8:15–11:15 a.m. Marriott Marquis, Independence Salon A/B/C Participants will be involved in roundtable discussions about the latest topics in teacher preparation. They also will learn to identify best practices in early childhood education and incorporate the latest information into early childhood teacher preparation. Sharon Carter, Davidson County Community College; Debra Murphy, Cape Cod Community College; Gayle Dilling, Olympic College; Nancy Gabriel, Onondaga Community College; Carrie Nepstad, Harold Washington College; Anu Sachdev, Lehigh Carbon Community College; Jill Harrison, Delta College; Pat Martin, Onondaga Community College Adults

#19 | National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) conference and meeting: Leading the way and advocating for quality through early childhood teacher education 8:15 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Independence Salon D/E Early childhood teacher educators will come together to discuss leadership and advocacy in the field of early childhood teacher education. Poster and roundtable presentations will provide opportunities for attendees to participate in discussions with presenters related to the various presentation topics connected to the conference theme: Leading the Way and Advocating for Quality Through Early Childhood Teacher Education. In addition, the keynote speaker will invite participants to reflect upon their own professional practice in the field of early childhood teacher education. Pamela Evanshen, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE); Angela Baum, University of South Carolina; Will Parnell, Portland State University; Kelly Baker, University of Central Oklahoma; Tracey Crowe, University of Arkansas; Cynthia DiCarlo, Louisiana State University; Vickie Lake, University of Oklahoma; Reginald Williams, South Carolina State University

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and show examples of natural playscapes from around the world. Participants will create their own natural playscape designs and discuss curriculum ideas and implementations strategies in small and large groups. We will discuss the basic elements of playscape design—changing topography, creating pathways, and adding boulders, sand, and water. Rusty Keeler, Just Play Project

Family Engagement & Support #21 | Transforming trauma in preschool: Applying an attachment framework and reflective practice to increase parent engagement, improve child safety and developmental outcomes, and enhance professional development 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 159AB This session will highlight the challenging impact of trauma for children, caregivers, families, and professionals in a therapeutic preschool program with parent support services. Central to the workshop will be the demonstration of how to apply an attachment framework and reflective practices for the benefit of all. A balance of theory, real-world classroom scenes, and staff-support activities will be presented. Video recordings of classroom scenes will also help illustrate core concepts of attachment theory, particularly drawing on the Circle of Security developmental paradigm. The session will spotlight techniques for increasing children’s safety and social-emotional development, as well as strategies for effective parent engagement, including crisis support. Presenters will offer key ingredients in supporting quality classroom staff through a variety of reflective practice activities delivered on an individual and team basis. Jimmy Venza, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness; Anna Curtin, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness; Michelle Brennan, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness; Isabelle Rowe, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness; Marianela Rodousakis, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness; Saphire Colista, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness; Ilana Villatoro, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness Preschoolers

#20 | Natural playscapes: Designing outdoor play environments for the soul 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 146C This presenters will (a) introduce participants to the importance of connecting children with nature, (b) explore natural playscape design, history, and theory, (c) inspire hands-on design and drawing, (d) incorporate nature-based curriculum development and delivery, and (c) lead the group through project implementation and planning of yard transformations at their own facilities. The session will cover what a natural playscape is and why it is important, share the latest relevant data and research,

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S Global Perspectives #22 | Preschool citizenship: Young children as present-day citizens 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 204AB In this session, four DC public school teachers will discuss how they engaged the youngest learners to be citizens in the here-and-now. The Children are Citizens (CAC) project is premised on the belief that young children are not just future citizens but present-day citizens, with the right to express their opinions and engage in the cultural and civic activities of their city. Participants will discuss how to expand children’s understanding of citizenship beyond the classroom, how to use the rich cultural resources of their city to foster the idea of citizenship, and how to listen closely to children and document their observations to help children guide the project. Georgina Ardalan, District of Columbia Public Schools; James Reese, Washington International School; Kristen Gnau, District of Columbia Public Schools; Elizabeth Wyrsch Ba, District of Columbia Public Schools; Stephanie Aduso, District of Columbia Public Schools

#23 | How the fight for child care was won: How British Columbia’s $10aDay Plan is advancing gender equity and providing the very best start for its children 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 206 British Columbia’s $10aDay Child Care Plan is a classic example of how a small group of women can come together with an idea based on research, evidence, lived experience, and commitment and work together with many allies to make that idea a viable, concrete solution to a current public policy disaster. Province-wide momentum for $10aDay had been building since its launch in 2011 with a goal of bringing affordable quality child care to the province. Attendees will learn how about how the $10aDay campaign is making strides in advancing gender equity, providing the very best start for British Columbia’s children with a system of quality, affordable child care, and paying educators a decent wage for the important work they do. Sharon Gregson, Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia; Lynell Anderson, Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia

#24 | Chinese kindergarten (preschool) and international collaboration 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 206 This session will provide a brief picture of Chinese early child education with the intent of bridging the international gap in terms of ECE between China, the US, and other countries. Presenters hope to inspire US and global professionals by sharing Chinese kindergarten perspectives, including strategy, training, collaboration, technology, and standards by using video, music, internet, and case studies. Michelle Wang, Vtron; Yiling Zhang, Vtron/Hoing Kindergartners

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#25 | The global focus on early childhood 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 209AB Joan Lombardi will facilitate a discussion with multilateral funders and members of civil society on global priorities in early childhood development. Learn about the growing movement to invest in young children as the best way to support thriving societies. Following the panel presentation, NAEYC will provide an overview of our technical assistance with the Saudi Ministry of Education and its connection to their large scale societal reforms. Joan Lombardi, Bernard van Leer Foundation; Florencia Lopez Boo, Inter-American Development Bank; Shawn Powers, World Bank; Stephanie Olmore, NAEYC

Good Start—Chinese Language Track #26 | Implementing Developmentally Appropriate Practice in international classrooms 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 209AB Global early childhood education experts will highlight how implementing NAEYC’s Developmentally Appropriate Practice positively impacts international learning environments. This session will be presented in English and supported with Mandarin. Nili Luo, Southwestern College; Lea Ann Christenson, Towson University

Grandes Comienzos—Spanish #27 | Estrategias didácticas para el desarrollo del Pensamiento Lógico Matemático en el segundo ciclo de inicial y primer ciclo de la educación primaria. 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 154AB En este taller se muestran de manera práctica todas las estrategias que deben utilizar los docentes del segundo ciclo de inicial y primer ciclo de primaria, para desarrolla las destrezas del pensamiento lógico matemático. Para el logro de estos resultados, el taller proveerá a los participantes de las herramientas pedagógicas actualizadas que les ayuden a realizar el trabajo educacional acorde con los lineamientos curriculares y los estándares de una práctica docente de calidad. Juan Fermin, Instituto Superior de Formacion Docente Salome Urena Adults

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S Grandes Comienzos—Spanish #28 | ¡Todos Podemos Hacer Música! Exploraremos y descubriremos como la música sienta las bases para el manejo de todas las áreas de aprendizaje en la Educación Temprana. 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 101 Este taller ayudara a equipar educadores a desarrollar diferentes estrategias dentro del aula en su rutina diaria. Utilizando las experiencias musicales y la comprensión de cómo funciona el cerebro cuando se expone a la música. Los participantes descubrirán la importancia de la educación musical. Identificarán cómo la música ayuda en la educación de la primera infancia y cómo la música se relaciona con los estándares participando y explorando diferentes técnicas con actividades musicales. La investigación muestra que la música involucra al cerebro mientras estimula las vías neuronales asociadas con formas superiores de inteligencia como el pensamiento abstracto y la empatía. Los primeros años de vida en los que el cerebro se desarrolla a gran velocidad, cientos de nuevas neuronas están creciendo de manera masiva creando todas esas conexiones llamadas sinapsis. Estas sinapsis van construyendo puentes que posibilitan la comunicación y las interacciones entre los demás y proporcionan una base sólida para todo el aprendizaje y el comportamiento. Además, se ha descubierto que aprender música facilita el aprendizaje de otras materias como; lenguaje, escritura, lectura, memoria, razonamiento, resolución de problemas (conocimiento científico, pensamiento matemático), conductas, conciencia de su entorno, habilidades sociales, emocionales y desarrollo físico. Mariel Rivera, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County

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Grandes Comienzos—Spanish #29 | Creando un sistema de mentoría integral para la formación de educadoras 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 154AB Apoyar el desarrollo de los niños de una manera equitativa es clave para ver resultados de aprendizaje que duren toda la vida. Requiere de la individualización basada en las necesidades de cada niño y responder a la cultural y lenguaje de los niños y sus familias. Lo mismo es válido para el desarrollo profesional de las educadoras. Hay muchos factores que afectan la competencia de las educadoras y la capacidad de crecer y mejorar como profesionales en el campo de educación inicial. Actualmente, muchos enfoques de mentoría se basan en la mejora de las educadoras únicamente en áreas relacionadas al programa en sí, y no en aspectos como profesional, incluyendo su bien estar, su habilidad de reflexionar y resolver programas. En esta sesión, presentaremos una perspectiva integral para el apoyo a las educadoras que logre cambios significativos y sostenibles. Se presentarán casos de programas innovadores basados Texas y Washington, DC y se facilitará un diálogo abierto generando elementos de acción para que se pueda realizar cambios en sus programas dentro de una perspectiva de fortaleza. Jill McFarren Avilés, McFarren Aviles & Associates; Erika Flores, ChildrenFlow LLC Adults

Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors #30 | How to say what you mean—Finding your assertive voice, even when you just want to yell: What we say is more than the words we speak 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, West Salon I This workshop will highlight the importance of the focus we choose and the words we use in communicating with children. As educators, we are challenged to find ways to support a child’s ability to be cooperative and motivated. Much attention has been paid to nonverbal communication, and with good reason. Our intent, tone, and body language contribute to our messages. The goal of this workshop is for participants to understand the reasoning behind word choices and to experience the power of words through activities and examples. The session will be structured so that participants are able to experience the information on a personal level, give feedback to each other, and rehearse each new skill set as it is shared. Karen Hickman, independent educational consultant; Amy Speidel, Senders Pediatrics

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #31 | “Don’t make me use my teacher voice!” How to manage challenging behaviors for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and/or ADHD 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 103AB This session will address a number of different challenging behaviors that can be observed in the classroom and cause a disruption in the delivery of curriculum. Participants will learn a variety of simple strategies to implement with all students. Classroom management techniques will be shown and discussed. An overview of behaviors displayed by children with autism and ADHD will be shared, along with strategies in how to best serve children with special needs and behavior issues. You cannot control a child’s behavior, but you can control the environment. Amy Huebner, St. Philip’s College First- to Third-Graders

Health & Safety #32 | An afternoon with the AAP: Spit happens— Managing infectious diseases and chronic health needs of young children 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 145B In this interactive session, we will discuss the latest research and findings regarding health and safety in early education and child care settings. Participants will learn how to identify best practices for policies, training staff, and resources to address the management of infectious diseases and chronic health conditions, including exclusion and inclusion criteria. Charlotte Zia, American Academy of Pediatrics; Timothy Shope, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; Elaine Donoghue, Lehigh Valley Health Network

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Language & Literacy #33 | Presenting award-winning authors and illustrators whose books help early childhood educators nurture and stimulate the young child’s love of words, language, illustrations, and books 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 146A A panel of seven award-winning authors and illustrators and a literacy consultant will share their unique styles and perspectives and the ways they have chosen to engage and captivate young readers. They will discuss the impact of words and visuals, and the powerful synergy they create in presenting fun-to-read stories, in introducing and developing fascinating characters, and in introducing engaging fiction, nonfiction, and interactive books. The importance of rhyme, rhythm, repetition, and the stimulation of a child’s curiosity will be presented, as well as a discussion of the many merits of reading aloud to children. Donna Knoell, educational consultant and author; Bob Shea, Disney Publishing Worldwide; Karma Wilson, Simon and Schuster, Inc.; Susan Stockdale, Peachtree Publishers; Judy Sierra, Simon and Schuster, Inc.; Deborah Diesen, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; Dan Hanna, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; Lisa Papp, Peachtree Publishers

#34 | Conversation, comprehension, and collaboration: Building oral language and critical thinking skills in our youngest readers and writers 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, West Salon G This session examines key developmental principles and researchsupported instructional practices for prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers that engage young learners in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Teachers will focus on how to integrate and harness young children’s budding imagination and curiosity as they build the foundations for learning to read and write. Participants will practice several instructional strategies that engage young children in high-quality literature experiences and explore ways to link oral language, critical thinking, and literacy learning in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Linda Hamburg, Erikson Institute; Anna Jerabek, Erikson Institute Preschoolers

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #35 | Full STEAM ahead: Enhance and extend your read-aloud books and optimize your potential for STEAM success!

#38 | Connected teachers, happy families: Promoting positive school climate and teacher retention by creating a staff family

12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, West Salon G Learn about the newest nonfiction and fiction books with STEAM content, revisit the classics that are too valuable to leave out, and discover how they can all spark meaningful conversations and explorations of STEAM topics! Recognize simple strategies that will help you to interact with ALL children successfully—specifically, the ones who have the “truck” or “dinosaur” gene! Identify quality children’s books that promote a lifelong joy of reading and being read to, while increasing literacy skills, social and emotional development, and cognitive growth. Marilyn Peterson, education consultant; Isabel Baker, The Book Vine for Children Preschoolers

12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 143AB This session supports administrators in creating a compassionate, connected staff family as the foundation for positive school climate. Each classroom environment is embedded within the context of the entire school environment, so we must start at the top when creating positive learning environments. One of the many reasons teachers leave schools is lack of motivation and support from administrators and coworkers, and turnover affects quality of care, child outcomes, and family engagement. Participants in this session will learn about several ideas and methods for increasing the socialemotional health of their entire school family and will be able to create a plan for implementing intentional strategies and practices to motivate, encourage, and develop positive connections between administrators and teachers and extend these connections to individual classrooms. Nicole Mercer, Peaceful Classrooms, LLC; Lindsey Merrick, The School of Arts and Sciences at the Centre Adults

Learning Environment #36 | ”Why can’t we go up the slide?” Addressing risk in children’s lives in America and Beijing 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 143AB Have you ever said “No building above your shoulder!” or “Don’t climb up the slide!” or “That’s too dangerous!”? If you have, then this workshop is for you. We will discuss the importance of risk taking in young children’s development both in the US and in China. We will assess whether too much caution is creating children who are unable to calculate risk perception and develop other crucial skills such as problem solving, developing friendships, and learning their own strengths and limitations. Have we become so averse to lawsuits that we have stifled children’s development and ability to develop critical skills for success? Carol Weisheit, Illinois Central College; Jessica Frederick, Metcalf School; YuHua Chen, HS Education, Inc.

#37 | Creating a center culture that connects us all: From incorporating skills of kindness and empathy to establishing rituals and traditions that build a strong community 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 146B In this session, participants will (a) examine and discuss what goes into creating a caring, connected community that embraces diversity for all; (b) identify and share ideas that create a culture of kindness and empathy from classroom to center level that includes children, families, and staff; and (c) examine and develop tangible ideas for creating rituals and traditions that facilitate a diverse community of caring. Jacky Howell, azspire, llc; Sabina Zeffler, School for Friends; Makai Kellogg, School for Friends; Berna Artis, School for Friends

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Mathematics #39 | If you build it, they will come: Purposeful integration of mathematics within STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, West Salon H While research confirms that young children will intuitively use materials such as blocks or LEGOs to engineer elaborate structures, this informal activity benefits from the intentional planning of teachers to encourage a deeper understanding of formal mathematical concepts. This session presents strategies to enhance children’s engineering activity through explicit math instruction, which can occur in both teacher-directed as well as child-initiated (e.g., play) contexts. The presenter will focus on the mathematical content and specific skills that young children encounter during developmentally appropriate, meaningful, and playful STEAM-related projects and explorations. Brian Mowry, Frog Street Press Preschoolers

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #40 | Oh, the math they’ll know! Using differentiated math games as a teaching strategy in pre-K through grade 2 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m.. Washington Convention Center, Room 150B Come prepared to play math games using easily found manipulatives such as cards, dice, and dominoes that teach the following early numeracy concepts: counting; comparing numbers; learning numbers to 10, 20, and beyond; place value; strategies for developing operational and computational fluency; and more. Participants will learn how to (a) create effective math stations and to differentiate for small group instruction, (b) incorporate math journal and math talk extensions into their math games, and (c) use game response for formative assessments. Game boards will be provided for participants to take back to their classrooms. Ideas for follow-up differentiation will be shown for each game so that participants leave the workshop with a wide variety of strategies to implement in order to meet the needs of all learners in their classrooms. Jane Felling, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

#41 | Using picture books to help children see and talk about math all around them 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 151B In this workshop, teachers, librarians, and other educators will identify and examine powerful characteristics of picture books that promote mathematical discourse and discovery. Through video analysis and hands-on activities, participants will explore the connections between stories, play, life experiences, and big ideas in early math. They will participate in a story-time session, followed by a reflective discussion of the experience, with a focus on language and visual supports that provide math learning opportunities for all children. Laura Grandau, Erikson Institute; Lauren Solarski, Erikson Institute; Mary Hynes-Berry, Erikson Institute Kindergartners

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Music #42 | Music learning supports all learning! Music-andmovement activities that naturally support children’s development in key early learning domains 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 140AB In today’s standards- and assessments-driven education climate, having tools to support children’s development in fun and holistic ways has become paramount, especially in early childhood. In this interactive session, participants will be introduced to the ways in which they can use enjoyable and developmentally appropriate music-and-movement activities to naturally support children’s learning and development in key developmental domains, regardless of musical ability. Presenters will break down the connections between music-making and early learning domains, present recent research in the field, and explore music-andmovement activity ideas and techniques that participants can use right away in their work with children. Participants will learn new songs, and group work will explore how easy it is to adapt classic children’s songs to achieve the greatest developmental benefits for all children. Lauren Guilmartin, Music Together Worldwide; Lili Levinowitz, Music Together Worldwide Preschoolers

Play #43 | Story dictation and dramatization: A power play across the early childhood curriculum 8:15–11:15 a.m. Marriott Marquis, Liberty Salon N/O/P This session will focus on the unique role that story dictation and dramatization play in supporting the development of mathematical understanding, scientific inquiry, and language and literacy skills in young children, including dual language learners. Participants will learn how story dictation and dramatization can be intentionally and effectively used in the classroom to further children’s learning, such as developing concepts, learning vocabularies, and understanding the central literacy elements, including narrative structure, character, and setting. Jie-Qi Chen, Erikson Institute; Barbara Bowman, Erikson Institute; Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute; Luisiana Melendez, Erikson Institute; Lisa Ginet, Erikson Institute; Mary Hynes-Berry, Erikson Institute

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #44 | Teaching with the body in mind: A dialogue about supporting children’s essential need to move to learn in all developmental domains 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 143C How do children make meaning in the world? First and foremost, they learn through their bodies. However, we often teach children to disconnect from their bodies by asking them to “sit still” or “keep your hands to yourself.” Research is beginning to show that young children learn best when using their whole body. In fact, some learning cannot even happen until children have mastered sophisticated movements with their bodies. For example, by developing their core strength, they will be able to sit and draw. Through videos of children moving both inside the classroom and in the outdoor environment, participants will be asked to examine their own assumptions about rough-and-tumble play, including such things as risk taking and aggression. The documentation will also be used for participants in small groups to practice risk/benefit analysis of big body play. Thomas Bedard, Saint Paul Public Schools; Mike Huber, St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development; Ross Thompson, University of Minnesota; Joey Schoen, Dodge Nature Preschool Preschoolers

#45 | Exploring current trends in the research on and application of play policies and practices 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 144AB Play has served as an essential component for whole child development in the lives of children for generations. Engaging in daily episodes of play transpose home and school allows for stimulation of the sensory spectrum that invigorates the spirit and enlivens the soul. In this session, prominent play scholars from across the country will present current empirical research across multiple disciplines, examining various aspects and complexities associated with current play policies and practices and offering research-based practical strategies for including play as an essential component of whole child development. Michael Patte, Bloomsburg University; James Johnson, The Pennsylvania State University; Marcia Nell, Millersville University; Jeff Trawick-Smith, Eastern Connecticut State University; Olga Jarrett, Georgia State University; John Sutterby, University of Texas San Antonio; Lynn Cohen, Long Island University; Tugce Tuncdemir, The Pennsylvania State University

#46 | Tools for advocacy: Communicating the importance of play 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Chinatown Play is important to humans because it supports all of the domains in every stage of development, yet educators often face the challenge of defending play. In this session, each presenter will provide information designed to empower participants to serve as advocates for play. The presentations will portray topics such as playground literacy, the wisdom of theorists, data from recent research projects, and personal reflections about utilizing tools for advocacy. We will advocate for play in a persuasive way. Vivien Geneser, Texas A&M University–San Antonio; LaDonna Atkins, University of Central Oklahoma; John Sutterby, University of Texas San Antonio; Reece Wilson, James Madison University; Debra Lawrence, Delaware Community College; Joanna Cemore Brigden, Missouri State University; Marcy Guddemi, International Play Association

#47 | A variety of play: Definitions, functions, and benefits 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Liberty Salon N/O/P In this session, presenters will discuss why it is important for the field to have clear definitions of play and what the benefits of such delineations are to the classroom practice. Participants will engage in four types of play—math games, guided inquiry, imaginative words, and technological gadgets—and experience the various benefits of these play forms to teaching and learning process. Participants will also compare and contrast different types of play with regard to their uses—such as building new vocabulary, engaging in new discoveries, and deepening concept understanding. Presenters will discuss strategies to implement various play forms throughout the daily routines to promote the intellectual and social-emotional development of young children. Jie-Qi Chen, Erikson Institute; Barbara Bowman, Erikson Institute; Jennifer McCray, Erikson Institute; Mary Hynes-Berry, Erikson Institute; Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Erikson Institute; Tamara Kaldor, Erikson Institute

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #48 | Managing the hard stuff: How to support play and learning through risk, exclusion, and trauma

#49 | From play to practice: The wisdom and practice of self-active play education

12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Shaw/LeDroit Park When children play, they make their own choices, are immersed in the moment, and are spontaneous and unscripted. However, the very spontaneity that makes play “play” is also what causes some early childhood educators to limit children’s play. Risky or rough play, social exclusion, and stress/trauma-induced play reactions often cause teachers to react by ending play and avoiding difficult issues. Yet these play experiences can be the context in which children learn and develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. The presenters in this session will offer educators a reflective process to understand the learning potential and to guide children through such encounters positively. Examples of taking risks in play will be provided from observations at a zoo’s outdoor adventure playground, where children’s risky and rough play allowed for them to learn spatial awareness and how to control their bodies, negotiate rules, and confront challenges. Debora Wisneski, University of Nebraska Omaha; Anne Karabon, University of Nebraska Omaha; Kerry-Ann Escayg, University of Nebraska Omaha; Amanda Steiner, University of Nebraska Omaha; Julie Nicholson, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies

12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 146A In this interactive, hands-on session, participants will engage in a series of unique and enjoyable play experiences using a variety of open-ended, reusable resources. Attendees will gain an awareness of how the practice of self-active play aids in (a) focusing the mind, (b) stimulating the imagination, (c) promoting problem solving, (d) strengthening reasoning with higher levels of cognitive complexity, and (e) developing a deeper appreciation for the power of selfactive play as a creative, meaning-making activity. Learn how to transform your professional practice to incorporate self-active play in your classroom. Discover how to use it as a tool to develop more effective and enjoyable adult learning and in the teaching of mathematics, science, literacy, art, and social studies, while also improving social emotional well-being. Marcia Nell, Millersville University; Walter Drew, Institute for Self Active Education (ISAE); Jim Johnson, Penn State University; Michael Patte, Bloomsburg University; Baji Rankin, New Mexico AEYC; Robin Ploof, Champlain College; Heather Ha, CHI St. Joseph’s Children’s Health; Sean Durham, Auburn University

