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NAEYC’s 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE November 2–5, 2016 | Conference Program

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Welcome, Early Childhood Professionals and Leaders! Welcome to NAEYC’s 2016 Annual Conference! On behalf of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)— Governing Board, staff, and volunteers—welcome to Los Angeles! By joining us as we advocate for “Early Ed for President,” you are making a powerful commitment as a leader, advocate, and lifelong learner. Throughout the past nine months, NAEYC has been dedicated to ensuring that access to high-quality early learning is a priority for our nation’s political agenda and that our elected officials recognize the critical work you perform every day—and that you deserve to be compensated accordingly. We have brought unparalleled attention to the early learning profession thanks to dedicated members and supporters like you. Through phone-banking, candidate forums, visits to state and local representatives, letters to the editor, and a strong social media presence, #EarlyEdin16 has gone viral many times, both online and in our communities.

Rhian Evans Allvin

Now, the national presidential election is only a few days away, but our work is just beginning—we have made much progress, and there is too much at stake for us to take a backseat now. Please remember to vote next Tuesday! To take advantage of the incredible momentum that members and supporters like you have built, NAEYC recently launched its “Power to the Profession” initiative, a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation. It is time to align all we know about how young children learn with a policy agenda that drives momentum for the early education profession. In addition to our exciting advocacy work, we are thrilled to announce that this year marks the third year of our Grandes Comienzos initiative, designed to specifically address the needs of Spanish-speaking children and their families in the classroom. This year’s Grandes Comienzos program features more than 40 sessions in Spanish, Research Symposium sessions—building on sessions hosted at NAEYC’s Professional Development Institute that addressed race, equality, and inequality—and many other opportunities to engage members who share a commitment to a strong, diverse early childhood profession.

Tammy L. Mann

Throughout this conference, you will learn techniques and skills to become a better educator, discover how to be a more effective advocate for the field, and you’ll be joining a movement that needs your voice. Thank you for the work that you do every day for young children, their families, and communities and congratulations on standing up for your field! Sincerely,

Tammy L. Mann NAEYC Governing Board President

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¡Bienvenido a la conferencia anual de NAEYC del año 2016! De parte de la asociación nacional para la educación de niños pequeños (NAEYC)—la Junta Directiva, el personal, y los voluntarios—¡Bienvenidos a Los Ángeles! Al unirse a nosotros mientras abogamos por “la educación inicial para presidente” (Early Ed for President), usted se está comprometiendo, de manera fuerte, como líder, defensor y un estudiante perpetuo a esta causa. A lo largo de los últimos nueve meses, NAEYC se ha dedicado a asegurar que el acceso a una educación inicial de calidad superior sea una prioridad para la agenda política nacional. Al igual, nos hemos dedicado a que nuestros funcionarios electos reconozcan el trabajo fundamental que usted hace todos los días y que por ende, merece un salario adecuado. Hemos atraído atención sin igual a la profesión de educación inicial, gracias a los esfuerzos de socios partidarios y defensores como usted. A través de llamadas telefónicas, foros para los candidatos, visitas a las oficinas de funcionarios locales y estatales, cartas al editor y una presencia fuerte en las redes sociales, #EarlyEdIn16 se ha vuelto viral en varias ocasiones, tanto en línea como en nuestras comunidades. Las elecciones presidenciales se llevarán a cabo en unos días, pero nuestro trabajo apenas está empezando—de hecho, hemos progresado y logrado demasiado, y hay mucho en riesgo, para mantenernos al margen ahora. ¡Por favor, recuerde ir a votar el próximo martes! Para aprovechar el impulso increíble que socios y defensores como usted han creado, NAEYC recientemente lanzó su iniciativa, “Poder a la Profesión,” una colaboración nacional para definir la profesión dedicada a la primera infancia y establecer una infraestructura unificada para las trayectorias profesionales y los conocimientos, calificaciones, competencias, estándares y salarios para la profesión de educación inicial. Es tiempo que alineemos lo que sabemos del aprendizaje de niños pequeños con una agenda política que impulsa la profesión de educación temprana hacia adelante. Además de nuestro emocionante trabajo abogando por la educación inicial, también estamos entusiasmados por anunciar que este es el tercer año trayendoles Grandes Comienzos, una iniciativa diseñada específicamente para cumplir con las necesidades que presentan niños hispanohablantes y sus familias en el salón de clase. Este año el programa de Grandes Comienzos tendrá más de cuarenta sesiones en español; simposios de investigación que abarcarán más allá de los temas sobre las relaciones raciales, la igualdad y la desigualdad que se discutieron durante el Instituto de Desarrollo Profesional de NAEYC; entre otras oportunidades para involucrar a socios como usted que comparten un compromiso hacia una profesión dedicada a la primera infancia que sea fuerte y diversa. A lo largo de esta conferencia usted aprenderá técnicas y habilidades para ser un mejor educador; descubrirá cómo ser un defensor más efectivo para nuestro ámbito profesional; y más importante aún—usted se unirá a un movimiento que necesita su voz. Gracias por el trabajo que usted hace todos los días por los niños pequeños, sus familias y sus comunidades y ¡felicidades de nuevo por unirse a la lucha por su profesión! Sinceramente,

Tammy L. Mann Presidente de la Junta Directiva de NAEYC

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Table of Contents Schedule of events....................................................................................................................... 8 Using this program ...................................................................................................................... 8 Topic Key...................................................................................................................................... 9 NAEYC Governing Board..............................................................................................................12 Floorplans.................................................................................................................................... 14 Conference hotels map ..............................................................................................................20 Shuttle bus schedule and routes................................................................................................ 21 Announcements......................................................................................................................... 23 NAEYC Sponsorship Program.................................................................................................... 26 NAEYC Sponsors ......................................................................................................................... 27 Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions...................................................................................................... 28 Featured Sessions .......................................................................................................................31 Grandes Comienzos................................................................................................................... 35 Student Networking Center .......................................................................................................44 Interest Forums........................................................................................................................... 48 Networking ................................................................................................................................. 52 Tuesday Separate Fee Workshops............................................................................................. 53

Wednesday Sessions............................................................................................................. 61 Thursday Sessions................................................................................................................. 85 Friday Sessions..................................................................................................................... 119 Saturday Sessions................................................................................................................ 159 Get Involved!.............................................................................................................................. 179 NAEYC Advisory Groups .......................................................................................................... 180 NAEYC Expo Hall map ...............................................................................................................182 Index of exhibitors..................................................................................................................... 183 Index of advertisers.................................................................................................................. 193 Certificate of Attendance......................................................................................................... 195

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Schedule of events

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Schedule of events

Using this program

Tuesday, November 1

The events/sessions in the Annual Conference Final Program are arranged chronologically by date and time, then alphabetically by topic track.

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m................... Separate Fee Workshops 1:00–7:00 p.m............................ Conference Registration

Wednesday, November 2 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m................... Conference Registration 8:30–11:30 a.m........................... Sessions 12:30–3:30 p.m.......................... Sessions 4:00–5:30 p.m........................... Opening Keynote Address 5:30–7:30 p.m............................ Expo Hall                Grand Opening

Thursday, November 3 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m................... Conference Registration 8:00–9:30 a.m........................... Sessions 9:00–10:00 a.m......................... Expo open to NAEYC members only 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m................. Expo open to all conference attendees 10:00–11:30 a.m......................... Sessions

Wednesday sessions are generally 3 hours, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday sessions are 1.5 hours. To search for sessions by track or other topic area, see pages 9 through 11. Use the Annual Conference Final Program, Annual Conference Web site, or NAEYC Conference App to plan your schedule in advance. Select an alternate for each of your chosen sessions in the event that meeting rooms are filled to capacity or the session is cancelled.

Grandes Comienzos The shooting star indicates that a session is part of our Grandes Comienzos initiative. More than 40 sessions in Spanish (and another 12 in English) will focus on topics including advocacy, duallanguage learning, and family engagement.

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m................... Munch & Mingle in Expo 1:00–2:30 p.m............................ Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m........................... Sessions

Friday, November 4 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m................... Conference Registration 8:00–9:30 a.m........................... Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m......................... Sessions 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m................. Expo 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m................... Munch & Mingle in Expo 12:00 noon–12:45 p.m............... NAEYC Meet the Candidates 1:00–2:30 p.m............................ NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall 1:00–2:30 p.m............................ Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m........................... Sessions

Saturday, November 5 7:00 a.m.–12:00 noon............... Conference Registration 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon............... Expo 8:00–9:30 a.m........................... Sessions 9:45–11:15 a.m............................ Sessions 12:15–1:45 p.m............................ Sessions 2:00–3:30 p.m........................... Closing General Session

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良好開端 Good Start NAEYC is thrilled to once again offer our language track for Chinese 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 includes translation of the Opening Plenary, features eight sessions delivered in Mandarin Chinese, and concludes with a debriefing session on Saturday afternoon. To access the full details of this track in Chinese, please refer to the 良好開端 Good Start Conference Program or check out the NAEYC Conference App!

Young Professionals The Young Professionals Track features 13 sessions—including two of this year’s featured sessions—that will be of particular interest to the newest members of the early learning field. These sessions were handpicked by NAEYC’s Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) and cover a variety of topics. If you are a young professional getting started in the field, this track is a great introduction to a fun and enriching conference experience!

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Topic key (with session numbers) Advocacy/Public Policy

Grandes Comienzos—English

3, 85, 140, 195, 196, 301, 339, 354, 500, 537, 538

20, 98, 151, 211, 260, 313, 369, 424, 476, 512, 548

Arts (Performing and Visual Arts)

Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

4, 86, 141, 198, 248, 288, 289, 461, 501, 510, 539, 603

21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 99, 100, 101, 152, 153, 154, 212, 213, 261, 262, 314, 315, 316, 317, 370, 371, 372, 373, 425, 426, 427, 477, 478, 513, 514, 515, 549, 550, 582, 583

Assessment of Young Children 5, 87, 142, 199, 249, 302, 355, 410, 449, 502

Child Development & Learning Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention 6, 88, 89, 125, 143, 181, 200, 236, 250, 303, 356, 357, 411, 412, 462, 463, 503, 540, 573

Cognitive Development 7, 70, 144, 201, 240, 251, 304, 358, 464, 541

Community Partnerships 90, 145, 202, 253, 305, 359, 413, 504

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches 8, 9, 71, 72, 91, 126, 127, 182, 203, 204, 237, 254, 290, 306, 340, 341, 360, 361, 396, 414, 415, 416, 450, 465, 466, 467, 468, 498, 505, 506, 542, 543, 574, 575, 576

Diversity & Equity 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 92, 146, 205, 206, 207, 255, 307, 362, 363, 417, 418, 419, 469, 470, 507, 544

Environmental Education for Children 16, 93, 256, 308, 397, 451

Family Engagement & Support 17, 18, 94, 95, 147, 148, 208, 209, 257, 258, 309, 310, 364, 365, 366, 420, 421, 471, 472, 473, 508, 509, 545, 546, 547, 578, 579, 580

Featured Session 69, 84, 139, 194, 247, 300, 353, 409, 460, 499, 536, 572, 601

Global Perspectives

Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors 27, 28, 155, 214, 263, 342, 374, 428, 479, 516, 551

Health and Safety 29, 30, 102, 318, 429, 552

Higher Education 31, 32, 156, 157, 215, 264, 375, 430, 431, 517

History of ECE 338

Language & Literacy 33, 34, 103, 104, 105, 128, 158, 159, 160, 216, 217, 218, 265, 266, 319, 320, 321, 343, 376, 377, 378, 432, 433, 434, 480, 481, 482, 483, 518, 519, 553, 554, 555, 584, 585, 586

Leadership Development 35, 36, 106, 107, 129, 161, 197, 219, 220, 267, 268, 269, 322, 323, 379, 380, 484, 485, 520, 521, 522, 556, 587, 588

Learning Environment 37, 73, 108, 162, 163, 221, 270, 271, 324, 381, 435, 486, 557, 589

Mathematics 109, 164, 165, 222, 272, 273, 325, 326, 382, 383, 398, 436, 487, 523, 558, 590

Men in Early Childhood 38, 110, 166, 224, 384, 524

Music 39, 74, 167, 225, 274, 327, 385, 437, 488, 559, 602

19, 96, 149, 183, 238, 311, 422, 474, 511, 581

NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children

Good Start – Chinese Language

168, 226, 386, 438

97, 150, 210, 259, 312, 368, 423, 475

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Topic Key (with session numbers) NAEYC Activities

Science

591

52, 53, 79, 80, 133, 188, 189, 241, 293, 347, 393, 444, 454

NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

Social/Emotional Development

1, 180, 395, 439, 489, 560

54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 81, 118, 134, 135, 190, 242, 243, 284, 294, 348, 349, 350, 403, 404, 445, 455, 456, 457, 532, 567, 597

Physical Development 111, 130, 169, 227, 275, 328, 387, 525

Social Studies/History

Play

117, 335

40, 41, 112, 228, 229, 276, 277, 329, 330, 388, 389, 440, 490, 526, 561, 592

Spotlight Exhibitor Session 119, 176, 233, 285, 336, 394, 446, 495

Poster Session 497

Professional Development—Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

Standards—Early Learning Standards, Program Standards 120, 136, 244, 295

42, 43, 44, 113, 114, 170, 171, 184, 230, 231, 278, 279, 331, 390, 441, 452, 491, 527, 562, 563

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

Professional Development—Training

61, 62, 121, 337

45, 46, 47, 48, 75, 115, 131, 172, 280, 332, 391, 392, 442, 443, 492, 528, 564, 593

Professionalism & Ethics 49, 50, 51, 116, 173, 232, 333, 529, 565, 594, 595

Program Administration & Financial Management 76, 132, 185, 239, 281, 291, 292, 344

Program Evaluation & Accountability

Students See page 44–45 for special sessions and activities.

Teaching and Instructional Practices 63, 64, 65, 66, 82, 122, 123, 137, 191, 192, 245, 246, 252, 296, 297, 351, 352, 405, 406, 407, 447, 458, 459, 496, 533, 568, 569, 570, 598, 599

Technology and Professional Development 83, 177, 178, 234, 298, 448

77, 530

Technology and Young Children

Research

67, 68, 124, 138, 179, 193, 235, 286, 299, 408, 534, 535, 571, 600

78, 174, 175, 186, 187, 282, 283, 334, 345, 346, 399, 400, 401, 402, 453, 493, 494, 531, 566, 596

Research Poster Session

Young Professionals (YPAC) 84, 89, 198, 202, 270, 306, 361, 435, 445, 490, 529, 567, 572

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Age groups (with session numbers) Most NAEYC conference sessions are relevant to educators of all children. The following sessions were identified by the presenters as applying to children in specific age groups. Infants and Toddlers

Kindergartners

75, 94, 95, 108, 151, 200, 205, 224, 236, 240, 252, 261, 305, 320, 332, 340, 354, 403, 405, 424, 440, 443, 455, 471, 490, 492, 500, 503, 550, 579, 594

128, 138, 142, 147, 165, 186, 216, 234, 254, 260, 274, 277, 306, 312, 343, 377, 388, 408, 425, 467, 472, 501, 539, 551, 557, 559, 561, 566, 568

Preschoolers

First- to Third-Graders

70, 71, 72, 73, 79, 82, 90, 97, 98, 99, 103, 104, 109, 111, 112, 115, 117, 120, 122, 123, 127, 130, 134, 136, 137, 143, 144, 149, 152, 154, 160, 162, 164, 167, 170, 172, 177, 178, 179, 181, 182, 188, 189, 198, 201, 203, 211, 212, 213, 214, 222, 227, 242, 245, 251, 253, 259, 265, 266, 270, 271, 272, 276, 280, 289, 294, 297, 299, 302, 303, 308, 311, 316, 317, 319, 333, 334, 341, 342, 348, 350, 351, 353, 355, 356, 376, 380, 384, 387, 389, 390, 396, 398, 402, 407, 416, 418, 420, 421, 426, 427, 428, 429, 434, 436, 441, 445, 453, 460, 466, 469, 470, 476, 477, 481, 482, 483, 486, 510, 511, 512, 515, 525, 523, 526, 530, 531, 533, 534, 535, 540, 541, 546, 548, 549, 553, 555, 558, 590, 592 597, 599, 564, 574, 576, 577, 578, 581, 583, 584, 586, 589, 590, 592, 597, 599

81, 93, 105, 129, 156, 187, 192, 193, 217, 282, 286, 310, 335, 361, 367, 382, 404, 433, 435, 444, 454,459,468, 487, 493, 499, 507, 518, 567, 570,585

Create a Lasting Legacy—Give the Gift of Professional Development

You know the value of attending the NAEYC Annual Conference, and now you can help others experience it too. NAEYC’s Lasting Legacy Scholarship Program helps future leaders advance their careers by providing them with financial resources to attend NAEYC’s signature events. Commemorate your time with us in Los Angeles by making a tax-deductible donation and help nurture new early childhood leaders. To learn more, visit www.NAEYC.org/legacy/scholarship.

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NAEYC Governing Board

Tammy L. Mann

Carol Brunson Day

Ida Rose Florez

President The Campagna Center Alexandria, Virginia (5/19)

Past President Consultant Silver Spring, Maryland (5/17)

Vice President Elementary Institute of Science San Diego, California (5/18)

Susan Perry-Manning

William H. Isler

Iliana AlanĂ­s

Secretary Early Care and Education Consortium Washington, DC (5/18)

Treasurer The Fred Rogers Company Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (5/17)

University of Texas San Antonio San Antonio, Texas (5/19)

Isauro Escamilla Calan

Vincent J. Costanza

Sebreana Domingue

Las Americas Early Education School SFUSD San Francisco, California (5/20)

New Jersey Department of Education Trenton, New Jersey (5/19)

Project LAUNCH Lafayette, Louisiana (5/20)

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NAEYC Governing Board

Chad Dunkley

Kelly Hantak

Elisa Huss-Hage

New Horizons Enterprises Plymouth, Minnesota (5/17)

Missouri First Steps Lindenwood University St. Peters, Missouri (5/18)

Owens Community College Toledo, Ohio (5/20)

Nili Luo

Carl Mack Jr.

Krista Murphy

Southwestern College Winfield, Kansas (5/17)

Alliant International University Sacramento, California (5/18)

Orange County Department of Education Costa Mesa, California (5/19)

Jan E. Stevenson

Ann McClain Terrell

Rhian Evans Allvin

Georgia Department of Education Atlanta, Georgia (5/18)

Milwaukee Public Schools Milwaukee, Wisconsin (5/17)

Chief Executive Officer NAEYC (Ex Officio)

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JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

SKYBRIDGE TO BALLROOMS

MEETING ROOMS LEVEL 3

MAIN LOBBY LEVEL 2

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JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

DIAMOND BALLROOM LEVEL

Note: To access the ballroom levels, please take the escalator to meeting rooms level 3 or the meeting elevator from the level 1 lobby and then follow the sky bridge to the ballroom levels.

PLATINUM BALLROOM LEVEL

GOLD BALLROOM LEVEL

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Shuttle bus schedule and routes NAEYC shuttle bus information NAEYC will provide complimentary shuttle bus service among designated Conference hotels and the Los Angeles Convention Center. No tickets are needed—your Conference badge is your bus pass. As we go to press in October, the following arrangements have been confirmed. Please check the posters in your hotel lobby and at the Los Angeles Convention Center for any changes.

Shuttle bus schedule Tuesday, November 1 8:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m................... (Routes 1–3)

Wednesday, November 2

To make arrangements for a wheelchair accessible shuttle, please call 310-425-2443.

6:30–10:30 a.m......................... (Routes 1–3)

NOTE: Most of the NAEYC Conference sessions will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Some sessions, meetings, and networking events will take place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live.

6:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m................... (Meeting Express)

3:00–8:00 p.m.......................... (Routes 1–3)

Thursday, November 3 6:30–10:30 a.m......................... (Routes 1–3) 1:30–6:00 p.m........................... (Routes 1–3)

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Saturday, November 5 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m................... (Routes 1–3)

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Shuttle bus information Shuttle bus routes Hotel Pick-up point Meeting Express Route JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live.......................................... .Curbside on Olympic Boulevard

Route 1 Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites......................................... .Curbside on Figueroa Street LA Downtown Hotel.................................................................. .At the Westin Bonaventure

Route 2 Sheraton Grand Los Angeles Hotel......................................... .Curbside on Hope Street Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles................................... .Curbside on Grand Avenue

Route 3 Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza............................ .Curbside on Olive Street DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown........................ .Curbside on Los Angeles Street

Hotels in walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center: • JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live • Courtyard Marriott Los Angeles LA Live • Residence Inn Los Angeles LA Live • Luxe City Center Hotel

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on program changes/cancellations. Please refer to the Program Change boards located throughout the Los Angeles Convention Center, download the conference mobile app, or follow us on Twitter at @NAEYC!

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Announcements Conference Registration and Conference Program pick-up

The Annual Conference badge—which permits admission to sessions and to the NAEYC Expo Hall—was mailed in advance to those who registered by September 16. Those who registered after the early bird deadline must bring their registration receipt to the Conference Registration area at the Los Angeles Convention Center to pick up their badge. On-site registration will be available to those who do not preregister. If you did preregister, you can pick up your copy of the Conference Program anytime during registration hours. Registration hours are Tuesday, November 1 1:00–7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 3 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Friday, November 4 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5 7:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Discover the benefits of seeking accreditation!

NAEYC Early Learning Program staff will be available in the NAEYC Shop (Booth #1404) during Expo Hall hours to answer questions and direct you to resources. Staff are also available for one-on-one assistance during a 20-minute consultation. Walk-in appointments are scheduled on a firstcome, first-served basis.

Conference CEUs and University Credit are available!

Portland State University will offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and University Credit for Conference attendees. Sign up online at www.pdx.edu/ceed/naeyc. Registration will be available ONLY online. Details on the requirements for CEUs and university credit are available on the website.

Continuing Education Units Conference participants may earn up to two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) ($35 fee). Please note that prior to attending sessions, participants will need to either download the documentation form online at www.pdx.edu/ceed/naeyc or pick up a form at the Registration counters in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Please visit www.pdx.edu/ceed/naeyc for more information on CEUs and to sign up.

University Credit

attendance and complete a final assignment. Please visit www.pdx.edu/ceed/naeyc for more information on university credit and to sign up.

General consent and release for use of image

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

Expo Hall

Plan your daily visit to the Expo Hall where there is always something new to discover. See pages 182 to 192 for a full list of exhibitors and map.

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More than 250 organizations from across the nation Educational ​pr​ oducts and ​s​ervices ​for your career​ ​Hundreds of ​interactive experiences ​Daily drawings and giveaways​ ​ AEYC ​Shop, Student Network​ing​Center, Career Center N and VIP Member Loung​e​

• ​Network with​your industry peers and share ideas Remember to visit the NAEYC Shop, Booth #1404, during Expo Hall hours.

Please remember… …the Annual Conference is about children, not for children. For safety reasons, we cannot allow children or strollers into the Expo Hall. If you intend to bring your children to Los Angeles, 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.

Conference participants may earn one or two quarter credits (undergraduate CI 410/or Graduate CI 510) ($80 for one credit and $140 for two credits). Participants must track

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Announcements

NAEYC Meet the Candidates Friday, November 4 12:00 noon–12:45 p.m.

Los Angeles Convention Center Room 403B Ann McClain Terrell, Chair, NAEYC’s 2016–17 Nominating Committee will introduce the slate for the 2017 Governing Board election. Candidates will make brief statements and discuss issues facing the Association. This year’s election includes candidates for President-elect, two Governing Board members at large, and for the first time, a student board member.

Ann McClain Terrell

You can also meet the candidates in the NAEYC Member Lounge in the exhibit hall on Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall Friday, November 4 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Convention Center Room 403B

NAEYC’s 5 Strategic Priorities 1.

High-Quality Early Learning

2. The Profession 3. Organizational Advancement 4. Organizational Excellence 5. Leadership and Innovation

Join NAEYC President Tammy L. Mann, Chief Executive Officer Rhian Evans Allvin, and members of the NAEYC Governing Board to discuss how NAEYC is moving forward to accomplish its strategic direction, with particular focus on: • Power to the Profession—a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession

• Transition to a revised Affiliate structure and new membership categories now under way

• What’s next for Early Ed for President—plans for NAEYC’s advocacy efforts in 2017

• Interest Forums—new opportunities for member engagement

Tammy L. Mann

Rhian Evans Allvin

The annual financial report for the Association will also be presented. 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 Visitor Information Center in Los Angeles

To land a reservation at a top Los Angeles restaurant, get directions around town, or get suggestions for area attractions and events, visit the Visitor Information Center located in the South Hall Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. A knowledgeable concierge will be on hand during the Conference to answer questions and assist with restaurant reservations. Also, an electronic kiosk is available at the Visitor Information Center to purchase attraction tickets.

Restrooms in the Los Angeles Convention Center Several men’s restrooms in the Los Angeles Convention Center will be designated as women’s restrooms during the Conference to accommodate the high ratio of women to men. Please refer to signs for specific locations of restrooms.

Lost and found

• If it is necessary to leave a session early or arrive late,

please make the interruption as nondisruptive as possible.

