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Schedule at a Glance Tuesday, Nov. 19

Thursday, Nov. 21

Friday, Nov. 22

Saturday, Nov. 23

Half Day & Full Day Pre-Conference Workshops

7 am–5 pm Conference Registration

7 am–5 pm Conference Registration

7–11 am Conference Registration

1–7 pm Conference Registration

8–9:30 am Sessions

8–9:30 am Sessions

8–9:15 am Sessions

10 am–6 pm Expo

10 am–6 pm Expo

9:30–10:45 am Sessions

10–11:30 am Sessions

10–11:30 am Sessions

11 am–12:15 pm Sessions

7 am–6 pm Conference Registration

11:30 am–1 pm Lunch Options ($) in the Expo

11:30 am–1 pm Lunch Options ($) in the Expo

12:30–1:45 pm Closing Celebration

8:15–11:15 am Sessions

1–2:30 pm Sessions

12 noon–3 pm Sessions

3–4:30 pm Sessions

12 noon–12:45 pm NAEYC Meet the Candidates

3:30–5 pm Opening Keynote Address

4:30–6 pm Expo Networking, Prize Drawings and Research Poster Session

Wednesday, Nov. 20

5–7 pm Expo Grand Opening

EXPO Discover new ideas and solutions from more than 240+ exhibitors while enjoying daily activities, demonstrations, and prize drawings. Win prizes or free registration to the NAEYC Annual Conference.

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1–2:30 pm NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall 1–2:30 pm Sessions 3–4:30 pm Sessions 4:30–6 pm Expo Networking, Prize Drawings, and Poster Session

NAEYC is a high-performing, inclusive organization, and we encourage the exchange of diverse opinions. It is important for attendees to recognize that the ideas presented at the Conference do not necessarily reflect NAEYC’s official position and NAEYC assumes no responsibility for any statement of fact or opinion presented at the Conference. NAEYC does not endorse the products or services of any Conference advertiser, exhibitor, or sponsor.


Table of Contents

Sessions

6

Welcome Letter

30

Spotlight Sessions

Wednesday, Nov. 20

7

Using this Program

32

Learning Bytes Theater

59

Affiliate Leadership Day

8

Topic Key

35

Featured Sessions

Advocacy/Public Policy

12

Governing Board

38

Advancing the ECE Profession

Assessment of Young Children

40

Equity in Action

42

15 Floorplans 22

Hotels Map

23

Shuttle Bus Schedule & Routes

24

Announcements

28

Sponsorship Program

60

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

Grandes Comienzos

Cognitive Development

48

Interest Forums

Community Partnerships

55

Tuesday, Nov. 19 Pre-Conference Workshops

61

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

Diversity & Equity

153 Index of Exhibitors 163

Get Involved

165

Governance Participants & Advisory Groups

167 Index of Advertisers 169 Certificate of Attendance

63

Educator/Teacher Preparation

64

Environmental Education

65

Family Engagement & Support

Global Perspectives

66

Good Start - Chinese Language

Grandes Comienzos - Spanish Language

67 Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors 68

Health & Safety

69

Language & Literacy

70

Learning Environment

71

Music | Play

72

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

73

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

75

Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

76

Science | Social/Emotional Development

77

Teaching & Instructional Practices

Technology & Digital Media

84

Expo Grand Opening 5–7pm

Conference Evaluation Please remember to complete the 2019 Annual Conference evaluation survey, which will be sent to you electronically immediately following the Annual Conference. NAEYC sincerely values your feedback, which is used to evaluate the Conference and to plan future professional development activities.

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Thursday, Nov. 21

Friday, Nov. 22

Saturday, Nov. 23

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113

8–9:30 am Music City Center

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8–9:15 am Music City Center

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8–9:30 am Omni Nashville

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10–11:30 am Music City Center

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11 am-12:15 pm Music City Center

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10–11:30 am Omni Nashville

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10 am–11:30 am Omni Nashville

150 12:30–1:45 pm Music City Center

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11:45 am–12:45 pm Music City Center

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12 noon -12:45 pm Music City Center

Closing Celebration

96

1–2:30 pm Music City Center

123 1-2:30 pm Music City Center

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128 1-2:30 pm Omni Nashville

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3–4:30 pm Music City Center

128

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4:30–6 pm Music City Center

133 3–4:30 pm Omni Nashville

8–9:30 am Omni Nashville

Research Poster Session 108 108

4:45–5:45 pm Music City Center

134

3–4:30 pm Music City Center

4:30–6 pm Music City Center

Poster Session

7–9 pm Omni Nashville

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Welcome Early Childhood Professionals & Leaders! Welcome to NAEYC’s 2019 Annual Conference!

¡Bienvenidos a la Conferencia Anual NAEYC 2019!

On behalf of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—Governing Board, staff, and volunteers—we are thrilled to have you join us for the first time in Nashville, Tennessee!

De parte de la Asociación Nacional de Educación Infantil (NAEYC) —la Junta Directiva, el personal y los voluntarios— ¡nos complace enormemente que nos acompañe por primera vez en Nashville, Tennessee!

Nashville isn’t just a new location—it’s new inspiration, relationships, ideas, resources, answers, and RESULTS! During your Annual Conference experience, we challenge you to

Nashville no es solo una nueva sede de nuestra conferencia: ¡es inspiración, conexiones, ideas, recursos, respuestas y RESULTADOS! Durante su experiencia en la Conferencia anual, sugerimos que:

• Try a new session out of hundreds on topics that impact you!

• Pruebe una sesión nueva de entre los cientos de temas que le interesan.

• Meet new peers at the fun networking events we’ve planned for you.

• Conozca nuevos colegas en los entretenidos eventos de conexión profesional que hemos organizado para usted.

• Continue to let your voice be heard and gain new perspectives during advocacy activities.

• Siga difundiendo sus opiniones y adquiriendo nuevas perspectivas durante las actividades de promoción.

• And discover so much more!

• ¡Y descubra mucho más!

Last year, we joined the chorus of change and got loud for early childhood education! This year, we’re singing a song of equity and diversity!

El año pasado, ¡nos unimos al coro del cambio y alzamos nuestra voz por la educación infantil! ¡Este año, entonamos una melodía por la equidad y la diversidad!

NAEYC is dedicated to creating equitable learning opportunities that help our youngest learners thrive by building on their unique strengths, cultures, languages, abilities, and experiences. We recently celebrated the rollout of our first-ever position statement on Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education. Our quest to be a high-performing inclusive organization is an ongoing mission that requires a collective contribution from the NAEYC family and early learning community, and this week we’ll use Music City as our stage to set equity goals for the future.

NAEYC está comprometida con la creación de oportunidades educativas equitativas que les permita a los estudiantes más pequeños crecer a partir de sus fortalezas, culturas, idiomas, capacidades y experiencias singulares. Recientemente celebramos el lanzamiento de nuestra primera declaración de posición sobre «Promover la equidad en la educación inicial». Nuestra misión de convertirnos en una organización inclusiva de alto desempeño es una búsqueda permanente que requiere una colaboración conjunta de la familia de NAEYC y la comunidad de la educación inicial, y esta semana nos subiremos al escenario de Music City para fijar nuestras metas de equidad para el futuro.

Whether you took a flight, hopped on a train, or road-tripped with colleagues to attend the early childhood education event of the year, you’ve already taken one major step toward ensuring that all young children receive equitable and quality early learning. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our powerful profession!

Si abordó un avión, subió a un tren o viajó por tierra con otros colegas para asistir al evento de educación temprana del año, usted ya hizo una contribución fundamental para garantizar que todos los niños pequeños reciban una educación temprana equitativa y de calidad. ¡Muchas gracias por su compromiso y su dedicación a nuestra valerosa profesión!

Sincerely,

Atentamente,

& Amy O’Leary, NAEYC Governing Board President Presidenta de la Junta Directiva de NAEYC

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Rhian Evans Allvin NAEYC Chief Executive Officer Directora Ejecutiva de NAEYC

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Using this Program 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 8 through 11.

Use the Annual Conference Final Program, Annual Conference website, or NAEYC Conference App to plan your schedule in advance. Select an alternate session for each of your chosen sessions in the event that meeting rooms are filled to capacity or a session is cancelled.

GRANDES COMIENZOS GC

The shooting star icon indicates that a session is part of our Grandes Comienzos initiative. This year’s 25 sessions in Spanish will focus on topics such as social and emotional awareness and self-regulation, dual language learning, coping with challenging behavior, and STEM learning!

良好開端 GOOD START This icon indicates that a session is part of our 良好開端 Good Start 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 simultaneous interpretation of the Opening Plenary, features 12 sessions and five 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

YPAC

The Young Professionals Track is a curated selection of 26 sessions—sessions 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, emerging leader, or beginner in the field of early learning, this track is an excellent introduction to your Annual Conference experience! Sponsored by:

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Topic Key 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

Community Partnerships

Environmental Education

2, 3, 74, 124, 174, 318, 319, 369, 465, 499

8, 9, 79, 80, 180, 273, 325, 420

23, 24, 85, 133, 186, 279, 331, 411, 476

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

Family Engagement & Support

Arts (Performing & Visual Arts) 115, 175, 214, 224, 267, 269, 320, 370, 417, 500 Assessment of Young Children 4, 75, 270, 466 Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention 5, 6, 76, 77, 125, 126, 127, 176, 177, 178, 179, 225, 226, 227, 271, 310, 321, 322, 323, 324, 371, 372, 373, 418, 419, 467, 468, 501 Cognitive Development 7, 78, 128, 215, 272, 374, 469

10, 81, 116, 129, 163, 181, 182, 228, 326, 327, 375, 376, 421, 470, 471, 502, 503, 530 Diversity & Equity 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 82, 117, 130, 164, 183, 184, 275, 276, 328, 329, 377, 378, 422, 423, 424, 472, 473, 504, 531 Educator/Teacher Preparation 20, 21, 22, 83, 84, 131, 132, 165, 185, 229, 230, 277, 278, 330, 359, 379, 380, 425, 426, 427, 474, 475, 505, 506, 532, 533

25, 26, 86, 87, 134, 135, 136, 187, 188, 216, 231, 232, 233, 234, 280, 332, 333, 334, 335, 381, 382, 428, 429, 430, 431, 477, 478, 507, 508, 534, 535, 536 Featured Session 72, 73, 123, 173, 223, 268, 317, 368, 416, 464, 498, 529, 551 Global Perspectives 27, 88, 137, 189, 336, 383, 479 Good Start—Chinese Language Track 28, 29, 89, 138, 190, 235, 281, 337, 384, 432, 463, 480, 509

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Topic Key Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track 30, 31, 32, 90, 91, 139, 140, 191, 192, 236, 237, 282, 283, 338, 339, 385, 386, 387, 433, 434, 463, 464, 510, 511, 537, 538 Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors 33, 34, 35, 92, 93, 193, 238, 284, 340, 341, 388, 435, 436, 481, 512 Health & Safety 36, 37, 285, 342, 389, 437, 482 Language & Literacy 38, 39, 40, 41, 94, 141, 166, 194, 217, 239, 240, 241, 286, 287, 343, 344, 390, 391, 412, 438, 439, 440, 483, 513, 514, 539

Mathematics

Play

96, 97, 143, 144, 196, 243, 244, 289, 290, 394, 443, 485, 516, 540

45, 46, 47, 102, 148, 199, 250, 293, 294, 348, 361, 397, 445, 491, 518, 541

Men in Early Childhood

Poster Session

98, 291, 486

463

Music

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

44, 245, 360, 413, 459, 487 NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs 99, 145, 197, 246, 292, 395, 488, 517 NAEYC Activities 100, 146, 198, 247, 248, 249, 444 NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business 1, 172, 346, 367, 396, 489

Learning Environment

Physical Development

42, 43, 95, 142, 195, 218, 242, 288, 311, 345, 392, 393, 441, 442, 484, 515

101, 147, 312, 347, 490

48, 49, 50, 103, 149, 150, 151, 200, 201, 202, 251, 252, 253, 295, 296, 297, 349, 398, 446, 447, 448, 449, 492, 519, 520, 542 Professionalism, Leadership, & Ethics 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 104, 105, 152, 153, 154, 167, 203, 204, 219, 254, 255, 298, 299, 300, 350, 399, 400, 450, 451, 452, 493, 494, 521, 522, 543, 544

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Topic Key Program Administration, Evaluation, & Financial Management 60, 61, 62, 106, 205, 256, 257, 301, 313, 351, 453, 495, 545, 546 Research 107, 108, 155, 220, 258, 314, 362, 401 Research Poster Session

Social Studies 110, 260, 303 Social/Emotional Development 65, 66, 67, 111, 112, 157, 158, 159, 169, 207, 221, 222, 261, 304, 305, 353, 354, 364, 405, 406, 414, 415, 455, 461, 462, 496, 524, 547 Spotlight Exhibitor Session

265 Science 63, 64, 109, 118, 156, 168, 206, 259, 302, 315, 352, 363, 402, 403, 404, 454, 460, 523

160, 208, 262, 306, 355, 407 Standards—Early Learning Standards, Program Standards 119

State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS 113, 170, 307, 356 Teaching & Instructional Practices 68, 120, 121, 161, 209, 210, 211, 212, 263, 308, 357, 358, 365, 408, 409, 456, 457, 497, 525, 548 Technology & Digital Media 69, 70, 71, 114, 122, 162, 213, 264, 309, 316, 366, 410, 458, 526, 527, 528, 549, 550 Young Professionals (YPAC) 52, 80, 118, 137, 152, 172, 185, 226, 254, 265, 300, 307, 318, 340, 369, 405, 408, 430, 451, 463, 465, 475, 507, 539, 544

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Age Groups Age Groups 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

First- to Third-Graders

Preschoolers

3, 8, 9, 12, 16, 21, 22, 37, 43, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 67, 71, 79, 84, 98, 100, 103, 105, 106, 123, 124, 131, 132, 134, 137, 146, 149, 150, 152, 153, 158, 164, 167, 174, 185, 188, 189, 202, 203, 210, 229, 230, 234, 237, 248, 249, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 273, 275, 277, 278, 295, 299, 300, 307, 313, 315, 318, 319, 330, 333, 334, 335, 336, 346, 349, 350, 351, 367, 377, 379, 380, 395, 396, 399, 416, 420, 426, 444, 446, 448, 450, 451, 452, 453, 474, 477, 479, 489, 492, 493, 494, 505, 506, 519, 521, 522, 532, 533, 534, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546

75, 126, 177, 223, 260, 271, 303, 352, 378, 390, 432, 472

7, 10, 17, 24, 27, 29, 30, 32, 38, 44, 45, 46, 63, 69, 70, 76, 81, 82, 83, 85, 89, 90, 94, 95, 102, 104, 110, 111, 115, 116, 120, 122, 128, 129, 130, 136, 144, 151, 155, 159, 166, 169, 170, 175, 178, 181, 184, 187, 192, 194, 206, 214, 219, 221, 224, 225, 227, 239, 241, 243, 253, 259, 263, 269, 270, 276, 279, 282, 283, 284, 298, 302, 304, 312, 317, 321, 322, 324, 325, 326, 327, 337, 338, 340, 344, 347, 354, 361, 369, 370, 371, 373, 375, 376, 381, 382, 386, 387, 388, 392, 393, 397, 401, 405, 406, 408, 409, 412, 413, 414, 418, 421, 423, 430, 436, 440, 441, 442, 454, 456, 457, 458, 462, 464, 467, 470, 476, 478, 480, 481, 483, 485, 495, 496, 500, 502, 503, 508, 509, 514, 515, 524, 525, 528, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 548, 549, 550

Infants and Toddlers 6, 31, 33, 34, 36, 40, 91, 92, 97, 107, 127, 139, 140, 157, 168, 176, 215, 222, 233, 240, 272, 287, 288, 341, 359, 363, 402, 411, 455, 461, 473, 490, 491, 516, 541 Kindergartners 87, 114, 121, 143, 161, 213, 220, 286, 289, 308, 331, 357, 358, 383, 384, 429, 439, 498, 518

Rockin’ at the Ryman Friday, November 22, 7 PM Ryman Auditorium The Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children (NAAEYC) presents this special Annual Conference event, Rockin’ at the Ryman! Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a fun evening rockin’ out at the famed historic landmark Ryman Auditorium with some fine entertainers. This is a separate paid ticketed event. 2019 NAEYC Annual Conference

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2019-2020 NAEYC Governing Board

Amy O’Leary President, Strategies for Children Boston, Massachusetts Term ends: 2021

Ann McClain Terrell President-Elect, Concordia University Milwaukee, Wisconsin Term ends: 2023

Uhriel Bedoya Lime Miami, Florida Term ends: 2023

Anthony Broughton Claflin University Cross, South Carolina Term ends: 2023

Crystal Sanford-Brown

Isauro Escamilla Calan

Vice President,

Las Americas Early Education

Early Childhood Advocate

School, SFUSD

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

San Francisco, California

Term ends: 2022

Term ends: 2020

Steven Hicks Secretary,

Dina C. Castro

Maryland State Department of

University of

Education/Division of Early

North Texas

Childhood Development

Denton, Texas

Baltimore, Maryland

Term ends: 2021

Term ends: 2022

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

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Jie-Qi Chen Erikson Institute Chicago, Illinois Term ends: 2022

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Together, the NAEYC Governing Board, staff, and membership

Sebreana Domingue†Project LAUNCH Lafayette, Louisiana (In memoriam)

mourn the loss of Governing Board member Sebreana Domingue who passed away this October. Sebreana was revered and cherished among her colleagues who will always know her as a committed, kind, smart, and powerful advocate and leader. We are grateful for her extraordinary service to NAEYC and her commitment to ALL children and families.

Elisa Huss-Hage

Nicol Russell

Owens Community College

Teaching Strategies, LLC

Toledo, Ohio

Phoenix, Arizona

Term ends: 2020

Term Ends: 2023

Tamara Johnson

Stacia Tipton

Malaika Early Learning Center

Marketing and Research Consultant

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Washington, D.C.

Term Ends: 2021

Term ends: 2021

Alissa Mwenelupembe Teachers College, Ball State University Evansville, Indiana (Ex-Officio Student Member) Term ends: 2020

Michelle Wlazlo J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Plano, Texas Term ends: 2022

Yohana Quiroz

Rhian Evans Allvin

Felton Institute

Chief Executive Officer

San Francisco, California

NAEYC

Term ends: 2021

(Ex Oficio)

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First Timer’s Social Make Your Own Ribbon

YPAC’s Midday Mixer Equity & You

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Not sure what all the fuss is about the badge ribbons? All first-time Annual Conference attendees are invited to the Café to meet other first-timers and make a personalized ribbon that reflects who you are as an early education professional. Make sure your name badge is marked “First-Time Attendee.”

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Join The Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) to engage in thought-provoking discussions around equity and the new NAEYC position statement on Equity and Diversity. Also learn more about the forthcoming transiton of YPAC.

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Bus Information NAEYC Shuttle Bus Information

Shuttle Bus Routes

NAEYC will provide complimentary shuttle bus service among designated Conference hotels and the Music City Center. No tickets are needed—your Conference badge is your bus pass.

Route 1 Hotel

As we go to press in October, the following arrangements have been confirmed. Please check the posters in your hotel lobby and at the Music City Center for any changes. To make arrangements for a wheelchair-accessible shuttle, please call 310-425-2443. NOTE: Most of the NAEYC Conference sessions will take place at the Music City Center. Some sessions, meetings, and networking events will take place at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

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*A Night with NAEYC at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum will take place on Friday, Nov. 22, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Preregistration was required for this event. Shuttle stops are the Omni Nashville Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Nashville-Downtown only. Shuttle service is every 10–15 minutes from 6:30 pm until 10 pm.

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Announcements Conference Registration & Conference Program Pick-Up The Annual Conference badge—which permits admission to sessions and to the NAEYC Expo—was mailed in advance to those who registered by October 18. Those who registered after the regular deadline must bring their registration receipt to the Conference Registration area at the Music City 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 any time during registration hours.

REGISTRATION HOURS Tuesday, Nov. 19 Wednesday, Nov. 20 Thursday, Nov. 21 Friday, Nov. 22 Saturday, Nov. 23

1–7 pm 7 am–6 pm 7 am–5 pm 7 am–5 pm 7–11 am

Pick up your complimentary bag at the Expo Grand Opening following the Opening Keynote on Wednesday.

General Consent & 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.

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Discover the Benefits of Seeking Accreditation! NAEYC Early Learning Program staff will be available in the Members Café (Booth #1946) during the Expo hours to answer questions, to direct you to resources, and for one-on-one 20-minute consultations. Walk-in appointments are scheduled on a firstcome, 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 on 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 Music City Center. Please visit ce.spu.edu for more information on how to register for CEUs.

Graduate Credits Conference participants may earn one or two graduate-level 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.

Learning Bytes Theater Introducing NAEYC’s Learning Bytes Theater, which offers 45-minute sessions on Thursday and Friday in the Expo, Level 3, Hall D, Booth 2009. The sessions are designed to be interactive exchanges on a variety of topics with a smaller amount of information than a full conference session. Full schedule on page 32.

NAEYC Expo Plan your daily visit to the Expo, where there is always something new to discover. See pages 153 to 160 for a full list of exhibitors. Remember to visit the NAEYC Shop, Booth #1121, during Expo hours.

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Members Café All NAEYC members are invited to relax in the Members Café to enjoy complimentary coffee*, learn about NAEYC programs, pick out badge ribbons, and relax during Expo hours. Booth #1946. *While supplies last

Restaurant Suggestions and Visitor Tips in Music City To learn about the tastes, sights, and sounds of Nashville, visit the information booth in the Registration Area in the Music City Center. Our Nashville concierge will be available during the Conference to answer questions and assist with city information and entertainment options.

Music City Center Ambassadors The Music City Center provides smiling, knowledgeable, and friendly Ambassadors in key locations throughout the facility to assist all guests with way-finding and the event schedule and to recommend things to do and see in Nashville during their free time.

Expo Food Court Visit Music City Center, Level 3, Exhibit Hall B-D, for convenient for-purchase snack and meal options. Wednesday, Nov. 20 Thursday, Nov. 21 Friday, Nov. 22

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NAEYC Meet the Candidates Friday, Nov. 22

12 noon–12:45 pm music city center

Grand Ballroom Salon B1 The slate for the 2020 Governing Board election will be introduced. Candidates will make brief statements and discuss issues facing the Association. This year’s election includes candidates for 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 to 3 pm. And be sure to VOTE!

NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall Friday, Nov. 22

1–2:30 pm music city center

Grand Ballroom Salon B1 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 5 Strategic Priorities • High-Quality Early Learning • The Profession • Organizational Advancement • Organizational Excellence • Leadership and Innovation

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.

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Announcements Endorsement

Lost & Found

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.

Please visit NAEYC Headquarters, Show Manager Office C, Level 3M in the Music City Center if you have lost an item while attending Conference sessions. Contact your hotel’s front desk if you lose something at that property.

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 other participants 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 each handout. • Bring business cards for networking and requesting materials from presenters. • Silence cell phones. • If it is necessary to leave a session early or arrive late, please make the interruption as nondisruptive as possible.

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Personal Safety at the Conference At any conference, losses, theft, and petty crimes may occur. Please exercise 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 23 for the shuttle bus schedule. Carry cash and valuables with you in a safe place or secure them in 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 Music City 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.

UPS Store at the Music City Center The UPS Store at the Music City Center is located at the corner of 6th Avenue and Demonbruen Street on Level 2. Business hours are: Wednesday, Nov. 20 Thursday, Nov. 21 Friday, Nov. 22

7 7 7

am–5 pm am–5 pm am–5 pm

Business Center at the Omni Nashville The UPS Store & Business Center at the Omni Nashville is located on the third floor. The hours are: Monday–Friday 7 am–6 pm Saturday–Sunday 9 am–4 pm

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 Nashville, 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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B e a u t i f u l c l a s s ro o m f u r n i t u re d e s i g n e d t o i n s p i re

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NAEYC Sponsorship Program 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

Lead Platinum Sponsor

HighScope is an independent, non-profit organization working to close the opportunity gap through highquality early education. For 50 years, we have led the movement to ensure that every child has the opportunity to realize their full potential, regardless of their circumstances. Our research is instrumental in defining best practices in early education and from that knowledge we develop curricula, child and program assessment, and professional learning resources that empower early educators and prepare children from birth to kindergarten for school and for life. To join the movement, visit HighScope.org.

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.

Year-Round Gold Sponsor

Advocacy Sponsors

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 high-quality early learning for all children.

We want to recognize the sponsors from the 2019 Public Policy Forum.

›› We’re committed to accreditation. ›› 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.

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.

Visit NAEYC.org to learn about upcoming sponsorship opportunities or how to advertise in our awardwinning publications and popular digital properties.

Conference Evaluation Please remember to complete the 2019 Annual Conference evaluation survey, which will be sent to you electronically immediately following the Annual Conference. NAEYC sincerely values your feedback, which is used to evaluate the Conference and to plan future professional development activities.

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Spotlight Sessions | Music City Center Spotlight Sessions are dynamic presentations where industry leaders share their knowledge, research findings, innovations, applications, products and services, with the conference attendee. A session is the work product and views of the presenter and the affiliated organization, and does not imply an endorsement by NAEYC. All Spotlight Sessions will take place in the Music City Center, Room 208AB.

Thursday, November 21 10–11:30 am

3–4:30 pm

Challenging Behaviors You Can Change First

Building Early Learning Communities— Everyone Has a Role

Learn about how the environment affects children’s behavior and how a well-designed classroom can prevent 80 to 90% of challenging behaviors. We’ll discuss how your mindset can influence how you see behaviors and your response to them. See examples of resources we provide teachers and families. Finally, in a group activity, you’ll receive practical strategies and a giveaway item for how to help children learn positive behaviors. These approaches will enable you to give kids a strong start, while empowering your own success. We’ll also have several gift card drawings during the session! Erica Jagotka, Learning Care Group; Laura Bevier, Learning Care Group; Ashley Mullin, Learning Care Group. Presented by Learning Care Group

1–2:30 pm Moving Beyond the Conference: Developing Transformative Partnerships with Families When a child’s home and school are connected in positive and respectful ways, children feel secure and can be most successful. In this session, participants will explore a variety of strategies that include yet stretch far beyond the family conference. From using data to inform interactions with families, sharing resources to encourage playful and enriching activities at home and creating opportunities for family members to actively participate in program and classroom, participants will create a plan for enhancing their family engagement initiatives.

Over the last two decades, the science of early childhood development and the importance of the first years in life have become increasingly well-known. And yet, large gaps remain between what we know and what we do. But that is changing! In this session, we will share compelling, research-based strategies for turning knowledge on the importance of the early years into action. Participants will hear about national polling data revealing the power early childhood educators have in influencing their communities and opportunities for educators to advocate in upcoming national, state and local elections, including NAEYC’s national voter education drives. Participants will hear how parents can and have become voices for change and the strides some communities have made toward centering on their earliest learners. At this session, we will also launch a new community-building Progress Rating Tool, created in partnership by the National League of Cities and the Center for the Study of Social Policy. Attendees will leave with concrete strategies for aligning what we know about the science of early learning and what we can do in creating an early learning community where we live, work, and play. Ellen Galinsky, Bezos Family Foundation; Erin Ramsey, Mind in the Making; Lauren Hogan, NAEYC; Ann McClain Terrell, NAEYC; Cailin O’Connor, Center for the Study of Social Policy; Rosa Marie Curtis, Parent Leadership Training Institute; Lindsey Lockman Dougherty, Save the Children US Presented by Bezos Family Foundation

Breeyn Mack, Teaching Strategies, LLC; Emily Roden, Ready Rosie. Presented by Teaching Strategies, LLC

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Spotlight Sessions | Music City Center Friday, November 22 8–9:30 am

1–2:30 pm

Building Literacy Skills with Interactive Read-Alouds

An Experiential Look at Implicit Bias and Its Negative Effects

In this session, HighScope will present its new interactive read-alouds and how you can add this important activity into your daily routine. We’ll dive into the literacy content that can be introduced and supported through thoughtfully planned reading activities and practice using the activities. All attendees will take away tips that they can apply in the classroom. One lucky attendee will win Let’s Read It Again! Interactive Read-Alouds.

Gain insight into how words and nonverbal communications have negative impacts on student learning and self-esteem. In this session, speakers will define and characterize implicit bias, and use interactive activities to explore ways it can be identified. Through the lens of the NAEYC’s Four Core Goals of Anti-Bias Education, and other models, participants will explore the phenomena of belonging and the critical role it plays in early childhood education. At the heart of this session will be a handson discussion of practical steps that participants can take to reduce implicit bias and begin to cultivate a culture of belonging, not only in their classrooms, but in the places where they live, learn, work, play, and worship. Join us for this experience and the chance to win one of five copies of NAEYC’s 2019 publication, Spotlight on Young Children: Equity and Diversity.

Sue Gainsley, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. Presented by HighScope Educational Research Foundation

10–11:30 am Through a Child’s Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Learning & Wonder When was the last time you got down on your hands and knees to see your classroom from a child’s height? Effective early childhood classroom design begins from the ground up. Learn how to design your classroom from a child’s perspective. With plenty of before and after photos and how-to directions, this presentation will help you transform your classroom into an extraordinary place designed to preserve the magic and wonder of childhood.

Kim Kick, Walden University; Andrea Lavorne, Walden University; Montrece M. Ransom, Walden University. Presented by Walden University

Sandra Duncan, EdD Presented by Kaplan Early Learning Company

Available at the NAEYC Shop!

The Intentional Teacher Choosing the Best Strategies for Young Children’s Learning, Rev. ed. This revised and greatly expanded edition provides specific ideas and strategies for interacting with children in key subject areas using both child-guided and adult-guided learning experiences. Item 1120|List $40|Conference Price $32

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Introducing the Learning Bytes Theater!

NAEYC debuts a new session experience at the Nashville Annual Conference. Located in the Expo, the Learning Bytes Theater opens on Wednesday with NAEYC’s Interest Forum Speed Networking from 5-7 pm, and continues with sessions on Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

These 45-minute sessions are designed to be interactive exchanges on a variety of topics with a smaller amount of digestible information than a full conference session. There are only 100 seats, come early to join this learning event.

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Looking to learn more about how you can connect with NAEYC, trending topics

Building on Whole Leadership: Strengthening and Energizing Your Early Childhood Program

Exploring the Phenomena of Belonging

and your peers? Come to the Interest

Forum Speed Networking event. Meet the people behind the NAEYC Interest Forums in a fun, relaxed atmosphere at the Learning Bytes Theater. Attendees will visit one Interest Forum table every 10 minutes with the chance to interact with up to nine forums! No reservation necessary to attend the Learning Bytes. You are welcome to find an open seat to join in between 5–6:30 pm during the Expo Grand Opening. Stay through the event for the evening’s conclusion with a door prize drawing.

Marie Masterson, Ph.D. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Wheeling, IL; Jill Bella, Ed.D, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Wheeling, IL

1–1:45 pm Dishing Up Family Style Meals: Best Practices for Implementing Family Style Meal Service in Group Care Settings Donna Pomerson, Learning Care Group, Inc.; Staci Larsen, Learning Care Group, Inc.; Sherrie Gomez, Learning Care Group, Inc..

3–3:45 pm Five Creative Keys to Jumpstarting Your Outdoor Classroom Christy Lechner, Bright Horizons at Comcast NBCUniversal Ellen Veselack, Bright Horizons.

4:45–5:30pm Yoga and Mindfulness For Young Children Maureen Heil, Redleaf Press; Ilene Rosen, Redleaf Press.

Andrea Lavorne, Walden University; Kim Kick, Walden University; Montrece M. Ransom, Walden University.

1–1:45 pm Early Childhood Technology Angie Kalthoff, Tufts University Early Childhood Technology (ECT) Graduate Certificate Program.

3–3:45 pm Harness the Power of Music to Enhance Learning Lauren Guilmartin and Ellen Acuna, Music Together Worldwide

4:45–5:30 pm Yoga and Mindfulness For Young Children Maureen Heil, Redleaf Press; Ilene Rosen, Redleaf Press.


GOLDEN TICKET HOURS Thursday and Friday, 3:30–5:30

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NAEYC Expo, Music City Center, Hall B–D • Visit the 240+ exhibitors to share your contact information and to earn a Golden Ticket. • Fill out the back of the ticket. • Drop off your ticket before 5:45 PM at the NAEYC Member Café, booth #1946.

Prizes include • Apple iPad

• Magic Bullet Blender

• 2020 Annual Conference Registration

• Chefman Personal Fridge

• Fitness Tracker • Beach Tent

• You can visit more exhibitors for additional tickets.

• Outdoor Movie Projector

• One drawing will be held on both Thursday & Friday at 5:45 PM. You must be present to win if your entry is drawn.

• Wireless Earbuds

• Tickets entered for the daily drawing will not be included in the following day’s drawing.

It’s that easy to be entered in the daily drawing! The Sweepstakes is sponsored by National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. No Purchase Necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Sweepstakes rules are found at NAEYC.org/events/annual

Sharing the science of early learning in ways that transform science into practice. Learn more about Bezos Family Foundation’s early learning programs and initiatives: Vroom.org, MindintheMaking.org and the launch of the new community-building Progress Rating Tool, created in partnership with the National League of Cities and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, at EarlyLearningNation.com.

• Shiatsu Foot Massager • Folding Utility Wagon • Home Bakery Bread Maker • Bluetooth Speaker • Gift Cards

and more!


IMAGINE THE I M PA C T YO U CAN MAKE Through Walden’s Early Childhood Degree and Certificate Programs

15%

TUITION REDUCTION and up to a $5,000 grant* for members of NAEYC

WA L D E N I S P R O U D T O PA R T N E R W I T H N A E Y C . With a shared vision of excellence, Walden offers early childhood education programs aligned with NAEYC standards. Walden has helped adult learners get the education they need to inspire change in the classroom for nearly 50 years. Are you ready to join us?

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• Doctor of Education (EdD)

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• EdS in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure)

• MS in Early Childhood Studies

• Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy

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*This offer is only valid for eligible new students who enroll

effect for the duration of the student’s continuous enrollment

to tuition only and does not apply toward books, materials,

Practitioner specialization in the Master of Science in Nursing

and start classes between July 1, 2019, and December 31,

at Walden. No tuition reduction will be made retroactively.

and other supplies or fees needed for a course. The tuition

(MSN) program, Tempo Learning® programs, the accelerated

2019, and are members of NAEYC.

The tuition reduction cannot be used by a student in combi-

grant cannot be used by a student in combination with any

specializations or the Self-Designed specialization in the MS

nation with any other tuition benefit other than the tuition

other tuition benefit other than the tuition reduction spec-

in Education (MSEd) program, or the PhD in Management or

grant specified below. The tuition reduction is not applicable

ified above. The student must remain continuously enrolled

PhD in Public Health completion programs.

for students enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner special-

in the program of their choice to receive the tuition grant.

ization in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.

