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Dear Friends, This is a year full of change, and we need you with us! That’s why I am thrilled to invite you to NAEYC’s 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta this November. This year’s Conference will energize, impassion, and empower you to face the changes happening in the profession. With hundreds of sessions, exciting networking opportunities, thought-provoking speakers, and special events designed just for YOU, I know you will find value in attending. You’ll leave exhilarated and prepared to get back out in the field! I’m excited to announce our two new Pre-Conference workshops—Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in Early Childhood and a FREE Power to the Profession Boot Camp. Kick off your Annual Conference experience early by investigating how making and tinkering supports STEM programs. Or connect with your peers and dive into how Power to the Profession is advancing. Remember to register in advance to ensure your spot!

Rhian Evans Allvin Chief Executive Officer

This year’s opening keynote speaker, Steve Pemberton, will get the Conference under way. Steve Pemberton is Senior Executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world, employing 370,000 people in 25 countries. He is widely considered a subject matter expert on matters of diversity and inclusion and its importance to the sustainability of organizations and the communities they serve. And don’t forget to sign up for our premier event, “Under the Sea with NAEYC,” at the Georgia Aquarium. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled evening with friends and colleagues at one of Atlanta’s greatest attractions! Annual Conference is for YOU. Whether you’re in the field or simply passionate and eager to get the latest information on early childhood education, we hope to see you there!

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Keynote Speaker

New This Year!

Steve Pemberton

Workshops

Join us as we welcome Steve Pemberton, this year’s keynote speaker! Steve Pemberton is Senior Executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world, employing 370,000 people in 25 countries. One of America’s most inspiring executives, he brings a deep personal understanding of human differences and the human experience to his position.

NAEYC wants you to get the most out of Annual Conference! Register early to ensure your spot in these exciting new programs!

Don’t miss the opportunity to see him live in Atlanta on November 15!

›› Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in Early Childhood: In this Pre-Conference workshop, you will embrace a mindset for making and tinkering through engaging, playful experiences. You’ll learn how tinkering, making, and engineering are related and how each has an important role in the early childhood setting. ›› FREE Power to the Profession Boot Camp: Explore your role in advancing the profession—Power to the Profession is designed to put the voices of early childhood educators front and center. Join us for this half day workshop to learn how Power to the Profession is advancing and help inform the future of the early childhood education profession.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for Under the Sea with NAEYC at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday, November 17! Learn more at NAEYC.org/conference/under-the-sea-with-naeyc Photo © 2006, Kevin C. Rose, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com

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Reasons to Attend NAEYC’s Annual Conference is the country’s largest gathering of early childhood education professionals. We need you at this can’t-miss event!

© 2007, Kevin C. Rose, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com

In addition to being part of the premier early childhood education gathering in the world, attending comes with many other great benefits. ›› Over 600 innovative sessions: These are evaluated to ensure that all attendees have access to a variety of highquality options. Choose the sessions that are right for you!

›› Inspiring speakers: Our opening plenary speaker, Steve Pemberton, kicks off an exciting week—you’ll leave inspired and motivated to conquer the conference!

›› Special events: We’ve got amazing events planned to engage and entertain our attendees, such as Under the Sea with NAEYC at the Georgia Aquarium. You won’t want to miss this!

›› NAEYC Expo and NAEYC Shop with exclusive events: Explore and stock up on the latest early childhood resources, classroom supplies, and more!

›› Unique networking opportunities: Expand your network by connecting to—and learning from—seasoned professionals.

Curious who attends? Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, researcher, student, or simply passionate about early childhood education—this conference is for you. Attendees include: ›› Educators and staff members in preschool, pre-K, kindergarten, and early elementary programs ›› Administrators, directors and principals

›› Higher education faculty and students ›› Researchers ›› Trainers and staff development coaches

›› Advocates ›› Consultants ›› All those needing the latest information about early childhood education

›› Family child care providers

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Tuesday, November 14 Pre-Conference Workshops 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15 Conference Registration 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Sessions 8:15–11:15 a.m.

Sessions 12–3 p.m.

Thursday, November 16 Conference Registration 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Sessions

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Expo (open to all conference attendees) 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Friday, November 17 Student Day! Conference Registration 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Sessions

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8–9:30 a.m.

10–11:30 a.m.

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Expo 10 a.m.–6 p.m. NAEYC Meet the Candidates 12– 12:45 p.m.

NAEYC Annual Business Meeting & Town Hall 1–2:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 18 Conference Registration 7–11 a.m. Sessions

Sessions

Sessions

8–9:15 a.m.

9:30–10:45 a.m.

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Closing Celebration 12:30–1:45 p.m.

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Schedule of Events*

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Conference Registration 1–7 p.m.

Opening Keynote Expo Grand Opening 5–7 p.m. With Steve Pemberton 3:30–5 p.m.

Sessions 3–4:30 p.m.

Sessions 3–4:30 p.m.

Under the Sea with NAEYC (ticket required) 7–10 p.m.