Personal safety at the Conference

At any conference, losses, theft, and petty crimes may occur. Please exercise adequate caution by following these tips:

• As in any big city, be alert when walking around, especially

at night. Travel with a companion or two, when possible, and use NAEYC’s shuttle buses. Please refer to page 21 for the shuttle bus schedule. Carry cash and valuables with you in a safe place, or use your hotel’s safe. Note that hotels are not responsible for items lost in or stolen from guest rooms. Make note of the location of the emergency exits in the Los Angeles Convention 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.

Please visit NAEYC Headquarters, Room 304AB, in the Los Angeles Convention Center if you have lost an item while attending Conference sessions. Contact your hotel’s front desk if you lost something at that property.

• Exercise caution when providing your credit card

Endorsement

Business Center at the Los Angeles Convention Center

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

Conference etiquette

A successful Annual Conference requires that we extend professionalism and courtesy to one another. The following tips will ensure a pleasant experience for all participants: • Arrive early, but do not block 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

information, particularly over the phone.

Image Quest Plus at the Los Angeles Convention Center is located on the Concourse Level between South Hall and West Hall.

Hours of Operation vary. Please check the business center for hours of operation.

Business Center at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

The Business Center at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live is located on the 3rd floor. Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday:  7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Saturday:      9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Sunday:    

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Grab a bite to eat in NAEYC’s Expo!

Food stations will be open daily in NAEYC’s Expo, South Hall. Also, we have designated an unopposed time from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, for Conference attendees to grab lunch and visit with exhibitors inside the Expo.

from taking more than one copy of handouts.

• Bring business cards for networking and requesting materials from presenters.

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NAEYC Sponsorship Program About NAEYC Sponsorship The NAEYC Corporate Strategic Alliance program is designed to build strong and lasting relationships with corporations and organizations that connect to the important work of the Association, and that share and support NAEYC’s mission and vision for young children and their families. • Year-Round Sponsorships offer the highest level of marketing opportunities as a NAEYC partner. • Event Sponsors enjoy a specific affiliation with NAEYC by financially supporting key annual events and activities such as Annual Conference, Week of the Young Child, Public Policy Forum, and Professional Learning Institute. Funds raised through sponsorships support NAEYC’s general programs and activities, or when designated, specific Association events and projects. Sponsorship is not an endorsement by NAEYC of the organization, product or service. For more information about the NAEYC Corporate Strategic Alliance program, contact Nicole Zuchetto at 202-350-8824, or nzuchetto@naeyc.org.

Lead Platinum Sponsor

America’s largest private provider of early childhood education and care, KinderCare Education is setting the standard for the education of young children—by doing the right thing for children and families every single day.

• We’re committed to accreditation: Today, nearly 100 percent of our eligible early learning centers are accredited—an achievement that ensures all 160,000 of the children we care for receive the very best.

in the real world. Students are taught by faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners who bring their own experiences and perspectives into the classroom.

Platinum Conference Sponsors HMH Early Learning solutions are designed to support educators, caregivers, and families as they nurture, teach, and raise children from infancy through age seven. We're committed to putting children on the path to school and life readiness, while promoting lifelong learning and inspiring curiosity. Through expertly guided plans, early learners will experience the wonder of discovery: making new digital and real friends, completing fun activities, and building useful skills. HMH® gives families and educators a comprehensive set of resources to use as they help children explore all their possibilities. Pearson is proud to offer high-quality instruments that are both easy-to-use and powerful. Developed by early childhood experts, these tests enable you to monitor developmental progress and readily identify young learners for whom intervention may be appropriate. These proven assessments can help pinpoint children's strengths and weaknesses and focus your intervention strategies -enabling you to increase positive outcomes for the young ones you serve. 
 Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade. With ground- breaking solutions and a strong belief that a child’s first 8 years form a critical foundation for school success, Teaching Strategies has been an advocate for the early education community for over 25 years. 


• We’re committed to educators: We’re finding, hiring and

Year-Round Advocacy Sponsors

• We’re committed to educational excellence: Grounded in

NAEYC recognizes the sponsors of the Public Policy Forum that was held in Washington DC last February.

developing the very best educators in the business.

the latest research and best practices, our proprietary Early Foundations® curriculum provides a strong foundation for the education of young children.

Year-Round Silver Sponsor For more than 45 years, Walden University, an accredited institution, has helped adult learners reach their educational goals. In our degree and certificate programs that promote positive social change, our students explore current market trends and gain relevant skills that can be applied immediately

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• First Five Years Fund • Bright Horizons • HighScope Educational Research Foundation • Teaching Strategies, LLC We especially appreciate the continued generosity of our Lead Advocacy Track Sponsor.

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NAEYC Sponsors NAEYC thanks the following sponsors for their generous support Lead Platinum Sponsor

NAEYC Year-Round Silver Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Advocacy Track

For more information on the NAEYC Sponsorship Program, please visit NAEYC.org/content/sponsorships

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Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions

Los Angeles Convention Center

Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions are unique opportunities for

Sponsorship of this year’s Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions

NAEYC exhibitors to gain additional exposure outside the

required a separate fee and was open to all NAEYC exhibitors.

Expo Hall. These sessions encourage attendees to take a

Acceptance by NAEYC of Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions does

closer look at a product or service, hear about research

not imply endorsements of any products or services.

in the field, learn more about innovative applications of classroom technology, and engage in discussions about

All Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions will take place in the Los

career development.  

Angeles Convention Center, Room 403A.

Thursday, November 3 8:00-9:30 a.m.

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Fostering Children’s Cognitive Development and Vocabulary Through Lively Conversations

Powering Early Learning with Technology

How do lively conversations about books and stories shape how we learn and grow? How can educators tap into a child's natural desire to converse about ideas to foster lifelong learning? We'll look at a child's emerging development in language and literacy by examining groundbreaking research in lively conversations during shared reading. You'll hear practical ideas and recommendations on how to foster lively conversations while reading in your Pre-K classrooms. Learn how specific techniques of interactive shared reading, carefully selected books, and enriched environments can help you develop curious young minds. Anne E. Cunningham, University of California, Berkeley and Senior Author of Big Day for PreK. Presented by

Join us for a discussion on the importance of leveraging technology to make early childhood education fun, engaging, and impactful. Our panelists include a district-level administrator, a classroom teacher, and an instructional coach, all of whom have used the award-winning ABCmouse curriculum to build a foundation for academic success for our youngest learners. Learn how technology can enhance teaching and accelerate learning. The first 200 participants will receive ABCmouse backpacks. Dawn Ulley, Age of Learning, Inc.; Mary Carmen Alvarez, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District; Laura Bryant, Las Cruces Public Schools; Brandee Ramirez, Tustin Unified School District. Presented by Age of Learning.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

3:00–4:30 p.m. Online Education and the Early Childhood Educator

10:00–11:30 a.m. Social-Emotional Learning With the Second Step Program Participants in this interactive workshop will learn what the research says about teaching social-emotional skills and selfregulation to young children. Using the Second Step Program as an example, the presenter will share practical strategies for teaching empathy, problem solving, emotion management, friendship skills, and self-regulation using games, skill practice, and common language. Interested participants will also receive an access code to be trained in the Second Step Program. Amy Walker, Committee for Children.

The early childhood field is rapidly moving toward a more professional and highly-educated workforce. However, many individuals who work with young children and families have difficulty advancing their professional preparation due to constraints of time, money, and transportation. Online education offerings can be highly effective in meeting the professional development needs of early childhood caregivers, teachers, and administrators. These programs are more accessible and flexible than ever before. Martha Cheney, Walden University. Presented by Walden University.

Presented by Committee for Children.

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Spotlight Exhibitor Sessions

Los Angeles Convention Center

Friday, November 4 8:00–9:30 a.m.

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Using Work Sampling to Build Program Consistency and Coherence: A report from the Kamehameha Schools

Share your Feelings with LEGO® Education

Participants in this session can explore new approaches to obtaining degrees and certificates and learn how online programs can meet the needs of non-traditional learners who seek advancement in the early childhood field. Samuel Meisels, Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska; Judy Jablon, Judy Jablon, LLC. Presented by Pearson.

Social and emotional learning is one of the most important predictors of future success, as understanding emotions and social skills translates not only into kindergarten preparedness, but also students’ readiness for their entire educational and professional career. Join LEGO® Education as we further explore the idea of using handson manipulatives to increase preschoolers’ awareness of themselves and others around them. You’ll leave with ideas you can implement immediately in your classroom. Enter a drawing for the chance to win a LEGO® Education Build Me “Emotions” Set! Kevin Bolte, LEGO Education; Trine Thrane, LEGO Education. Presented by LEGO

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Education.

Interactive Literacy or Multi-Learning Books Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books, The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Get ready to sing, dance, and fall in love with early literacy. Learn how simple techniques such as music, movement, call and response, and repetition help children learn to read and fall in love with books. With his guitar and dynamic singing voice, Eric will have everyone singing, dancing and grooving. Watch for a Hollywood Party Golden Ticket giveaway at this session! Eric Litwin, author. Presented by Childcraft.

3:00–4:30 p.m. Relationships + Technology + Data = Transformative Family Engagement Every school in America needs to check off the “Family Engagement" box, but why? How can schools rethink their views of Family Engagement so it is not just “one more thing,” but is actually changing the behaviors of families and teachers? This session will explore how schools can use content, communication and a culture of change to transform the way they think about family engagement. All session attendees will receive a free ReadyRosie shirt! Emily Roden, ReadyRosie. Presented by ReadyRosie.

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Session

Stock up at the NAEYC Shop! Booth 1404, NAEYC Expo Hall The NAEYC Shop has everything you need to restock your professional library and your brain (and your cell phone!) Browse our collection of award-winning books and publications, network with colleagues, and take part in some fantastic giveaways. Download the NAEYC Events Mobile App to learn more!

Stop on by! 2016 NAEYC Shop Hours: Wednesday, November 2 5:30–7:30 p.m. (Expo Hall Grand Opening!) Thursday, November 3 9:00–10:00 a.m. (NAEYC Members Only) 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Friday, November 4 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5 8:00 30 a.m.–12:00 noon

Don’t forget your colleagues back home! The shop is full of great gift ideas for those who couldn’t make it to Los Angeles, including NAEYC water bottles, padfolios, earbuds, lanyards, lapel pins, and much more. PLUS stop by our NAEYC Gift Store in the South Lobby by Registration for additional gifts to take back to your colleagues! Refer to the Annual Conference mobile app for hours and details. 2016 NAEYC Annual Conference


Featured Sessions Wednesday, November 2

Opening Keynote Address 4:00–5:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, West Exhibit Hall A

E is for equity

Featuring Sesame Street’s Sonia Manzano

NAEYC appreciates the support

Sonia Manzano

of Pearson for sponsoring the session's simultaneous interpretation services.

Thursday, November 3 8:00–9:30 a.m.

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Mind, brain, and education science: A better way to think about what we do

Each one teach one: Strengthening the early childhood leadership pipeline

Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Judy Harris Helm, Best Practices Inc.; Karen Coyle, UPC Discovery.

Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Megan Madison, Brandeis University; Kia Ray, University of the District of Columbia; Kori Bardige, Learning Circle Consulting; Nick Terrones, Hilltop Children’s Center; William Strader, Facilitator of NAEYC’s Student Interest Forum; Ed Greene, Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN); Sebreana Domingue, Project LAUNCH. NAEYC appreciates the support of Learning Care Group as the sponsor of this session

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Featured Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m.

3:00–4:30 p.m.

President’s Featured Session: Elevating our power to create a more just world

Tap, click, read: New strategies to encourage literacy in a digital age

Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Tammy L. Mann, NAEYC President; Valora Washington, Council for Professional Recognition; Sherri Killins, The BUILD Initiative.

Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Michael Levine, Joan Ganz Center at Sesame Workshop; Lisa Guernsey, New America. NAEYC appreciates the

NAEYC appreciates

support of Council for

the support of

Professional Recognition

HighScope Education

as the sponsor of this

Research Foundation

featured session.

as the sponsor of this featured session.

Friday, November 4 8:00–9:30 a.m.

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Social justice education in a time of change and uncertainty: Responding to the challenges and opportunities for anti-bias educators

Principles for principals: Informing and supporting school leaders for pre-K through third grade

Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A John Nimmo, Portland State University; Louise DermanSparks, Pacific Oaks College; Debbie LeeKeenan, Lesley University; Mariana Souto-Manning, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Laura Bornfreund, New America; Kelly Pollitt, National Association of Elementary School Principals. NAEYC appreciates the support of Lakeshore Learning Materials

10:00–11:30 a.m. Translating social-emotional research into classroom practice: Using what we know to support children’s social-emotional development Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Tarima Levine, Bank Street College of Education; Davia Brown Franklyn, Bank Street College of Education.

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as the sponsor of this featured session.

3:00–4:30 p.m. “Todos los niños listos para leer” y la nueva generación de recursos en la biblioteca Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515B Alberto Pellicer, Denver Public Library.

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Featured Sessions Saturday, November 5 8:00–9:30 a.m. How storytelling creates better writers and readers: Inspiring young children with your own family and cultural stories to transcend the writing demands of the Common Core Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Antonio Sacre, UCLA Lab School.

9:45–11:15 a.m. “My brain is full of ideas!” Unleashing young children’s creative thinking in an exciting learning environment Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Rebecca Isbell, East Tennessee State University; Sonia Yoshizawa, East Tennessee State University.

Closing General Session 2:00–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Petree Hall and Petree Plaza

Rally for Early Ed for President! Susan Perry-Manning, NAEYC Governing Board Secretary; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC Chief Executive Officer; Invited: Mayor Eric Garcetti

12:15–1:45 p.m. Adventure play and anarchy zones: Ten ways to safely bring risk back to the lives of children Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Rusty Keeler, Earth Play. NAEYC appreciates the support of Community Playthings as the sponsor

Susan Perry-Manning

Rhian Evans Allvin

NAEYC appreciates the support of Waterford Institute as the sponsor of the Closing General Session.

of this featured session.

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Grandes Comienzos Los Angeles Convention Center Grandes Comienzos, the Spanish language and culture track, is celebrating its third year at NAEYC’s Annual Conference and will be even bigger in 2016! Grandes kicks off with opening session remarks by Sonia Manzano, who became one of the first Hispanic characters on national television when she joined the cast of Sesame Street as Maria. The initiative will include •

More than 40 sessions in Spanish (and another 12 in English) on topics such as advocacy, dual language learning, and family engagement.

Research Symposium Sessions that build on presentations at NAEYC’s 2016 National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development that addressed ethnicity, equity, and inequality. These sessions will provide space for participants to engage in deeper conversations about issues such as implicit bias and opportunity gaps as they affect Latino communities, children, families, and educators.

The popular Meet the Authors session, featuring John Parra, illustrator of Round Is a Tortilla, Green Is a Chile Pepper and many other wonderful children’s books.

The Latino Interest Forum’s open conversation and meeting, which will engage members who share a commitment to a strong, diverse early childhood profession that reflects and celebrates the growing Latino population of young children and families in our country.

The posters session (taking place inside the exhibit hall), featuring several Grandes Comienzos presenters.

A by-invitation-only roundtable event for stakeholders working at the nexus of early childhood education and Latino communities. As NAEYC works towards a comprehensive approach to engaging Latino educators and educators working with large Latino populations, we will focus this meeting on exploring strategies and supports for our diverse, inclusive early childhood field as we advance the early childhood profession.

Wednesday Sessions 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Moviendo y Aprendiendo: Experiencias de Movimiento Creativo para el Desarrollo y Aprendizaje de Bebes y Niños Pequeños Maria Tripodi, Wolf Trap Institute For Early Learning Through The Arts. Room 510

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No más palabras bonitas, queremos acción! Cómo construir un programa eficaz de coaching!

Poniendo en práctica: Acciones Esenciales para la observación e instrucción de los niños bilingües emergentes.

Berta Marinas, Academia Internacional Arabe Panamena. Room 518

Patricia Blanco, WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Room 511AB

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Grandes Comienzos Wednesday Sessions 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center The status of Latino children and families: Celebrating educational progress while overcoming new and old challenges Luis A. Hernandez, TTAS/Western Kentucky University; Jorge Saenz De Viteri, STG International Inc. Room 502B

La Interacción Poderosa: Promover el aprendizaje a través de la conexión entre maestra y alumno

Janette Merkel, Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Room 518

La integración de la tecnología intencionada en la edad preescolar.

Uso y eficacia de las técnicas de aprendizaje cinestético en la educación primaria. Margarita Marichal, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico; María de Lourdes López, Producciones Isla Verde; María del Carmen Marichal, Latin Art. Room 407 First- to Third-Graders

Michelle Linares, Dreyfous & Associates; Marelis Roman, Dreyfous & Associates. Room 501AB

Opening Keynote Address 4:00–5:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, West Exhibit Hall A

E is for equity

Featuring Sesame Street’s Sonia Manzano Sesame Street is one of the most iconic children’s television programs in history, but its legacy extends far beyond Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. The PBS show beloved by generations of children not only taught them the alphabet and how to count, it also spread the importance of diversity, tolerance, and respect. Sonia Manzano became one of the first Hispanic characters on national television when she joined the cast of Sesame Street as “Maria,” and quickly became a fan-favorite during her tenure of over 30 years on the show. Since then, she has emerged as a powerful advocate for young children, authoring several books and championing the importance of highquality early learning for all. Sonia’s Opening Keynote Address will discuss the critical role that early childhood educators play in the lives of children and their families, and how educators can be an advocate for systems and structures that promote equity, fairness, and tolerance.

Sonia Manzano

NAEYC appreciates the support of Pearson for sponsoring the session's simultaneous interpretation services.

This keynote address will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation provided in Spanish and Mandarin. We will have reserved seating exclusively for participants utilizing the simultaneous interpretation service and headsets. Please remember to return your headsets after the Opening session!

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Grandes Comienzos Thursday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Scaffolding language and literacy of young dual language learners in the preschool classroom through socio-dramatic play

“Te odio, no puedes jugar con nosotros”; desarrollando habilidades de auto-regulación para el éxito escolar.

Irasema Salinas-González, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Iliana Alanis, The University of Texas San Antonio; Maria Arreguin-Anderson, The University of Texas San Antonio. Room 501AB

Lety Valero, Educando en Conciencia; Mariana De Iturbide, Humanitree School. Room 409B

“Compromiso de padresAlianza por la Educación: Una manera sencilla de incrementar la participación de padres y reforzar el compromiso por la educación de sus niños.”

Todo lo que usted siempre ha querido saber sobre la credencial CDA Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition. Room 511AB

Maria Teresa Ruiz, purpleiam LLC. Room 501C

Thursday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Simultaneous language development in Early Head Start classrooms: Hispanic infants and toddlers learning two languages

Programa de Doble Inmersión: Cómo Observar, Planificar, Documentar y Evaluar utilizando el Currículo Creativo (GOLD)

Hilda Medrano, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Elda Perez, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Norma Azua, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Room 501C

Arlene Alcazar, District of Columbia Public School; Maribel Bravo, District of Columbia Public School. Room 511C

Diseñando casas para los 3 cerditos: el rol de la integración de las artes en la enseñanza de STEM

Gerry Dignan, Music Together LLC; Ana Trevino-Godfrey, Music Together LLC. Room 409B

¡Canciones Que Puedes Usar en la Clase el Lunes Por la Mañana!

Mayra Almodovar, Oklahoma State University; Marisel Torres-Crespo, Hood College. Room 501AB

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Grandes Comienzos Thursday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Spanish class can be a blast! How to create excitement teaching a foreign language by implementing dynamic and engaging classroom experiences with the use of puppets, music, dance, stories, and props Aida Rozenblum, Temple Dor Dorim. Room 501C

¡En armonia! Apoyando el desarrollo de las destrezas sociocívicas en el aula preescolar multicultural a traves de los estudios sociales Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University. Room 511C

DRDP 2015: Evaluación de Aprendizaje Temprano de California (Modelo de Lenguaje Dual) Tamarra Osborne, WestEd; Serene Yee, California Department of Education; Celina Aguilar, WestEd. Room 511AB

Thursday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center The value of playing in two languages for young children: Creating pedagogical and curricular ideas for enhancing literacy opportunities through play for dual language learners Diana Cortez-Castro, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Room 501C Kindergartners

Un Estudio de Investigación: El Habla de Matemáticas y Espacial Utilizada por Proveedoras y Asistentes Latinas en Hogares de Cuidado Infantil Jemima Munoz, Early childhood education consultant. Room 501AB

Soy Una Educadora: definiendo el profesionalismo y ser professional en el mundo de la educación infantil. Elizabeth Salazar, Geokids. Room 511C

Friday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Building better early education for linguistically and culturally diverse children: The secret is in the environment

¡Un niño jugando con muñecas! ¿Qué hago? Roles de género en la pre escolaridad y las implicaciones en la sala de clase.

Karen Nemeth, Language Castle LLC; Kathleen Hayes, Highlights High Five Magazines. Room 501C

Marisel N. Torres-Crespo, Hood College; Mayra Almodovar, Oklahoma State University; Julia Atiles, University of Missouri Kansas City. Room 501AB

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Acompañando a los padres en la crianza: Un reto para los maestros y Cuidadores. Un modelo de consultoria en Crianza. Juana Morales, Vueltacanela Centro de Desarrollo Infantil; Cecilia Zuleta, Taller de desarrollo Infantil VUENTACANELA. Room 510

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Grandes Comienzos Cultivando cerebros saludables a través del contacto visual, el contacto físico, la presencia y la interacción de juego en un mundo digital. Leticia Valero, Loving Guidance; Katja Von Elbe, Loving Guidance. Room 409B

Todo lo Que siempre Quiso Saber Acerca de la Utilización Gratuita de Californiade los Recursos para Apoyar Participación en la Familia (Modelo de Lenguaje Dual) Celina Aguilar, WestEd; Heidi Mendenhall, WestEd. Room 511AB

Friday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Meet the authors and illustrators: Children’s literature at NAEYC Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University; Deborah Underwood, author; Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator; John Parra, illustrator. Concourse Hall 152 Language & Literacy NAEYC appreciates the support of Learning Care Group as the sponsor of this session.

Abriendo Puertas: Opening doors for the aspirations of every family in their child’s development and learning success Luis A. Hernandez, TTAS/Western Kentucky University; Sandra Gutierrez, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors. Room 501AB

“El convertirse en un Especialista CDA en Desarrollo Profesional: cómo hacer la gran diferencia en su comunidad” Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition. Room 511AB

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Liderazgo escolar que si funciona: Transformando el conflicto, los chismes, y la negatividad, en comunicación, compromiso y colaboración. Lety Valero, Loving Guidance. Room 409B

Motivando con el ejemplo: Como el trabajo en equipo se enciende en presencia de un líder creativo, preocupado y entregado. Michelle Valencia, Kinder Gym/ Gymboree Play & Music El Condado Ecuador. Room 502A

Procesos de transformación de la instrucción matemática en primaria por medio del desarrollo profesional, la vinculación de los Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, y estándares del NCTM como reforma curricular e integración de la tecnología digital (apps, tablas y Geogebra) y el laboratorio de matemáticas en México María Antonieta Bermúdez Piñón, Instituto Oxford México; Mariana Terrés Rosas, Instituto Oxford México; María de los Ángeles Catalina Pérez Viramontes, Instituto Oxford México; Gloria Larios Barrera, Instituto Oxford México. Room 511C

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Grandes Comienzos Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Dual language learning in the classroom and beyond: How to connect with children and their families who are dual language learners—Promoting their social well-being at school and in the community Anjanette Russell, University of Georgia; Darius Phelps, University of Georgia. Room 501C

¡Juego, aprendo y me divierto! Actividades irresistibles para fomentar la exploración matemática en el salón preescolar Ruth Mena, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Grace Ramos, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar Universidad de Puerto Rico. Room 501AB

How Many? Counting is more complex than meets the eye. Rebeca Itzkowich, Erikson Institute; Lisa Ginet, Erikson Institute. Room 511AB Kindergartners

Estrategias para reconocer e interactuar con la diversidad lingüística y cultural en el campo de educación temprana Hannah Riddle, SolBe Learning. Room 511C

Friday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center

Featured Session “Todos los niños listos para leer” y la nueva generación de recursos en la biblioteca Este taller explora el importante papel de los padres como primeros maestros y proporciona diversas ideas sobre cómo incorporar actividades cotidianas como hablar, leer, cantar, escribir y jugar para apoyar el desarrollo del aprendizaje temprano, tanto en la casa como en el salón. Los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de aprender actividades muy fáciles de implementar y con un gran impacto en las destrezas de los niños. Descubriremos también la variedad de recursos que las bibliotecas ofrecen hoy en día para los docentes y las familias.

Alberto Pellicer

Alberto Pellicer, Denver Public Library. Room 515B Preschoolers

Colaboracion y creatividad: Migrant Head Start partnerships across communities and states Georgianna Duarte, Indiana State University; Thania Gonzalez, Teaching Mentoring Communities Head Start. Room 501AB

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Enseñando con el corazón: Desarrollando control de impulsos, disposición y logro de metas a través de la seguridad, conexión y resolución de problemas.