The tuition grant is a non-cash award, and in no event will the

This offer is not a guarantee that all candidates eligible for the offer will be granted acceptance or admission into Walden. All prospective students will be subject to the same standard admission and registration process when applying to Walden. The “tuition reduction” is a 15% reduction of tuition fees. The tuition reduction is applicable to tuition only and does not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course. This tuition reduction will remain in

The “tuition grant” is a grant of up to $3,000 for bachelor’s and master’s programs or $5,000 for doctoral programs. The

recipient receive a check or other disbursement of money pursuant to this tuition grant.

Walden may change the tuition reduction or tuition grant offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction or tuition grant for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition

tuition grant is awarded as a $500 tuition-reduction award for

The tuition grant may only be used for credit-bearing

reduction or tuition grant. All tuition reductions, grants, or

each term until the entire tuition grant has been earned or

courses within the recipient’s program. The tuition grant

scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements.

the student is no longer eligible. The tuition grant is applicable

is not applicable for students enrolled in the Family Nurse

Contact a Walden University enrollment advisor for details.


Featured Sessions Wednesday, November 20 | Music City Center

Opening Keynote Address 3:30–5 pm Level 4, Grand Ballroom

Overcoming the belief in a hierarchy of human value: What early childhood educators and parents can do Join award-winning social change agent Dr. Gail C. Christopher for a compelling session exploring how change is created at individual, community, organizational, and systems levels. Come to this year’s keynote address ready to examine our responsibility to promote equity and diversity in early childhood education. 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! Gail Christopher, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE); Founder and President Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature; Former Senior Advisor and Vice President, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Board Chair, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH).

Thursday, November 21 | Music City Center 8–9:30am

1–2:30 pm

Teaching for equity: Legacy of and lessons from Vivian Gussin Paley

President’s seminar: Supporting early educators in higher education: Celebrating bright spots of progress, acknowledging the work that still needs to be done, and developing a plan for ACTION

Grand Ballroom Salon C1 Gail Christopher, National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE), Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature, W.K. Kellogg Foundation (formerly), Trust for America’s Health (TFAH); Patricia M. Cooper, Queens College, City University of New York; Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute.

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Dina Walker-DeVose, Georgia Southern University; Pamela Evanshen, East Tennessee State University; Theresa Loch, Worcester Head Start; Amy O’Leary, NAEYC President and Strategies for Children (moderator).

10–11:30am Power to the Profession: The politics of implementation room

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Max Fose, Integrated Web Strategy; Dave Metz, FM3 Research; Danielle Ewen, Education Counsel; Brooke Butler, Center for American Progress; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC (moderator).

Sponsored by:

3–4:30 pm The book matters: Using the color-coded Bloom-Banks Matrix to support the literacy, engagement, and self-identities of Black boys room

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Brian Wright, University of Memphis; Donna Ford, Ohio State University. Sponsored by:

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F E AT U R E D S E S S I O N S Friday, November 22 | Music City Center 8–9:30 am

1–2:30 pm

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

Where are we now? Our 30-year journey in anti-bias education and culturally relevant teaching in early childhood classrooms

Grand Ballroom Salon A2 Christian Robinson, author and illustrator; Jonah Winter, author; Steve Light, author and illustrator; Mac Barnett, author; Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University (moderator). Sponsored by:

. 10–11:30 am Early math, dual language learners, and the importance of whole-child curriculum Grand Ballroom Salon C1 Vincent Costanza, Teaching Strategies; Jie-Qi Chen, Erikson Institute; Dina Castro, University of North Texas.

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Tonia Durden, Georgia State University; Stephanie Curenton, Boston University; Kerry-Ann Escayg, University of Omaha; Iheoma Iruka, HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

Sponsored by:

3–4:30 pm What would it take? Implementing the Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators Grand Ballroom Salon C1 Camille Catlett, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Dina Walker-DeVose, Georgia Southern University; Mary Harrill, NAEYC; Iliana Alanís, University of Texas at San Antonio; Eva Horn, University of Kansas; Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College. Sponsored by:

Saturday, November 23 | Music City Center 8–9:15 am

9:30–10:45

La ciencia y arte del trabajo con niños de lenguaje dual a través del uso de Historias de Aprendizaje

Keeping children at the center of pre-K to second grade through guided play and exploration

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Isauro Escamilla Calan, San Francisco Unified School District; Lauren Boyles, San Francisco Unified School District.

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Grand Ballroom Salon C1 Marie Enochty, Boston Public Schools; Brian Gold, The Boston Foundation. Sponsored by:

Available at the NAEYC Shop!

New! Where’s the Math? Books, Games, and Routines to Spark Children’s Thinking Challenge children to think more complexly about the math in everything they see, hear, and do.

11am–12:15 pm Who is a “math person”? Gender stereotypes about math develop at an early age room

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Marley Jarvis, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, University of Washington.

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Closing Celebration Saturday, Nov. 23 — 12:30–1:45 pm Level 4, Grand Ballroom Salon A2

Get Loud for Early Childhood Education! Wrap up your Annual Conference at this can’t-miss event. Don’t miss music, dancing, snacks, drinks, giveaways, and most important, a final opportunity to connect and have fun with your NAEYC Family. FREE to all attendees.

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Advancing the ECE Profession Sessions on Building the Profession | Music City Center Wednesday, November 20

Thursday, November 21

12 noon–3 pm

8–9:30 am

Shift happens: Tools and strategies for addressing NAEYC’s new Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators

A unified professional knowledge base: Understanding the upcoming Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators

Camille Catlett, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College. room

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Educator/Teacher Preparation

Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College; Tamara Johnson, Malaika Early Learning Center; Angela Baum, University of South Carolina. room

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NAEYC Activities

Available at the NAEYC Shop!

From Play to Practice Connecting Teachers’ Play to Children’s Learning Become more knowledgeable about purposeful use of materials and intentional teaching strategies to help children engage in open-ended play. Item 180|List $28 |Conference Price $22.40

Available at the NAEYC Shop!

Developmentally Appropriate Practice Focus on Kindergartners

10–11:30 am Power to the Profession: The politics of implementation Max Fose, Integrated Web Strategy; Dave Metz, FM3 Research; Danielle Ewen, Education Counsel; Brooke Butler, Center for American Progress; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC. room

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Featured Session

1–2:30 pm President’s seminar: Supporting early educators in higher education: Celebrating bright spots of progress, acknowledging the work that still needs to be done and developing a plan for ACTION Dina Walker-DeVose, Georgia Southern University; Pamela Evanshen, East Tennessee State University; Theresa Loch, Worcester Head Start; Amy O’Leary, NAEYC President and Strategies for Children. room

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Featured Session

Developed just for kindergarten teachers, this resource explains developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so they can apply DAP as they work with kindergartners every day. Also includes chapters about teaching kindergartners, an overview of development in the kindergarten year, examples of key DAP practices, how to connect standards to DAP, and eight Young Children articles about the kindergarten year. Item 170|List $34|Conference Price $27.20

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Friday, November 22 8–9:30 am

10–11:30 am

Career pathways in early childhood: They really do exist!

The evolution of the Council for Professional Recognition: Menu of options

Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center; Michele Miller-Cox, SAS Montessori Pre-School; Tracy Ehlert, B2K Learning Center.

Abena Ocran-Jackson, Council for Professional Recognition; Chonda Walden, Council for Professional Recognition.

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Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS

3–4:30 pm What would it take? Implementing the Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators

8–9:30 am Get all caught up: Understanding Power to the Profession and what’s happening now Katherine Kempe, NAEYC; Tara Hurdle, Tennessee State University; Danielle Davis, Metro Nashville Public Schools. room

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Camille Catlett, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Dina Walker-DeVose, Georgia Southern University; Mary Harrill, NAEYC; Iliana Alanís, University of Texas at San Antonio; Eva Horn, University of Kansas; Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College.

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10–11:30 am Ready? Set? Go! Assessing state readiness for Power to the Profession implementation Susan Butler-Staub, Central Piedmont Community College; Tracye Strichik, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education; Debbie O’Neill, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families room

4:30–6 pm NAEYC’s Poster session: Promoting Power to the Profession in higher education Kelly Hantak, Lindenwood University; Janette Ralston, Lindenwood University; Rebecca Panagos, Lindenwood University.

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Advocacy/Public Policy

Join the movement.

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 voice in advancing a unified framework for career pathways, required knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation for all early learning professionals.

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Equity in Action NAEYC’s newest position statement, Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education, shares a bold vision in which all children, families, educators, and communities thrive. Together, we can bring this vision to life in practice and policy, in our own communities, and here at NAEYC’s Annual Conference! What can you do? › Read the position statement at naeyc.org/equity. › Check out the equity resources at NAEYC’s Members Café. › Join the Celebration of Equity & Diversity on Thursday, November 21 from 8–10 pm, Omni Nashville, Legends D. › Reflect on what early childhood educators and parents can do with Dr. Gail Christopher at the Opening Keynote on Wednesday, November 20 from 3:30–5 pm, Music City Center, Level 4, Grand Ballroom. › Participate on the app, in Hello!, and on social media using #EquityinECE. › Attend a session that will help you advance and teach for equity. › Proudly wear an #EquityinECE ribbon. › Advocate for changes in policy that are needed to advance equity in early childhood education. Sign up for updates and calls to action at the NAEYC-powered website, americaforearlyed.org. › And engage in other experiences and conversations throughout the conference center!

For many more suggestions and supports, visit NAEYC.org/equity, where you will find more information as well as a collection of books, articles, videos, and websites from NAEYC and many of the 100+ organizational endorsers of the position statement.

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Stop by Community Playthings Booth 1321 for cookies, coffee, and conversation. Thursday & Friday Afternoon, 2:00–4:00 pm

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Grandes Comienzos

Grandes Comienzos Grandes Comienzos, NAEYC’s Spanishlanguage track, is celebrating six years at Annual Conference. Spanish is the second-most spoken language across the United States and the language with the second-highest number of native speakers in the world. In 2019, we’re looking forward to hearing and seeing more Spanish at our conference! The initiative will include

›› Over 25 Grandes Comienzos Track sessions in Spanish on topics such as dual language learning, socialemotional awareness and self-regulation, challenging behavior, reading, and play. ›› Spanish simultaneous interpretation of the opening plenary to provide an inclusive conference experience. Join award-winning social change agent Dr. Gail C. Christopher for a compelling session exploring how change is created at individual, community, organizational, and systems levels. ›› Poster presentations (taking place in the Exhibit Hall) featuring Spanish language posters.

Wednesday 8:15–11:15 am Extendiendo el aprendizaje de los niños de manera seriamente divertida Irasema Salinas-Gonzalez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. room

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Wednesday 12 noon–3 pm Niños y niñas preescolares de la Universidad de Puerto Rico preguntan, infieren, investigan y exploran su mundo utilizando el enfoque curricular STEAM. Meredith García Miranda, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar Administración Central UPR; Zorimar Siaca Burgos, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar Administración Central UPR; Brenda Liz Rivera Cruz, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar Administración Central UPR. room

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Potenciando el lenguaje del niño y la niña: Estrategias para apoyar comportamiento saludables de adultos y niños. Ana Hoover, McFarren Aviles & Associates; Jill McFarren Aviles, McFarren Aviles & Associates. room

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Opening Keynote Address Available at the NAEYC Shop!

Basics of Supporting Dual Language Learners This book covers key points about first and second language development, discusses the importance of supporting children’s home languages, and describes how programs and schools can prepare for a diverse group of learners. Item 366|List $23|Conference Price $18.40

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Overcoming the belief in a hierarchy of human value: What early childhood educators and parents can do

Wednesday 3:30–5 pm Music City Center, Level 4, Grand Ballroom 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! Gail Christopher, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE); Founder and President Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature; Former Senior Advisor and Vice President, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Board Chair, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH).

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G R A N D E S CO M I E NZO S Thursday 8–9:30 am Conceptos matematicos para niños pequenos a traves de la musica y el movimiento Myriam Aguila, Texas State Technical College. room

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Una escuela, dos idiomas: Young dual language learners exploring and learning in two languages in an Early Head Start program Irasema Salinas-Gonzalez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Hilda Medrano, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Zulmaris Diaz, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Michael Whitacre, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Fernando Hernandez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. room

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Thursday 10–11:30 am Prácticas inteligentes para niños emocionalmente sanos

¡Vales por dos! Un modelo de doble inmersión en español para niños de 0–5 años

Laura Angulo, La Mente Consciente.

María Arreguín-Anderson, University of Texas at San Antonio; Iliana Alanís, University of Texas at San Antonio; Irasema Gonzalez, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

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Thursday 1–2:30 pm Todo lo que necesito saber para triunfar en CDA: Como desenvolverse en el Sistema Nacional de Certificacion CDA Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition. room

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Ven y Mira Las Cosas Maravillosas Mariel Rivera, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County. room

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Thursday 3–4:30 pm Narración colectiva de cuentos en las aulas con el uso de nuevas tecnologías: una experiencia para construir soluciones desde las aulas de Preescolar Alberto Barrantes, Carretica cuentera NGO. room

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Transformando la escuela de educación inicial y preescolar: Un Enfoque Evolutivo, Integrativo basado en el Vínculo (Modelo Neufeld). Un caso práctico de un Centro de Cuidado Infantil en la Ciudad de México. María Esther Cortés, Instituto Neufeld México; María Fernanda Calderón, Instituto Neufeld México. room

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G R A N D E S CO M I E NZO S Friday 8–9:30 am Conexiones mágicas entre educadores y familias de niños preescolares para desarrollar un futuro más saludable. Kaylyn Padovani, United States Department of Agriculture; Evelyn Garcia, United States Department of Agriculture. room

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Como promover el compromiso de los padres efectivamente. Brenda Barreto, Ellis Memorial Early Education and Care program; Miriam White, University of Massachusetts Amherst. room

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Friday 10–11:30 am La lectura dialógica: Enseñando a los niños a ser lectores activos. Guadalupe Ramos, Denver Public Library. room

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Transformando la agresión, el desafío y los comportamientos disruptivos con la habilidad de la auto-regulación Lety Valero, Loving Guidance. room

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Friday 1–2:30 pm Formas de jugar y construir usando ideas de STEMAZing

Incrustando la lectoescritura a lo largo de un programa preescolar del lenguaje dual.

Carmen Barnes, The STEMAZing Project.

Karen Harris, La Paz Community School; Rebeca Obando, La Paz Community School.

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Movimiento y Desarrollo en la Niñez Temprana: Precursores del éxito en la escuela y en la vida.

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Margarita Marichal, Universidad Interamericana. room

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Friday 3–4:30 pm Si hay un problema, Yo lo resolveré / ¡Vamos a crear un plan basado en el significado que lo resolvera! Usando la cultura para entender la evaluación funcional y la planeamiento del comportamiento en conductas desafiantes e intensas para niños pequeños de 0-8 años

Todos pertenecemos: Lo textos de identidad como estrategia de inclusión de las culturas e idiomas presentes en el aula Clara Cappiello, Bilingual Empowerment Learning Solutions (BELS) Consulting. room

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Maricruz Chavez, Simple Solutions Educational Services; Angela Searcy, Simple Solutions Educational Services. room

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G R A N D E S CO M I E NZO S Friday 4:30–6 pm Colaborando se puede! Estrategias para establecer relaciones con las familias Latinas

NAEYC’s Poster session NAEYC Expo, Exhibit Hall B

Judith Cruzado-Guerrero, Towson University. ADULTS

¡Soy maravilloso y tu también! Estrategias para el desarrollo de una sana autoestima en niños de 3 a 5 años.

Experiencias educativas en la rutina diaria para fomentar la autorregulación y la expresión de emociones en la niñez preescolar

Margarita Heinsen, Didactica SRL; Maria Langa, Leaderville School.

Nereida Rodríguez, Universidad de Puerto Rico Bayamón; Mildred Falcón, Universidad de Puerto Rico Bayamón.

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La ciencia y arte del trabajo con niños de lenguaje dual a través del uso de Historias de Aprendizaje Los presentadores compartirán sus experiencias al implementar Historias de Aprendizaje que documentan las vivencias de los niños en una escuela pública preescolar bilingüe. Learning Stories (Historias de Aprendizaje) es una filosofía de la educación temprana que surgió en Nueva Zelanda. Ambos presentadores compartirán de que manera las Historias de Aprendizaje han influido en su vida profesional (como maestros y entrenadores), aumentado la participación de los padres en la educación de sus hijos, y fortalecido la identidad de los niños como aprendices competentes.

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Still Teaching in the Key of Life Joyful Stories From Early Childhood Settings Remember the joy of teaching by reading 20 inspirational stories about children and teaching. Each story is filled with laughter, love, and joy to remind teachers why everyday moments—things they do daily—are so important in the lives of children. Item 173|List $12|Conference Price $9.60

Isauro Escamilla Calan, San Francisco Unified School District; Lauren Boyles, San Francisco Unified School District. room

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G R A N D E S CO M I E NZO S Saturday 9:30–10:45 am Como el Juego Promueve la Equidad: Promover el uso de un lente de equidad y justicia social en nuestras practicas. Reclamando el derecho de todos los niños de jugar y aprender mientras los preparamos para tener éxito en el siglo 21.

No me Toques, Deditos Sensibles, y Estomaguitos Intolerables: Identificación de Problemas Sensoriales en Niños Pequeños Leigh Pate, University of Alabama. room

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Miriam Beloglovsky, Play Equity Institute. room

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Saturday 11 am–12:15 pm ¡Vamos a jugar juntos! Como los juegos de mesa invitan a TODOS los niños y sus familias a activar el pensamiento matemático. Rebeca Itzkowich, Erikson Institute; Lisa Ginet, Erikson Institute; Jeanine Brownell, Erikson Institute. room

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Conóceme! Empoderando a los educadores infantiles para apoyar la herencia e identidad cultural de los niños con raíces inmigrantes en el nivel preescolar Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University. room

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STARTING KIDS STRONG And empowering our employees.

Learning Care Group is proud to be a leading provider of early education and child care. Get to know us at one of our NAEYC events: • Challenging Behaviors You Can Change First (With Our Leading Expert on Positive Behaviors, Erica Jagotka) November 21 • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Music City Center, Room 208AB • Achieving NAEYC Accreditation: Strategies For Providers of All Sizes From a Large-Scale Provider’s Perspective November 21 • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Music City Center, Room 110B • Meet the authors and illustrators: Children’s literature at NAEYC November 22 • 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Music City Center, Grand Ballroom Salon A2

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• Policy Makes Perfect: Health and Wellness Policy Development For Group Care November 22 • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Music City Center, Room 209A

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Interest Forums Equity is the Root of our Interests Interested in networking, exploring important topics, and advocating for issues you’re passionate about? Are you eager to play a role in advancing equity in early childhood by increasing membership, expanding the circle of access to forum activities, and helping others understand how to advance equity across a variety of topics and audiences in the early childhood field? 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 #1946. It’s free for members to join an Interest Forum. Join as many groups as you like and stay connected throughout the year! See instructions at NAEYC.org/get-involved/communities/how-join-interest-forum.

Culture

Program Focus

Spirituality

• Asian Interest Forum

• At-Risk & Special Needs

• Faith-Based Interest Forum

• Black Caucus Interest Forum

• Family Child Care Interest Forum

• Young Children’s Spirituality

• Latino Interest Forum

• Infant Toddler Professionals

• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Interest Forum

• Kindergarten Interest Forum • Laboratory Schools

• Men in Education Network (M.E.N.)

Science, Math, and Technology

• Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network (TIECN)

• Early Childhood Science Interest Forum • Technology and Young Children

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

Student and Professional Career/Professional Development Systems Community • Community Collaboration Interest Forum • Diversity and Equity Education for Adults

• Early Math Interest Forum

• Early Childhood Consultants and Authors

Social Issues

• Ethics in Early Childhood Education

• Early Childhood Science Interest Forum • Technology and Young Children • Early Math Interest Forum

• Student Interest Forum (SIF) of NAEYC • Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research Interest Forum

Recruiting Digital Facilitators Are there topics that you’re passionate about? Do you like starting conversations online about these topics with friends and colleagues? Take your Interest Forum involvement to the next level and learn about becoming an Interest Forum digital facilitator! Digital facilitators spark conversations on Hello to advance knowledge and create excitement around the topics they care about. Please contact Lark Sontag, Community Engagement Manager, at hello@naeyc.org. 48

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Interest Forums consistently rank as one of members’ favorite benefits—they provide an excellent means for networking, create lifelong connections with colleagues, and serve as vehicles to develop leaders from diverse communities.

Join an Interest Forum today! Come to HELLO to find out how.

hello.NAEYC.org. The following Interest Forums will hold annual meetings during the NAEYC Annual Conference; all attendees are invited.

Thursday, November 21 The Diversity and Equity Education for Adults Interest Forum provides a place where people can come together for mutual education, self-reflection, networking, and strategic planning for 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 most recent draft of the new NAEYC position statement on advancing equity in early childhood education and actions Interest Forum members can take to support these efforts. We invite you to join us for this dialogue! Contact Meghan Gowin at mlherron09@gmail.com, Shannon Green at sgreenece@gmail.com, or Meg Thomas at margaretfrace@gmail.com for more information.

9:45–11:15

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Do you want to learn more about how to support young children’s math learning? Join us at the business meeting of the Early Math Interest Forum! We will discuss exciting new activities, professional development, and research in early mathematics education. Then, we will 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 for more information, please contact Kristen Reed at kreed@edc.org.

11:30 am–12:45 pm Omni Nashville, Electric Calling all consultants and authors or those who aspire to be. Join us for a networking lunch (bring your own, please) of the Early Childhood Consultants and Authors Interest Forum. Come to connect with colleagues, share your ideas, and continue to plan for the future. New and experienced authors and consultants are welcome. For more information, contact Michelle Barnea at michelle.mabconsultants@gmail.com.

11:30 am–1 pm Omni Nashville, Cumberland 5/6

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I N T E R E S T FO R U M S The Student Interest Forum is pleased to invite all students to an informal meet and greet. This will be your opportunity to network with other early childhood students and to share your thoughts on how the Student Interest Forum can best support you and your academic endeavors. For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly A. Hile at kimberly.hile@uah.edu.

Join the Technology and Young Children Interest Forum to discuss issues related to the developmentally appropriate use of technology with young children. All who are interested are welcome to join us. For more information, contact Diane Bales at dbales@uga. edu or Kelly Dalsemer at kelly.dalsemer@ocps.net.

3–4 pm

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Omni Nashville, Bass The Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network is dedicated to providing information and resources to early childhood professionals working with Indigenous children and families. Though our main focus is services and curriculum for and about American Indian children, we promote cultural respect and responsiveness for all cultures. For more information, contact Cathy Gutierrez-Gomez at cggomez@unm.edu.

4–6 pm Omni Nashville, Music Row 1 Our Latino Interest Forum is open to all early educators who have the best interest of Latino children and families in mind. As part of our professional development continuum, it is our intent to present opportunities for us to speak on issues of language and culture and their impact on quality early education experiences and professional development. For more information, contact Jorge Saenz De Viteri at jsaenzdeviteri@optonline.net.

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Omni Nashville, Cumberland 3/4 Please join us for the annual business meeting of the Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum. We will be making plans for the upcoming year and will be presenting awards to play advocates and researchers. For more information, contact Robin Ploof at rploof@champlain.edu.

5–7 pm Omni Nashville, Electric The Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research Interest Forum is an open and inclusive platform for supporting early childhood educators who are interested in collaborating with others as they learn about and do teacher research in their work with children. We are also a space to support teacher educators as they guide preservice teachers in their learning about teacher research. Join us for conversation and resource sharing. For more information, contact Debra Murphy at dmurphy@capecod.edu.

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 select a new lead facilitator, select topics and providers for next year’s workshops, choose a new book to sponsor for a book share, and brainstorm how to strengthen our Interest Forum and questions to pursue. For more information, contact Deborah Schein at schein.deborah@gmail.com.

6:30–8 pm Omni Nashville, Cumberland 5/6 Please join the Black Caucus Interest Forum for How to Square the Whole Child Approach/TraumaInformed Teaching with the Achievement Gap. For more information, contact Maurice Sykes at mrussell18@aol.com.

6:30–8 pm Omni Nashville, Music Row 5 The Celebration of Equity and Diversity Reception is presented by NAEYC’s Interest Forums to celebrate the diverse backgrounds 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.

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I N T E R E S T FO R U M S Friday, November 22 The Rural Children, Families, and Early Childhood Educators Interest Forum will offer information relative to issues of specific concern to rural children and the programs that serve them. Issues include the US Census data collection, types of professional development given the isolation of rural locations, and supporting family child care providers. Contact Dr. Cathy Grace at cwgrace@olemiss.edu for further information.

10–11 am Omni Nashville, Cumberland 1/2 Children’s Global Issues Community’s mission is to provide information for advocates related to children’s rights and early education in other nations, US education policy related to international practices, and strategies for contacting 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. Contact us at global@naeyc.org for more information.

11 am–12 noon Omni Nashville, Electric Are you passionate about science and STEM for all young children? Come to our Early Childhood Science Interest Forum (ECSIF) annual meeting to chat with some like-minded colleagues. Find out about our advocacy for early science and help us frame our goals for the coming year! For more information, contact Cindy Hoisington at choisington@edc.org.

4:45–5:45 pm Omni Nashville, Electric Please join the LGBT Interest Forum to review the past year and plan for upcoming conferences, possible publications, and other advocacy work. We will go out for dinner following the meeting. If you would like to join us, please send a text to Robin Fox at 608-576-8256.

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Omni Nashville, Music Row 6 The PEACE Educators Interest Forum’s annual meeting will follow our seminar featuring Diane Levin. We will consider our first election of facilitators and how we can keep in better touch with each other between NAEYC conferences. For more information, contact John Surr at jvsurr@gmail.com.

5–6:30

Join us at the At-Risk & Special Needs Interest Forum meeting, where we will introduce a book club by selecting children’s books with representations of disability experiences. As the NAEYC and DEC Joint Position Statement on Inclusion celebrates its 10th anniversary, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act celebrates 46 years, and IDEA begins its 45th year, we’ve much to talk about and much to celebrate. A brief video will tug at our heartstrings as we use our cerebral side to discuss the impact of position statements and legislation on our work with children and families. Contact Mary Wonderlick at naeycspecialneedsif@ gmail.com for information and/or to RSVP.

5:30–7 pm Omni Nashville, Acoustic All are welcome to join the Men in Education Network (M.E.N.) Interest Forum in our work to recruit and retain men in early childhood education by communicating the importance of men working with young children and their contributions to the healthy development of children, emphasizing the need for concerted efforts to recruit more men into the field and encouraging and supporting men already in the field to remain in the profession. For more information, contact Frances Carlson at fcarlson@chattahoocheetech.edu.

6–7:30 pm Omni Nashville, Music Row 4 All are invited to the Family Child Care Interest Forum reception. Network with education professionals in the business of supporting the education of young children in home environments. For more information, contact Jerletha McDonald at arlingtondfwchildcareproviders@gmail.com.

6–8 pm Omni Nashville, Cumberland 3/4 Please join the Kindergarten Interest Forum at our annual business meeting. We will discuss opportunities and information for kindergarten and universal prekindergarten teachers that address early childhood issues specific to children 4-6 years old. Contact Marie Kielty at mariekielty@comcast.net for more information.

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Wednesday, Nov. 20 5–7 pm Expo Learning Bytes Theater, booth #2009

Thursday, Nov. 21 7:30–9 am

10 am–12:30 pm

First floor Music City Center concourse near the Omni side entrance

During the Learning Care Group Spotlight Session in the Music City Center, Room 208AB

Friday, Nov. 22 3–6 pm

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Pre-Conference Workshops Tuesday, November 19 | Music City Center Preregistration—including a separate registration fee—was required in advance for NAEYC’s Separate Fee Workshops (unless noted otherwise below). On-site registration is not available. A Beginner’s Guide to Your Accreditation Journey

8:30–11:30 room

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Families and Educators Together — A Day with the Authors

8:30 am–3 pm

208AB

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Higher Education Faculty Workshop: Completing the NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation Process

8:30 am–4 pm room

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Leadership Institute • Academic Services

Where’s the Math? — A Day with the Authors

8:30 am–3 pm room

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From Power to the Profession to Unifying Framework: Making the Profession a Reality (free of charge)

12 noon–4 pm room

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Mapping Your Accreditation Journey

12:30–3:30 room

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Community Outreach Project Do you have 5, 10, or 15 minutes to brighten someone’s life? Join the Bright Horizons Foundation outside the NAEYC Shop in the Expo to assemble life-changing hygiene kits for children and families in need. These kits will go to the Humanitarian Respite Center (HRC) operated by Catholic Charities on the Texas border. The Bright Horizons Foundation has partnered with the HRC by creating a Bright Space and continues to offer ongoing donations and volunteer hours. Help us to help others.

Our goal is 200 assembled kits by Saturday! Will you pitch in and make a difference?

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Visit us at booth #1412 and join us for the following sessions:

Read Aloud Wow!

New children’s books that matter and will enhance your curriculum Thursday • 8–9:30 am Music City Center, Room 202C

Book Signing

Mac Barnett

Isabel Baker

Amy Vandament

Friday • 10 am–12 Noon • Booth #1412

Steve Light

Christian Robinson

Jonah Winter


Meet the Authors and Illustrators Children’s Literature at NAEYC

Friday • 8–9:30 am • Music City Center, Grand Ballroom Salon A2

Steve Light

Christian Robinson

Jonah Winter Thank you Mac Barnett for writing this fascinating biography of one of the most brilliant writers of children’s books, Margaret Wise Brown.

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Wednesday 1 | Affiliate Leadership Day

8 am–3 pm Omni Nashville, Broadway J/K 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.

3 | Capacity building is No Small Matter: How one state leveraged a documentary to build public will and ignite a movement for high-quality early care and education

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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Presenters will describe how they leveraged the film No Small Matter to kick-start birth-to-grade-3 practitioner conversations in more than 21 communities across Nebraska. Participants will watch the featurelength documentary and learn how to use media as a tool for engaging teachers and building public will in communities. The presenters will highlight the importance of understanding local context and building trust through a panel discussion of successes and challenges encountered.

Advocacy/Public Policy

Cama Charlet, Buffett Early Childhood Institute; Tracy Gordon, Nebraska AEYC; Greg Jacobs, Siskel/Jacobs Productions; Susan Sarver, Buffett Early Childhood Institute.

2 | Reclaiming the value of play

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Members of the International Play Association of the United States (IPAUSA) strongly believe that every child has the right to play. Play supports all domains of development, yet educators must often defend play, playful activities, and playbased curriculum. In this session, each presenter will provide information to empower participants to serve as advocates for play. The presenters will share insights into play advocacy projects, various ways to support play, and new play research. The participants will also receive free resources to help them plan, advocate for, and learn more about play. Vivien Geneser, Texas A&M University-San Antonio; LaDonna Atkins, University of Central Oklahoma; Joanna Cemore Brigden, Missouri State University; Reese Wilson, James Madison University; Debra Lawrence, Delaware County Community College; Tracie Solis,Knox Early Childhood Center, San Antonio ISD; Dorothy Sluss, James Madison University; David Akpata, Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

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Assessment of Young Children 4 | Helping children learn through bias-free observation and assessment

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon A1 This collaborative workshop includes opportunities to practice observational assessment while employing bias-separating techniques. Participants will learn to (a) identify and describe nonbiased documentation of assessment, (b) differentiate and produce internal perspectives on student testing and assessment, and (c) reframe and support characteristics of nonbiased assessment. Rebecca Reynolds, Grand Canyon University.

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W ednesday Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention 5 | Knowing who (and how) to refer for special education evaluations: Working with parents

8:15–11:15

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In this session, participants will learn the signs of developmental delays or autism in young children and when and how to make a referral with confidence. Presenters will discuss the most common delays and disabilities, the common objections to special education evaluations, and how to overcome objections by working effectively with parents and other professionals and understanding how the evaluation process/system works. Scott Mesh, Los Niños Services.

6 | Moving beyond trauma-informed to trauma-responsive infant/toddler care: The implications of neuroscience

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

Cognitive Development 7 | Building tomorrow’s engineers by mindfully making and tinkering with toddlers and preschoolers today

8:15–11:15

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Children develop engineering concepts through predictive developmental progressions. These progressions can be supported through inquiry-based curriculum that provides rich opportunities to tinker and make in daily interactions. Presenters will share key strategies for using developmental progressions to scaffold and embed tinkering, making, and engineering in the routines of early childhood programs. After experiencing these interactions, attendees will reflect and analyze their experiences and develop individual action plans to increase opportunities for integrated tinkering, making, and engineering learning in their programs. Heidi Mendenhall, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies; Jean Barbre, Barbre & Associates. PRESCHOOLERS

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Trauma-informed care and education has been a recent focus in both education and child care. However, the time has come to move from being merely trauma informed to being trauma responsive. Infant/toddler professionals are in the business of building and/or repairing the brains of young children. To create an effective environment that fosters healthy growth and development of infants and toddlers, caregivers need to understand how the brain and sensory-processing systems work. This workshop will focus on the latest research in the field regarding early brain and child development, and presenters will discuss the implications for policy and daily practice. Barbara Sorrels, The Institute for Childhood Education. INFANTS AND TODDLERS

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Community Partnerships 8 | Together in the ecosystem of early childhood: The role, purpose, and power of early childhood professionals in building sustainable, vital, high-quality-of-life communities

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

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Through collaborative activities, role play, and presentations, participants will see how early childhood development (ECD) affects children and the entire community. Through group projects, attendees will recognize how they are part of a larger system, experiencing the power they have in their ecosystem. In drawings and interactive activities, they will discover the ways ECD impacts the health, vitality, and sustainability of their communities. By understanding the importance of the ecosystem, participants will reframe their own and their community’s view of ECD. The old talking point for support of ECD was: “What can you do for us to help children with such great potential?” The new talking point will be: “How can ECD help you as an ecosystem member?” Mark Gross, Upriver Solutions. ADULTS

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W ednesday 9 | Rooted in mission: The role of higher education as anchor institutions in strengthening communities through early childhood partnerships

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

108

Anchor institutions convene, facilitate, and sustain foundational partnerships for the purpose of strengthening and bolstering communities. As anchors in their local communities, institutions of higher education invest resources in the systems and organizations contributing to quality of life and sense of place. The presenters will share their work, which integrates a commitment to professionalizing the field of practice in early childhood with their institution’s engagement mission. By building on the strengths of existing alliances to create a refined approach to community engagement, they lead a charge to promote high-quality early learning and a professional workforce. Specifically, they describe and analyze how the university’s Center for Early Learning enacts this mission to be a good neighbor and source of innovative solutions through the creation of multisector partnerships with business, government, education, nonprofit organizations. Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Purdue University Northwest; Anne Gregory, Purdue University Northwest; Jennifer Jones, Purdue University Northwest. ADULTS

11 | Welcome to anti-bias curriculum: Supporting educators to foster this key component of social-emotional development

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

10 | Embedding mindful moments into the daily routine

12 noon–3 pm room

204

Mindfulness helps prepare children’s brains for learning by bringing them out of a state of stress and into a state of calm. In this session, we will discuss the benefits and opportunities that can come from embedding mindful moments into multiple areas of the daily routine, including circle time, transitions, physical play, outdoor experiences, and adult-child interactions. To be effectively taught, mindfulness must be practiced. For this reason, mindfulness practices for adults will be embedded throughout the session. Attendees will learn hands-on strategies and resources for sharing mindfulness with the littlest learners.

room

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As educators, we all want to support children’s healthy social-emotional development and help them to become competent citizens in our diverse world. By promoting anti-bias education in our classrooms and schools, we foster social learning for children and bring focus to our own awareness of equity issues. But many educators wonder where to begin and how to grow our own confidence in facilitating anti-bias education. This workshop offers a constructive space to share concerns and ideas and begin planning steps that you can take in your own classroom or school. We’ll examine the goals of anti-bias education, discuss contexts that foster social learning, and offer strategies to enhance cultural competence for children, families, and educators. Meg Thomas, University of Minnesota; Sarah Felstiner, Hilltop Children’s Center.