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Featured Sessions Here are some sessions we know you’ll find value in! President’s Seminar

Making, tinkering, and makerspaces

New roles and methods for assessment in the face of increased diversity and accountability and curricular alignment from birth through age 8

What you need to know and how teachers are using makerspaces in their classrooms

Tammy L. Mann, The Campagna Center; Samuel Meisels, Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska; Linda Espinosa, University of Missouri-Columbia; and Vincent Costanza, Teaching Strategies, LLC

Power to the Profession A Pulse Check Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC; Marica Cox Mitchell, NAEYC; Karen Ponder, National Power to the Profession Taskforce; Valora Washington, Council for Professional Recognition; Shyrelle Eubanks, National Education Association; Bill Hudson, National Association for Family Child Care; Ruth Schmidt, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association; Debra Murphy, ACCESS and Cape Cod Community College; Aaliyah A. Samuel, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices; Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center; Dianna Wallace, Indiana AEYC; and Kelly Pollitt, National Association of Elementary School Principals

Academic rigor and DAP Implementing high-quality teaching practices in K–3 Shannon Riley-Ayers, National Institute for Early Education Research; Sharon Ryan, Bank Street College of Education; Kaitlin Northey, Rutgers University; and Vincent Costanza, Teaching Strategies, LLC

Dialogue with water

Cate Heroman, Cate Heroman, LLC; Lisa Brahms, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; Ryan Moreno, REM Learning Center; and Megan King, Passaic Public Schools

Starting out right Developmentally appropriate language and early literacy practices for dual language learners and children from families with low incomes Susan Neuman, New York University

The NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center joint position statement on technology and interactive media as tools in early childhood programs turns 5 Guiding educators in the digital age Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute; Susan Friedman, NAEYC; Rick Fernandes, Fred Rogers Center; and Kathleen Paciga, Columbia College Chicago

Lifting us higher Elevating our profession through the transformative power of accreditation Elanna Yalow, KinderCare Education

Meet Caldecott-award winning authors and illustrators Children’s literature at NAEYC

Thomas Bedard, Saint Paul Public Schools

Brian Selznick, author and illustrator; Molly Idle, author and illustrator; Steve Jenkins, author and illustrator; Robin Page, author and illustrator; Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University

Identifying and creating child-centered environments

Connecting with millennial parents

Lisa Murphy, Ooey Gooey, Inc.

On demand, social, and personal

Kale salad, laundromats, and Obama

Karen Deerwester, Family Time

Promoting and analyzing children’s scientific inquiry at the sensory table

How cultural competency creates transformative learning experiences for students, staff, and parents Alvin Irby, Barbershop Books

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Pre-Conference Workshops Maximize your Conference experience by kicking off Annual Conference early at one of these exclusive workshops! *Workshop fee: $199 for NAEYC members | $249 for nonmembers

Tuesday, November 14 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in Early Childhood

12:00–4:00 p.m.

Accreditation 101

You’ll learn how tinkering, making, and engineering are related and how each has an important role in the early childhood setting.

FREE Power to the Profession Boot Camp

Understanding the Accreditation Process and Expectations This workshop is recommended for administrators of early learning programs that are not currently accredited and are interested in learning more about the NAEYC Accreditation process.

The New Streamlined Accreditation Model This workshop will provide a detailed and in-depth look at the new NAEYC Accreditation model for early learning programs. We recommend registrants have detailed knowledge or experience with the four-step process and accreditation criteria.

Completing the NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation Process A Workshop for Higher Education Faculty This workshop will focus on the NAEYC Professional Preparation standards. It will be especially helpful for those who are writing self-study reports, meeting annual reporting requirements, or responding to conditions.

Using Powerful Interactions with Adults to Promote Children’s Learning and Success We will explore the principles of a Powerful Interactions stance and participants will practice strategies for using Powerful Interactions with adults.

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Cooking, Gardening and Exploring Food with Kids Farm to Early Care and Education Train the Trainers Workshop Experts will share resources to help you start or expand a program that fits any budget­—even if you don’t have space or time for a garden! Participants will leave with experiential-learning based lesson plans, recipes, parent engagement tips, and more.

Workshop presented by the Georgia AEYC

Explore your role in advancing the profession Power to the Profession is an initiative to establish a shared framework of career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation that unifies the entire early childhood education profession for ages birth to age 8 and across all settings. Join us to learn how Power to the Profession is advancing and inform the future of the early childhood education profession. Registration is FREE, but space is limited.

You must register in advance; on-site registration will not be available. Go to NAEYC. org/conference/ workshops to register and for more information.

*Note: Annual Conference Registration is not included in the Workshop fee.

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NAEYC Expo Discover the NAEYC Expo! The Expo delivers a brand new experience every year. Engage with thought leaders and industry service providers through interactive exhibits, demonstrations, bite-sized learning giveaways, sing-alongs, and so much more. Materials and samples are available for you to extend your Conference experience when you return home and to share what you learned with your coworkers.