Ingeniería en una caja- Apoyando las habilidades del siglo 21, el Pensamiento Crítico, conciencia cultural y participación de Padres.’Creaciones con su imaginación en mente’

Lety Rangel, Educando en Conciencia; Ivette Alkon, Eton School. Room 409B

Maria Teresa Ruiz, purpleiam LLC. Room 511AB

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Grandes Comienzos Friday 4:30–6:00 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center NAEYC’s Poster session

Aprender un segundo idioma a través de proyectos

Impact of Head Start’s degree requirements on culturally competent but linguistically challenged early childhood teachers: An action plan for college readiness

La “Practica Reflexion de participacion de la Familia.” 

Smita Mathur, James Madison University.

Miya Raspberry, CentroNia Institute.

Sylvia Castro, Comunidad Educativa Entorno. First- to Third-Graders

Expo Hall, South Exhibit Hall G

Using the PLS-5 Screening Test (English and Spanish) for culturally sensitive screening of emerging communication and language skills for children birth through age 6 Nancy Castilleja, Pearson Assessment; Irla Lee Zimmerman, consultant, Preschool Assessment.

Saturday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Honoring dual language voices in the early childhood classroom Debra Paz, Rice University School Literacy and Culture; Lori Espinoza, Houston Independent School District. Room 501C

“Hago Todo lo que me Dicen y Nada Funciona”: Más Allá de la Estrategia, Descubriendo Nuestra Capacidad de Conectarnos con los Niños a Nuestro Cargo. Bernadette Herran, Mindful Discipline Representing Conscious Discipline in Arizona. Room 511C

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Cómo mejorar las interacciones del Apoyo Emocional a través del sistema CLASS Erika Flores, Teachstone; Lorena Sernett, Teachstone. Room 501AB

Cuando usar hoja de ejerciciosNunca Soraya Valle, Broward County Public Schools; Beatriz Pillier, Broward County Public Schools. Room 511AB

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Grandes Comienzos Saturday Sessions 9:45–11:15 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Engaging and supporting Latino families through Abriendo Puertas, an evidence-based parenting, leadership, and advocacy training program Norma Amezcua, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation; Jyotsna Pattnaik, California State University, Long Beach; Georgina Portillo, California State University, Long Beach. Room 501AB

El proceso de crear una escuela de dos idiomas Ryan Pontier, Miami Dade College. Room 501C

Estableciendo el Cimiento: Los Primeros Años Marcan para Siempre Connie Espinoza, Child and Family Resources. Room 511C

Saturday Sessions 12:15–1:45 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center Exploración de Mech-A-Blocks: Bloques de patrones de gran escala con piezas móviles. Cherubim Cannon, Public School 5, Brooklyn, New York; Emmy MatiasLeonard, The Earth School, New York, NY. Room 511AB

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Permanecer y Jugar al aire libre todo el día: Incrementando el aprendizaje con el uso del ambiente al aire libre, a través del proceso de evaluación de calidad.

The What, Why, and How of High-Quality Programs for Infants—Item 2100

Brittney Watts, North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project; Carolina Parrish, North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project; Megan Porter, North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project. Room 511C

The What, Why, and How Book Series

The What, Why, and How of High-Quality Programs for Toddlers— Item 2101 The What, Why, and How of HighQuality Programs for Preschoolers— Item 2102 The What, Why, and How of High-Quality Schools for Kindergartners— Item 2103 The What, Why, and How of High-Quality Schools for Children in First, Second, and Third Grades—Item 2104 List $2

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Say Hello to the New NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs It’s an exciting time for professional preparation at NAEYC! The higher education accreditation system has recently expanded beyond accrediting associate degree programs to include programs at the baccalaureate and master’s degree levels! Start your program’s accreditation journey now at www.NAEYC.org/HigherEdAccred or send an email to highered@naeyc.org for more information.

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NAEYC congratulates the 177 institutions across the nation that currently have accredited programs, and thanks the 10 institutions participating in the pilot of the expanded accreditation system. Your dedication to highquality professional preparation for educators of young children is crucial to advancing the early learning profession.

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Student Networking Center

Los Angeles Convention Center, NAEYC Expo Hall South Exhibit Hall G, Booth #748 Pop into the Student Networking Center and meet other students, members of the Young Professionals Advisory Council, faculty, and NAEYC leaders!

Student Networking Center is Co-Sponsored by:

Thursday, November 3 Workshop and Lunch sponsored by Walden University

Please reserve your seat in advance at ​www.naeyc.org/conference/newthisyear.

9:00–9:30 a.m.

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Student orientation

Have Lunch On Us!

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Students, faculty and advisors from Walden University will be on hand to share their learned lessons and to hear about your experiences. Reservation Required.

Complimentary headshot opportunity at the Career Center

10:00–11:30 a.m. Exploring your mission, vision and passion

1:00–2:30 p.m. Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: Strategies to Cope

3:00–4:30 p.m. Developing your eagle eye: Essential observation skills for assessing young children

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Student Networking Center Friday, November 4 Workshop and Lunch sponsored by Bright Horizons

Please reserve your seat in advance at ​www.naeyc.org/conference/newthisyear.       

9:00–9:30 a.m. Student orientation

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Complimentary headshot opportunity at the Career Center

10:00–11:30 a.m. Steer Your Early Childhood Career: Panel Discussion A panel of early childhood professionals will share their educational and varied career paths in the field. This interactive session will help you consider how you can “take the wheel” to steer your career as you progress from student to early childhood professional, and the variety of opportunities that await you!

1:00–2:30 p.m. Everything you wanted to know about teaching young children with disabilities (but were afraid to ask)

3:00–4:30 p.m. Student Interest Forum Business Meeting and T-Shirt Swap Bring a t-shirt from school and meet, mingle, and network with future leaders, mentors, and friends at the annual business meeting. We will set goals and discuss how the Student Interest Forum can meet your needs as a future leader in Early Childhood Education.

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Have Lunch On Us! Students, faculty, and advisors are invited to join representatives from Bright Horizons to discuss Early Childhood Education careers, internship opportunities, and more over lunch.

Saturday, November 5 Welcome local area students! 9:00–9:30 a.m.

11:15 a.m.–Noon

Student orientation

Complimentary headshot opportunity at the Career Center

9:45–11:15 a.m. Finding your voice as an educator: Being comfortable with the uncomfortable conversations

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The election may be in just a few days … ... but our work is never done. Thanks to our generous members, supporters, and donors, NAEYC has accomplished so much this year to ensure that early learning public policy stays on the national agenda. Those efforts can’t go to waste. Please donate to NAEYC so that we can tell our next President that early childhood educators are vital to society and should be compensated as such. Our work depends on your support. Please learn more about our advocacy efforts and consider making a tax-deductible donation to commemorate your time at the conference at www.NAEYC.org/16for2016.

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Interest Forums Interested in networking, exploring topics, and advocating for issues you are passionate about?   NAEYC interest forums—self-organized groups of members—are being revitalized!  Learn about all the exciting new work, new software platform, and how to get involved in a topic or issue you care passionately about wherever you live.  Attend the session, Continuing the Conversation When You Are Home: NAEYC Interest Forums, Grandes Comienzos, and Good Start (Saturday, November 5, 12:15–1:45 p.m., in Room 502A, Los Angeles Convention Center) to learn more. 

It is free for members to join an Interest Forum. Join as many groups as you like and stay connected throughout the year! Find more information about each forum online at www.naeyc.org/community/interest-forums.

Culture

Social Issues

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Latino Interest Forum

• Children’s Global Issues Community Interest Forum • Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest Forum • PEACE Educators Interest Forum

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

Spirituality

Asian Interest Forum Black Caucus Interest Forum

• Men in Education Network (M.E.N.) Interest Forum • Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network (TIECN)

• Young Children’s Spirituality Interest Forum • Faith Based Interest Forum

Health, Science and Technology

Student and Professional

• Early Childhood Science Interest Forum • Health and Safety Interest Forum • Technology and Young Children Interest Forum Play and Policy

• Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum • Young Children and Nature Interest Forum Program Focus

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At Risk and Special Needs Interest Forum Family Child Care Interest Forum Infant Toddler Professionals Interest Forum

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Career/Professional Development Systems Community Community Collaboration Interest Forum Diversity and Equity Education for Adults Early Childhood Consultants and Authors Ethics in Early Childhood Education Student Interest Forum (SIF) of NAEYC

Proposed Interest Forum

This is a group that will hold a meeting to determine interest in forming a new forum.

• Rural Early Childhood Educators

Kindergarten Interest Forum Laboratory Schools Interest Forum

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

Wednesday, November 2 Welcome and Orientation: A Safe Space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Educators The LGBT Interest Forum welcomes all lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender educators. Led by facilitators, this is an opportunity to learn about sessions of interest and to share and reflect on ways that LGBT educators are supported. Participants are encouraged to offer insights

and seek out support from other members of the LGBT community. Contact Robin Fox for more information at foxr@uww.edu. 12:30–3:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Georgia

Thursday, November 3 The Black Caucus Interest Forum is in the early stages of reorganizing with a specific focus on resolving the achievement gap that is having a devastating impact on the opportunities available to Black and Brown children. Come participate in a discussion of this multi year initiative. Contact Jerlean Daniel for more information at blackcaucusif@gmail.com. 7:00–8:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Platinum Ballroom HI The Children of Incarcerated Parents (CHIPS) Interest Forum invites you to join others with an interest in the impact of having a parent in prison for the children in your care or in your personal life. Hear about new additions to the CHIPS Interest Forum website at NAEYC, interviews with experts in the field including our own Interest Forum members, and reviews of children’s books aimed at those with incarcerated family members. Share your suggestions to develop the website. Bring issues to problem solve and discuss a project(s) for the CHIPS Interest Forum to do in the coming year. For more information contact Fran Roznowski at froznowski@cpsd.us. 7:00–9:00 p.m. JW Marriott, Atrium 1

Join experienced, new, and potential authors and consultants as we share our stories and key resources from the field at the Early Childhood Consultants and Authors Interest Forum. We always have a lively discussion and learn insider secrets from each other. This year we will take a look at how changes at NAEYC can influence our work. For more information, contact Karen Nemeth at Karen@languagecastle.com. 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 306AB Join the Kindergarten Interest Forum for a dialogue with others who are interested in kindergarten issues. Come prepared to share ideas that support developmentally appropriate practices in programs for 5- and 6-year- olds. For additional information or questions, contact Marie Kielty at mariekielty@comcast.net. 5:30–6:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Olympic 2 Join the Technology and Young Children Interest Forum to discuss issues related to young children and technology. We will continue our ongoing discussion of the latest ways to promote the developmentally appropriate use of technology in early childhood education, and talk about new ways to connect more closely with NAEYC members as an interest forum. Contact Diane Bales at dbales@uga.edu for more information. 6:00–7:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Olympic 1

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Interest Forums TIECN, the Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network, is a gathering that includes early childhood leaders, professionals, and aspiring leaders from a diversity of programs. Our mission is to provide a network that enlightens and informs those charged with educating our tribal or indigenous young children and their families and advocating for their future welfare. We plan yearly forums to share/discuss some of the most critical current issues, including the preparation of teachers/staff working in indigenous communities or with indigenous children from these communities. We welcome anyone who would like to contribute to or participate in our endeavors. Please contact Cathy Gutierrez-Gomez at cggomez@unm.edu with any questions.

The Young Children’s Spirituality Interest Forum will have its annual meeting immediately following its session, Honoring the Spirit of the Child: Incorporating Spirituality Into the Early Childhood Classroom, in the same room. We plan to continue the discussion begun during the seminar, plan for our activities in the coming year, and hear from our members what you would like to have all of us do, especially in light of the new, user-friendly Interest Forum Website, which will allow more member participation in our activities. Questions? Contact John Surr at jsurr@verizon.net. 5:00–6:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 406AB

5:00–7:00 p.m. JW Marriott, Diamond Ballroom 8/9

Friday, November 4 The Diversity and Equity Interest Forum provides a “brave space” for early care and education professionals to dialogue about their personal and professional questions regarding all of the challenges and opportunities of diversity and equity (including matters of race, ethnicity, identity, culture, class, sexuality and ability). We seek to include both people who are coming to these issues for the first time as well as people who have done this work for many years. All can take part in discussions about available resources, philosophical questions, program implementation, and community building, no matter where they are in their journey toward equity. This year, our conversation will focus on bringing our experience and expertise to NAEYC in future years. Please join us to continue the dialogue! Contact Megan Madison at megan.p.r.madison@gmail.com for more information. 10:00–11:30 a.m. JW Marriott, Atrium 3 Join the Early Childhood Science Interest Forum as we connect as early childhood educators sharing our passion for learning and building our understanding of the nature of quality science teaching and learning. Contact the ECSIF for more information by email, naeyc.ecsif@gmail.com; or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Early-ChildhoodScience-Interest-Forum-naeyc/140431919391071.

The Latino Interest Forum is opened to all early childhood practitioners who have the best interest of Latino children and families. Join us to network and connect with your compadres and comadres! And join us for a post meeting gathering at Don Chente restaurant, across from the Convention Center, at 1248 S. Figueroa Street. Nos Vemos en Los Angeles ! Contact Jorge Saenz De Viteri at jsaenzdeviteri@optonline.net or Luis Hernandez, Luiswku@aol.com. Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/Latino.Interest.Forum/ 5:00-6:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 406AB The LGBT Interest Forum business meeting orients all conferees to the LGBT professional and educational opportunities at the Annual Conference and throughout the year under the auspices of the Interest Forum. We will review the past year’s accomplishments and make plans for the upcoming year, especially NAEYC’s 2017 Annual Conference, in light of participant needs and interests. All are welcome. The annual Interest Forum dinner will follow the business meeting—location TBA. Contact Jim Clay, LGBT IF Cofacilitator, at 202-716-7795 or jclay@bankstreet.edu. 5:00–6:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Atrium 1

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. JW Marriott, Atrium 1

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Interest Forums Men in Education (M.E.N.) Network Interest Forum invites men AND women to its annual meeting. Take the time to learn and share information on a variety of activities for men, fathers, and others who have an impact on the lives of young children. Learn about what’s happening in the United States, and internationally (particularly the United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway). Find out how to recruit more men to your program, and how to support and retain the men you already have. Help set the future agenda for the interest forum, have fun, and make new friends! For more information, contact Frances M. Carlson, 770-528-3976, fcarlson@chattahoocheetech.edu, Rodney L. West Sr., 619472-0283, MwalimuRodney@cs.com, or Bryan G. Nelson, 612-724-3430, BGNelson@MenTeach.org. 6:00–7:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Platinum Ballroom AB Our PEACE Educators Interest Forum annual meeting will immediately follow the Interest Forum-sponsored presentation, Enabling Young Children to Move Toward Creating Peaceful Communities: A Peace Camp Model, in the same room. We will conduct the annual meetings of both the Interest Forum and Peace Educators Allied for Children Everywhere (PEACE), engaging members in planning for the coming year, especially in light of the new, user-friendly Interest Forum website. We want to hear your voices about what you want from us. Questions? Contact: John Surr, jsurr@verizon.net. 5:00–6:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 303AB The Play, Policy, & Practice Interest Forum invites you to our annual leadership and advocacy business meeting. Lend a hand in strengthening play as the heart of early childhood education. Discuss this year’s workshops, plan next year’s sessions, brainstorm ideas for the Play, Policy, and Practice “Connections”, social media campaign, get involved in one of our action committees—Vision, Research, Practice, Communication and Technology, Public Policy, and State Affiliates. The Patricia Monighan Nourot, Professor Edgar Klugman, and the Play, Policy, and Practice Graduate Student Research Awards will be presented. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Contact Marcia L. Nell at marcialnell@gmail.com.

Young children living in rural America face unique challenges due to their location. Early childhood educators are faced with many struggles related to the lack of resources and access to services in rural areas. The meeting of the proposed Rural Early Childhood Educators Interest Forum is being convened to determine if the interest among members is present to form an Interest Forum to support rural educators and address the needs of rural children. Contact: Dr. Cathy Grace at cwgrace@olemiss.edu for additional information. 9:00–10:00 a.m. JW Marriott, Georgia Meet, mingle, and network with future leaders, mentors, and friends at the annual business meeting. We will set goals and discuss how the Student Interest Forum can meet your needs as a future leader in early childhood education. Contact Nancy Moretti at Nancy.Moretti@pennfoster.edu or 401-6369528 for more information. 3:00–4:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, NAEYC Expo Hall, Student Networking Center, South Exhibit Hall G, Booth #748 Join the Young Children and Nature Interest Forum for a lively discussion of how the early childhood community can support children’s connections with nature. There are many important programs and initiatives afoot and great things are happening! Hear from those working in the field directly with children, as well as researchers, authors, and others. This meeting will highlight a few programs of national interest and share some current research. We will have time for brainstorming about the year to come. Bring your questions, your ideas, and your interest. All are welcome. Contact Patty Born-Selly with questions at smallwondersmn@gmail.com or 612-501-5179. 9:00–10:00 a.m. JW Marriott, Atrium 1

6:00–8:00 p.m. JW Marriott, Atrium 3

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Networking Wednesday, November 2 This fall board meeting is open to all conference attendees who are interested in learning more about the work of OMEP-USA and its programs. Contact Jean Simpson at drjean15@yahoo.com. 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. JW Marriott, Atrium 3

Thursday, November 3 This general membership meeting is open to all conference attendees who are interested in joining OMEP-USA and would like information about the global perspective of the organization. Contact Jean Simpson at drjean15@yahoo.com. 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 2 All conferees are invited to attend the OMEP-USA Global Perspectives Seminar: Programs From Around the World— Their Similarities, Differences, and the Impact for the Field. This presentation, via a panel of experienced and well-traveled early childhood educators will focus on some historical and present differences and similarities of early childhood programs across the continents. Explore how much has been learned from these programs and what can be taken away. For further information, visit www.omep-usa.org, or contact Jean Simpson at drjean15@yahoo.com. 1:00–2:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 2

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OMEP-USA invites attendees to its poster session on the culture of childhood: How childhood is reflected at home, in school, and in the community. Poster presentations representing communities around the world in home, school or community settings will be featured. The world community is similar in many way and these poster sessions will highlight likenesses as well as differences. For further information, visit www.omep-usa.org or contact Jean Simpson at drjean15@yahoo.com. 3:00–4:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 2 The Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) invites PITC graduates and other early childhood professionals interested in infant/toddler topics to meet with PITC staff and faculty for food, drinks, and sparkling conversation. Information on PITC Trainings and materials will be available. For additional information visit the PITC Exhibit Booth #1843, or contact Alicia Tuesta at 415-289-2300 or atuesta@wested.org. 6:00–8:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Georgia

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Separate Fee Workshops

Preregistration —including a separate registration fee—was required in advance for NAEYC’s Separate Fee Workshops. On-site registration is not available.

Tuesday, November 1 Learning About the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct: A Workshop for Educators

Using Powerful Interactions With Adults to Promote Children’s Learning and Success

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 308AB

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 406AB

Higher Education Self-Study Workshop: Meeting NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards

NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs: What’s New for 2017!

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 403B

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Wednesday Sessions Advocacy/Public Policy #1 | NAEYC Affiliate Leadership Day

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

JW Marriott, Platinum Ballroom E Affiliate board members and staff at the local and state levels 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. NAEYC Appreciates the support of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as the sponsor of the Affiliate Leadership Day and Luncheon.

#3 | Supporting and respecting infant care teachers: The base of quality for infant/toddler child care 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Learn how the treatment and status of infant care teachers impacts the quality of care infants and toddlers receive. Presenters will examine the various stresses in the lives of caregivers that are linked with disruptive classroom experiences and harmful relationships with infants and toddlers. Learn about policies and practices for supporting infant care teachers and subsequently increasing quality. J. Ronald Lally, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies; Peter Mangione, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies; Julie Weatherston, WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies; Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, American River College. Infants and Toddlers

Arts (Performing & Visual Arts) #4 | The Hallway Project: Using school-wide collaborative art as a means of teaching and exploring math, science, language, literacy, and social-emotional development in an early childhood center #2 | Welcome and Orientation: A Safe Space for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender educators 12:30–3:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Georgia The LGBT Interest Forum welcomes all lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender educators. Led by facilitators, this is an opportunity to learn about sessions of interest and to share and reflect on ways that LGBT educators are supported. Participants are encouraged to offer insights and seek out support from other members of the LGBT community. Robin Fox, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; James Clay, School for Friends; Brian Silveira, Pacific Primary.

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12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 406AB Learn how a school-wide collaborative art project can transform school corridors into beautifully colored and textured 3-D artistic representations of environments such as a tropical rainforest, a desert, or a Persian palace. Understand how collaboration enhances children’s social-emotional development and serves as a springboard for teaching and exploring math, science, language, and literacy. Discover how you can provide sensory, play, and process art experiences that will provide rich opportunities for exploration, discovery, and creative expression. Presenters will actively engage the participants as adult learners through many small-group hands-on activities to allow them to have these experiences themselves. Sari Abrams, Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am; Angie Bass, Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am; Francine Farkas, Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am; Luba Nikitenko, Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am; Jenny Cowan, Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am; Mona Raoufpour, Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am; Debbie Abeles, Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am. Preschoolers

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Wednesday Sessions Assessment of Young Children

Cognitive Development

#5 | Meaningful assessments that keep it real: Quality assessments that work better with authentic materials and secure relationships

#7 | Building bright futures: Learning to learn through the respectful Educaring® Approach

12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 403A Learn about assessment strategies based on solid, well-tested principles and best practices that will help show program administrators and teachers that getting the best information about a child’s understanding comes at the time of authentic exploration with simple, open-ended materials. If program staff take the time to document how children process and use information, it is more likely that accurate and complete information will be gathered. Presenters will share principles, practices, and materials that will assist administrators and teachers with this sensitive assessment process in a way that honors each child’s unique abilities, their zone of proximal development, and their authentic experiences with materials and people. Patricia Ryan, Two Pillars Early Childhood Consulting Group; Amy Weaver, Amy Weaver Educational Consulting. Infants and Toddlers

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention #6 | Sensory processing—what makes me “me” and you “you”: On the road to understanding sensory processing and sensory processing disorders comes from understanding one’s own sensory preferences and avoids 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 406AB Because children’s sensory challenges and their responses to them often appear as inappropriate behaviors to staff/ teachers, attendees will become familiar with and exchange information about each component of their own sensory systems so that they can then relate to those of the children. Explore each component of the sensory system and gain a greater understanding of how behaviors, preferences, and life in general are governed by our sensory needs. Mary Wonderlick, NAEYC At-Risk & Special Needs Interest Forum.

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12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 153AB Learn how cutting-edge neuroscience research aligns with The Educaring® Approach, which offers guidance and support for infant and toddler professionals who are often pressured to teach skills and concepts at the expense of forming deeply satisfying, secure relationships. Explore how and why daily care routines and responsive, conversational interactions with adults build the critical attachment foundations from birth that necessarily precede productive exploration through play with objects and peers. Practice seeing infants with new eyes and learn to identify and describe the lessons babies are teaching themselves through their self-initiated, joyful, and self-confident spontaneous activity, building mental and physical wellness. Understand ways to deepen your awareness that sensitive caregiving combined with self-directed play is the best way for young children to learn and thus must be valued above all by Educarers. Elizabeth Memel, Resources for Infant Educarers®; Polly Elam, Resources for Infant Educarers®; Ruth Anne Hammond, Resources for Infant Educators®; Jill Getto Lee, Resources for Infant Educators®; Elsa Chahin, Resources for Infant Educators®; Erica Orosco Cruz, Resources for Infant Educarers®; Katherine Bussey, Resources for Infant Educarers®; Melissa Coyné, Resources for Infant Educarers®. Infants and Toddlers

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches #8 | Environments that support a learning mindset with infants and toddlers: Fostering attitudes of curiosity, care, and compassion using Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 153AB Learn about Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach and its associated principles and practices, including primary caregiving, small groups sizes, time for free play, tarry time, selective intervention, consistency and predictability of routines, and continuity of care as a means toward overall healthy infant/toddler development for children in group care programs. Understand how quality of care of the interpersonal and physical environments directly affects the development of behavior and attitudes in infants and toddlers. Young children internalize the way they are cared for and use that care as a basis for their own attitudes and behaviors, which is one of the many reasons that principles and practices

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#9 | Stories from Reggio Emilia and the United States: Examining the role of the teacher as researcher 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 408B Curiosity is a wonderful thing. It drives both children and their teachers to ask relevant and fresh questions and to investigate the relational and physical worlds of their classrooms and beyond. This presentation focuses on the concept of the teacher as researcher in the contexts of early childhood programs in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and the United States. Observe and reflect on the process, decisions, and actions of the teacher in the role of researcher. Discuss the role of observation, reflection and documentation in teachers’ and children’s joint efforts to develop strategies to pursue authentic questions and to test their theories about the world within and beyond the classroom. Margie Cooper, North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA); Lella Gandini, Reggio Children; Amelia Gambetti, Reggio Children; Jeanne Goldhaber, North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA).