12 | Let’s talk about whiteness

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

Music City Center,

Diversity & Equity

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104E

Conversations about race, racism, and power in early childhood often focus on critical issues involving the marginalization of children, families, and educators of color. In addition, effective racial justice work requires that we understand the ways that whiteness operates. We invite you to join us at this session in order to make that whiteness visible. Through storytelling and small group activities, we will consider the professional responsibilities of white early childhood educators and early childhood educators of color to explore how racism and white privilege shape our lives and work. By the end of the session, participants will be invited to make a commitment to implement one concrete strategy to disrupt racism in their work as early childhood professionals. Kate Engle, freelance consultant; Ijumaa Jordan, Ijumaa Jordan Consulting. ADULTS

Katie Scherrer, Stories, Songs, and Stretches! PRESCHOOLERS

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W ednesday 13 | “A time for ourselves”: A safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender educators

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

room

203AB

This interactive session is for early childhood educators who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Our purpose is to provide (a) a safe space for early childhood educators attending the NAEYC conference who identify as LGBT, (b) a forum to share strategies that support educators who are LGBT in the early childhood field, and (c) opportunities for LGBT educators to support each other. The session will benefit conferees and young children by supporting the growing number of LGBT educators who attend the NAEYC conference. Facilitators will lead the discussion, but the participants offer suggestions about what to spend the majority of time on throughout the session. Robin Fox, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Brian Silveira, Pacific Primary.

14 | The impact of gender-stereotyped bullying behaviors in the early years: Let’s talk about prevention

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

room

207D

Jennifer Lopez, YES Institute; Dani Dominguez, YES Institute.

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

103B

This session will begin with a “cultural interview” to set the stage for participants to reflect on different layers of culture before viewing a video and listening to a podcast. Participants will explore how culture (a) impacts how we each understand the world, (b) shapes our identity, and (c) exists on many different levels. Race and racial identity in the early learning classroom will be explored, and the “tourist curriculum” will be discussed. Frameworks in culturally responsive teaching and anti-bias education in early childhood programs will be used to apply this knowledge through the viewing and reflecting on the video content. Katherine Powell, New Teacher Center; Melissa Luc, New Teacher Center.

16 | Racial microaggressions: Redressing inequities for Black boys and girls in early childhood education

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

105AB

In recent years, practitioners have become aware of the role that racial microaggressions have on the learning, development, and success of young children. Microaggressions, daily verbal and nonverbal slights that negate the experiences of people of color, are common. Participants will learn what racial microaggressions are and how they serve as barriers to academic success for Black children. ECE counternarratives will amplify strategies and practices that parents, teachers, and community advocates can use to reduce the prevalence of microaggressions. Jerlean Daniel, University of Pittsburgh (Emeritus Faculty); Idara Essien, San Diego State University; J. Luke Wood, San Diego State University. ADULTS

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Children as young as 4 use phrases such as “Boys don’t cry” or “That’s so gay,” and they ask questions like “Why does Maria have two mommies?” Early childhood and elementary educators have not received training on how to respond in an age-appropriate manner or how to speak powerfully about these topics with colleagues and parents in a way that includes all points of view. This interactive session gives professionals an opportunity to speak openly and authentically about bullying, gender, and stereotypes. This session will provide professionals with high-quality research-based education on gender and children’s early learning environment and curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to examine the causes of discrimination, harassment, acts of bullying, and suicide among youth in the community. They will critically examine and assess the classroom environment and curriculum for gender binary vs. gender egalitarian instruction, themes, and role modeling, and identify actions for implementing changes in their environments that can improve the well-being of all children. Participants will also learn ways to respond to families when children are not meeting traditional gender expectations.

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W ednesday 17 | Connecting learning across the day for dual language learners using an anchor book

19 | Culturally sustaining pedagogy and community-based ways of knowing

12 noon–3 pm

12 noon–3 pm

Music City Center,

room

106B

Explore myths and facts about dual language learners (DLLs) and learn about the benefits of bilingualism and how bilingual language development unfolds. See an interactive model for reading storybooks with supports for DLLs that enhances their comprehension and builds vocabulary. Engage in hands-on practice using these supports to read a story. Interactive supports include introducing the book in the home language, supporting understanding with props and gestures, and building vocabulary with visuals of each focus word. Learn how to organize your planning around an anchor book using a bubble map to ensure meaningful connections for learning. Maggie Deaton, Atlanta Speech School-Rollins Center for Language and Literacy; Nitza Vega-Lahr, Rollins Center for Language and Literacy-Atlanta Speech School; Diana Bacon, Rollins Center for Language and Literacy. PRESCHOOLERS

18 | “Is he a girl?” Welcoming children who are gender fluid into our early childhood spaces

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

202B

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 and some statistics, and share stories of children. We will also share how we can change our language, curriculum, and materials and the songs we sing and books we share with children in order to develop an inclusive environment for children whose gender is fluid. Finally, we will offer participants a number of scenarios related to (a) gender, (b) children who are transgender, (c) working with families and teachers on these issues, and (d) changing policies. Resources (books, research, websites, support groups) will be shared with the participants. Robin Fox, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Erica Schepp, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Music City Center,

room

203AB

The Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network (TIECN) promotes professional development that helps teachers expand their understanding of all children, and Indigenous children in particular, along with their families. TIECN will feature early childhood leaders and professionals from a diversity of programs serving Indigenous communities across the country. Presenters will address current issues relevant to working with Indigenous children, families, and professionals. Participants will have an opportunity to join in small group discussions on critical issues of interest at the national level. Discussions will focus on (a) community-based ways of knowing and reclaiming learning for Indigenous children, (b) implementing culturally based learning in the classroom, and (c) culturally sustaining and revitalizing pedagogies: The development of identities through storytelling. Cathy Gutierrez-Gomez, University of New Mexico; Cheryl LaRose, American Indian College Fund; Elle Roelofs, Cedarsong Forest School.

Educator/Teacher Preparation 20 | National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) conference and meeting: Educating ALL Learners through Quality Early Childhood Teacher Education

8:15 am–3 pm Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon B Early childhood teacher educators will come together to discuss engaging all learners in the field of early childhood teacher education. Poster and roundtable presentations will provide opportunities for attendees to participate in discussion with presenters related to the various presentation topics connected to the conference theme: Educating ALL Learners through Quality Early Childhood Teacher Education. In addition, the keynote speaker will invite participants to reflect upon their own professional practice in relation to the conference theme. Pamela Evanshen, East Tennessee State University; Angela Baum, University of South Carolina; Will Parnell, Portland State University; Tracey Crowe, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators; Vickie Lake, University of Oklahoma; Reginald Williams, South Carolina State University; Linda Taylor, Ball State University; Paula McMurray-Schwartz, Ohio University Eastern Campus; Amanda Branscombe, Athens State University.

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W ednesday 21 | Coaching for change: Effective content-based coaching in pre-K

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

room

101E

This presentation sets out a model of professional development coaching of pre-K teachers that is grounded in the belief that expertise is built over time through ongoing mentoring with experts. This approach is the opposite of building coaching as a tool for remediating shortcomings in teaching practice. In this session, participants will (a) develop a deep appreciation for professional development that focuses on a growth mindset for pre-K teachers, (b) examine two complementary approaches to working with teachers to open them to working with content experts as well as experienced mentor teachers, (c) view videos that portray components of effective coaching and identify and analyze elements of various approaches to mentoring teachers, and (d) examine several case studies of working with teachers around familiar dilemmas.

Environmental Education 23 | Natural playscape workshop: Designing outdoor play environments for the soul

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

room

209AB

Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute; Rebeca Itzkowich, Erikson Institute; Valencia Burney, Erikson Institute; Sue Mitra, Erikson Institute; Donna Johnson, Erikson Institute.

This presentation will introduce participants to the importance of connecting children with nature. We will discuss natural playscape design history and theory, inspire hands-on design and drawing, incorporate nature-based curriculum development and delivery, and lead the group through project implementation and planning of yard transformations in their own settings. We will cover what natural playscapes are, why they are important, latest relevant data and research, and examples of natural playscapes from around the world. Most important, participants will create their own natural playscape designs. We will discuss the basic elements of playscape design: changing topography, creating pathways, and adding boulders, sand, and water. Additional components will be introduced to create areas for art/creative play, dramatic play, science concepts, and areas that enhance social skills and collaboration.

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Rusty Keeler, Just Play Project.

22 | Shift happens: Tools and strategies for addressing NAEYC’s new Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators

24 | Nature-based early childhood education: Essential principles and professional practices

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

205A

The new NAEYC standards and competencies require shifts in how early childhood professionals are prepared to address stress and adversity, foster socioemotional development, and work with dual language learners. Professional development programs at all levels will be required to provide explicit attention to inclusion, diversity, and equity. This session will provide a free, evidence-based model and extensive free resources to assist faculty members, instructors, and professional development programs in making these shifts in terms of what they know, what they teach, and how they teach. Camille Catlett, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College. ADULTS

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

103C

Nature-based learning is one of the fastest-growing approaches to early education in the United States today. Schools are increasingly bringing nature into the curriculum and taking learning outdoors. What do the schools at the forefront of this movement—nature and forest schools—have in common, and what lessons do they hold for other schools that are just starting to step outside? The Natural Start Alliance, a project of the North American Association for Environmental Education, has been working with education leaders to develop a common set of practices for high-quality nature-based early education. In this session, you’ll get a look inside this new resource to see how some of the best of these schools are bringing nature into their classrooms and their classrooms into nature. And you’ll have the chance to learn about and try a variety of resources for teaching and learning in nature. Christy Merrick, North American Association for Environmental Education; Sheila Williams Ridge, University of Minnesota Lab School. PRESCHOOLERS

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W ednesday Family Engagement & Support

Global Perspectives

25 | Through the looking glass: An introspective view of poverty

27 | Curriculum transformation and innovation: Teachers and children learn about the world

8:15–11:15

12 noon–3 pm

am

Music City Center,

room

103B

Many of the families we serve live in poverty. The world most of us live in differs greatly from the world in which many of our families live. Participants will go “through the looking glass” into the world of poverty. This session will use current research along with a life simulation experience that will allow for a greater understanding of our families and how to better serve them. After participants identify protective factors that can be used to support families and evaluate and examine their views and beliefs about families living in poverty, they will develop an action plan to help them implement strategies to better support the families and communities they serve. Elizabeth Mays, Amaysing Trainings.

26 | Creating and implementing a dynamic family engagement policy

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

104E

Family engagement in early childhood is a key factor in school success for children, as is the continued involvement of families as children progress through elementary school and beyond. Many program leaders, however, find it difficult to create and implement successful policies and strategies to meet the diverse needs of the families they serve. Participants will create a working plan to implement effective policies and procedures in their program using the NAEYC Principles of Effective Family Engagement and the presenters’ research on the topic.

Music City Center,

room

110B

In the 21st century, knowledge is global, requiring teachers to explore new possibilities for creating curriculum with children. This workshop will explore our assumptions about the sources of global knowledge, explain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and help teachers to identify the authentic and meaningful global knowledge that our children need today. Through hands-on activities, brainstorming, and discussion, we will begin to imagine international curriculum content for young children and identify steps for implementation in our schools. The workshop will include the presentation of a curriculum project on global art and architecture that richly demonstrates how young children can learn about the world. The workshop will conclude with an exploration of our own inner schemas of the world and how collectively we learn about the world from each other. Nancy Brown, Florida Atlantic University; Sumbla Pervaiz, Florida Atlantic University; Lydia Bartram, Karen Slattery Educational Research Center/Florida Atlantic University. PRESCHOOLERS

Teresa McKay, Hands On Learning ECE.

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W ednesday Good Start— Chinese Language Track

Grandes Comienzos— Spanish Language Track

28 | Your image in my eyes and my image in your eyes: Observations and reflections of Chinese-American early education professionals’ exchanges

30 | Extendiendo el aprendizaje de los niños de manera seriamente divertida

8:15–11:15

Music City Center,

am

Music City Center,

room

201AB

Along with economic development and social progress, more and more professionals in ECE have the opportunity to go abroad and personally understand the best educational practices of their peers. In the past four years, we have been fortunate to bring Chinese educators to the United States to study and to bring American educators to China to study. On these weeklong exchanges, we have visited kindergartens, museums, and parent–child projects and had face-toface communication with local managers, teachers, parents, and young children. In this session, you will learn about the kind of thinking and subsequent changes these exchanges have inspired. This session will be presented in English and supported with Mandarin. Yinna Zhang, Erikson Institute; Alix Tonsgard, DuPage Children’s Museum; Jin Wang, Academy of A-STEM In Shanghai; Hongmei Teng, Shanghai Dehang Education Information Co. Ltd.

8:15–11:15

GC

am room

205B

La curiosidad natural de los niños y la imaginación dinámica pueden resultar en oportunidades de aprendizaje emocionantes y significativas. Únete a este taller práctico e interesante para descubrir cómo proporcionar experiencias de juego guiado junto con oportunidades para juego libre para apoyar el conocimiento de los niños en áreas clave. Se anima especialmente a los maestros de preescolares mayores y maestros de kínder a asistir, ya que habrá un énfasis en cómo cumplir con los estándares y objetivos de aprendizaje a través del juego para ese grupo de edad. Irasema Salinas-Gonzalez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. PRESCHOOLERS

31 | Potenciando el lenguaje del niño y la niña: Estrategias para apoyar comportamiento saludables de adultos y niños.

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12 noon–3 pm 29 | Extending children’s learning the serious fun way (Mandarin)

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

106A

Children’s natural curiosity and dynamic imaginations can lead to exciting and meaningful learning opportunities. Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop to discover how to provide guided play experiences along with opportunities for unstructured play to support children’s knowledge in key areas. Teachers of older preschoolers and kindergarten teachers are especially encouraged to attend, as there will be an emphasis on how to meet standards or learning goals through play for that age group.

Music City Center,

room

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Esta sesión interactiva se profundizará en el desarrollo del lenguaje temprano y como influencia al comportamiento tanto de los adultos como de los niños pequeños. Los facilitadores ayudarán a los participantes a reflexionar acerca de los componentes del lenguaje y cómo estos afecta la comunicación y a la interacción entre niños y adultos. Se explorarán las estrategias para apoyar al identificar como apoyar el desarrollo del lenguaje receptivo y expresivo como elemento esencial de toda interacción. Ana Hoover, McFarren Aviles & Associates; Jill McFarren Aviles, McFarren Aviles & Associates. INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Nili Luo, Southwestern College. PRESCHOOLERS

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W ednesday 32 | Niños y niñas preescolares de la Universidad de Puerto Rico preguntan, infieren, investigan y exploran su mundo utilizando el enfoque curricular STEAM.

Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors GC

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

207D

En el Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar de la Administración Central de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (Acreditado por NAEYC) la directora y educadoras comparten cómo en su currículo integran el enfoque STEAM. Compartirán su conocimiento y experiencias al planificar y desarrollar estrategias, unidades y técnicas de enseñanza de calidad y apropiadas para que los niños y niñas preescolares exploren y cuestionen. El propósito de cuestionar es propiciar que el preescolar investigue, piense y analice criticamente su entorno dentro de un ambiente inclusivo y constructivo de juego y diversión. Meredith García Miranda, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar Administración Central, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Zorimar Siaca Burgos, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar Administración Central, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Brenda Liz Rivera Cruz, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar Administración Central, Universidad de Puerto Rico. PRESCHOOLERS

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33 | Guiding infant and toddler behavior to support social and emotional development: A framework of relationship-based classroom management strategies to support early behavior regulation

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

room

208AB

Infants and toddlers have big feelings and little selfcontrol. They need support to understand their own and others’ emotions and regulate their behavior. Effective guidance builds on strong teacher-child relationships and supports children’s well-being, relationships, and social and emotional skills. Within an evidence-based and coherent framework, this workshop teaches the foundational knowledge that underlies developmentally supportive guidance, including developmentally appropriate expectations for toddlers and the seven major influences on child behavior. It addresses key dispositions that help teachers approach guidance with calm and confidence. Then it focuses most time on the skills and strategies that apply the core knowledge and attitudes in everyday situations to effectively guide infant/toddler behavior. We will use an interactive format with videos, anecdotes, and discussions. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on their own practices, including effective strategies and current challenges. Denise Graham, Michigan State University Child Development Laboratory School; Marisa Diaz, Michigan State University Child Development Laboratory School; Claire Vallotton, Michigan State University. INFANTS AND TODDLERS

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W ednesday 34 | Guiding and socializing infants and toddlers in care: How to treat them fairly by treating them differently

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

101CD

In this session, we will discuss how educators need to consider various components of a child’s makeup— developmental age and abilities, temperament, special needs (if any), family experiences, cultural preferences—when choosing socialization techniques for a group of infants and toddlers, and how to differentiate for the individual children in the group. Also discussed will be the impact of a program’s “climate of care” on the process of guiding and socializing children. Participants will leave the session with the message that using the concept of “It Depends” can drive their efforts to guide and socialize infants and toddlers in care. J. Ronald Lally, Program for Infant Toddler Care; Peter Mangione, Program for Infant Toddler Care; Deborah Greenwald, Program for Infant Toddler Care; Senta Greene, Full Circle.

Health & Safety 36 | Responsive practices to support children and families affected by trauma or disasters

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

room

103C

This interactive session will explore practices and resources that support the social-emotional health of young children, families, and caregivers during times of adversity. Caregivers who have emergency plans in place that are discussed and practiced with children and families not only build their personal resiliency during an emergency, but also build the resiliency of the families and children for whom they provide care. Trauma-sensitive care and relationshipbased care will be explored as tools, and resources will be provided to address caregiver fatigue and the secondary traumatic stress that can be a result of caring for traumatized children and their families. Jeanne VanOrsdal, ICF; Gail Kelso, ICF; Lisa Ojibway, ICF. INFANTS AND TODDLERS

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35 | Positive strategies for addressing the causes of challenging behavior in young children

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

107A

In this session, participants will examine the common causes of challenging behavior in early childhood and explore positive guidance strategies to address it. We will look at behavior in the context of personal factors that cause behavioral challenges, including developmental stages, temperament, and issues such as trauma or disability. Participants will examine the influence of environmental design, negative caregiving climate, family dynamics, and cultural factors on a child’s behavior. Using resources from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), we will outline how general, targeted, and intensive interventions can be used for behavior. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice linking probable causes of behavior with appropriate guidance strategies.

37 | Self-care: Cultivate educator wellness and resiliency—Rediscover your joy!

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

104A

Educator stress and poor self-care can become a serious workplace issue when it becomes difficult for ECE professionals to mindfully and effectively respond to and care for children. Comprehensive health awareness is essential for early childhood educators, and it begins with self-care. Rediscover joy in your work! Learn to recognize stress and intentionally build well-being. Explore self-care theories and strategies to understand stress and to increase wellness. Plan how to apply mindfulness approaches, stress-management techniques, trauma-informed practices, and supportive health practices within the ECE work environment. Roxie Nestlerode, Penn State Better Kid Care; Christine Belinda, Penn State Better Kid Care. ADULTS

Aoife Magee, Magee Consulting, LLC.

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W ednesday Language & Literacy 38 | Multiple perspectives on supporting language in preschool classrooms: Moving research into practice

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 There are large and persistent gaps in achievement between children from homes with different levels of education and income, and they are closely related to differences in children’s knowledge of the type of vocabulary required for academic success. This session will address this issue by introducing varied perspectives on supporting language in preschool and early childhood classrooms. Practitioners will describe their approaches: A prekindergarten director will discuss challenges she faces in a large urban district. Two teachers and two graduate students who worked on an intervention project will describe methods they used to teach language using book reading, music, and games. A professional development specialist will discuss how she integrates science into classrooms, and a teacher of dual language learners will discuss her approach to planning integrated instruction that meets the needs of DLLs. A literacy coach will discuss challenges teachers face and strategies she has used to support teachers in fostering language learning. Opportunities for conversation will be provided. David Dickinson, Vanderbilt University; Kenya Blackburn, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools; Kelli Bolton, McDowell Elementary School, Columbia; Joni Wells, Metro Nashville Public Schools; Kaitlin Herbert, Vanderbilt University; Cindy Hoisington, Education Development Center; Jessica Lawson-Adams, Vanderbilt University; Katherine Newman, Vanderbilt University; Phyllis Phillips, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools; Molly Collins, Vanderbilt University. PRESCHOOLERS

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39 | Presenting award-winning authors and illustrators whose books nurture and stimulate young children’s love of words, language, illustrations, and books

8:15–11:15

am

Music City Center,

room

101CD

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 (a) presenting fun-to-read stories, (b) introducing and developing fascinating characters, (c) and introducing engaging fiction, nonfiction, and interactive books. The importance of rhyme, rhythm, repetition, and the stimulation of children’s curiosity will be discussed as will the many merits of reading aloud to children. Time will be provided for attendees to ask questions of and interact with the panelists. Donna Knoell, educational consultant and author; Loren Long, Simon and Schuster, Inc.; Rosemary Wells, Simon and Schuster, Inc.; Herve’ Tullet, Chronicle Books; Kelly DiPucchi, Disney Worldwide; Steve Light, Candlewick Press; Brendan Wenzel, Chronicle Books.

40 | Meeting families where they are: Promoting early literacy through everyday spaces and media

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 Raising awareness and supporting parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their children from birth can prepare children for success in school and beyond. Too Small to Fail advances this goal by meeting parents where they are, in the everyday places they go with their children, and through the media they consume. This session will explore new and innovative ways that Too Small to Fail has leveraged both everyday spaces and media to promote children’s early brain and language development. We will also present specific strategies to engage parents and children through spaces such as playgrounds, laundromats, grocery stores, hospitals, and clinics. Additionally, the session will share evaluation findings of Too Small to Fail’s work with Univision, laundromats, pediatric clinics, and WIC clinics. Jane Park Woo, Too Small to Fail; Susan Neuman, New York University; Patti Miller, Too Small to Fail; Neeti Doshi, University of California San Francisco; Brian Wallace, Coin Laundry Association; John McConkey, Landscape Structures; Stephen Massey, Too Small to Fail. INFANTS AND TODDLERS

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W ednesday 41 | Pathways to conventional writing: Understanding and responding to children’s drawing and writing in pre-K through third grade

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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This presentation examines the development of independent writing in young children. We will use a balanced literacy framework, focusing on developmentally informed teaching practices for pre-K and kindergarten-age children. We will explore how opportunities that engage children in the full range of creative arts experiences invite and motivate children to share their thinking on paper. Teachers will examine the developmental progressions of painting and drawing as well as mark-making and writing in children ages 2 through 8. We will identify ways teachers can respond to children’s efforts that will foster their progression along the path to becoming enthusiastic and independent writers able to organize and streamline their thinking to engage with their readers. Participants will enjoy hands-on experiences with a variety of artistic materials. Linda Hamburg, Erikson Institute; Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute; Sue Mitra, Erikson Institute; Laura Mudd, Erikson Institute.

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Big Questions for Young Minds Extending Children’s Thinking Scaffold children’s learning and promote deeper understanding through the use of high-level questions. Item 1132|List $30|Conference Price $24

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Big Body Play Why Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play Is Essential to Children’s Development and Learning Discover the benefits of big body play for young children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Learn how to organize the environment, set rules and policies, and supervise big body play.

Learning Environment 42 | The overlooked STEAM skill: Creating optimal learning environments and experiences to develop critically important spatial skills

8:15–11:15

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Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon A2/A3 This presentation will help teachers understand what spatial development is, its importance for the STEAM fields, and new approaches to thinking about spatial development in the early childhood years. We will discuss current research on the definition and importance of spatial development in the STEAM fields and with applications for young children. Visual examples will be shown from a variety of classroom settings where teachers guide children’s play as they engage with materials and experiences to support spatial development. The presentation will emphasize guided play with an active, meaningful, and socially interactive environment, focusing on iteration (hypothesis testing) and meaning-making through spatial development. Participants will engage with open-ended materials and guided explorations in small groups to gain a deeper understanding of spatial development that can help them make practical connections to various curriculum models, including Montessori, Waldorf, Creative Curriculum, and Froebel. Mary Jo Pollman, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Rosanne Regan Hansel, 3D Childhood; Jessica Peters, Lakeshore Learning.

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

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon A2/A3 Every classroom is embedded within the context of the entire school environment, so we must start at the top when creating positive learning spaces. One of the many reasons teachers leave schools (aside from meager compensation) is a lack of motivation and support from administrators and co-workers. Turnover affects quality of care, child outcomes, and family engagement. Relationships are central to everything in early childhood. Leaders who are invested not only in the education of their students but also in the development and health of their work family have lower turnover rates. This session supports administrators in creating a compassionate, connected staff family as the foundation for a positive school climate. Nicole Mercer, Peaceful Classrooms, LLC; Lindsey Merrick, The School of Arts and Sciences at the Centre. ADULTS

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44 | Music learning supports all learning! Music and movement activities that naturally support children’s development in key early learning domains

45 | From play to practice: Nurturing peace and emotional well-being in young children

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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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 (physical, socioemotional, language/preliteracy, cognition, and approaches to learning), present recent research in the field, discuss the importance of primary caregivers, analyze preschool classroom footage, and explore music-and-movement activity ideas and techniques that participants can use right away in their work with children. Attendees will come away from this session with a deeper understanding of how to use developmentally appropriate music experiences to holistically and naturally support children’s development in the early learning domains found in states’ early learning standards. Lili Levinowitz, Music Together Worldwide; Lauren Guilmartin, Music Together Worldwide. PRESCHOOLERS

8:15–11:15

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Music City Center,

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Participants will engage in a series of unique and enjoyable hands-on play experiences using a variety of open-ended, reusable resources. Attendees will gain an awareness of how the practice of play (a) focuses the mind, (b) stimulates the imagination, (c) promotes problem solving, (d) strengthens reasoning with higher levels of cognitive complexity, and (e) develops a deeper appreciation for the power of self-active play as a meaning-making, self-directed activity that generates a sense of peace and strengthens emotional well-being. Learn how to transform your professional practice to incorporate self-active play in your classroom. Understand how to use self-active play as a tool to develop more effective and enjoyable adult learning as well as mathematics, science, literacy, art, and social studies instruction, while also improving social-emotional well-being. Through direct hands-on play and investigation, reflection, journaling, and peer discussion, you will make the connection between your own play experiences, executive function, and approaches to learning to strengthen holistic outcomes for young children and adults. Walter Drew, Institute for Self Active Education; Marcia Nell, Millersville University; James Johnson, Pennsylvania State University; Michael Patte, Bloomsburg University; Robin Ploof, Champlain College; Heather Ha, CHI St. Joseph’s Children’s Health; John Surr, Peace Educators Allied for Children Everywhere (P.E.A.C.E.). PRESCHOOLERS

46 | Extending children’s learning the serious fun way

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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New! Serious Fun How Guided Play Extends Children’s Learning Help preschoolers and kindergartners learn essential knowledge and skills in the context of playful situations.

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201AB

Children’s natural curiosity and dynamic imaginations can lead to exciting and meaningful learning opportunities. Join this engaging hands-on workshop based on NAEYC’s Serious Fun book to discover how to provide guided play experiences along with opportunities for unstructured play to support children’s knowledge in key areas. Teachers of older preschoolers and kindergarteners are especially encouraged to attend, as there will be an emphasis on how to meet standards or learning goals through play for that age group. Iliana Alanís, University of Texas at San Antonio.

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W ednesday 47 | Investigating play in the 21st century

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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In this interactive session, prominent play scholars from around the world will actively engage participants in conversations around current multidisciplinary research examining various complexities associated with play as a means to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Michael Patte, Bloomsburg University; James Johnson, Pennsylvania State University; Marcia Nell, Millersville University; John Sutterby, University of Texas at San Antonio; Jeff Trawick-Smith, Eastern Connecticut State University; Dorothy Sluss, James Madison University; Olga Jarrett, Georgia State University; Myae Han, University of Delaware; Doris Bergen, Miami University of Ohio.

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New! This Is Play

49 | Training for Trainers 2.0: An interactive training session for seasoned trainers

8:15–11:15

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Music City Center,

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Are you a seasoned trainer? Join us for an interactive Training for Trainers session designed specifically for experienced trainers. This hands-on session will allow trainers to learn from one another and promote the continued growth and development of those tasked with providing high-quality training. We will discuss designing research-based trainings that incorporate adult learning principles, learning styles, and strategies for transferring knowledge into practice. Trainers will leave with fresh ideas and resources to use when developing their next training session. Karen Davis Platt, ICF Early Education Services; Barbara McCreedy, ICF Early Education Services; Jackie Taylor, ICF Early Education Services. ADULTS

Environments and Interactions that Engage Infants and Toddlers

50 | Design-thinking solutions lab: Applying an innovative problem-solving methodology to 21st-century education issues

Slow down, tune in, and explore the very puposeful play of infants and toddlers.

Music City Center,

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Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance 48 | ACCESS to Shared Knowledge: Best practices in early childhood teacher preparation

8:15–11:15

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12 noon–3 pm room

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If you believe that great minds should not think alike and that we all benefit from diversity in thought and expertise to solve complex problems, this session is for you. In this solutions lab, participants will learn the designthinking methodology for innovative problem-solving and then apply it to a current 21st-century education issue. This session is a hands-on, interactive experience where attendees will learn and apply design-thinking principles and then use them to work toward innovative solutions for a real problem facing our field today. Rachel Robertson, Bright Horizons. ADULTS

Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon C1/C2 Participants will engage in roundtable discussions concerning the latest topics in teacher preparation and learn to identify best practices in early childhood education and incorporate them into ECE teacher preparation. Sharon Carter, Davidson County Community College; Nancy Gabriel, Onondaga Community College; Gayle Dilling, Olympic College; D’Lee Babb, Western Kentucky University; Debra Murphy, Cape Cod; Anu Sachdev, Lehigh Carbon Community College; Pat Martin, Onondaga Community College; Holly Lanoue, Olympic College. ADULTS

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Teaching the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct A Resource Guide, Rev. ed. Full of engaging, effective ways to introduce the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and explore real-life, thorny ethical issues that early childhood educators face. Includes tools and techniques that the authors developed through their extensive experience teaching about ethics and the NAEYC Code. Item 1181|List $25|Conference Price $20 2019 NAEYC Annual Conference


W ednesday Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics 51 | “In boldness lives the promise of our work”: Let us take BOLD (Brave, Original, Loving, Direct) action to make a difference for children

8:15–11:15

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Alicia Smith, South Mountain Community College; Ruth Ann Ball, University of Central Oklahoma; Holly Elissa Bruno, BAM Radio Network; Beverlyn Cain, Fayetteville State University.

Michelle Barnea, early childhood consultant; Andrea Sobel, early childhood consultant; Robert Gundling, Better Futures, LLC. ADULTS

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When it comes to making policy, the gap between educators and legislators is wide—too wide— despite clear recognition that policies would likely work better in practice if they were informed and shaped by people on the ground who best understand what it takes to increase access to high-quality early learning. Yet the marginalization of educators in decision-making processes is real, particularly educators coming from culturally, racially, geographically, and linguistically diverse communities. As such, in most educators’ careers, policies have happened to them and without them. This must change. Join this interactive session to learn and practice messages, strategies, and tactics so that your important perspectives and experiences can become stories that are heard, acknowledged, and influential when it comes to impacting policies that impact you. Marica Cox Mitchell, Bainum Family Foundation; Lauren Hogan, NAEYC; Will Bohlen, Cogent Strategies.

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52 | Flipping the script: How all educators can tell their stories, raise their voices, and influence policies that impact their lives room

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Come and add your voice as a future or current author or consultant. Share your visions of the role consultants and authors play in meeting NAEYC’s goals for equity, diversity, and ethics for the field of early childhood. Using a café approach, participants will examine NAEYC’s position statements in order to link and align our professional practices. Participants will be encouraged to network, share their experiences, and tackle these relevant issues.

8:15–11:15

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54 | Inspiring professional growth: Leadership strategies to guide, motivate, and engage early childhood educators

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We are a gentle profession, anchored in all action coming from love, respect, and informed decision-making. Challenging times for children and families call each of us to step up, step out of our comfort zones, and choose BOLD action to change things for the better—often to right a wrong. BOLD action requires conviction and determination. BOLD action meets resistance. BOLD action requires a supportive team. BOLD action requires each of us to work on purpose, understanding we may not succeed the first or the twenty-first time. However, with BOLD persistence, each of us can and will make a difference.