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance #50 | Becoming an Effective Early Childhood Professional Development Provider: Interactive, participant-centered professional development strategies 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 144C Do you design and lead professional development for adults? Do you wonder why you are standing in front of a room full of grownups when you are far more comfortable leading 4-year-olds at circle time? If so, this session is for you! Becoming an Effective Early Childhood Professional Development Provider is a train-the-trainer curriculum created to increase the skills of early childhood leaders who have content knowledge but little background in designing and delivering professional development. You will leave this handson, minds-on session with tons of great ideas to incorporate into your future professional development sessions—including openers, closers, refreshers, and rechargers—whether you are teaching early childhood practitioners about developmentally appropriate practice, sharing behavior strategies with family members at a parents workshop, or planning to present at an upcoming conference. Jaye Harvey, Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development Adults

#51 | Beginning, building, and succeeding: Being an effective consultant in early childhood education 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 204C In this session, a panel of experienced consultants will share their insights and the strategies they have used to build their consulting practices for supporting early childhood educators. New and experienced consultants will be able to learn techniques for setting up their business and for providing professional development to early childhood providers in a variety of settings. Other topics will include goal setting, planning, and developing a consulting implementation plan. With the growing number of consultant roles in the field, a greater knowledge of diverse requirements—for both content and funding compliance—is necessary. We’ll discuss how to make it work for you! Michelle Barnea, Innovations in Early Learning; Robert Gundling, Better Futures LLC; Andrea Sobel, independent consultant Adults

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#52 | Strategies for creating a deliberately developmental school culture that holistically supports the professional growth of teachers 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 159AB The focus of this workshop is to share key strategies for school leaders to inspire educators to be fully committed to their own professional growth and development. Presenters will explore how a deliberately developmental organization (DDO) supports each individual’s unique desire to reach their full potential. Participants will learn innovative and empowering ways to build a school culture that is deeply aligned with each teacher’s desire to grow and develop. The session will be centered around the fundamental issues that school leaders face, including (a) how to motivate and inspire teachers to continually grow and develop, (b) how to infuse positive energy into all aspects of the school culture, (c) how to take meaningful actions to improve the school culture, and (d) how to embrace change. Susan MacDonald, Inspiring New Perspectives Adults

#53 | The Velcro effect: Creating trainings that stick 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 204C Creating a research- and evidence-based training requires thought and adequate preparation. This session will provide those who train adults with hands-on practice in developing training sessions. Trainers will leave with resources and new ideas to use in developing their next training. Participants will identify and discuss the six principles of adult learning, the components of effective training sessions, and training methods and presentation techniques. Karen Davis Platt, ICF; Jackie Taylor, ICF; Barbara McCreedy, ICF Adults

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics #54 | The heartbeat and flow of teaching: Leading with compassion, celebrating with passion, and connecting with collaboration! 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 143C This interactive workshop is designed to discover the compassionate leader in you, investigate your passions and leadership dispositions for teaching, and identify the power of teamwork and communication skills for effective collaboration. Explore effective ways to mold your personal leadership style by discovering the power of flow and investigating attributes that create flow and passion into the heartbeat of teaching. Educators will envision themselves as leaders in early childhood and examine their leadership strengths as well. It’s time to find your direction and listen to the spark that lights your heart by leading with compassion, celebrating passion, and connecting with collaboration. Kathleen Harris, Seton Hill University Adults

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management #55 | Do your personnel policies and procedures measure up? Identifying essential personnel policies and procedures that are legally sound and reflect current law 8:15–11:15 a.m. Marriott Marquis, Shaw/LeDroit Park All employers, whether they operate a small child care center or are part of a child care conglomerate, face the risk of being involved in an employee lawsuit. This is especially true today, as it is estimated that employee lawsuits have risen some 400% percent in the past 20 years. These lawsuits cost employers a great deal of time and money, but many of these legal actions can be avoided by simply having effective and well-written policies and procedures in place. Participants will be provided with a sample table of contents that outlines important personnel policies particular to the needs of child care agencies. We will discuss each topic, why the particular policy is important to the agency, and the legally correct language related to each policy. Areas such as at-will employment, hiring, termination, and disciplinary policies will be discussed. We will also look at the recent updates in the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave and how to write policies that adequately address the updates. Discussion will also focus on new trends in policies, particularly social networking and cell phone policies. Ronald McGuckin, Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates Adults

#56 | Making the most of meetings: The director’s role as facilitator 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, West Salon H Meetings are the glue that holds early childhood organizations together. Whether it’s a weekly staff meeting, a monthly parent meeting, or an annual board meeting, directors rely on meetings as the primary vehicle for communicating information, identifying and solving problems, and making new decisions and modifying old ones. There is no avoiding it: skill in facilitating meetings is essential for effective program management. This interactive session is filled with practical tips and technologies to help you lead more engaging and productive meetings. You’ll learn how to accomplish more work in less time and have more fun in the process. Jill Bella, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership; Lindsey Engelhardt, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Adults

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Research #57 | Exploring the preschool expulsion phenomenon through the lenses of research, practice, and policy 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 208AB This presentation provides a rich account of preschool expulsion and exclusionary discipline in New York City preschools and its impact on children and their families. Preschool expulsions have become a growing national problem. Although several states have begun restricting or banning the use of expulsions in preschool, this has not deterred preschools from resorting to expulsions. Participants will learn how to (a) articulate how exclusionary discipline practices negatively impact both children and their families, (b) reflect on how implicit biases and job stress impact the decisions they make in their classrooms, and (c) develop a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, their role as change-makers in the field. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how teacher professional development in the areas of social-emotional learning, cultural and emotional responsiveness to children’s needs, and stress management are important strategies to mitigate the practice of exclusionary discipline practices. Chin Reyes, Yale University; Kelvin Chan, Robin Hood Foundation; Lisa Gordon, Bank Street College of Education Preschoolers

Science #58 | To pin or not to pin: Choosing, using, and sharing science resources online 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 150A Early childhood educators often use social media to look for or disseminate STEM resources; however, the educational quality of these STEM activities varies widely. Poor-quality STEM resources can reduce children’s learning of science and STEM concepts to rote learning, minimizing opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving. The presenters of this session created a tool to help teachers evaluate the quality of online STEM activities. This presentation will provide and describe a set of guiding questions that teachers can use to reflect on STEM resources and ensure they are choosing high-quality activities that reflect research and best practices in science education. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the tool, use it to evaluate an online activity of their choice, and revise and expand on the activity to enrich its STEM quality. Sherri Peterson, University of Northern Iowa; Peggy Ashbrook, The Early Years columnist, NSTA; Cindy Hoisington, Education Development Center (EDC); Beth Van Meeteren, University of Northern Iowa; Sonia Yoshizawa, East Tennessee State University; Sandy Chilton, Austin ISD; Joseph Robinson, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School Preschoolers

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #59 | The “E” in STEM: Demystifying STEM 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 150B Engineering happens every day in early learning environments. In this hands-on, interactive session, we will demystify engineering by clarifying what engineering is and identifying ways engineering is naturally incorporated in the work and play of children. We will examine how providing intriguing loose parts and facilitating problem solving using the design process are the heart of engineering. Participants will learn how to foster an engineering mindset in children by focusing on process, not just outcomes, when facilitating their play and investigations. Come tinker with materials and experience engineering firsthand! Diane Spahn, Kodo Kids; Kasey Kile, Kodo Kids Preschoolers

#60 | Ramps and Pathways: A fun integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 151A Ramps and Pathways is a physical science and engineering activity involving inclined planes and the movement of objects that is both developmentally appropriate and intellectually rigorous. An integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, it appeals to children’s interests and desires to figure out how the physical world works and to modify the physical world to make something interesting happen. In this hands-on session, participants will use marbles, objects that roll and do not roll, and various materials that can be used as ramps to build ramp structures and investigate the movement of marbles and other objects on inclined planes. They will explore force and motion by using the ramp materials to investigate the movement of objects on inclines so that they can foster children’s exploration and investigation of physical science, design, engineering, and technology. Beth Van Meeteren, University of Northern Iowa; Sherri Peterson, University of Northern Iowa

Social/Emotional Development #61 | ”Is he a girl?” Welcoming children who are gender fluid into our early childhood spaces 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 140AB Gender identity begins in early childhood. During this workshop, we will discuss gender identity with specific attention to young children who are gender fluid or transgender. We will discuss language to use, some statistics, and share some stories of children. We will also share how we can change our language, curriculum, materials in the environment, songs we sing, and books we share with children to develop an inclusive environment for children whose gender is fluid. Finally, we will offer participants a number of scenarios related to children who are transgender and discuss how to work with other families and teachers on these issues. Robin Fox, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Erica Schepp, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

#62 | Elements of a peaceable classroom 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 146C In this session, presenters will discuss the elements of a peaceable classroom, with suggestions for implementation and curriculum. The attendees will develop an understanding of teacher dispositions, routines, and characteristics of the essential social and emotional life skills for children, and be able to identify strategies and resources to build and sustain a peaceable program. Participants will also learn how to identify caring dispositions for nurturing, cultural competence, empathy, and resilience, while teaching negotiation skills and creating a safe classroom community. Donna Satterlee, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Barbara Garrett, Anne Arundel Community College; Flora Gee, Greenbelt Children’s Center; Rosalie Merryweather, Impact Child Development Center; Christina Lopez, MDAEYC; Michelle Leneski, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Preschoolers

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #63 | ”My mommy is an addict; my daddy is a unicorn”: Nurturing resilience in children living with substance use disorder through fairytales, storytelling, and play 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 203AB One in four children live in homes impacted by substance use disorder or addiction. Most professional development and prevention efforts are targeted to middle- and high school teachers and students. Recent research on both the disease and its impact on young children shows that these efforts should also be targeted toward early childhood as well. This workshop will examine the current research on substance use disorder and how living with it influences children’s social-emotional and cognitive development. The good news is that resilience is a key protective factor, and many early childhood practices can be used to promote resilience! A neurodevelopmental model of resilience will be explored. Participants will actively participate in identifying current classroom practices that nurture resilience and learn the brain-based reasons why. Specific strategies involving fairytales, storytelling (both teacher and child), and play will be shared and experienced, with connections made to the protective factors for resilience. Teachers will leave the workshop with classroom-ready ideas for promoting resilience in the context of a developmentally appropriate, literacy-rich curriculum that meets the needs of all young children. Stephanie Goloway, Community College of Allegheny County

#64 | Where Oliver fits: Using a children’s story to explore the importance of helping children feel that they are all welcome in our classrooms 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 207B This hands-on, interactive session will use activities to stimulate awareness of the need for all children to feel a sense of belonging. We will begin by reading the story “Where Oliver Fits,” by Cale Atkinson, to help each participant connect with their own feelings about belonging. We will discuss the ramifications of what could happen in children’s futures as a result of feeling alienated during those all-important first years of brain development, and how children might turn to gangs as a way to belong when they don’t feel welcome anywhere else. Presenters will introduce participants to resources designed to create safe and welcoming classrooms, including “Creating the School Family,” by Dr. Becky Bailey. We will brainstorm many ideas and have participants choose ones that they feel will work in their own classrooms. Joyce Kinney, Step Up to Quality Nebraska

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#65 | Positive Discipline’s Class Meetings model: Social and emotional learning that builds community and connection 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 203AB No more punishment? No rewards? No praise? What else is there? Positive Discipline Class Meetings teach important social and emotional life skills so students learn self-control and problemsolving skills. This benefits students long term and helps decrease teachers’ stress related to classroom management. Through daily experiential lessons, children learn effective communication and problem-solving skills for self-control and working together to find solutions. Research suggests that integrated daily practice is necessary for effective social and emotional learning. Positive Discipline’s Class Meetings model provides this structure and a specific format that helps build community and connection as students experience the meaningful process of coming together to encourage one another and problem-solve as a group. Kelly Gfroerer, Positive Discipline Association Kindergartners

#66 | Are your practices trauma informed? Recognize what you are already doing, and discover what your next steps can be 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 204AB Young children are the population most vulnerable to maltreatment, stress, and trauma. Exposure to abuse, neglect, and other forms of toxic stress can impact development and may lead to a disability or delay. Supporting young children and their families requires a multitiered approach, with a strong foundation in proactive, preventative practices that nurture resilience. This interactive session will deepen your understanding of the need for intentional, trauma-informed practices to support vulnerable children and families. You will engage in a hands-on activity to reflect on current practices, learn the research base that supports trauma-informed practices, and discuss how early childhood practitioners can partner with families to find a customized implementation in the home environment. Karin Spencer, Loudoun County Public Schools; Lorelei Pisha, Early Intervention Partnerships Preschoolers

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #67 | When teachers face themselves: Learning what makes us tick emotionally when young children need our attention 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 207B Early childhood teachers are taught strategies as a quick fix to control children’s behaviors. Self-reflection about what makes adults tick emotionally is critical in helping children manage their own feelings. This presentation challenges early childhood teachers to reflect on how we perceive children’s need for attention in connection with how we remember being treated as young children, and to find strategies for responding to children in ways that support emotional health and development and help children thrive. Tamar Jacobson, Rider University Adults

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State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS #69 | Leveling the playing field: An in-depth look into building a statewide framework for early childhood educators 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 208AB North Carolina has established a framework for comprehensive support to licensed early childhood educators in nonpublic schools—the Early Educator Support, Licensure, and Professional Development (EESLPD) framework. North Carolina’s journey, from inception to the current service delivery model, will provide participants with a solid developmental model, including development stages, strategic planning, resource allocation, creative financing, team development, program study and evaluation, and lessons learned. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and bring up related issues for dialogue and collective problem solving. Through this platform, presenters hope to connect with and support other states that may be in the early stages of program development, as well as states that may be in the later stages of development and can offer guidance in continual improvement. Amanda Vestal, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Deborah Saperstein, East Carolina University Preschoolers

Teaching & Instructional Practices #70| Make space for a makerspace: How to integrate makerspace and tinkering activities into any classroom 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 103AB Come see how to create a tinkering space in your own classroom and how to integrate content standards into the activities. Learn about how tinkering addresses 21st century skills, the increase in engagement when tinkering is added to the classroom, what a makerspace truly is (an opportunity!), and how to set up a makerspace/tinkering location in your own classroom. Participants will engage in small-group tinkering activities to experience the strength of tinkering as a learning tool. Joni Baldwin, University of Dayton; Lindsey Gold, University of Dayton; Tiffany Wall, Newton Local Schools

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W E D N E S DAY S E S S I O N S #71 | Guiding deeper engagement in block play for all children: The role of the teacher 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 151B Block play offers all children (including dual language learners and those with disabilities) three-dimensional, sensory experiences that improve hand-eye coordination, spatial abilities, and cognitive development in science, engineering, and math. In this interactive, hands-on workshop, participants will engage in open-ended and focused explorations with blocks to experience firsthand the joy of block play, the three-dimensional, sensory qualities of the blocks, and the unlimited potential for learning through block play. Teachers will return to their classrooms excited to try out new ideas and strategies. Rosanne Regan Hansel, 3D Childhood; Melanie Fleming, New Jersey Department of Education Preschoolers

#72 | ”I have a hypothesis!” Strategies for creating intentional teaching and learning opportunities using a STEM lens 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, West Salon I Join us on a STEM exploration as we transform ordinary environments into learning laboratories that nurture curiosity and encourage children to develop inquiry skills, create and test hypotheses, and learn STEM concepts through play. We will use interactive games, experiments, and group discussion to extend our knowledge of STEM and explore ways to help teachers and children enhance their knowledge and strengthen connections in all learning domains. We will share research that describes the benefits of STEM for helping children develop skills in all domains, especially language and literacy. Exploring STEM lab activities will help us practice methods for encouraging children to use the scientific method. Participants will leave with strategies they can use to transform their environments, suggestions of activities that encourage children’s hypotheses, and opportunities to teach through play. Administrators will gain strategies for professional development opportunities that encourage the use of STEM for intentional teaching. Melissa Russell, The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens; Kori Bardige, Learning Circle Consulting Preschoolers

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Technology & Digital Media #73 | S + T in STEM: Helping young children investigate and make sense of the world around them 8:15–11:15 a.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 201 Participants in this workshop will learn how to use science and technology tools, found objects, literature, and storytelling to investigate how, when, where, and why young children’s interactions with objects motivate scientific thinking, mathematical thinking, and literacy. Through hands-on activities we will explore the role of technology in helping young children make sense of the world around them. Important ideas about the role of physical and virtual objects in questioning, modeling, experimenting, and explaining will be discussed. Activities are designed to help educators deepen their understanding of how to participate in young children’s object-focused problem-solving experiences with and without technology tools. Participants are not required to bring their own technology tools, but they will be encouraged to use their smartphones, tablets, and laptops if they have them. Tamara Kaldor, Erikson Institute; Mary Hynes-Berry, Erikson Institute; Laura Grandau, Erikson Institute Preschoolers

#74 | Harnessing digital media to support developmentally appropriate practices: Thoughtful considerations from four approaches to early childhood education 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Room 150A In response to the joint position statement on Technology and Interactive Media by NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center, four school leaders from across the United States offer key considerations when it comes to digital media use in their contexts. These leaders ask “How can digital media enhance teaching and learning from our unique approaches to early childhood education?” and “What are the key questions that we need to ask when evaluating a digital media tool for use in our context?” Attendees will develop a deeper knowledge of four educational approaches (Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Mindfulness, and Outdoor Classrooms) and how these approaches inform decisions about digital media tools. Presenters will identify where these approaches intersect and diverge with regard to their primary considerations and questions they ask when it comes to using digital media tools to enhance teaching and learning. Amy Brereton, Endeavor Schools; Lisa Brown, Cranium Academy; Rachel LeCroy, Atlanta Montessori International School; Tessa Stephenson, The Children’s Garden; Beth Austad, Step by Step Montessori; Chris Tietjen, Columbia Child Development Center; Ken Kass, Endeavor Schools; Sara Myers, Carpe Diem Preschool

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Opening Keynote Address #75 | Reflecting on the legacy of Fred Rogers through the 2018 documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 3:30–5:00 p.m. Washington Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D

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Kick off your Annual Conference experience with a keynote presentation that takes you behind the scenes of the film critics say is, “one of the best documentaries ever made.” Clips from the film highlight an insightful discussion on Rogers’ dedication to protecting childhood. This keynote address will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation provided in Mandarin and Spanish. Please remember to return your headsets after the Opening session! Sponsored by The Grable Foundation.

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Featured Session #76 | Equitable early education for dual language learners: Examining research and practice 8:00–9:30 a.m. This NAEYC–NABE collaborative session will provide an overview of research-based practices for teaching young dual language learners in early learning contexts. This interactive session will involve a discussion of pedagogical practices that promote the development, learning, and wellbeing of all children. The presenters will continue the dialogue between NAEYC and NABE to address critical issues in the field of early childhood– dual language education. Iliana Alanís, NAEYC Governing Board member; María Arreguín-Anderson, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Executive Board member; Dina Castro, NAEYC Governing Board member; Isauro Escamilla Calan, NAEYC Governing Board member; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC

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#77 | What just happened? The 2018 elections and what they might mean for early childhood education Lauren Hogan, NAEYC; Pia Nargundkar, ALG Research; Katie Hamm, Center for American Progress; Sarah Rittling, First Five Years Fund Room 156

#79 | Measuring executive function skills to improve school readiness Stephanie Carlson, University of Minnesota; Sara Reichstadt, Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers Room 140A Preschoolers Assessment of Young Children

Alyssa Torrez, KBTC Public Television; Amanda Scott-Thomas, Tacoma Public Schools Room 101 Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

Shannon Lockhart, HighScope Educational Research Foundation Room 144AB Preschoolers Cognitive Development

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#78 | Paint to learn: Promoting STEAM literacy, family engagement, and creative exploration

#81 | Stop, think, act: Large group activities and strategies that support children’s executive function

#80 | Active play for children with special needs: Strategies that promote physically active play for ALL young children in inclusive settings Lorelei Pisha, Early Intervention Partnerships; Karin Spencer, Loudoun County Public Schools Room 143AB Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#82 | Back to basics: Integrating research and community engagement to support early childhood development Andrea Coddett, Yonkers City School District; Jennifer Longley, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York; Rosemary Uzzo, City of Yonkers; Corine Fitzpatrick, Manhattan College Room 143C Infants and Toddlers Community Partnerships

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#84 | Developing a social imagination through nature, art, and play Patricia Pinciotti, East Stroudsburg University; Mary Lisa Vertuca, Xavier University Room 203AB First- to Third-Graders Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#85 | Developing culturally responsive training initiatives in early intervention: Some critical considerations in global applications Hakim Rashid, Howard University; Velma LaPoint, Howard University; Elizabeth Ricks, Howard University; Maimunah Marah, District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education Room 209C Preschoolers Diversity & Equity

#86 | Lessons learned from a Peace Camp: Mentoring young Asian American volunteers and increasing ECE educators’ cultural competency Ana Page, Child Development Lab School, Fullerton College; Eric Lee, Orange County Peace Camp Room 144C Diversity & Equity

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#87 | How do we get there? Promising practices for supporting diverse educators to and through college Susan Zoll, Rhode Island College; Brijhe Pointer, EDvance Alumnus, San Francisco State University; Shayna Cook, Bainum Foundation; Kate Connor, Harry S. Truman College; Cheryl Feldman, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund Room 208AB Adults Educator/Teacher Preparation

#88 | The next generation of early childhood educator competencies Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College; Valora Washington, Council for Professional Recognition; Mary Harrill, NAEYC Room 201 Adults Educator/Teacher Preparation

#89 | No walls? No problem! Lessons from an all-outdoor preschool on overcoming barriers to taking learning outside Rachel Franz, Tiny Trees Preschool Room 145B Preschoolers Environmental Education

#90 | Fostering stronger community and family engagement through purposeful home–school connections

#91 | Making the most of your NAEYC experience from an international perspective: The road map to navigate your success at NAEYC’s Annual Conference Diep Ta, GeeKids; Rose Snyder, PennAEYC; Deborah VanPelt, Hempfield Family Child Development Center Room 145A Global Perspectives

#92 | Strategies for classroom management and classroom decorations for early elementary grades Yiyi Jiang, Farmington Woods Elementary & Hunan First Normal University Room 146B Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#93 | ¡Amame! Cómo ayudar a los niños tímidos y ansiosos a sentirse seguros en su clase Elizabeth Salazar, E.M. Salazar Consultants Room 158AB Infants and Toddlers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

Amy Alamar, Yellowbrick.me Room 147A Family Engagement & Support

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#94 | Practical observation methods, data collection tools, and effective strategies for behaviorbased interventions across learning environments Karina Soto, School Board of Broward County; Sylvia Collazo, Florida Atlantic University; Jennifer Amador, Broward College; Sharon Darling, Florida Atlantic University Room 147B Preschoolers Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#95 | Active supervision and chain of custody: How to implement best practices and measure results using data analysis Bridget Smith, Community Development Institute; Gayle Hardgrave, Community Development Institute; Yumiko Dougherty, Community Development Institute Room 149AB Preschoolers Health & Safety

#96 | Read-Aloud Wow! New children’s books that matter Isabel Baker, The Book Vine for Children Room 207A Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#97 | Big words for little people: Vocabulary development through shared storybook reading with preschool families Mary Requa, San Francisco State University; Yi-Jui (Iva) Chen, University of California, Berkeley; Anne Cunningham, University of California, Berkeley Room 103B Preschoolers

#98 | Bring early coding skills to life in a playful way Mads Lemvigh Fog, LEGO Education Room 150A Preschoolers Learning Environment

#99 | Engaging men in early childhood using a gendertransformative approach: Evidence from research and programming Jane Kato-Wallace, Promundo-US; Kristina Vlahovicova, Promundo-US; Ruti Levtov, Promundo-US Room 150B Infants and Toddlers Men in Early Childhood

#100 | Early Childhood Mathematics Collaborative Inquiry Project: Strategies and lessons for engaging young children in developing number sense and mathematics readiness through the use of colorful math patterns in hopscotch designs printed on carpets and painted on sidewalks Martha McKenna, Lesley University; Gene Diaz, Lesley University; Art Bardige, What If Math; Siobhan Dennis, Columbus Park Preparatory Academy Room 159AB Kindergartners Mathematics