Diversity & Equity #10 | Sharing best practices from indigenous early childhood education: Networking with TIECN 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 150C Learn about best practices for addressing issues relative to working with indigenous children and families, including culturally responsive services and curriculum. Presenters will highlight early childhood leaders and professionals from a diversity of programs serving indigenous communities across the country, and will focus on some of the most critical current issues, including current policy, preparing native and nonnative teachers, culturally responsive teaching, sensitive awareness of cultural practices, and language maintenance and language loss. Cathy Gutierrez-Gomez, University of New Mexico; Danielle Lansing, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute; Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, American Indian College Fund; Lisa Towery, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

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#11 | Yes, we are all biased! The impact of implicit bias in early childhood programs 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 309 Developing a child-centered, culturally relevant, affirming, and supportive environment improves child outcomes and decreases the incidents of challenging behaviors in early childhood settings. Learn how to be aware of your own personal biases and the importance of critical reflection in addressing racial inequities. Engage in techniques that promote cultural congruence between the child and teacher and the home and school. Discover proven strategies to reduce implicit bias in the early childhood classroom. Rosemarie Allen, Metropolitan State University of Denver. Preschoolers

#12 | Valuing diversity: Developing a deeper understanding of the individual needs of all young children and key strategies that improve behavioral and learning outcomes through cultural and linguistic connections 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 403A Two national experts on cultural and linguistic development and early learning and behavior will discuss both seminal works and recent research from the field. Guided group discussion will follow, as well as self-assessment and reflection and active processing of the information about cultural and linguistic factors that impact teaching practice, child behavior, early learning, and student outcomes. Video clips and vignette examples will provide opportunities for participants to discuss, analyze, and synthesize what they’ve learned. The session will conclude with an individualized implementation and self-improvement planning process to ensure the participants are ready to use the knowledge gained in this session. Karen Nemeth, Language Castle LLC; Barbara Kaiser, consultant.

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Wednesday Sessions #13 | Using literature to promote diversity and support culturally and linguistically diverse learners 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 303AB Participants will begin by examining their own beliefs about culture, diversity, and language learning and the ways their beliefs impact their practices. Presenters will share a brief research summary of best practices for meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse children as well as practical strategies for selecting and using appropriate multicultural children’s literature to enhance all children’s learning. Participants will work in small groups to develop outcomes-based lesson plans incorporating a multicultural picture book. The session will end with a 3-2-1 reflection where participants will identify 3 things they learned, 2 questions they still have, and 1 thing they will do as a result of participating in the session. Faith Polk, Brandman University; Tamarah Williams, Brandman University; Litia Wilson, Brandman University; Courtney Powell, Westside School District. Preschoolers

#14 | Preschool educators’ roles in creating supportive spaces for gender exploration and expression 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 306AB While gender studies research has found that preschool-age children are already forming their views of gender, there is little understanding of how early childhood educators influence affirmative gender identity development and how bias might influence their decisions. Come to this dynamic and highly interactive workshop for opportunities to (a) critically analyze social constructs of gender, (b) understand how preschool-age children develop their gender identities, and (c) co-develop pedagogical strategies to implement in the classroom with young children. Shaun-Adrian Choflá, Butte College. Preschoolers

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#15 | Building anti-racist schools: Strategies to addressing race and racism in our classrooms and schools 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 408A This workshop will engage participants in a discussion of how racism is manifested within our own schools and how children come to experience race and racism, as well as identifying critical tools we can use to address race and foster a critical dialogue with children. This interactive session will explore key racial equity concepts and strategies that support an educator’s ability to identify, interrupt, and address racial inequity in their elementary classrooms and schools. Educators will walk away with a deeper understanding and practical tools for engaging in sense-making conversations about racial equity that lead to productive action. Benny Vasquez, Border Crossers. First- to Third-Graders

Environmental Education for Children #16 | From preschool to “treeschool”: Supporting young children’s growth and development with the wonder of trees 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 306AB In most neighborhoods, trees are all around us ... in our backyard, on the playground, beside the road, in the local park, and the nearby forest or woods. Trees are so commonplace in our environments that sometimes we forget the great learning that can occur when children and adults notice, explore, and appreciate these natural wonders. Through storytelling and beautiful real-life images, this presentation offers an understanding of what high-quality environmental education looks like for preschool-age children using trees as a focus for our exploration. With hands-on opportunities to explore award-winning activities, materials, and guidelines, participants will discover how to create experiences for children that are developmentally appropriate, effective, fun, and relevant for everyone. Participants will take home innovative strategies and resources to spark children’s curiosity and adventure by building a great environmental education program—and help transport children’s experiences from preschool to “treeschool.” Sandra Duncan, Nova Southeastern University; Heather Fox, Dimensions Educational Research Foundation; Jaclyn Stallard, Project Learning Tree; Betty Olivolo, Natural Start Alliance; Christy Merrick, Natural Start Alliance. Preschoolers

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Wednesday Sessions Family Engagement & Support #17 | Improving young children’s sleep together: Using sleep strategies to strengthen the partnership between parents and educators and support the health and development of young children 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 402A Sleep has a direct impact on a child’s brain, development, and ability to learn. What parents do at home around nighttime sleep and what the provider does for naps can often create conflict. Infant and toddler centers, preschools, and Head Start facilities have the unique opportunity to engage parents in dialogue around family sleep practices. This workshop will provide professionals with (a) a better understanding of young children’s biological sleep needs and how sleep impacts development and health, (b) creative strategies to optimize sleep in a group setting, and (c) realistic approaches and tools to strengthen the communication between provider and parents so they can work as partners in helping young children sleep better. Teresa Stewart, Teresa Stewart: Family Solutions.

#18 | I can deal with the children—it’s the parents! Dealing with difficult parents, conflict, and negotiation management 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 411 Do you find conflict and negotiation to be difficult? Many early education leaders struggle to balance the needs and wants of the parents and clients, along with keeping strong and workable business strategies. This training session outlines a format for dealing effectively with difficult parents and clients. The principles discussed will also help with family and work relationships, as well as business negotiations. Bradley Smith, National Institute of Child Care Management (NICCM).

Global Perspectives #19 | Global welcome: An orientation for international attendees 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502A During this informal session, attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with the NAEYC Global Engagement team, connect with fellow international attendees, and have a brief, informal orientation to this year’s NAEYC Annual Conference. Volunteers will be present to provide translation, answer questions, and guide you to your next stop. Stephanie Olmore, NAEYC.

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Grandes Comienzos—English #20 | The status of Latino children and families: Celebrating educational progress while overcoming new and old challenges 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502B Identify and acquire new updates on research, practices, and policies impacting Latino children and families and those who work with them. Participants will learn the extent to which NAEYC supports and promotes communities of learning that support the culture and language of children and families. Luis A. Hernandez, TTAS/Western Kentucky University; Jorge Saenz De Viteri, STG International Inc.

Grandes Comienzos—Spanish #21 | Moviendo y Aprendiendo: Experiencias de Movimiento Creativo para el Desarrollo y Aprendizaje de Bebes y Niños Pequeños 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 510 Este taller incorpora conceptos básicos de danza al currículo diario de los bebes y niños pequeños para estimular enseñanza basado en el arte. Participantes examinarán como incorporar danza y movimiento creativo al currículo como técnica para aumentar el aprendizaje y desarrollo de bebes y niños pequeños. Los participantes exploraran el ritmo o pulso constante, identificación de los partes del cuerpo, espacio personal y autorregulación, direcciones, movimientos que exploran la distancia entre el coro del cuerpo hasta el extremo distal de los músculos, danza multicultural, participación eficaz de los padres, imaginación, y la memoria. Complementado con música, literatura infantil, e imaginación, participantes serán inspirados a crear experiencias basadas en movimiento creativo que aumentarán el desarrollo y aprendizaje de los más jóvenes en su cuidado. Maria Tripodi, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Infants and Toddlers

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Wednesday Sessions #22 | Poniendo en práctica: Acciones Esenciales para la observación e instrucción de los niños bilingües emergentes. 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 511AB Reflexione en sus prácticas actuales y sus prácticas esenciales. Reconozca las maneras de colaborar para observar y enseñar a los niños bilingües emergentes. Identificar algunas acciones esenciales que usted puede poner in práctica inmediatamente para  observar y enseñar a los niños bilingües emergentes. Patricia Blanco, WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Preschoolers

#23 | No más palabras bonitas, queremos acción! Cómo construir un programa eficaz de coaching! 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 518 Este taller tiene como objetivo proporcionar las herramientas necesarias para lograr, a partir de coaching educativo, herramientas que nos permitan  entender los principales errores en la administración del recurso humano y cómo generar estrategias para desarrollar de manera efectiva un plan de coaching. Berta Marinas, Academia Internacional Arabe Panamena.

#24 | Uso y eficacia de las técnicas de aprendizaje cinestético en la educación primaria. 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 407 El aprendizaje cinestético integra las funciones cognoscitivas y motoras para facilitar la comprensión y la ejecución académica del niño.  El taller trabaja estrategias de aprendizaje cinestético que son cónsonas con los procesos naturales de aprendizaje infantil. Margarita Marichal, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico; María de Lourdes López, Producciones Isla Verde; María del Carmen Marichal, Latin Art. First- to Third-Graders

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#25 | La integración de la tecnología intencionada en la edad preescolar. 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 501AB Se presentarán estrategias y un currículo digital integrado que fomenta el uso de la tecnología intencionada en las experiencias de enseñanza y aprendizaje. Se ofrecerán recursos tecnológicos interactivos e innovadores que promueven la participación del niño y niña de edad preescolar. Este currículo integra a la comunidad escolar y familia como parte esencial del desarrollo del participante y contempla las prácticas apropiadas de la niñez temprana. Las actividades pretenden dirigir al niño y niña a la investigación, creación, descubrimiento, pensamiento crítico y solución de problemas; de manera individual como colectiva. Michelle Linares, Dreyfous & Associates; Marelis Roman, Dreyfous & Associates. Preschoolers

#26 | La Interacción Poderosa: Promover el aprendizaje a través de la conexión entre maestra y alumno 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 518 Los participantes en esta sesión obtendrán un entendimiento de cómo las Interacciones Poderosas apoyan y extenden el aprendizaje mientras reforzan la conexión entre adulto y niño. Este taller interactivo y participativo presentará los pasos de una Interacción Poderosa y dara tiempo para practicar y compartir ideas con colegas profesionales. El resultado será una comprensión de cómo las Interacciones Poderosas apoyan el crecimiento del estudiante, promoviendo también la efectividad de la maestra. Por último, habrá tiempo para planificar estratégicamente cómo implementará las Interacciones Poderosas en su trabajo actual. Janette Merkel, Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Preschoolers

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Wednesday Sessions Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors #27 | Challenging behaviors: What early childhood professionals can do to prevent and intervene! 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 402B This dynamic and interactive workshop will focus on providing participants with knowledge of effective and appropriate prevention and intervention strategies for children who exhibit challenging behavior. This presentation will focus on the latest research in the field of early childhood on best practices of identifying, preventing, and intervening with young children who exhibit behavioral problems. Through a combination of role-playing and other active participatory methods, participants will learn how to implement these practical and effective strategies immediately into their program. William DeMeo, Specialty Psychological Services. Preschoolers

#28 | Challenging behaviors in challenging times: Understanding, preventing, and responding effectively 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 151 Stressful and traumatic events impact a person’s neurological, biological, and psychological sense of well-being and can change the way children and adults see themselves and the world. It is often more effective to focus on the causes of a child’s behavior than to focus on the behavior itself. This workshop will explore how stressful and traumatic events affect children’s behavior and your responses to a child’s challenging behavior by looking at what you can do to understand yourself, the child, and the impact of the environment on a child’s behavior.      Barbara Kaiser, consultant; Joan Duffell, Committee for Children. Preschoolers

Health & Safety #29 | Preschoolers, private parts, and playmates: When to really worry! 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 501C Do you know when playing “doctor” and experimenting is normal for kids and when it’s not? The types of behaviors that are clear cause for concern? How to keep children safer from sexual abuse? When you know the different phases of child sexual development, common and uncommon behaviors, and how to effectively talk to young children who are behaving this way, the kids in your care are protected—and so are you.

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In this class you will learn (a) a simple checklist you can use to quickly assess a child’s behavior, (b) techniques and scripts for interacting with children who are playing doctor and exhibiting similar behaviors, and (c) tips for keeping kids safer from sexual abuse. Amy Lang, Birds + Bees + Kids. Preschoolers

#30 | Afternoon with the AAP: Resources for meeting health and safety standards, safe medication administration, and developmental and behavioral issues 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 511AB Learn about the latest research and findings regarding safe medication administration, resources to support the development of health and safety policies, and strategies to foster early childhood development and address common development and behavioral challenges. This interactive session will include a lecture, a question-and-answer period, and group discussions. Charlotte Zia, American Academy of Pediatrics; Danette Glassy, Mercer Island Pediatrics; Douglas Vanderbilt, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.

Higher Education #31 | ACCESS to shared knowledge: Best practices in early childhood 8:30–11:30 a.m. JW Marriott, Diamond Ballroom 6/7 This session will provide roundtable discussions on key issues in early childhood to enhance the coursework at community college teacher preparation programs. Topics will include integration of global perspectives in teacher education, the Institute of Medicine report and ramifications for associate degree teacher education, collaborative relationships with campus childcare, and teacher identity development. There will also be an opportunity to network with NAECTE on common issues, including practicum, dual language learners, and CLAD. Sharon Carter, Davidson County Community College; Cheryl Bulat, Morton College; Debra Murphy, Cape Cod University; Gayle Dilling, Olympic College; Carrie Nepsted, Harold Washington College; Anu Sachdev, Lehigh University.

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Wednesday Sessions #32 | NAECTE (National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators) Annual Conference and Meeting 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Diamond Ballroom 5 The theme for our full-day meeting, “Narratives of Transformation: How We Make a Difference in Early Childhood Teacher Education,” emphasizes the preparation of early childhood teacher candidates whose strengths lie in their ability to fully embrace and address the needs of children and families. The focus of the keynote panel, as well as the scholarly work presented through roundtable sessions and poster presentations, will emphasize how effective teachers of young children are prepared to provide the conditions for academic learning and, more broadly, to teach toward justice and equity for all. Will Parnell, Portland State University; Kelly Baker, University of Central Oklahoma; Angela Baum, University of South Carolina.

Language & Literacy #33 | Imagination, literacy, and the Common Core: Inclusive and equitable learning to help all children succeed in the twenty-first century 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 150AB The arts offer joyful opportunities to engage children equitably and inclusively in learning while developing mindsets for flourishing. This collaborative workshop helps participants build practical principles to lead arts-based learning in their schools and communities. We will explore imagination as a creative-adaptive capacity that enhances learning and life skills, rather than an aesthetic ability of the gifted. We then examine our teaching-learning contexts to identify challenges and opportunities for developing imagination capacity. In doing this, we will map imagination processes to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts to identify places in our curricula for effective arts infusion. Shamini Dias, Claremont Graduate University. First- to Third-Graders

#34 | Developing as writers: How to scaffold the early writing of preschoolers and kindergartners through teacher talk that attends to the many aspects of emergent composition, including purpose, genre, concepts of print, and spelling 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 150AB In this interactive workshop, we will examine preschool and kindergarten children’s writing samples for what they show about the young authors’ knowledge of genre (use of language for different purposes), concepts about print (conventions of print), and the English spelling system (from scribbles to conventional spelling). We will then discuss and practice ways of responding so that children are supported in each domain. Carol Donovan, University of Alabama. Preschoolers

Leadership Development #35 | The honeycomb and beyond: Learning to see your program from a systems perspective, developing systems to sustain quality, and understanding how power influences operations 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 404AB Throughout this session, we will draw parallels between the social system of the honeybee and the social system in which early education programs exist. Participants will learn that they no longer can focus on one aspect of a system, such as classroom quality, and expect the organization to make lasting, sustainable change. Instead, a systems approach that considers a variety of components beyond the classroom (e.g., the external environment, people, structure, processes, culture) must be addressed. Jill Bella, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, NLU.

#36 | Strengthening your day-to-day interactions with staff as you collect meaningful documentation for performance appraisals: A Powerful Interactions stance can help! 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 404AB By using a Powerful Interactions stance for performance appraisal, supervisors look for a teacher’s moments of effectiveness and then highlight for the teacher what they did or said and why it was important for children’s development and learning. Documenting a teacher’s moments of effectiveness related to the organization’s performance appraisal tool supports

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Learning Environment #37 | Sensational sensory solutions: Finding practical ways to elevate everyday classroom settings into museum-quality learning experiences! 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 303AB In 15 minutes we can transform an empty room into a wonderful sensory museum! We have 12 sensory micro-exhibits that focus on literacy, science, mathematics, engineering, architecture, and socio-emotional development. Each of these experiences has three common elements: (a) they give students the opportunity to work alone or in small groups on specific learning objectives in an open-ended way; (b) they encourage children to learn through hands-on activities that engage both brain and body; and most important, (c) each focuses on developing fine- and gross motor skills. We will end the session with an opportunity to reflect and question our approach to sensory explorations and discuss ways to move forward using our ideas and the best practices of the participants. Peter Nosalik, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Regional Childrens Museum, Roylco.

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Men in Early Childhood #38 | Give the dude a drum! Increasing volunteer male participation in early childhood programs through fun, developmentally appropriate musicmaking activities 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503 This workshop will appeal to all teachers who wish to recruit dads, uncles, brothers, and other significant men in their early learning community to volunteer time with their program’s children. Although drumming is not gender-specific, there is a connotation attached to drumming that is very attractive to males. We introduce the role of Music Leader that teachers and male volunteers can play successfully even with no prior music training. A Music Leader is not a music teacher but rather a “play leader” who guides the children in playing the “game of music.” This perspective emerges from a child-centered view and presents a game-like approach that focuses on making sounds and rhythms. We will demonstrate techniques including how to use drums to perform simple language rhythms that will help familiar stories and poems come alive musically. Paul Morehouse, Institute for the Study of Musicmaking Behavior.

Music #39 | Music and early learning standards: Supporting young children’s development and early learning through enjoyable music and movement activities 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503 In this interactive session, you will learn ways you can use enjoyable and developmentally appropriate music and movement activities to naturally support children’s learning and development in key domains that are a part of state early learning standards. We will break down the connections between music-making and school readiness domains, present recent research in the field, discuss the importance of the involvement of primary caregivers, analyze preschool classroom footage, and explore music and movement activity ideas and techniques that you can use right away in your work with children. Lili Levinowitz, Rowan University; Lauren Guilmartin, Music Together LLC. Preschoolers

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Wednesday Sessions Play #40 | Dare to play: Investigating global perspectives on play 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 409AB Learn how play occurs in different cultures in order to contribute to our collective knowledge of play and inform how children’s play is supported in the United States. The session will include a discussion of the most current knowledge of the benefits of play for overall development, as well as a multisensory overview of research studies in Asia, Africa, and India. There will be an interactive question-and-answer session and movement activities to demonstrate the main points. Additionally, four small sessions will provide opportunities to become actively engaged with other participants in developing plans for advocacy. Dorothy Sluss, James Madison University; LaDonna Atkins, University of Central Oklahoma; Marcy Guddemi, National Consultant; Deborah Lawrence, Drexel University; Mary Moore, University of the Incarnate Word; Olga Jarrett, Georgia State University; Reece Wilson, James Madison University; Vivien Geneser, Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

#41 | Boundless play: How to plan for possibilities as children grow their brains, challenge their bodies, and build their identities 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 409AB In this session, presenters will share examples from their reflective work focused on “seeing the child’s perspective” in both toddler and preschool classrooms. They will reflect on how they came to notice adult tendencies that limit children’s play and—using The Thinking Lens™ tool created by Deb Curtis and Margie Carter—they will explore how educators can instead work to meet up with children’s lively minds and bodies. Presenters will examine the ways in which we hinder children from accessing and realizing their physical and cognitive potential and from exploring and developing their identities more fully. Jamie Solomon, Pacific Primary & San Francisco State University; Deb Curtis, Harvest Resources; Nadia Jaboneta, Pacific Primary. Preschoolers

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Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting) #42 | Building early prevention supports to meet the needs of all preschool children: A case study 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 153C With increased interest around preschool expansion and early prevention as a means for equalizing learning opportunities for all, learn how one district has implemented a multitiered system of support (MTSS) to ensure children’s needs are being met in the least restrictive environment prior to referral to special education. Using the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) as a model, we will discuss the systems and supports used to address the social-emotional, behavioral, and preacademic needs of young children and their families. Robin Hunter, Irvine Unified School District; Sandy Avzaradel, Irvine Unified School District. Preschoolers

#43 | Coaching teachers: Strategies, activities, and insights for implementing effective coaching practices 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 308AB Successful coaching is established through a well-planned and ongoing process built on clearly defined objectives. Effective coaches recognize the importance of using specific principles of adult learning to ensure teachers are actively involved in, and have influence over, their learning. This session will introduce a four-step coaching process and specific coaching activities. Participants will learn about the interplay between teachers’ knowledge and motivation, and how this impacts progress made toward joint improvement goals. The presenter will share a variety of coaching activities and differentiate activities that work best based on teachers’ knowledge and motivation. Beth Marshall, HighScope.

#44 | Coaching practices yielding transformative classroom results 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 308AB This session will demonstrate various coaching elements in order to foster both teacher and student matriculation through communication, standard integration, and modeling. Participants will learn to (a) identify the four components of coaching, (b) examine a coaching session and determine its effectiveness, (c) obtain knowledge to transform their current coaching sessions into intentional partnerships, and (d) develop coaching plans of action, ascribing to techniques and strategic tips. Rena Hall, Frog Street Press, Inc.

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#46 | Being IN conflict: Conflict engagement and resolution for early childhood education professionals 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 408A This session will enable you to explore personal feelings about conflict, practice recognizing what is happening in a conflict situation, and develop strategies to establish empathy and trust among a teaching team. Developing both tolerance and skills for engaging in conflict, you will be ready to expand your professional conflict-resolution skillset. Increased confidence with engaging in conflict will allow for more productive interactions and positive collaboration as a teaching team. Christine Snyder, HighScope Educational Research Foundation; Chris Amirault, RIAEYC.

#47 | Writing and presenting early childhood training workshops for staff and families 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 402A This workshop, designed for leaders in the early childhood field, will present simple tips for conducting successful training sessions for staff and families. We’ll look at the entire process of conducting your own workshops. You will learn practical strategies for choosing useful topics, setting realistic goals, honing your speaking style, using multimedia and other props, and employing adult teaching strategies. You will discover ways to increase attendance, reach different levels of learners, and evaluate and follow up on the event when it’s all over. Several different types of activities will be presented, with plenty of time for questions and answers. Amber Lappin, Lappin Speaking & Consulting.

#48 | From play to practice: Inspiring creativity and imagination in higher education and professional development to improve holistic outcomes for children

promoting creativity and imagination in adult learning in higher education, professional development, and classroom practice by engaging in a series of hands-on solo and cooperative play experiences using open-ended materials to stimulate your creativity and imagination. Identify ways to use play to promote more effective and enjoyable adult learning and teaching of mathematics, science, literacy, art, and social studies, while also developing social-emotional well-being in young children. Walter Drew, Institute for Self Active Education/Dr. Drew’s Toys, Inc.; Marcia L. Nell, Millersville University; James Johnson, Penn State University; Michael Patte, Bloomsburg University; Baji Rankin, New Mexico AEYC; Robin Ploof, Champlain College; Katherine Drew, City Year; Bobby Brown, Extras for Creative Learning.

Professionalism & Ethics #49 | Let’s run up the hill, fall down together laughing: The power of play in building strong teams 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 151 This workshop will explore the importance of good communication in the workplace. There is a great need to add humor in our lives and use it appropriately. Through this workshop, participants will discover simple activities and motivators to use all year long to help create a cohesive work team. To bond as a group, people must have shared dreams and investment. Come prepared to have fun, try new ideas, and expand possibilities for your center. Johanna Booth-Miner, Live & Learn Early Learning Center; Sarah Miner, Live & Learn Early Learning.

#50 | On the front line—legal issues for early childhood staff: Examine the legal liability that you take on in your day-to-day activities and learn what steps to take to protect yourself and provide the best services to children and families 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 410 Most early childhood educators have not considered the legal liability of their daily activities. This workshop will examine liability issues that affect them. We will look at many issues, including confidentiality (with a particular emphasis on the court orders regarding custody), the role of mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect, and safety in the workplace. Janice Nieliwocki, Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates.

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Wednesday Sessions #51 | Can you forgive yourself as well as others? The art, science and practical use of forgiveness to heal professional ruptures. 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515B Forgiveness is essential to organizational and individual health; however, we tend to forgive others while berating ourselves for our mistakes. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical School observe that forgiveness “can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack; improving cholesterol levels and sleep; and reducing pain, blood pressure, and levels of anxiety, depression and stress.” Yet, given the choice between letting go of or holding on to the hurt, many adults hold on—to everyone’s detriment. What principles and practices can help us be more generous to ourselves and others when we (or they) fail? How we treat ourselves models behavior for children. What do we choose to model: healing or withholding? Holly Elissa Bruno, Holly Elissa Bruno Keynotes: BAM Radio.