8:15–11:15

53 | Becoming a culturally competent consultant/attuned author: Align your practices with NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct and advancing equity in ECE

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Presenters will share the key strategies that early childhood leaders need to create a school culture that is intentionally focused on the continuous growth and development of teachers. Our learning together will be centered around these fundamental questions school leaders are facing: (a) How do I motivate and inspire teachers to grow and develop? (b) How can I smoothly transition into a leadership style that focuses on expecting educators to remain current regarding the knowledge and practices that enhance program quality? (c) How can I infuse positive energy into my professional development work? (d) What are the most powerful and impactful ways to develop the capabilities of early childhood educators? We will explore how a Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO) supports each individual’s unique desire to reach their full potential. School leaders will leave this session energized! They will have new strategies, tools, and resources to support them as they make the changes needed to build professional accountability into their daily work with teachers. Susan MacDonald, Inspiring New Perspectives. ADULTS

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W ednesday 55 | “It’s not a mistake if I learn something from it”: The art and science of transforming shamed reactions into hopeful action

57 | Caminos in leadership: The roads leading to current and future Latinx ECE leaders

12 noon–3 pm

Music City Center,

Music City Center,

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If your sense of being professional means being perfect, you may want to reconsider your chosen profession. Don’t we support and honor children as they grow through difficulties, yet berate ourselves harshly for failures? We are the children’s curriculum. We can choose instead to model learning gently, humbly, and (yes) humorously from our mistakes. Let neuroscientific research inform us lifelong learners how to grow by facing our challenges rather than by isolating ourselves and repeating our mistakes. Holly Elissa Bruno, Holly Elissa Bruno Keynotes & Team Building. ADULTS

56 | The visionary change agent in early childhood programs: From vision to action

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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103A

There is a growing need in early childhood education for visionary change agents who have the willingness to drive the organizational, pedagogical, and institutional changes necessary to improve the outcome of experiences of children. Being a change agent involves takings risks and trying something new. This session will lead participants through 10 steps as a strategy to be an effective visionary change agent. School leaders influence all the conditions that determine whether stakeholders will thrive. Having strategies for change can strengthen school culture, elevate instruction, and ensure that all children are ready for the next steps in education. Included in the presentation will be tools and a framework for program leaders to redesign their program while continuing to be guided by policy, standards, and governance. The session will review common obstacles in goal setting and how to overcome them. Jane Montgomery, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool.

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This session will focus on the development, mentoring, successes, and challenges of current and future generations of Latinx leaders in early childhood education settings—be it a classroom, center, college/university, or organization. We will highlight a number of professional platforms, including work by esteemed researchers and practitioners, active engagement by board members on major organizational initiatives, and strategies in fostering the next generation of Latinx leaders. The intent of this session, in addition to strengthening communication and relationships, is to reaffirm the role of Latinx members in the structures within NAEYC. As the field continues to expand with emerging Latinx professionals across the nation, the NAEYC Latino Interest Forum is a natural place to call home. Luis Hernandez, TTAS/Western Kentucky University. ADULTS

58 | Leading as a systems thinker: Transforming systems that support the needs of young children

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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104D

In order to build effective early learning education systems, it is essential to develop systems-thinking leaders at all levels of the early childhood workforce. This highly interactive session will engage participants in a deep dive into the habits and tools of systems thinking that are essential for leading transformative change. A clear understanding of the interconnections that make up systems enable leaders to identify specific actions that support transformative outcomes. Tracy Benson, Waters Center for Systems Thinking; Erin Kissling, Early Learning Indiana; Betsy Lin, Iowa Department of Education; Tracy Merriman Jost, CEELO, NIEER, Rutgers University. ADULTS

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W ednesday 59 | Teacher research as professional development: The role of collaboration and relationships

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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205C

In this session, we will describe professional development from a systemic perspective as we have understood its realization in the municipal early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We will offer examples from North American programs inspired by the paradigm of professional development as teacher research embedded in a collaborative, relational context. Further, participants will experience embedded strategies of this approach through observation, interpretation, and reflection on children’s meaning-making efforts. Participants will work together to develop strategies that incorporate teacher research in the “daily life” of their early childhood programs. Throughout, the importance of collaboration and the development of relationships among teachers will be emphasized and, we hope, experienced! Nora Thompson, North American Reggio Emilia Alliance; Lella Gandini, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Pam Oken-Wright, The Oken-Wright Pedagogical Consultancy; Jeanne Goldhaber, University of Vermont; Susan Redmond, First Baptist Day School. ADULTS

8:15–11:15

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Music City Center,

60 | Making the most of meetings: The director’s role as facilitator am

Music City Center,

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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 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.

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This session will look at the recent trends in lawsuit or legal actions facing ECE programs, with the focus on unemployment compensation claims, discrimination claims, and violations of the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act. In response to a recent upswing in discrimination claims filed with the EEOC and state agencies, we will examine claims filed with the Department of Labor for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This session will also present information related to paying overtime, training pay, and comp time. Ronald McGuckin, Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates. ADULTS

62 | Attracting, hiring, and retaining the right people for your program: Ensuring that the children you serve have the skilled and passionate teachers they deserve

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management 8:15–11:15

61 | Unemployment compensation claims, discrimination lawsuits, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act: The top three legal issues affecting ECE programs

room

104C

The early childhood workforce faces unique challenges that affect the availability of passionate, qualified applicants for open positions. The urgency to hire can mire programs in a cycle of rushed hiring and onboarding, leading to attrition of staff and teaching teams that struggle to work cohesively. In this interactive session, we will consider the various forces contributing to the shortage of early childhood professionals seeking and staying in positions. Participants will be introduced to creative and ethical strategies and tools for recruitment. Hiring processes and tools (with a special focus on interviewing techniques) will be shared and modeled. Once an ideal candidate has accepted the position, their tenure is likely to be longer if they are onboarded well and have ample opportunities to connect with others on the team, to grow professionally, and to thrive. Practical and actionable onboarding and retention strategies will be discussed by school leaders who have a proven track record for supporting staff teams that find joy in their work together and choose to stay for the long term.

Jill Bella, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University.

Amy Brereton, Endeavor Schools; Maura Kelly, Field of Dreams Nurture and Education Center; Karen Kolb, Foothills Montessori School; Jessica Beltran, Endeavor Schools; Julie Grebe, Parker Chase Preschool; Brooke Blomker, Step by Step.

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Social/Emotional Development

63 | Collections, cliffhangers, and curiosity: How they lead science play in early childhood

65 | Developing healthy boys: Promoting healthy gender development in boys today to help ensure gender equality for all tomorrow

8:15–11:15

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Music City Center,

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In this interactive session, participants delve into objects and actions of science and science play that are core to early learning and sustain a child’s interest in how the world works. Using video analysis, storybooks, and hands-on activities, we will explore how scientific thinking can be expressed in early childhood settings— and how we might respond to and extend that thinking. We will take a close look at the types of collections and cliffhangers that children encounter and create. Ideas central to the content, planning, and practice of early science education create a useful framework for thinking about how to build upon what is already happening in our own early childhood settings. Laura Grandau, Erikson Institute; Becca Ruidl, Chicago Public Library. PRESCHOOLERS

64 | Loving—and learning—science with young children: Expanding themes into science inquiry by bringing in the practices of science and engineering with hands-on, direct exploration

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon C1/C2 Science explorations and engineering design work by young children are fun, and they can engage children in “finding out” while solving problems of interest to them. But what if we don’t know anything about the topic or problem they are interested in? Without adult support, experiences can be “one-off” activities that don’t lead children to think progressively deeper about the concepts or to continue an investigation. This session provides examples of how teachers can strengthen their grasp of science concepts and engineering design while supporting children’s interests, through first-hand, direct exploration and by analyzing examples of children joyfully engaged in explorations. Peggy Ashbrook, early childhood science educator; Cindy Hoisington, Education Development Center; Ann Marie Cornelison, East Tennessee State University; Anne Lowry, Aleph Academy.

8:15–11:15

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Music City Center,

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209C

This session promotes understanding of how boys learn about gender, ways that masculinity norms and stereotypes harm boys, and the adult’s role in positively supporting healthy gender development. Educators will learn strategies for (a) using children’s books to create learning environments that are nurturing and safe for all children, (b) providing a foundation for healthy gender development throughout childhood, and (c) engaging children in building social skills. This highly interactive session uses lecture and activities as well as small and large group discussions. James Arana, MERGE for Equality; Keira Durrett, MERGE for Equality.

66 | Defeating the dragon of family substance use disorder: Nurturing resilience in children living with addiction through fairy tales, storytelling, and play

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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This workshop will examine the current research on substance use disorder and how living with it influences children’s social-emotional and cognitive development. One in four children live in homes impacted by substance use disorder, also known as alcoholism/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 be targeted toward early childhood as well. The good news is that resilience is a key protective factor that supports children experiencing this and other forms of trauma, and many early childhood practices can be used to promote resilience! A neurodevelopmental model of resilience will be explored. Participants will actively engage in identifying current classroom practices that nurture resilience and learn the brain-based reasons they are effective. Specific strategies involving fairy tales, storytelling (both teacher and child), and play will be shared, 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.

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W ednesday 67 | Everyone needs attention: Learning what makes us tick emotionally when young children need our attention

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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Early childhood educators 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 their emotional health and development and help them thrive. Tamar Jacobson, consultant. ADULTS

Teaching & Instructional Practices 68 | “John Dewey is visiting us today”: STEM learning at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

207B

Founded by John Dewey, the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools have been inspired by his educational philosophy for more than 100 years. Dewey’s didactic scheme includes three integrally related components: the psychological, the sociological, and the logical. This session demonstrates the utility power of John Dewey’s educational philosophy in the 21st century by focusing on the life of STEM learning of preschool through second grade in the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Using examples of woodworking in the preschool years and the makerspace in the primary grades, the session will help participants (a) understand the importance of intentionality when introducing STEM concepts, (b) see the critical need of building a relationship with materials, space, tools, and people in STEM learning, and (c) explore the process of problem identification as a central component of early STEM education.

Technology & Digital Media 69 | Successfully integrating educational technology in early childhood classrooms (ages 2–5) and fostering responsible digital citizenship at an early age

8:15–11:15

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Music City Center,

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205C

Presenters will provide the background information, tools, and hands-on experience you need to successfully integrate educational technology into your early childhood classroom (specifically ages 2–5) in developmentally appropriate ways. We’ll discuss how to choose technology with a purpose, and we’ll provide steps you can take to successfully integrate it into your classroom and help foster digital citizenship in early learners. We’ll show you age-appropriate technologies and let you explore them and discuss how you can use them in your classroom. We will send you home with a checklist for successful technology integration, a list of age-appropriate apps, and a repertoire of appropriate technologies you can start using in your early childhood classroom today. We’re bringing the technology. You bring the wonder! Amy Beard, Arkansas State University; Beverly Boals-Gilbert, Arkansas State University; Diana Williams, Arkansas State University; Tonja Fillippino, Arkansas State University; Zelda McMurtry, Arkansas State University. PRESCHOOLERS

70 | Tangible coding for young learners

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

room

207C

Make learning to code even more fun for children by using hands-on activities. You will walk away from this workshop with the ability to teach coding in your classroom without computers. You will receive all the materials you need to take our youngest learners on coding adventures! Amanda McPherson, Pima County Superintendent’s Office. PRESCHOOLERS

Jie-Qi Chen, Erikson Institute; Meredith Dodd, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools; Louis Coronel, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

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W ednesday 71 | Supporting the learning ecosystem through content, community, and professional learning

12 noon–3 pm Music City Center,

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209C

This session will spotlight the work of PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions, an inspired network of early learning caregivers—including certified pre-K, Head Start, and early elementary teachers; childcare providers; and family, friends, and neighbors—in early learning settings. This outstanding group of educators is passionate about professional learning opportunities and community-building activities. They will share strategies for integrating digital media across a multitude of settings. The session will feature a panel discussion highlighting engagement models and strategies PBS is using to connect and work with parents, educators, and communities for greater impact.

Available at the NAEYC Shop!

From Survive to Thrive A Director’s Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program Strategies and information for directors at all levels of experience and in a variety of settings. Item 1136|List $28|Conference Price $22.40

Tania Ghee, Public Broadcasting Service; Laila Hirschfeld, Public Broadcasting Service; Shelly Bautista, Carson Street Elementary School (LAUSD); Angela Hamilton, George E. Harris Elementary School; Traci Piltz, Billings Public Schools. ADULTS

Opening Keynote Address 72 | Overcoming the belief in a hierarchy of human value: What early childhood educators and parents can do

3:30–5 pm Music City Center, Level 4, Grand Ballroom Join award-winning social change agent Dr. Gail C. Christopher for a compelling session exploring how change is created at individual, community, organizational, and systems levels. Come to this year’s keynote address ready to address our responsibility to promote equity and diversity in early childhood education. 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! Gail Christopher, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE); Founder and President Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature; Former Senior Advisor and Vice President, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Board Chair, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH).

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Following the Opening Keynote Address, join us at the

Latin Children’s Music Artist

Expo Grand Opening

Appears at NAEYC

5–7 pm

Level 3, Exhibit Hall B–D You can begin your conference experience by meeting other attendees and visiting the 240+ exhibitors here showcasing their products and resources.

Be sure to pick up your complimentary registrant bag!

Sonia De Los Santos Music City Center, Level 1 near the Omni Nashville entrance

Two Performances:

Thursday at 9:30 am & 12:30 pm Come experience the magical music talents of singer-songwriter Sonia De Los Santos whose collection of songs reflects her experiences of growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. Sonia has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know.“

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Join us for meet + greet sessions with ECE experts!

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Thursday 8–9:30 am | Music City Center 78 | Think, plan, organize, adapt, do: Promoting executive function skill development throughout childhood

Featured Session 73 | Teaching for equity: Legacy of and lessons from Vivian Gussin Paley

Cheryl Hazek, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago; Carrie Pierce, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

Grand Ballroom Salon C1 This session explores the late Vivian Gussin Paley’s writings on teaching as they exemplify NAEYC’s focus on the unique value and dignity of each child and family. Paley’s 40-year pursuit of fair teaching as revealed through her iconic studies of classroom life and children’s thinking include her self-examination of teacher bias around race, gender, and developmental difference. They also include her commitment to a classroom environment in which all children’s interests and needs are met, and in which kindness and empathy are fundamental to classroom life. Following opening remarks by keynote speaker Dr. Gail Christopher, signature practices to be discussed in this session include Paley’s dedicated study of young children’s thinking and reasoning through pretend play, her storytelling and story acting activities, the classroom rule “you can’t say you can’t play,” and more. Paley’s achievements offer a much-needed roadmap for our profession towards equity, inclusion and the well-being of every child now and in the future. Gail Christopher, National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE), Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature, W.K. Kellogg Foundation (formerly), Trust for America’s Health (TFAH); Patricia M. Cooper, Queens College, City University of New York; Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute.

74 | Tools for advocacy: Professionals building their capacity for social change Alissa Rausch, University of Denver; Ellie Bold, University of Denver. room

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Advocacy/Public Policy

75 | Navigating conflicting paradigms: How to honor developmentally appropriate practice in K–3 classroom assessment Leah Shy, William & Mary School of Education. room

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FIRST- TO THIRD-GRADERS

Assessment of Young Children

76 | Research-based best practices of inclusion model for children with and without visual impairment Isabel Chica, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Liana De Angelis, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. room

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Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

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Cognitive Development

79 | Emerging professionals: NAEYC’s YPAC shares the unique experience of millennials and Gen Z entering the ECE workforce Alyson Panzarella, RIAEYC; Michelle Jackson, AlleGro Child Development Center. room

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Community Partnerships Sponsored by:

80 | How community programs can partner with MilitaryChildCare. YPAC com to support military families Mujaahida Latif, MilitaryChildCare.com; Diane Brewer, MilitaryChildCare.com; Greg Young, Navy Child and Youth Programs. room

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Community Partnerships

77 | “But I’m the regular education teacher! What can I contribute to the IEP?” Connie Prairie, Prairie Educational Solutions. room

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T hursday 8–9:30 am | Music City Center c  ontinued 81 | Integrating literacy and process art to facilitate children’s development across domains

85 | Shifting our food lexicon: Syncing thoughts, words, and actions in early childhood food education

Mary McNelly, Winthrop University, Macfeat Laboratory School; Chelsea Whitten, Winthrop University, Macfeat Laboratory School; Rosemarie Agosto, Winthrop University, Macfeat Laboratory School.

Jill Colella Horton, Lerner Publishing and TKTC Media.

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Environmental Education

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Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

82 | Literacy development and cultural diversity in an early childhood classroom Qiane Dolvin, Department of Education; Nicole Crane, Department of Education. room

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86 | We are better together: Supporting children’s needs through collaboration with families Sue Steffens, Bright Horizons Family Solutions; Lori Ritter, Bright Horizons Family Solutions; Paula Loe, Bright Horizons Family Solutions. room

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89 | Supporting intern teacher learning through discussion and experiences of different cultures: Exploring the successes and challenges in design and practice of the International Symposium held by Chang Gung University of Science and Technology and Michigan State University Wan-Hsuan Lin, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology; Yiting Lu, Michigan State University. room

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Chinese Language

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Diversity & Equity

83 | “Oh, the places you will go!” Teaching the skills needed to ensure young children’s reading and writing success Rozlyn Grant, The Centers for Families and Children. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

87 | ACEs (adverse childhood experiences): Using expressive art therapies to create brain–body connections that promote holistic healing for children and family members Julienne Ugalde, Anna Maria College. room

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KINDERGARTNERS

90 | Conceptos matematicos para niños pequenos a traves de la musica y el movimiento Myriam Aguila, Texas State Technical College. room

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Educator/Teacher Preparation

84 | The early childhood educator’s identity: Situatedness and one’s racial (un)knowing for equity

88 | Exploring the world: How early childhood educational practices among four European countries can be incorporated into American classrooms

Michael Bartone, Central Connecticut State University; Candace Barriteau Phaire, Central Connecticut State University.

Michelle Amodei, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; Sara Tours, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

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Educator/Teacher Preparation

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Global Perspectives

91 | Una escuela, dos idiomas: Young dual language learners exploring and learning in two languages in an Early Head Start program Irasema Salinas-Gonzalez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Hilda Medrano, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Zulmaris Diaz, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Michael Whitacre, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Fernando Hernandez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. room

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92 | Activating powerhouse positive guidance, primetime teaching, and purposeful play to build the strengths of curious, fabulous, rambunctious toddlers Marie Masterson, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C1/C2 INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

93 | Murdering bunny rabbits and world domination: Examining intentions, stages, and appropriate responses to violent themes in children’s play Nicole Mitchell, Auburn University. room

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Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

94 | Read Aloud Wow! New children’s books that matter and will enhance your curriculum program Isabel Baker, The Book Vine for Children; Amy Vandament, The Book Vine for Children. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Language & Literacy

95 | The power of critical thinking and the great outdoors Sue Mankiw, William Paterson University; Cindy Gennarelli, William Paterson University. room

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96 | Playful invitations: Inspiring ways to teach early math Dorie Ranheim, Saint Louis University; Joy Voss, Saint Louis University. room

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Mathematics

97 | “More, more, more,” said the baby: How language and math work together in the thinking of infants and toddlers Jennifer McCray, Erikson Institute; Mary Hynes-Berry, Erikson Institute. room

209B

INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Mathematics

98 | Black males in education: The importance of black male early childhood educators in the classroom William L. White Jr., University of Washington. room

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ADULTS

Men in Early Childhood

99 | NAEYC 101: New to accreditation of early learning programs April Kimble, NAEYC; Kristen Kennen, EdAdvance; Sally McClellan, South Carolina AEYC. room

205A

NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

100 | A unified professional knowledge base: Understanding the upcoming Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College; Tamara Johnson, Malaika Early Learning Center; Angela Baum, University of South Carolina. room

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NAEYC Activities

101 | The movement game: Unleashing socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and cognitively strong learners through physical activity Preston Blackburn, Pop, Hop & Rock, LLC. room

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Physical Development

102 | Boys: Changing the classroom, not the child Daniel Hodgins, Mott Community College. room

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Play

103 | First-year teachers’ perceptions of mentor and administrator support during induction Joan Kern, Cedar Crest College. room

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Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

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T hursday 8–9:30 am | Music City Center c  ontinued 104 | Playing across Russia: The “4-D” project to revive the culture of neighborhood games Irina Bykadorova, Early Childhood Education Department of Rybakov Foundation; Ekaterina Rybakova, Rybakov Foundation; Galina Laponova, Rybakov Foundation; Nadezhda Kulikova, Preschool № 174 “Yagodka.” room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

105 | You are a human magnet: Motivating yourself and those around you NaDene Tucker, Wilson County Partnership for Children (Wilson Smart Start). room

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ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

108 | Longitudinal impacts of pre-K through the Excel IES study: A deeper look into research–practitioner partnerships as a lever for systems change in the Boston Public Schools Brian Gold, Boston Public Schools; Amanda Ketner, University of Michigan. room

202B

Research

109 | Nurturing and developing curious minds, and launching a love of STEM studies: Exploring the everyday presence of STEM encountered in the young child’s world and creating and inspiring sustained curiosity, exploration, and engaged hands-on learning Donna Knoell, educational consultant and author.

Davidson Ballroom Salon A2/A3

106 | Unlucky 13: The top 13 manager mistakes that can start in your classroom and end up in the courtroom Janice Nieliwocki, Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates. room

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ADULTS

Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

107 | What babies ask of us: Connecting research, practice, and policy to ensure equity for children birth to 3 Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, American River College; Marsha Peralta, Folsom Lake College.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 INFANTS AND TODDLERS

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110 | The fresh market: Teachers and children’s exploration of social studies in an early childhood classroom Meaghan Mosher, The USF Preschool for Creative Learning; Cassidy Dickson, The USF Preschool for Creative Learning; Eloah Decat, The USF Preschool for Creative Learning. room

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Social Studies

111 | 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.

112 | 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: Sit criss-cross applesauce with your quiet fingers on in this entertaining and informative session. Jennifer Romanoff, Lightbridge Academy; Rachel Supalla, Discovery Kidzone Learning Centers. room

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Social/Emotional Development

113 | The new Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition: What’s new, what’s the same, and how does it work in practice? Richard Clifford, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (retired); Denise Jenson, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning; Asha Warsame, University of Washington; Amanda Austin, Families Together Association. room

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State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS

114 | Intentional technology uses as viewed through a bio-ecological window, presented by a researcher and kindergarten teacher tag team Lynn Hartle, Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine; Kelsey MacLeod, Millennia Elementary.

Davidson Ballroom Salon B KINDERGARTNERS

Technology & Digital Media

Davidson Ballroom Salon A1 PRESCHOOLERS

Social/Emotional Development

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T hursday 8–9:30 am | Omni Nashville 115 | From STEM to STEAM to STREAM: Dancing across the early childhood curriculum

118 | To pin or not to pin? Choosing, using, and sharing high-quality STEM resources

Connie Dow, dance educator/author.

Sherri Peterson, University of Northern Iowa; Cindy Hoisington, Educational Development Center; Beth Van Meeteren, University of Northern Iowa; Peggy Ashbrook, early childhood science educator.

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Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

116 | Dollar stores are a teacher’s best friend: 101 classroom activities I created thanks to the dollar store Tracey Perchick, The Preschool at Temple Emanuel.

Broadway J/K PRESCHOOLERS

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

117 | Making the move toward an inclusive early childhood community: Partnering with faculty and families Binal Patel, The Family Cooperative; Vanessa Pashkoff, The Family Cooperative; Maureen Linnane, The Family Cooperative.

Broadway G/H Diversity & Equity

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119 | Enhancing government effectiveness by improving the quality of its decisions: Analyzing the negotiated rule-making process for Washington state’s Aligned Child Care regulations Hallie Wells, Public Consulting Group; Zane Wyrick, Public Consulting Group; Debbie O’Neil, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families; Tyler Farmer, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

Legends G Standards—Early Learning Standards, Program Standards

120 | Building a breath: How to incorporate the practice of yoga and mindfulness into your classroom Chelsea Simons, Northville Public Schools; Brandy Gingell, Northville Public Schools.

Broadway A/B PRESCHOOLERS

Teaching & Instructional Practices

121 | Just stop it: Let’s get real about kindergarten practices by putting the worksheets away Eva Phillips, Eva C Phillips Consulting, LLC; Marylee Sease, Early Learning Specialists, LLC; Lee Messer, Early Learning Specialists, LLC.

Legends A/B KINDERGARTNERS

Teaching & Instructional Practices

122 | Tablets their way: Supporting all children in developmentally appropriate technology use Victoria Fantozzi, Manhattanville College; Michelle Posadas, John A. Coleman School; Debbie Quintano, John A. Coleman School.

Broadway C/D PRESCHOOLERS

Technology & Digital Media

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Members Café Events in the Expo NAEYC members, make your way to Booth #1946 to meet up with your peers, relax with a cup of coffee, and learn a little more about how NAEYC membership benefits you!

First Timer’s Social Make Your Own Ribbon

YPAC’s Midday Mixer Equity & You

Thur, Nov. 21, 10–11

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Not sure what all the fuss is about the badge ribbons? All first-time Annual Conference attendees are invited to the Café to meet other first-timers and make a personalized ribbon that reflects who you are as an early education professional. Make sure your name badge is marked “First-Time Attendee.”

noon –1 pm

Join The Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) to engage in thought-provoking discussions around equity and the new NAEYC position statement on Equity and Diversity. Also learn more about the forthcoming transiton of YPAC.

Mingle with the Board Candidates Meet & Greet Thur, Nov. 21, 2–3

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Stop by the Members Café to mingle with the 2020 Governing Board candidates. Take an hour to get to know potential NAEYC leaders and learn more about their early childhood journey.

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T hursday 10–11:30 am | Music City Center 128 | Executive functions driven by music

Featured Session 123 | Power to the Profession: The politics of implementation As the Power to the Profession Task Force is poised to release the framework for a unified, diverse, well-prepared, and wellcompensated early childhood education profession, early childhood educators stand on the brink of substantial progress. Max Fose, Integrated Web Strategy; Dave Metz, FM3 Research; Danielle Ewen, Education Counsel; Brooke Butler, Center for American Progress; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC (moderator). room

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Cindy Bousman, Kindermusik International; Deanne Kells, Kindermusik International. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Cognitive Development

129 | Planning for emergent curriculum that aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards using the Cycle of Inquiry system Jane Tingle Broderick, East Tennessee State University; Seong Bock Hong, University of Michigan-Dearborn. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

124 | What’s digital strategy got to do with child care? Tips for integrating digital strategies into your plans for child care consumer education

126 | Improving mathematics fact fluency: Instructional interventions for elementary students with learning disabilities

Karen Ruprecht, ICF; Kenley Branscome, ICF; Elizabeth Kelley, ICF; Kristie Lewis, ICF.

Friggita Johnson, Clemson University.

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ADULTS

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FIRST- TO THIRD-GRADERS

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

Advocacy/Public Policy

125 | Building schoolready brains for children who are at risk Christin Bolinger, Muskogee County Head Start. room

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127 | Teaching infants, toddlers, and twos with developmental delays: Strategies that work!

130 | Planning early intervention that supports cultural and linguistic diversity in the preschool classroom Karina Soto Ramirez, Mailman Segal Center Nova Southeastern University. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Diversity & Equity

131 | Promising practices in early educator preparation: Learning from exemplary California programs

Davidson Ballroom Salon A1

Madelyn Gardner, Learning Policy Institute; Jessica Barajas, Learning Policy Institute; Yohana Quiroz, Felton Institute.

INFANTS AND TODDLERS

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Clarissa Willis, University of Southern Indiana.

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

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T hursday 10–11:30 am | Music City Center c  ontinued 132 | Finding balance: Mentoring across generational divides and supporting student/novice teachers for better retention and positive first-time classroom placements Barbara Arnold-Tengesdal, JB Tengesdal Consultants; Tonya Hameister, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. room

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ADULTS

136 | Creating culturally responsive classroom and family engagement: Working with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds Ilrang Lee, Bowling Green State University; Eun Hee Lee, Daejeon Health Institute of Technology; Hee Sook Choi, Saessak Nara Preschool. room

Jessica Richards-Murray, City Blossoms; Willa Pohlman, City Blossoms. room

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Environmental Education

134 | Strengthening student success through family engagement: A process of mindfulness using metacognitive strategies

PRESCHOOLERS

Family Engagement & Support

Debra Lawrence, Delaware County Community College; Amy Saia, Community College of Philadelphia. room

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Family Engagement & Support

135 | Classroom strategies for working with children and families who are experiencing homelessness Emily Smith, Signal Centers and Tennessee Childcare Resource and Referral Network. room

137 | Going global with your career: Opportunities abroad for emerging leaders in early childhood education Michelle Jackson, AlleGro Child Development Center and President, YPAC; Nasser Nabhan, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University and YPAC Secretary; Wei Dai, University at Buffalo, SUNY and NAEYC Children’s Global Issues Interest Forum; Tania Hermida, English For Fun; Sulaiman Abubakar, VSO International. room

Laura Angulo, La Mente Consciente. room

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Educator/Teacher Preparation

133 | Early growers: Growing, cooking, and exploring with young gardeners

139 | Prácticas inteligentes para niños emocionalmente sanos

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ADULTS

Global Perspectives

140 | ¡Vales por dos! Un modelo de doble inmersión en español para niños de 0–5 años María Arreguín-Anderson, University of Texas at San Antonio; Iliana Alanís, University of Texas at San Antonio; Irasema Gonzalez, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. room

Yiyi Jiang, Farmington Woods Elementary School; Angela Searcy, Erikson Institute and Simple Solutions Ed. Services. room

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Chinese Language

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141 | Found in translation: How monolingual teachers can create a positive bilingual classroom experience Chrysta Naron, University of Texas at Austin. room

138 | Effective tools to help children with challenging behaviors

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INFANTS AND TODDLERS

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Language & Literacy

142 | Bam! Pow! Crunch! Crack! The evolution and use of our prekindergarten invention area Karen Meacham, Evansville Day School; Carla Englebright, Evansville Day School. room

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Learning Environment

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143 | Math is not a universal language: Meeting diverse math needs in the primary grades through picture books Jessica Stone, Western Washington University; Stephanie Strachan, Western Washington University. room

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KINDERGARTNERS

Mathematics

148 | High-quality early learning for a changing world: Developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically responsive teaching in pre-K to second grade Beverly Falk, The City College of New York. room

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Play

144 | Centers and games and talks! Oh, my! Number sense for preschoolers

149 | How to submit a successful session proposal for NAEYC’s Annual Conference

Carrie S. Cutler, University of Houston.

Yolanda Franklin, United Way Bright Beginnings.

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Mathematics

145 | NAEYC 201: Maintaining and renewing your accreditation Meghann Hickey, NAEYC; Nichole Parks, Leading for Children; Jessie Watson, New Horizon Academy. room

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NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

146 | An overview of the NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation process Megan Woolston, NAEYC; D’Lee Babb, Western Kentucky University. room

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147 | Up and moving! Increasing physical activity in ECE settings with children birth to 5 Brianna Holmes, Nemours Children’s Health System. room

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Physical Development

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Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

150 | “But there isn’t any diversity here!” How to incorporate anti-bias education into rural early childhood programs Meghan Gowin, Uplift Ascend Primary, Texas A & M University-Commerce. room

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152 | You’ve been promoted to director! Now what? Noelle McCullough, Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). room

105AB

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Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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153 | Stop gossiping and find solutions! Effective communication and conflict resolution among early childhood professionals Mandy Lloyd, Conscious Discipline.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C1/C2 ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

154 | DAP goes deep: Shaping the next generation of Developmentally Appropriate Practice Barbara Willer, NAEYC; Tamara Johnson, Malaika Early Learning Center; Isauro Escamilla Calan, San Francisco Unified School District. room

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Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

151 | Beyond “quality for a day” to “high quality every day”: Coaching to impact quality using ECERS Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

155 | “Him have a thorax?” Using guided drawing to support concept and vocabulary development in preschool-age dual language learners Christina Cassano, Salem State University. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Research

156 | Three-dimensional learning: Creating a habitat Karen Parrino, Livingston Parish Public Schools. room

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T hursday 10–11:30 am | Music City Center c  ontinued 157 | They’re only young once: Supporting emotional wellness in infants and the adults who care for them Jill Stark, Community Action Organization of Western New York. room

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INFANTS AND TODDLERS

159 | Transitions and self-regulation: What’s the connection? Kenneth Sherman, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Social/Emotional Development

162 | Intentional teaching no matter the tech Susan Friedman, NAEYC; Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute; Tamara Kaldor, early childhood consultant.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 Technology & Digital Media

Social/Emotional Development

158 | When teachers and directors need “developmental do-overs” on their own early years: Professionalizing our interpersonal relationships in the workplace, or “dialing back the drama” L Carol Scott, Dr. L. Carol Scott, LLC.

160 | Challenging Behaviors You Can Change First Erica Jagotka, Learning Care Group; Laura Bevier, Learning Care Group; Ashley Mullin, Learning Care Group. room

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Spotlight Exhibitor Session Presented by Learning Care Group

Davidson Ballroom Salon B

Learning Byte Theater Session

Building on Whole Leadership: Strengthening and Energizing Your Early Childhood Program Marie Masterson, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership; Jill Bella, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.

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Social/Emotional Development

161 | Growth mindset: Through the lens of children’s literature Erica Bates, Visionary Artistic Design, LLC; Thelma Hayes, Hayes Educational Resources, LLC. room

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KINDERGARTNERS

Teaching & Instructional Practices

10–11:30 am | Omni Nashville 163 | Yoga for young children: All children can participate, no matter their age or ability, and it can be done through storytelling Tamara Notter, independent consultant.

Broadway E Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

164 | Equity by design: Promoting equity-on-purpose through the power of play, learning, and design thinking Miriam Beloglovsky, Cosumnes River College; Michelle Grant-Groves, I3 Institute and The Center of Gravity.

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Diversity & Equity

165 | “I don’t know how I’m supposed to do this”: Using creative arts in teacher education programs to empower student learning through multiple modalities Mindi Reich-Shapiro, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY; Kristin Scarola, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.

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166 | Watch the letters get down: Using hip-hop play, reggae, and beats to support early literacy

168 | Seeds to seedlings: Exploring everyday STEM activities in infant and toddler care

Anthony Broughton, Claflin University.

Jean Barbre, Barbre & Associates.

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Manica Ramos, Child Trends; Anna Lovejoy, Center for Study of Social Policy.

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167 | The art of delegation and empowerment Kimberly Tice, Ohio AEYC.

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Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

170 | Indicators of highquality family engagement in QRIS and continuous quality improvement systems: Connecting practice and policy to research

169 | Guiding preschoolers’ social-emotional learning through movement and more Laurie Gombash, Laurie’s Empty Nest, LLC.

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State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS

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11:45 am–12:45 pm | Music City Center 172 | Leadership speeddate: Learn how you can be an NAEYC leader Speed-date with NAEYC leaders to learn how you can get involved in different leadership opportunities throughout NAEYC. Come learn more about ways that you can help to shape the early childhood profession as an NAEYC leader. Current and former members of the NAEYC Governing Board, Council for NAEYC Accreditation, Affiliate Advisory Council, Interest Forum Facilitators, and Peer Reviewers. room

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T hursday 1–2:30 pm | Music City Center Featured Session

176 | Building family– professional relationships that matter for military families and their children with disabilities

173 | President’s seminar: Supporting early educators in higher education: Celebrating bright spots of progress, acknowledging the work that still needs to be done, and developing a plan for ACTION

Robyn DiPietro-Wells, University of Illinois; Misty Krippel, University of Illinois; Michaelene Ostrosky, University of Illinois; Rosa Milagros Santos, University of Illinois.