#101 | Tune that brain! Developmentally appropriate adult–child music activities that support infant and toddler brain development Ellen Acuna, Music Together Worldwide; Lili Levinowitz, Music Together Worldwide Room 146A Infants and Toddlers Music

#102 | NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation 101: An overview of the new basics Alecia Stephenson, NAEYC; Keisha Spates, NAEYC; Sue Murphy, Kiddie Academy Room 103A Adults NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

#103 | Move to learn: Integrating movement activities in all areas of the early childhood curriculum Miriam Feinberg, Gratz College Room 140B Preschoolers Physical Development

#104 | Four lessons teachers can learn from Beyoncé: Infusing instructional supports into meaningful (and safe) play experiences for children with or without disabilities Angela Searcy, Erikson Institute and Simple Solutions Educational Services Room 151A Play

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#106 | Trauma 101: An overview of trauma-informed care SaraLiz Gausz, Lakeside Global Institute; Veirdre Ridgley-Jackson, Lakeside Global Institute; Janet Oesterling, Lakeside Global Institute Room 209AB Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#107 | The business–operations connection: How to sustain a highquality early childhood education program Robert Gundling, Better Futures LLC; Jahi Davis, Better Futures LLC Room 202A Adults Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

#108 | Marrying play pedagogies with standardized curriculum Jodie Riek, CQUniversity Room 204AB First- to Third-Graders Research

#109 | Sciencing activities and preprimary school children’s science learning outcomes in Ibadan, Nigeria Eileen Akintemi, University of Ibadan; Esther Oduolowu, University of Ibadan Room 154AB Kindergartners Science

#110 | Reflecting on one’s emotional intelligence in order to support the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers Sarah Calkins, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Claire Tredwell, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Mardene Wright, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Room 204C Infants and Toddlers Social/Emotional Development

#111 | Developmentally appropriate technology practice: The essentials of intentional and appropriate tech integration in early childhood settings Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute; Tamara Kaldor, Erikson Institute Room 206 Teaching & Instructional Practices

#112 | Digital learning environments in project work: Immersing children in a world of possibilities Narda Vega, Eton School; Stephanie López, Eton School Room 207B Preschoolers Technology & Digital Media

Thursday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. | Marriott Marquis #113 | New perspectives on infant and toddler challenging behaviors: A sensory integrative approach Christy Isbell, Milligan College Marquis Salon 7/8 Infants and Toddlers Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#114 | Igniting and nurturing effective mathematics learning: Developing beginning number sense, mathematical thinking, mathematics vocabulary, early geometry, and other essential foundational mathematics concepts

#115 | Adventure play and anarchy zones: Ten ways to safely bring risk back into the lives of children Rusty Keeler, Just Play Project Marquis Salon 9/10 Play

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T H U R S DAY S E S S I O N S Thursday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. | Marriott Marquis (continued) #116 | The amazing community helpers of long ago: Fostering historical inquiry and multiliteracies with KidCitizen, a free Library of Congress digital interactive Ilene Berson, University of South Florida; Michael Berson, University of South Florida; Bert Snow, Muzzy Lane Software Marquis Salon 1 First- to Third-Graders

#117 | Problem child or quirky kid? Strategies for facing challenging behaviors in the inclusive classroom and beyond Nancy Jenner Gabriel, Onondaga Community College; Kim Hughes, Conscious Connections LLC Marquis Salon 3/4 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

#118 | Transforming state standards into a developmental learning continuum Laura Faust, School District of Waukesha; Bethe Zander, School District of Waukesha Marquis Salon 2 Preschoolers Standards—Early Learning Standards, Program Standards

#119 | Growth mindset: Shifting our mindset to empower our students

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Erica Bates, Visionary Artistic Design; Thelma Hayes, Hayes Educational Resources, LL Marquis Salon 12/13 Kindergartners Teaching & Instructional Practices

Thursday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Washington Convention Center

Featured Session #120 | The power of education gives power to our profession Education is a game changer for women and children. Yet we continue to hear and see this debated in print dialogues, by policy makers, at conferences and meetings, in our states and communities, and in our own early childhood programs. This session will provide a short overview of the T.E.A.C.H. initiative and then engage three current and former early childhood educators who have participated in the program. Come and learn about their educational journeys and the impact these have had on the educators’ lives and careers. Be prepared to engage in a dialogue with the panel about the power of education in their lives and what education made possible. Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center; Elizabeth Coakley, CB King Memorial School; Bethany Davis, Oak Academy; Shakia Walker, Southeast Children’s Fund Child Development Center II

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#121 | Supporting and advocating for children and families living in poverty Kenya Wolff, University of Mississippi Room 101 Advocacy/Public Policy

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#122 | Drawing peaceful conclusions: How art can teach confidence and self-esteem and nurture creative, solution-minded students (and teachers!) Linda Ragsdale, The Peace Dragon Room 147A Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

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#124 | Progress monitoring with social narratives: There’s an app for that Lisa Wright, Purdue University Global; Dena AuCoin, Purdue University Global Room 156 Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#125 | What babies ask of us: Key findings from research to inspire infant/toddler professionals Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, Maguire-Fong Consulting; Marsha Peralta, Folsom Lake College Room 143AB Infants and Toddlers Cognitive Development

#126 | The building blocks for strategic engagement: How the CDA Council has refocused outcomes by leveraging partnerships Katorra Enoch-Longshore, Council for Professional Recognition Room 158AB Adults Community Partnerships

#127 | Designing an engineering curriculum for young children Nia Keith, Engineering is Elementary Room 209C Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#128 | Four Black early childhood educators: Civil rights advocates linked to the D.C. landscape Lois Christensen, University of Alabama at Birmingham; William Hooper, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education; Monisha Moore, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education Room 203AB Diversity & Equity

#131 | Understanding the importance of the brain’s frontal lobe when working with parents of young children Lori Nanney, Gardner Webb University Room 159AB Adults Family Engagement & Support

#132 | “I don’t see anything that represents our culture”: Latino family inclusion in preschool Maria Monarrez, Jumpstart for Young Children Inc. Room 140B Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

#129 | Embracing authentic assessment through Learning Stories

#133 | Classroom conversations that engage young children to embrace the concept of social justice

Isauro Escamilla Calan, San Francisco State University; Annie White, California State University, Channel Islands; Lygia Stebbing, EDvance, San Francisco State University; Albert Chu, Growing Place Family Preschool Room 140A Adults

Meghan Sheil, Northwest Missouri State University; Erica Buck, Northwest Missouri State University Room 146A Preschoolers

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#130 | Wondering and writing about nature: Creative ways to help students investigate nature and inspire them to create journals, poems, and nonfiction books using the writing process of an awardwinning children’s book author Barbara Gowan, Learning With Little Folks Room 151B First- to Third-Graders

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#134 | Introduction to the Nobo Educational Approach: Developing young children’s 10 key habits of mind through inquiry-based learning, and using technology as tools for teachers’ planning and child assessment Qing Xia, Nobo Colombia Corporation Room 146B Good Start—Chinese Language Track

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#135 | El poder de un vaso; el desarrollo del lenguaje, las matemáticas, las ciencias y la capacidad socio-emocional utilizando vasos desechables. Marta Jimenez Ortega, District of Columbia Public Schools; Maria del Carmen Abellanas-Sanchez, District of Columbia Public Schools; Maria Carolina Curras Nieto, District of Columbia Public Schools Room 209AB Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#136 | Mi Hogar/Mi Escuela: La alta calidad en el cuidado de la infancia requiere mucho amor, paciencia, y una red de apoyo. Luis A. Hernandez, TTAS/Western Kentucky University; Marcela Clark, Collaborative for Children; Sanjuana Frank, Collaborative for Children Room 202B Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

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#137 | Behaviors always speak the truth: Recognizing the effects of trauma and stress in children, then creating environments and curriculum that support selfregulation and healing Kristen Allen, Lemberg Children’s Center at Brandeis University Room 154AB Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#138 | From dirt to dinner: Food safety with farm to early care and education Meagan Shedd, Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University; Melissa Lonsberry, Michigan Department of Education Room 208AB Preschoolers Health & Safety

#139 | Using book reading, games, and music to teach vocabulary to preschool children from lowincome homes: Research and methods David Dickinson, Vanderbilt University West Salon I Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#140 | The curious case(s) of the alphabet Sherri Horner, Bowling Green State University Room 145A Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#141 | Assessing quality in family child care homes: FCCERS-R and FCCERS-3 findings, with an emphasis on changes in the new FCCERS-3 Richard Clifford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill West Salon G Learning Environment

#142 | Math all around us: Using ecology to teach K–3 math concepts Lindsey Bailey, Population Connection Room 145B First- to Third-Graders Mathematics

#143 | Connecting experiences through representation: Supporting math development through project work David Banzer, Erie Neighborhood House Room 202A Preschoolers Mathematics

#144 | Where is your evidence? Creating a portfolio that speaks volumes about your everyday best practices April Kimble, NAEYC; Susan Ballard, NAEYC; Makai Kellogg, School for Friends; Kristen Wheeler Highland, MNAEYC Room 103A Adults NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

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#145 | An overview of the NAEYC higher education accreditation process Megan Woolston, NAEYC; Nancy Barbour, James Madison University Room 143C Adults NAEYC Activities

#146 | A walk through the NAEYC/ CAEP SPA Recognition process for higher education programs Mary Harrill, NAEYC; Reginald Williams, South Carolina State University; Pamela Ehrenberg, NAEYC Room 144C Adults NAEYC Activities

#147 | No gym space? Creating physical fitness and motor skill development opportunities in a classroom setting John Ozmun, Indiana Wesleyan University Room 150B Preschoolers Physical Development

#148 | Lisa Murphy on play: The foundation that supports the house of higher learning Lisa Murphy, Ooey Gooey, Inc. Ballroom C Preschoolers Play

#149 | Professional development opportunities: New STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) modules Kathy Thornburg, AEM Corporation Room 150A Preschoolers Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

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#150 | Early educator apprenticeships: Cutting-edge, replicable models of professional and workforce development that also address the persistent gap between increased ECE professional requirements and the stagnant compensation of early educators Randi Wolfe, SEIU Early Educator Training Center Room 103B Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#151 | How can we get along? Building high-performance relationships through effective communication Valeria Lopez, VELearning Room 204AB Adults

#154 | Engaging Families in the Child Assessment Process — That’s the COR Advantage Holly Delgado, HighScope Educational Research Foundation; Nicole Grubby, COR Advantage; Kin Lo, COR Advantage Room 146C Spotlight Exhibitor Session

#155 | Professionalization can’t mean whitening: A critical race analysis of early care and education workforce policy Megan Madison, Brandeis University Room 151A Adults State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS

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#156 | You make a difference! The role of the teacher in designing enriching STEM learning environments and experiences

#152 | Mentoring and motivating experienced child care staff

Yvonne Kogan, Eton School; Carmen Castillo, independent consultancy Room 201

Sarah Vanover, Bright Horizons; Beth Morton, Baptist Health Hospital Room 206 Adults Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

#153 | Preventing preschool expulsion: Classroom practices, mental health consultation, and new state policies

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#157 | DAP and learning centers for preschools Anthony Durborow, NAEYC; Kara Myers, NAEYC Room 147B Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

Peggy Pizzo, Stanford University Graduate School of Education; Susan Muenchow, American Institutes for Research; Dianna Ballesteros, Alum Rock School District; Gabriele Fain, American Institutes for Research Room 207B Infants and Toddlers Social/Emotional Development

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#159 | ”Let’s be MERMAIDS!” Dreaming, creating, and reimagining ourselves in the world through a digital media writer’s workshop in early elementary classrooms (K–2) Lori Norton-Meier, University of Louisville; Emily Zuccaro, University of Louisville Room 204C First- to Third-Graders Technology & Digital Media

Thursday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Marriott Marquis #160 | Inclusion: Beyond disability Andrew Goff, Community College of Aurora Marquis Salon 3/4 Adults Diversity & Equity

#161 | Powerhouse positive guidance: Turning around behavior struggles and empowering your most rambunctious, challenging, sensitive, and vulnerable toddlers with competence for success Marie Masterson, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Shaw/LeDroit Park Toddlers Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#162 | Let’s say it in song! Adding rhythm to your routine Chuck Hage, Just Kiddin’ Around ... Marquis Salon 12/13 Music

#163 | Continuous quality improvement (CQI): National technical assistance (TA) centers share strategies to apply simple and effective CQI to any TA practices in early childhood and/or home visiting

#166 | Nurturing and developing curious minds, and launching a love of STEM studies: Exploring the everyday presence of STEM in the young child’s world and inspiring sustained curiosity, exploration, and engaged, hands-on learning

Karen Cairone, Education Development Center; Mary Mackrain, Education Development Center Marquis Salon 9/10

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#164 | Creating an early learning continuum in our schools: Equity and access from the start Julie Montali, Twin Rivers Unified School District Marquis Salon 1 Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#165 | Play-based learning in the Common Core era: Supporting Common Core through play with basic materials

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#167 | Linking emotional intelligence and school readiness: The impact of an emotional intelligence curriculum on prekindergarten students’ behavior and academic development Andrea Adelman, Florida International University; Daniela Fenu Foerch, Florida International University Marquis Salon 7/8 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

Jenna Rist, Bing Nursery School at Stanford University Marquis Salon 2 Preschoolers Research

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Featured Session #169 | President’s Seminar: If not us, then who? Advocacy, policy and making a difference! To achieve universally accessible, high-quality early education and care in our country, we need to build a broad-based movement that is organized, guided, and supported by a diverse leadership that has at its core the voices of those who directly work with children and families. We are the ones we have been waiting for—we need to be the change we want to see in the world. In this session, we will consider the critical roles that advocacy and policy play in making a difference for children, families, and early childhood educators. We will hear lessons learned, aha! moments, and stories from a panel of seasoned advocates and policy makers along with newer advocates who are just finding their voices. Participants will be encouraged to consider their own stories and experiences in the larger contexts of history, community, and research and to identify steps toward action! We will engage in interactive discussions and learn how to connect with local media, elected officials, and other key decision makers while using research and data to make the case. We will identify opportunities to practice advocating and discuss the importance of mentors and building our professional networks. We will explore ways seasoned advocates can help make room at the table to welcome newer advocates. This session offers professionals across the field opportunities to expand their roles as leaders and advocates and to consider how to be more involved and take action.

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Zaina Cahill, Children’s Village; Rachel Giannini, Chicago Children’s Museum; Mary Graham, Children’s Village; Llanet Montoya, Llanet’s Family Child Care; Amy O’Leary, NAEYC President and Strategies for Children (moderator) Room 152AB

#170 | Defending the Early Years: Promoting quality experiences and equitable policies in your classroom, school, local community, and beyond Denisha Jones, Defending the Early Years; Michelle Strater-Gunderson, Chicago Teachers Union; Bianca Tanis, New York State Allies for Public Education; Lakisha Reid, Play Empowers Room 146B Advocacy/Public Policy

#171 | The beat of a different drum: Music and drama strategies for children with special needs Valerie Carroll, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts Room 156 Preschoolers

#172 | Documentation of literacy and mathematics: Keeping play in early childhood classrooms Cris Lozon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Room 158AB Kindergartners Assessment of Young Children

#173 | The power of Universal Design: Reaching every child in the classroom Pamela Brillante, William Paterson University Room 147B Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#174 | Teaching young children with autism spectrum disorder: Strategies for success using evidence-based best practices for inclusion Clarissa Willis, University of Southern Indiana West Salon I Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#175 | Hands on, minds on: How executive function, motor, and spatial skills foster school readiness Claire Cameron, University at Buffalo, State University of New York Room 143AB Preschoolers Cognitive Development

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#176 | Building community through collaboration: A partnership between DCAEYC and the Washington Teachers’ Union Kathy Hollowell-Makle, District of Columbia Public Schools/Washington Teachers’ Union; Robert Gundling, DCAEYC; Elizabeth Davis, Washington Teachers’ Union; Jacqueline Hines, Washington Teachers’ Union Room 103B Adults Community Partnerships

#177 | Creative curriculum, Reggio Emilia, and IEPs: How to make it work in an inclusive public preschool setting Linda Colucci, Bloomfield Public Schools Room 101 Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#178 | Supporting the integration of immigrant families and children: Building positive selfconcepts and cultural/linguistic identities Zeynep Isik-Ercan, Rowan University Room 144AB Diversity & Equity

#179 | Read all about it: Examining the impact of inclusion literature on preservice early childhood educators Gretchen Cole-Lade, Oklahoma State University Room 144C

#180 | Animal architects: Using nature’s builders to teach STEAM topics in the early childhood classroom Julie Travaglini, Allegheny Land Trust Room 159AB Preschoolers Environmental Education

#181 | Facilitated leadership and family engagement: Learning with and from families Debbie LeeKeenan, Anti-Bias Leaders in Early Childhood Education; Iris Chin Ponte, Henry Frost Children’s Program Room 202A Adults

#184 | ¡Todos los niños aprenden con el juego dramático con cajas de apoyo! Mary Elizabeth Hollmann, Texas State Technical College; Myriam Aguila, Texas State Technical College Room 208AB Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

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#182 | Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): Teaching resilience strategies and offering expressive arts activities as a coping and healing tool for children and families Julienne Ugalde, Anna Maria College Room 149AB Kindergartners Family Engagement & Support

#183 | What would Fred Rogers do?

#185 | La Importancia del Desarrollo Socioemocional y el Impacto en el Desarrollo del Cerebro Saludable Edilma Cavazos, WestEd; Consuelo Espinosa, WestEd; Paulina Vestal, WestEd Room 209C Infants and Toddlers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

Junlei Li, Harvard Graduate School of Education and former director of the Fred Rogers Center Room 146A Good Start—Chinese Language Track

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#187 | Family-style dining: Best practice for today’s early childhood environment Julie Weatherington, Foundations for Families Room 203AB Preschoolers

#190 | Creating learning environments for infants and toddlers using the ITERS-3 Catherine Riley, Environment Rating Scales Institute; Tracy Link, Environment Rating Scales Institute West Salon G Infants and Toddlers Learning Environment

#191 | Fostering family engagement in mathematics: It’s all fun and games! Using math games and short problem-solving stories to promote children’s engagement in math at home and at school Jessica Young, Education Development Center; Kristen Reed, Education Development Center Room 145B Preschoolers Mathematics

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#188 | Every preschooler ready to read: Using picture books and the American Library Association’s Every Child Ready to Read initiative in the preschool classroom Dawn Roginski, Kent State University Room 140B Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#189 | Books that “tell us about something”: Developing young children’s understanding of informational texts Kathryn Lake MacKay, Brigham Young University; Cindy Sanders, Brigham Young University; Kim Plank, Brigham Young University Room 145A

#192 | Music, moving, and learning: Support child development and learning while having fun Steve Millang, Greg & Steve Productions; Greg Scelsa, Greg & Steve Productions Ballroom C Music

#193 | Unpacking accreditation staff qualifications and professional development assessment items Meghann Hickey, NAEYC ; Jessie Watson, New Horizons Academy Room 103A Adults

#194 | Power to the Profession (Revalorizar la Profesión): Tiempo de Abogar por Mayor Unificación y Remuneración para la Profesión de la Educación de la Primera Infancia Jill McFarren Avilés, McFarren Aviles and Associates; Lucy Recio, NAEYC; Angélica Zaragoza, Latino Child Care Association of Maryland Room 143C NAEYC Activities

#195 | By invitation only: NAEYC Higher Education peer reviewer meeting Megan Woolston, NAEYC; Pamela Ehrenberg, NAEYC; Mary Harrill, NAEYC Room 204C Adults NAEYC Activities

#196 | Keeping up with KinderCare: Maintaining commitment to inclusion during growth Kate Jordan-Downs, KinderCare Education; Lisa Keiper, Rainbow Child Care Room 207A Diversity & Equity Sponsored by

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#197 | Is this normal? Analysis of the top four preschool motor development concerns Mary Lynn Hafner, My Neighborhood Physical Therapy PLLC; Audrey June, Follow the Reader LLC Room 150B Preschoolers Physical Development

#198 | Let’s talk play! Keeping play at the heart of early childhood Robin Ploof, Champlain College Room 202B Preschoolers Play

#199 | The makers’ movement in the early learning classroom: What does it look like, and how do I make it happen? Robin Thompson, School District of Manatee County; Michelle Compton, StoryMakers West Salon H Preschoolers Play

#200 | Coaching village teachers in rural Indonesia: Lessons and reflections from halfway around the world Marilou Hyson, The World Bank; Ellen Patricia, specialist consultant for coaching and parenting Room 207B Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#201 | Establishing a culture of professionalism, collaboration, and positive work ethic: Tools and strategies for group work Christine Snyder, HighScope Educational Research Foundation Room 150A Adults

#204 | Loving—and learning— science with young children: Expanding themes into science inquiry by bringing in the practices of science and engineering Peggy Ashbrook, The Early Years columnist, NSTA; Cindy Hoisington, Education Development Center (EDC); Ann Marie Cornelison, East Tennessee State University Room 204AB

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#202 | Respect, competence, strengths and equity: Guiding principles to support the strategic advancement of the early childhood education profession and the people who work in it Brenda Gadson, BMG Consulting; Valora Washington, Council for Professional Recognition Room 151A Adults

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#205 | Enhancing puppet play with infants and toddlers: How to incorporate puppet play into daily activities while respecting the cultural diversity of children Patti Jo Wilson, Lakeshore Learning Materials Room 209AB Infants and Toddlers

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#203 | Social media, cell phones, and your staff: Explore the challenges to confidentiality and supervision, the potential liability to the program, and policies to address these issues Dawn Martini, Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates Room 201 Adults

#206 | Embracing the “I” in QRIS: Improving quality in early childhood classrooms, one teacher at a time Sandra Faria, Teaching Strategies, LLC; Sandy Little, Teaching Strategies, LLC Room 151B Infants State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS

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T H U R S DAY S E S S I O N S Thursday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #207 | Developing our reflective practice: How teacher mindset influences classroom culture and outcomes for students Molly Breen, St. Anthony Park Community Nursery School Room 147A Teaching & Instructional Practices

#208 | Using technology to strengthen the home-to-school connection

#208A | Genius PreK: The complete digital platform for early childhood

John Sessler, PBS; Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute; Patricia Brown, Ladue School District Room 206 First- to Third-Graders

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Thursday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis #209 | Raising emotionally healthy, resilient children: How brain science can help us make more mindful choices

#212 | Pathways for success: Supporting diversity in the early childhood workforce through higher education

#214 | Enhancing play, professional development, and learning in the classroom by using common reusable materials in creative ways

Donna Volpitta, The Center for Resilient Leadership Marquis Salon 7/8 First- to Third-Graders

Lygia Stebbing, EDvance, San Francisco State University; Alicia Torres, EDvance, San Francisco State University; Stephanie Estrada, Mission Neighborhood Center; Karen Galicia, Mission Neighborhood Center Marquis Salon 9/10 Adults

Walter Drew, Institute for Self Active Education (ISAE); Dorothy Ports, Brevard Schools System (retired) Chinatown Preschoolers

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#210 | Implementing the Project Approach in inclusive early childhood classrooms: A new guide and checklist for teachers and trainers Sallee Beneke, St. Ambrose University; Michaelene Ostrosky, University of Illinois; Lilian Katz, University of Illinois Marquis Salon 3/4 Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#211 | Working effectively with tribal communities: Lessons learned in Arizona partnerships Jessica Beach, First Things First; Candida Hunter, First Things First Marquis Salon 12/13 Adults Diversity & Equity

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#213 | Hugs, friends, toddler glee, conflicts, and biting: How to support the peer social learning and development of infants and toddlers Donna Wittmer, University of Colorado Denver; Alice Honig, Syracuse University Shaw/LeDroit Park Infants and Toddlers Social/Emotional Development

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#215 | Balancing appropriate use of technology with everyday activities Diana Williams, Arkansas State University; Joanna Grymes, Arkansas State University Marquis Salon 2 Technology & Digital Media