Science #52 | Ramps and Pathways: A fun integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515B Ramps and Pathways is a developmentally appropriate and intellectually rigorous activity involving inclined planes and the movement of objects. It appeals to children’s interests and desires to figure out how the physical world works. Participants will use marbles, objects that roll and do not roll, and various materials that can be used as ramps to build ramp structures and investigate the movement of marbles and other objects on inclined planes. They will have an opportunity to explore force and motion by using the ramps materials to investigate the movement of objects on inclines and will learn how to use Ramps and Pathways activities to promote children’s development of practical understanding of force and motion, design, and engineering. Beth Van Meeteren, University of Northern Iowa.

#53 | Let’s talk about it: Science as a vehicle for promoting English language learning for dual language learners 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515A Science and language are a natural fit, especially for young dual language learners (DLLs). Science involves asking questions, making predictions, generating explanations, and sharing findings. When children are engaged in authentic and challenging science explorations, they are highly motivated

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to communicate their science experiences, observations, and ideas. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to teaching approaches and strategies that get young DLLs actively involved in science experiences and conversations. Cindy Hoisington, Education Development Center Inc. Preschoolers

Social/Emotional Development #54 | Be well: Learning to practice mindful selfcompassion in working with children, families, and professionals 8:30–11:30 a.m. JW Marriott, Georgia Early childhood professionals often experience enormous stress in their work. Emerging evidence suggests that the impact of stress on health and relationships can be reduced by practicing mindfulness—focusing one’s attention on sensations that are present in the moment. In this interactive workshop, the participants will (a) reflect on how stress associated with working with children and families impacts their own health and relationships, (b) learn about the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion for well-being and positive relationships, (c) learn and participate in practices that support the development of mindfulness and selfcompassion, and (d) make a personal and professional plan for integrating mindfulness and self-compassion into daily life and professional activities. Kathleen Gallagher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Christy Thalheimer, Child Care Services Association.

#55 | Addressing loss in the classroom: Helping young children and ourselves through trauma, death, and national tragedies 8:30–11:30 a.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 4 A new shooting has hit the news. One of your teachers is in a car accident. One of the children you teach has a baby brother who is stillborn. It is difficult to handle our own feelings, let alone know the right things to say to the children, or even if you should say anything at all. During this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to discuss these issues. We will explore children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to loss in a developmental context. You will leave the session with practical strategies and resources for dealing with trauma and loss in the classroom, which will give you a greater comfort level in helping children, their families, and your staff. Sharon Katz, DiverseFamilies; Terry Lawson, Bright Horizons.

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Wednesday Sessions #56 | Parent-teacher teamwork = successful children: How to join forces with parents to multiply your effectiveness! 8:30–11:30 a.m. JW Marriott, Plaza 1 The connections teachers and parents establish with young children shape their brain development, create mental models about trust, and determine how well they will cope with stress for the rest of their lives. Participants will learn to effectively collaborate with parents while implementing loving, effective rituals and visual routines in their classrooms to assist in healthy social-emotional development and to create a caring, cooperative, positive learning environment. Participants will walk away with a parent-teacher teamwork plan to implement that can multiply each child’s success. Angela Fraley, Loving Guidance, Inc.; Mindy Becker, Loving Guidance, Inc. and Grow With Us Academy. Infants and Toddlers

#57 | Master self-regulation to transform aggression into communication, tantrums into self-control, and defiance into cooperation 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 152 Self-regulation is the ability to manage our thoughts, feelings, and actions in service of a goal. It’s also about effectively using emotions as signals that alert us to the actions needed to sustain a relationship. Ignoring children’s internal states (a common practice) risks malnourishing their social-emotional development, much like ignoring hunger risks malnourishing their physical growth. Discipline is not something you teach to children; it is something you develop within them. This workshop seeks to help adults unravel and discover their own self-regulation issues. It then provides concrete skills and lessons for adults to help children develop theirs. In this session, you will learn the five steps to self-regulation in order to transform upset into life skills. Leticia Valero, Educando en Conciencia; Becky Bailey, Loving Guidance/Conscious Discipline.

#58 | Social-emotional learning in all-day kindergarten: Opportunities and obstacles for young children and their teachers 12:30–3:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 4 All-day kindergarten settings offer opportunities to promote growth and special attention to social-emotional learning. In this session we will examine the opportunities for kindergarten teachers in all-day kindergarten setting to facilitate the development of prosocial behavior, positive classroom climate, inclusive environments, and collaborative

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#59 | Addressing the impact of parental incarceration on children, families, schools, and communities: The DC approach 12:30–3:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Platinum Ballroom J The nation’s growing prison and jail population has exposed the negative effects incarceration has on America’s children, families, and local communities. Bridging the gap between incarcerated parents and their children is vital for healthy child development and maintaining strong family bonds. Nationwide, community stakeholders, educators, parents, and caregivers are exploring innovative strategies to support families by linking parental incarceration to healthy child development and strengthening families. Come learn how stakeholders in Washington, DC are working together to address this important issue. Christophe Beard, District of Columbia Office of State Superintendent of Education.

#60 | Promoting a preschool classroom community by encouraging group problem solving 12:30–3:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Plaza 1 Instead of looking to the adults to solve everyday problems in the classroom, teachers can use those situations to create opportunities for children to engage in dialog and creative problem solving—thus building the foundation for a positive sense of community. From this early community experience, children can then begin to experience the widening of their community beyond the classroom into the community outside of their school. These opportunities begin with the small problem-solving techniques that then develop into the broader examination of social and cultural issues. We, as teachers, should embrace these challenging moments and never underestimate children’s capacity to grow and develop as future citizens of the world. Linda Craven, Western Oregon University. Preschoolers

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Wednesday Sessions State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS #61 | The Environment Rating Scales in 2016: Changes, transitions, and the future use of the scales 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 405 The Environment Rating Scales have been used throughout the world to assess early care and education programs for young children. Since their inception, they have undergone revision to represent new research in child development and education as well as input from the field. Currently they are heavily used in state QRIS as both assessment and program improvement tools. This session will present information on (a) the status of revised versions in development and use, (b) reports from QRIS that are making transitions to ECERS-3, (c) scoring and analyses that improve the relationship between child outcomes and scale scores, (d) training and inter-rater reliability options under development, with input from participants, and (e) use of the scales worldwide. Debby Cryer, Environment Rating Scales Institute; Richard M. Clifford, FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Thelma Harms, Environment Rating Scales Institute; Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University; Ann Hentschel, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University; Wolfgang Tietze, PaedQUIS gGMBH; Jill Soto, Center for Early Childhood Professional Development, University of Oklahoma; Cody Carlton, Branagh Information Group.

#62 | At last! Implementing state-funded prekindergarten in Mississippi: Lessons learned from national leaders and from the blood, sweat, and tears of Mississippi’s early childhood community 12:30–3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 405 This session will detail the first three years of the development and implementation of Mississippi’s statefunded prekindergarten collaborative. Individuals from early childhood programs and state agencies participating in the initiative will examine their challenges and solutions in the context of (a) state and local funding streams, (b) capacity of highly qualified prekindergarten teaching staff, (c) ongoing professional development, (d) program assessment, and (e) data management and use. Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi; Jill Dent, Mississippi Department of Education; Meghan Tooke, Tallahatchie Early Learning; Jennifer Calvert, Calvert’s ABC Preschool and Nursery; Cathy Gaston, Friends of Children of Mississippi; Rachel Canter, Mississippi First. Preschoolers

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Teaching & Instructional Practices #63 | Fostering mature play: Expanding from activities to meaningful investigations that integrate cross-cutting STEM concepts and engage young children 8:30–11:30 a.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 1 Learn and practice a systematic approach to designing meaningful indoor and outdoor engineering and STEM investigations. Learn how intentional investigations foster mature play, cognitive development, and critical thinking. Explore how to support an authentic approach to meeting early learning outcomes and cross-cutting STEM skills through investigations and open-ended play. Explore how to use the TMI design process as a mental model for asking openended questions and offering meaningful provocations for young children. Practice planning for intentional instructional strategies and deepening adult-child interactions. Constant Hine, Kodo Kids; Diane Spahn, Kodo Kids.

#64 | Using play-based and routines-based observation to examine executive function in young children 8:30–11:30 a.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 3 Using video, this workshop will provide participants with hands-on opportunities to look for daily play and routines that can be used to guide observations of executive function. The information gained from this practice will be used to formulate individualized intervention strategies. Participants will practice using a booklet designed for parents that analyzes the skill building associated with everyday activities. Specific suggestions and strategies for developing executive function in young children will be provided. Barbara Kuczen, Chicago State University, professor emeritus.

#65 | “I have a hypothesis!” Strategies for creating intentional teaching and learning opportunities using STEM 12:30–3:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 1 Join us on a STEM exploration as we transform ordinary environments into learning laboratories that nurture curiosity and encourage children to develop inquiry skills, create and test hypotheses, and learn STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through play. We will use interactive games, experiments, and group discussion to extend our knowledge of STEM and explore ways to help teachers and children enhance their knowledge and strengthen connections in all learning domains. We will share research that describes the benefits of STEM for helping children develop skills in all

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#66 | Children, culture, and context: Considering how our beliefs (examined and not) impact pedagogy 12:30–3:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 3 Childhood is a social construction, set against a backdrop of societal values, politics, and social conditions. Navigating through the inevitable contradictions of our own values and actions, questions emerge about some of the most fundamental practices of early childhood education. Rethinking old narratives about children and their place in society, teachers are well positioned to represent a new image of childhood. In this workshop we will look closely at examples of children in classrooms, and together we will reconstruct childhood as a time of complex relationships, unparalleled creativity, and immense competence. Alise Shafer-Ivey, Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles; Nicole Marie, Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles.

Technology & Young Children #67 | Situating the maker movement in a Reggio Emilia context 8:30–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502A Join colleagues for three hours of hard fun, creativity, and problem solving—where computing meets tinkering and design. The workshop begins with the case for project-based learning, making, tinkering, and engineering. Next, we will discuss strategies for effective prompt setting. You will view examples of children engaged in complex problem solving with new game-changing technologies and identify lessons for your own classroom practice. Powerful ideas from the Reggio Emilia Approach, breakthroughs in science education, and the global maker movement combine to create rich learning experiences. Participants will have the chance to tinker with a range of exciting new low- and high-tech construction materials that can really amplify children’s potential. Bring a laptop and your imagination. Gary Stager, The Willows Community School. First- to Third-Graders

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#68 | Early Education and Technology for Children (EETC) Conference: Health and safety in a digital world 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 2 Since 2011, researchers, policymakers, and educators have come together at EETC to further conversations around what works for young children and to inspire innovative change on the behalf of children everywhere. Join EETC for a discussion with a special focus on health and safety in a digital world. Watch a presentation by the American Academy of Pediatrics on their New Media and Young Children Statement, followed by reflections on the statement and next steps. Hear from leadership representing NAEYC, AAP, FHI 360, Erikson Center, and Waterford Institute. Seating is limited; preregistration is required. For information and day-of ​availability notices, check @EETCConf on Twitter or, visit www.eetcconference.org. Benjamin Heuston, Waterford Institute; Corinn Cross, American Academy of Pediatrics; Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC; Barbara Sprung, FHI 360; Allison Peavy, Mobile County Public Schools; Dionica Davis, Mobile County Public Schools; Susan Friedman, NAEYC. EETC is sponsored by:

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Opening Keynote Address 4:00–5:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center, West Exhibit Hall A

#69 | E is for equity Featuring Sesame Street’s Sonia Manzano Sesame Street is one of the most iconic children’s television programs in history, but its legacy extends far beyond Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. The PBS show beloved by generations of children not only taught them the alphabet and how to count, it also spread the importance of diversity, tolerance, and respect. Sonia Manzano became one of the first Hispanic characters on national television when she joined the cast of Sesame Street as “Maria,” and quickly became a fan-favorite during her tenure of over 30 years on the show. Since then, she has emerged as a powerful advocate for young children, authoring several books and championing the importance of highquality early learning for all. Sonia’s Opening Keynote Address will discuss the critical role that early childhood educators play in the lives of children and their families, and how educators can be an advocate for systems and structures that promote equity, fairness, and tolerance.

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NAEYC appreciates the support of Pearson for sponsoring the session’s simultaneous interpretation services.

This keynote address will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation provided in Spanish and Mandarin. We will have reserved seating exclusively for participants utilizing the simultaneous interpretation service and headsets. Please remember to return your headsets after the Opening session!

After the Opening Keynote Address, be sure to join us at the Expo Hall Grand Opening, from 5:30–7:30 p.m., in South Exhibit Hall.

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Election Day is next Tuesday, November 8! Be sure to vote #EarlyEdin16! You are an early childhood professional. You have a vision for our country in which all children learn, thrive, and reach their full potential. We believe all candidates can share this vision too. As Election Day approaches, we ask you to think about how your candidates will make this vision a reality, and how they will expand opportunity, support excellence, and value early childhood educators. It’s time to raise your voice, and get out the vote! Stop by the NAEYC Shop to take and post some pictures, attend NAEYC’s advocacy sessions during conference, and spread the word to ensure your colleagues, friends, and family are voting #earlyedin16!

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Children—all children, all across the country—need access to quality early education every day. As we learn more about the positive outcomes of high-quality early learning, we see how critical it is for programs to use best practices and have a consistent understanding of ways to improve and maintain program quality.

There has never been a better time to seek NAEYC Accreditation. We are adapting our processes to be more transparent, customizable, and supportive than ever before. NAEYC Accreditation actively transforms the culture of an early education program into a strong, positive place where families are proud to bring their children and where teachers and staff are committed to and excited about providing young children the best early care and education. Visit NAEYC Accreditation in the NAEYC Shop in the Expo Hall for more information and to schedule a consultation about your program.

ABOUT NAEYC ACCREDITATION Using a set of 10 research-based standards, NAEYC Accreditation collaborates with early learning programs to recognize great work already under way and work together on understanding and addressing areas for improvement. The accreditation process is intentionally designed to adapt to the needs of each individual program.

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Thursday Sessions Thursday Sessions 8:00-9:30 a.m. JW Marriott #70 | From sounds to symbols: Building foundational math, language, and literacy skills through daily classroom music and movement activities Betsy Flanagan, Kindermusik International; Kelly Green, Kindermusik International; Beth Anspach, Kindermusik International; Deborah Pool, Kindermusik International. Gold Ballroom 3 Preschoolers Cognitive Development

#71 | The building blocks of early childhood mathematics Douglas Clements, University of Denver. Platinum Ballroom C Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#72 | Just MOVE! Creative ideas that incorporate movement across the curriculum to improve learning and impact children’s health Kathy Little, Roylco. Platinum Ballroom HI Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#73 | Making a lasting impact: Exploring ways to create quality outdoor environments and activities for preschool children Brandy Smith, National Program for Playground Safety; Heather Olsen, National Program for Playground Safety. Diamond Ballroom 8/9 Preschoolers Learning Environment

#75 | Building a strong learning foundation for all children: An interactive exploration of research-based best practices in the infant-toddler learning environment Andrea Tompkins, ECE Consulting. Gold Ballroom 4 Infants and Toddlers Professional Development—Training

#76 | The importance of knowing your business: Analyzing the facts and figures Lisa Henkel, Celebree Learning centers. Platinum Ballroom FG Program Administration & Financial Management

#77 | Minimizing conflict and limiting liability with powerful policies and procedures: The effectiveness of structure and consistency Amber Smith, National Institute of Child Care Management; Bradley J. Smith, National Institute of Child Care Management. Diamond Ballroom 3 Program Evaluation & Accountability

#78 | Evidence-based Landscape Design: Play Behavior Outcomes of Children with Developmental Disorders in a Sensory Play Garden John McConkey, Landscape Structures; Ingrid Kanics, KIDS, LLC. Platinum Ballroom AB Research

#79 | A sample of STEM lessons for simple machines: So simple, even preschoolers can learn it! Aneshka Szczesny, Millersville University; Melissa Sheffer, Millersville University; Jason Petula, Millersville University. Plaza 3 Preschoolers Science

#80 | “Isn’t that roach beautiful?” Tackling biophobia in early childhood Nermeen Dashoush, Boston University. Platinum Ballroom J Science

#81 | Kids fit club: Growing tomorrow’s leaders through childled mentor opportunities Katherine Suhr, Cairo-Durham Central School District. Diamond Ballroom 1/2 First- to Third-Graders Social/Emotional Development

#82 | The developing role of the pedagogista: What does it mean to be a mentor to educators, children, and families in a Reggioinspired preschool? Sandy Polly, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool; Patty Randall, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool. Diamond Ballroom 10 Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#74 | Music and movement that enhances dual language learning José-Luis Orozco, Arcoiris Records. Gold Ballroom 1 Music

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Election Day is almost here and it is time for a final push to get out the vote! At NAEYC’s non-partisan Phone Banks, we reach out only to other NAEYC members, thanking them for their membership; sharing information about Early Ed for President; and, most importantly, reminding them to go out and vote for the candidates of their choice. On Thursday, November 3, at the JW Marriott, Plaza Room, bring your cell phone and we’ll supply the lists, scripts, and all the support you need (plus places to charge your phone)! Please sign up for a specific time to join the phone banking fun at www.naeyc.org/policy/phonebank.

#83 | Discover the Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS): Learning about, measuring, and improving interactions Sara Diamond, Teachstone Training, LLC; Melissa Kelley-Knutsen, Teachstone Training, LLC. Diamond Ballroom 6/7 Technology & Professional Development

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Featured Session #84 | Mind, brain, and education science: A better way to think about what we do Learn to separate the myths from the reality about how young children learn and develop intellect. This presentation provides information on (a) what is well established, (b) what is probably so, (c) what is intelligent speculation, and (d) what is popular misconception or myth. In this interactive session, participants self-assess what they believe, learn 10 guidelines for application, and view slides showing application to the early childhood environment and curriculum. Participants leave with a tool to evaluate their own program and share with others. Judy Harris Helm, Best Practices Inc.; Karen Coyle, UPC Discovery. Room 515A

#85 | All Hands on Deck to Increase Compensation and Recognition Marica Cox Mitchell, NAEYC. Room 503 Advocacy/Public Policy

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#86 | The love of the arts: A scope and sequence guide to the development of children’s potential

#87 | Capture the life of your classroom! Document everyday happenings to understand and support learning

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Thursday Sessions #88 | Ten terrific tips to promote great fine motor skills Cecilia Cruse, School Specialty. Room 510 Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#89 | Basic relational concepts: Keys to success in the classroom Ann Boehm, Teachers College, Columbia University. Room 513 Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#90 | Many players, one sandbox: How our community makes it work Pamela Parmenter, Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County; Robin Thompson, School District of Manatee County; Kathy Patreka, Manatee Community Action Agency. Room 504 Preschoolers Community Partnerships

#91 | Helping teachers implement curriculum with fidelity by individualizing professional development and mentoring Breeyn Mack, Teaching Strategies, LLC; Clarissa Martinez, Teaching Strategies, LLC. Room 502A Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#92 | Anti-bias education in practice: Martin Luther King holiday, Black History Month, enslaved people in the US—What are we teaching, and how does that impact children’s thinking and sense of self? Julie Olsen Edwards, Cabrillo College; Ijumaa Jordan, independent consultant. Room 502B Diversity & Equity

#93 | Eco-explorations for the primary classroom through children’s literature and handson learning Cynthia McDermott, Antioch University, Los Angeles; Fred Chapel, Antioch University Los Angeles. Concourse Hall 150AB First- to Third-Graders Environmental Education for Children

#94 | Make the most of every moment in a child’s life: You have what it takes to turn everyday moments into brain-building moments! Come Vroom with us! Mary LaMantia, Child Care Aware of America; Patience Hill, Child Care Aware of America. Concourse Hall 153AB Infants and Toddlers Family Engagement & Support

#95 | West Oakland PJC Playschool: Review of a pilot program investing in parent–child engagement in age-appropriate play as a means to increase young children’s readiness for kindergarten

#96 | Pioneers in Paradise: Early childhood education lessons from Roatan, Honduras Heather Logan, Paradise Babies Day Care Center; Vania Suazo, Paradise Babies Day Care Center. Room 505 Global Perspectives

#97 | Integrating East and West: An ECE Curriculum that Incorporates Play, Literature, Thinking Skills, and Inclusion Toni Linder, Early Learning Dynamics, LLC; Jiayin Jiang, Beijing Inclusive Educational Consultation Center. Room 410 Preschoolers Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#98 | Scaffolding language and literacy of young dual language learners in the preschool classroom through sociodramatic play Irasema Salinas-González, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Iliana Alanis, The University of Texas San Antonio; Maria ArreguinAnderson, The University of Texas San Antonio. Room 501AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—English

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Thursday Sessions Thursday Sessions 8:00-9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #99 | “Compromiso de padres-Alianza por la Educación: Una manera sencilla de incrementar la participación de padres y reforzar el compromiso por la educación de sus niños.” Maria Teresa Ruiz, purpleiam LLC. Room 501C Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#100 | “Te odio, no puedes jugar con nosotros”; desarrollando habilidades de auto-regulación para el éxito escolar. Lety Valero, Educando en Conciencia; Mariana De Iturbide, Humanitree School. Room 409B Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#102 | Preventing children’s environmental exposures in early care and learning programs: NAEYC Accreditation’s new and updated environmental health standards Hester Paul, Children’s Environmental Health Network; Susan Hedges, NAEYC. Room 309 Health & Safety

#103 | Read aloud wow! The best new books for preschool children and for preschool teachers: Books with both message and magic! Isabel Baker, Book Vine for Children. Room 411 Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#104 | Increasing vocabulary in the age of Common Core State Standards: Proven strategies for success Susan Neuman, New York University. Room 407 Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#101 | Todo lo que usted siempre ha querido saber sobre la credencial CDA Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition. Room 511AB Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#105 | We can do this! Using childwritten mentor texts to teach and inspire in kindergarten through grade 2 Janiel Wagstaff, Davis School District, Author for SDE, Scholastic and Corwin. Room 515B First- to Third-Graders Language & Literacy

#106 | Harnessing your early childhood leadership to build your professional brand Jennifer Monson, Teach For America. Room 403B Leadership Development

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#107 | Using staff in-service as a tool to build quality care, as well as fulfill a licensure requirement Jan Mays, The Early Years Network; Azelda Ellis, The Early Years Network; Robin Griffith, The Early Years Network. Room 511C Leadership Development

#108 | Creating sensory-smart classrooms for infants and toddlers: Laying the foundation for school readiness and executive function skills Christine Roberts, Nurturing Pathways, Inc. Concourse Hall 151 Infants and Toddlers Learning Environment

#109 | Mathematical language: Do you know the words? Examining appropriate language to support mathematics, and ideas for developing and modeling that language Rosemary Irons, Queensland University of Technology, retired. Room 514 Preschoolers Mathematics

#110 | Encouraging, expanding, and enlightening: Creating awareness and comfort for all involved in the hiring and mentoring of males in our field Adrienne Schoen Gunn, Santa Monica College/Talking Our Walk; Tim Craig, Children’s Circle Nursery School; Gregory Uba, Men in Child Care. Room 402B Men in Early Childhood

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Thursday Sessions #111 | Open the door and come explore cooperative games for preschoolers: Focus on the journey and the outcomes rather than who wins or loses the game

#115 | What are the features of high-quality early childhood programs in the U.S.? Perspectives from Chinese early childhood educators

Tracy Martin-Turgeon, Children’s Workshop; Kelli DiDomenico, Children’s Workshop. Room 408A Preschoolers

Yinna Zhang, Erikson Institute; Jie-Qi Chen, Erikson Institute. Room 518 Preschoolers

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#112 | Let’s talk—Let’s listen: Connecting play to literacy development Kelly Ann Larkin, Las Familias/ Southern Arizona for the Education of Young Children; Julia Butler, Las Familias/Southern Arizona for the Education of Young Children; Sarah Woodworth, Las Familias/ Southern Arizona for the Education of Young Children. Room 408B Preschoolers Play

#113 | Recognize, Reward, Retain: The 3 Rs for having a “rocking” work environment Sandra Flad, Regina Coeli Child Development Center; Rebecca Oliphant, Regina Coeli Child Development Center. Room 404A

Anne E. Cunningham, University of California, Berkeley and Senior Author of Big Day for PreK. Room 403A Spotlight Exhibitor Session

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#116 | We’ve got issues: Examining current issues in early childhood education through lively discussions and the use of NAEYC tools Rhianna Thomas, University of Missouri Kansas City. Concourse Hall 150C Professionalism & Ethics

#117 | Social studies in the garden! Teaching preschoolers about themselves and the community they live in using social studies concepts and learning activities

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#120 | Preparing children for kindergarten: Learn which kindergarten-readiness traits are common across U.S. states, and how to best prepare children for school Patricia Lozano, Age of Learning; Leslie Ponciano, Age of Learning. Room 404B Preschoolers Standards—Early Learning Standards, Program Standards

Erin Casey, Louisiana State University; Cynthia DiCarlo, Louisiana State University. Room 506 Preschoolers Social Studies/History

Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#118 | From name-calling to hitting and biting: Effective consequences that reduce aggression

#114 | Directors as mentors: Tools for orienting new staff

Becky Bailey, Loving Guidance/ Conscious Discipline. Petree Hall C

Roxie Nestlerode, Penn State Better Kid Care; Lyn Horning, Penn State Better Kid Care; Christine Belinda, Penn State Better Kid Care. Room 406AB