Power to the Profession is focused on equitably advancing an effective, diverse, and well-compensated early childhood education profession across states and settings. Our children live in an increasingly diverse world, and they both need and benefit from a workforce that reflects and embodies that world. As such, when our current systems cause harm to educators, they can also harm children and their families. The inverse is also true: when our systems help educators, we help children and their families. We know that higher education plays a critical role, with many opportunities to support the workforce. If we are going to see our vision through and reimagine what could be, we have to take stock of the progress we have made, identify missed opportunities and barriers, and develop an action plan. Our panel will share perspectives and experiences from different parts of the higher education system and discuss key issues including equity, compensation, pathways, leadership, and financing, and will share recommendations for an aligned system designed to support early childhood educators.

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Dina Walker-DeVose, Georgia Southern University; Pamela Evanshen, East Tennessee State University; Theresa Loch, Worcester Head Start; Amy O’Leary, NAEYC President and Strategies for Children (moderator). room

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174 | The power of many stories: How to use effective storytelling to advocate for children’s services

175 | Jump off the page! Using music, movement, and art to make picture books come alive!

Lisa Bubert, Nashville Public Library.

Margaret Hooton, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/Western Pennsylvania Wolf Trap, Duquesne University.

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Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

177 | What you see is hard to get: Visual processing and how it affects classroom performance Ginna Clute, Charlotte Country Day School; Jeanmarie Tommasulo, Southern Piedmont Pediatric Therapy. room

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Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

178 | Supporting meaningful STEM learning for young children with disabilities: Conversations with the STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center Chih Ing Lim, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Megan Vinh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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179 | Enhancing the outcomes for young children with autism and developmental disabilities: How to incorporate assistive technology in the early childhood classroom Linda Crane Mitchell, East Carolina University.

Davidson Ballroom Salon A1 Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

180 | CLASS and quality early education professionals: Creating the conditions that (finally) united child care, (Early) Head Start, pre-K, and public schools Kara Waddell, Child Care Associates; Dylan Farmer, Southern Methodist University. room

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Community Partnerships

181 | A relationship with beauty: How to support children in their aesthetic development and help them foster an appreciation for beauty Teresa Coleman, Cranbrook Schools; Karen Watson, Cranbrook Schools. room

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183 | Preparing for excellence: Laying the foundation for cross-cultural awareness in early childhood

187 | Family engagement with diverse families in preschool: Relationships, language, and culture

Leslie Whitfield, Greenhill School.

Ann-Marie Wiese, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies; Peter Mangione, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies; Jenine Schmidt, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies; Paulina Escamilla-Vestal, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies.

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Diversity & Equity

184 | LGBT 101: A developmentally appropriate perspective through children’s literature Darcie Kass, A Child’s Place Learning Center, Inc.; Wendi Evans, The LGBT Center OC. room

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Diversity & Equity

185 | Creating a twogenerational early childhood education career pathway: What we know, what we learned, and what we need to do Christine Sarigianis, Jewish Vocational Service; Monica Walters, Wu Yee Children’s Services; Yohana Quiroz, Fenton Institute.

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Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

182 | Computational thinking is everywhere! Using lowtech learning experiences to foster computational thinking skills across childhood Rachel Fyler, Museum of Science, Boston; Adrian Melia, Museum of Science, Boston. room

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Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

186 | Farm-to-classroom programs: A new paradigm and curriculum rooted in an old idea—The “how to” essentials for getting inspired, started, organized, and funded Nicholas Bova, r and s consulting. room

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Environmental Education

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188 | Home visiting essentials: Is YOUR home visiting delivering desired outcomes?

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Bina Habibi, The Children’s Center of Cicero*Berwyn. room

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Family Engagement & Support

189 | Supporting preservice teacher experience through workshops and experiential learning within a different cultural context: Explore successes and challenges in the design and implementation of an international workshop model between Chang Gung University of Science and Technology and Michigan State University Wan-Hsuan Lin, Michigan State University Child Development Lab; Laurie Linscott, Michigan State University Child Development Lab; Hui-ying Hung, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology; Yu-Ting Lu, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology. room

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T hursday 1–2:30 pm | Music City Center c  ontinued 190 | The initiation and expansion of the CDA program in China Yajuan Xu, Eyas Education Group, Eyaskids China; Yunfan Jiang, Eyas Education Group, Eyaskids China. room

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Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition.

192 | Ven y Mira Las Cosas Maravillosas Mariel Rivera, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County.

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193 | Breaking the behavior code: A five-step process for addressing challenging behaviors without losing your composure

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Nancy Pennington Alexander, Northwestern State University.

Megan Woolston, NAEYC; Nancy Barbour, Kent State University (retired). room

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196 | The Family Math movement: Collaborations to promote access to early mathematics learning opportunities Kristen Reed, Education Development Center; Jessica Young, Education Development Center; Susan Friedman, NAEYC; Jennifer McCray, Erikson Institute; Kimberly Brenneman, Heising-Simons Foundation; Brian Carter, Overdeck Family Foundation. room

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Mathematics

197 | NAEYC 101: Putting it all together with portfolio creation Meghann Hickey, NAEYC; Liza Pringle, Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day; Miciel Demarco, Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day; Paula Barnes, Workforce Solutions Central Texas. room

199 | What is play diplomacy, and what do play diplomats do? Smita Mathur, James Madison University. room

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Tiffany Smith, Teaching Foundations, LLC.

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195 | Maximizing valuable real estate: Your playground should provide for more than physical development

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

Language & Literacy

191 | Todo lo que necesito saber para triunfar en CDA: Como desenvolverse en el Sistema Nacional de Certificacion CDA

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Lusha Li, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. PRESCHOOLERS

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194 | Closing the gap: The effectiveness of embedded explicit vocabulary instruction on ESL preschool children’s English vocabulary learning

200 | An inclusive ECE program: Philosophy, systems, and faculty development Laura Lochner, Google; Inbal Ondhia, Google. room

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Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

201 | Shifting from a pedagogy of poverty: The impact of a multiyear investment in strengthening implementation of an early childhood curricula with a unified, theoretically driven approach in a large New Jersey public school district Giordana Cote, Tools of the Mind; Melissa Parisi, New Brunswick Public Schools; Deborah Leong, Tools of the Mind. room

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Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

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NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

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202 | Leading pre-K through grade 3 learning communities: Competencies for effective principal practice Gail Morgan, National Association of Elementary School Principals. room

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203 | Learning leadership: Exploring theories and tools of leadership and how you can apply them as early childhood leaders, including the principles of appreciative inquiry, the systems thinking of Margaret Wheatley, the motivational tools of Daniel Pink, and the everyday wisdom of Stephen Covey Laurel Bongiorno, Champlain College. room

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204 | Resilient leadership and coaching: Creating a culture of resilience Susan Damico, Devereux Center for Resilient Children.

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206 | STEM and literacy: Using storybooks, healthy snacks, and the process of science to spark interactive learning experiences in early childhood settings Dale McCreedy, Discovery Center at Murfree Spring; Jennifer Jovanovic, GrowingGreat; Katie Woodward, Discovery Center at Murfree Spring; Brandie Bransford, Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency. room

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210 | Moving beyond the play experience: Using play coaching, play chapters, and play-based professional development to support early childhood teachers in their practice Robin Ploof, Champlain College; Walter Drew, Institute for Self Active Education; Marcia Nell, Millersville University; Jillian Herink, Iowa AEYC.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 ADULTS

Teaching & Instructional Practices

Science

207 | Music and mental health: Building a strong foundation for early learners Marcia Wolf, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Julie Bates-Maves, University of Wisconsin-Stout. room

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Social/Emotional Development

211 | Examining behaviors from a sensory perspective: Using sensory integration techniques to improve self-regulation, focus, and learning in the classroom Alicia Noddings, Missouri Baptist University.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C1/C2 Teaching & Instructional Practices

208 | Moving Beyond the Conference: Developing Transformative Partnerships with Families Breeyn Mack, Teaching Strategies, LLC; Emily Roden, Ready Rosie. room

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Spotlight Exhibitor Session Presented by Teaching Strategies, LLC

212 | Seen and heard: Celebrating the identities of children today to help build a better tomorrow Betty Steel, KinderCare Education; Rashelle Chase, KinderCare Education. room

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Teaching & Instructional Practices Sponsored by:

205 | Technology innovations for classroom management Beth Ehlis, FunShine Express. room

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Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

209 | Break out of boring teaching! Susan Davis, Southeast Missouri State University; Brooke Uchtman, Jackson R2 School District. room

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T hursday 1–2:30 pm | Music City Center c  ontinued 213 | Six benefits of using robotics with young learners: Get hands-on with the screen-free KIBO robot! Jason Innes, KinderLab Robotics, Inc.; Cate Heroman, Knock Knock Children’s Museum. room

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Technology & Digital Media

Learning Byte Theater Session

Expo Food Court

Dishing Up Family Style Meals: Best Practices for Implementing Family Style Meal Service in Group Care Settings

Music City Center, Level 3 Exhibit Hall B–D

Donna A. Pomerson, Learning Care Group, Inc.; Staci Larsen, Learning Care Group, Inc.; Sherrie Gomez, Learning Care Group, Inc.

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1–2:30 pm | Omni Nashville 214 | Dig into “Granny’s Garden”: Tools for dramatizing story time Olivia Bosworth, Alliance Theatre; Hallie Angelella, Alliance Theatre.

Broadway J/K PRESCHOOLERS

Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

215 | Reality bites: Looking at biting behaviors from all perspectives Jill Lyons, Montgomery County Childcare Resource and Referral Center.

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216 | How to communicate effectively with families about children’s screen use and its impact on development and learning Jean Rogers, Children’s Screen Time Action Network; Patricia Cantor, Plymouth State University.

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217 | Little yogis: How to use children’s books, music, and games to create yoga story times in your classroom Leigh Ramey, Westminster Public Library.

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218 | Seeing transformations in children, space, and educators: How two programs used natural loose parts (both indoors and outdoors) as a bridge to quality improvement Heather Fox, Dimensions Educational Research Foundation; Alissa Mwenelupembe, St. Vincent Early Learning Center.

Legends E/F Learning Environment

219 | Team agreements: Helping teaching teams with different backgrounds, values, and perspectives come together to work through common disagreements Deidre Harris, The Rhelm.

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Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator

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Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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220 | School readiness and academic achievement in kindergarten: Executive function, cognitive development, and academic performance in play-based and in business-as-usual classrooms Karyn Allee-Herndon, Mercer University.

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221 | Mindful music-making: How to support social learning structures and creativity with purposeful play

222 | Supporting young children’s agency: Consent and respect with infants and toddlers

Emily Hopkins, Quaver Music; Valerie Diaz Leroy, Quaver Music.

Lydia Bowers, Lydia Bowers Consulting; Benjamin Planton, Early Learning Indiana; Robyn Lopez Melton, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University; Tara Hurdle, Tennessee State University.

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T hursday 3–4:30 pm | Music City Center 227 | Embedding instruction throughout the daily routine: How to meet the diverse needs of special education students in an inclusive preschool environment

Featured Session 223 | The book matters: Using the color-coded Bloom-Banks Matrix to support the literacy, engagement, and self-identities of Black boys Too often, Black boys quickly lose interest in reading. They complain of finding little relevance in books, which hinders their racial and gender identity and, hence, their sense of self as learners. A recent study shows that only 7.6% of characters in children’s books are African or African American. In this session, the presenters introduce the colorcoded Bloom-Banks Matrix to encourage and engage Black boys by using books that feature Black boys as the main character. The matrix is designed to help early education teachers help Black boys find a passion for reading and, by extension, support and cultivate the self-identities, agency, and voice of Black boys in the early grades. Brian Wright, University of Memphis; Donna Ford, Ohio State University. room

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FIRST- TO THIRD-GRADERS

Holly Delgado, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. room

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228 | The powerful potential of project work Judy Harris Helm, Best Practices Inc.; Karrie Snider, University of Central Missouri; Rebecca Wilson, Van Meter Prekindergarten; Pegi Stamps, Constructive Playthings. room

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Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

229 | Effective strategies to improve adult student engagement and critical thinking

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224 | Graffiti to gallery: Exploring visual arts authentically in a preschool classroom Nicholl Cruz, University of South Florida. room

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225 | Early identification and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder Lindsey Balderaz, University of Texas Permian Basin.

Davidson Ballroom Salon B

226 | “Included we stand”: A hands-on session with creative adaptations of everyday materials and activities for children with special needs Bea Vargas, Paso del Norte Chapter of TXAEYC; Cille D’Ascenzo, Paso del Norte Chapter of TXAEYC; Deborah Rose, Paso del Norte Chapter of TXAEYC; Aida Fowler, Paso del Norte Chapter of TXAEYC. room

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Mary Sciaraffa, Eastern Kentucky University; Dana Bush, Eastern Kentucky University; Lisa Gannoe, Eastern Kentucky University. room

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230 | Bridging the theoryinto-practice gap Katie Hathorn, Abilene Christian University; Jill Scott, Abilene Christian University; Stephanie Talley, Abilene Christian University. room

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231 | Working with culturally and linguistically diverse families of children with disabilities: Where do we start? Sara Luke, Mercer University; Lucy Gitonga, Cobb County Public School System. room

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Family Engagement & Support

232 | Promoting partnerships with fathers and father figures: What you can do to encourage men to become actively engaged in their children’s lives and education Keri Krout, WWU AS Child Development Center. room

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Family Engagement & Support

233 | Strategies for embedding family engagement into your practice: Using logic models and the “5 Rs” of family engagement to intensify efforts in your early childhood program Anita Harvey-Dixon, The Ounce of Prevention Fund, Educare Learning Network; Michelle Lee, The Ounce of Prevention Fund, Educare Learning Network. room

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Family Engagement & Support

234 | Using technology to remove barriers to professional development in rural America Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi; Gena Puckett, University of Mississippi; Kelly Matthews, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association; Jodi Herren, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. room

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237 | Narración colectiva de cuentos en las aulas con el uso de nuevas tecnologías: una experiencia para construir soluciones desde las aulas de Preescolar Alberto Barrantes, Carretica cuentera NGO. room

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Family Engagement & Support

235 | Intercultural exchanges: Chinese and American colleagues explore American early childhood education Jie-Qi Chen, Erikson Institute; Nili Luo, Southwestern College; Shu-Chen Yen, California State University, Fullerton. room

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Chinese Language

Cris Stanek, Chestnut Health Systems. room

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Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

239 | Three ways to nurture early childhood students with nonfiction read-alouds Amanda Wilson, Oral Roberts University; Sarah Ramsey, Northeastern State University.

236 | Transformando la escuela de educación inicial y preescolar: Un Enfoque Evolutivo, Integrativo basado en el Vínculo (Modelo Neufeld). Un caso práctico de un Centro de Cuidado Infantil en la Ciudad de México. María Esther Cortés, Instituto Neufeld México; María Fernanda Calderón, Instituto Neufeld México. room

238 | Trauma: How do I know? What do I do?

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240 | Helping infants and toddlers develop language and communication skills Patti Wilson, Lakeshore Learning. room

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Language & Literacy

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241 | Pre-K alphabet instruction: What makes sense and what doesn’t (and why)? Judith Schickedanz, Boston University; Molly Collins, Vanderbilt University. room

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T hursday 3–4:30 pm | Music City Center continued 242 | Cultivating healthy learners: Enhancing interactions and the learning environment through local food, gardening, and nutrition education Lacy Stephens, National Farm to School Network; Kelly Etter, The Policy Equity Group. room

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Learning Environment

243 | Number sense is a critical kindergarten-readiness skill: Learn the latest methods to build mathematical skills with young children in the classroom and at home Denielle Miller, Side By Side Consulting; Stephanie Lester, Antelope Valley College.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 PRESCHOOLERS

Mathematics

244 | Exploring geometry with pattern blocks: A unique way of using familiar early childhood materials to immerse young learners in geometry concepts Sharon Doolittle, Regents’ Center for Early Developmental Education, University of Northern Iowa; Christina Sales, Regents’ Center for Early Developmental Education, University of Northern Iowa. room

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246 | Achieving NAEYC accreditation: Strategies for providers of all sizes from a large-scale provider’s perspective Joanna Cline, Learning Care Group; Christine Pickering, Learning Care Group; Philip Taylor-Trice, Learning Care Group. room

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Steve Millang, Greg & Steve Productions; Greg Scelsa, Greg & Steve Productions.

Grand Ballroom Salon A2 Music

Kathryn MacKay, Brigham Young University; Kendra Hall-Kenyon, Brigham Young University; Amy White, Brigham Young University; Corinna Peterkin, Brigham Young University. room

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247 | Equity in early childhood education: What it looks like for dual language learners

251 | Voices of Practitioners— Making voices visible: Getting started in teacher research

Dina Castro, University of North Texas and NAEYC Governing Board; Isauro Escamilla Calan, Las Americas Early Education School and NAEYC Governing Board; María Arreguín-Anderson, University of Texas at San Antonio and National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Executive Board; Iliana Alanís, University of Texas at San Antonio; Clara Cappiello, Bilingual Empowerment Learning Solutions and NABE Early Childhood SIG Co-Chair.

Debra Murphy, Cape Cod Community College; Barbara Henderson, San Francisco State University; Frances Rust, New York University-Metro Center and University of Pennsylvania; Danielle Savory-Seggerson, Lansing Community College.

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248 | Writing for NAEYC Susan Friedman, NAEYC; Holly Bohart, NAEYC; Michael Coventry, NAEYC; Lisa Hansel, NAEYC; Rossella Procopio, NAEYC. room

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245 | Music and movement: Reaching children while having fun

250 | Making the ordinary extraordinary: Effectively integrating play across the curriculum

NAEYC Activities

249 | Completing the NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation Self-Study Report Megan Woolston, NAEYC; Tiffany Hunter, Clark State Community College. room

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252 | Reflective teaching to support the development of young children 0–8 and the well-being of educators Shulamit Ritblatt, San Diego State University. room

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ADULTS

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

253 | Moving knowledge, not people: Can online professional development impact children’s challenging behaviors? Jaclyn Joseph, University of Denver. room

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254 | Ethical leadership: Your journey through professional and personal reflective practices

258 | Exploring the outdoors: A multiple case study examining teacher beliefs and practices in preschool outdoor play

Kimberly Barker, Antelope Valley College; Etawnya Clifford, Antelope Valley College; Tamarah Williams, Antelope Valley College.

Bev Goodling, Messiah College.

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255 | Social media and your staff: Professionally conscientious social media behavior and social media personnel policies Dawn Martini, Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates. room

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Research

259 | Teaching science and nature in the preschool classroom Catherine Riley, Environment Rating Scales Institute. room

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Science

260 | Developing informed and civic youth through inquiry (K–2)

Alissa Mwenelupembe, St. Vincent Early Learning Center; Laura Caine, St. Vincent Early Learning Center; Paula Hendrickson, St. Vincent Early Learning Center. room

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257 | Using the learning lab model to increase compensation, competency, and qualifications Zaina Cahill, Children’s Village; Mary Graham, Children’s Village. room

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264 | Young digital storytellers learn, create, and share! Bonnie Blagojevic, Morningtown Consulting; Katie Gardner, Knollwood Elementary School; Juana Rodriguez-Vazquez, Mano en Mano/Hand in Hand; Wendy Oliver, Kamehameha Schools. room

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Shawn Reddy, Chicago Public Schools. room

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256 | Creating a culture of care: A road map for making big changes while building community in your program

263 | Early interventions for joint attention using play and literacy activities in integrated early childhood settings for young children with autism

Social Studies

261 | Our animal young: How understanding animal behavior helps us understand young children Frances Carlson, Chattahoochee Technical College; Carol Copple, Copple Associates. room

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Social/Emotional Development

262 | Building Early Learning Communities— Everyone Has a Role

Learning Byte Theater Sessions

Creative Keys to Jumpstarting Your Outdoor Classroom Christy Lechner, Bright Horizons at Comcast NBC Universal; Ellen Veselack, Child Educational Center.

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Yoga and Mindfulness For Young Children Maureen Heil, Redleaf Press; Ilene Rosen, Redleaf Press.

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Ellen Galinsky, Bezos Family Foundation; Erin Ramsey, Mind in the Making; Lauren Hogan, NAEYC; Cailin O’Connor, Center for the Study of Social Policy. room

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T hursday 4:30–6 pm | Music City Center R 13 Early language learning: Perspectives and practice

265 | NAEYC’s Research Poster session NAEYC Expo, Exhibit Hall B

Kristin Javorsky, Mississippi State University; Kelly Moser, Mississippi State University.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in the field of early childhood education by visiting the poster displays and speaking with researchers.

R 1 An examination of parenting qualities and children’s emotional intelligence Elizabeth Thorne, Mississippi State University; Louise Davis, Mississippi State University.

R 2 Analysis of structural equation modeling on self-concept in music, the perception of music content knowledge, and music teaching efficacy of early childhood teachers in South Korea Jung Ah Choi, Busan Institute of Science and Technology.

R 3 Art-making as inspiration for conversational experiences Tracy Weippert, Michigan State University.

R 4 Assessment of availability and standards of primary school libraries toward the achievement of transformation in education in Oyo State, Nigeria Olufunnke Olugboji, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo; Olalekan Ojedokun, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

R 5 Building bridges between home, school, and community partnerships through curriculum and assessment

R 14 Early science and mathematics skills and knowledge: What do preschoolers know?

R 7 Classroom management and challenging behaviors: Comparing preservice and novice teacher perspectives Courtney O’Grady, University of Illinois; Rebecca Hacker, University of Illinois.

Peggy Thelen, Alma College.

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R 8 Collaborate, don’t remediate: ECSE students learn from immigrant families Rebecca Pruitt, Lewis University.

R 9 Developing and validating the HighScope Preschool Program Quality Assessment – Revised (PQA-R) Jeffrey Beal, HighScope Educational Research Foundation; Jill Claxton, HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

R 10 Early childhood preservice teachers’ perceptions of crossinstitutional peer critiques

Xuan Li, University of Houston; Adriana Bus, Vrije University Amsterdam.

R 16 Empathy and preparation for culturally responsive teaching in early childhood settings Sascha Longstreth, San Diego State University; Idara Essien, San Diego State University; Kamryn Morris, Arizona State University.

YPAC

R 17 Enhancing plan-do-review and conflict resolution through researcher–practitioner partnerships

Jennifer Barrett-Tatum, Western Carolina University; Lori Caudle, Western Carolina University.

Laura Scharphorn, HighScope Educational Research Foundation; Annie Leech, HighScope Educational Research Foundation; Mary Pirkola, HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

R 11 Early exposure to culture: How educators can improve the way preschoolers are exposed to diverse cultures

R 18 Environmental design for improving socioemotional development in children: Secret spaces

Darnecia Felix, University of Memphis.

Sahand Abbasi Sarabestani, Texas Tech University.

Jeffrey Herron, Campbellsville University.

R 6 Changing how early childhood teachers think about language: From immutable to malleable

R 12 Early intervention service providers’ beliefs and preparedness in supporting families with limited financial resources

Kristen Linzmeier, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Casey O’Keefe, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Alicia Pence, Middle Tennessee State University; Robyn Ridgley, Middle Tennessee State University.

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R 15 Effects of e-books’ background music and sound on children’s vocabulary learning and story comprehension

R 19 Exploring schools’ and teachers’ role in working with children with mental health challenges: Kindergarten through third grade teacher perspectives Alissa Walruth, East Carolina University; Archana Hegde, East Carolina University.

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R 20 Gender differences in spatial language during preschool small group geometry activities Winona Christiansen, East Tennessee State University; Alissa Lange, East Tennessee State University.

R 27 Learning about self and others through global service-learning Miranda Lin, Illinois State University.

R 21 The gift of mentorship: Creating competent, confident, and joyful teachers through a mentorship within a community-of-practice model

R 28 Mental health pedagogical intervention in early childhood: Integrating health and educational perspectives to co-design, try out, and evaluate a socialemotional learning program for early childhood educators

Maryia Nezol, University of Maine.

Claire Blewitt, Monash University.

R 22 The impact of afterschool programs in improving reading achievements of students from families with low incomes: A case study

R 29 Moving beyond a “tourist approach” in anti-bias education: An analysis of preservice teacher knowledge in a multicultural-focused online teacher education course

Anna Hardway, Reading Roadmap; Mustafa Yilmaz, Reading Roadmap.

Brandy James, Ball State University; Carlin Underwood, Ball State University.

R 23 The impact of staff and program characteristics on expulsion rates of infants and young children in community child care settings

R 30 No more bullying: An anti-bullying approach in an early childhood classroom by writing letters to characters

Keri Giordano, Kean University; Ayal Goldberg, Kean University; Shira Engelberg, Kean University.

Su-Jeong Wee, Purdue University Northwest.

R 24 In a position of power: Critically analyzing NAEYC position statements for equity and sustainability Shannon Green, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

R 25 In the absence of preschool: A pilot study from eastern Kentucky Mee-Ryoung Shon, Morehead State University; Lola Aagaard-Boram, Morehead State University; Rebecca Roach, Morehead State University.

R 26 Integrating reading and writing for effective learning in a foreign language classroom

R 31 Plugged and unplugged reading: Why a combination of the two may be best practice

R 34 A qualitative study of preschoolers’ story retelling with culturally relevant texts: Exploring their linguistic and cultural capital Socorro Garcia-Alvarado, University of Texas at San Antonio; María Arreguín-Anderson, University of Texas at San Antonio.

R 35 Quality assurance and reliability of North Carolina’s teacher evaluation process for early childhood educators Heather Taylor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Amanda Vestal, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

R 36 Reaching all students with reading, writing, and language through purposeful planning, scaffolding, and engaging play Penny Thompson, Lebanon Special School District; Shannon Mull, Lebanon Special School District; Kristen Sisco, Lebanon Special School District.

R 37 Rethinking homelessness through homeless animals in children’s picture books Jinhee Kim, Kennesaw State University.

Claudia McVicker, William Jewell College.

R 38 Teachers’ competencies in managing diversity in primary schools

R 32 Preschoolers’ engineering play on playscapes

Gloria Ugwu, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Julie Ibiam, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Yuchang Yuan, University of Cincinnati; Wen Zeng, University of Cincinnati.

R 33 Project ELLO: Using community spaces to increase vocabulary growth Allison Wilson, Eastern Washington University.

R 39 Teachers’ training needs for the implementation of pre-primary school curriculum in Oshimili North and Oshimili South of Delta state, Nigeria Julie Ibiam, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Clara Ifelunni, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Gloria Ugwu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Mei-Chih Wang, University of Houston-Downtown; Hsin-Hui Lin, University of Houston-Victoria.

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T hursday 4:30–6 pm | Music City Center continued R 40 Technology in the lives of educators and early childhood programs: 2018 survey results

R 43 Using the system of least prompts, paired with verbalizations, to teach play

Sarah Pila, Northwestern University; Courtney Blackwell, Northwestern University; Alexis Lauricella, Erikson Institute; Ellen Wartella, Northwestern University.

Jennifer Bancroft, Vanderbilt University.

R 41 Toward an emerging theory of leadership competencies for early education systems leaders

Jennifer McCray, Erikson Institute; Sarah Bright, Erikson Institute.

Julianne Zvalo-Martyn, Brandman University.

R 42 Trauma-informed care: Using ACEs to inform classroom practices Anthony Peddle, Ashland University.

R 44 What’s mathematical about infants’ and toddlers’ thinking? An Early Learning Opportunities interview for 0–3 educators

R 45 Where is early science education heading? A systematic review of empirical research on early science education in the United States

R 46 Working toward a guidedexploration approach: Designbased research of a visual arts program in a preschool classroom Keely Benson, Early Childhood Research Center/University at Buffalo; X. Christine Wang, Early Childhood Research Center/University at Buffalo.

R 47 Young children’s free play: Entry, invitation, sustainment, and protection strategies children use to navigate social boundaries of play frames and implications for educators Rebecca Clough, Georgia State University.

Insook Huh, Florida State University; Ithel Jones, Florida State University; Hye Ryung Won, Florida State University.

4:45–5:45 pm | Music City Center 266 | By Invitation Only: NAEYC Higher Education Peer Reviewer Meeting Meeting for peer reviewers in the NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation & Recognition Systems. Megan Woolston, NAEYC. room

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7–9 pm | Omni Nashville 267 | Joy is not a dishwashing liquid! Still teaching in the “key of life” In our high-tech, high-pressure educational environment, it is so easy to forget how children and teachers need to experience the JOY and FUN of learning without stress, without fear of failure, but with confidence, success, and high-quality experiences of delight as children make meaningful connections and feel valued, confident, and safe in loving classroom communities. Time is our only limitation as we celebrate simple, easy, joyful ways to help children learn and grow. Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, teacher, author, and educational consultant.

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Friday 8–9:30 am | Music City Center 271 | Understanding and supporting children with anxiety in the classroom and beyond

Featured Session 268 | Meet the authors and illustrators: Children’s literature at NAEYC Celebrating its 29th anniversary, this well-attended annual featured session brings noted and often 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 discuss how they create their books, what children have said and asked about their books, and strategies to use their books with children. Additionally, they will share their own journey as writers, writing for publication, and their experiences working with children in schools. Christian Robinson, author and illustrator; Jonah Winter, author; Steve Light, author and illustrator; Mac Barnett, author; Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University (moderator).

Grand Ballroom Salon A2

Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, Salem State University; Kristina Scott, Salem State University.

Davidson Ballroom Salon A2/A3 FIRST- TO THIRD-GRADERS

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

272 | Big vocabularies start with little children: Conversations with infants and toddlers lead to greater literacy and reading comprehension in high school and beyond Tammy Steele, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services; Tracey Young, Carole Robertson Center for Learning. room

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269 | The power of creative movement: Help increase your students’ confidence, focus, and spatial awareness with nonthreatening structured activities, music, and vocabulary that excite them to explore and discover their own creative and natural ways to move and dance Mara Beckerman, Bing Nursery School, Stanford University. room

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270 | Using teacher–child interaction assessments to examine the success of professional development: The stories of four school district 4K initiatives Leigh D’Amico, University of South Carolina; Bunnie Ward, South Carolina Education Oversight Committee; Floyd Creech, Florence School District 1; Wendy Folsom, Chesterfield County School District; Barbara Manoski, Spartanburg County First Steps; Sandra Linder, Clemson University. room

Cognitive Development

273 | Making it work: How a small mountain town collaborated with nonprofit providers to deliver highquality care in a broken market Jennifer McAtamney, Town of Breckenridge. room

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Community Partnerships

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F riday 8–9:30 am | Music City Center c  ontinued 275 | Embracing diverse staff in early childhood programs Jennifer Longley, Borough of Manhattan Community College. room

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Diversity & Equity

276 | Multiculturalism: Acquiring knowledge and skills for teaching young children living and learning in a diverse society Herman Walston, Kentucky State University. room

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277 | What teacher knowledge, skills, characteristics, attributes, and dispositions are necessary to create a playful classroom? The role of higher education in teacher preparation Debra Lawrence, Delaware County Community College. room

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Educator/Teacher Preparation

278 | Designing a competencybased early childhood educator pathway Joni Scritchlow, Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies; Rebecca Pruitt, Lewis University. room

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Educator/Teacher Preparation

279 | Getting little hands on the land: Including environmental education activities for early learners when the green space is limited

283 | Conexiones mágicas entre educadores y familias de niños preescolares para desarrollar un futuro más saludable.

Julie Travaglini, Allegheny Land Trust. room

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280 | Engaging all families: Leading early childhood educators to gain the skills and knowledge needed to build relationships with diverse families Karen Nemeth, Language Castle LLC; Derry Koralek, DGK & CO; Kelly Ramsey, Developing People, Inc. room

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284 | Preventing and intervening with aggressive behaviors in young children William DeMeo, Specialty Psychological Services.

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Family Engagement & Support

281 | Effective teaching strategies and instructional design for lower elementary school in the United States Yiyi Jiang, Farmington Woods Elementary; Elizabeth Plotkin, Farmington Woods Elementary. room

Kaylyn Padovani, United States Department of Agriculture; Evelyn Garcia, United States Department of Agriculture.

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285 | Practical steps for adopting a green cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting program at your center: Protecting children’s health and development by eliminating exposure to hazardous cleaning chemicals Carol Westinghouse, Informed Green Solutions.

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Health & Safety

282 | Como promover el compromiso de los padres efectivamente. Brenda Barreto, Ellis Memorial Early Education and Care program; Miriam White, University of Massachusetts Amherst. room

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286 | Feel it, see it, read it, write it: Music activities that support emerging literacy skills Martina Miranda, University of Colorado Boulder. room

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287 | Setting the mood: Building reading skills through relationships with infants and toddlers Erica Hill, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. room

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Language & Literacy

291 | Focus on fathers: Why father-figure involvement matters—Strategies to promote father-figure involvement in early childhood education programming Sara Hooks, Towson University; Amy Noggle, Towson University. room

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Men in Early Childhood

288 | Infant and toddler learning environments Alyssa Morrow, Berkley Child and Family Development Center. room

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Learning Environment

289 | Building developmentally appropriate learning environments for effective spatial thinking: Understanding learning trajectories for maps and coordinates Kevser Koc, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Yusuf Koc, Kocaeli University Turkey. room

Amanda Batts, NAEYC; Lorraine Cooke, Egenolf Early Childhood Center. room

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NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

293 | Play it forward: Defending play-based practices by making learning visible Kim Adams, Barron Park Preschool; Tom Gannon, Barron Park Preschool.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C1/C2 Play

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Mathematics

290 | Providing opportunities for student ownership: Tasks and strategies to develop critical thinking and problem solving for early mathematicians Antonina Galassini, Chicago Public Schools; Gavin Creaden, Chicago Public Schools. room

292 | NAEYC 101: Preparing for your site visit

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294 | Make play part of the day in prekindergarten through third grade classrooms Peg Drappo, Watertown City School District; Heather White, Watertown City School District; Tracy Kriegbaum, Watertown City School District; Barbara Paige, Watertown City School District. room

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295 | Moving from informational to transformational: Supporting teachers through the lens of an instructional leader DJ Alexander, Collaborative for Children; Christina Alton, Collaborative for Children. room

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296 | What is this “coding,” and why should I care? Coding professional development ideas for teachers of young children Rusty Young, Arkansas State University; Joanna Grymes, Arkansas State University; Diana Williams, Arkansas State University. room

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297 | Unique state practices: Professional development training and technical assistance delivery options and formats for rural and hardto-reach areas—What works and what is under revision Beverly Boals-Gilbert, Arkansas State University; Gena Puckett, University of Mississippi; Jeana Ross, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education; Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi and North Mississippi Education Consortium. room

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F riday 8–9:30 am | Music City Center c  ontinued 298 | Optimistic leadership: Reflections on a whole school approach to support a growth mindset Loren DeNicola, West Side Montessori School; Judy Jablon, Leading for Children. room

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302 | Keep calm and experiment on: The benefits of active, hands-on learning in early childhood science programs Suzanne Stewart, St. Lawrence Preschool; Daivie Kay, Notre Dame Academy. room

PRESCHOOLERS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

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306 | Building Literacy Skills with Interactive Read-Alouds Sue Gainsley, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. room

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Spotlight Exhibitor Session Presented by HighScope Educational Research Foundation

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299 | Teachers as learners: Individualizing professional development to meet teachers’ diverse learning needs Samantha Deal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Early Learning Center; Melissa Swartzentruber, University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Early Learning Center; Elizabeth Newton, University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Early Learning Center. room

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Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

300 | Get all caught up: Understanding Power to the Profession and what’s happening now Katherine Kempe, NAEYC; Tara Hurdle, Tennessee State University; Danielle Davis, Metro Nashville Public Schools. room

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301 | Quality trickles down: The importance of the director in creating and maintaining a high-quality program Kathy Thornburg, University of Missouri; Michelle Mathews, University of Missouri. room

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303 | Putting the social and studies back into primary social studies Ron Towery, Arkansas State University. room

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304 | An intentional “Journey to US”: Engaging and empowering young children through empathy and compassion in the classroom William Stinson, Emporia State University; Jennifer Mccroddan, private preschool consultant.