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Featured Session #216 | Innovation in children’s education: A conversation with Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee Join us for an intimate discussion exploring the groundbreaking partnership of Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee as they work to restore hope and opportunity to a generation of children and families displaced by the Syrian conflict. These two prominent organizations combine scalable educational media and extensive humanitarian service networks in a life-changing, multiyear early childhood development initiative to cultivate the full potential of an entire generation. Charlotte Cole, Sesame Workshop and Blue Butterfly Collaborative; Katie Maeve Murphy, International Rescue Committee; Alice Wuermli, Global TIES for Children, New York University; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC (moderator)

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#217 | Advocating for children and families in today’s political climate Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi Room 202A Adults Advocacy/Public Policy

#218 | Why it’s time to “Think babies”: How states are taking action, and what you can do to help Liz DiLauro, ZERO TO THREE; Leanne Barrett, Rhode Island Kids Count; Lisa Hildebrand, Rhode Island AEYC; Diane Dellanno, Advocates for Children of New Jersey Room 156 Advocacy/Public Policy

#219 | Museum practices inside the classroom: How object-based learning develops creativity Kristin Scarola, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York Room 204C Preschoolers

#220 | Read, play, and learn: Using picture books to engage and educate children with disabilities and promote inclusive practices Ann-Bailey Lipsett, Lipsett Learning Connection Room 149AB Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#221 | Integrating yoga into the classroom for cognitive stimulation, self-regulation, and attributional retraining Kimberly Cassidy, Shawnee State University; Leah Brooks, The Loft; Melissa Nelson, The Loft; Darlene Lee, The Loft Room 103A Infants and Toddlers Cognitive Development

#222 | New Haven Children’s Ideal Learning District: Lessons in uniting a community around access to high-quality early care and education Emily Sharrock, Bank Street College of Education; Chrisanne Gayl, Trust for Learning; Allyx Schiavone, Friends Center for Children; Davia Brown Franklyn, Bank Street College of Education Room 208AB Infants and Toddlers Community Partnerships

#223 | Proactive and explicit presentations of materials: Teaching for competence and confidence Iris Chin Ponte, Henry Frost Children’s Program; Lisa Kuh, Somerville Public Schools Room 101 Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

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#225 | Culture still matters! Exploring innovative strategies for culturally responsive teaching and interactions from infancy to third grade Tonia Durden, Georgia State University; Stephanie Curenton, Boston University; Iheoma Iruka, HighScope Educational Research Foundation; Bryant Jensen, Brigham Young University Room 140A Diversity & Equity

#226 | ”I am the teacher”: Gender-conscious efforts toward diversifying the early childhood workforce Mindi Reich-Shapiro, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York; Kirsten Cole, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York; C Jean-Yves Plaisir, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City UniversityM of New York Y Room 209C CM Adults Diversity & Equity

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#228 | Preparing early childhood educators for sustainability: A professional development school case study Angela Lewis, Colorado State University; Cerissa Stevenson, Colorado State University; Jody Drager, Colorado State University; Jenn Castor, Colorado State University Room 144C

#229 | Walking into the woods to play with sticks, ropes, and knives: A visit to three German “waldkindergartens” (forest schools) Ceci Maron-Puntarelli, Indiana University Room 150B Environmental Education

#230 | Using the Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals: A free online professional development resource for early childhood staff Catriona Macdonald, Association of State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives; Janet Horras, Iowa Department of Public Health; Laurel Aparicio, Early Impact Virginia West Salon H Family Engagement & Support

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#231 | Namaste: Perspectives on early childhood teacher professional development via NGO support in Nepal Lea Ann Christenson, Towson University Room 203AB Adults Global Perspectives

#232 | Showcasing a solid example of how to build a professional bilingual team for an NAEYC accredited Mandarin Immersion school Grace Yee, Challenge School; Mei Zhang, Challenge School Room 146B Adults Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#233 | Parejas translingües en la educación inicial y primaria: Estrategias que promueven el involucramiento social, lingüístico, y cognitivo de todos los estudiantes Iliana Alanís, University of Texas San Antonio; Maria Arreguín-Anderson, University of Texas San Antonio; Irasema SalinasGonzalez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Room 151A Adults Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#234 | I can’t talk with my Abuelita! El vínculo familiar, el idioma materno, y el aprendizaje de un segundo idioma en los niños pequeños. Clara Cappiello, East Coast Migrant Head Start Room 158AB Adults Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#237 | Challenging behaviors: What early childhood professionals can do to prevent and intervene! William DeMeo, Specialty Psychological Services West Salon I Preschoolers Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#238 | Using meaningful literacy assessment to make the decisions that matter most Kristine Calo, Hood College Room 202B Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#235 | Evaluar y Apoyar a Maestras y Maestros: Técnicas de un Líder Eficaz Angele Passe, Blue Water Associates, Inc. Room 159AB Adults Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#239 | Let’s give them something to talk about Gena Puckett, University of Mississippi Room 145B Infants and Toddlers Language & Literacy

#240 | Math games and technology that young children love! John Schacter, San Jose State University Room 150A Preschoolers Mathematics

#236 | Catching a bubble and finger on the wall / Are we teaching them anything at all? An interactive look at the need to teach valuable life lessons to the children in our care and not expect them to behave in ways we, as adults, do not: So, sit criss-cross applesauce with your quiet fingers on in this entertaining and informative session

#241 | Bridging the mind/body divide: Music and age-appropriate movement for the development of fundamental physical skills in early childhood Vincent Nunes, Lighthouse Records Room 201 Kindergartners Music

Jennifer Romanoff, Lightbridge Academy; Heather Torres, Hope Lutheran Learning Center Room 151B Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

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#243 | Writing for NAEYC publications and blogs Susan Friedman, NAEYC; Kathy Charner, NAEYC; Lisa Hansel, NAEYC; Michael Coventry, NAEYC; Holly Bohart, NAEYC; Georgi-Ann Clarke, NAEYC Room 143AB Adults NAEYC Activities

#244 | Books in Motion: How to use teaching cues to intentionally teach fundamental motor skills while integrating physical activity and reading Peggy Apple, Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Amy Shannonhouse, Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Chrissy Boryenace, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Room 140B Physical Development

#245 | Essentials of play today? Special challenges, special opportunities: Facilitating diverse children’s optimal development and learning through play in the midst of the complexities of today’s world Diane Levin, Wheelock College Room 154AB

#246 | Demonstrating developmentally appropriate practice and rigor in an urban school district: Early childhood education learning lab Kathryn Murphy, District of Columbia Public Schools Room 204AB Preschoolers Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

#250 | Strengthen your program: Use the five commitments of optimistic leadership to achieve a coherent path to quality Judy Jablon, Leading for Children; Diana Courson, Arkansas State University; Mimi Basso, West Side Montessori School Room 207A Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#247 | Transforming early childhood classrooms through the brain-building power of talk

#251 | 3, 2, 1 ... blast off with inquiry science: Earth and sky in pre-K classrooms

Kara Van de Grift, LENA Foundation Room 146A Infants and Toddlers

Ann Caspari, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; Tiffany Allen, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University; Lisa Gross, Powell Elementary, District of Columbia Public Schools; Laura White, District of Columbia Public Schools Room 144AB Preschoolers

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#248 | Growing and guiding early childhood education leadership Tammy Tanner, Tomorrow’s Adventures Room 147A Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#249 | Point/counter point: A lively exchange on current ECE topics, trends, and issues Luis A. Hernandez, TTAS/Western Kentucky University; Maurice Sykes, Early Childhood Leadership Institute Room 209AB Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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#252 | The trauma epidemic: How we as educators can see the signs, be aware of solutions, and actively create trauma-informed cultures and relationships that help adults and children heal Becky Bailey, Loving Guidance Ballroom C Social/Emotional Development

#253 | Honoring the whole child: Nurturing spirituality Jennifer Mata-McMahon, Mata Consulting, LLC; Michael Haslip, Drexel University; Deborah Schein, Champlain College Room 143C Social/Emotional Development

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#255 | Developing early childhood and elementary school teachers’ science knowledge through connected learning Jeanne Paratore, Boston University; Tami Mount, PBS Room 206 Kindergartners

#256 | Get on my level: Useful tips to help you take excellent photos and videos of children Mike Negrin, Little Folks School West Salon G Technology & Digital Media

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Thursday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis #257 | The science and art of developmental assessment Erin Akers, Gesell Institute of Child Development Marquis Salon 3/4 Assessment of Young Children

#258 | Inclusion! Mission possible! You don’t have to be a super-hero! Norma Honeycutt, Partners In Learning Child Development and Family Resource Center; Deborah Howell, Partners In Learning Child Development and Family Resource Center; Emilie Scharf, Partners In Learning Child Development and Family Resource Center Marquis Salon 7/8 Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#259 | What does the world need now? Creative young children who can communicate, collaborate, and problem-solve Rebecca Isbell, East Tennessee State University; Sonia Yoshizawa, East Tennessee State University Marquis Salon 9/10

#260 | Farm to early care and education: Growing healthy eaters, engaged learners, and vibrant communities

#263 | Infant excessive crying and parent well-being: Working with mothers AND fathers to support positive coping

Katie Costello, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Marquis Salon 12/13

Leslie Katch, National Louis University Marquis Salon 1 Infants

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#261 | Affiliate Orientation 101: Ensuring your board and staff make an impact on day one Gwen Simmons, NAEYC Chinatown NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

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#264 | Making science accessible to ALL students Carley Fisher-Maltese, George Mason University; Christan Grygas Coogle, George Mason University Marquis Salon 2 Infants and Toddlers Science

#262 | Are you hiring the right person? Ten signs that you might not be Ronald McGuckin, Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates Shaw/LeDroit Park Adults Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

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#265 | NAEYC’s Research Poster session NAEYC Expo, Exhibit Hall A, Near 2200 Aisle Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in the field of early childhood education by visiting poster displays and speaking with researchers.

RS#1 “I will be less judgmental, more kind, more aware, and resilient to stress!” Using online professional development learning to enhance the well-being of early childhood educators Holly Hatton-Bowers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Tonia Durden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

RS#2 “I’d say quality is ...”: Insights into the subjective nature of child care quality as described by the maternal primary caregivers of minority preschoolers living in high-poverty Philadelphia neighborhoods Kaitlin Moran, Saint Joseph’s University

RS#3 Are we neglecting key subjects in the early grades? Survey results on teaching science and social studies in kindergarten through third grade Chrys Dougherty, ACT, Inc.; Raeal Moore, ACT, Inc

RS#4 Birth mothers are first mothers: Understanding how the experience of placing a child for adoption impacts parenting of subsequent children Laura Bloom, University of Montevallo

RS#5 A case study identifying leadership behaviors present in directors of private high-quality preschool programs in central Florida Natalie Todt, Florida Southern College

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RS#6 Chefs in the classroom: Children’s active engagement and scientific investigation

RS#10 Early intervention service barriers: A meso- and micro-level analysis

Kyoung Jin Kim, Boston University; Min-Kyung Han, California State University, Bakersfield; Jiyoon Yoon, University of Texas at Arlington

Elizabeth Isralowitz, University of California, Riverside

RS#7 Teacher–child relationships as a mediator of the relationship between children’s self-regulation and peer competence Kyoung Jin Kim, Boston University; Min-Kyung Han, California State University, Bakersfield; Eun Young Jung, independent researcher; Hae Min Yu, Missouri State University

RS#8 Classroom practices in Indonesian village preschools: The MELE (Measurement of Early Learning Environments) program quality observation tool and first-year findings from a professional development intervention Marilou Hyson, The World Bank; Rosfita Roesli, The World Bank

RS#9 Cognitive and socialemotional development in early childhood: A comparison of centerbased care versus home visiting Aphrodite Dikeakos, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Karen McFadden, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

RS#11 Eastern and Southeastern Asian immigrants portrayed in children’s picture books: Going beyond challenges/difficulties and social supports Su-Jeong Wee, Purdue University Northwest; Jinhee Kim, Kennesaw State University

RS#12 Unpacking children’s picture books on mixed-heritage Asian children: Centering on their racial identity Su-Jeong Wee, Purdue University Northwest; Sohyun Meacham, University of Northern Iowa

RS#13 Evaluating studies that focused on increasing peer interaction in preschool children with disabilities according to the Council for Exceptional Children’s quality indicators Amal Aldawoud, Old Dominion University

RS#14 Examination of pre-service early childhood teachers’ preparedness and exposure to strategies used to teach English language learners Brittany Hewett, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Archana Hegde, East Carolina University

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RS#15 Exceptionalities in the early childhood classroom: Educators’ perceptions on preparedness Louise Lesser, Brock University

RS#16 Exploring young children’s leadership skills: The teacher’s role in identifying and supporting young leaders in the classroom Debra Hailey, Southeastern Louisiana University; Stacy Garcia, Southeastern Louisiana University

RS#17 Exposure to early adverse experiences and associations with cognitive and psychological outcomes in a therapeutic preschool classroom Kristen Capps, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness; Stephanie Olarte, The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness

RS#21 The impact of traditional Chinese parenting beliefs on young children’s language development: Focusing on the cross-national marriage families in Taiwan Yu-Ching Yeh, National Chiayi University; Chien-Ju Chang, National Taiwan Normal University

RS#22 Quality control and examination of evaluation and accreditation indicators of family child care service centers

RS#23 Mealtime environments at center-based child care and education programs in the United States and Taiwan Ling Tsao, University of Idaho; Yu-Ching Yeh, National Chiayi University

RS#24 The influence of children’s gender on preschool teachers’ math talk in the classroom

Nicole Rivera, North Central College; Alix Tonsgard, DuPage Children’s Museum

Narges Sareh, East Tennessee State University; Alissa Lange, East Tennessee State University

Alix Tonsgard, DuPage Children’s Museum; Nicole Rivera, North Central College

RS#20 A glimpse into the history of special education: Laura Dewey Bridgman and Mary Swift Lamson Amy Freshwater, St. Louis Community College

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Yu-Ching Yeh, National Chiayi University; Chiu-Hua Huang, Tainan University of Technology

RS#18 Findings from a needs assessment to support culturally responsive programming

RS#19 Understanding caregivers’ perceptions about play and learning

RS#26 La transición educativa del nivel de educación inicial a primaria. Análisis de los factores y procesos en dos casos de República Dominicana.

RS#25 Investigating the use of an emotional intelligence intervention for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders Kristin Withey, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

RS#27 Leadership impacts on the implementation of social stories to support children with autism spectrum disorder Shante Lane, District of Columbia Public Schools

RS#28 A look at the outcomes of a comprehensive approach to technical assistance in early childhood centers Louise Davis, Mississippi State University Extension Service; Jamila Taylor, Mississippi State University

RS#29 MathScapes: Promoting parent-child math conversations in informal settings Nermeen Dashoush, Boston University; Omo Moses, The Young People’s Project

RS#30 Parental perceptions of cost in relation to quality care: A survey of middle-to high-income parents Bailey Grogg, University of Central Oklahoma; Brandon Burr, University of Central Oklahoma

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RS#34 Reading development of English language learners in elementary schools

Kathy Chase Young, Early Education Dream Center, LLC

Hsin-Hui Grace Lin, University of Houston-Victoria; Liping Wei, University of Houston-Victoria; Mei-Chih Wang, University of Houston-Downtown

RS#32 The preschool birth stories project: Parent perspectives and implications for strengths-based family engagement Hannah Kye, Rowan University; Elizabeth Petrenko, Teachers College, Columbia University

RS#33 Promoting early language development and parent engagement in the NICU Lisa Shanty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Rebecca Dowling, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

RS#35 The relationship between gestures and communication skills among Korean and Japanese children ages 2 through 5 Somin Park, The Ohio State University; Myoung Soon Kim, Yonsei University

RS#36 A scale to measure nutrition knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors in preschoolers: Design and validation Michelle Johnson, East Tennessee State University; Amy Malkus, East Tennessee State University

RS#37 Strengthening community partnerships: How to use community resources to interrupt the cradle-toprison pipeline Michelle Brunson, Northwestern State University; Katrina Jordan, Northwestern State University

RS#38 Tender topics: Preparing English-learning preservice teachers for successful read-alouds about challenging topics through children’s literature and cross-cultural discussion Marianne Brems, Mission College; Marsha Chan, Mission College

RS#39 Writing with photographs, reading with images: How the works of Tana Hoban can be applied to developing multiple literacies in preschool education today Allison Kaplan, University of WisconsinMadison

Thursday Session 7:00–9:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis #266 | “What has two legs and loves you?” Still teaching in the key of life Through songs, chants, movement, stories, improvisations, poems, active and interactive activities, participants will discover or rediscover the sacred connectedness of curriculum areas, classroom schedule, and classroom management. Honoring the Multiple Intelligences theory, participants will feel confident offering their children diverse ways of learning that contribute to success and meaning. Participants will feel strengthened in their own creative gifts and through direct experiences will feel more willing to share such fun and joyful times with their own students. Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, consultant Marquis Salon 9/10 Learning Environment

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Featured Session #267 | Meet the authors and illustrators: Children’s literature at NAEYC Be your child’s best teacher using children’s literature. Celebrating its 28th anniversary, this well-attended annual featured session brings award-winning children’s authors and illustrators to NAEYC to share their experiences and expertise with teachers. The authors and illustrators—all leaders in the field—will present how they create their books, what children have said and asked about their books, and strategies for using their books with children. Additionally, they will share their journeys as writers, knowledge about writing for publication, and experiences in working with children in schools.

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#268 | What happens in Washington ... shouldn’t stay there! Everything you need to know about federal ECE policy and how you can get involved Lauren Hogan, NAEYC Room 156 Advocacy/Public Policy

#269 | The fine art of interactive storytelling: Helping lessons “stick” by making learning FUN! Don Dougherty, Classroom Adventure Stories LLC; Katie Bartschi, Play & Learn Child Care Centers Room 144AB Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

#270 | How do you know what they know? Using the formative assessment process to strengthen your teaching practice and support student learning and development Karen Lounsbury, University of South Carolina Upstate Room 159AB Assessment of Young Children

#271 | Special Olympics Young Athletes: Influencing social inclusion through gross motor education and play Andrea Moore, Special Olympics North America Room 203AB Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

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#272 | Every day is a STEM Day! Learn how to set up STEMready activities and support our future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians—When we combine our curious and inquisitive young children with engaging materials and ready teachers, STEM happens! Leslie Eslinger, Becker’s School Supplies Room 145A Preschoolers Cognitive Development

#273 | Learning outside the walls: The community as the classroom Sally Mowers, Michigan State University Child Development Laboratory; Nora Thompson, North American Reggio Emilia Alliance Room 103A Preschoolers Community Partnerships

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T H U R S DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #274 | Growing responsive programs: Engaging children, families, and educators in reflective practice and anti-bias education Sarah Felstiner, Hilltop Children’s Center; Rukia Rogers, The Highlander School Room 101 Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#275 | Big questions for young minds: Extending children’s thinking using high-level questioning techniques in the preschool and kindergarten classroom Lisa Bresson, Grow NJ Kids; Megan King, Passaic Public Schools Room 209AB Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#276 | LGBT curriculum content in preservice early childhood teacher education: A statewide survey of North Carolina’s community colleges Mistie Reising-Cogbill, East Carolina University; Archana Hegde, East Carolina University; Paige Averett, East Carolina University Room 145B Adults

#278 | Sharing what works: Developing strategies for future early childhood educators using coaching and real-time technology E. Andreea Schnayder, Metropolitan Community College; Renee Franklin, Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties; Barb Jackson, University of Nebraska Medical Center Room 147B Adults Educator/Teacher Preparation

#279 | Nature education: Start small or go big! Julie Powers, University of Hawaii, Maui College; Sheila Williams Ridge, University of Minnesota Laboratory School Room 151B Preschoolers Environmental Education

#280 | PBS KIDS family and community learning: Bringing families together to play and learn with science Jean Crawford, PBS; Aaron Morris, PBS; Cathy Cook, WQED; Gina Masciola, WQED West Salon G Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

#282 | Coins and competencies: Driving results in the ECE workforce Katherine Kempe, NAEYC; Kavita Hatipoglu, Results for Development Room 147A Global Perspectives

#283 | Strategies working with families and basic guidelines of high-quality standards in practice Nili Luo, Southwestern College; Janet Arndt, Gordon College Room 146B Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#284 | Motivando la participación de los padres: 5 pasos para establecer relaciones culturalmente sensibles Deya Osgood, The Children’s Reading Foundation Room 202B Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

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#277 | Anti-racist early childhood education: Foundational principles Kerry-Ann Escayg, University of Nebraska Omaha Room 209C Kindergartners Diversity & Equity

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#281 | Sharing the care: Partnering with millennial parents to support children’s development Rebecca Parlakian, ZERO TO THREE Room 103B Infants and Toddlers Family Engagement & Support

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#285 | Interacciones que innovan: el impacto de un programa de acompañamiento pedagógico en Latinoamérica Lorena Sernett, Teachstone; Armida Lizárraga, Luminario Room 208AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#286 | ”It’s mine!” Conflict resolution for toddlers Christine Snyder, HighScope Educational Research Foundation West Salon H Toddlers Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#287 | Plastics and plastic toys: How they can affect children’s health and their ability to learn Hester Paul, Children’s Environmental Health Network; Susan Hedges, NAEYC Room 158AB Health & Safety

#288 | Reading to infants and toddlers: Encouraging a lifelong love of literature Linda Whitehead, Bright Horizons Family Solutions; Heather Ferillo, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Room 150A Infants and Toddlers

#289 | But what about language? Linking oral language, cultural identity, and literacy

#293 | Do you hear what I hear? The powerful voice of the male early childhood teachers

Megan-Brette Hamilton, Auburn University Room 140B

Jill Klefstad, University of WisconsinStout; Lindsay Barnhart, University of Wisconsin-Stout Room 143AB Kindergartners

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#290 | Integration of bilingual education in a Reggio Emiliainspired preschool program Marjorie Quesenberry, Rainbow Riders Childcare Center; Ye Ding, Rainbow Riders Childcare Center; Letitia WangMoore, Rainbow Riders Childcare Center Room 202A Preschoolers Language & Literacy

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#294 | Jump for Joy Music: Getting smarter through music! Encouraging the development of the whole child with songs that promote cognitive, social, and motor skills Wiley Rankin, Jump for Joy Music; Debbie Rankin, Jump for Joy Music Room 206 Music

#291 | Beyond the play kitchen— Creating classroom environments to support make-believe play and executive functions in young children: Lessons from Tools of the Mind Elena Bodrova, Tools of the Mind; Deborah Leong, Tools of the Mind; Megan Siebert, Tools of the Mind; Amy Hnasko, Tools of the Mind Room 207B Preschoolers Learning Environment

#292 | Self-paced learning about children’s math thinking, with playful activities: The Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories tool Douglas Clements, University of Denver; Julie Sarama, University of Denver Room 150B

#295 | Give students a “brain boost” with physical activity Chandi Edmonds, Alpha Kids Shine Room 140A Physical Development

#296 | High-power dynamic leadership skills are mandatory for success in the professional field of early childhood! Learn how to build a portfolio of expert leadership practices by reviewing contemporary leadership models and successful case studies, and examining exceptional leadership responses to current challenges and demands in our field and work Kate Dust, EduKids, Inc. Room 207A Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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#300 | In Defense of Whole-Child

Blythe Hinitz, The College of New Jersey; Vivien Geneser, Texas A&M UniversitySan Antonio; Allisyn Shindle, The College of New Jersey Room 149AB Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

Vincent Costanza, Teaching Strategies, LLC, Kai-leé Berke, Teaching Strategies, LLC Room 146C Spotlight Exhibitor Session

#301 | Transforming the financing of early care and education Sheila Moats, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Room 154AB Preschoolers

#298 | Calling all air heads! Handson exploration with the science of aerodynamics Adrienne Devaney, Broward County Schools; Kimberly Singer, Broward County Schools; Helene Weingarten, Broward County Schools Room 143C