#119 | Fostering Children’s Cognitive Development and Vocabulary Through Lively Conversations

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Thursday Sessions Thursday Sessions 8:00-9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #121 | Early childhood educators’ experiences with state professional development systems: Reflections for our future practice Ingrid Anderson, Portland State University; Gregory Baker, Possibilities ECE. Room 405

#122 | Circle time: It’s more than calendar and weather Tracy Cheney, private consultant. Room 409A Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#123 | Essentials of developmentally appropriate practice: For preschool teachers Anthony Durborow, NAEYC; Kara Myers, NAEYC. Room 306AB Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

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Thursday Session 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon JW Marriott #124 | OMEP-USA FILMedia@NAEYC_LosAngeles: Necessary skills and appropriate resources for early childhood educators in today’s media-saturated world Understanding that film/media has the potential to be a powerful educational tool is the underlying theme of the session. A collection of films and media resources including short films, segments (clips) and trailers, will be screened along with presentations by educators who are developing and advocating appropriate media use within diverse early childhood settings. For more information, contact Carol Darcy, carolrdarcy@gmail.com. Carol Darcy, World Organization for Early Childhood Education—USA (OMEP-USA); Judith Colbert, World Organization for Early Childhood Education—Canada (OMEP-Canada); Ed Greene, BP, Partnerships and Community Engagement; Ranny Levy, KIDS FIRST!/Coalition for Quality Children’s Media. Gold Ballroom 2 Technology & Young Children

Thursday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. JW Marriott #125 | Ready, but not revved: Sensory and movement strategies for improved attention, learning, and behavior Kay Zastrow, Teaching Loving Discipline. Platinum Ballroom D Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

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#126 | Turning up for young children with hip-hop in early education: How to support child development across all domains through instructional hip-hop

#127 | Practice makes permanent: Implementing curriculum that focuses on sustainable learning to promote school success

Anthony Broughton, Anderson University. Gold Ballroom 4

Amy Weaver, Amy E. WeaverEducational Consulting. Platinum Ballroom HI Preschoolers

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Thursday Sessions #128 | The power of the pencil: How to empower young learners to take the risk to write for a variety of purposes

#132 | Zero to hero: Taking a less-than-perfect employee and turning them into a star—or setting them free

Sarah Martino, Burlington School District; Kathy Brown, West Aurora School District. Diamond Ballroom 6/7 Kindergartners

Vernon Mason, Jr., WEE SCHOOL and Directors Leadership Solutions. Diamond Ballroom 3

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#129 | “A play kitchen? In second grade!?” What school administrators don’t know about early childhood education Megan Hallissey, Southern Illinois University. Gold Ballroom 3 First- to Third-Graders Leadership Development

#130 | Yogapalooza: How to immediately incorporate yoga into your classroom with music, beloved activities, tips, tools and creative relaxation Bari Koral, Bari Koral:  Yogapalooza. Gold Ballroom 1 Preschoolers Physical Development

#131 | Don’t throw them to the wolves: The importance of orientation and a successful onboarding Stefanie Shurer, Celebree Learning Centers. Diamond Ballroom 8/9 Professional Development—Training

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#133 | Water, water everywhere! Caitlin Coe, American Museum of Natural History; Ilana April, American Museum of Natural History; Natalie Tahsler, American Museum of Natural History. Platinum Ballroom FG Science

#134 | Using the principles of theater improvisation in a Reggioinspired program to support social-emotional development in preschool children Sharon Arias, California State University, Fresno; Chamroeun Yann, California State University, Fresno; Jennifer Andrade, Fresno Unified School District; Barb O’Neill, Barb O’Neill Consulting. Plaza 3 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

#136 | Unpacking math standards by tier level for Response to Intervention targeted instruction Ruth Ebisuzaki, AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation; Lindsey Johnson, AppleTree Institute. Diamond Ballroom 1/2 Preschoolers Standards—Early Learning Standards, Program Standards

#137 | Self-portraiture: An invitation to identity, emotions, and the language of loose part materials Nancy Kohl, Cultivating Educators, LLC; Pamela Gorin, Jewish early childhood consultant; Fran Miller, Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Early Childhood Center. Platinum Ballroom AB Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#138 | Using blended learning to support the development of dual language learners’ reading skills in kindergarten Elizabeth Kazakoff, Lexia Learning; Emily Robinson, Lexia Learning; Terese Rose, Lexia Learning. Platinum Ballroom J Kindergartners Technology & Young Children

#135 | The woods as a toddler classroom: The emotional experience of challenge, connection, and caring Dee Smith, University of Vermont; Jeanne Goldhaber, University of Vermont. Platinum Ballroom C Social/Emotional Development

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Featured Session #139 | Each one teach one: Strengthening the early childhood leadership pipeline What is your leadership story? What is your personal mission? And what key relationships and experiences have shaped your career trajectory? It is absolutely critical that the next generation of early childhood leadership reflects the vibrant diversity of the field and of the children and families we serve. In order for us to achieve this goal, we must be thoughtful, intentional, and committed. During this interactive panel discussion, emerging and master leaders will share their stories, paying particular attention to the relationships and experiences that have supported and/or inhibited their development as leaders in the field. From there we will draw connections, highlighting common themes across leadership stories that can help us identify ways to better support young professionals and strengthen the early childhood leadership pipeline moving forward. Megan Madison, Brandeis University; Kia Ray, University of the District of Columbia; Kori Bardige, Learning Circle Consulting; Nick Terrones, Hilltop Children’s Center; William Strader, Facilitator of NAEYC’s Student Interest Forum; Ed Greene, Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN); Sebreana Domingue, Project LAUNCH. Room 515A

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#140 | Are you an early childhood education advocate? Realize and establish tools you can use today as an advocate for children and families Mary Muhs, Rasmussen College. Room 402A Advocacy/Public Policy

#141 | Squish-squash open-ended art: Let’s put away the paintbrush and bring out the creativity!

#142 | Do mandatory assessments really impact instruction? Looking at the Alaska Developmental Profile as a case study

#143 | Seeing ALL children as young scientists: Ensuring an equitable, accessible STEM curriculum for everyone

Kathryn Ohle, University of Alaska Anchorage; Hattie Harvey, University of Alaska Anchorage; Sophie Leshan, University of Alaska Anchorage. Concourse Hall 150AB Kindergartners

Shelly Counsell, University of Memphis; Brian Wright, University of Memphis; Felicia Peat, Children’s Museum of Memphis. Room 511AB Preschoolers

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Lois Wachtel, Creative Beginning Steps; Luisa Brennan, Palm Beach State College. Concourse Hall 151 Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

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#144 | What’s up with the superheroes? Shalek Chappill, Resource Area for Teaching, RAFT. Concourse Hall 153AB Preschoolers Cognitive Development

#145 | Obstacles and opportunities in high-poverty, rural early childhood education: The best tools are free Meghan Tooke, Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance; Jessica Benson, Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance. Room 513 Community Partnerships

#146 | Layers of change: Understanding power, privilege, and equity within early childhood systems Julia Childs Andrews, San Diego AEYC. Room 405 Diversity & Equity

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#147 | Family literacy series: An eight-week program focused on vocabulary and reading

#149 | The Hungarian–American collaboration: Learning about ourselves from one another

Renee Whelan, Long Branch Public Schools; Michael Salvatore, Long Branch Public Schools; Bonnie Molina, Long Branch Public Schools. Room 407 Kindergartners

Bronwyn Fees, Kansas State University; Eszter Bodos, Eotvos Lorant Tudomany Egyetem (ELTE) Special School, ELTE University; LuAnn Hoover, Kansas State University; Barbara Hammerli, Kansas State University. Room 504 Preschoolers

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#148 | Engaging “drone parents”: Technology tips for communication, home learning, and school activities for the millennial generation Julie Ray, Southeast Missouri State University; Brooke Uchtman, Southeast Missouri State University. Room 309 Family Engagement & Support

Global Perspectives

#150 | Towards a culturally and linguistically appropriate and responsive family engagement model for low income Chinese immigrant parents in San Francisco: A qualitative analysis Sandy Baba, California Institute of Integral Studies; Susan Lu, San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education. Room 410 Good Start—Chinese Language Track

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Thursday Sessions Thursday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #151 | Simultaneous language development in Early Head Start classrooms: Hispanic infants and toddlers learning two languages Hilda Medrano, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Elda Perez, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Norma Azua, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Room 501C Infants and Toddlers Grandes Comienzos—English

#152 | Programa de Doble Inmersión: Cómo Observar, Planificar, Documentar y Evaluar utilizando el Currículo Creativo (GOLD) Arlene Alcazar, District of Columbia Public School; Maribel Bravo, District of Columbia Public School. Room 511C Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#154 | Diseñando casas para los 3 cerditos: el rol de la integración de las artes en la enseñanza de STEM Mayra Almodovar, Oklahoma State University; Marisel TorresCrespo, Hood College. Room 501AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

Gerry Dignan, Music Together LLC; Ana Trevino-Godfrey, Music Together LLC. Room 409B Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

Arianna Ross, Story Tapestries. Room 507 Language & Literacy

#160 | The 1, 2, 3s of the ABCs: Three practices that support development of alphabet knowledge at home and at school

#155 | Campaigning for a more peaceful classroom: Modeling Montessori peace education techniques and responsive conflict-resolution techniques

Nell Duke, University of Michigan. Room 404A Preschoolers

Dena Aucoin, Kaplan University; Ludmila Battista, Kaplan University. Room 406AB

#161 | From pink purse to briefcase: How your life experiences can help you handle the demands of your leadership role

Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#156 | Amplifying the traditional lecture: Modeling technology integration in undergraduate early childhood teacher methods courses Kristin Webber, Edinboro University. Concourse Hall 150C First- to Third-Graders Higher Education

#153 | ¡Canciones Que Puedes Usar en la Clase el Lunes Por la Mañana!

#159 | Harnessing the power of multisensory strategies: Increasing emergent literacy skills and collaborative learning through artistic, kinesthetic, auditory, and visual activities

#157 | An overview of NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation Megan Woolston, NAEYC; Martha Muñoz, Northern Arizona University. Room 306AB Higher Education

#158 | So you want to write a children’s book? Michele Lucia, Walden University. Room 408A

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Shirley Raines, University of Memphis. Room 409A Leadership Development

#162 | Repurposing less-thanideal places into leadingedge early education spaces: UCLA’s Westwood Center and Vogel Alcove Todd Howard, t. howard and associates architects. Room 514 Preschoolers Learning Environment

#163 | Cultivating the genius of black children: Appropriate classrooms for our youngest learners Debra Sullivan, Seattle Black Child Development Institute. Room 408B Learning Environment

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Thursday Sessions #164 | Mathematize this! Make meaningful math moments every day through mindful practice, manipulatives, and much loved stories Robyn Stone, Harker Preschool. Room 403B Preschoolers Mathematics

#165 | Let the story be your guide: Connecting children’s literature and mathematical problem solving for young children Julie Herron, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Room 506 Kindergartners Mathematics

#166 | Allowing males to shine in the early care and education community: Learn how a digital story allowed this to happen Soren Gall, Denver’s Early Childhood Council. Room 505 Men in Early Childhood

#167 | The joy of singing inspires a love of language, self-expression, and creativity: Some songs in Spanish and sign language Charlotte Diamond, Hug Bug Music. Room 411 Preschoolers Music

#168 | A comprehensive approach to staff qualification and effectiveness Susan Hedges, NAEYC; Meghann Hickey, NAEYC. Room 503 NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children

#169 | Creating opportunities for reasonable risk and adventure in the outdoor classroom: As safe as necessary, not as safe as possible Ellen Veselack, Child Educational Center. Room 402B Physical Development

#170 | Ten steps for avoiding teacher burnout Tammy Tanner, Tomorrow’s Adventure. Room 502B Preschoolers Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#171 | Keep the fire burning: Motivating staff throughout the years by understanding the power of appreciation! Jennifer Romanoff, Lightbridge Academy. Room 404B Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#172 | Professional development in early childhood mathematics education: Professionalizing early childhood teachers with a focus on the whole person to strengthen mathematical competencies Patricia Nugent, Bradley University; Heljä Antola Crowe, Bradley University. Room 512 Preschoolers Professional Development—Training

#173 | A recipe for effectively integrating a multigenerational workforce: Creating a workplace culture that transcends the generations

Barbara A Henderson, San Francisco State University; Andrew J. Stremmel, South Dakota State University; Frances Rust, University of Pennsylvania; Debra Murphy, Cape Cod Community College; Isauro Escamilla Calan, Las Americas Early Education School. Room 303AB Research

#175 | Research symposium: Implicit Bias— Holding Up the Mirror Walter Gilliam, Yale University; Chin Reyes, Yale University; Angela Maupin, Yale University; Maria Accavitti, Yale University. Room 308AB Research NAEYC appreciates the support of Pearson as the sponsor of the Research Symposium

#176 | Social-Emotional Learning With the Second Step Program Amy Walker, Committee for Children. Room 403A Spotlight Exhibitor Session Presented by Committee for Children.

Kimberly Theller, Summit County Preschool; Courtney Drabik, Summit County Preschool. Room 502A Professionalism & Ethics

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Thursday Sessions Thursday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #177 | “And the Oscar goes to...” Creating online professional development that captures imagination and brings content to life for confident and joyous days on the job—Entertainment and education hand-in-hand! Karolina Jasinska, JD Andrews Institute; Walker Lambert, JD Andrews Institute; Carol Brunson Day, NAEYC. Room 518 Preschoolers

#178 | Big data for our littlest learners: How the top district preschool program uses data to transform a community Paula Reese, Mobile County Public Schools. Concourse Hall 153C Preschoolers Technology & Professional Development

#179 | The family that learns together: Best practices, resources, and activities for promoting effective parent engagement Kimberley Heuston Sorenson, Waterford Institute. Room 515B Preschoolers Technology & Young Children

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Thursday Sessions 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center #180 | Leadership speed date: 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 406AB NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

Thursday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. JW Marriott #181 | SING and SIGN: Simple, Intelligent Neuronal Growth creates Shared, Inclusive Gains Now! Introducing sign language with simple, repetitive songs for optimal brain development to foster an inclusive environment in the classroom Debbie Clement, Rainbows Within Reach. Gold Ballroom 3 Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

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#182 | Levels, spaces, and holes: Transforming your sand-andwater table with cheap and easy-to-build constructions that foster complex, intriguing, and imaginative play to support learning in all development areas Thomas Bedard, St. Paul Public Schools; Mike Huber, Seward Co-op Child Care. Platinum Ballroom C Preschoolers

#183 | OMEP-USA Global Perspectives Seminar: Programs from around the world—Their similarities, differences, and the impact for the field Jean Simpson, OMEP-USA; Judith Wagner, OMEP-USA. Gold Ballroom 2 Global Perspectives

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Thursday Sessions #184 | Using our Powerful Interactions stance to support, sustain, and strengthen challenging coaching relationships Jill Gunderman, Arkansas State University Childhood Services; Irene Garneau, Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School; Michael Luft, Ben Samuels Children’s Center; Judy Jablon, Judy Jablon & Associates. Diamond Ballroom 6/7 Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#185 | A director’s guide to creating a great place to work Judith Chosy, Smoky Row Children’s Center. Platinum Ballroom HI Program Administration & Financial Management

#186 | Understanding the complexities of kindergarten readiness: Voices from the field Andrea DeBruin-Parecki, Educational Testing Service, Early Childhood Research and Assessment Center; Carly Slutzky, Educational Testing Service, Early Childhood Research and Assessment Center. Platinum Ballroom FG Kindergartners Research

#187 | Why are we educating this way? A multiple-perspective case study about early childhood learning and outcomes

#191 | Using Fink’s taxonomy for creating significant learning experiences to produce growth for young children of all ages

Megan Hallissey, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Diamond Ballroom 3 First- to Third-Graders

Tryphina Robinson, Shawnee State University. Gold Ballroom 4

Research

#188 | Young scientists in the garden: Integrating scientific inquiry into garden-based learning Sara Gable, University of Missouri, Columbia; Christopher Murakami, University of Missouri, Columbia. Diamond Ballroom 1/2 Preschoolers Science

#189 | Expanding “good start” science activities: How to get more out of typical preschool science experiences Alissa Lange, Rutgers University; Kimberly Brenneman, Heising-Simons Foundation. Platinum Ballroom E Preschoolers

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#192 | Reimagining homework in early elementary classrooms: Creating homework through a play pedagogy framework Jodie Riek, CQUniversity Australia. Diamond Ballroom 8/9 First- to Third-Graders Teaching & Instructional Practices

#193 | Moving from consumption to creation: Nurturing young publishers Brian Puerling, Catherine Cook School; Josh Sutter, Catherine Cook School. Platinum Ballroom J First- to Third-Graders Technology & Young Children

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#190 | Supporting the child who is shy in the classroom Mushira Shamsi, Wharton County Junior College. Diamond Ballroom 10 Social/Emotional Development

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Thursday Sessions Thursday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center #194 | President’s Featured Session: Elevating our power to create a more just world Led by national experts, this session invites you to explore issues of equality and equity in our profession, and to elevate our power to influence social change. Using a multimedia approach, this workshop defines the challenges, presents case studies from various states, and will provide you with tools to be an architect of change in your own work. This session focuses on applying practices and strategies that build our professional capacity to create a more just world for our programs, the staff who work within these programs as well as for the children and families we serve. Tammy L. Mann, NAEYC President; Valora Washington, Council for Professional Recognition; Sherri Killins, The BUILD Initiative. Room 515A

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#195 | Innovative approaches to building strong early childhood collaborations: Lessons learned from Illinois

#196 | Early Ed for President/Early Ed for America: Successes and plans for building our collective capacity for electoral advocacy 

Sessy Nyman, Illinois Action for Children. Room 504

Lauren Hogan, NAEYC, Sally McClellan, South Carolina AEYC. Room 502B

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#197 | Program philosophy: A roadmap for practice Lauren Peterson, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University; Robyn Lopez-Melton, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University; Amy Rizo, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University. Room 501AB Leadership Development

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Food stations will be open daily in NAEYC’s Expo, South Hall. Also, we have designated an unopposed time from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, for Conference attendees to grab lunch and visit with exhibitors inside the Expo.

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#198 | Recycled, reused, and found materials and cross-pollination: How this material can be used in different areas of the classroom and art room, and the impact it can have on children and teachers and the community around them Mimmi Skoglund, The Scandinavian School in San Francisco; Helena Pequeneza, The Scandinavian School in San Francisco. Room 402A Preschoolers Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

#199 | New assessment innovations that can strengthen your comprehensive assessment system Kenley Branscome, Early Learning Challenge; Kathy Thornburg, Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance. Concourse Hall 153AB Assessment of Young Children

#200 | Empathetic communication = trusting and respectful family– professional partnerships in early intervention Kathleen Kyzar, Texas Christian University; Peggy Kemp, Division for Early Childhood. Room 510 Infants and Toddlers

#201 | Beyond artistic expression: Enhancing brain development through painting Chia-wa Yeh, Bing Nursery School; Katherine Jordan, Bing Nursery School. Room 505 Preschoolers Cognitive Development

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Luisiana Melendez, Erikson Institute; Sharon Syc, Erikson Institute. Room 404B Infants and Toddlers Diversity & Equity

#202 | Promoting community awareness: Developing a sense of community in the classroom Susan Southerton, KinderCare Education; Leia Muniz, KinderCare Education. Room 506 Community Partnerships

#206 | Beyond books and pictures: Actualizing an anti-bias approach in early childhood Je’Kendria Trahan, School Readiness Consulting; Lindsey Allard Agnamba, School Readiness Consulting; Nina Perez, MomsRising. Room 408B Diversity & Equity

#207 | Class of ’27: Exploring Early Learning in Communities Using Media #203 | Fostering children’s learning as they move from discovery through experimenting to application of understandings in a content area: Rich curriculum that meets the spirit of the standards Sherry Copeland, Former Director of Early Childhood for the NYC Department of Education; Sydney Schwartz, Queens College. Room 518 Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#204 | Collective stories of literacy learning in Reggioinspired classrooms

Children with Disabilities/Early Session is part of the Jennifer Kesselring, Riverfield Country Intervention Grandes Comienzos initiative. Day School; Lella Gandini, Lesley University. Room 409B Session is part of the Young Professionals Track.

#205 | Supporting dual language learners, from birth to age 3: What do we know? How can we support practitioners and enhance program quality?

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

Locsi Ferra, Independent Television Service; Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi. Room 411 Diversity & Equity

#208 | Healthy children, healthy families: Supporting well-being and resilience in the context of transitions Kathleen Gallagher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Concourse Hall 150AB Family Engagement & Support

#209 | Preparing preservice teachers to work with families: Can an immersive course increase their self-efficacy? Linda Taylor, Ball State University; Kyoung Jin Kim, Ball State University. Room 514 Family Engagement & Support

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Thursday Sessions Thursday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #210 | When West meets East: The application of Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) in Mandarinspeaking preschools Yafen Lo, California State University, Los Angeles. Room 410 Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#211 | Spanish class can be a blast! How to create excitement teaching a foreign language by implementing dynamic and engaging classroom experiences with the use of puppets, music, dance, stories, and props Aida Rozenblum, Temple Dor Dorim. Room 501C Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—English

#212 | ¡En armonia! Apoyando el desarrollo de las destrezas sociocívicas en el aula preescolar multicultural a traves de los estudios sociales Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University. Room 511C Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#213 | DRDP 2015: Evaluación de Aprendizaje Temprano de California (Modelo de Lenguaje Dual) Tamarra Osborne, WestEd; Serene Yee, California Department of Education; Celina Aguilar, WestEd. Room 511AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish

#214 | Challenging behaviors in early childhood education settings: Strategies for coping Roberta Goldberg, The Frostig Center; Linda Barker, The Frostig Center. Student Networking Center, South Exhibit Hall G, Booth #748 Preschoolers Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#215 | A walk through the NAEYC recognition process for baccalaureate and graduate degree programs Mary Harrill, NAEYC; Dottie Bauer, Keene State College. Room 306AB Higher Education

#216 | Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Dina Sherman, Disney Publishing Worldwide; Mo Willems, Disney Publishing Worldwide; Dan Santat, Disney Publishing Worldwide; Laurie Keller, Disney Publishing Worldwide. Concourse Hall 152 Kindergartners Language & Literacy

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#217 | Reading, writing, and talk: Inclusive teaching strategies for diverse learners, kindergarten through grade 2 Mariana Souto-Manning, Teachers College, Columbia University. Room 303AB First- to Third-Graders Language & Literacy

#218 | Teaching through storytelling and retelling: Learn how to create engaging and memorable learning experiences using felt board, puppets, pieces, and props! Judy Woodworth, Artfelt Puppets, Pieces & Props. Room 407 Language & Literacy

#219 | Plunging the toilet while answering the phone: How to become more efficient as a director, leading to less stress and more fun Sara McFall, The Academy of Cool Springs. Room 502A Leadership Development

#220 | How to create positive change in your organizational culture without causing a mutiny! Stacey Ratner, Variety Child Learning Center; Janice Friedman, Variety Child Learning Center. Room 409A Leadership Development

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Thursday Sessions #221 | Preserving the integrity of early childhood programs in the face of academic push-down: How to restore whole-child education and preserve children’s well-being through natural outdoor classrooms Eric Nelson, Outdoor Classroom Project; Elyssa Nelson, Child Educational Center. Room 404A Learning Environment

#222 | Building math with big ideas: Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative explains it all for you Jennifer McCray, Erikson Institute; Mary Hynes-Berry, Erikson Institute; Donna Johnson, Erikson Institute; Jeanine Brownell, Erikson Institute. Room 403B Preschoolers Mathematics

#224 | Who’s the Man?! The importance of father involvement and its impact on young children Dan Berman, Champions for Children. Room 308AB Infants and Toddlers Men in Early Childhood

#225 | Brain-boosting music and movement with The Learning Station: Making a positive difference in children’s lives through interactive songs, activities, and dance!