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305 | “Let’s get free!” Liberating children and ourselves from the harmful confines of gender expectations Encian Pastel, Gender Justice in Early Childhood, Children’s Community Center; Julie Olsen Edwards, Cabrillo College; Nathanael Flynn, Gender Justice in Early Childhood, Google Children’s Centers; Mitali Purkayastha, Abundant Beginnings, GQ Village. room

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307 | Career pathways in early childhood: They really do exist! Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center; Michele Miller-Cox, SAS Montessori Pre-School; Tracy Ehlert, B2K Learning Center. room

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State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS

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308 | Actionable research: We’ve got that! Laurie Lee, Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast - Florida State University; Fiona Innes Helsel, Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest - Education Northwest; Billie Jo Day, REL Midwest - American Institutes for Research; Christine Ross, Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic - Mathematica. room

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Teaching & Instructional Practices

309 | Tinkering with STEAM: The artistry of digital technology Mary Ann Biermeier, Pinnacle Presbyterian Preschool. room

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Friday 8–9:30 am | Omni Nashville 310 | Successful environments for all children: Understanding the characteristics of highquality inclusive classrooms

314 | Teachers supporting young children living in poverty: An NAECTE Urban Education Researchnet presentation

Lynnette Klejka, Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board.

Bettina Baker, University of Nebraska at Kearney; Frances Rust, New York University-Metro Center and University of Pennsylvania; Emma Li, Western Michigan University; Regena Nelson, Western Michigan University; Sarah Huisman, Fontbonne University; Jamie Solomon, Rainbow Dolphin Preschool; Janese Daniels, Towson University; Edyth Wheeler, Towson University.

Legends A/B Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

311 | The walls belong to children: Rethinking classroom displays Lisa Lockwood, Children’s Home Society of New Jersey.

Broadway C/D Learning Environment

312 | Peace, love, and preschool: Yoga in the classroom Dollie Adcock, Harnett County Partnership for Children; Melanie Jacobson, Harnett County Partnership for Children; Lynda Turlington, Harnett County Partnership for Children; Tara Fish, Harnett County Partnership for Children.

316 | Exploring key issues in early childhood and technology Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute; Marina Umaschi Bers, Tufts University; Warren Buckleitner, Children’s Technology Review and Fred Rogers Center; Natalia Kucirkova, University of Stavanger, Norway.

Broadway J/K Technology & Digital Media

Legends C Research

315 | Makerspaces in early education for parent engagement Donna Karno, University of Maine at Farmington; Theresa Overall, University of Maine at Farmington.

Broadway G/H ADULTS

Science

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Physical Development

313 | Growing administrators: Transitioning highperforming teachers into empowered administrators Phillip Baumgarner, Michigan State University Child Development Laboratory.

Broadway A/B ADULTS

Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

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F riday 10–11:30 am | Music City Center 322 | Universal Design and the inclusive preschool classroom

Featured Session 317 | Early math, dual language learners, and the importance of whole-child curriculum At a time when early childhood educators work tirelessly to meet the needs of the whole child, curricular approaches that aim to separate content areas into discrete elements (a) place more strain on an already taxed workforce, (b) exacerbate the early learning and early elementary divide, and (c) create confusion for children and families alike. While 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 wholechild curricula that are both outdated and misguided. During this session, participants will hear about the role of whole-child curriculum in early math development, supports for dual language learners, and implications for ongoing and formative assessment. Vincent Costanza, Teaching Strategies; Jie-Qi Chen, Erikson Institute; Dina Castro, University of North Texas.

318 | Advocacy in early childhood education: Lessons gleaned from the Oklahoma teacher walkout Jill Davis, University of Central Oklahoma; Libby Ethridge, University of Oklahoma.

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319 | Ready? Set? Go! Assessing state readiness for Power to the Profession implementation Susan Butler-Staub, Central Piedmont Community College; Tracye Strichik, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education; Debbie O’Neill, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

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Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

323 | Inclusion in early childhood: Valuing and responding to the diversity and equity of all children in a Reggio-inspired school Jane Montgomery, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool.

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324 | Assistive technology and augmentative/alternative communication opportunities 320 | The art of bookmaking: in the early childhood Developing creative expression integrated classroom: in young authors and illustrators Working with students using Mary Vertuca, Xavier University; individual and whole group Patricia Pinciotti, East communication systems 202A

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ADULTS

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Pamela Brillante, William Paterson University of New Jersey; Michelle Gonzalez, William Paterson University of New Jersey; Renee Whelan, William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Abigail Keibler, Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency; Kory Esbaum, Bettendorf Community School District. room

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321 | Developmental decathlon: The benefits of adaptive exercise for youth of differing abilities

PRESCHOOLERS

Jason Foreman, GeoKids; Telesha Wilson, GeoKids.

325 | Family literacy initiative: An international partnership brings success to parents and preschoolers

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Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

Mary Gemignani, Friends of Liberia; Ronald Mertz, Friends of Liberia; Ruby Joseph, HIPPY, University of South Florida. room

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326 | Everyday curriculum: How to mold theory into application to foster success for the individual child Rocheleen Rosel, St. James School. room

205B

PRESCHOOLERS

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

327 | Montessori 101: What is Montessori education? Is it for every child? Rhonda McKay, Children’s House of Nashville. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

328 | Curiosity and diversity: How to have difficult conversations with young children

330 | Emotional intelligence (EI) for early childhood educators: A case for assessment, instruction, coaching, and reflection in teacher preparation programs and beyond Tamie Pratt-Fartro, School Specialty. room

107B

Educator/Teacher Preparation

331 | Using a nature-based environmental education curriculum to connect field trip and classroom learning Meg Gravil, University of Kentucky. room

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KINDERGARTNERS

Environmental Education

Carol Wolf, Abington Friends School; Raji Malik, Abington Friends School.

Davidson Ballroom Salon A2/A3

Karen Deerwester, Family Time.

Grand Ballroom Salon A2 Family Engagement & Support

329 | Tapping into teacher talent to build inclusive center communities Christine Pieper, KinderCare Education; Shannon Crist, KinderCare Education. room

201AB

Diversity & Equity Sponsored by:

Sallye Longshore, Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama. room

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Family Engagement & Support

ADULTS

332 | Connecting with millennial parents: On demand, social, and personal

Diversity & Equity

334 | Moving adverse childhood experiences (ACE) to hope using the Strengthening Families framework

333 | Taking the field forward: In-depth understanding of early childhood administrators’ attitudes and experiences in working with gay and lesbian families Archana Hegde, East Carolina University; Paige Averett, East Carolina University. room

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ADULTS

Family Engagement & Support

335 | Family child care best business practices equals highquality care and education Temesha Ragan, Perfect Start Learning (Military Family Child Care); Jerletha McDonald, Arlington DFW Child Care Providers Association. room

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Family Engagement & Support

336 | Global perspectives in early care and education: Considerations of early childhood around the world and lessons learned from an undergraduate international interview project Sheresa Blanchard, East Carolina University; Chia Jung Yeh, East Carolina University. room

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ADULTS

Global Perspectives

337 | Improving teachers’ effective use of technology in Chinese preschool classrooms: A highscale survey report Wenwei Luo, Hubei University of Arts and Sciences; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida. room

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F riday 10–11:30 am | Music City Center continued 338 | La lectura dialógica: Enseñando a los niños a ser lectores activos. Guadalupe Ramos, Denver Public Library. room

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Kathy Attar, Children’s Environmental Health Network; Susan Hedges, NAEYC. room

339 | Transformando la agresión, el desafío y los comportamientos disruptivos con la habilidad de la auto-regulación

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342 | Plastics and plastic toys: How they can affect children’s health and their ability to learn

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343 | Road maps and roadblocks to English language learning: Successful DLL narratives Ruth Facun-Granadozo, East Tennessee State University; Guillermo Mendoza, East Tennessee State University; Tahani Ahmed, East Tennessee State University; Qiuju Tian, East Tennessee State University. room

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Language & Literacy

340 | Acting out! Avoid behavior challenges with child-friendly approaches and activities that promote calm, cooperation, and self-regulation

344 | Developing young children’s concepts of print using researchsupported practices

Rae Pica, Rae Pica Keynotes & Consulting.

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Gwen Simmons, NAEYC; Shanna Kukla, Early Childhood Higher Education Systems; Helene Harte, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College. room

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345 | Creating a culture that connects us all in our diverse world: From incorporating skills of empathy and kindness to establishing meaningful rituals and traditions that build a strong, connected community Jacky Howell, azspire, LLC; Sabina Zeffler, School for Friends; Makai Kellogg, School for Friends; Magy Youssef, School for Friends.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 Learning Environment

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NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

347 | Fine motor skills: Write out of the box! Marianne Gibbs, Gibbs Consulting, Inc.

Davidson Ballroom Salon B PRESCHOOLERS

Physical Development

348 | “Let’s go out!” Exploring the impact of outdoor play spaces for young children: Design, development, and implementation William Strader, New England Symposium on Play; David Reeves, Grounds For Play; Jill Drake, University of West Georgia. room

341 | When toddlers bite, handle with care and proceed with a plan: Creating a comprehensive approach to biting that yields sound, effective policies and practices that serve children, parents, teachers, and programs well Gretchen Kinnell, Gretchen Kinnell Consulting.

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Nell Duke, University of Michigan.

346 | Living into diversity, equity, and inclusion: NAEYC’s Affiliate Advisory Council’s journey

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Play

349 | Turn training into doing: Practical ways to train teachers so they are ready, willing, and able to apply what they learn Ruth Fidino, Bright Horizons Family Solutions; Cami Miller, Bright Horizons Family Solutions. room

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Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

107A

INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

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350 | The evolution of the Council for Professional Recognition: Menu of options Abena Ocran-Jackson, Council for Professional Recognition; Chonda Walden, Council for Professional Recognition. room

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ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

351 | Digitizing your program’s operations: How to choose software for program management and family communications Fran Simon, Engagement Strategies. room

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Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

352 | “Does this say ‘Dinosaurs have big bones?’” Children writing to understand their world while engaging in science inquiry Lori Norton-Meier, University of Louisville. room

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FIRST- TO THIRD-GRADERS

Science

353 | A lifetime of survival: The six social-emotional life skills of survival for young children Shayna Torres, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County; Shermaine Humphrey, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County. room

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354 | Our best selves: Applying a trauma-informed lens to supporting early childhood educators

357 | Developing effective translingual partners in early childhood contexts: Cognitive and linguistic engagement

Meghan Guinnee, Positive Emotional Development and Learning Skills Program; Jaimee Celano-Ferraro, Positive Emotional Development and Learning Skills Program; Denise Roty, Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center.

Iliana Alanís, University of Texas at San Antonio; María Arreguín-Anderson, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C1/C2 PRESCHOOLERS

Social/Emotional Development

355 | Through a Child’s Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Learning & Wonder Sandra Duncan, EdD room

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Spotlight Exhibitor Session Presented by Kaplan Early Learning Company.

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Teaching & Instructional Practices

358 | Engaging the natural curiosities of children in the primary grades with science: What does the research say, and what are some effective strategies for teachers? Frances Hamilton, University of Alabama in Huntsville. room

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Teaching & Instructional Practices

Learning Byte Theater Session

356 | Forging connections instead of preserving silos: A relationship-based approach to systems change Judy Jablon, Leading for Children; Nichole Parks, Leading for Children; Laura Ensler, Leadership Initiative CUNY NYC. room

Exploring the Phenomena of Belonging Andrea Lavorne, Walden University; Kim Kick, Walden University; Montrece M. Ransom, Walden University

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Expo Food Court Music City Center, Level 3 Exhibit Hall B–D • • • • • • •

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F riday 10 am–11:30 am | Omni Nashville 359 | Working well with babies and families: Comprehensive competencies for educators of infants and toddlers Claire Vallotton, Michigan State University; Holly Brophy-Herb, Michigan State University.

Broadway G/H INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Educator/Teacher Preparation

360 | Engaging with diversity using music, movement, and puppets Sarah Blackburn, Bilingual Birdies.

Broadway A/B

362 | Teachers supporting young children living in poverty: An NAECTE Urban Education Researchnet Presentation — Part Two Bettina Baker, University of Nebraska at Kearney; Frances Rust, New York University-Metro Center and University of Pennsylvania; Emma Li, Western Michigan University; Regena Nelson, Western Michigan University; Sarah Huisman, Fontbonne University; Jamie Solomon, Rainbow Dolphin Preschool; Janese Daniels, Towson University; Edyth Wheeler, Towson University.

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Music

361 | Yogarate—Yoga and martial arts for socialemotional success: “NamastAHYAH!” Ron Shuali, Shua Life Skills.

Broadway E

364 | Using your classroom environment and curriculum to nurture children’s spirituality Jennifer Mata-McMahon, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Michael Haslip, Drexel University; Deborah Schein, Champlain College.

Legends A/B Social/Emotional Development

365 | A coat of many colors: Implementing the project approach and teaching young children to sew Randa Dunlap, East Tennessee State University.

Legends G Teaching & Instructional Practices

363 | Science and sensory activities for infants and toddlers Sarah Johnson, Emerson Academy.

Broadway C/D INFANTS AND TODDLERS

PRESCHOOLERS

Science

Play

366 | Coding demystified for ages 3–8 Jennifer Bowden, Goddard Systems, Inc.; Sarah Allen, Indian Creek School; Wendy Oliver, Kamehameha Schools.

Legends D Technology & Digital Media

12 noon–12:45 pm | Music City Center 367 | NAEYC Meet the Candidates Grand Ballroom Salon B1

NAEYC Annual Business and Town Hall (1-2:30 pm) Please see page 126 for details.

The slate for the 2020 Governing Board election will be introduced. Candidates will make brief statements and discuss issues facing the Association. This year’s election includes candidates for 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 to 3 pm. And be sure to VOTE! ADULTS

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Friday 1–2:30 pm | Music City Center Featured Session 368 | Where are we now? Our 30-year journey in anti-bias education and culturally relevant teaching in early childhood classrooms In this session, we will share and discuss past, present, and future iterations of anti-bias education and culturally relevant teaching in early childhood classrooms and teacher education. Presenters will explore emerging and cutting-edge strategies for addressing educational equity in early childhood. Using an interactive and informative presentation format, presenters will engage participants in cultural simulation activities, introduce various practical strategies in anti-bias and culturally relevant teaching, and allow opportunities for participants to reflect on enhancing their quality and responsiveness in teaching ethnically diverse children. Tonia Durden, Georgia State University; Stephanie Curenton Boston University; Kerry-Ann Escayg, University of Omaha; Iheoma Iruka, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. room

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373 | Thinking Maps with preschoolers: Teaching and scaffolding learning and development for all learners to promote STEM content and developmental domains within inclusive settings Shelly Counsell, University of Memphis; Mary Palmer, Southwest Tennessee Community College; Felicia Peat, WKNO Public Broadcasting Station. room

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Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

374 | Defending the Early Years: Why understanding the key principles of child development matters for the early childhood community Marcy Guddemi, Defending the Early Years. room

205C

Cognitive Development Sponsored by:

369 | Using data to advocate for ECE equity in your state Carrie Gillispie, The Education Trust; Syritha Robinson, The Education Trust. room

203AB

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Advocacy/Public Policy

371 | Making curriculum adaptations for children with special needs in the inclusive preschool classroom Adrienne Golden, Vanderbilt University; Abby Taylor, Vanderbilt University. room

209A

PRESCHOOLERS

370 | Community of movers: Encouraging and managing thoughtful movement in the classroom Valerie Branch, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. room

202A

PRESCHOOLERS

Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

372 | Early intervention in underserved communities: The perspectives of stakeholders on challenges and opportunities

375 | Bigger than a cupcake: Honoring children through birthday traditions—One preschool classroom’s journey in reimagining birthday celebrations Merlene Gilb, Saint Louis University; Lauren Bielicki, Webster Groves School District; Maureen Wikete Lee, Saint Louis University; Keely Cline, Northwest Missouri State University. room

205A

PRESCHOOLERS

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

Kaitlin Moran, Saint Joseph’s University; Mary Sheppard, Saint Joseph’s University. room

110A

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

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F riday 1–2:30 pm | Music City Center c  ontinued 376 | Promoting effective communication strategies: Affirmative guidance for young children’s learning and growth—How to talk to children to foster fulfilling interpersonal relationships pivotal to development and self-image Parul Chandra, Bing Nursery School and Stanford University; Nandini Bhattacharjya, Bing Nursery School and Stanford University. room

101E

380 | Transforming practicebased experiences for early childhood professionals: Providing ECE students opportunities to observe, practice, and gain feedback in high-quality early childhood environments Carmen Cook, Metropolitan State University; Cindy Check, BurnsvilleEagan-Savage School District 191. room

107B

ADULTS

Educator/Teacher Preparation

384 | How can we improve Chinese ECE curriculum? By developing and practicing US curriculum on emotional intelligence in Chinese preschool classrooms Yongai Zheng, Vermont International Academy. room

101AB

KINDERGARTNERS

Chinese Language

PRESCHOOLERS

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

377 | Recognizing the “I” in inclusion: Increasing your self- and social consciousness Andrew Goff, Community College of Aurora. room

108

ADULTS

Diversity & Equity

378 | Using children’s literature to support the socialemotional development of diverse young children Audra Classen, University of Southern Mississippi; Dean Franks, The University of Southern Mississippi. room

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FIRST- TO THIRD-GRADERS

Diversity & Equity

379 | “That’s brilliant!” Your teaching energized my teaching Shawn DiNarda Watters, The University of Akron Wayne College. room

110B

ADULTS

Educator/Teacher Preparation

381 | Supporting dual language learners and their families in early childhood Lorraine Cooke, Egenolf Early Childhood Center; Diana Autin, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network; Taletha Derrington, American Institutes for Research; Lauren Artzi, American Institutes for Research. room

209B

PRESCHOOLERS

Family Engagement & Support

382 | It takes a village: Family and community engagement through engineering Courtney Quarterman, EiE— Museum of Science. room

104C

385 | Formas de jugar y construir usando ideas de STEMAZing Carmen Barnes, The STEMAZing Project. room

106A

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386 | Incrustando la lectoescritura a lo largo de un programa preescolar del lenguaje dual Karen Harris, La Paz Community School; Rebeca Obando, La Paz Community School. room

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Family Engagement & Support

383 | Are they romping or playing? Literacyenriched dramatic play in a Jamaican infant school Suzette Kelly-Williams, Shortwood Teachers’ College; Rochelle Williams, Shortwood Teachers’ College. room

103A

387 | Movimiento y Desarrollo en la Niñez Temprana: Precursores del éxito en la escuela y en la vida Margarita Marichal, Universidad Interamericana. room

207B

PRESCHOOLERS

GC

KINDERGARTNERS

Global Perspectives

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388 | The triggered brain: Using trauma-informed approaches to enhance self-awareness and prevention strategies Tessa Brock, Child Parent Centers / Harmonizing Hearts. room

107A

PRESCHOOLERS

Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

389 | Look! We grew a garden! You can too! Cheryl Moss, A Mother’s Touch Center for Child Development; Michelle Smith, PA Head Start Association. room

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Health & Safety

391 | Concepts to go! Early literacy bags supporting intentional teaching in the content areas and extending practice at home Christina Mirtes, Eastern Michigan University. room

Douglas Clements, University of Denver; Julie Sarama, University of Denver.

205B

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Language & Literacy

Devon Steven, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Jean Crawford, PBS; Nell Duke, University of Michigan; Lavanya Mohan, PBS; Jessica Andrews, WGBH. room

104D

FIRST- TO THIRD-GRADERS

207C

Mathematics

392 | Meeting them where they are: How to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone to make sure you are meeting the needs of the kids in the room, not just the ones you like Lisa Murphy, Ooey Gooey, Inc.

395 | Field experience in an online class? It’s absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities! Incorporating field experiences in an online course for NAEYC accreditation Dena AuCoin, Purdue University Global; Lisa Wright, Purdue University Global.

Grand Ballroom Salon A2 PRESCHOOLERS

390 | Molly of Denali: A multimedia approach for teaching informational reading and writing to young children

394 | Children’s mathematical thinking, birth to third grade: Using the Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories tool to teach arithmetic!

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Learning Environment

103B

ADULTS

393 | Classroom design: How to develop a child-centered classroom to enhance learning

NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

Cherie Sears, Village of FPC; Ashley Roth, Village of FPC. room

207A

PRESCHOOLERS

Learning Environment

Language & Literacy

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F riday 1–2:30 pm | Music City Center c  ontinued 396 | NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall music city center

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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.

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397 | Strategies for teaching children more complex ways to play

399 | Being IN conflict: Conflict engagement and resolution for ECE professionals

Erin Barton, Vanderbilt University; Jennifer Bancroft, Vanderbilt University; John Wright, Vanderbilt University.

Christine Snyder, University of Michigan Health System Children’s Center; Chris Amirault, Tulsa Educare.

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Play

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

401 | Play the write way: Developmentally appropriate prekindergarten writing practices Malinda Lindsey, Muskogee Early Childhood Center, Muskogee Public Schools. room

104A

PRESCHOOLERS

Research

398 | Supporting our youngest learners experiencing homelessness Vicki Hodges, Illinois State Board of Education. room

209C

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

400 | “Where did the day go?” Rededicating our time as leaders to find balance between our roles as early childhood program leaders and administrative managers Robyn Brookshire, University of Tennessee Knoxville. room

106C

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

402 | Harnessing the power of exploration and wonder: Conducting hands-on investigations with 2-year-olds Breeyn Mack, Teaching Strategies, LLC; Clarissa Martínez, Teaching Strategies, LLC. room

201AB

INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Science

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403 | STEM for little sprouts: Easy-to-make science activities guaranteed to get ooohs and ahhhs!

406 | Using story books to develop social and emotional skills and build resilience and mindfulness in young children

Steve Spangler, Steve Spangler.

Lisa Hutchinson, KinderCare Learning Centers.

Davidson Ballroom Salon A1

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Science

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PRESCHOOLERS

404 | A pocketful of rocks? Build on children’s interest and go beyond collecting Anne Lowry, Aleph Academy. room

104E

Science

405 | Creating safe spaces for children’s voices to be heard: Practical classroombased ideas for supporting the socio-emotional health of children (and teachers) in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Karen Capo, Rice University; Debra Paz, Rice University; Jordan Khadam-Hir, Rice University.

Social/Emotional Development

407 | An Experiential Look at Implicit Bias and Its Negative Effects Kim Kick, Walden University; Andrea Lavorne, Walden University; Montrece M. Ransom, Walden University. room

208AB

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Teaching & Instructional Practices

410 | Showcasing inspirational technologies: Exemplary tools and intentional techniques.

room

105AB

Technology & Digital Media

Davidson Ballroom Salon A2/A3 PRESCHOOLERS

Tracy Cheney, private consultant.

YPAC

Irene Garneau, West Hartford Public Schools; Elizabeth Bye, State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

Mark Bailey, Pacific University; Diane Bales, University of Georgia; Warren Buckleitner, Children’s Technology Review; Bonnie Blagojevic, Morningtown Consulting.

Spotlight Exhibitor Session

408 | Circle time: It’s more than calendar and weather

Social/Emotional Development

409 | “Are we speaking the same language?” Translating best practices in early childhood education into exemplary teacher ratings in the public schools

Davidson Ballroom Salon B PRESCHOOLERS

Teaching & Instructional Practices

Learning Byte Theater Session

Early Childhood Technology Angie Kalthoff, Tufts University.

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F riday 1-2:30 pm | Omni Nashville 411 | Get down, get dirty, and get moving: Supporting infant and toddler development in the outdoor environment

412 | How can big questions support language and thinking? Engaging young children in rich conversations

Diann Gano, Under the Ginkgo Tree Nature School; Sharron Krull, Play Power.

Janis Strasser, consultant/author; Lisa Bresson, Grow NJ Kids.

Legends D INFANTS AND TODDLERS

414 | Mindfulness-based strategies for the early childhood classroom Laura Tuthill, University of Notre Dame; Vanessa Ewing, Denver Public Schools.

Broadway C/D

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PRESCHOOLERS

Social/Emotional Development

Language & Literacy

Environmental Education

415 | “I’m adopted”: Using trauma-informed practices to respect and engage adopted children and their families in the early childhood classroom

413 | Increasing young children’s singing and movement experiences Thomas Moore, Clinton College.

Meredith Burton, Furman University Child Development Center.

Broadway F PRESCHOOLERS

Legends C

Music

Social/Emotional Development

3–4:30 pm | Music City Center

Featured Session 416 | What would it take? Implementing the Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators There are important shifts and new emphases in the Professional Standards and Competencies. During this session, participants will consider these through several lenses and ask “what would it take” to implement these across the profession? What would it take to support talented educators to use culturally responsive approaches that support children of color to achieve their full potential? What would it take to help every early childhood educator build the multiple languages of dual language learners? What would it take for early childhood professionals to create inclusive environments and interactions that engage and support children of different abilities? What would it take to ensure that early childhood educators know how to support children who have experienced trauma? And what would it take to provide each early childhood professional with the confidence and competence to engage with and support each and every family? Camille Catlett, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Dina Walker-DeVose, Georgia Southern University; Mary Harrill, NAEYC; Iliana Alanís, University of Texas at San Antonio; Eva Horn, University of Kansas; Elisa Huss-Hage, Owens Community College.

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417 | Paint in our hair and paint on our toes: 25 exciting, dynamic, process-based, sensory-rich art experiences designed to stimulate the mind, entice the soul, and grow the creative capacities of young learners Kristian Klebofski, Friends Preschool; Michelle Klebofski, Friends Preschool.

Davidson Ballroom Salon A1 Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

418 | Communication counts: Supporting children with speech and language breakdowns in the early childhood environment Kimberly Boynton, Saint Mary’s College; Patricia Geels, Saint Mary’s College. room

103A

PRESCHOOLERS

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

419 | Understanding inclusion in child care and youth programs Katy Gregg, Georgia Southern University; Catherine Walker O’Neal, University of Georgia; Mallory Lucier-Greer, Auburn University; Kevin Golembiewski, Berney & Sang. room

209B

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

420 | Building partnerships: The high-school-to-college pipeline Rae Ette Newman, Eastern Oregon University; Julianne Standish, Gresham-Barlow School District; Valoree Hill, David Douglas School District; Stacie Fleck, Centennial School District. room

203AB

ADULTS

421 | Once upon a time the bad guy came: An ongoing dialogue about where superheroes fit in the preschool curriculum

425 | Turning differences into strengths: The value of inclusion and diversity for CDA candidates

Keith Barron, Ohio University.

Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition.

room

103C

PRESCHOOLERS

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

422 | Innocence in early learning: Using innocence to undermine implicit bias and stereotype threat in early child care centers in the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood initiative Cisa Keller, Think Small; Matthew Brandt, Innocent Technologies, LLC; Muneer Karcher-Ramos, St. Paul Promise Neighborhood; Julian Condie, Innocent Technologies, LLC. room

103B

Diversity & Equity

423 | Moving the agenda forward: Public schools and early childhood programs as collaborators Benjamin Edmondson, GEM Advocacy Group; Christine Snyder, University of Michigan Health System Children’s Center. room

205B

PRESCHOOLERS

Diversity & Equity

424 | Two language books: Reducing language bias in early childhood classrooms Kelly Hill, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Maraiah Weber, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Kathleen Watkins, Birmingham City Schools. room

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110B

Educator/Teacher Preparation

426 | Developing the knowledge of early childhood education teachers in core societal values: The role of a culturally relevant participatory learning method Peter Olowe, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. room

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ADULTS

Educator/Teacher Preparation

427 | Supporting a diverse early childhood workforce: How a community college is preparing adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to work with young children Christine Creagh, Columbus State Community College; Stacey Raymond, Columbus State Community College. room

202B

Educator/Teacher Preparation

428 | Anxious kids, anxious parents: Helping your students and their families enjoy the preschool experience while teaching lifelong tools, too! Bette Alkazian, Balanced Parenting.

Davidson Ballroom Salon B Family Engagement & Support

205A

Diversity & Equity

Community Partnerships

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F riday 3–4:30 pm | Music City Center c  ontinued 429 | Moving from participation and engagement to true partnership: How to use formative assessment to build family partnerships for dual language learners in preschool and kindergarten Tamarra Barret, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies. room

110A

433 | Todos pertenecemos: Lo textos de identidad como estrategia de inclusión de las culturas e idiomas presentes en el aula

room

207B

Family Engagement & Support

Nayibe Capellan, Newark Public Schools. room

106A

PRESCHOOLERS

Family Engagement & Support

YPAC

431 | Media and technology use by young children in the home: Positive peace-building between parents and children

434 | Si hay un problema, Yo lo resolveré / ¡Vamos a crear un plan basado en el significado que lo resolvera! Usando la cultura para entender la evaluación funcional y la planeamiento del comportamiento en conductas desafiantes e intensas para niños pequeños de 0–8 años Maricruz Chavez, Simple Solutions Educational Services; Angela Searcy, Simple Solutions Educational Services. room

105AB GC

Diane Levin, Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Development. room

107A

Family Engagement & Support

432 | The concept and practice of early STEM education

435 | Anger, tantrums, and rage: Helping the out-of-control

101AB

FIRST- TO THIRD-GRADERS

Chinese Language

Brian Kingrey, Iowa AEYC and NAEYC Affiliate Advisory Council. room

207C

Language & Literacy

439 | Disciplinary literacy: Not just for the big kids Stephanie Strachan, Western Washington University; Meghan Block, Central Michigan University; Lynne Watanabe-Kganetso, Arizona State University. room

104E

KINDERGARTNERS

Language & Literacy

440 | Story retelling with young children to support language and literacy learning M Susan McWilliams, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

106C

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Grand Ballroom Salon A2

PRESCHOOLERS

Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

436 | Stickers or just because: Building a bridge between intrinsic motivation and executive functioning skills Lin Venable, Tennessee State University; Tracy Harper, Metro Nashville Public Schools. room

202A

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438 | Become the early literacy resident expert in your program: The ins and outs of effective early literacy practices, birth to grade 3

Becky Bailey, Conscious Discipline.

Jie-Qi Chen, Erikson Institute. room

209A

Health & Safety

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430 | Family and community engagement: Sharing innovative practices for working with hardto-reach families

Donna Pomerson, Learning Care Group; Sherrie Gomez, Learning Care Group; Staci Larsen, Learning Care Group. room

Clara Cappiello, Bilingual Empowerment Learning Solutions — BELS Consulting.

KINDERGARTNERS

437 | Policy makes perfect: Health and wellness policy development for group care

Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

Language & Literacy

441 | Natural outdoor classrooms designed to support teaching and learning Christine Kiewra, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Samuel Dennis, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Rod Diercks, Doane University. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Learning Environment

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442 | The best beginning: The first six weeks of building your preschool classroom community Sandra Faria, Learning Strategies, LLC; Clarissa Martínez, Learning Strategies, LLC.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 PRESCHOOLERS

Learning Environment

443 | Differentiating teaching in early math: Environments, interactions, and activities for playful, developmentally appropriate learning Julie Sarama, University of Denver. room

205C

Mathematics

444 | Interest Forums at the affiliate level: Exploring the possibility of new frontiers in collaboration Michael Coventry, NAEYC; Lark Sontag, NAEYC; Gwen Simmons, NAEYC. room

201AB

ADULTS

NAEYC Activities

445 | Supporting family engagement with a playcentered classroom Terri Garrison, University of North Alabama. room

207A

Play

446 | Peer coaching to practice the art of communication Marisa Macy, University of Central Florida; Maria Spinetti, University of Central Florida; Melissa Hogan, University of Central Florida. room

104A

ADULTS

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

447 | Coaching with Powerful Interactions? How to create strengths-based learning partnerships for continuous quality improvement Monica McCarthy, Monica McCarthy Consulting; Nichole Parks, Leading for Children; Jillian Adler, First Up: Champions for Early Education. room

106B

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

448 | Turning to the “real” experts: How to reenergize your practice through personal reflection and peer learning Jamal Berry, Educare, Washington DC; Tara Haynes, Pine Mountain Settlement School; Carmen Espinoza, Little People’s Academy, Inc. room

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ADULTS

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

449 | Voices of Practitioners: Inquiry as stance—The making of meaning, reflecting on knowing, and elevating social justice in early childhood teaching and teacher education 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. room

204

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

450 | Doing the history of early childhood education Blythe Hinitz, The College of New Jersey. room

207D

ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

451 | Building our capacity for curiosity, compassion, and courage: Critical elements of leadership in early education Hannah Riddle de Rojas, SolBe Learning; Jamie Bonczyk, Hopkins Early Learning Center.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C1/C2 ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

YPAC

452 | It’s more than just going to class and writing papers: Making the most of your early childhood education program Kimberly Hile, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Jenna Weglarz-Ward, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Jamie Pearson, North Carolina State University. room

104C

ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

453 | Moving from measuring and reporting to managing and improving results Heidi Greenslade, Lutheran Services Florida; Marie Mason, Lutheran Services Florida. room

107B

ADULTS

Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

454 | Illuminating young minds: Exploring light, shadows, and reflection through handson exploration in the early childhood classroom Dara Smith, James A. Garfield Early Childhood Learning Center; Frank D’Amico, James A. Garfield Early Childhood Learning Center; Chris Ann Bahr, James A. Garfield Early Childhood Learning Center; Marlyn Jhaman, James A. Garfield Early Childhood Learning Center. room

202C

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F riday 3–4:30 pm | Music City Center c  ontinued 455 | Continuity of care with infants and toddlers: How to offer an innovative program model for infants and toddlers, increase staff satisfaction, and create lasting relationships with children and families Jeanne Malone, Ithaca Community Childcare Center. room

104D

457 | Learning with Legos: Inquiry-based engineering and math instructional approaches for prekindergarten and beyond Amber Beisly, University of Oklahoma; Laura Latta, University of Oklahoma; Adrien Malek, University of Oklahoma—Tulsa. room

INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Social/Emotional Development

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456 | Inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers: How to add a STEAM experience to your existing preschool curriculum

Harness the Power of Music to Enhance Learning Lauren Guilmartin and Ellen Acuna, Music Together Worldwide

Jamie Hand, Preschool STEAM.