›› 100+ Poster Presentations ›› 300+ Exhibitors ›› NAEYC Career Center ›› NAEYC Members-Only Cafe ›› Complimentary registrant bag ›› Happiest Hour drawings for chances to win great prizes ›› Special events ›› Lunch service and snack carts

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NAEYC Shop Located in the Expo, the NAEYC Shop is your go-to stop for our most recent, relevant, and high-quality publications, resources, gifts, and more. Stop by to see what you can find—attendees receive a special discount on all items!

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High Museum of Art Gallery

Farmers Market at Peachtree

The World of Coca-Cola in Centennial Olympic Park Top photo © 2016, Gene Phillips, courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com; middle photo © 2016, James Duckworth, courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com; bottom photo © 2010, Kevin C. Rose, courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com.

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Photo © 2016, Kevin C. Rose, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com

Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta is a large and vibrant American city that is also full of southern charm and hospitality. Venture down to the “Capital of the New South” with NAEYC, and you’ll leave wanting more!

The legendary sunshine and pleasant climate of Atlanta will entice you to dive deep into the city’s rich history. But where to start? Why not head over to the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Two blocks of Auburn Avenue are protected as a National Historic Site where you can enjoy the “I Have a Dream” World Peace Rose Garden, see King’s birth home, and learn more about this historic point in time. Photo © 2013, James Duckworth, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com

The Atlanta History Center is another beautiful destination where you can take in the city’s rich backstory firsthand. Wander through historic gardens, exhibitions on Atlanta’s past, historic homes, and much more! Afterwards, head over to the Fox Theatre (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), a beloved landmark since its construction in the 1920s. The Fox Theatre still hosts many shows and events, so take a look at what’s going on while you’re there!

There are endless things to do and see in Atlanta, including The World of Coca-Cola, studio tours at CNN Center, viewing the botanical gardens, and getting some exercise at Piedmont Park—the oldest and largest park in Atlanta! Start planning what you want to see and do now—November will come quickly, and you don’t want to miss all that this city has to offer! Photo © 2009, Kevin C. Rose, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com

Photo courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com

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Official Conference Hotels

Rates

Walk or ride?

Single: $219

Omni Hotel at CNN Center (NAEYC Headquarters Hotel)

Double: $219 Triple: $219

Walk

Quad: $219

Single: $210

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Double: $210 Triple: $215

Ride

Quad: $215

Single: $208

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Double: $208 Triple: $215

Ride

Quad: $215

Single: $191

The Westin Peachtree Plaza

Double: $191 Triple: $201

Ride

Quad: $211

Single: $179

Sheraton Atlanta

Double: $179 Triple: $189

Ride

Quad: $189

Single: $175

Hilton Atlanta

Double: $175 Triple: $195

Ride

Quad: $215

Single: $207

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park

Double: $207 Triple: $227

Walk

Quad: $227

Single: $191

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown

Double: $191 Triple: $211

Walk

Quad: $211

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Your Stay During the Conference Hotels

Travel

Shuttles

The Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), located approximately 13 miles form downtown Atlanta, is one of the largest hubs in the world for travelers, making it your best option for air travel. Rest assured that there is no lack of transportation options to get you to and from the airport and around the city!

NAEYC will provide limited shuttle bus service from official Conference hotels to the Georgia World Congress Center.

Please stay only at an official NAEYC hotel! NAEYC strives to ensure that you have a great experience at all of our conferences and events. We want you to enjoy the hospitality of high-quality accommodations while also feeling safe and secure. That’s why we’ve negotiated rates and blocked rooms for the 2017 Annual Conference hotels. In addition, your reservation at an official Annual Conference hotel will help NAEYC meet the terms of its contracts and avoid financial penalties. Please support NAEYC by staying at one of the official Annual Conference hotels. Thank you.

Ground Transportation MARTA The MARTA is Atlanta’s rail line, starting from the west end of the Atlanta International Airport, near the Ground Transportation area. The MARTA will take you downtown in about 20 minutes, for only a $2.50 fare! Take the red or gold line from the airport to the Peachtree Center Transit Station to arrive within walking distance of most NAEYC housing options.

Housing Alert!

Taxi or Uber/Lyft

Convention Management Resources (CMR) is NAEYC’s official housing company. CMR is the only company authorized by NAEYC to guarantee rates and accommodations during the Conference. Please do not enter into any agreements with housing companies other than CMR to place your hotel room reservations.

A taxi to/from the Atlanta International Airport has a flat fare of $30, which increases depending on traffic. The average trip costs about $35 with tip.

Hotel room rates for the 2017 NAEYC Annual Conference include a fee that is provided to the Association to subsidize meeting-related costs.

Don’t wait! Friday, October 13 is the deadline to book new reservations. Make your reservation today at NAEYC.org/Conference.

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If you have a smartphone, Uber or Lyft may be more affordable options for getting around, costing about $15–$20 for a one-way trip to/from the airport.

Visit NAEYC.org/conference/ transportation-in-atlanta to download a map of the MARTA and learn more about transportation options.

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Will YOU be there? 2017 NAEYC

Annual Conference November 15–18 Atlanta, Georgia

Registering is easy! Click your preferred registration option below to get started: 1. Register online

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Attending with a group of 10 or more? Use the special group registration link or form, and receive $10 off each Conference Registration fee.

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