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#302 | Movement matters! How to nurture pre-academic readiness for math, literacy, and communication through play and movement Amy Egan, Child Development Consultants LLC; Amy Freedman, Child Development Consultants LLC; Judith Greenberg, Child Development Consultants LLC Room 201 Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#303 | The upside of digital devices: Have fun teaching kids to be screen smart! Neuroscience-based sensory skills that promote visual literacy and empathy and accelerate learning Nicole Dreiske, International Children’s Media Center West Salon I

#299 | Not enough peek-a-boo: Cultivating eye contact, human touch, and playful interaction in a touchscreen world

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. | Marriott Marquis #304 | See, play, read! Bringing picture books to life through the arts

#308 | Adults need play, too! Joyful team-building activities for every play personality

Nicole Cromartie, High Museum of Art; Olivia Aston Bosworth, Alliance Theatre; Ruthie Miltenberger, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Shaw/LeDroit Park Preschoolers

Diane Goyette, Early Childhood Specialties LLC; Barbara Lynn, Wharton County Junior College Marquis Salon 3/4 Adults

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#305 | The risk of no risk in early childhood: Addressing childhood democracy through the lens of nature-based education

#309 | We are all equal! Exploring social justice and equity in the preschool classroom through the social studies

Molly Gerrish, University of WisconsinRiver Falls Marquis Salon 12/13 Preschoolers

Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University Marquis Salon 1 Preschoolers

Environmental Education

#306 | Trouble-free transitions! They’re possible if we understand child development Rae Pica, Rae Pica Keynotes & Consulting Marquis Salon 9/10 Preschoolers Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#310 | Trauma-informed practices that can benefit all children Peg Oliveira, Gesell Institute of Child Development Marquis Salon 7/8 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

#311 | The Project Approach: Captivating children’s curiosity Maureen Dwyer, Duke School; Miriam Ornstein, Duke School Marquis Salon 2 Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

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#307 | Risks versus hazards: Outdoor play in three early education contexts Heather DiGiovanni, Henry Frost Children’s Program; Claire Kamenski, Henry Frost Children’s Program; Kate Hodges, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University; Rusty Keeler, Earth Play Chinatown Preschoolers

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Washington Convention Center

Featured Session #312 | A driving force: Conversations with chief state school officers on strengthening high-quality early childhood education State departments of education are not only important partners in the work of early childhood education, but also important drivers of how well that work happens. And if Carissa Moffat departments are drivers, the chiefs are behind the wheel. Join these extraordinary leaders MIller for a special conversation about an in-depth look at how they have worked in their states to strengthen well-planned pathways between diverse early childhood programs and elementary schools. With an interactive dialogue and panel moderated by the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, they will share best practices, strategies, and challenges in creating effective partnerships that lead to improvements for young learners—a goal that we all can share. Carissa Moffat Miller, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO); Carey Wright, Mississippi Department of Education; Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma Department of Education; MaryEllen Elia, New York State Department of Education

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#313 | Art, literacy, action! The journey of a child’s artwork from page to stage Annie Ferguson, St. Francis Episcopal School of Houston; Lyndsay Sweeney, St. Francis Episcopal School of Houston Room 158AB Preschoolers Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

#314 | Observational assessment: How to choose and implement observational data collection for the purpose of promoting positive behavioral changes Peggy Goldstein, Florida Atlantic University; Lisa Finnegan, Florida Atlantic University Room 159AB Assessment of Young Children

#315 | Early intervention: The role of the classroom teacher in empowering parents from the perspective of a parent advocate/ educator Jen Dryer, Parent Advocate and Foundations for Families Room 203AB Infants and Toddlers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#316 | Brainstorming! Investigating! Creating! How the Project Approach and CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) promote intellectual thinking in children and adults Karrie Snider, University of Central Missouri; Carol Bolz, Mid America Head Start, Mid America Regional Council Room 145B Preschoolers

#317 | The power of creativity: A workshop on developing exciting and meaningful learning experiences for young children Martha Cheney, Walden University; Jane Schall, Laureate Education, Inc Room 207B Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#318 | Engaging emerging professionals Alyson Panzarella, NAEYC Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC); Hannah Riddle de Rojas, NAEYC Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC); LaToya Tingle, NAEYC Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) Room 154AB Adults Diversity & Equity

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#319 | Voices of Practitioners— Teacher research: A core practice in the preparation of new teachers and foundational to teachers’ ongoing learning Debra Murphy, Cape Cod Community College; Barbara Henderson, San Francisco State University; Frances Rust, New York University Metro Center and University of Pennsylvania; Andrew Stremmel, South Dakota State University; Mary Jane Moran, University of Tennessee; Angie Cross, Loudoun Country Day School; Isauro Escamilla Calan, Las Americas Early Education School; Elizabeth DeMartino Newton, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Room 147A Educator/Teacher Preparation

#320 | NAECTE Research Net on Urban Education: Perspectives on preparation of early childhood teachers for diverse learners Susan Catapano, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Sarah Huisman, Fontbonne University; Regena Nelson, Western Michigan University; Andrea Lewis, Spelman University Room 140B Adults Educator/Teacher Preparation

#320A | Little ones outdoors: Creating an outdoor space that will help infants and toddlers thrive, learn and grow Katherine Banks, All About Workshops Room 208AB Adults Environmental Education

#321 | Relational family engagement with culturally and linguistically diverse families in preschool Ann-Marie Wiese, WestEd; Peter Mangione, WestEd; Jenine Schmidt, WestEd West Salon G Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

#322 | Maximizing resources: How to access free educational material to ensure availability for all students Julie Hay, Singakwenza Education and Health Room 143AB Preschoolers Global Perspectives

#323 | Innovative English practice in Chinese kindergartens Zhai Qianyu, DingQi Education Group, Vtron Group Co Room 146B Kindergartners Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#324 | Fomentando la lectura en familias Latinas por medio de los cuentos. Veronica Corral, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; Christina Bassler, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool Room 204AB Preschoolers

#325 | Reacciones Comúnes o Respuestas Conscientes? Comunícate con los niños en momentos de conflicto para que aprendan nueva conducta positiva Katja von Elbe, Conscious Discipline Room 202B Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#326 | Child protection policies, procedures, and programming: Keeping children in your care safe, and learning to react responsibly to child abuse Patricia Dailey Lewis, Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children Room 156 Health & Safety

#327 | Full STEAM ahead! Language and literacy activities that promote STEAM education John Funk, University of Utah Room 150A Preschoolers Language & Literacy

Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #328 | Our bilingual curriculum practice based on ecological systems theory

#332 | Designing higher education rubrics that align with NAEYC’s professional preparation standards

#336 | Strategies for helping practitioners improve program practices using the ECERS-3

Ying Xia, Star Horizon Preschool; Hopkins Graciela, Star Horizon Preschool; Xiaomeng Sun, Star Horizon Preschool Room 209C Preschoolers

Megan Woolston, NAEYC; Reginald Williams, South Carolina State University; Bridget Murray, Henderson Community College; Pamela Ehrenberg, NAEYC Room 204C Adults

Debby Cryer, Environment Rating Scales Institute Room 209AB Preschoolers

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#329 | Moving beyond 1,2,3: scaffolding math learning during small and large group times Holly Delgado, HighScope Educational Research Foundation Room 201 Preschoolers Mathematics

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#333 | More than just feelings: Empowering emotions and relationship building in children Taunya Banta, KinderCare Education Room 207A Social/Emotional Development Sponsored by:

#330 | Rate like an NAEYC assessor Alecia Stephenson, NAEYC; Anna Ring, NAEYC; Lorraine Cooke, Egenolf Early Childhood Center Room 103A Adults NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

#334 | Making sense of the senses: How limiting children’s physical movement exacerbates challenging behaviors Abby Abrisham, C.P. Child Care, Inc. West Salon I Physical Development

#331 | Engaging others on Hello: Sparking and sustaining online conversations to connect and grow your networks Michael Coventry, NAEYC Room 144C Adults NAEYC Activities

#335 | The wonder and values of the creative, play-based approach on children’s learning and behavioral growth Richard Cohen, www.richardcohen.com Room 146A Preschoolers Play Sponsored by:

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#337 | The roles of the professional development specialist and the gold standard specialist in the CDA credentialing process Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition; Abena Ocran-Jackson, Council for Professional Recognition Room 151A Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#338 | Examining Power to the Profession with an equity lens: A pulse check Marica Cox Mitchell, NAEYC ; Lucy Recio, NAEYC; Mindy Bennett, Child Care Aware of America Room 151B Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#339 | Best practices in fiscal management and budgeting for center directors Linda Dunphy, Foundations for Families Room 206 Adults Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #340 | Down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass: Is “Alice” a source of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?/ Beyond types of play: Learning more about Mildred Parten’s observations to help us observe children’s play today Edna Runnels Ranck, District of Columbia Early Learning Collaborative; Karan Marshall, Richland College Room 149AB Adults Research

#341 | My First Garden—Join a new national early childhood nutrition and STEM collaborative: Informal science educators join with early childhood professionals to share hands-on preschool nutrition and science activities that include access to healthy foods for lowincome families Miriam Krause, Community Progress Council; Hardin Engelhardt, Marbles Kids Museum; Jennifer Jovanovic, GrowingGreat; Erin Townley, Creative Discovery Museum Room 101 Preschoolers

#342 | Building resilience in challenging times: teaching children to develop inner strength and value diversity in themselves and others Mary Jamsek, early childhood specialist Room 147B Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

#343 | The persistent achievement gap: Early childhood education’s opportunities and challenges Laura Bailet, Kaplan Early Learning Company Room 146C Spotlight Exhibitor Session

#344 | Building and growing minds: A STEM adventure in early childhood Wendy Sydeski, Volusia County Schools; Jenna O’Donoghue, Volusia County Schools Room 144AB Preschoolers

#345 | Rigorous DAP: Eleven principles designed to assist early educators in making instructional decisions that address the developmental needs of children, as well as the academic content necessary for success in school Christopher Brown, University of Texas Austin; Beth Feger, University of Texas Austin; Brian Mowry, Frog Street Press Room 103B Kindergartners Teaching & Instructional Practices

#346 | Building solutions: Play, problem solving, and digital storytelling Bonnie Blagojevic, Morningtown Consulting; Mary Ellin Logue, University of Maine; Loyann Worster, Veazie Community School Room 150B Technology & Digital Media

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Marriott Marquis #347 | Learn about the new milestone-tracker app, Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns, and other FREE resources from CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program to promote early identification of children with developmental delays and disabilities Julia Abercrombie, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Camille Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Marquis Salon 9/10 Infants and Toddlers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#348 | Learning from nature: What is nature-based education and how can I use it to benefit my young, bright, and gifted learners? Patti Bailie, University of Maine at Farmington; Leigh Fish, University of Maine at Farmington Shaw/LeDroit Park Environmental Education

#349 | ”Just doing it for attention”: Rethinking our approaches to attention-seeking behaviors Elizabeth Criswell, University of Minnesota Marquis Salon 12/13 Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#350 | Words DO have power: Seeing behavior as communication and intentionally teaching the skills of assertiveness and effective communication—the ultimate in bully prevention Kim Hughes, Conscious Connections LLC Marquis Salon 3/4 Kindergartners

#353 | ”Me and WE”: Engaging strategies for developing empathetic and compassionate behaviors in preschoolers William Stinson, The Teachers College at Emporia State University; Jennifer McCroddan, Cross Church-Springdale Marquis Salon 7/8 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

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#354 | Meaningful circle time: What does it look like in highquality early care and education programs?

#351 | Building a better board: Inclusive recruitment strategies to increase your organization’s performance

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#352 | Amplify their voices: Fostering leadership in ECE teachers Kathleen Seabolt, Vanderbilt University Marquis Salon 1 Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Session 12:00 noon–12:45 p.m. | Washington Convention Center #355 | NAEYC Meet the Candidates Sebreana Domingue, Chair, NAEYC’s 2018–19 Nominating Committee, will introduce the slate for the 2019 Governing Board election. Candidates will make brief statements and discuss issues facing the Association. This year’s election includes candidates for President-Elect, two At-Large Governing Board members, and one Student Governing Board member. You can also meet the candidates in the Members Café on Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and in the NAEYC Annual Conference Shop on Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. And be sure to VOTE! Room 152AB Adults

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NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall (1:00–2:30 p.m.) Please see page 129 for details.

Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. | Washington Convention Center

Featured Session #356 | Supporting early mathematics development: Research-based practices and resources for teacher educators, teachers, and families Math skills at kindergarten entry predict later academic success. Rich mathematical activities that are playful and fun help propel young children’s mathematical growth. What are best practices to promote math development in classrooms and child care settings and at home? How can teacher educators best support pre- and in-service preschool teachers in developing the skills and beliefs to effectively teach math? Find out the latest research and resources from the DREME Network to advance math teaching and learning in the early years. Linda Platas, San Francisco State University; Douglas Clements, University of Denver; Eric Dearing, Boston College

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#357 | Responding to the child care needs of workers with nontraditional hours Helen Blank, National Women’s Law Center; Karen Schulman, National Women’s Law Center Room 151A Adults Advocacy/Public Policy

#358 | Overcoming mountains of biases: Embracing reframing techniques to support familycentered practices in early intervention and beyond Mira Williams, James Madison University; Jen Newton, St. Louis University; Cori Hill, Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University Room 147B

#359 | Executive function skills in early childhood: How to integrate inhibitory control, cognitive flexibility, and working memory into your preschool classroom curriculum Marie Lister, University of Minnesota Room 156 Preschoolers Cognitive Development

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #360 | In a nation of disengaged learners, keeping the spark for learning alive: Surprising findings from research Ellen Galinsky, Bezos Family Foundation; Erin Ramsey, Bezos Family Foundation; Stephanie Carlson, University of Minnesota Room 202A Cognitive Development

#361 | An afternoon of sharing: Developing thinking children through project work Judy Harris Helm, Best Practices Inc.; Pam Scranton, UPC Discovery Early Learning Center; Yvonne Kogan, Eton School; Rebecca Wilson, Van Meter Community PreK Room 207A Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#362 | Multiple possibilities of the light-and-shadow project in an inclusive Reggio-inspired classroom Chamroeun Yann, Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center; Jennifer Andrade, Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center; Christine Smothers, Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center Room 209AB Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#363 | The importance of fostering a positive self-image in the young African American male through literature and imagery Petrea Hicks, XYZ the end result! LLC Room 206 Diversity & Equity

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#364 | Let’s talk about whiteness Kate Engle, freelance consultant; Ijumaa Jordan, Ijumaa Jordan Consulting (IJC) Room 140A Adults Diversity & Equity

#365 | Higher education local partnership strategies for addressing workforce opportunity and quality Philippa Campbell, Thomas Jefferson University; Terry Hayes, Public Health Management Corporation; Alison Lutton, Lutton Consulting Room 145A Adults Educator/Teacher Preparation

#366 | Connecting children to nature: An educator’s toolkit (integrating early childhood education and environmental education) Jill Canelli, Mass Audubon; Heather DiGiovanni, Henry Frost Children’s Program Room 203AB Preschoolers Environmental Education

#367 | Want to improve your family engagement practices? Develop a comprehensive family engagement plan! Julie Ray, Southeast Missouri State University; Emily Winchester, Southeast Missouri State University; Molly Wiseman, Southeast Missouri State University West Salon G

#368 | Children and families representing diverse backgrounds in the new millennium: Building on the past to inform the future Jennifer Kilgo, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Jerry Aldridge, University of Alabama at Birmingham Room 207B Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

#369 | Preparing early childhood classrooms for children with parents in prison: Supporting families, children, and ourselves Fran Roznowski, The Early Years Project–Cambridge School Dept; Quniana Futrell, Tidewater Community College; Dedric Davis, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission Room 209C Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

#370 | Combining theory with practice: Science experiences of undergraduate early childhood education majors who took the Early Childhood Science Education course Xiuying-Ding, Korea National University of Education; Bookyung Cho, Korea National University of Education; Kyungeun Kim, Korea National University of Education Room 146B Adults Good Start—Chinese Language Track

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#371 | Potenciando el lenguaje del niño y la niña: Eje crucial para la comunicación Ana Hoover, McFarren Aviles & Associates; Jill McFarren Avilés, McFarren Aviles & Associates Room 208AB Infants and Toddlers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#372 | ¡Juntos! Explorando conceptos de justicia social en el aula preescolar a través de los estudios sociales Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University; Eric Robles, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Room 159AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#373 | Boom and zoom! Supporting busy preschool boys Kenneth Sherman, HighScope Educational Research Foundation Room 143AB Preschoolers Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#374 | The other 3 Rs—Routine, rhythm, and relaxation: Using musical rituals to create calm

#378 | Blocks, rocks, and robots: Nurturing computational thinking in early childhood

Deanna Bucci, Kindermusik International; Deanne Kells, Kindermusik International Room 149AB Preschoolers

Ann Gadzikowski, Preschool of the Arts Room 140B Preschoolers

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#375 | Children as authors, writers, and thinkers: Writing with depth and proficiency in kindergarten through third grade Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute; Valencia Burney, Erikson Institute West Salon H First- to Third-Graders

#376 | Teaching strategies that organize and support preschoolers in joyful story retelling

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#379 | Beyond counting to 10: Understanding and using math trajectories in the early childhood classroom Travis Williams, Kaplan Early Learning Company Room 158AB Preschoolers Mathematics

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M. Susan McWilliams, University of Nebraska Omaha Room 147A Preschoolers

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#380 | Understanding the data from the new Accreditation Decision Reports to drive continuous quality improvement Meghann Hickey, NAEYC; Keisha Spates, NAEYC; Susan Southerton, KinderCare Education Room 103A Adults NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

#377 | Circle time: It’s more than calendar and weather Tracy Cheney, private consultant Room 154AB Preschoolers Learning Environment

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#381 | NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall There is so much to discuss: Power to the Profession, three position statements in progress, a streamlined accreditation model, the work of our affiliates and interest forums, the continued value proposition of NAEYC membership, and the overall health of our professional association. Join NAEYC President Amy O’Leary, Treasurer Carl Hairston, Chief Executive Officer Rhian Evans Allvin, and members of NAEYC’s governing board for what is always a lively conversation. NAEYC’s vision: All young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential. NAEYC’s mission: NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. Room 152AB NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

NAEYC’s 5 Strategic Priorities: • High-Quality Early Learning

• Organizational Excellence

• The Profession

• Leadership and Innovation

• Organizational Advancement

#382 | Completing the NAEYC higher education accreditation self-study report Megan Woolston, NAEYC; Bridget Murray, Henderson Community College; Pamela Ehrenberg, NAEYC Room 204C Adults NAEYC Activities

#383 | Planning for play: Genius ways to incorporate play into the school day Anna Yudina, The Genius of Play; Debora Wisneski, University of Nebraska Omaha Room 150B Play

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#384 | ”Do I have to attend yet another training?” How to present exciting, creative, hands-on training workshops for early childhood educators Robin Sachs, Walden University Room 151B Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#385 | Building leaders at all levels through communities of practice

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#386 | Building bridges across the pre-K to grade 3 continuum: Paving the way to sustainability for leadership development to enrich early learning instructional leadership capacity and improve high-quality teaching and early learning Laurel Byrne, La Salle University; Karen Coldwell, Cabrini University Room 101 Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

Erin Dubey, First 5 California; Krista Murphy, Orange County Department of Education Room 143C Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #387 | Working within your bandwidth: From surviving to thriving as a small NAEYC state affiliate Katy Gregg, Georgia Southern University; Jaime Dice, GAEYC and Dice Writing LLC; Courtney May, Suzuki School at Ponce City Market Room 204AB Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#388 | Editor and author in conversation: Creating nonfiction that engages, informs, and entertains Mary Quattlebaum, Vermont College of Fine Arts; Marfe Delano, National Geographic Kids Room 144AB Preschoolers Science

#389 | Tender toddler moments that support spiritual growth in developmentally appropriate ways: Using music, children’s literature, rituals, predictable nurturing routines, and following children’s particular interests and needs Kathleen Harris, Seton Hill University; Lynn Manfredi/Petitt, The Creative Comfy Day School @ Lynn’s House Room 145B Toddlers Social/Emotional Development

#390 | The art of asking questions to facilitate inquiry learning Kori Bardige, Learning Circle Consulting; Melissa Russell, The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens Room 146A Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

Treat Yourself! Washington Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A Craving something sweet? Something salty? A variety of snacks or a late lunch are available for purchase in the Expo from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

#391 | Promoting healthy sexual development in young children: Tools to support educators and families Lydia Bowers, Lydia Bowers Consulting Room 144C Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#392 | Directors as fearless consumers of software for program management and family and staff communication Fran Simon, Engagement Strategies; Kara Lenhardt, North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. Room 150A Adults Technology & Digital Media

#393 | Using screen time to help early learners build “good neighbor” skills John Sessler, PBS; Michelle Garmon, Sandia Vista Elementary School; Patricia Brown, Ladue School District Room 201 First- to Third-Graders Technology & Digital Media

Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis #394 | Jump off the page! Using music, movement, and art to make picture books come alive Margaret Hooton, Gateway to the Arts/ Western PA Wolf Trap and Duquesne University Marquis Salon 3/4 Preschoolers Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

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#395 | Eliminating suspension, expulsion, and other inappropriate discipline practices: Program-wide implementation of evidence-based practices Lise Fox, University of South Florida Shaw/LeDroit Park Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#396 | Mandated reporting of child abuse: Who, what, when, where, and why Deborah Ausburn, Taylor English Duma LLP; Donna Caudell, Truett-McConnell University Marquis Salon 12/13 Health & Safety

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (continued) #397 | Appropriate musical experiences matter: A Thomas Moore approach Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore Enterprises, Inc. Marquis Salon 7/8 Music

#398 | Canta conmigo! Sing in Spanish with young children Elizabeth Mitchell, Smithsonian Folkways Marquis Salon 9/10 Music

#399 | Social-emotional learning for teachers (SELF-T): Helping teachers manage stress and care for their own social-emotional health Jovanna Tyree, The Ohio State University; Sarah Lang, The Ohio State University Marquis Salon 1 Social/Emotional Development

#400 | Young yogis: Children’s and teachers’ experiences with yoga in a preschool setting

#401 | Thresholds, averages, and implementation: How do I choose CLASS goals to drive improvement Sarah Hadden, Teachstone Training LLC; Cierra Johnson, Teachstone Training LLC; Vicki Kintner-Duffy, Teachstone Training LLC; Amy Cubbage, Teachstone Training LLC Chinatown State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS

Kenya Wolff, University of Mississippi; Sarah Langley, University of Mississippi Marquis Salon 2 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

Friday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. | Washington Convention Center

Featured Session #402 | From words to action: Establishing the professional obligations of the ECE profession to advance diversity and equity We all value diversity and are champions of equity to some degree. So how do we ensure that this value is tangible in classrooms and professional preparation programs, where it matters most? What should the professional obligations of the ECE profession be? Come learn about and inform the new “Advancing Equity and Diversity in Early Childhood Education” position statement from NAEYC. This new statement will influence how we prepare and support the workforce. Michelle Marbury, Innis Enterprise; Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College; Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi; Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, American Indian College Fund

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#403 | Strengthening the P–3 continuum: State policies to support the early learning continuum and connecting the disconnect to K–3 Bruce Atchison, Education Commission of the States; Louisa Diffey, Education Commission of the States Room 203AB Adults Advocacy/Public Policy

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#404 | School readiness: One state’s path to a common framework

#405 | Story time, dramatic play, and productive questioning: Where’s the STEM?