#226 | Preparing for a site visit: The Assessor’s perspective Mary Jamsek, NAEYC. Room 503 NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children

#227 | Move, dance, soar! Seven exciting movement activities to engage young learners Erin Burd, Birdy’s Kids in Motion; Paula Allen, Birdy’s Kids in Motion. Room 309 Preschoolers Physical Development

#228 | Play and spirituality: What’s the connection? Finding ways to think about play’s relationship to spirituality and the essential spiritual nature of the young child Shirley Morgenthaler, Concordia University Chicago; Mimi Larson, Wheaton College; Jeffrey Keiser, Concordia University Chicago. Room 513 Play

#230 | Building capacity of early childhood teachers and leaders through co-constructing coaching relationships Margaret McNamara, Bank Street College of Education; Wendy Pollock, Bank Street College of Education; Emily Linsay, Bank Street College of Education. Room 408A Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#231 | Coaching/mentoring to promote social-emotional development in family child care programs Barbara Sawyer, Child Care Consulting & Training Services, Inc.; Elaine Piper, Tennessee State Child Care Resource & Referral Network. Room 406AB Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#229 | Wild and free: Rethinking approaches to risk, instinct, adventure, and community— together

#232 | “My teacher goes to school too!” Our commitment to professional development and further educational endeavors reinforces the dedication to being an early educator

Morgan Leichter-Saxby, Pop-Up Adventure Play. Concourse Hall 151

Dina Treff, University of Georgia; Codi Parham, University of Georgia. Concourse Hall 153C

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Thursday Sessions Thursday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #233 | Powering Early Learning with Technology Dawn Ulley, Age of Learning, Inc.; Mary Carmen Alvarez, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District; Laura Bryant, Las Cruces Public Schools; Brandee Ramirez, Tustin Unified School District. Room 403A

#234 | Action research on promoting kindergarten teachers’ professional development by reflection diary Wei Yao, Northeast Normal University. Room 507 Kindergartners

#235 | Family engagement in the digital age: Early childhood educators as media mentors Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute. Room 515B Technology & Young Children

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Thursday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. JW Marriott #236 | Providing sensory sensitive care of infants, toddlers, and their families Jane Humphries, Creative Educational Strategies & Services LLC; Kari Rains, Creative Educational Strategies & Services LLC. Platinum Ballroom C Infants and Toddlers Children with Disabilities/Early Intervention

#237 | Confronting our beliefs and values: Identifying how they influence the interpretation of curriculum and early learning standards Debra Lawrence, Delaware County Community College. Gold Ballroom 3 Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

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#238 | OMEP-USA poster session on the culture of childhood: How childhood is reflected at home, in school, and in the community Jean Simpson, OMEP-USA; Lynn Kirkland, University of Alabama; Grace Jepkemboi, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Deborah Strevy, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Gold Ballroom 2 Global Perspectives

#239 | Finding the right match! Hiring and retaining the best employees Karen Davis Platt, ICF International; Jackie Taylor, ICF International. Platinum Ballroom HI Program Administration & Financial Management

#240 | Stimulate the brain with music! Supporting infant and toddler brain development through fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate music activities Lauren Guilmartin, Music Together LLC; Ellen Acuna, Music Together LLC. Diamond Ballroom 10 Infants and Toddlers Cognitive Development

#241 | Picture science in your classroom: Deepen those fun explorations by connecting with the new standards Peggy Ashbrook, Preschool science teacher and The Early Years columnist, NSTA; Marie Faust Evitt, Mountain View Parent Nursery; Sandy Chilton, Austin Texas ISD. Platinum Ballroom FG Science

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Thursday Sessions #242 | Supporting the development of socialemotional self-regulation skills in children: Strategies based on Vygotskian theory Jessica Peters, Tools of the Mind; Alesha Henderson, Lakeshore Learning Materials. Platinum Ballroom AB Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

#243 | Not enough peek-a-boo: Cultivating eye contact, human touch, and playful interaction in a touch-screen world Katja von Elbe, Brainheart Guidance. Diamond Ballroom 6/7 Social/Emotional Development

#244 | Exploring the factors of creativity-character education Choi Hyunju, Institute for early child education at KNUE (Korea National University). Diamond Ballroom 1/2 Standards—Early Learning Standards, Program Standards

#245 | Cooking up a story: Integrating cooking and literacy into the preschool classroom Laurie Sprinzen, Temple Dor Dorim Early Childhood Center. Gold Ballroom 4 Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#246 | “Let it go”: How children’s choice optimizes learning in the primary classroom Diane Simonsen, Aveson Charter Schools; Edit Danilian, Aveson Charter Schools; Corrie Slay, Aveson Charter Schools. Diamond Ballroom 8/9 Teaching & Instructional Practices

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Featured Session #247 | Tap, click, read: New strategies to encourage literacy in a digital age Drawing from the contributions of leaders in early learning, child development, journalism, and public policy, this session will stimulate a lively discussion of the four critical dimensions that must be considered in the use of new technologies in early learning programs. The session leaders will also detail the research and policy implications that are essential in ensuring that America’s early literacy crisis—over two-thirds of all fourth-graders cannot read well—is addressed in the coming decade. Michael Levine, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop; Lisa Guernsey, New America. Room 515A

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#252 | Everything you ever wanted to know about the CDA credential

#256 | Run with it: Creating outdoor play opportunities for preschoolers

Olivia Aston Bosworth, Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center; Nicole Cromartie, High Museum of Art, Woodruff Arts Center; Ruthie Miltenberger, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Woodruff Arts Center. Room 402B

Abena Ocran-Jackson, Council for Professional Recognition; Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition. Room 306AB Infants and Toddlers

Jenny Leeper Miller, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Eric Unrau, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Room 408A Preschoolers

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#249 | Developing your eagle eye: Essential observation skills for assessing young children

#253 | Playing together in the sandbox: Working together as a community to ensure children come to school ready learners

Julie P. Culhane, ETC- Educating, Teaching, Consulting; Gloria Maccow, Pearson Clinical Assessment. Student Networking Center, South Exhibit Hall G, Booth #748

Debra Huestis, Family Connections MT; Colette Getten, Great Falls Public School. Room 506 Preschoolers

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#250 | Strengthening family engagement: Strategies to successfully communicate sensitive information to families

#254 | Developmentally appropriate kindergarten teaching in the twenty-first century: How do we pull it off?

Jane Montgomery, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool. Room 510

Wendy Zacuto, The Wesley School; Gail Shrawder, Westside Neighborhood School. Room 409A Kindergartners

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#251 | A picture is worth a thousand words: Using visual supports in the preschool classroom Karen Kay Rush, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. Room 518 Preschoolers Cognitive Development

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#255 | From non- to anti-racist: Advancing racial equity in early childhood policy and practice Megan Madison, Brandeis University. Room 408B Diversity & Equity

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#257 | Working collaboratively with families to promote school readiness through the development of executive functioning skills: Learn about executive functioning skills and how best to engage families to promote school readiness in their children, including children who are at-risk or who have diagnosed disabilities Julianne Zvalo-Martyn, Brandman University; Suzanne Yockelson, Brandman University. Concourse Hall 150AB Family Engagement & Support

#258 | A “start-up plan” for your new father-engagement program! Phyllis Hammonds, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission Inc.; Robert Ousley, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission Inc.; Henrietta Cherry, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission Inc.; Cecil McDonald, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission Inc. Concourse Hall 153C Family Engagement & Support

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Thursday Sessions #259 | Empowering families to promote language and literacy learning at home: Effective practices for Chinese early childhood teachers Yajuan Xiang, University of Southern Indiana; Jill Raisor, University of Southern Indiana. Room 410 Preschoolers Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#260 | The value of playing in two languages for young children: Creating pedagogical and curricular ideas for enhancing literacy opportunities through play for dual language learners Diana Cortez-Castro, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Room 501C Kindergartners Grandes Comienzos—English

#261 | Soy Una Educadora: definiendo el profesionalismo y ser professional en el mundo de la educación infantil. Elizabeth Salazar, Geokids. Room 511C Infants and Toddlers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#262 | Un Estudio de Investigación: El Habla de Matemáticas y Espacial Utilizada por Proveedoras y Asistentes Latinas en Hogares de Cuidado Infantil Jemima Munoz, Early childhood education consultant. Room 501AB Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#263 | When parenting is part of the problem: Helping parents respond differently (and more effectively) to challenging behaviors at home Deborah Hirschland, independent consultant, author. Room 411 Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

#264 | The early childhood laboratory: Engaging student caregivers in a parallel process for practicum learning Kelly Twibell Sanchez, University of California, Davis; Jennifer Gonzalez, University of California, Davis. Concourse Hall 150C Higher Education

#265 | Extra, extra, read all about it! Adding literature to bring your STEAM activities to the next level

#266 | Sing a song to learn: Integrating music in the inclusive preschool classroom Whitney Meade, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Beth Quick, University of Alabama in Huntsville. Room 409B Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#267 | Facilitated leadership: How do our skills in teaching children translate into teaching teachers? Debbie LeeKeenan, Lesley University; Iris Chin Ponte, Henry Frost Children’s Program. Concourse Hall 153AB Leadership Development

#268 | Effective communication with staff: How to provide constructive criticism and follow through to make changes Deborah Abelman, Family Service of Greater Boston; Rachael Thames, Family Service of Greater Boston. Room 515B Leadership Development

#269 | Writing for NAEYC’s publications and blogs Susan Friedman, NAEYC; Kathleen Charner, NAEYC; Heather Collick, NAEYC; Michael Coventry, NAEYC; Holly Bohart, NAEYC; Georgi-Ann Clarke, NAEYC. Room 511AB Leadership Development

Katie Schwartz, Orange County Public Schools; Arlene Rosa, Orange County Public Schools. Room 303AB Preschoolers Language & Literacy

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#270 | Curriculum on a dime: Collecting and creating learning materials for play-centered preschool classrooms Shelley Nicholson, University of Texas at Austin; Jessica Martinez, The Goddard School of Austin. Room 513 Preschoolers Learning Environment

#271 | Listening to the third teacher: Transforming early childhood environments with intentional teaching practices Sally Haughey, Fairy Dust Teaching. Room 405 Preschoolers Learning Environment

#272 | Young children are powerful problem solvers: Problem solving as a vehicle to teach early childhood mathematics Myoungwhon Jung, Northern Illinois University; Greg Conderman, Northern Illinois University; Ho Cheul Park, Busan Women’s College. Room 512 Preschoolers Mathematics

#273 | Igniting and nurturing effective mathematics learning: Developing beginning number sense, mathematical thinking, mathematics vocabulary, and early geometry concepts Donna Knoell, Educational Consulting. Room 407 Mathematics

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#274 | Stand up and move! Energize learning with original hip-hop music and movement

#278 | The power of modeling: An instructional coaching strategy to improve teaching

Kaitlin McGaw, Alphabet Rockers. Room 503 Kindergartners

Kathryn Lake MacKay, Brigham Young University; Kalani Reed, Brigham Young University; Stacey Freeman, Brigham Young University; Dorie Haws, Brigham Young University. Room 403B

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#275 | From the boardroom to the classroom: Creating a culture of health through integrated, environmental early childhood education strategies Susan Gilmore, North Bay Children’s Center; Teresa Fogolini, North Bay Children’s Center. Room 507 Physical Development

#276 | Heuristic play: Discovering the treasure of loose parts, recyclables, and natural objects in preschool classrooms Laura Wilhelm, Oklahoma City University. Room 404B Preschoolers Play

#277 | Recovering kindergarten, part 1: Actionable ideas for teachers and schools Karen Johnson, Penn State; Lindsey Robey, Wingate Elementary; Jennifer Stoner, Bennett Family Center at Penn State; Lauren Arroyo, Sequoyah School. Room 402A Kindergartners

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#279 | What’s on deck? Unleashing your full potential as an early childhood educator Navine Fortune, Southeastern AEYC; Joyce Oandasan, Southeastern AEYC. Room 404A Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#280 | Training teachers to facilitate discussions using art images to enhance adult– child interactions and create a sustainable environment of inquiry Dori Jacobsohn, Art and Language Collaborations; Anna Miller, Wayne State University College of Education. Room 505 Preschoolers Professional Development—Training

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Thursday Sessions #281 | Increasing the educational attainment of early educators: What early childhood education program directors and administrators can do to support their employees’ success on a higher education pathway Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center; Mary Graham, Children’s Village; Tonya Williams, United Child Care Center. Room 502B Program Administration & Financial Management

#282 | Post-2015 elementary education in Thailand: A reconsideration of goals and teaching principles Yotsawee Saifah, Chulalongkorn University. Room 514 First- to Third-Graders

#283 | Research symposium: Tackling

the Achievement Gap’s Persistency: A Role for Everyone in the ECE Community Marquita Davis, Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity; Pedro Noguera, UCLA Center for the Study of School Transformation; Aisha Ray, Erikson Institute; David Johns, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans; Ray Hart, Council of the Great City Schools. Room 308AB Research

#284 | Honoring the spirit of the child: Incorporating spirituality into the early childhood classroom Jennifer Mata-McMahon, DePaul University; Michael Haslip, Drexel University; Deborah Schein, Growing Wonder & Champlain College. Room 406AB Social/Emotional Development

#285 | Online Education and the Early Childhood Educator Martha Cheney, EdD, Walden University Room 403A Spotlight Exhibitor Session Presented by Walden University.

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#286 | Using technologies with young children to encourage learning and language development: Podcasts and green screens Melissa Hess, Cincinnati Christian University; Sandra Beam, Cincinnati Christian University. Room 504 First- to Third-Graders Technology & Young Children

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#287 | NAEYC’s Research Poster session NAEYC Expo, South Exhibit Hall G, Far Left Near 700 Aisle 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.

RS#1 | An analysis of China’s “primary trend” issue of preschool education from parents’ educational view Kyung-chul Kim, Korea National University of Education; Xiaodan Jin, Korea National University of Education; Aizong Yu, Yanbian University; Haijin Cui, Yanbian University. RS#2 | Balancing freedom and control in an early childhood program: Exploring outcomes of the family and teacher involvement in a pilot curriculum Debbie Vera, Texas A&M University San Antonio. RS#3 | Beyond “my parents’ language”: A case study of Korean heritage community language school in the United States Hae Min Yu, Rowan University. RS#4 | Bilingual story-switching method: A unique approach to children’s language learning among families William Tan, Transcendent Endeavors. RS#5 | Comparing mothers and fathers of children with developmental concerns on stress-related affect and parenting self-efficacy: Results from a parenting program in Singapore Dorcas Yap, University of California Berkeley.

RS#6 | Comparison of beliefs about appropriate teaching practices between undergraduate and graduate early childhood education students

RS#11 | The effect of teaching reflection on developing teacher identity and systematizing teachers’ practical knowledge

Saigeetha Jambunathan, New Jersey City University; Regina Adesanya, New Jersey City University.

Xuesong Wang, Texas A & M International University.

RS#7 | Development and implementation of a girls’ empowerment camp in Newark, New Jersey Adithi Jayaraman, EdGift; Saigeetha Jambunathan, New Jersey City University. RS#8 | A comprehensive needs assessment of the leadership challenges of implementing proposed statewide preschool recommendations for early childhood programs within a systems management approach Patrice Farquharson, West Haven Child Development Center/Post University; Michelle Beauchesne, Northeastern University. RS#9 | Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) as defined and interpreted by early childhood preservice teachers: Beliefs about DAP and influences of field experiences Hae Kyoung Kim, Seoul Women’s University. RS#10 | Discussion guidelines on parent–child shared book reading: A focus on math and science standards Hyejin Park, Arizona State University.

RS#12 | Engaging early childhood preservice teachers and agencies in community-based learning Miranda Lin, Illinois State University; Alan Bates, Illinois State University. RS#13 | Examining the impact of Proposition 10 funding: How to analyze outcomes of early childhood development in multilevel contexts Theresa Ortiz, First 5 Kern; Diana Navarro, First 5 Kern; Roland Maier, First 5 Kern; Jianjun Wang, California State University, Bakersfield. RS#14 | Examining the parental satisfaction of families of preschool children David Brown, Texas A&M UniversityCommerce; Kristan Pearce, Texas A&MCommerce. RS#15 | Examining the utility of a new state kindergarten assessment: Implications for kindergarten classroom teachers Allison Wilson, Eastern Washington University. RS#16 | Exploring how the literacy beliefs of refugee mothers may inform the practices and preparation of early childhood teachers Nicole Taylor, Spelman College.

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Thursday Research Poster Session RS#17 | Facilitating children’s abilities of inference and arts appreciation through a visual literacy art program Min-Kyung Han, Daegu University; Kyoung Jin Kim, Wheelock College; Su-Jeong Wee, Purdue University Northwest; Ji-Hyang Sohn, Kyungbook National University; Carolyn Hitchens, Ball State University. RS#18 | The gap between attitudes toward diaper recycling and the actual behavior of teachers and parents Kyoung Jin Kim, Wheelock College; Kyung Shin Kim, Yuhan-Kimberly. RS#19 | Internationally integrated science curriculum for global teacher preparation Jiyoon Yoon, University of Texas at Arlington; Martin Leisa, University of Texas at Arlington; Kyoung Jin Kim, Wheelock College. RS#20 | Field residency requirements: One placement vs. two placements— How can we develop more effective early childhood teachers? Heather Brezinski, Texas A&M University San Antonio. RS#21 | Field validation of the COMET mentoring model to enhance the instructional practices of early childhood teachers: Best strategies for best practices Stephen Bagnato, University of Pittsburgh; Jai Wha-Seo, Yonsei University. RS#22 | Heuristic play: A naturalistic approach for infant/toddler play Crystal Webster, Educare; LaDonna Atkins, University of Central Oklahoma. RS#23 | High-quality mathematics instruction: What teachers should know Bilge Cerezci, Erikson Institute; Erin Reid, Erikson Institute. RS#24 | HighScope’s COR for Kindergarten: Results and implications of the pilot studies Jeffrey Beal, HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

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RS#25 | The impact of literacy coaching and training on preschoolers’ emergent writing, vocabulary, comprehension, phonological awareness, and alphabet knowledge Teresa Byington, University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension; YaeBin Kim, University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension. RS#26 | Implementing service learning projects: Rerouting the cradle-toprison pipeline to the cradle-to-college pipeline in at-risk schools Michelle Brunson, Northwestern State University; Mary Beth Van Sickle, Northwestern State University. RS#27 | The importance of technology in preschool classrooms Arthur Cooper, Benedict College; Keshia Craft, Benedict College. RS#28 | Initial methodological and psychometric analysis from a largescale study of ECERS-3 Jennifer Neitzel, UNC-Chapel Hill; John Sideris, UNC-Chapel Hill. RS#29 | It’s hard to wait: Effortful control and story understanding in e-book reading across the early years Kathleen Paciga, TEC Center at Erikson Institute & Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College; Mary Quest, Erikson Institute. RS#30 | Japanese and Korean children’s ideas of play through photo elicitation interviews Satomi Izumi-Taylor, University of Memphis; Yoen Sun Ro, Early Childhood consultant. RS#31 | Reframing developmentally appropriate practices of educating diverse young learners: Inclusion and participation Yeon Sun (Ellie) Ro, Independent Researcher; Satomi Taylor, University of Memphis.

RS#32 | Learn, practice, and share-andmodel: Phases of teacher growth in the midst of instructional change Claire Chang, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation; Beth Menninga, University of Minnesota; Sandra Heidemann, retired. RS#33 | The learning receptiveness assessment: A tablet-based tool for bridging preschool and kindergarten early screenings to prevent learning difficulties Leilani Saez, University of Oregon; Marissa Pilger, University of Oregon. RS#34 | Learning with technology and media at home: Findings from a randomized control trial Jaime Gutierrez, Education Development Center; Sarah Gerard, SRI International. RS#35 | A mixed-methods study of diagnostic disparities and functional challenges of African American preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder Douglene Jackson, University of MiamiMailman Center for Child Development. RS#36 | Nurturing parents: An evidence-based approach to improving parenting behaviors Louise Davis, Early Years Network; Julie Norman, Early Years Network. RS#37 | The personality qualities of good teachers Wonim Son, University of WisconsinPlatteville. RS#38 | Positive impact on public school prekindergarten and kindergarten children: Intern action research mini-grants in public school settings Connie Stout, Glenville State College; Shelly Ratliff, Glenville State College. RS#39 | Preschool teachers’ beliefs about outdoor play, playground environments, and teachers’ roles for young children’s play, learning, and development Ji Hyun Oh, University of Florida.

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Thursday Research Poster Session RS#40 | Professional development program components most valued by early care and education staff

RS#43 | Reimagining your science corner: Infusing science and nature throughout your classroom

RS#46 | Supporting third-culture young children: A qualitative study in public schools in Spain

Grecya Lopez, Los Angeles Universal Preschool.

Natalie Tahsler, American Museum of Natural History; Ilana April, American Museum of Natural History; Caitlin Coe, American Museum of Natural History.

D’Lee Babb, Western.

RS#41 | Reading development during early elementary school years in dual language learners Hsin-Hui Grace Lin, University of Houston - Victoria; Mei-Chih Wang, University of Houston-Downtown; Liping Wei, University of HoustonVictoria. RS#42 | Recent coverage of early childhood education approaches in open access early childhood journals Burhanettin Keskin, University of Mississippi.

RS#44 | STEM in preschool: Evaluating preschool teachers’ understanding and implementation of STEM in the preschool classroom Lauren Gonzalez, Stephen F. Austin State University; Susan Casey, Stephen F. Austin State University.

RS#47 | Using language support practices with dual language learners Loreen Kelly, University of Oklahoma. RS#48 | Using their voices: Preparing preservice early childhood general educators for inclusive settings Michele Stites, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Amy Noggle, Towson University.

RS#45 | Students serving students: Preservice teachers mentoring underresourced learners Susan Reily, Stephen F. Austin State University; Jannah Nerren, Stephen F. Austin State University.

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Session 7:00–9:00 p.m. JW Marriott #288 | “We CAN do it! Oh yeah!” Still teaching in the Key of Life—A celebration

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Sharing valid and joyful learning experiences with young children is delightful. Children are always ready to jump into the excitement of discovering, playing, moving, exploring, and creating. In loving, safe, welcoming communities, we invite children to fully participate in the awesome journey. This session celebrates valid, practical, REAL happenings that will strengthen confidence, courage, and beliefs about how we all learn together. “The lesson that is not enjoyed is not learned” (Talmud). All ideas shared will be curriculum-, classroom management-, and special occasions-centered. We will use story, songs, movement, and music improvisation to encourage children and participants to explore creative ways to enhance content learning. We will have FUN celebrating IDEAS. Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, author. Platinum Ballroom AB

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Friday Sessions

Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. JW Marriott #289 | Open wide the circle! Musical games for early learning fun Margaret Hooton, Gateway to the Arts - Western Pa Wolf Trap, Duquesne University. Gold Ballroom 2 Preschoolers Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

#290 | A dialogue between two philosophies: Montessori and the Reggio Emilia approach—A 21-year research project of weaving the cognitive and creative thinking of children Beth MacDonald, MacDonald Montessori School; Amelia Gambetti, Reggio Children. Platinum Ballroom C Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#291 | How to develop a blueprint for business success

#293 | Science EVERY day for EVERY child! How to use science activities to facilitate the project-based learning approach, resulting in highly engaging activities EVERY day for EVERY child Stephanie Lester, Antelope Valley College. Diamond Ballroom 10 Science

#294 | Giving the boot to baffling behaviors: Reducing and managing children’s challenging behaviors through music and movement Betsy Flanagan, Kindermusik International; Kelly Green, Kindermusik International; Beth Anspach, Kindermusik International; Deborah Pool, Kindermusik International. Gold Ballroom 3 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

#295 | Spiritual development, nature, play, and STEM: How spiritual development and nature support STEM in becoming STREAMS for living and learning in early childhood education Deborah Schein, Champlain College and Growing Wonder; Patty BornSelly, Hamlin University; Robin Ploof, Champlain College. Platinum Ballroom FG Standards—Early Learning Standards, Program Standards

#296 | This ain’t stand-up: Exploring improvisation as a useful disposition for educators Ijumaa Jordan, Early Childhood Education Consultant/Harvest Resources Associate; Kelly Matthews, A Place For You Consulting/ Harvest Resources Associate. Plaza 3 Teaching & Instructional Practices

Robert Gundling, Sunshine Early Learning Center; Jahi Davis, Davis and Davis Advisors. Platinum Ballroom J Program Administration & Financial Management

#292 | Legal aspects of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and terminating employees Janice Nieliwocki, Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates. Platinum Ballroom HI

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Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. JW Marriott (continued) #297 | Play attention: A sensory exploration of mindfulness in the early childhood classroom Renee Metty, With Pause and The Cove School. Diamond Ballroom 1/2 Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#299 | “I am learning real stuff”: Enhancing learning of preschool children from families with low incomes through digital media and hands-on activities Lena Lee, Miami University. Diamond Ballroom 8/9 Preschoolers Technology & Young Children

#298 | Integrating technology into your classroom: Digital tools and practical ways to apply the NAEYC/ Fred Rogers Center position statement on technology in the learning environment Sharon Hirschy, Collin College. Diamond Ballroom 6/7

#603 | Math + art: Examining and integrating children’s book illustrations with math Joe Cepeda, Academia Cultural. Platinum Ballroom E First- to Third-Graders Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

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Friday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center

Featured Session #300 | Social justice education in a time of change and uncertainty: Responding to the challenges and opportunities for anti-bias educators In this workshop, we will engage in a much needed conversation about current issues such as changing gender dynamics, growing religious intolerance, and community responses to poverty and violence. What is the relevance of these types of issues to early childhood programs and curriculum? What new knowledge and strategies do anti-bias educators involved in the classroom and in teacher education need to access? What other approaches—such as peace education, children’s rights, and environmentalism—can help us to respond? We will model self-reflection, lifelong education, and risk-taking as essential to being an effective antibias educator. John Nimmo, Portland State University; Louise Derman-Sparks, Pacific Oaks College; Debbie LeeKeenan, Lesley University; Mariana Souto-Manning, Teachers College, Columbia University. Room 515A

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Friday Sessions #301 | The evolution of early learning at the US Department of Education Steven Hicks, US Department of Education. Room 504 Advocacy/Public Policy

#302 | Get in the game of data: Tools to interpret, reflect upon, and plan environment, interactions, and daily routines using data Serene Yee, California Department of Education; Tamarra Barrett, WestEd; Janeth Gonzalez, WestEd. Concourse Hall 153AB Preschoolers Assessment of Young Children