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Friday 3–4:30 pm | Omni Nashville 459 | Dancing the neural tango: Music to assist and motivate learning processes for both neurotypical children and those with intellectual or developmental disabilities

460 | Empower your inner scientist! Research-based strategies for increasing your science identity and supporting STEM learning in your classroom

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Janna Doherty, Museum of Science; Marta Biarnes, STEMSpark LLC.

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F riday 4:30–6 pm | Music City Center P 11 Beyond bins and bottles: Enhancing sensorial development for children from birth to 6

463 | NAEYC’s Poster session NAEYC Expo, Exhibit Hall B 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 Expo.

Gabrielle Holt, Montessori Country Day School; Colleen Wilkinson, Montessori Country Day School; Ashley Voigt, Montessori Country Day School. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

P 1 Emergent writing progression in 3- and 4-year-old children Madison Radel, Minnesota State University Moorhead; Marci Glessner, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Assessment of Young Children

P 2 Empathy in the early ages: Starting the conversation on differences in abilities Alicia Ellison, Arias Planet. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

P 3 Examining cultural perceptions of young children with disabilities in Saudi Arabia Hadia Alahmari, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Deborah Bruns, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

P 4 Receiving a diagnosis of a child with special needs: How child care providers and administrators can help support parents Lindsay Wright, University of Southern Mississippi. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

P 5 Reimagining and redesigning an early childhood center with a focus on diversity Nancy Aguinaga, Southeast Missouri State University; Chris Justesen, Resurrection Lutheran Child Development Center. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

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P 6 Teaching literacy awareness and comprehension to children with autism and other varying exceptionalities Courtney Brown, Barry University. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

P 7 Addressing early literacy in our communities: Family literacy workshops and family literacy festivals Debra Hailey, Southeastern Louisiana University; Stacy Garcia, Southeastern Louisiana University. Community Partnerships

P 8 Interrupting the cradle-toprison pipeline in preschool: Using community partnerships to support all children Michelle Brunson, Northwestern State University; Katrina Jordan, Northwestern State University. Community Partnerships

P 9 Knowing the souls of strangers: How one kindergarten class learned about, connected with, and continues to support Milwaukee’s refugee community Rona Wolfe, Milwaukee Jewish Day School. Community Partnerships

P 10 Because bees buzz: A class’s journey to environmental advocacy through the project approach and emergent curriculum

P 12 Executive function: Teaching thinking skills through play—A Vygotskian approach to selfregulation and learning Danny Darby, Georgia State University. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

P 13 Incorporating Montessori philosophy and techniques into your birth-to-3 environments: What is the Montessori method, and how can you integrate the philosophy into your program? Berenice Kids, Monti Kids. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

P 14 Learning beyond walls: Integrating nature into the early childhood classroom Rachel Larimore, Samara Early Learning. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

P 15 Meeting anti-bias education goals through creative arts and literacy instruction Teresa Narey, FunShine Express. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

P 16 Montessori anywhere: Applying the Montessori method to any classroom, no matter the curriculum Jasmine Hunter-Dunham, The Discovery School. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

Amanda McGee, Turning Sun School. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

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P 17 Moving beyond stereotypes: Supporting non-Native teachers in selecting picture books that represent contemporary Indigenous Americans Sarah Sandefur, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

P 18 Thinking about your thinking: Developing children’s critical thinking skills through a metacognitive project approach Seong Bock Hong, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Jisu Han, Kyung Hee University, South Korea. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

P 19 Using children’s inquiries to promote authentic learning: How using project work in preschool connects to required learning standards and natural assessments Kelly Donnelly, Grace Preschool. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

P 20 Challenges teachers face working with culturally diverse learners: Survey on teachers’ perception and attitude toward multicultural practice Jeonghee Choi, Arkansas State University; YeonSun (Ellie) Ro, Delaware State University.

P 23 iTeachELLs: Ensuring all students have access to all content Wendy Farr, Arizona State University. Diversity & Equity

P 24 Application-based learning experiences in the early childhood classroom: Supporting preservice teacher candidates in designing and implementing literacy and behavioral intervention plans Sara Miller, Longwood University; Courtneay Kelly, Longwood University. Educator/Teacher Preparation

Anna Barrett, Northern Arizona University. Diversity & Equity

P 22 The hundred genders of children: Gender justice in early childhood Encian Pastel, Gender Justice in Early Childhood, Children’s Community Center; Julie Nicholson, Mills College. Diversity & Equity

P 25 A playful partnership: Training teachers in children’s museums Jennifer Baumgartner, Louisiana State University. Educator/Teacher Preparation

P 26 Plays well with others: Teaching emotional intelligence as a soft skill to early childhood professionals Kara Jones, University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. Educator/Teacher Preparation

P 27 Preparing teachers to support adoptive families Pamela Kramer Ertel, Middle Tennessee State University. Educator/Teacher Preparation

P 28 “Outside school feels like being fearless”: Designing a four-week summer camp to support the transition from preschool to kindergarten Pamela McColl, Vanderbilt University, Child and Family Centers. Environmental Education

P 29 Developing a more comprehensive story of a child: Using digital portfolios to communicate cooperatively with families Dana Lozier, Missoula Early Learning Center. Family Engagement & Support

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Samantha Jockel, ParentTV. Family Engagement & Support

P 31 Family engagement: Relationship-based practices and school readiness Kelly Hubbard, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. Family Engagement & Support

Diversity & Equity

P 21 Culturally relevant pedagogy in early childhood education

P 30 Family engagement and support: Using social media and online content as a tool to build, grow, support, and educate the community of parents who attend your center or school

P 32 Fathers and children together: Two generations, one future Rush Bishop, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse; Eugene Schneeberg, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse; James Worthy, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse. Family Engagement & Support

P 33 The gift and risk of technology in family engagement Angel Herring, The University of Southern Mississippi; Stephanie Haney, The University of Southern Mississippi. Family Engagement & Support

P 34 Helping families reach their PEAK: Partnerships of Empowerment, Accessibility, and Knowledge for students with disabilities Kary Zarate, University of Illinois at Chicago; Amanda Passmore, University of Illinois at Chicago. Family Engagement & Support

P 35 How to effectively serve hybrid families by building on the past to inform the future: From “Leave It to Beaver” to “Full House” to “Modern Family” Jennifer Kilgo, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Jerry Aldridge, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Family Engagement & Support

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F riday 4:30–6 pm | Music City Center c  ontinued P 36 Kindergarten readiness: What does it really mean? Meaghan Fullerton, Weekday Nursery School; Nicole Guida, Weekday Nursery School. Family Engagement & Support

P 37 Our Little Free Library: Using the project approach to integrate literacy and community engagement Chrystyan Williams, University of South Florida. Family Engagement & Support

P 38 Successful preschool–university partnerships: Insights from a sixweek preschool math and literacy training project for low-income ethnic and language-minority families in Los Angeles County Jyotsna Pattnaik, California State University, Long Beach; Kirsten Wallace, Los Angeles County Office of Education, LACOE; Jacqueline Fleites, Anaheim Elementary School District, Orange County. Family Engagement & Support

P 39 What makes your family strong: Introducing the five protective factors all families need Doris Parker, Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network/ Signal Centers, Inc; Johnican Lias, Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network/Signal Centers, Inc. Family Engagement & Support

P 40 Increasing the cultural sensitivity of educational programs: A comparison study of social-emotional learning in China and in the United States

P 41 Integration of two domains in preschool curriculum: Language and arts

P 45  Who shall survive? Using sociometry to understand children’s challenging behaviors

Yucui An, Pudong International Kindergarten.

Yuju Huang, Indiana State University. Chinese Language

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P 42 Learning opportunities in daily life in preschool: A closer look at lunchtime in a high-quality preschool in the United States Nili Luo, Southwestern College; Fang Yuhua, Southwestern College; Qi Xu, Southwestern College. Chinese Language

P 43 STEAM education best practices in China Si Jie Luo, Beijing Tongxin Tongyu Teacher Training Center; Chu Wang, Yongcheng Education Group. Chinese Language

P 44  Training budget insufficient? Creating a free model for kindergarten and preschool teacher training Fang Luo, ZYTC Shanghai Baohong International Education.

P 46  ¡Soy maravilloso y tu también! Estrategias para el desarrollo de una sana autoestima en niños de 3 a 5 años. Margarita Heinsen, Didactica SRL; Maria Langa, Leaderville School.

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P 47  Colaborando se puede! Estrategias para establecer relaciones con las familias Latinas Judith Cruzado-Guerrero, Towson University.

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P 48  Experiencias educativas en la rutina diaria para fomentar la autorregulación y la expresión de emociones en la niñez preescolar Nereida Rodríguez, Universidad de Puerto Rico Bayamón; Mildred Falcón, Universidad de Puerto Rico Bayamón.

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Yiqing Xu, George Washington University. Global Perspectives

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P 49 An afternoon of stories: Storytelling as a powerful interaction between children and adults in a Reggio-inspired preschool

P 54 A review of evidencebased practices for students with autism with nonverbal means of communication

Jane Montgomery, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool.

Sarah Katz, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Language & Literacy

P 50 Culturally and linguistically responsive teaching: Using digital storytelling in an early childhood classroom Darlene Turner-White, Athens State University; Sunyung Song, Athens State University; Jamie Rogers, Athens State University; Morgan Phillips, Athens State University​.

Language & Literacy

P 55 Taking theory to practice: Building academic vocabulary in early elementary students to increase purposeful discourse and robust language skills Siobhan Dennis, Wilson Language Training; Nanci Shepardson, Wilson Language Training. Language & Literacy

Language & Literacy

P 51 Emergent writing and storytelling: Tools for playful, rich learning in the early childhood classroom Alison Hooper, University of Alabama; Cailin Kerch, University of Alabama. Language & Literacy

P 52 Improving reading comprehension skills of students with autism spectrum disorder: A supplemental guide for early childhood educators in inclusive settings Neal Nghia Nguyen, Florida Atlantic University. Language & Literacy

P 53 Literacy and young children: Understanding and connecting meaning to the blocks that build the foundation Jamie Conover, Child Care Resource & Referral Network. Language & Literacy

P 56 Toddler literature: Making the best choices for your classroom and curriculum Katharine Pettit, Vanderbilt Child and Family Centers. Language & Literacy

P 57 Wordless book reading and emergent comprehension Judith Lysaker, Purdue University; Mengying Xue, Purdue University; Rong Zhang, Purdue University; Kathy Martin, Purdue University. Language & Literacy

P 58 A design toolkit: Introducing wonder and creativity to your learning environment Linda Zane, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

P 60 Knock-knock: Is that a hammer I hear? Kerry Brothers, University of Alabama; Angie Gann, University of Alabama. Learning Environment

P 61 Teaching in the outdoors on a shoestring budget Erika Yocom, Northwest Missouri State University; Erica Buck, Northwest Missouri State University. Learning Environment

P 62 Cartoons in math class: Using mathematics to investigate the gender and race of cartoon characters Jennifer Ward, Kennesaw State University. Mathematics

P 63 It’s a pattern! Best practices for promoting young children’s patterning knowledge Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Vanderbilt University; Erica Zippert, Vanderbilt University. Mathematics

P 64 Cognitive development in children through physical activity: How the JumpBunch sports and fitness program can help your school bridge the gap between mind and movement Margaret Mobley-Meulman, JumpBunch, Inc. Physical Development

Learning Environment

P 59 The gift of heuristic play: Helping teachers create a naturefocused classroom environment Barbara Carter, University of Central Oklahoma. Learning Environment

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F riday 4:30–6 pm | Music City Center c  ontinued P 65 “There’s something new in the block center”: How group time discussions about new toys affects the quality of children’s play

P 71 Creating a family child care community of learners: Using the Child Development Associate as a pathway to workforce development

Julia DeLapp, Eastern Connecticut State University; Sayantani Nandy, Eastern Connecticut State University; Alyssa Barry, Eastern Connecticut State University; Allison Lundy, Eastern Connecticut State University.

Jennifer Lentz, Maryland Family Network; Nancy Pelton, Maryland Family Network.

Play

P 66 Advocating for play: Messaging and incorporating the latest research on play into current practice Amelia Bachleda, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences. Play

P 67 Building young learners’ habits of learning with hands-on STEAM challenge programs Alisha MacIntyre, LEGO Education; Steven Mackenzie, LEGO Education. Play

P 68 The importance of learning through play in early childhood education: Critiquing the Bold Beginnings report Manal Alharbi, University of South Florida; Mona Alzahrani, University of South Florida. Play

P 69 Using technology effectively in the classroom to develop children’s social skills in early childhood in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mona Alzahrani, University of South Florida. Technology & Digital Media

P 70 Meaningful conversations during playtime: How teachers can use playtime as an avenue for children’s oral language and vocabulary development

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

P 72 No more working in silos: Creating supportive professional learning communities for early childhood teachers Kathryn Ziegler, Fort Wayne Community Schools; Rhian Fertil, Fort Wayne Community Schools. Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

P 76 The power of a comprehensive coaching framework: How a relationship-based, growthbased, and individualized support system can empower leadership, professionalism, and perceived value of early childhood educators in the nonpublic sector Amanda Vestal, UNC Charlotte; Heather Taylor, UNC Charlotte. Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

P 77 Promoting Power to the Profession in higher education Kelly Hantak, Lindenwood University; Janette Ralston, Lindenwood University; Rebecca Panagos, Lindenwood University. Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

P 73 Revisiting John Dewey, the father of progressive American education: How his philosophy and messages speak to us today

P 78 Literacy-based science, technology, engineering, and math: Using picture books to encourage play and exploration

Sandra B Loughran, Indiana University Southeast.

Nancy Penchev, Scheck Hillel Community School; Kara Kersting, Scheck Hillel Community School; Sandra Gruskin, Scheck Hillel Community School; Michelle Hinkes, Scheck Hillel Community Day School.

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

P 74 When natural disaster strikes: Supporting emotional development and helping children cope Jennifer Fiechtner, Innovations in Early Childhood Education, Inc.; Kay Albrecht, Innovations in Early Childhood, Inc. Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

P 75 Is your team on fire? How trust and loyalty impact high-performing teams Heather Eddy, KEES/Alford Executive Search. Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

Science

P 79 Science for babies? Why it’s important for parents, educators, and caregivers to encourage a young child’s natural curiosity, right from the start Ruth Spiro, Charlesbridge Publishing.

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P 80 Experience on the brain: Competent and capable or inadequate and ineffective Lynn Bowen, East Coast Migrant Head Start Project. Social/Emotional Development

Janice Parker, The College of New Jersey. Play

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P 81 HealthyCHILD: A promotion, prevention, and intervention model for birth-to-third-grade social emotional support Tracy Larson, University of Pittsburgh, School of Education; Carol Barone-Martin, Pittsburgh Public Schools Early Childhood Program.

P 84 Selecting and using children’s books with children experiencing crisis and trauma

P 87 Accessible STEM learning activities that invite intentional play and risk

Lina Burk, retired educator; Joanna Grymes, Arkansas State University; Diana Williams, Arkansas State University.

Lauren Gonzalez, Ashford University; Amy Johnson, Ashford University.

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P 82 Kindness class: Practical application for adapting social-emotional curriculum for infants and toddlers Molly Sanders, St. George’s Episcopal School; Hayley Harang, St. George’s Episcopal School. Social/Emotional Development

P 83 Mindfulness for children: Helping kids manage stress Courtney Aldrich, Michigan State University Extension; Carrie Shrier, Michigan State University Extension. Social/Emotional Development

P 85 Trauma-sensitive interactions: You do not need a mental health degree to be sensitive to trauma in a classroom setting Patty Fleshman, Elizabeth Richardson Center. Social/Emotional Development

P 86 Using mindfulness with young children, parents, and teachers: Values, benefits, and practices Beverly Boals-Gilbert, Arkansas State University; Kyoung Jin Kim, Independent researcher; Su-Jeong Wee, Purdue University Northwest; Trena Hickinbotham, early childhood consultant; Mandy Foster, Arkansas State University.

Teaching & Instructional Practices

P 88 Curiosity is the seed and fuel to a learning mind: Ways to nurture young children’s curiosity Karen Chia-Yu Liu, Indiana State University. Teaching & Instructional Practices

P 89 Oh, the places you’ll go with virtual reality Jennifer Hatheway, Southeast Missouri State University; Lindsey Brown, Southeast Missouri State University. Technology & Digital Media

Social/Emotional Development

Learning Byte Theater Session

Yoga and Mindfulness For Young Children Maureen Heil, Redleaf Press; Ilene Rosen, Redleaf Press

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Saturday 8–9:15 am | Music City Center Featured Session

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464 | La ciencia y arte del trabajo con niños de lenguaje dual a través del uso de Historias de Aprendizaje Los presentadores compartirán sus experiencias al implementar Historias de Aprendizaje que documentan las vivencias de los niños en una escuela pública preescolar bilingüe. Learning Stories (Historias de Aprendizaje) es una filosofía de la educación temprana que surgió en Nueva Zelanda. Ambos presentadores compartirán de que manera las Historias de Aprendizaje han influido en su vida profesional (como maestros y entrenadores), aumentado la participación de los padres en la educación de sus hijos, y fortalecido la identidad de los niños como aprendices competentes. Isauro Escamilla Calan, San Francisco Unified School District; Lauren Boyles, San Francisco Unified School District. room

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Lauren Hogan, NAEYC.

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466 | Applying authentic assessments: Informed and intentional planning Cailin Kerch, University of Alabama; Cora Causey, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Alison Hooper, University of Alabama; William Hooper, University of Alabama at Birmingham. room

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469 | Nurturing creativity in all areas: Incorporating stimulating opportunities in the early childhood classroom Rebecca Isbell, East Tennessee State University; Sonia Yoshizawa, East Tennessee State University.

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465 | Now (2019) and later (2020): Get updates on federal ECE policy and get ready for the census and elections 203AB

Elizabeth Isralowitz, Small Steps Interventions.

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468 | “What about my child?” Addressing the needs of infants and young children who are at risk for, or are demonstrating symptoms of, a developmental disability

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467 | The art of teaching emergent curriculum: Teaching teachers to teach the child, not just the curriculum, in an inclusive preschool setting Jane Sileo, State University of New York at New Paltz; Cathy Johnan, First Steps Early Childhood Education Center. room

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Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

470 | Architecture and the hundred languages of children: Block play through the lens of Reggio-inspired practices Ann Gadzikowski, Encyclopaedia Britannica. room

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Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

471 | Elsa, ninja turtles, tape, and boxes: Using project-based learning and unstructured play as the foundation for your curriculum Amanda Manger, Kids By The Sea; Jennifer Medina, Kids By The Sea; Perla Perez, Kids By The Sea; Diane Antonelli, Kids By The Sea. room

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Saturday 8–9:15 am | Music City Center c  ontinued 472 | “Take me to new places, new people, and new things”: Engaging diverse young learners through informational text Michele Anderson, Texas A&M University Commerce; Khristina Goady, Fort Worth Independent School District, Texas. room

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FIRST- TO THIRD-GRADERS

Diversity & Equity

476 | Understanding the importance of childhood democracy and the risk of no risk in early childhood education: Using nature as an impetus for positive change in early childhood education Molly Gerrish, University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Barbara Ferguson Kamara, Open Society Foundations-London; Florence Koroma, Stella Maris Polytechnic; Yukhiko Amnon, African Early Childhood Network.

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Environmental Education

473 | Cultural responsiveness with infants and toddlers and their families Lisa Ojibway, ICF International; Chandra Curtis, Infant Toddler Specialist Network - State Capacity Building Center. room

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Diversity & Equity

474 | Understanding the overlap between the new K–6 Elementary Teacher Preparation Standards and the NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs John Johnston, University of Memphis. room

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Educator/Teacher Preparation

475 | Building future educators: Innovation in preparation through community partnerships Mira Williams, James Madison University; Tiara Brown, James Madison University. room

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479 | Moving early childhood higher education forward in Liberia: Perspectives from the field on solutions to higher education challenges

477 | Pennsylvania’s story: Creating a birth through college, career, community-ready family engagement framework Sue Polojac, Pennsylvania Department of Education & Human Services; Sarah Holland, Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Human Services. room

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ADULTS

Family Engagement & Support

478 | The power of the empathetic early childhood teacher: Using empathy as a tool to connect with diverse families Kevin McGowan, Bridgewater State University; Lea Ann Christenson, Towson University; Leah Muccio, University of Hawaii. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

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Global Perspectives

480 | New insights into children’s play: Based on the play experience of graduate students in an early childhood education program Xianying Jin, Korea Chungcheong University; Yeon-A Eun, Korea Chungcheong University. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Chinese Language

481 | Challenging behaviors in the classroom and beyond: Understand, prevent, and respond! Shareen Ratnani, Kiddie Planet Montessori Plus Preschool. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

Family Engagement & Support

482 | Meeting the needs of children with chronic health conditions in early childhood programs Jennifer Adams, Delaware Technical Community College. room

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Health & Safety

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483 | Phonemic awareness and the Fantastic Five: Questions to embed before, during, and after read-alouds

487 | Using rhymes and musical activities to build self-esteem, self-regulation, early literacy, and math-readiness skills

Kimberly Martinez, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Terry Kohlmeier, University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Mother Goose on the Loose LLC; Erica Zippert, Vanderbilt University.

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Davidson Ballroom Salon B Music

491 | Developing play and language in infants and toddlers through daily routines Janice Friedman, Variety Child Learning Center; Barbara Pirnat, Variety Child Learning Center. room

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Play

Language & Literacy

484 | Sensory fixerupper: Transforming space for today’s child Matthew Roeder, Mackey Mitchell Architects; Marcus Adrian, Mackey Mitchell Architects. room

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Learning Environment

488 | Making it count: Comparing NAEYC results to national trends

492 | Supporting millennials and Generation Z in the early childhood workforce

Kristen Johnson, NAEYC; Amanda Batts, NAEYC; Susan Southerton, KinderCare Education.

Sarah Vanover, Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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485 | A preschooler’s day: Making every moment mathematical

489 | Affiliate Orientation 101: Ensuring your board and staff make an impact on Day One

Linda Dauksas, Elmhurst College; Jeanne White, Elmhurst College.

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Mathematics

486 | Girls and boys need to talk with men and women: Gendered conversations help children learn more ways that language works Josh Thompson, Texas A&M University-Commerce; Lindsey Wilson, University of Washington. room

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Men in Early Childhood

Gwen Simmons, NAEYC.

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NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

490 | Infant development: Identifying an early motor delay as early as 2 months, talking to parents about early intervention, conveying the importance of tummy time, and using implementation strategies in baby’s daily routine (including games and activities) to promote development

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 ADULTS

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

493 | Igniting home visitor power in the field of early childhood education Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition. room

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ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

494 | Implementing transformational leadership in early childhood education D’Lee Babb, Western Kentucky University; Dave Gesler, Murray State University. room

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ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

Felicia Kurkowski, Pathways.org.

Davidson Ballroom Salon A2/A3 INFANTS AND TODDLERS

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Saturday 8–9:15 am | Music City Center c  ontinued 495 | Knowing what gradelevel alliance really looks like: How to develop educational alignment for young children, preschool through third grade Ron Robertson, Richmond Public Schools; Tiana Simmons, Richmond Public Schools. room

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496 | School-wide solutions for enhancing socialemotional behaviors: Developing and sustaining PBIS in your early childhood center Jennifer Geskie, John A. Coleman School; Francesca Battaglia, John A. Coleman School. room

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497 | What are you really teaching? How cultural competency transforms hot-mess instruction into highly engaging and effective learning experiences for children Alvin Irby, Barbershop Books.

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Social/Emotional Development

9:30–10:45 am | Music City Center 499 | What The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 tells us about our nation’s littlest learners

Featured Session 498 | Keeping children at the center of pre-K to second grade through guided play and exploration Building up from the successes of its nationally acclaimed pre-K program, the Boston Public Schools Department of Early Childhood developed Focus on Early Learning, an aligned pre-K to grade 2 model of early childhood and elementary curricula, professional development, and coaching. Focus on Early Learning keeps children at the center, honoring their experiences and valuing their input as capable agents of their own learning. In doing so, instructional practices build up from pre-K rather than allowing high-stakes testing to dictate the academization of the early grades. Teachers enable child agency and autonomy through guided play, not worksheets! Learning through play and exploration doesn’t need to stop in first grade—here’s how you can apply the BPS approach. Marie Enochty, Boston Public Schools; Brian Gold, The Boston Foundation.

Kim Keating, ZERO TO THREE. room

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Advocacy/Public Policy

500 | Win their attention: Performing arts techniques to invigorate your classroom teaching Rachel Sumner, Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

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Grand Ballroom Salon C1

501 | “I see what you are saying!” Using visual supports to enhance understanding for all students

KINDERGARTNERS

Annie Wheatcraft, Franklin County Schools. Sponsored by:

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Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

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502 | Growing responsive programs: Anti-bias education in action Sarah Felstiner, Hilltop Children’s Center; Rukia Rogers, The Highlander School. room

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Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

506 | Creative and effective goal-setting techniques to support early and preprofessionals: A focus on holistic strategies Holly Hoffman, Central Michigan University. room

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ADULTS

Educator/Teacher Preparation

503 | Growing young minds through farm to early care and education: How gardens, cooking, and nutrition education can promote a highquality learning environment Soumya Bhat, The Policy Equity Group, LLC; Erin Croom, Georgia Organics. room

103C

PRESCHOOLERS

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

507 | Are you judging parents? Are they judging you? How to build a culture of understanding Elizabeth Bye, Connecticut State Senate; Irene Garneau, Charter Oak School, West Hartford Public Schools. room

104A

Family Engagement & Support

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504 | A safe space: Asking and answering the difficult questions about allying with the LGBTQ+ community

508 | Parenting with spirit: Supporting children’s spiritual development and nurturing parental engagement

Deborah Abelman, The Dimock Center; Jen Francazio, Brown/Foxpoint Early Childhood Education Center.

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Karrie Snider, University of Central Missouri; Natalie Tye, University of Central Missouri; Carla Williams, University of Central Missouri. room

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ADULTS

Educator/Teacher Preparation

Miriam Beloglovsky, Play Equity Institute. room

105AB

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511 | No me Toques, Deditos Sensibles, y Estomaguitos Intolerables: Identificación de Problemas Sensoriales en Niños Pequeños Leigh Pate, University of Alabama. room

207B

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Kathleen Harris, Seton Hill University.

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Family Engagement & Support

Diversity & Equity

505 | Meeting the challenge: Promising pathways for a differentiated early childhood workforce

510 | Como el Juego Promueve la Equidad: Promover el uso de un lente de equidad y justicia social en nuestras practicas. Reclamando el derecho de todos los niños de jugar y aprender mientras los preparamos para tener éxito en el siglo 21.

509 | Listen and respond: Weaving dialogic talk in a preschool classroom Wei Dai, University at Buffalo, SUNY. room

101AB

PRESCHOOLERS

Chinese Language

512 | Five things you can do today to lessen challenging behaviors tomorrow Michelle Salcedo, The Sunshine House. room

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Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

513 | Language and literacy: The importance of communication, language, and speech in early childhood development Denise Sidney, The Children’s Cabinet. room

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Saturday 9:30–10:45 am | Music City Center c  ontinued 514 | Engaging in guided P.L.A.Y. (purposeful languageand literacy-focused active engagement for young DLLs): Intentionally implementing play to support language and literacy development of young dual language learners Christina Budde, University of Maryland, College Park. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Language & Literacy

515 | The gift of thrift: Collecting and creating priceless play and learning materials Shelley Nicholson, Nicholson Early Childhood Education Center; Jessica Martinez, Goddard School of Austin. room

207A

PRESCHOOLERS

Learning Environment

516 | Recognizing and nurturing early math content and process development in toddlers: The role of teachers and caregivers Sudha Swaminathan, Eastern Connecticut State University; Teresa Surprenant, Eastern Connecticut State University; Julia DeLapp, Eastern Connecticut State University; Amie Lopez, Eastern Connecticut State University. room

207D

INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Mathematics

517 | Meet your Accreditation Facilitation Project! Kristen Johnson, NAEYC; Tonya Frehner, Illinois AEYC; Lee Lingelbach, Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network; Michael Bachman, Indiana AEYC; Kristen Wheeler Highland, Minnesota AEYC and Minnesota School-Age Care Alliance. room

518 | Keeping play in your kindergarten day Palma Lindsay, KFUNdamentals.

207C

KINDERGARTNERS

Play

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107B

ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

522 | What do I do with this? Bringing the Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education position statement to life Yohana Quiroz, Felton Institute; Alissa Mwenelupembe, St. Vincent Early Learning Center. room

209B

ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

519 | Nourish to flourish: The power of mindfulness in the early childhood profession

523 | Using children’s literature to inspire STEM learning

Jess Lane, AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School; Rose Silva, AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School.

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Kim Stilwell, National Science Teachers Association.

205C

Science

104B

ADULTS

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

520 | Empower the profession: Elevating the wisdom of educators using facilitation strategies

524 | Managing powerful emotions: Preschool social and emotional skills groups Jeanine Coleman, University of Denver; Gloria Miller, University of Denver. room

104C

PRESCHOOLERS

Social/Emotional Development

Nichole Parks, Leading for Children; Judy Jablon, Leading for Children; Diana Courson, Arkansas State University Childhood Services; Jill Gunderman, Arkansas State University Childhood Services.

525 | Circle time makeover: Creative spins on classic favorites!

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3

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Susan Shapiro, Touro Graduate School of Education.

205A

NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

room

521 | Count to 10 and breathe: Using mindfulness and ethical decision making for early childhood leaders

Amy Schlessman, University of Findlay.

102AB

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526 | Technology and relationships: Examining how technology can be used to encourage relationship building with young children Katie Denton-Walls, University of Tennessee Early Learning Center for Research and Practice.

Davidson Ballroom Salon A2/A3

527 | Digital humanities: Examples of integrating technology into the classroom Alison Maher, Boulder Journey School; Andrea Sisbarro, Boulder Journey School. room

202C

Technology & Digital Media

Technology & Digital Media

528 | Using technology in early learning environments: Practical tools and strategies for supporting all, including young multilingual learners Heather Sherwood, Education Development Center; Naomi Hupert, Education Development Center; Alexia Raynal, Education Development Center.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C1/C2 PRESCHOOLERS

Technology & Digital Media

11 am-12:15 pm | Music City Center Featured Session 529 | Who is a “math person”? Gender stereotypes about math develop at an early age Gender stereotypes such as “girls aren’t good at math” can affect how well students perform on math tests and the way that teachers interact with children, and they can limit girls’ aspirations for careers in science and technology. Research indicates that we develop these math-related gender stereotypes before we enter grade school! In this session, we’ll look at research that explores how and when mathrelated gender stereotypes form. Stereotypes are not innate: We have the power to change them. The presenter will provide research-based practical strategies that educators can incorporate into classrooms, child care centers, and at home or in other everyday settings to help support ALL children’s abilities in math and other STEM subjects. Marley Jarvis, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, University of Washington. room

101CD

530 | The neurobiology of DAP: How brain science supports principles of developmentally appropriate practice Amy Bryan, University of Texas at Austin. room

107A

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

531 | Discovering white culture in early childhood education Kate Engle, Freelance Education Consultant; Ijumaa Jordan, Ijumaa Jordan Consulting (IJC). room

201AB

Diversity & Equity

532 | Developing authentic learning experiences for accreditation Chin-Hsiu Chen, Salisbury University; Amber Meyer, Salisbury University; Claudia Burgess, Salisbury University. room

202A

ADULTS

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Saturday 11 am-12:15 pm | Music City Center c  ontinued 533 | Growing your own: Prepping promising paras for positions as teacher of record Jennifer Stone, Wichita State University; Kimberly McDowell, Wichita State University; Elizabeth Roberts, Wichita State University. room

207D

ADULTS

Educator/Teacher Preparation

537 | ¡Vamos a jugar juntos! Como los juegos de mesa invitan a TODOS los niños y sus familias a activar el pensamiento matemático. Rebeca Itzkowich, Erikson Institute; Lisa Ginet, Erikson Institute; Jeanine Brownell, Erikson Institute. room

106A

PRESCHOOLERS

534 | Being bridge builders: Providing pathways for the home–school connection Traci Bryant, Metro Nashville Public Schools; Mariana Merritt, Metro Nashville Public Schools. room

104B

ADULTS

Family Engagement & Support

535 | Using documentation as a family engagement tool Susan Ratliff, Alisal Union School District; Carmen Gonzalez, Hartnell Community College. room

103A

PRESCHOOLERS

Family Engagement & Support

536 | Creating an equity education for children of inmates Quniana Futrell, ECE Firm; Yolanda Myrick, Great Things Christian Child Care; Dedric Davis, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission. room

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PRESCHOOLERS

Family Engagement & Support

GC

538 | Conóceme! Empoderando a los educadores infantiles para apoyar la herencia e identidad cultural de los niños con raíces inmigrantes en el nivel preescolar Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University. room

207B

PRESCHOOLERS

GC

539 | “A ‘W’ is an upsidedown ‘M’”: Emergent writers uncovering writing revelations Efleda Tolentino, Long Island University. room

YPAC

Language & Literacy

540 | The cycles of math in pre-K: Integrating math in the cycle of the school year Vicki Milstein, Public Schools of Brookline; Min-Jen Taylor, Public Schools of Brookline. room

207A

Meghan Fitzgerald, Tinkergarten; Casie Smith, Tinkergarten.