Hanah Goldberg, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students; Katy Gregg, Georgia Southern University Room 144C Adults

Shelly Counsell, The University of Memphis; Mary Palmer, Southwest Tennessee Community College; Felicia Peat, WKNO Public Broadcasting Station; Inger Upchurch, Cornelia Crenshaw Memorial & Gaston Park Libraries Room 147A Preschoolers

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #406 | Science tells us Piaget didn’t have it all figured out: How adults can cultivate abstract reasoning in young children Amy Eisenmann, Bay Area Discovery Museum & Center for Childhood Creativity Room 156 Preschoolers Cognitive Development

#407 | How to make the ideal real: Implementing high-quality developmental models that educate the whole child Stephanie Miller, Trust for Learning; Jacqueline Cossentino, National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector; Elizabeth Beavan, Alliance for Public Waldorf Education; Deborah Leong, Tools of the Mind Room 209C Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#408 | An afternoon of sharing: Developing thinking children through project work—Part 2 Judy Harris Helm, Best Practices Inc.; Pam Scranton, UPC Discovery Early Learning Center; Yvonne Kogan, Eton School Room 207A Preschoolers

#410 | Practice what you preach (and teach): Embedding Universal Design for Learning and cooperative learning strategies to promote engagement and understanding in early childhood higher education courses Maureen Wikete Lee, Saint Louis University; Emily Lemonds, Saint Louis University Room 143C Adults Educator/Teacher Preparation

#411 | Preservice teacher candidates build family partnerships in rural and underserved communities Thurman Guy, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Room 151B Kindergartners Educator/Teacher Preparation

#412 | We started a forest preschool! You can too! Michael Godfrey, Brigham Young University-Idaho; Elle Roelofs, stay-athome mother; Lucy Ritter, Brigham Young University-Idaho Room 159AB Preschoolers

Tsitsi Nyabando, East Tennessee State University; Narges Sareh, East Tennessee State University Room 103A Preschoolers

Cassandra O’Neill, Leadership Alchemy LLC; Michael MacEwan, MacEwan Consulting Room 151A Adults Family Engagement & Support

#415 | Good grief: Sad is not bad Sarah Miner, Live & Learn Early Learning Center; Johanna Booth-Miner, Live & Learn Early Learning Center West Salon I Adults Family Engagement & Support

#416 | Perspective-taking: The joys, challenges, and hopes of early childhood education in four countries (Ghana, Nigeria, The Philippines, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) Ruth Facun-Granadozo, East Tennessee State University; Abidah Abutaleb, East Tennessee State University; Bolatito Alaofin, East Tennessee State University; Lydia Kwaitoo, East Tennessee State University Room 204C Adults Global Perspectives

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#409 | Active boys: Global perspectives on fostering early childhood classrooms where boys’ development and learning thrive

#414 | Engaging families and communities the easy way: Activate passion and shared aspirations

#413 | To tell or not to tell—that is the question: Sharing worrisome information with parents of young children Janice Friedman, Variety Child Learning Center; Stacey Ratner, Variety Child Learning Center Room 201 Family Engagement & Support

#417 | Enriching children’s sensory experiences and creativity: Integration of play and art Pei-Ying Wu, California State University, Fresno; Kao-Hsiang Ni, Fresh Seed Children’s Art Institute Room 146B Preschoolers Good Start—Chinese Language Track

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#418 | Early childhood teacher preparation with tangible technologies: A cross-national study in China and the United States Wenwei Luo, University of South Florida and Hubei University of Arts and Science; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida; Michael Berson, University of South Florida Room 146A Adults Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#419 | Entre números y medidas: explorando el rol de las matemáticas en la enseñanza de STEAM Mayra Almodovar, Hartnell College; Marisel TorresCrespo, Hood College; Susan Ratliff, Hartnell College Room 149AB Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#420 | La documentación del desarrollo de los niños a travez de Historias de Aprendizaje: Como implementar Historias de Aprendizaje en programas bilingües de la primera infancia Isauro Escamilla Calan, San Francisco Unified School District; Lorena Ramos, Ventura County Office of Education Room 208AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

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#421 | Are you more like Captain Kirk or Mr. Spock? Five lessons from the Starship Enterprise that facilitate self-reflection and behavior planning when children exhibit challenging behaviors Angela Searcy, Erikson Institute and Simple Solutions Educational Services Room 207B Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#422 | Developmentally appropriate child guidance: How to facilitate self-control while enhancing self-esteem William Mosier, Wright State University & Center for the Study of Child Development Room 154AB Preschoolers Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#423 | Key words: Reclaiming children’s precious vocabulary Cory Gann, Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education Room 140A Kindergartners Language & Literacy

#424 | A coordinated systems approach to supporting young children who are dual language learners and their families Karen Nemeth, ZERO TO THREE West Salon G Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#425 | Don’t worry, we have BandAids: The importance of whole body play Michelle Walsh, Tarrant County College Children’s Center Room 103B Preschoolers Physical Development

#426 | Reimagining children’s play through a global perspective Diana Cortez-Castro, Texas Southmost College; Ronilda Henson, Texas Southmost College Room 145A Preschoolers Play

#427 | Getting the most from online professional development as part of a comprehensive PD plan Christine Anthony, Penn State Better Kid Care Room 143AB Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#428 | Herding cats or improving quality? Coaching teachers with ECERS Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University Room 150B Preschoolers Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#429 | How to write your first article or book Gigi Schweikert, Lightbridge Academy West Salon H Adults Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

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#431 | Seeing substitutes as professionals: How to recruit, train, and place shared temporary staff Gina Tek, ChildcareTennessee; Anne Clem, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Room 140B Adults Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

#432 | Head Start on engineering: Engaging parents and children in the engineering design process Scott Pattison, Institute for Learning Innovation; Pam Corrie, Mt. Hood Community College Room 147B Preschoolers Science

#433 | Sensory science: Connecting children’s science learning to their sensory play Janna Doherty, Museum of Science, Boston; Miriam Krause, Community Progress Council Room 204AB Preschoolers Science

#434 | “Designing” young futures: Using design thinking to promote lifelong learning in early childhood education Gloria Julius, Primrose Schools; Maria Shaheen, Primrose Schools Room 209AB Teaching & Instructional Practices

#436 | Making Mister Rogers proud: How to develop appropriate practices when integrating technology into the classroom Denise LaRosa, The Ellis School Room 150A Preschoolers Technology & Digital Media

#437 | Innovative technologies for learning: Affordable tools for the intentional teacher Mark Bailey, Pacific University College of Education; Bonnie Blagojevic, Morningtown Consulting; Warren Buckleitner, Children’s Technology Review; Diane Bales, University of Georgia Room 206 Technology & Digital Media

#435 | Boston Public School’s Pre-K through 2nd Grade Department’s curricula design and professional development—Addressing the inequities in an urban setting: Boston’s story of its 10-year journey Marie Enochty, Boston Public Schools; Brian Gold, Boston Public Schools Room 144AB Kindergartners Teaching & Instructional Practices

Friday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis #438 | Lights, camera, action! How to integrate the performing arts into your early childhood classroom Shana Milligan, The University of Alabama; Meredith Mathers, The University of Alabama Marquis Salon 12/13 Preschoolers Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

#439 | Addressing social and emotional outcomes in early intervention through targeted child assessment, specialized staff training, and coaching and integration of CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) Mary Mackrain, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Kelly Hurshe, Michigan Department of Education Marquis Salon 9/10 Infants and Toddlers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#440 | Developmentally appropriate pre-K through grade 3 classrooms: The look, the feel, the third teacher Brian Kingrey, Iowa AEYC Chinatown Learning Environment

#441 | The power of play: The important role of play in healing for children experiencing trauma Meghan Schafer, Horizons for Homeless Children Shaw/LeDroit Park Play

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F R I DAY S E S S I O N S Friday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (continued) #442 | Inspired leadership: Six cornerstones to building effective teams and vibrant workplaces Erin Ramsey, Living Inspired LLC Marquis Salon 7/8 Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#444 | Mind full or mindful? Mindfulness as a tool for socialemotional learning in early childhood education

#445 | Woodworking 101: Creating a safe, educational, and fun woodworking center in your classroom

Anne Norris, Ohr Chadash Academy Marquis Salon 1 Preschoolers

Regina Abraham, Summit School of Ahwatukee; Lisa Stearns-Hayes, Summit School of Ahwatukee Marquis Salon 2 Preschoolers

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#443 | Building inclusion, respect, cooperation, and compassion into your program: Is civility more than good manners? Joyce Daniels, American River College, Folsom Lake College and Sierra College; Ana Page, Fullerton College Laboratory School; Lucy Stroock, Peace Educators Allied for Children Everywhere Marquis Salon 3/4 Social/Emotional Development

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#446 | NAEYC’s Poster session NAEYC’s Expo, Exhibit Hall A, near 2200 aisle Visit NAEYC’s Poster session for poster displays where you can meet and exchange ideas with presenters and attendees! The Poster session will have simultaneous presentations on various topics inside NAEYC’s Exhibit Hall.

PS#1 Everything old is new again: How child development theory continues to influence curriculum, DAP, and teaching strategies Randi Albertsen, Innovations in Education LLC Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

PS#2 Loose Parts: A journey of discovery and learning

PS#6 35 best picture books with LGBTQ themes John Sutterby, University of Texas San Antonio Diversity & Equity

PS#7 Appreciating young children’s unique and diverse identities through culturally responsive teaching

Tammy Foster, King of Glory School Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

Chrystyan Williams, University of South Florida Preschool for Creative Learning Diversity & Equity

PS#3 Preschool-based sexuality education curriculum developing and practicing in China

PS#8 Becoming culturally relevant: Lessons learned from a preschool teacher’s journey to equity

Mingqi Lu, Beijing Normal University; Wenli Liu, Beijing Normal University; Tiantian Sun, University of Florida; Li Bai, Shuiyun Hardoon Preschool, Changping District, Beijing Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

Toni Sturdivant, University of Texas San Antonio Diversity & Equity

PS#4 “That would make me feel so angry!” Building foundations for empathy using persona doll stories Eloah Caldas, University of South Florida; Emily Taylor Bounajma, University of South Florida Diversity & Equity

PS#5 “But there isn’t any diversity here!” How to incorporate anti-bias education into rural early childhood programs

PS#9 Becoming more responsive to children from diverse cultural backgrounds Sungok Park, Minnesota State University Moorhead Diversity & Equity

PS#10 Beyond the boundaries of typical and atypical gender norms: An ethnographic case study Jeonghee Choi, Arkansas State University; YeonSun (Ellie) Ro, Delaware State University Diversity & Equity

PS#11 Boys just want to have fun: Creating a classroom environment that allows boys to be successful and be themselves Tamara Wagner, EduKids, Inc. Diversity & Equity

PS#12 Children’s capacity for complex work: Challenging gender stereotypes in the early childhood classroom Jamie Solomon, University of Michigan Flint; Nadia Jaboneta, Pacific Primary School Diversity & Equity

PS#13 Dialoguing anti-bias methods of including holidays in early childhood programs Alice Hall, Georgia Southern University Diversity & Equity

PS#14 The hundred genders of children: Uprooting bias and supporting children’s optimal development Tess Unger, Mills College; Katie Steele, Youth Radio; Encian Pastel, Children’s Community Center, Bay Area Childcare Collective; Nathanael Flynn, Google Children’s Centers, Gender Spectrum Diversity & Equity

Meghan Gowin, Texas A&M UniversityCommerce Diversity & Equity

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PS#16 Valuing individual differences in our preschool classrooms: Using rubrics to select nonbiased and inclusive children’s books Danielle Parenteau, Minnesota State University Moorhead; Kayla Wilken, Minnesota State University Moorhead Diversity & Equity

PS#17 We can find common ground by moving to higher ground: A session on cultural competencies Ashley Feltner, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County Diversity & Equity

PS#18 Increase the affordability and accessibility of your college courses with open educational resources (OER) Susan Eliason, Bridgewater State University Educator/Teacher Preparation

PS#19 Meeting the diverse needs of English language learners in a community college setting: Strategies and lessons learned supporting students to meet professional development goals Shelley Keith, Northern Virginia Community College Educator/Teacher Preparation

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PS#20 Supporting the early childhood workforce to work with children with disabilities: Free online recommended practices modules Chih Ing Lim, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Megan Vinh, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Toni Miguel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Educator/Teacher Preparation

PS#25 Is it DAP? DIP? Or is it both? Thinking about early childhood practices in Saudi Arabia Ahlam Alghamdi, Arab East Colleges; James Ernest, University of Alabama at Birmingham Global Perspectives

PS#26 A truly international, comprehensive, collaborative, economic, and evolving early childhood education approach

PS#21 Factors that influence rural Head Start parental engagement in preventing childhood obesity

Olivia Xiaoyu Wang, Pleasant USA LLC; Haibo Xu, Pleasant China Global Perspectives

Amy Lee, East Carolina University; Archana Hedge, East Carolina University; Virginia Stage, East Carolina University; Dara Forrest, East Carolina University; Kelvin Freeman, Bowling Green State University Family Engagement & Support

PS#27 Integrating knowledge of children’s brain development in teaching and parenting

PS#22 Becoming a trusted resource: Guiding parents through K-12 school choice as a preschool director Jillian Marsh, Bel Air Presbyterian Preschool Family Engagement & Support

PS#23 Engaging families: Establishing partnerships to create a more inclusive and welcoming program Deidre Jones, Youth Policy Institute Family Engagement & Support

Qi Zhou, Gordon State College; Houbin Fang, Columbus State University Good Start—Chinese Language Track

PS#28 Investigating parents’ perspectives on early childhood education Xinxue Liu, Nanjing Normal University Special Education Program Good Start—Chinese Language Track

PS#29 The successful integration of Montessori into kindergartens in China Peifen Fan, Kids Academy Good Start—Chinese Language Track

PS#24 A global view: Literacy for young children in South Africa Margaret Gichuru, Northwest Florida State College Global Perspectives

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PS#30 ”El arenero de nuestro jardín” Projectbased learning: Una invitación a conocer una experiencia de aprendizaje basado en proyectos con niños preescolares de una escuela bilingüe en Argentina Maria Silvina Dietsch, Saint Andrew’s Scots School; Romina Valeria Porcelli, Saint Andrew’s Scots School Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

PS#31 Análisis e impacto de los procesos de evaluación del desempeño de los formadores de docentes de Educación Inicial en las universidades Bilda Valentin, Instituto Superior de Formación Docente Salomé Ureña Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

PS#32 Evidencias Basadas en la Práctica: Implementación Estatal del Modelo de Prevención de Violencia para promover el desarrollo socio-emocional de los niños y niñas pequeños y sus familias Yolanda SosaOrtiz, Pyramid Model Consortium Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

PS#33 Exploring preservice early childhood education teachers’ experience with nutrition education Jessica Resor, East Carolina University; Archana Hegde, East Carolina University; Virginia Carraway-Stage, East Carolina University Health & Safety

PS#34 Leading Men Fellowship– Young men of color at the center of change in our education system Ricardo Neal, The Literacy Lab Men in Early Childhood

PS#35 Preschool teachers’ beliefs about music and the use of music in teaching young children Hae Kyoung Kim, Seoul Women’s University Music

PS#36 Early childhood intervention competencies across professional disciplines Mary Beth Bruder, University of Connecticut Health Center; Vicki Stayton, Western Kentucky University; Peggy Kemp, Division for Early Childhood (DEC), University of Kansas Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

PS#37 How to establish an English for Child Development program at community colleges, adult schools, and community organizations Marsha Chan, Sunburst Media; Julaine Rosner, Mission College Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

PS#38 Using digital tools for early childhood teacher development: Looking back at how children played 10 years later Darlene DeMarie, University of South Florida; Kate Vukeya, University of Limpopo, South Africa Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

PS#39 The identity of the teacher: Balancing program quality and cohesiveness with respect for teachers as individuals Elizabeth DeMartino Newton, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

PS#40 Teachers’ job satisfaction in early education: The impact of leadership Heather Warman, Jubilee Christian School; Lydia Guerrero, Jubilee Christian School Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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PS#41 Teachers’ professionalism and cultural reflection in early childhood education and care: How long would you wait to intervene in children’s conflict situations? Fuminori Nakatsubo, Hiroshima University; Harutomo Ueda, Nagoya City University; Lok-Wah Li, Tufts University Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

PS#42 Strengthening child care business practices: New resources for trainers Zelda Boyd, National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

PS#46 Children as toy designers: Using the makerspace to support children’s provocations—What is a toy designer? What does a toy designer do? If you were a toy designer, what materials would you use to design a toy? Cindy Gennarelli, William Paterson University; Elizabeth Cottino, Passaic Public Shool District; Kristina Deak, Garfield Public School District; Dara Smith, Garfield Public School District Teaching & Instructional Practices

PS#47 Dramatic play: It’s not just a kitchen center—It’s all over the room! Linda Prichard, Rutherford County Schools; Jamie Hubard, Rutherford County Schools Teaching & Instructional Practices

PS#43 Comparison of the effectiveness of discovery-based learning and direct instruction strategies used in peer-led leadership workshops in enhancing the leadership skills of children in India Adithi Jayaraman, EdGift Foundation; Keerthi Jayaraman, EdGift Foundation; Saigeetha Jambunathan, New Jersey City University Research

PS#44 Influential others: Infant/ toddler teachers’ perspectives on entry to and retention in the infant/ toddler workforce—A qualitative study Lisa Leifield, Tulsa Commmunity College Research

PS#45 Introducing scientific thinking through activities about the human body Ana Kehrberg, Muskingum University; Colleen Stevenson, Muskingum University Science

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PS#49 Professional development learning community explores universal design for learning on the college campus: Implications for student recidivism Donna McCrary, Texas A & M University–Commerce; Beth Jones, Texas A & M University–Commerce Teaching & Instructional Practices

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Featured Session #447 | We can build it better: The sustainable and supported QRIS the profession and families need All QRISs are committed to the same outcomes and experience the same challenges. This is true also for the NAEYC early learning program accreditation systems. So, how do we better leverage and integrate these systems? How can we better use the limited public funding we have to make the case for more? How do we better engage and support the programs in these systems? Come learn about and inform the development of a more sustainable and supported QRIS model.

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SAT U R DAY S E S S I O N S Saturday Sessions 8:00–9:15 a.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #448 | Nothing to fear: Becoming an effective, engaging advocate! Fran Chasen, Children’s Issues and Answers; Linda Olivenbaum, early childhood consultant Room 143C Adults Advocacy/Public Policy

#449 | The long and winding road: Navigating early childhood development and red-flag behaviors Janice Friedman, Variety Child Learning Center; Stacey Ratner, Variety Child Learning Center Room 207A Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#450 | Supporting children in developing perspective-taking and empathy Jaime Dice, Dice Writing Room 156 Preschoolers Cognitive Development

#451 | Science and literacy for success: A comprehensive schooland community-based STEM and literacy initiative for children, teachers, and families Mariah Romaninsky, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University; Dominic Gullo, Drexel University; Jacqueline Genovesi, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University; Ayana Allen-Handy, Drexel University Room 103A Preschoolers Curriculum— Theories & Approaches

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#452 | Keys to restoring whole child education through the natural Outdoor Classroom approach Eric Nelson, Child Educational Center; Elyssa Nelson, Child Educational Center Room 151A Curriculum— Theories & Approaches

#453 | Guiding children in balance: Social justice values and leadership Tara Voit, East Tennessee State University; Katherine Madison, East Tennessee State University; Tsitsi Nyabando, East Tennessee State University Room 151B Diversity & Equity

#456 | Designing field experiences to close the theory–practice gap for preservice teachers in the Singapore ECE teacher preparation context Dora Chen, Singapore University of Social Sciences; Eun Kyeong Cho, University of New Hampshire Room 208AB Adults Educator/Teacher Preparation

#457 | Teaching early childhood policy and advocacy in higher education Adele Robinson, University of Maryland College Park; Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi Room 203AB Educator/Teacher Preparation

#454 | School maker: Lessons learned from building a diverse-bydesign child care center Eboni Walker, John W. Hoffman Early Learning Center; Ben Kleban, Orleans Parish School Board, District 5 Room 209C Adults Diversity & Equity

#455 | Effective allyship: How to support the LGBTQ+ colleagues, families, and children in your program Jennifer Francazio, Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center; Deborah Abelman, The Dimock Center Room 101 Diversity & Equity

#458 | Re-envisioning a school community: A preschool’s journey exploring family engagement through culturally responsive pedagogy Victoria Damjanovic, University of South Florida Preschool for Creative Learning; Nicholl Cruz, University of South Florida Preschool for Creative Learning Room 159AB Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

#459 | Wannabee Healthy? Promoting healthy behaviors for young children, families, and rural communities Julie Parker, Mississippi State University; Lori Staton, Mississippi State University Room 144C Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

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#460 | Analyzing indicators of family child care home quality improvement

#463 | Angry love and ruthless compassion: Reducing isolation and expulsion

#468 | How to implement a digital marketing plan without breaking the resource bank

Yu Ching Yeh, National Chiayi University Room 146B

Stephen Zwolak, LUME Institute Room 158AB Preschoolers

Erin Daga, NAEYC; Alli Bannan, Oregon AEYC West Salon G

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#461 | Implementando el Aprendizaje por Proyectos a través de la Educación Multidisciplinaria

#464 | Transforming aggression, defiance, and disruptive behaviors with the skill of self-regulation

#469 | So you think you can’t dance? Achieving pre-K standards by dancing with your little stars!

Stephanie Lopez, Eton School; Narda Vega, Eton School Room 207B Kindergartners

Lety Valero, Loving Guidance Room 206 Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

Annie Lindsay, University of Nevada, Extension; Susan Taylor, University of Nevada, Extension Room 154AB Preschoolers

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#462 | La dimensión socioemocional en un currículo integrado para la niñez preescolar Nereida Rodríguez, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Bayamón Room 147B Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#465 | Private parts and body talk: A CSA professional development for early childhood educators Amaris Tejada, Clemson University Room 140A Health & Safety

#466 | Fun with dual language learning in the early years: The benefits last a lifetime Karen Chia-Yu Liu, Indiana State University Room 143AB Language & Literacy

#467 | Early geometry concepts: Making connections to the real world Jessica Bobo, ORIGO Education, inc.; Melinda Schwartz, ORIGO Education, Inc. Room 204C Preschoolers Mathematics

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#470 | Are all children afforded quality play opportunities? Issues of social justice Olga Jarrett, Georgia State University; Darlene DeMarie, University of South Florida; John Sutterby, University of Texas San Antonio; Michael Patte, Bloomsburg University Room 145A Play

#471 | Using video in ECE trainings and courses: Effective strategies to enhance participants’ learning and reflection Julia DeLapp, Eastern Connecticut State University; Teresa Surprenant, Eastern Connecticut State University; Sudha Swaminathan, Eastern Connecticut State University Room 145B Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

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#473 | Essentials to effective professional development Lydia Jordan, Learning Care Group Room 149AB Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#476 | Congratulations—you got the job! Now what? A guide to support the essential role of leaders in creating a quality learning experience for all Kathryn Raasch, Wayne Township Preschool; Erin Kissling, Indiana Department of Education Room 103B Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

#477 | Inquiry-based STEM for young students—Why and how: The logic behind hands-on approaches to STEM, and practical advice for implementation Joseph Robinson, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School Room 144AB Science

#474 | Fueling enthusiasm: Creating and maintaining a positive disposition and attitude in our work environments Luis A. Hernandez, TTAS/Western Kentucky University; Holly Elissa Bruno, Holly Elissa Bruno Consultants; Debra Sullivan, Seattle Black Child Development Institute Room 150B Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#475 | Recruiting and retaining staff in times of low unemployment rates Cami Miller, Bright Horizons; LeeAnn Hackler, Bright Horizons Room 204AB Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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#478 | “You can’t play with us!” Understanding exclusionary play and supporting healthy interactions in early childhood programs Melissa Pinkham, Pacific Oaks College; Bianca Elsensohn, Sunnyside Preschool; Madlen Sarkisyan, Sunnyside Preschool Room 201 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

#479 | Social emotional learning: Linking measurement to practice Chavaughn Brown, AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation Room 209AB Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development This session was organized by DCAEYC.

#480 | Teacher interactions to foster children’s creativity Laura Kelley, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; Leslie Kochanowski, University of Cincinnati Room 147A Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#481 | Practical strategies for educators to create a disposition to work in innovative ways, promoting children’s cognitive development and competencies Jane Montgomery, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool West Salon H Teaching & Instructional Practices

#482 | Running with Sharpies: Supporting children’s competencies through the thoughtful introduction of challenging materials Jessica Mackall, GeoKids Early Childhood Development Center; Corrie Ordway, GeoKids Early Childhood Development Center Room 202B Teaching & Instructional Practices

#483 | Stop clicking, start creating: Using technology to expand language and support the classroom community Victoria Fantozzi, Manhattanville College; Christi Johnston, Watchung Cooperative Preschool; Anneliese Scherfen, Watchung Cooperative Preschool Room 150A Preschoolers Technology & Digital Media

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Featured Session #484 | The power of critical thinking and the great outdoors What do you remember about the outdoors from your childhood? What outdoor places held special meanings? How did outdoor places shape your identity? When children develop a sense of place, they know they belong in the physical world around them and in the social and cultural world they share with others. Outdoor spaces rooted in a sense of place open the doors to a wide, rich variety of inquiry and natural opportunities for critical thinking. In this workshop, participants will learn how to set the stage for creating intentional, focused outdoor learning environments that invite children and adults to interact and form relationships with the natural and physical outdoor world. A variety of opportunities for inquiry, higher-order questions, and critical thinking will be shared and explored. Participants will discover how to create and use documentation panels to help children revisit outdoor encounters, to expand language and literacy skills, and to welcome families into the outdoor learning experience and beyond.

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#485 | Teaching the exceptional child: Practical strategies for successful inclusion Jennifer Geskie, John A. Coleman School Room 201 Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#486 | Math in the great outdoors Deborah Wegh, Farmington Public School; Tunxis Community College Room 156 Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#487 | ”Messing about” with children: Applications of the work of Frances and David Hawkins in infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten project work Robyn Brookshire, University of Tennessee Early Learning Center for Research & Practice; Alex Morgan, Hawkins Centers of Learning; Kathryn Humber, University of Tennessee Early Learning Center for Research & Practice Room 143AB Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#488 | Spreading love: Using project-based learning to connect children across cultures Amanda Manger, Kids by The Sea Preschool; Annie Lee, Kids By The Sea Preschool; Jennifer Medina, Kids By The Sea Preschool; Perla Perez, Kids By The Sea Preschool Room 140A Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#489 | Reducing the role of implicit bias in early childhood education settings Jennifer Neitzel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Megan Vinh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Room 144AB Preschoolers Diversity & Equity

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SAT U R DAY S E S S I O N S Saturday Sessions 9:30–10:45 a.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #490 | Immersion 101: Raising Indigenous language leaders Kimimila Locke, Sitting Bull College; Yuliya Manyakina, Sitting Bull College; Althea Fox, Sitting Bull College; Grace Draskovic, Sitting Bull College—Lakota Language Nest Room 158AB Preschoolers Diversity & Equity

#491 | Local early childhood education apprenticeship programs in Southeastern Pennsylvania: Leveraging public and private funds and harnessing multiple systems in support of teacher educational attainment and compensation increase Cheryl Feldman, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund; Amy Saia, Community College of Philadelphia; Ta’Mora Jackson, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund; Carol Austin, First Up Room 203AB Educator/Teacher Preparation

#492 | Preparing ECE preservice candidates to meet children’s and families’ needs in diverse schools and communities through early clinical experiences Stephanie DeSpain, Northern Illinois University; Robin Miller Young, Northern Illinois University Room 209C Educator/Teacher Preparation

#493 | Drawing strength and inspiration from the past: How studying the history of the early childhood field enhances our work as educators and advocates Patricia Cantor, Plymouth State University Room 144C Adults Educator/Teacher Preparation

#494 | After child care comes kindergarten transition: Highquality early childhood education is crucial to giving children a strong start, but what happens when they leave child care and enter grade school? Discuss approaches and challenges encountered in highly diverse Philadelphia and in your district at the system and school levels to support kindergarten transition Katherine Bradstreet, The School District of Philadelphia; Diane Castelbuono, The School District of Philadelphia; Doria Mitchell, The School District of Philadelphia Room 159AB Kindergartners Family Engagement & Support

#495 | Caregiver engagement: Strategies for communicating the science of child development to families Katie Baur, Museum of Science, Boston; Rachel Fyler, Museum of Science, Boston Room 101 Adults Family Engagement & Support

#497 | Bienvenidos a todos: Honorado la cultura de las familias Robyn Lopez Melton, Western Oregon University Room 145B Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#498 | Creating calm out of chaos: Behavior management strategies that create connections and support self-regulation Robin Starch, AMAZE Room 146B First- to Third-Graders Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#499 | Language development in infants and toddlers: What are they talking about? Amanda Hazen, Child Care Services Association; Ginger Thomas, Child Care Services Association Room 103A Infants and Toddlers Language & Literacy

#500 | More than the ABCs: Understanding and valuing the developmental process of reading and writing for young children Robbie Roberts, Auburn University Harris Early Learning Center Room 208AB Preschoolers Language & Literacy

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#501 | Thinking mathematics, grades K–2 Common Core edition Joseph Martin, Washington Teachers’ Union; Tiffany Brown, Washington Teachers’ Union Room 209AB First- to Third-Graders Mathematics

#505 | Leadership in early childhood education: Why you should care and what you should do about it

#509 | Supporting teachers in learning Reggio-inspired methods of teaching: Impact on teacher thinking and child engagement

Ron Spreeuwenberg, HiMama Room 206

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#502 | Never too small to play: Designing inclusive, sensory-rich playgrounds for children birth to 5! Marnie Norris, Shane’s Inspiration Room 103B Play

#503 | Teachers need scaffolding too! Using Vygotskian principles in supporting teachers’ professional learning and development Deborah Leong, Tools of the Mind; Elena Bodrova, Tools of the Mind; Amy Hnasko, Tools of the Mind; Megan Siebert, Tools of the Mind Room 154AB Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#504 | A continuum of professional development for teaching staff Jill Gunderman, Arkansas State University; Diana Courson, Arkansas State University; Beverly Boals Gilbert, Arkansas State University Room 143C Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#506 | Unleash the champion! Developing your sense of purpose, evaluating your passion, and tapping into why you began teaching Quniana Futrell, Tidewater Community College; Yolanda Myrick, Great Things Christian Child Care Room 151B Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#507 | Becoming a profession of early childhood educators: A quality career creates a legacy Josh Thompson, Texas A&M UniversityCommerce; Karen Walker, Northwest (LA) State University; Vivien Geneser, Texas A&M University-San Antonio Room 204C Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#508 | Power to the Profession: Advocating for a unified and wellcompensated ECE profession Katherine Kempe, NAEYC; Bweikia Steen, George Mason University; Berna Artis, School for Friends; Kenya Brown, DC Public Schools; Maura Rice, Congressional School Room 204AB Adults

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#510 | Starting STEM with water, wind, and weather: Integrating great science explanations with mathematics, technology (including “unplugged” coding), literature, and music Juliana Texley, Central Michigan University and Lesley University Room 147A Science

#511 | Social and emotional development for young children: Using the FRES-CLAK model (friendship, respect, empathy, and sharing; compassion, love, acceptance, and kindness) Ashlee Summer, The Goddard School; Kim Groves, The Goddard School West Salon G Social/Emotional Development

#512 | Cultivating leadership skills in the classroom Tatiane Oliveira, CARETHATYCS Room 150B First- to Third-Graders Social/Emotional Development

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SAT U R DAY S E S S I O N S Saturday Sessions 9:30–10:45 a.m. | Washington Convention Center (continued) #513 | Let’s get real about DAP in kindergarten Eva Phillips, Eva C Phillips Consulting; Amy Scrinzi, North Carolina Office of Early Learning; Susan Choplin, WinstonSalem/Forsyth County Schools Room 145A Kindergartners Teaching & Instructional Practices

#514 | Play in the lives of young children—Outdoor play: A view from the sandbox! William Strader, New England Symposium on Play; Jill Drake, University of West Georgia; David Reeves, Grounds For Play Room 147B Teaching & Instructional Practices

#515 | Coding with pre-readers: Yes you can!

#516 | Televisions, tablets, and teachers: Research-based strategies for using technology in your preschool classroom Sarah Gerard, SRI Education; Marion Goldstein, Education Development Center; Claire Christensen, SRI Education; Alexandra Adair, Education Development Center Room 151A Preschoolers Technology & Digital Media

Katie Nelson, The Lamplighter School; Eva McKee, The Lamplighter School Room 150A Preschoolers Technology & Digital Media

Advance the Profession and Your Program through NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs It’s an exciting time for professional preparation at NAEYC! NAEYC’s higher education accreditation system provides a quality improvement and accountability pathway for early childhood degree programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree levels.

Start your program’s accreditation journey now at NAEYC.org/HigherEdAccred or send an email to highered@naeyc.org for more information.

NAEYC congratulates over 200 institutions across the nation that currently have accredited degree programs. Your dedication to high-quality professional preparation for educators of young children is crucial to advancing the early learning profession.

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Featured Session #517 | The higher education system we all want: What does it look like? How do we get there? Making the case for comparable compensation and increased recognition requires a profession that embraces a high-quality and accessible system of higher education. Do we have the higher education system we need? Are we there yet? What will it take to get there? Come learn about and inform how higher education is defined, supported, and held accountable through the Power to the Profession initiative.

Eva Horn, University of Kansas; Anu Sachdev, Lehigh Carbon Community College and East Stroudsburg University; Tiffany Hunter, Florida State College; Robyn Chun, University of Hawaii; Mary Harrill, NAEYC

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#518 | Developing a curriculum that engages both children and adults: A contextual approach to planning Andrea Sisbarro, Boulder Journey School; Alison Maher, Boulder Journey School West Salon G Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#519 | STEAM ahead with interdisciplinary teaching and learning Douglas Clements, University of Denver; Julie Sarama, University of Denver; Crystal Day-Hess, University of Denver Room 143AB Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

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#523 | Action for Early Learning Family University: Developing families’ capacity to enhance children’s development and optimize school success Dominic Gullo, Drexel University; Maria Walker, Drexel University, Action for Early Learning; Adena Klem, Drexel University, Action for Early Learning Room 158AB Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

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#521 | Developing teacher empathy to promote equity in your early childhood classrooms Kevin McGowan, Bridgewater State University; Lea Ann Christenson, Towson University; Leah Muccio, University of Hawaii Room 159AB Adults Educator/Teacher Preparation

#524 | Building culturally relevant professional development systems in San Francisco: Three programs for enhancing teachers’ cultural humility when working with lowincome Asian children and their families Lisa Lee, First 5 San Francisco; Easter Calvit, Kai Ming Head Start; Nesanna Lee, Kai Ming Head Start Room 143C

#526 | Vino el viento y se fue la luz: Experiencias para desarrollar la resiliencia en la niñez temprana Annette Lopez de Mendez, University of Puerto Rico; Wanda Figueroa, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Maria Agrinsoni, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Germie Corujo, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus Room 147B Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

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#522 | Transforming the ECE workforce through advocacy and strategic planning: Firsthand perspectives from different stakeholders Elizabeth Groginsky, District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education; Michael Rowe, District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education Room 207B Educator/Teacher Preparation This session was organized by DCAEYC.

#525 | La importancia del idioma natal en niños que aprenden en dos idiomas: la perspectiva multifacética de un estudiante bilingüe, profesional y madre de un niño bilingüe Luisa Soaterna-Castañeda, ZERO TO THREE; Karen Nemeth, ZERO TO THREE Room 145A Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

#527 | Getting to the bottom of it: Three key strategies to effectively managing challenging behaviors without being dependent on reward charts, time-outs, and “thinking chairs” Queenie Foong Kwin Tan, For The Children Room 201 Kindergartners Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#528 | Language immersion: The benefits of introducing a second language at an early age Emma Nelson, YingHua International School; Yanlin Premo, YingHua International School Room 144C Preschoolers Language & Literacy

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#529 | Building the bank: Strategies for improving quality interactions through rich language exposure Jamie Williams, Nemours Center for Health Delivery Innovations-Reading BrightStart! Room 203AB Infants and Toddlers Language & Literacy

#530 | ”I teach; therefore, I learn”: High-quality coaching in the early childhood classroom Anna Hickman, Ingenuity Prep PCS; Lauren Hollowell, Ingenuity Prep PCS Room 101 Preschoolers Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#531 | Overcoming challenges of providing professional development in rural states Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi; Beverly Gilbert, Arkansas State University; Esther Howard, University of West Alabama Room 204C Adults Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance

#533 | Building a school culture and system of support for success in oral language and literacy instruction in pre-K through third grade Sue Mitra, Erikson Institute; Laura Mudd, Erikson Institute Room 140A Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#534 | Using the power of professional development: Looking beyond the Certificate for Sustainable Learning and Program Improvement Amy Weaver, Amy E. WeaverEducational Consulting Room 150B Adults Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#535 | Children as scientists: Inquiry-based strategies for early elementary students Anne Karabon, University of Nebraska Omaha Room 145B First- to Third-Graders

#536 | Selecting the best book for the situation: Using children’s books to effectively support socialemotional learning

Jennifer Smallwood, Compass Early Learning Centers Room 206 Adults

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Brian Wright, The University of Memphis; Shelly Counsell, The University of Memphis Room 140B First- to Third-Graders Social/Emotional Development

#538 | How does your engine run? Integrating self-regulation strategies into classroom routines and activities to support children’s learning Wendy Correa, Partners In Development Foundation Room 103A Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#539 | From themes to emergent curriculum: How teachers can move from thematic planning to an emergent curriculum based on children’s interests Bridget Murray, Henderson Community College Room 154AB Teaching & Instructional Practices

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#532 | Difficult conversations: How to lead by broaching contentious topics with staff, colleagues, and even your supervisor

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

#537 | The brilliance of black boys: Cultivating school success in the early grades

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SAT U R DAY S E S S I O N S Saturday Session 12:30–1:45 p.m. | Washington Convention Center

Closing Celebration Saturday 12:30–1:45 p.m. Washington Convention Center Ballroom C

#540 | Get Loud for Early Childhood Education! Wrap up your Annual Conference experience at this can’tmiss celebration. The “Get Loud” themed party was planned to get YOU energized and excited about advancing early childhood education. Enjoy an entertaining band, as well as snacks, drinks, and more. We hope you leave this celebration ready to amplify the profession. Get Loud for Early Childhood Education!

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Learn about NAEYC’s Global Engagement Efforts

By proactively engaging with early childhood professionals worldwide, we learn more about innovative approaches in early education, deepen our knowledge, broaden our perspective, and share resources.

Global Engagement

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November 20–23 Nashville, TN Join us next year in Music City, USA, for an experience sure to motivate, inspire, and focus your commitment to early childhood education! We’ll be in a new city for fresh, innovative learning opportunities with a whole lot of fun as well.

Don’t miss out on

Hundreds of dynamic sessions Special events and programs Connecting with friends and colleagues

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G E T I N VO LV E D ! Help shape the future of the early childhood profession Looking for ways to strengthen your connection to NAEYC and the field? By adding your leadership to the programs below, you can shape NAEYC’s future, gain new insights, and expand your professional horizons. NAEYC is looking for members to get involved and volunteer their services in the following national leadership opportunities.

Conference Proposal Reviewers

Members review proposal submissions online and make recommendations for potential sessions at NAEYC conferences.

Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs for Young Children

(Three-year term; selection determined by the Council Nominating Committee and approved by the Governing Board) The Council for NAEYC Accreditation was established by the Governing Board to ensure quality, integrity, and accountability for NAEYC’s Accreditation system. We seek individuals who are experienced with all aspects of NAEYC Accreditation, are strategic thinkers with strong interpersonal skills, and can commit significant time to supporting the continuous improvements of NAEYC’s early childhood program accreditation system.

Early Childhood Higher Education Peer Reviewers

(Ongoing online application acceptance; applicants approved by NAEYC staff) Peer reviewers support the accreditation process for associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs by participating in document reviews and site visits, and/ or support the recognition process for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs as part of the CAEP accreditation process by participating in online document reviews.

NAEYC Affiliates

NAEYC’s network of Affiliates offers many leadership opportunities: Board service, committee work, or one-time volunteer activities. To contact the Affiliate in your area, visit: NAEYC.org/get-involved/membership/affiliates.

NAEYC’s Affiliate Advisory Council

(Three-year term; selection approved by the Council) Members advise the Governing Board and national staff on all issues related to Affiliates and members, organizational health and wellness, nonprofit best practices, and developing strong, inclusive leadership throughout NAEYC.

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NAEYC Governing Board

(Four-year term; slate developed by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Governing Board for election by the membership) Former Board members consider their service on the Governing Board one of their most rewarding professional experiences. We seek individuals who will contribute high-quality leadership, broad knowledge of issues facing the field and NAEYC, strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to increasing NAEYC’s effectiveness as a high performing, inclusive organization working on behalf of young children and the early childhood profession.

NAEYC Interest Forums

NAEYC’s Interest Forums are exclusive, member-only communities of professionals who share a common interest in specific topics in early learning. To learn more, visit: NAEYC.org/get-involved/communities/interestforums-online-communities.

Teaching Young Children Editorial Advisory Panel

(Three-year term; selection approved by NAEYC staff) Members recommend topics and potential authors, provide feedback, and participate in reader discussions.

Young Children and NAEYC Publications Consulting Editors

(Three-year term; selection approved by NAEYC staff) Members review and recommend Young Children and book manuscripts for potential publication/distribution. For more details and to submit an application, visit NAEYC.org/getinvolved.

Learn how you can become an NAEYC leader at the Leadership speed date, SESSION #168, Thursday, from 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m., in Washington DC Convention Center, Room 143AB.

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NAEYC thanks these members for their service to our Association. For more information about leadership opportunities, please see page 157.

Advisory and Review Panels At-Large Members of NAEYC Board Committees Affiliate Relations Committee Aaron Carrara Early Learning Systems Committee Shannon Riley-Ayers Finance and Investment Committee Josh Allen Laura Lew Member Engagement Committee Alli Bannan Lisa Hildebrand Zaina Keenan Nominations Committee Clara Cappiello Louis Romei Marlene Zepeda Affiliate Advisory Council Robyn Lopez Melton, Chair Kelly Ramsey, Chair-Elect Jennifer Kalas, Past Chair Chris Amirault Lydia Bowers Tara Hurdle Brian Kingrey

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Kimberly Kofron Shanna Kukla Cary Larson-McKay Alberto Mares Karen Nemeth Benjamin Planton Dianna Saelens Shu-Chen Yen Crystal Sanford-Brown, NAEYC Vice President and Affiliate Liaison

Annual Conference Proposal Reviewers Mary Airy Mayra Almodovar Maria Arreguín-Anderson Jessica Beach Sara Beach Jill Bella Andrea Benkel Thomasa Bond Jane Bryant Sereeta Cantres Barbara Carter Pin-Ju Chen Lea Ann Christenson Susan Cress Stephanie Curenton Janse Daniels Iris Davis Jill Davis Lily Dean Shawna Ebbeson Vivian Echevarria Desiree El Ruth Fidino Yolanda Franklin Rachel Franz Irasema Gonzalez Meghan Gowin Gayle Green Mona Guha Jayme Hines Blythe Hinitz Tamar Jacobson Yiyi Jiang Jill Klefstad Cynthia Lee Beth Lobdell Kara Lomen

Michele Lucia M. Lisa Mason Nita Mathew Maria Mavrides Kate McCormick Theresa McKay-Booth Susan Miller Carisa Moody Christopher Ryan Moore Shanna Morgan Bridget Murray Chinwe Onwujuba Pradnya Patet Stefanie Penland Doris Pinkston Mona Qafisheh Temesha Ragan Edna Ranck Cameron Randall Carol Rasowsky Laurie Richter Cecilia Scott-Croff Tami Shelley Michelle Slimak Marie Sloane Christine Snyder Sara Starbuck Marisel Torres-Crespo Victoria Vample Catherine Walsh Racquel Washington Karla Zisook

NAEYC Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs Crystal Swank, Chair Kathy Allen Stacy Atkinson Nancy Barbour Diane Horm Tiffany Hunter Bridget Murray Bweikia Steen Lisa Stein Reginald Williams Victoria Young-Chiverton

Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs Lorraine Cooke, Chair Nichole Parks, Chair Elect Jill Bella Lorraine Breffni Gege Kriescher Judith Lavender Lance Reed Jorge Saenz De Viteri Cecilia Scott Croff

Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Diversity and Equity Workgroup Amy Blessing Garnett Booker Lillian Durán Linda Espinosa Iheoma Iruka Sarah LeMoine Ben Mardell Lauren Mueller Hakim Rashid Aisha Ray Jeanne Reid Ruby Takanishi Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Marlene Zepeda Sue Bredekamp, Senior Advisor Carol Copple, Senior Advisor Louise Derman Sparks, Senior Advisor Julie Olsen Edwards, Senior Advisor

NAEYC–CAEP Higher Education Recognition Audit Team Mary Ellen Bardsley Dorothy Bauer Lorraine DeJong Susan B. Gilbert Kathy Harris Kathleen Hursh Misty LaCour Pamela Sebura

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N A E YC G OV E R N A N C E PA R T I C I PA N T S & A DV I S O RY G RO U P S Teaching Young Children Editorial Advisory Board Lisa Bresson Anthony Broughton Melissa Harmon Donna Martin Hinkle Megan King Monica Lesperance Kevin McGowan Deanna Pecaski McLennan Debra Murphy Kristen E. Reed Ajay Singh Maryah Spahr Janis Strasser Gina Weekley Jenna Weglarz-Ward Jessica Mercer Young

Voices of Practitioners Editorial Advisory Board Barbara Henderson, Coeditor Amanda Branscombe, Executive Editor Ben Mardell, Executive Editor Debra Murphy, Executive Editor Frances Rust, Executive Editor Andrew J. Stremmel, Executive Editor Stacy M. Alfonso Cindy Ballenger Nancy Barbour Megan Blumenreich Barbara Bowman Cheryl Bulat Kathryn Castle Sherry Cleary Carol Copple Mary Cronin Jerlean Daniel Carolyn Pope Edwards Isauro Escamilla Calan Mary Garguile Anna Golden

Beth Graue Lilian Katz Martha Melgoza Mary Jane Moran Leah Muccio Carrie Nepstad Rebecca S. New Gail Ritchie Jamie Solomon Stacia Stribling Patricia Sullivan Kaile Thomas Nathaniel U. Weber Ashley Williams

Young Children and NAEYC Books Consulting Editors Jessica Alvarado Lawrence Balter Michelle Barnea Bonnie Blagojevic Lorraine Breffni Pam Brillante Teresa Byington Karen Burger Cairone Velynda Cameron Eun Kyeong Cho Dong Hwa Choi Shelly Counsell Lisa Cranston Sharron Cuthbertson Natalie Danner Dede Dunst Angela Eckhoff Kari Fore Jeanne Galbraith Margaret Gillis Stephanie Haney Kathleen Harris Lynn Hartle Jayme Hines Rebecca Isbell Marla Susman Israel Tamar Jacobson Rebecca Roji John Kristen Kemple Carol LaLiberte Bernadette Laumann Ji-Eun Lee

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Sandra Linder Julia Luckenbill Joan Lundbohm Sue Mankiw Nita Mathew Bernice Mayfield Hannah Mills Mechler Gayle Mindes William Mosier Meir Muller Jodi Nerren Laura Newman Neal Nghia Nguyen Brandy O’Leary Peg Oliveira Cheryl Paul Emilie Pechuzal Debbie Pischke Beth Quick Rekha Rajan Kimberly J. Regan Gretchen Reynolds Laurie Lee Richter Dawn Rouse Kelly Sadlovsky Deborah Schein Holly Seplocha Amy Shillady Susan Stacey Robyn Stone John Sutterby Linda Taylor Lois Wachtel Kelley Walters Alyson Williams Brian Wright

Christian Patterson Hannah Riddle de Rojas Jordan Soto LaToya Tingle Gabriela Torres Natalie Vieira Leah Walker

Young Professionals Advisory Council Katie Albitz Shelby Bergeson Elizabeth Cohen Marquivious Hunter Kapuamaeoleikala Hussey Nadia Islam Michelle Jackson Clarke McGibben Nasser Nabhan Christine Noonan Alyson Panzarella

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Every day, in every corner of America, you rise to the task of helping our youngest learners reach their potential. You are dedicated to children and families and know firsthand the impact of high-quality early childhood education. Now is the time to translate your passion and commitment into advocacy. Maximize your time at this year’s conference, online, and in your community to become a more informed and effective advocate! Follow @SupportEarlyEd on Twitter and Facebook to get updates, share knowledge, and amplify your call for family, colleagues, and friends to join the movement. Together we can ensure that when #ECEwins, children, families, and our economy do too!