Davidson Ballroom Salon C3 INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Play

542 | Fear the clipboard no more: Taking the mystery out of objective assessment Shannon Heneghan Jutras, RIAEYC/BrightStars. room

104C

ADULTS

Professional Development— Training & Technical Assistance

543 | Leaders are born every day ... or are they? Facing the challenge of growing leaders in early childhood education: Developing leadership skills in yourself and in others Randi Albertsen, Innovations in Education, LLC. room

105AB

ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

205A

PRESCHOOLERS

541 | How infants and toddlers learn outdoors: Using nature play to promote early development

544 | A journey in partnerships between public school leaders and early childhood educators Edward Manuszak, Dundee Community Schools and American Association of School Administrators; Susan Friedman, NAEYC. room

209A

ADULTS

Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics

YPAC

PRESCHOOLERS

Mathematics

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545 | Teacher recruitmentand-retention toolbox: Why do teachers stay? Samantha Savage, Goddard Systems, Inc; Kate Bender, Goddard Systems, Inc.

548 | Woodworking 101: Creating a safe, educational, and fun woodworking area in your early childhood classroom

Davidson Ballroom Salon B

Regina Abraham, Summit School; Lisa Stearns-Hayes, Summit School.

ADULTS

room

Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

202C

PRESCHOOLERS

Teaching & Instructional Practices

546 | Supporting equity and cultural sensitivity with the CLASS

549 | Pleading with parents: End the technology distraction!

Amy Cubbage, Teachstone Training, LLC; Manda Klein, Teachstone Training, LLC.

Amy Cardin, First United Nursery School; Susan Gittings, First United Nursery School.

room

110B

ADULTS

Program Administration, Evaluation & Financial Management

Stefanie Lynch, University of South Florida; Eloah Caldas, University of South Florida; Emily Bounajma, University of South Florida. room

209C

PRESCHOOLERS

Technology & Digital Media

Davidson Ballroom Salon A2/A3 PRESCHOOLERS

Technology & Digital Media

547 | Creating effective learning environments for students affected by trauma Elandriel Lewis, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville; Matt Bennett, Bennett Innovation Group, L3c. room

550 | Using smart speakers in the early childhood classroom: Exploring operations, manipulations, benefits, and challenges of this wildly popular technology

104A

Social/Emotional Development

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Saturday 551 | Closing Celebration |

Music City Center

Closing Celebration Saturday 12:30–1:45 PM Level 4, Grand Ballroom Salon A2

Wrap up your Annual Conference at this can’t-miss event. Join us for music, dancing, snacks, drinks, giveaways, and most importantly, a final opportunity to connect and have fun with your NAEYC family. FREE to all attendees.

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Explore the wonders of the 2019 NAEYC Expo! Music City Center, Level 3, Exhibit Hall B–D The Expo—always one of the most popular parts of the Annual Conference—will open this year at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 20, following the Opening Keynote Address. The Expo is an exciting gathering of more than 240+ 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 Food Court is open for your lunch and snack needs 10am to 2pm on Thursday and Friday.

2019 Expo Hours Wednesday, Nov. 20 5–7 pm Thursday, Nov. 21 10 am–6 Friday, Nov. 22 10 am–6

pm pm

Exhibitors as of 10/17/2019. Expo Floor Plan is found in the Expo Guide. ________________________________ 3 Oaks Resource Group International https://www.3oaksgroup.com/ booth #1726 3P Learning www.3plearning.com/mathseeds booth #305 Alive Studios www.alivestudiosco.com booth #608 Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore booth #428 alphaTUB, Corp. www.alphatub.com booth #2106 Amazon Business www.amazon.com/business Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Educational toys/games booth #613 American Education Advisors (AEA) www.aedvisors.com Career opportunities, International Education booth #1145

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— Specialty carts open 5–7 pm — All concession areas will be open 10 am–2 pm. —

American Montessori Society www.amshq.org booth #632 Anderson’s Alphabet U www.alphabetu.com booth #1734 Applied Labels, LLC www.appliedlabels.com Arts in education/art materials, Books/videos, Classroom equipment/furniture/supplies booth #1644 Art To Remember www.arttoremember.com booth #2020 Baby Safety Snap by Loon Ventures LLC www.LoonVentures.com Fundraising/incentives, Health and safety, Infants and toddlers booth #521 Ball State University www.bsu.edu/online/earlychildhood Higher education, Undergraduate/ graduate schools booth #2127 Becker’s School Supplies www.shopbecker.com booth #601

Benchmark Education/ Newmark Learning www.benchmarkeducation.com Curriculum resources/materials, Early literacy resources, Language arts/reading booth #607 BioSafe Systems www.biosafe.net Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Health and safety booth #411 Blick Art Materials www.dickblick.com booth #1245 Book Vine for Children www.bookvine.com booth #1412 Books4School www.books4school.com booth #834 Boulder Journey School http://educators.boulderjourneyschool. com/teacher-education-program.html booth #1934 Bright Horizons www.brighthorizons.com Career opportunities, Infants and toddlers booth #1333

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Index of Exhibitors brightwheel www.mybrightwheel.com booth #1711 Brookes Publishing www.brookespublishing.com booth #1908 Carpets for Kids www.carpetsforkids.com booth #1831 CDA Council for Professional Recognition www.cdacouncil.com Diversity in education/multicultural education, Infants and toddlers, Professional development booth #1214 CedarWorks Playsets www.cedarworks.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Physical education, Playground equipment/supplies booth #1645 Challenger Sports - TinyTykes Soccer www.challengersports.com booth #438 Champlain College www.champlain.edu/onlinemasters-programs/med-earlychildhood-education Distance education, Higher education, Undergraduate/graduate schools booth #1115

Child Care Biz Help LLC www.childcarebizhelp.com Administrative/staffing, Child care center management, Technology/information booth #529 Child Care CRM www.childcarecrm.com booth #1111 Child Care Success Company www.childcare-marketing.com booth #430

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ChildCare Education Institute www.cceionline.edu Curriculum resources/materials, Distance education, Professional development booth #1311 ChildPlus Software www.childplus.com booth #1927 Children’s Factory www.childrensfactory.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Infants and toddlers booth #1521 China Toy and Juvenile Product Association www.tjpa-china.org booth #2031 Circle of Education-Delibrainy www.circleofeducation.com Curriculum resources/materials, Discipline/challenging behaviors, Family support/resources booth #1417 Clavis Publishing www.clavis-publishing.com Books/videos, Infants and toddlers, Language arts/reading booth #514 Cloud9WorldCorp www.cloud9world.com booth #508 Community Playthings www.communityplaythings.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Multi-age, Playground equipment/supplies booth #1321 Connect 4 Learning www.kaplanco.com booth #1608 Conscious Discipline www.consciousdiscipline.com booth #1815 Constructive Playthings www.constructiveplaythings.com booth #1801

Constructivist Childhood Materials www.patternblockpuzzles.com booth #1138 continued Early Childhood Education www.continued.com/earlychildhood-education Distance education, Professional development booth #936 Creative Images www.portraitday.com booth #2136 Curriculum Associates www.curriculumassociates.com booth #1921 Deaf Champions www.deafchampions.com Bilingual education, Books/videos, Curriculum resources/materials, Discipline/challenging behaviors, Specialneeds resources, Teaching resources booth #531 Didax www.didax.com booth #937 Dimensions Foundation www.natureexplore.org booth #414 Dipont Education https://www.dipont.com booth #422 Discount School Supply www.discountschoolsupply.com booths #1101 & 1201 Discovery Based Learning www.scholarschoice.ca booth #637 Dixon Ticonderoga Company www.DixonTiconderogaCompany.com Arts in education/art materials booth #815 Dollar Days https://www.dollardays.com/ booth #437

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Index of Exhibitors Dr. L. Carol Scott, LLC www.lcarolscott.com Books/videos, Leadership, Professional development booth #509 EarlyVention LLC www.earlyvention.com Curriculum resources/materials, Educational toys/games, Special-needs resources booth #533 EcoPlay Structures, Inc. www.ecoplaystructures.com booth #633 EnSoul Music Designs, Inc. www.playmoredesign.com Curriculum resources/ materials, Educational toys/ games, Music curriculum booth #1745 EnviroSafe Straws www.envirosafestraws.com booth #511 Erikson Institute www.erikson.edu Assessment/portfolios/observation, Bilingual education, Distance education, Higher education, Infants and toddlers, Kindergarten/primary booth #512 EZCare www.ezcaresoftware.com Administrative/staffing, Child care center management, Computer software (administrative) booth #714 Factory Select, LLC www.factoryselectonline.com booth #1931 Flagship Carpets www.flagshipcarpets.com booth #1117 Florida Tech www.aba.fit.edu booth #540

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Flowerpot Children’s Press www.flowerpotpress.com booth #1444 Forrest T. Jones & Co www.ftj.com booth #934 Foundations World Wide www.foundations.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Educational toys/ games, Multi-age booth #612 Free Spirit Publishing www.freespirit.com Books/videos, Multiple intelligences, Teaching resources booth #2010 Frog Street Press www.frogstreet.com Assessment/portfolios/observation, Curriculum resources/materials, Professional development booth #1211 Fun Science www.funsciencekits.com booth #739 FunShine Express www.funshineexpress.com Assessment/portfolios/ observation, Curriculum resources/ materials, Infants and toddlers booth #1036 Gakken Books www.gakkenbooks.com booth #311 Genius PreK http://www.geniusplaza.com/ Early literacy resources, Multiage, Teaching resources booth #501 Global Early Education www.globalearlyed.com booth #413

Go2s www.go2s.com Child care center management, Parent involvement, Technology/information booth #525 Gold Foundation, LLC www.goldfoundation.net booth #1838

Great Minds, LLC www.GreatMinds.org Curriculum resources/materials, Early literacy resources, Language arts/reading booth #628 Green River Regional Educational Cooperative www.grrec.org booth #421 GRG Playscapes www.grgplayscapes.com booth #524 Grounds for Play www.groundsforplay.com booth #715 Grow With Play Corp www.e-weplay.us Educational toys/games, Physical education, Special-needs resources booth #745 GrowingGreat growinggreat.org Curriculum resources/materials, Early literacy resources, Science/environment booth #405 Growth Chart Records, Inc. www.growthchart.me booth #420 Gryphon House www.gryphonhouse.com booth #1500

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Index of Exhibitors Hamilton Buhl www.hamiltonbuhl.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Electronics booth #1933 Happy Child Products www.happychildproducts.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Infants and toddlers, Learning settings/equipment/materials booth #706 Hatch Early Learning www.hatchearlylearning.com Arts in education/art materials, Assessment/portfolios/observation, Classroom equipment/furniture/supplies booth #801

HighScope Educational Research Foundation www.highscope.org Assessment/portfolios/observation, Curriculum resources/materials, Professional development booth #1901 HiMama www.himama.com Assessment/portfolios/observation, Child care center management, Parent involvement booth #2001

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) www.ipgbook.com booth #515 Insect Lore www.insectlore.com booth #1313 Institute of Child Nutrition www.theicn.org Professional development, Teaching resources booth #404 IPEVO, Inc. www.ipevo.com booth #621 Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) www.whyislam.org booth #2130 Jack Richeson & Co. Inc www.richesonart.com booth #1736 Jonti-Craft, Inc. www.jonti-craft.com booth #701 Kangarootime www.kangarootime.com Child care center management, Computer software (administrative) booth #835

Hippo Sak www.hipposak.com booth #1835

Kaplan Early Learning Company www.kaplanco.com booth #1601

Huizhou Wodong Sports Goods, Co.,Ltd. www.whbtoys.cn booth #2022

Kelly Education www.kellyeducation.com Administrative/staffing booth #1917

IM4U www.im4ulearning.com booth #617

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies www.kidsrkids.com booth #830

Imagination Playground www.imaginationplayground.com Educational toys/games, Kindergarten/ primary, Physical education booth #1035

Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc. www.kidstuffplaysystems.com Playground equipment/supplies booth #839

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KinderCare Education https://www.kindercare.com/ booth #300 Kinderdance International www.kinderdance.com Infants and toddlers, Kindergarten/ primary, School-age care/ after-school care booth #1925 KinderLab Robotics www.kinderlabrobotics.com Educational toys/games, Technology/information booth #1039 Kodo Kids www.KodoKids.com booth #1021 Kohburg, Inc. www.kohburg.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Educational toys/ games, Kindergarten/primary booth #1621 Kore Design LLC www.korestool.com booth #530 Lakeshore Learning Materials www.lakeshoreLearning.com booth #1721 Learning By Doing A Child’s Way Bilingual education, Curriculum resources/materials, Early literacy resources, Teaching resources booth #417 Learning Genie www.learning-genie.com booth #716 Learning Without Tears www.LWTears.com booth #1731 Lifecubby www.lifecubby.me Administrative/staffing, Assessment/ portfolios/observation, Computer software (administrative) booth #1107

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Index of Exhibitors Little Likes Kids www.littlelikeskids.com Diversity in education/multicultural education, Educational toys/ games, Music curriculum booth #538 Little Sponges www.little-sponges.com booth #2103 Los Niños Training www.youngchildexpo.com Professional development, Trainings booth #401 LuLa Roe Anne Claire Southern Sisters www.facebook.com/groups/ lularoeanneclaire booth #1846 Lysol www.lysol.com booth #730 M.A.T. Industries www.matindustriesinc.com booth #402 Mabel’s Labels mabelslabels.com Fundraising/incentives booth #731 Manimo by fdmt www.manimo.ca Educational toys/games, Kindergarten/ primary, Special-needs resources booth #611 MilitaryChildCare.com www.militarychildcare.com Child care center management, Child care options, Family support/resources booth #410 MISA-USA www.misa-usa.com Anti-violence, Inclusion, Teaching resources booth #2102 Mississippi State Online online.msstate.edu booth #431 Modular Robotics, Inc. www.modrobotics.com booth #409 2019 NAEYC Annual Conference

MomentPath www.momentpath.com booth #629 Monti Kids https://montikids.com/ Child care center management, Child care options, Classroom equipment/ furniture/supplies, Curriculum resources/materials, Infants and toddlers, Learning settings/equipment/ materials, Professional development booth #1037 Munchables www.munchables.ca booth #1844 Music Together Worldwide www.musictogether.com booth #921 My Splash Pad www.mysplashpad.net booth #429 Name Bubbles.com www.namebubbles.com booth #522 Nasco Fort Atkinson www.enasco.com booth #1615 Nat’l Ctr. Early Childhood Develop. Teach. & Learn. https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc booth #2134 Nat’l Inventors Hall of Fame/ Invention Playground www.invent.org booth #1244 Nat’l Resource Ctr for Healthy Marriage & Families www.healthymarriageandfamilies.org booth #737 Nature of Early Play, Inc. www.natureofearlyplay.com Infants and toddlers, Kindergarten/ primary, Playground equipment/supplies booth #927 Naturepedic www.naturepedic.com booth #2105

Neuro Puzzles www.neuropuzzles.us Educational toys/games, Multiage, Multiple intelligences booth #1545 Nienhuis Montessori / Heutink www.nienhuis.com/us booth #821 Ningbo UU Elephant Education Technology Co., Ltd. www.mi-toys.com Educational toys/games, Infants and toddlers, Kindergarten/primary booth #2030 Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop www.noahsarkworkshop.com booth #939 Nulinx International, Inc. www.mycopa.com booth #2021 OmniCare Institute www.omnicareinstitute.com booth #644 Oriental Trading Company www.orientaltrading.com booth #1911 Our Daily Bread CACFP www.odbcacfp.org booth #2121

Ozark River Portable Sinks www.ozarkriver.com booth #2131 Parent Powered PBC Ready4k.parentpowered.com booth #536 ParentTV www.parenttv.com Family support/resources, Parent involvement, Professional development booth #630

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Index of Exhibitors PATHS Programs Pathsprogram.com Curriculum resources/materials, Discipline/challenging behaviors, Professional development booth #2137 Pathways.org www.pathways.org Family support/resources, Infants and toddlers, Parent involvement booth #2122 PB&J TV www.pbnj.tv booth #424 Peace Corps Response www.peacecorps.gov/response booth #415 Peachtree Publishing Company www.peachtree-online.com Books/videos, Early literacy resources, Language arts/reading booth #1445

Prevent Child Injury Nationwide Children’s Hospital www.preventchildinjury.org booth #433 Prime Child Care Software www.pccsoft.com Child care center management, Computer software (administrative), Technology/information booth #1812

ProSolutions Training www.prosolutionstraining.com Distance education, Professional development booth #1809

Rollee Pollee www.rolleepollee.com booth #616

Publisher Spotlight www.publisherspotlight.com Books/videos booth #1432

Play & Park Structures www.playandpark.com booth #436

QBS, Inc. www.qbscompanies.com Discipline/challenging behaviors, Management/consultant services, Special-needs resources booth #2125

PlaygroundEquipment.com www.playgoundequipment.com booth #624 Playscapes www.playscapes.com booth #623

QuaverMusic.com www.quavermusic.com booth #724

PlayVentures, Inc. http://playventuresinc.com

Rasmussen College www.rasmussen.edu Higher education, Undergraduate/ graduate schools booth #2123

#2016

PNP Playgrounds With A Purpose www.pnpplaygrounds.com booth #2005

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Riverside Insights www.riversideinsights.com booth #645 Rocky Mountain Sunscreen www.rmsunscreen.com booth #1144

Pyramid Model Consortium www.pyramidmodel.org booth #1814

booth

Reflection Sciences www.reflectionsciences.com booth #439

ProCare Software, LLC www.procaresoftware.com booth #1937

PEDStest (formerly PEDSTest.com, LLC) www.pedstest.com booth #2139

Play With a Purpose www.pwap.com booth #1537

Redleaf Press www.redleafpress.org booth #1433

Really Good Stuff/Steve Spangler Science www.reallygoodstuff.com booth #1409

Routledge www.routledge.com Arts in education/art materials, Curriculum resources/ materials, Diversity in education/ multicultural education booth #712 S & S Worldwide www.ssww.com booth #709 SafeSpace Concepts, Inc. www.safespaceconcepts.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Infants and toddlers, Parent involvement, Playground equipment/supplies booth #1635 Sandbox Software www.runsandbox.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Infants and toddlers, Kindergarten/primary booth #2014 Scholastic Inc. www.scholastic.com Books/videos, Curriculum resources/ materials, Early literacy resources, Family support/resources, Professional development booth #911

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Index of Exhibitors Scholastic testing Service, Inc. Assessment/portfolios/observation booth #2100 School Specialty Childcraft www.safespaceconcepts.com booth #2101 Schoolhouse Pictures www.schoolhousepictures.com booth #400

Search Associates www.searchassociates.com booth #945 Second Step by Committee for Children www.secondstep.org Curriculum resources/materials booth #1022

SoTellUs www.sotellus.com Computer software (administrative), Technology/information booth #528

TeachKind — PETA www.TeachKind.org Anti-violence, Curriculum resources/ materials, Teaching resources booth #513

Special Olympics www.specialolympics.org Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Curriculum resources/ materials, Educational toys/games, Family support/resources, Health and safety, Inclusion, Kindergarten/ primary, Learning settings/equipment/ materials, Multi-age, Physical education, Special-needs resources booth #733

Teachstone Training www.teachstone.com booth #1045

Spooner, Inc. www.spoonerboards.com booth #432 Springfield College www.springfieldcollege.edu booth #423

Selective Mutism Association www.selectivemutism.org Family support/resources, Specialneeds resources, Teaching resources booth #1834 Shure-Step Safety Step Stools www.shure-step.com Computer software (administrative), Technology/information booth #425 Singapore Math Inc www.singaporemath.com booth #2007 Smartcare www.smartcare.com Administrative/staffing, Child care center management, Computer software (administrative) booth #729 Soccer Shots www.soccershots.org Multi-age, Physical education booth #837

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Square Panda www.squarepanda.com Early literacy resources, Kindergarten/ primary, Language arts/reading, Special-needs resources booth #516 Star Bright Books www.starbrightbooks.com booth #2033 Syracuse Cultural Workers www.syracuseculturalworkers.com Anti-violence, Diversity in education/multicultural education, Teaching resources booth #923 Teachers College Press www.tcpress.com Assessment/portfolios/ observation, Books/videos, Curriculum resources/materials booth #1816 Teaching Strategies, LLC www.teachingstrategies.com booth #901 & 1713

Techie Kids Club www.techiekidsclub.com booth #523 Terrapin www.terrapinlogo.com Curriculum resources/materials, Kindergarten/primary, Mathematics, Teaching resources booth #408 Terrateer Club www.preciousresourcespreschool.com booth #412 The Gardner School www.thegardnerschool.com Career opportunities, Infants and toddlers, Kindergarten/primary booth #2138 The International Children’s Reading Foundation www.readingfoundation.org Early literacy resources, Family support/ resources, Parent involvement booth #520 The Knowledge Tree www.hyglossproducts.com booth #2133

ough The Little Tikes Company www.littletikes.com booth #1837 The Math Learning Center www.mathlearningcenter.org booth #1830 The Pin Man/PositivePins.com www.positivepins.com booth #1627

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Index of Exhibitors The Source for Learning, Inc. www.thesourceforlearning.org Leadership, Professional development, Teaching resources booth #1317 Thomas Moore Enterprises, Inc. www.drthomasmoore.com booth #1136 Time Timer LLC www.timetimer.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Special-needs resources, Teaching resources booth #720 Toppy Toddler www.toppytoddler.com booth #1836 Tout About Toys www.toutabouttoys.com booth #721 Trauma-Sensitive Early Education www.traumasensitiveschoolsbook.com Books/videos, Discipline/challenging behaviors, Family support/resources, Health and safety, Leadership, Professional development booth #510 Treetop Publishing- Bare Books www.barebooks.com Arts in education/art materials, Educational toys/games, Language arts/reading booth #728 Tufts University Go.tufts.edu/ECT booth #2132

Tym the Trainer www.tymthetrainer.com Administrative/staffing, Books/ videos, Child care center management, Professional development booth #2026

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UltraPlay BigToys Freenotes www.bigtoys.com booth #1529 Urban Infant, Inc. www.urbaninfant.com booth #1315 Usborne Books & More www.usbornereadingfun.com Books/videos, Early literacy resources, Language arts/reading booth #2124 USDA Food & Nutrition Service teamnutrition.usda.gov booth #301 Valtech Magna-Tiles www.magnatiles.com booth #1739 VS America, Inc. www.vsamerica.com booth #2035 VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) Vsointernational.org booth #303

Whitney Bros. Co. www.whitneybros.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Infants and toddlers, Kindergarten/primary booth #1029 WIDA www.wida.wisc.edu Bilingual education, Diversity in education/multicultural education, Teaching resources booth #2107 Wikki Stix Co. www.wikkistix.com Early literacy resources, Kindergarten/ primary, Special-needs resources booth #1044 Wiley Education Services edservices.wiley.com booth #722 Winnie www.winnie.com Child care center management, Child care options, Infants and toddlers booth #735

Walden University www.waldenu.edu Higher education booth #845

Wood Designs www.wooddesigns.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies, Infants and toddlers, Kindergarten/primary booth #537

WatchMeGrow www.watchmegrow.com booth #620

Yardbird Outside www.yardbirdoutside.com booth #631

Wayfair Professional www.wayfairprofessional.com booth #744

Yunhe Montessori Hellotoy Co., Ltd. www.montessoritoy.com booth #2024

Wenzhou Xiyinli Playground Equipment Co., Ltd. www.attractplay.com booth #2023

Zhejiang Tongyuan Toys Co., Ltd. www.pordi.net booth #2025

WESCO North America www.wescona.com booth #1339

Zoo-phonics Inc. www.zoo-phonics.com Curriculum resources/materials, Language arts/reading, Multi-age booth #828

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Save the date for NAEYC’s 2020

Public Policy Forum! February 23–25, 2020 • Washington, DC Whether you’re a student, teacher, director, or simply passionate about the necessity for high-quality early education—we need you. Join us in Washington, DC, at the 2020 Public Policy Forum. Raise your voice at this member-only event and discover how YOU can advance early childhood education.

Participants have described the Public Policy Forum as... Eye-opening Enlightening

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Connect + Converse HELLO is our member-only online community supporting NAEYC’s Interest Forums. hello.NAEYC.org

Post a question and get advice from the international community—think of it as the profession’s water cooler. Follow threads and contribute to the discussion on interesting topics—technology in the classroom, staff retention rates, and classroom supply fees have all recently been hot topics. Grow your network beyond your local community— join NAEYC Interest Forums on Hello to meet educators from all over who share your passions and goals.


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!


Get Involved 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 (Ongoing acceptance of online applications; applicants approved by NAEYC staff) Members review proposal submissions online and make recommendations for potential sessions at NAEYC conferences.

Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs (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 Learning Program Accreditation system.

Early Childhood Higher Education Peer Reviewers (Ongoing acceptance of online applications; 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.

NAEYC Affiliates

NAEYC Interest Forums

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 Interest Forums are exclusive, members-only communities of professionals who share a common interest in specific topics in early learning. To learn more, visit NAEYC. org/get-involved/communities/ interest-forums-online-communities.

NAEYC’s Affiliate Advisory Council

Teaching Young Children Editorial Advisory Panel

(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.

(Three-year term; selection approved by NAEYC staff) Members recommend topics and potential authors, provide feedback, and participate in reader discussions.

NAEYC Governing Board

(Three-year term; selection approved by NAEYC staff) Members review and recommend Young Children and book manuscripts for potential publication/ distribution.

(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 to be one of their most rewarding professional experiences. We seek individuals who will contribute highquality 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.

Young Children and NAEYC Books Consulting Editors

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 172, Thursday, from 11:45 am–12:45 pm, in Music City Center, Room 205C.

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NAEYC + NOLA =

Learning | Sharing | Connecting | FUN

Save the Date! June 7–10, 2020 New Orleans, Louisiana Stay tuned for updates and announcements on presenting and registration.

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NAEYC Governance Participants & Advisory Groups Advisory & Review Panels

Annual Conference Proposal Reviewers

At-Large Members of NAEYC Board Committees

Catina Anderson

Affiliate Relations Committee Aaron Carrara Early Learning Systems Committee Chris Amirault Nicole Parks Bridget Murray Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Finance and Investment Committee Tova Beth Jaffe Krista Wedding Member Engagement Committee Alli Bannan Lisa Hildebrand Tara M. Hurdle Hannah Riddle De Rojas Nominations Committee Alejandra Barraza Liliana Alvarez Hernandez Brian Kingrey Louis Romei Affiliate Advisory Council Kelly Ramsey, Chair Lydia Bowers, Chair Elect Robyn Lopez Melton, Past Chair Mike Abel Chris Amirault Michelle Barnea Zaina Cahill Raquel Munarriz Diaz Helene Harte Tara Hurdle Brian Kingrey Shanna Kukla Cary Larson-McKay Margarita Marichal Mandisa Routheni Crystal Sanford-Brown, NAEYC Vice President and Affiliate Liaison

Mayra Almodovar

NAEYC thanks these members for their service to our Association. For more information about leadership opportunities, please see page 163.

Lea Ann Christenson

I-Fang Lee

Nancy Barbour

Tameka Ardrey

Yaling Li

Nancy Beaver

Maria ArreguĂ­n-Anderson

Bridget Maggard

Donna Gollnick

Sandy Baba

Maria Mason

Tiffany Hunter

Andrea Benkel

Nita Mathew

Wei Qiu

Marcia Bishop

Maria Mavrides

Bweikia Steen

Shiquita Blue

Kate McCormick

Reginald Williams

Naima Bond

Valerie McDaniels

Victoria Young-Chiverton

Thomasa Bond

Heather McKeen

Michelle Brown-Grant

Carisa Moody

Sereeta Cantres

Bridget Murray

Pin-Ju Chen

Jodi Nerren

Hana Cho

Ross Nunamaker

Nichole Parks, Chair

Iris Davis

Clara Odu

Lance Reed, Chair Elect

Jill Davis

Pradnya Patet

Gege Kreischer

Courtney Dewhirst

Kristan Pearce

Judith Lavender

Robin Fox

Mona Qafisheh

Melanie Livingston

Ruth Fidino

Temesha Ragan

Julia Musella

Yolanda Franklin

Edna Ranck

Jorge Saenz De Viteri

Rachel Franz

Cameron Randall

Cecila Scott-Croff

Stacey French-Lee

Sarah Ransom

Kenneth Sherman

Rachel Geyer

Carla Rhoades

Irasema Gonzalez

Samantha Riggleman

Javier Gonzalez

Christopher Ryan Moore

Meghan Gowin

Cecilia Scott-Croff

April Grace

Sandra Seipel

Gayle Green

Kenneth Sherman

Amy Blessing

Joanna Grymes

Madonna Siao

Garnett Booker

Judith Guerrero

Marie Sloane

Lillian DurĂĄn

Heping Hao

Maryah Spahr

Linda Espinosa

Jennifer Hardy

Sara Starbuck

Iheoma Iruka

Malissa Harris

Josh Thompson

Sarah LeMoine

Dorian Harrison

Lois Wachtel

Ben Mardell

Catherine Heck

Racquel Washington

Lauren Mueller

Carla Hees

Xiaoli Wen

Hakim Rashid

Jayme Hines

Pei-Ying Wu

Aisha Ray

Blythe Hinitz

Jun Yan

Jeanne Reid

Alison Hooper

Jessica Young

Ruby Takanishi

Lily Hutchinson Nadia Islam Tamar Jacobson Kara Jones Jennifer Kalas

NAEYC Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs

Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Diversity and Equity Workgroup

Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Marlene Zepeda Sue Bredekamp, Senior Advisor Carol Copple, Senior Advisor

Lori Kelly

Crystal Swank, Chair

Louise Derman Sparks,

Brian Kingrey

Bridget Murray, Chair Elect

Senior Advisor

Jill Klefstad

Kathy Allen, Past Chair

Julie Olsen Edwards,

Ilrang Lee

Stacy Atkinson

Senior Advisor

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NAEYC Governance Participants & Advisory Groups NAEYC—CAEP Higher Education Recognition Audit Team

Voices of Practitioners Editorial Advisory Board

Young Children and NAEYC Books Consulting Editors

Barbara Henderson,

Jessica G. Alvarado

Mary Ellen Bardsley

Co-editor

Lawrence Balter

Dorothy Bauer

Amanda Branscombe,

Michelle Barnea

Lorraine DeJong

Executive Editor

Bonnie Blagojevic

Susan B. Gilbert

Ben Mardell,

Lorraine Breffni

Kathy Harris

Executive Editor

Pam Brillante

Kathleen Hursh

Debra Murphy,

Teresa Byington

Misty LaCour

Executive Editor

Karen B. Cairone

Pamela Sebura

Frances Rust,

Velynda J. Cameron

Executive Editor

Lisa Castillo

Andrew J. Stremmel,

Eun Kyeong Cho

Executive Editor

Dong Hwa Choi

Stacy M. Alfonso

Michael Connor

Lisa Bresson

Georgina Ardalan

Shelly L. Counsell

Anthony Broughton

Cindy Ballenger

Jennifer DiBara Crandell

Melissa Harmon

Nancy Barbour

Lisa Cranston

Donna Martin Hinkle

Megan Blumenreich

Sharron Cuthbertson

Megan King

Barbara Bowman

Natalie Danner

Monica Lesperance

Robyn Brookshire

Dede Barr Dunst

Kevin McGowan

Isauro M. Escamilla Calan

Angela Eckhoff

Deanna Pecaski McLennan

Kathryn Castle

Kari Fore

Debra Murphy

Lori Caudle

Jeanne Galbraith

Kristen E. Reed

Sherry Cleary

Margaret Gillis

Ajay Singh

Carol Copple

Keri Giordano

Maryah Spahr

Mary Cronin

Stephanie Haney

Janis Strasser

Jerlean Daniel

Kathleen Harris

Gina Weekley

Mary Garguile

Lynn Hartle

Jenna Weglarz-Ward

Anna Golden

Jayme Irene Hines

Jessica Mercer Young

Beth Graue

Cindy Hoisington

Lilian Katz

Rebecca Isbell

Martha Melgoza

Marla Susman Israel

Mary Jane Moran

Tamar Jacobson

Leah Muccio

Rebecca Roji John

Carrie Nepstad

Kristen Kemple

Rebecca S. New

Jinhee Kim

Gail Ritchie

Ji-Eun Lee

Danielle Seggerson

Sandra Linder

Jamie Solomon

Julia Luckenbill

Stacia Stribling

Joan T. Lundbohm

Patricia Sullivan

Sue Mankiw

Kaile Thomas

Nita Mathew

Nathaniel U. Weber

Bernice Mayfield

Ashley Williams

Hannah Mills Mechler

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Meir Muller Jodi Nerren Laura Newman Neal Nghia Nguyen Brandy O’Leary Peg Oliveira Cheryl Paul Emilie Pechuzal Debbie J. Pischke Beth N. Quick Rekha Rajan Kimberly J. Regan Gretchen Reynolds Laurie Lee Richter Dawn Rouse Kelly Sadlovsky Deborah L. Schein Holly Seplocha Amy Shillady Susan Stacey Robyn Stone John A. Sutterby Linda Taylor Lois Wachtel Kelley Walters Alyson Williams Brian L. Wright

Young Professionals Advisory Council Katie Albitz Kayla Arruda Shelby Bergeson Lizz Cohen Nolasco Jacquelyn Chasteen Bella Frueh Kapuamaeoleikala Hussey Nadia Islam Michelle Jackson Naomi McQuiller Nasser Nabhan Christine Noonan Alyson Panzarella Christian Patterson Megan Sigovich Benjamin Thomas Gabriela Torres Natalie Vieira Leah Walker

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Gryphon House/Connect4Learning

58 Lakeshore

Cover 3

Tools of the Mind

79

HITN Learning

Cover 4

Teaching Strategies

80

continued Early Childhood Education

Discount School Supply

81

Teachers College Press

2 KinderCare

82

East Tennessee State University

82

Learning By Doing A Child’s Way

27 Kaplan

82 Fingersafe

33

Bezos Family Foundation

83 Munchables

34

Walden University

101 Jonti-Craft

37

Bright Horizons

101 Go2s

41

ChildCare Education Institute

109

Steve Spangler Science

41

Community Playthings

109

Ozark Portable Sinks

46

Learning Care Group

111

Second Step by Committee for Children

47 KidsRKids

112

West Virginia University

47 Didax

112

Quaver Music

47 Zoophonics

112

Geodes - Great Minds

52 Hatch

117

Council for the Professional Recognition

52

ProSolutions Training

132

STG International, Inc.

53

The University of Alabama

133

North American Fitness and Health

Book Vine for Children

133

University of Washington

1

14 Highscope

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Conference Evaluation Please remember to complete the 2019 Annual Conference evaluation survey, which will be sent to you electronically immediately following the Annual Conference. NAEYC sincerely values your feedback, which is used to evaluate the Conference and to plan future professional development activities.

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Rhian Evans Allvin NAEYC Chief Executive Officer

NOVEMBER 20–23, 2019 | NASHVILLE, TN

for having participated in NAEYC’S 2019

National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is pleased to present this Certificate to:

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