I N D E X O F E X H I B I TO R S Exhibitors as of 10/12/2018. Expo Floor Plan is found on the Expo Guide. 2WayRadioPlus.com/Motorola www.2wayradioplus.com Anti-violence; Health and safety; Supervision Booth #1909 Abrams Learning Trends www.abramslearningtrend.com Curriculum resources/materials; Early literacy resources; Language arts/ reading Booth #1441 AIR Training Solutions www.airchildcare.com Booth #1142 Aeromax, Inc. www.aeromaxtoys.com Booth #515 AKJ Education www.akjeducation.com Books/videos; Classroom equipment/ furniture/supplies; Teaching resources Booth #331 Alive Studios www.alivestudiosco.com Early Literacy Resources; Kindergarten/primary; Language arts/ reading Booth #1907 alphaTUB Corp www.alphatub.com/ Booth #2018 Amazon Business www.amazon.com/business Booth #544 American Montessori Society www.amshq.org Child care center management; Infants and toddlers; Multi-age Booth #1942

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America’s Educational Play www.americasplay.com Diversity in education/multicultural education; Educational toys/games; Teaching Resources Booth #433 Anderson’s Alphabet U www.alphabetu.com Awards/recognition gifts; Graduation; Booth #835 Appy Therapy - Handwriting Heroes www.appytherapy.com Books/videos; Early literacy resources; Kindergarten/primary Booth #2206 Atlanta Speech School, Rollins Center www.readrightfromthestart.org/ Early literacy resources; Infants and toddlers; Teaching resources Booth #646 AWE www.awelearning.com Booth #2116 Ball State University www.bsu.edu/online Higher education; Professional development; Undergraduate/ graduate schools Booth #853 Bare Books-Treetop Publishing www.barebooks.com Booth #534 Becker’s School Supplies www.shopbecker.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Early literacy resources; Educational toys/games Booth #1815 Bedtime Math www.bedtimemath.org Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/ primary; Mathematics Booth #2042

Beetbox Stream Learning Kits www.getbeetbox.com Booth #335 Benchmark Education/Newmark Learning www.benchmarkeducation.com Curriculum resources/materials; Early literacy resources; Parent involvement Booth #2007 Blick Art Materials www.dickblick.com Arts in education/art materials; Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Curriculum resources/ materials Booth #1410 Blue Burro Technology, LLC www.bburro.com Booth #928 Book Vine For Children www.bookvine.com Books/videos; Infants & toddlers Booth #1424 Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks www.boxcarsandoneeyedjacks.com Mathematics; Professional development Booth #1346 Brackitz www.brackitz.com/education Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1940 Bright Horizons www.brighthorizons.com/careers Career opportunities; Infants & toddlers; Leadership Booth #1430 brightwheel www.mybrightwheel.com Computer software (administrative); Curriculum resources/materials; Teaching resources Booth #408

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I N D E X O F E X H I B I TO R S Brookes Publishing www.brookespublishing.com Books/videos; Inclusion; Teaching resources Booth #517 Camp Invention/National Inventors Hall of Fame www.invent.org Booth #2134 Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood www.commercialfreechildhood.org Family-support/resources; Professional development Booth #1746 Carney, Sandoe & Associates www.carneysandoe.com Booth #1944 Carpets for Kids www.carpetsforkids.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants & toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #635 CDA Council for Professional Recognition www.cdacouncil.com Diversity in education/multicultural education; Infants & toddlers; Leadership Booth #831

Champlain College www.champlain.edu/online-mastersprograms-/med-early-childhoodeducation Distance education; Higher education; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #1329 Child Care CRM www.childcarecrm.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative); LEAD MANANGEMENT/WAIT LIST Booth #924 Childcare Education Institute www.cceionline.edu Booth #1235

Childcare Marketing Solutions www.childcare-marketing.com Books/videos; Management/ consultant services Booth #2033 Child Folio www.childfolio.com Booth #340

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Program www.cdc.gov/actearly Booth #444

ChildPlus Software www.childplus.com Child care center management; Management/consultant services; Technology/information Booth #1219

Cedarworks Playsets www.cedarworks.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Playground equipment/ supplies Booth #1306

Children’s Factory www.childrensfactory.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #1615

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Circle of Education-Delibrainy www.circleofeducation.com Curriculum resources/materials; Discipline/challenging behaviors; Parent involvement Booth #1210 Cirrus Group, LLC www.CirrusGroup.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative); Technology/information Booth #2041 Collegis Professional www.collegisprofessional.com Higher education; Professional development; Technology/information Booth #1745 Community Playthings www.communityplaythings.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Multi-age; Playground equipment/supplies Booths #1427 Concordia University www.online.csp.edu Distance education; 23-Higher education; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #829 Connect4Learning www.kaplanco.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials; Teaching resources Booth #1016 Conscious Discipline www.consciousdiscipline.com Discipline/challenging behaviors; Infants and toddlers; Professional development Booth #615 Constructive Playthings www.constructiveplaythings.com Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers; Playground equipment/ supplies Booth #707

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I N D E X O F E X H I B I TO R S Constructivist Childhood Materials www.patternblockpuzzles.com Mathematics; Multi-age; Science/ environment Booth #1442

Discovery Toys www.discoverytoys.com Career opportunities; Educational toys/games; Special-needs resources Booth #951

continued - Early Childhood Education www.continued.com/ece Booth #2125

ECR4Kids www.ecr4kids.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #316

Curriculum Associates www.curriculumassociates.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials; Infants and toddlers Booth #616 DawnSignPress www.dawnsign.com Books/videos; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #324 Deaf Champions www.emmaandegor.com Infants and toddlers; Special-needs resources Booth #326 Debbie Clement/Rainbows within Reach www.rainbowswithinreach.com Books/videos; Music curriculum; Alternative seating Booth #634 Didax www.didax.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Early literacy resources; Mathematics Booth #2106 Discount School Supply www.discountschoolsupply.com Arts in education/art materials; Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Learning settings/ equipment/materials Booth #1125 and Booth #925

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EiE Museum of Science, Boston www.eie.org Curriculum resources/materials; Professional development Booth #432 EnSoul Music Designs, Inc www.playmoredesign.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #2229 Erikson Institute www.erikson.edu Distance education; Higher education; Professional development Booth #2016 Everlast Climbing www.everlastclimbing.com Booth #428 Everything Barefoot/Barefoot Books www.everythingbarefoot.com 7-Books/videos; Diversity in education/multicultural education; Language arts/reading Booth #2211 Exchange Press www.childcareexchange.com Books/videos; Leadership; Professional development Booth #1744 EZCare www.ezcaresoftware.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative); Technology/information Booth #1117

Fielding Graduate University www.fielding.edu Distance education; Higher education; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #1146 Fisher-Price www.fisher-price.com Booth #1849 Flagship Carpets www.flagshipcarpets.com Booth #1635 Flowerpot Press www.flowerpotpress.com Books/videos; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1840 Forrest T. Jones & Co www.ftj.com Insurance Booth #1649 Free Spirit Publishing www.freespirit.com Discipline/challenging behaviors; Professional development; Specialneeds resources Booth #2035 Frog Street Press www.frogstreet.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials; Professional development Booth #1225 FunShine Express www.funshineexpress.com Booth #2109 Genius PreK www.geniusplaza.com/prek Parent involvement; Teaching resources; Technology/information Booth #1607

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I N D E X O F E X H I B I TO R S Gesell Institute of Child Development www.gesellinstitute.org Books/videos; Professional development Booth #2012 Gold Foundation www.goldfoundation.net Booth #950 Grand Canyon University www.gcu.edu/COE Higher education Booth #953 Grounds for Play www.groundsforplay.com Inclusion; Playground equipment/ supplies Booth #1541 Growth Chart Records, Inc http://www.growthchart.me Assessment/portfolios/observation; Child care center management; Computer software (administrative) Booth #329 Gryphon House www.gryphonhouse.com Books/videos; Infants and toddlers; Teaching resources Booth #1110 Happy Child Products www.happychildproducts.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants and toddlers; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1807 Harrison & Company www.harrisonandcompany.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #325 Hatch Early Learning www.hatachearlylearning.com Professional Development Booth #725

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HighScope Educational Research Foundation www.highscope.org Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials; Professional development Booth #1625

HiMama www.himama.com Administrative/staffing; Child care center management; Infants and toddlers Booth #305 Hippo Sak www.hipposak.com Booth #2132 HITN Learning www.hitn.org Booth #545 IM4U www.im4ulearning.com Curriculum resources/materials; Discipline/challenging behaviors Booth #304 Imagination Playground www.imaginationplayground.com Educational toys/games; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #941 In Safe Hands www.insafehandseducators.com Health and safety; Professional development; Teaching resources Booth #1248 Independent Publishers Group (IPG) www.ipgbook.com Books/videos; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1247

Insect Lore www.insectlore.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/primary; Teaching resources Booth #1111 Institute of Child Nutrition www.theicn.org Health and safety; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Booth #308 IPEVO, Inc www.ipevo.com Booth #2107 Jamaroo Kids www.jamarookids.com Booth #2209 JLB Investments/HiDow www.hidow.com Health and safety Booth #309 Jonti-Craft, Inc. www.jonti-craft.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1825 KaBOOM www.kaboom.org/rigamajig Booth #1246 Kangarootime www.kangarootime.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative); Parent involvement Booth #833 Kaplan Early Learning Company www.kaplanco.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1010

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I N D E X O F E X H I B I TO R S Keeping Your Kids Safe (KYKS) www.kyksfirst.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative); Management/consultant services Booth #2210

Lakeshore Learning Materials www.lakeshoreLearning.com Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers; Learning settings/ equipment/materials Booth #624

KidReports, LLC www.kidreports.com Booth #1208

Langfang Yongxin Musical Instruments Co., Ltd. www.langfangyongxin.com Booth #827

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies www.kidsrkids.com Accredited programs Booth #2006 Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc. www.kidstuffplaysystems.com Playground equipment/supplies; PLAYGROUND SAFETY SURFACING Booth #1943 KinderLab Robotics www.kinderlabrobotics.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1906 Kinderlime Inc. www.kinderlime.com Booth #2117

Kindermusik International www.kindermusik.com Early literacy resources; Infants and toddlers; Music curriculum Booth #334 Kodo Kids www.KodoKids.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Playground equipment/ supplies; Professional development Booth #841 Kohburg, Inc. www.kohburg.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Kindergarten/primary; School-age care/after-school care Booth #1019

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Learning Genie www.learning-genie.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Computer software (administrative); Technology/information Booth #535 Learning Without Tears www.LWTears.com Curriculum resources/materials; Early literacy resources; Mathematics Booth #1343 LEGO Education www.legoeducation.com SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT; EARLY MATH AND SCIENCE Booth #1319 Lifecubby www.lifecubby.me Assessment/portfolios/observation; Child care center management; Computer software (administrative) Booth #930 LitLab www.kidappolis.com Booth #614 Little Songbird/Vincent Nunes www.vincentnunes.com Early literacy resources; Language arts/reading; Physical education Booth #2131 Longstreet Holdings, LLC www.longstreetholdings.com Booth #1448

Los Ninos Services www.youngchildexpo.com Professional development; Specialneeds resources; Teaching resources Booth #314 Luke’s Toy Factory www.lukestoyfactory.com Educational toys/games Booth #2141 LuLa Roe Anne Claire Southern Sisters Booth #644 Lysol www.lysol.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Health and safety Booth #442 Mabel’s Labels www.mabelslabels.com Fundraising/incentives; Kindergarten/ primary Booth #1042 Magination Press/American Psychological Association www.apa.org/pubs/magination Books/videos; Teaching resources Booth #1844 Makino Education & Technology Co. Ltd. www.musictree.cc Booth #2218 Manimo By FDMT www.manimo.ca Educational toys/games; Specialneeds resources Booth #1910 McLean School www.mcleanschool.org Booth #948 Miss. State University Center for Distance Education www.distance.msstate.edu Booth #851 Modular Robotics, Inc www.modrobotics.com Booth #2230

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I N D E X O F E X H I B I TO R S Monti Kids https://montikids.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #945 Music Together, LLC www.musictogether.com Curriculum resources/materials; Music curriculum; Teaching resources Booth #541 NASCO www.enasco.com Books/videos; Classroom equipment/ furniture/supplies; 18-Early literacy resources Booth #1141 National Academies Press www.nap.edu Booth #1045 National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc 6-Bilingual education, 14-Curriculum resources/materials, 16-Distance education Booth #2130 National Program for Playground Safety www.playgroundsafety.org Health and safety; Supervision Booth #1348 Nature Explore www.natureexplore.org Playground equipment/supplies; Professional development Booth #1742 Nature of Early Play, Inc. www.natureofearlyplay.com Learning settings/equipment/ materials; Physical education; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1725

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Nienhuis USA/Heutink www.neinhuis.com/en 19-Educational toys/games, 25-Infants and toddlers Booth #1933

Peachtree Publishers www.peachtree-online.com Books/videos; Social studies curriculum; Teaching resources Booth #312

Ningbo UU Elephant Education Technology Co., Ltd. www.mi-toys.com Booth #1051

Play With a Purpose www.pwap.com Physical education; Playground equipment/supplies; Science/ environment Booth #409

Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop www.noahsarkworkshop.com Arts in education/art materials; Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #2031 Nova Southeastern University/ Abraham S. Fischler C www.education.nova.edu Distance education; Leadership; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #306

Nunlinx International Inc www.mycopa.com Booth #542

Origo Education www.origoeducation.com Curriculum resources/materials; Mathematics; Professional development Booth #1917 Pacon Corporation www.pacon.com Arts in education/art materials; Educational toys/games; Mathematics Booth #2025

Playing Unlimited www.playingunlimited.com Arts in education/art materials; Educational toys/games; Specialneeds resources Booth #1408 PNP Playgrounds With a Purpose www.petandplayground.com Booth #2118 Positive Discipline Association www.positivediscipline.com Booth #341 ProCare Software, LLC www.procaresoftware.com Child care center management, Computer software (administrative), Parent involvement Booth #1206 Project Learning Tree www.plt.org Curriculum resources/materials Booth #1144 ProSolutions Training www.prosolutionstraining.com Professional development; Teaching resources; Technology/information Booth #1325 Publisher Spotlight www.publisherspotlight.com Books/videos; Early literacy resources; Booth #1841

PBS KIDS www.pbskids.org Booth #2313

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I N D E X O F E X H I B I TO R S S & S Worldwide www.ssww.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1925

Smartcare www.smartcare.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative); Technology/information Booth #2140

SafeSpace Concepts, Inc. www.safespaceconcepts.com Infants and toddlers; Learning settings/equipment/materials; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1643

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center www.seecstories.com Professional development; Teaching resources Booth #943

Ready Rosie www.readyrosie.com Curriculum resources/materials; Family support/resources; Parent involvement Booth #2015

Sandbox Software www.runsandbox.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative); Technology/information Booth #1043

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings www.folkways.si.edu Booth #430

Redleaf Press www.redleafpress.org Books/videos; Curriculum resources/ materials; Multi-age Booth #713

Scholastic Inc. www.scholastic.com Books/videos; Curriculum resources/ materials; Professional development Booth #413

Reflection Sciences www.reflectionsciences.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Kindergarten/primary; Professional development Booth #1412

Schoolhouse Pictures www.schoolhousepictures.com Photographic services; Technology/ information Booth #2313

QBS, Inc. www.qbscompanies.com Anti-violence; Professional development; Teaching resources Booth #1911 Quavermusic.com www.QuaverMusic.com Booth #2224

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen www.rmsunscreen.com 22-Health and safety; Playground equipment/supplies; School-age care/ after-school care Booth #2119 Rollee Pollee www.rolleepollee.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants and toddlers Booth #328 Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group www.routledge.com Booth #2011

School Specialty / Childcraft www.childcraft.com Classroom equipment/Furniture/ Supplies; Early Literacy resources; Learning settings/Equipment/ Materials Booth #1211 Search Associates www.searchassociates.com Booth #947 Second Step / Committee for Children www.secondstep.org Curriculum resources/Materials Booth #825 Shenzhen Cherid Film Dissemination Co., Ltd. www.kz928.com Booth #543

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Soccer Shots www.soccershots.com Physical education; CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT Booth #2010 Star Bright Books www.starbrightbooks.com Books/videos; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #2014 Starfall Education Foundation www.starfall.com Curriculum resources/materials; Kindergarten/primary Booth #2133 Story Time Chess www.storytimechess.com Curriculum resources/materials; Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1915 SumBlox Group www.sumblox.com Booth #1749 Syracuse Cultural Workers www.syracuseculturalworkers.com Diversity in education/multicultural education; JUSTICE Booth #532

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I N D E X O F E X H I B I TO R S Teachers College Press www.tcpress.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Books/videos; Curriculum resources/ materials Booth #1316 Teaching Strategies, LLC www.teachingstrategies.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials Booth #507

teachSTIX www.teachstix.com Booth #1913 Teachstone www.teachstone.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Multi-age; Professional development Booth #1047 Tend.ly www.tend.ly Child care center management; Computer software (administrative); Parent involvement Booth #1216 The Game Plan Game www.gameplangame.com Booth #1444 The Math Learning Center www.mathlearningcenter.org Curriculum resources/materials; Mathematics Booth #1741 The Pencil Grip www.pencilgrip.com Arts in education/art materials; Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games Booth #2213 The Pin Man/ PositivePins.com www.positivepins.com Awards/recognition gifts; Classroom equipment/furniture/supplies; Fundraising/incentives Booth #735

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The Program for Infant/Toddler Care www.pitc.org Curriculum resources/materials; Infants and toddlers Booth #1331

Urban Infant, Inc. www.urbaninfant.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies Booth #1318

The Silk Road Fair Trade Market www.stores.silkroadmkt.com Booth #1908

US Math Recovery Council www.mathrecovery.org Assessment/portfolios/observation; Mathematics; Professional development Booth #1748

The Source for Learning, Inc. www.thesourceforlearning.org Administrative/staffing; Leadership; Professional development Booth #1251 Thomas Moore Enterprises, Inc. www.drthomasmoore.com Arts in education/art materials; Curriculum resources/materials; Teaching resources Booth #642 Time Timer LLC www.timetimer.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Multi-age; Special-needs resources Booth #1414

USDA Food & Nutrition Service – Team Nutrition www.teamnutrition-usda.gov Booth #333 Valtech Magna-Tiles www.magnatiles.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/primary; Multi-age Booth #1044 Walden University www.waldenu.edu Higher education Booth #1107

Tout About Toys www.toutabouttoys.com Books/videos; Educational toys/ games; Infants and toddlers Booth #1733

Waseca Biomes www.wasecabiomes.org Booth #1547

Trussart Designs www.trussartdesigns.com Booth #1147

WatchMeGrow Streaming Video www.watchmegrow.com Computer software (administrative); Technology/information Booth #404

UltraPlay & BigToys www.bigtoys.com Playground equipment/supplies Booth #425 UpBup www.upbup.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative) Booth #1446

Wellness Consultants LLC www.wellnessconsulting.com Booth #1149 WESCO North America www.wellnessconsulting.com Booth #1449 Whitney Bros. Co. www.whitneybros.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1241

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I N D E X O F E X H I B I TO R S Whittle School & Studios www.whittleschool.com Booth #1046

WIDA www.wida.wisc.edu Bilingual education; Diversity in education/multicultural education; Professional development Booth #2115

Wikki Stix Co. www.wikkistix.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/primary; Special-needs resources Booth #834

Zoo-Phonics Inc www.zoo-phonics.com Curriculum resources/materials; Early literacy resources; Multi-age Booth #1217

Zeager Bros, Inc. www.zeager.com Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1335 Zhejiang Haring Industrial Co., Ltd. www.zjhljy.com.cn Booth #2108

PBS KIDS Joins the NAEYC Career Center Booth #2313 Educators are critical to young kids’ long-term success. That’s why PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, caregivers and parents. PBS KIDS offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs that engage families and teachers. Join us in the lounge to explore PBS KIDS’ educational research-based content, professional development opportunities, classroom resources and more. Charge your devices, chat with other educators, celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and snap a photo with some of your favorite PBS KIDS characters.

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I N D E X O F A DV E R T I S E R S The Math Learning Center........................................... 110

Champlain College........................................................ 49

National Inventors Hall of Fame/ Camp Invention............................................................. 56

Community Playthings.................................................. 30

Didax............................................................................. 102 Jonti-Craft...................................................................... 95 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings............................... 80 Best Practices Inc...........................................................58

Gesell Institute of Child Development........................... 91 Highscope Educational Research Foundation................4 Teaching Strategies, LLC......................................Cover 4 KinderCare Education......................................................6 HITN................................................................................37

East Tennessee State University/ Center for Early Childhood...........................................119

Kaplan Early Learning Company.................................... 57

Bedtime Math Foundation..............................................55

Learning Care Group......................................................79

Scholastic.....................................................................108

School Specialty Child Craft......................................... 111

Sunburst Media.............................................................114

Teachers College Press.................................................. 81

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt............................................113

Teachstone Training...................................................... 30

Lakeshore Learning Materials........................................54

UW-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education......... 91

Fingersafe USA...............................................................70

Walden University.......................................................... 43

Pro Solutions Training....................................................79

Discount School Supply................................................... 1

Procare Software............................................................82

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DayCare Works, SchoolCare Works, RecCare Works...............................................................82

Council for Professional Recognition............................75

Ball State University, Online + Strategic Learning..................................Cover 3

The University of Alabama...........................................160

McLean School............................................................... 77 The Book Vine for Children......................................52, 53 Bright Horizons.............................................................. 46

WestEd............................................................................62

Gryphon House ..................................................... Cover 2 Connect 4 Learning............................................... Cover 2 LightHouse Records......................................................118

Second Step/Committee for Children.......................... 83

Conference Evaluation

Your opinion is important to us! The NAEYC Annual Conference Evaluation will be emailed to all registrants at the end of the conference. We look forward to reviewing your feedback and comments.

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2019 NAEYC Conference Join us next year in Music City, USA, for an experience sure to motivate, inspire, and focus your commitment to early childhood education! We’ll be in a new city for fresh, innovative learning opportunities with a whole lot of fun as well. Don’t miss out on > Hundreds of dynamic sessions > Special events and programs > Connecting with friends and colleagues

2019 Annual Conference

November 20–23 Nashville, TN

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Rhian Evans Allvin NAEYC Chief Executive Officer

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National Association for the Education of Young Children

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Ball State Online

Michelle Thornburgh Early Childhood Education Alumna

Many options for early childhood education professionals Online Undergraduate Programs •

Bachelor’s Program in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Early Childhood Special Education. For those who have a minimum of 45 credit hours toward or an associate degree in early childhood education.

Infant and Toddler Certificate. Provides a specialized credential for professionals working with children from birth through age 3 and one of the few such certificates in the nation.

Online Graduate Programs •

Master’s in Elementary Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education. Emphasizes literacy, child development, and building a strong learning environment for children, birth through age 8.

Certificate in Early Childhood Program Administration. For directors of early childhood programs in public schools or federally funded ventures such as Head Start or considering such a career.

Early Childhood Master Teacher Certificate. For elementary school or early childhood education teachers who want to mentor early childhood professionals.

bsu.edu/online Visit us at booth 853 at the NAEYC annual conference.


40 Years of... Innovation Best Practice Research Advocacy Results Support Investigation Exploration Discovery Relationships Thank you for forty years of partnering with us to improve outcomes for young children everywhere.

NAEYC 2018 Annual Conference Program  

November 14–17, 2018 | Washington, DC

NAEYC 2018 Annual Conference Program  

November 14–17, 2018 | Washington, DC