#303 | Oh, how we grow: Navigating early childhood development and red flag behaviors Janice Friedman, Variety Child Learning Center; Stacey Ratner, Variety Child Learning Center. Room 407 Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

#304 | What research really says about the hot topics in early childhood education: Play, learning that sticks, and much more Ellen Galinsky, Bezos Family Foundation; Jackie Bezos, Bezos Family Foundation; Philip David Zelazo, University of Minnesota; Stephanie Carlson, University of Minnesota. Room 515B Cognitive Development

#305 | Early Head Start child care partnerships: Navigating the world of collaboration between Head Start and private child care and education settings C. Miki Henderson, WACOG Head Start. Room 518 Infants and Toddlers Community Partnerships

#306 | Let the children play: What to tell your administrator and the families of the children you teach Sharon Dees, Southeast Missouri State University; Jodie Amschler-Meara, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Room 513 Kindergartners Curriculum— Theories & Approaches

#309 | Supporting families through program transitions: From enrollment to kindergarten Lauren Bond, Bond Education Services & Training. Room 409A Family Engagement & Support

#310 | Perspectives on early childhood education: The differences between Chinese American and European American families Pei-Ying Wu, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi; Jana Sanders, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Concourse Hall 153C First- to Third-Graders Family Engagement & Support

#311 | Children helping children for international learning and development Rebecca Putnam, Regis College. Room 505 Preschoolers Global Perspectives

#307 | “Strange Fruit Redux? The Perils of Young Black Boys in Early Childhood Education” (film screening) Hakim Rashid, Howard University; Rosemarie Allen, Metropolitan State University - Denver. Room 411 Diversity & Equity

#308 | Fostering children’s creativity, ingenuity, and problemsolving: Making the most of space, time, and materials in natural outdoor classrooms Christine Kiewra, Dimensions Educational Research Foundation/ Nature Explore; Ellen Veselack, Child Educational Center. Room 408B Preschoolers

#312 | Scaffolding children’s learning using multimedia tools Ying-cho Tsang, Hsin Sheng College of Medical Care and Management (Taiwan). Room 410 Kindergartners Good Start—Chinese Language Track

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#313 | Building better early education for linguistically and culturally diverse children: The secret is in the environment Karen Nemeth, Language Castle LLC; Kathleen Hayes, Highlights High Five Magazines. Room 501C Grandes Comienzos—English

#314 | Cultivando cerebros saludables a través del contacto visual, el contacto físico, la presencia y la interacción de juego en un mundo digital. Leticia Valero, Loving Guidance; Katja Von Elbe, Loving Guidance. Room 409B Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#315 | Acompañando a los padres en la crianza: Un reto para los maestros y Cuidadores. Un modelo de consultoria en Crianza. Juana Morales, Vueltacanela - Centro de Desarrollo Infantil; Cecilia Zuleta, Taller de desarrollo Infantil VUENTACANELA. Room 510 Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#316 | ¡Un niño jugando con muñecas! ¿Qué hago? Roles de género en la pre escolaridad y las implicaciones en la sala de clase. Marisel N. Torres-Crespo, Hood College; Mayra Almodovar, Oklahoma State University; Julia Atiles, University of Missouri Kansas City. Room 501AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#317 | Todo lo Que siempre Quiso Saber Acerca de la Utilización Gratuita de Californiade los Recursos para Apoyar Participación en la Familia (Modelo de Lenguaje Dual) Celina Aguilar, WestEd; Heidi Mendenhall, WestEd. Room 511AB Preschoolers

#318 | Mandated reporting of child abuse: Who, what, when, where, and why Deborah Ausburn, Taylor English Duma, LLP; Donna Caudell, TruettMcConnell College. Concourse Hall 150AB Health & Safety

#319 | Bookmaking in preschool: An entry point for emergent writers Anna Hall, Clemson University. Concourse Hall 150C Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#320 | Joyful, playful, meaningful learning: Supporting language development with families and communities through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing! Elizabeth Tertell, Words to Grow on: Chicago Public Library; Elizabeth Hanson-McChesney, Chicago Public Library. Room 507 Infants and Toddlers Language & Literacy

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Friday Sessions #321 | Sew me a story: Linking literature and sewing in the early childhood classroom

#325 | Number sense matters: Daily activities to enhance children’s number sense

#329 | Let’s play outside with music! Bringing music education to your playground

Amie Plumley, Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School; Libby Shannon, Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School; Jill Beaumont, Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School. Room 303AB

Elizabeth Whipple, Denver Public Schools; Liz Gano, St. George’s Independent School. Room 403B

H. Ellie Falter, University of Colorado Boulder. Room 406AB

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#322 | Leadership versus management: Developing your staff beyond their current job positions Carlena Vaden, Divine Illumination Agency. Room 404A Leadership Development

#323 | Training for change: It’s a process not an event—How to move the needle on program quality through staff training and coaching Kimberly Thai, Bright Horizons Family Solutions; Cameron Randall, Bright Horizons Family Solutions; Teresa Antonelli, Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Room 502B Leadership Development

#324 | The authentic thoughts and voices of early education: How to enhance any classroom or center through independent, cooperative, and institutional child work samples Christopher Ryan Moore, The Vanguard Institute. Concourse Hall 152 Learning Environment

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#326 | Play and the standards for mathematical practice: What is the connection? Elisabeth Johnston, Plymouth State University. Room 511C Preschoolers Mathematics

#327 | Appropriate musical experiences matter: A Thomas Moore approach to children’s music and movement activities in early childhood programs Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore Enterprises, Inc.; Jennifer StricklandPoole, Benedict College. Room 503 Music

#328 | Ready to write! Tips, strategies, and easy-to-do fun activities for developing finemotor skills that help young learners build a strong foundation for life and learning Peggy Campbell-Rush, The Bolles School, Jacksonville, FL and Scholastic author. Concourse Hall 151 Preschoolers Physical Development

Play

#330 | Reigniting a passion for play in the twenty-first century: Tools and strategies to put play at the heart of children’s lives Terry Ogawa, early childhood policy consultant and Co-Chair, Play Matters Committee, Southern California AEYC; Laura Goldman, parent advocate and Co-Chair, Play Matters Committee, Southern California AEYC; Helen Davis, University of California, Los Angeles, Extension Early Childhood Education; Marilyn McGrath, Santa Monica College. Room 512 Play

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Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #331 | Breaking barriers: Establishing trust to reduce resistance and build connections in the mentor/stakeholder relationship to promote best practices with children and families Rebecca McKeehan, Mississippi State University, Early Years Network; Adrienne Mercer, Mississippi State University, Early Years Network; Jenny Kern, Mississippi State University, Early Years Network; LaToya Atkins, Mississippi State University, Early Years Network. Room 408A Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#332 | The Program for Infant/ Toddler Care (PITC) presents: The meaning of curriculum for infants and toddlers in a family child care program—Using the guidelines to develop a home-based curriculum Judy Ishiura Walker, WestEd, The Program for Infant Toddler Care. Room 404B Infants and Toddlers Professional Development—Training

#333 | Problem-solving skill development and teachers’ intervention: How long would you wait in a conflict situation?

#336 | Using Work Sampling to Build Program Consistency and Coherence: A report from the Kamehameha Schools

Kanako Tsuchiya, Boston Children’s Museum; Fuminori Nakatsubo, Hiroshima University; Harutomo Ueda, Nagoya City University; Takako Yoshida, Hanazono University. Room 309 Preschoolers

Samuel Meisels, Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska; Judy Jablon, Judy Jablon, LLC. Room 403A Spotlight Exhibitor Session Presented by Pearson.

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#334 | Our precious babies: What children can show us about supporting them and one another in early learning settings Shelley Macy, Northwest Indian College. Room 502A Preschoolers Research

#335 | Social Studies 101: Integrating social studies and ELA content using children’s literature and primary sources

#337 | How pursuing a quality rating in your state or community’s system can help elect Early Ed to the presidency Linda Nelson, KinderCare Education; Christine Pieper, KinderCare Education; Elisa Shepherd, KinderCare Education. Room 402B State Systems—Data, Financing, Professional Development, Standards, QRIS

Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University. Room 506 First- to Third-Graders Social Studies/History

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Friday History Seminar Session 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center

#338 | History Seminar Room 405 Moderator: Edna Runnels Ranck, early childhood consultant

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Mildred Parten: Identifying types of social participation and beyond

Edna Runnels Ranck, early childhood consultant. Heroes on the Horizon XIII: Thirty years of DAP—Dr. Sue Bredekamp talks about her authorship of 1986’s original “Developmentally Appropriate Practice” Charlotte Anderson, University of Incarnate Word. Our early childhood care and education legacy 2015– 2016 Blythe Hinitz, The College of New Jersey. “The child is the book”: Bronson Alcott’s infant schools in the 1820s and 1830s

Karan Marshall, Dallas County Community College District. Good day, Margaret Wise Brown Lois McFadyen Christensen, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Beyond exotic foods, cowboys and Indians, and holiday celebrations: How intercultural education has transformed early childhood practices Jerry Aldridge, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Patricia Cantor, Plymouth State University.

Creating “cabinets of curiosities” as a way to connect the wonder of art and science learning in the sixteenth century to current STEAM approaches

Walt Disney and Lewis Carroll: Literary men of their centuries

Sara Kapadia, The STEAM Journal, Claremont Graduate University.

Judith Lynne McConnell-Farmer, Washburn University; Edna Runnels Ranck, OMEP-USA. In the beginning, there were “Normalites”: Stories of the first professionally prepared teachers in the United States Amy Freshwater, Saint Louis Community College at Meramec. Paying it forward: Wartime as a catalyst for the spread of ideas about early care and education Judith Colbert, Judith A. Colbert Consulting. The parallel streams of early childhood teacher education merge Blythe Hinitz, The College of New Jersey.

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The evolution of inclusion: From marginalization to full acceptance of young children with disabilities and their families Jennifer Kilgo, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). A chronology of empathy in education: Illuminating the evolution of cultural sensitivity in textbooks and tradebooks Vivien Geneser, Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Finding the disconnect: How policies meet the needs of early care and education … or not, part 2 Edna Ranck, World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP).

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Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. JW Marriott #339 | Minimum wage initiatives in communities, states, and across the U.S.: Opportunities and challenges for the early childhood education field Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center; Jaya Chatterjee, SEIU; Denise Dowell, CSEA/AFSCME. Gold Ballroom 4 Advocacy/Public Policy

#340 | Supporting the development of the prerequisites for make-believe play in toddlers: The Vygotskian approach Elena Bodrova, Tools of the Mind; Angela Avis, Tools of the Mind; Jessica Peters, Tools of the Mind. Platinum Ballroom C Toddlers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#341 | Do ants have teeth? Teaching science through meaningful inquiry that engages children’s minds Kathy Loeffler, Teaching Strategies, LLC; Clarissa Martínez, Teaching Strategies, LLC. Gold Ballroom 3 Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#342 | “I don’t know what to do with this child! Nothing I try is working!” Transform your relationship with preschool children who hit, bite, scratch, throw temper tantrums, and do not listen Barbara O’Neill, Fresno State University. Diamond Ballroom 3 Preschoolers Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

#343 | Dialogic reading through interactive read-alouds: Reading is fun!? Lori Canning, Broward County Public Schools. Diamond Ballroom 6/7 Kindergartners Language & Literacy

#348 | To prevent challenging behaviors, understand how children’s brains work Terri Emberling, Relationship Roots. Gold Ballroom 2 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

#344 | Roadmap to success: Decreasing liability through clearly written policies, handbooks, and contracts

#349 | At a loss for words? Appropriate responses, practical ideas, and creative interventions for grieving young children

Jackie Taylor, ICF International; Karen Davis-Platt, ICF International. Platinum Ballroom J Program Administration & Financial Management

Matthew Lyons, University of New Orleans; Anita Pool, University of New Orleans. Diamond Ballroom 10

#345 | Nature-based outdoor classrooms: Studying the elements that make them effective educational environments and the impact teachers and administrators identify for themselves and for children Samuel Dennis, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Christine Kiewra, Dimensions Educational Research Foundation/Nature Explore. Platinum Ballroom HI Research

#346 | Engaging preservice teacher candidates in the teacher research process Travis Morgan, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Cora Causey, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Platinum Ballroom FG Research

#347 | Science play and spirituality: Children’s deep engagement and learning Zvia Dover, ECE Consulting; Peggy Ashbrook, Preschool science teacher and The Early Years columnist, NSTA; Marcia Nell, Millersville University; Deborah Schein, Growing Wonder LLC. Diamond Ballroom 1/2

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#350 | Learning to be the boss of me: Supporting executive function in the preschool classroom Suzanne Adinolfi, Florida Department of Education, Office of Early Learning. Plaza 3 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

#351 | Intentionally planning for learning and fun Marianne Kelley, Lakehore Learning Materials; Patti-Jo Wilson, Lakehore Learning Materials. Platinum Ballroom AB Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#352 | Child engagement in play and learning as an indicator of program quality Alan Guttman, Johns Hopkins University. Diamond Ballroom 8/9 Teaching & Instructional Practices

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Featured Session #353 | Translating social-emotional research into classroom practice: Using what we know to support children’s socialemotional development Research has shown that emotions drive our thinking and nonacademic skills are essential to success in school and in life. Educators have an enormous responsibility in supporting young children’s social-emotional development so that children succeed in both academic and social domains. During this session, the foundation of social-emotional development will be unpacked by examining a more integrated developmental approach to children’s curiosity and learning. Participants will consider how this new lens can inform and guide current classroom and program practices. Tarima Levine, Bank Street College of Education; Davia Brown Franklyn, Bank Street College of Education. Room 515A Preschoolers

#354 | Our littlest New Yorkers: Creating a city that embraces babies, toddlers, and their families Abigail Velikov, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene; George Askew, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Room 402A Infants and Toddlers Advocacy/Public Policy

#355 | Teddy bear preschool math assessment: Connecting preschool math assessment and curriculum through a story- and game-based assessment Sally Moomaw, University of Cincinnati. Room 402B Preschoolers Assessment of Young Children

#356 | We belong here, too: Supporting a variety of special needs in an inclusive, active learning environment Beth Marshall, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. Room 403B Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

#357 | They’re just not getting it: Strategies for integrating social and student skills along with academic development Jessica Zager, Eagle Hill School; Kathryn Warzoha, Eagle Hill School. Room 507 Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

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#358 | Sexuality curriculum in early childhood: It starts with grown-ups Barry Albert Bussewitz, Solano Community College. Concourse Hall 150AB Cognitive Development

#359 | Cultivating a curriculum through community: The story of a preschool and farm collaboration, and how to build a school culture through community relationships Irene Garneau, Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School, Bloomfield Public Schools; Beth Bye, 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm; Kim Read, 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm; Mary Munson, Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School, Bloomfield Public Schools. Room 518 Community Partnerships

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Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #360 | Singing your way to compassion, empathy, and social justice with young children: How to use a variety of music genres, lyrics, and activities in the natural setting of a caring classroom community Pamela Owen, Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Room 514 Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#361 | Creating a thinking classroom: How to provide authentic opportunities for higher-level thinking to all young children Robin Jones, Curriculum Creators. Room 513 First- to Third-Graders Curriculum— Theories & Approaches

#362 | School reform mandates versus the whole child: Special challenges for children from families with low incomes Diane Levin, Wheelock College; Denisha Jones, Howard University. Room 411 Diversity & Equity

#363 | Fostering early literacy skills through multicultural and bilingual children’s books

#364 | Having the hard conversations with parents: Strategies and skills for successful communication Ronald Mah, self-employed. Room 309 Family Engagement & Support

#365 | Oh the places you’ll go: Cultivating family engagement for student success Joyce King, Calvert County Public Schools; Karen Jordan, Calvert County Public Schools; Naomi Watkins, Calvert County Public Schools. Concourse Hall 150C Family Engagement & Support

#366 | Family empowerment matters Angele Doyne, National Black Child Development Institute; Georgia Thompson, National Black Child Development Institute. Concourse Hall 153C Family Engagement & Support

#368 | What are the features of high quality early childhood programs in the US? Perspectives from Chinese early childhood educators Yinna Zhang, Erikson Institute; Jie-Qi Chen, Erikson Institute; Lan Zhang. Room 410 Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#369 | Abriendo Puertas: Opening doors for the aspirations of every family in their child’s development and learning success Luis A. Hernandez, TTAS/ Western Kentucky University; Sandra Gutierrez, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors. Room 501AB Grandes Comienzos—English

#370 | Procesos de transformación de la instrucción matemática en primaria por medio del desarrollo profesional, la vinculación de los Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, y estándares del NCTM como reforma curricular e integración de la tecnología digital (apps, tablas y Geogebra) y el laboratorio de matemáticas en México María Antonieta Bermúdez Piñón, Instituto Oxford México; Mariana Terrés Rosas, Instituto Oxford México; María de los Ángeles Catalina Pérez Viramontes, Instituto Oxford México; Gloria Larios Barrera, Instituto Oxford México. Room 511C Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

Icy Smith, East West Discovery Press. Room 510 Diversity & Equity

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#371 | Motivando con el ejemplo: Como el trabajo en equipo se enciende en presencia de un líder creativo, preocupado y entregado. Michelle Valencia, Kinder Gym/ Gymboree Play & Music El Condado - Ecuador. Room 502A Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#372 | Liderazgo escolar que si funciona: Transformando el conflicto, los chismes, y la negatividad, en comunicación, compromiso y colaboración. Lety Valero, Loving Guidance. Room 409B Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#373 | “El convertirse en un Especialista CDA en Desarrollo Profesional: cómo hacer la gran diferencia en su comunidad” Vilma Williams, Council for Professional Recognition. Room 511AB

#374 | Safe from the Start: Connect research-based content with a message of hope to deepen understanding about how exposure to violence impacts brain development Jannell Jones, Orange County Department of Education. Room 504 Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

#375 | Completing the NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation Self-Study Report

Young Professionals Track.

Language & Literacy NAEYC appreciates the support of this session.

Megan Woolston, NAEYC; Bridget Murray, Henderson Community College. Room 306AB Higher Education

#376 | Cultivating education for linguistically diverse preschoolers: Identifying and implementing strategies for young dual language learners Zaina Keenan, Children’s Village; Nancy Gerena-Aponte, Children’s Village. Room 515B Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#377 | Young children as writers: Using digital tools for authoring Beth Beschorner, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Room 409A Kindergartners Language & Literacy

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Holly Seplocha, William Paterson University; Deborah Underwood, author; Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator; John Parra, illustrator. Concourse Hall 152

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

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#379 | Why can’t I motivate my staff? What a leader can do to keep their team motivated Kimberly Chandler, KinderCare Education LLC; Racquel Washington, KinderCare Education. Concourse Hall 153AB Leadership Development

#380 | “Be the change you wish to see in the world”: Learning to lead in times of change Jayanti Tambe, UCLA Early Care and Education. Room 502B Preschoolers Leadership Development

#381 | Creating an outdoor classroom in a concrete jungle Rachel Klein, Pressman Academy; Sari Abrams, Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am; Angie Bass, Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am. Room 406AB Preschoolers Learning Environment

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Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 10:00–11:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #382 | Math-on-a-Stick: What happened when we offered playful mathematics to thousands of children and families at the Minnesota State Fair, and how you can do the same on a small or large scale Christopher Danielson, Desmos, Inc. Room 408A First- to Third-Graders Mathematics

#383 | Geometry for young children: Using pattern block puzzles to help children construct the geometric knowledge advocated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Christina Sales, Regents’ Center for Early Developmental Education, University of Northern Iowa. Room 303AB Mathematics

#384 | My brother’s keeper: Conversations for inclusion of African American male teachers, fathers, and children Rodney West, San Diego Unified School District; Dedric Davis, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity (Head Start); Larry Brantley. Room 506 Preschoolers Men in Early Childhood

#385 | Music, moving, and learning with Greg & Steve: A way to reach young children Steve Millang, Greg & Steve Productions; Greg Scelsa, Greg & Steve Productions. Petree Hall D Music

#386 | Elevating the assessment items that drive the Accreditation Decision

#391 | Technology integration: Best practices for project work in the early childhood classroom

Mary Jamsek, NAEYC; Susan Hedges, NAEYC. Room 503

Julie Jones-Branch, Peru State College; Jennifer Leeper Miller, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Evi Wusk, AshlandGreenwood Public School. Room 404B

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Professional Development—Training

#387 | Play power! Exercise for your brain and body

#392 | The power of us: Using thinking routines to enhance professional development

Yvonne Kusters, Let’s Play Today, LLC. Room 404A Preschoolers

Kerstin Schmidt, Green Acres School; Day Halsey, Kiddovate. Room 505

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Professional Development—Training

#388 | Planning for productive play: Implementing play and learning plans in the urban kindergarten classroom

#393 | Ready to learn: Supporting the next generation of scientists

Karrie Snider, University of MissouriKansas City; Tricia DeGraff, Academy for Integrated Arts; Amber Block, Academy for Integrated Arts; Tasha Williams, Academy for Integrated Arts. Room 407 Kindergartners Play

Devon Steven, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; David Lowenstein, PBS; Jean Crawford, PBS; Pamela Johnson, Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Room 308AB Science

#394 | Interactive Literacy or Multi-Learning Books

#389 | Play with nature: Attitude and concept comprehension process of children through handson nature play experience Hae Min Yu, Rowan University; Sun Wol Kim, Se Ah Kindergarten. Room 512 Preschoolers

Eric Litwin, School Specialty. Room 403A Spotlight Exhibitor Session Presented by School Specialty.

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#390 | Collaborating for success: Relationship-based professional development for pre-K teachers in emergent literacy and language Anne Cunningham, University of California, Berkeley. Room 408B Preschoolers Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

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Room 403B NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall (1:00-2:30 p.m.) Please see page 136 for details.

Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. JW Marriott #396 | C4L (Connect4Learning): Teaching and learning the interdisciplinary way Julie Sarama, University of Denver; Kimberly Brenneman, Heising-Simons Foundation; Mary Louise Hemmeter, Vanderbilt University; Nell Duke, University of Michigan. Platinum Ballroom HI Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#397 | Young investigators: Connecting children with nature through project work—Results from the first four years of a collaborative early childhood professional development project in NW Iowa Marsha Swanson, Creative Ventures; Jane Shuttleworth, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory & Regents Resource Center; Vicki Hurley, Upper Des Moines Opportunity Head Start; Denise Wasko, Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency. Gold Ballroom 2 Environmental Education for Children

#398 | Don’t be afraid to teach math! Integrating numeracy across the curriculum Peter Nosalik, Wilfrid Laurier University, Roylco, Waterloo Regional Childrens Museum. Diamond Ballroom 3 Preschoolers Mathematics

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#399 | Technology and interactive media for young children: A wholechild approach connecting the vision of Fred Rogers to research and practice Kathleen Paciga, TEC Center at Erikson Institute & Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College; Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute; Jeremy Boyle, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. Gold Ballroom 3 Research

#400 | Findings from two early childhood education studies focused on research participants who speak a language other than English: A look at diverse research populations Jemima Munoz, Early Childhood Education Consultant; Sandy Baba, California Institute of Integral Studies. Platinum Ballroom J Research

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#404 | Differentiated curriculum: The key to working with the whole child, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices, multiple intelligences, and emotional intelligence Ranjana Bhatnagar, Relationship Solutions; San Jose City College. Plaza 3 First- to Third-Graders

#408 | Imagine, innovate, and inquire with tools and technology in the kindergarten mathematics classroom Angela Waltrup, Frederick County Public Schools. Diamond Ballroom 8/9 Kindergartners Technology & Young Children

Social/Emotional Development

#402 | Early childhood teacher education matters: An NAECTE urban education ResearchNet Sarah Huisman, Fontbonne University; Frances Rust, University of Pennsylvania; Andrea Lewis, Spelman College; Nicole Taylor, Spelman College; Regena Nelson, Western Michigan University; Susan Catapano, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Lea Ann Christenson, Towson University; Elizabeth Anderson, Binghamton University; Janese Daniels, Towson University; Edyth Wheeler, Towson University; Jill Jacobi-Vessels, University of Louisville. Platinum Ballroom FG Preschoolers Research

#405 | Starting off with STEAM: Powering up your infanttoddler curriculum Sharilyn Hilliard, Goddard Systems, Inc; Karon Hammond, Goddard Systems, Inc. Diamond Ballroom 6/7 Infants and Toddlers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#406 | Teacher talk: How educators’ words and speech impacts the school experience and supports learning Patty Randall, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool. Diamond Ballroom 10 Teaching & Instructional Practices

#403 | “You’re just what I need!” The important role primary caregivers play in establishing attachment with infants and toddlers Christine Snyder, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. Diamond Ballroom 1/2 Infants and Toddlers Social/Emotional Development

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#407 | Powerful Interactions: How to extend children’s thinking and learning Tychawn Johnson, Jersey City Public Schools; Jill Gunderman, Arkansas State University, Childhood Services. Platinum Ballroom AB Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

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Featured Session #409 | Principles for principals: Informing and supporting school leaders for pre-K through third grade This session will (a) feature recent reports on the critical nature of principals as early education leaders, (b) share opportunities for how systems can support elementary principals, and (c) provide insight into how early childhood educators in all settings can work with principals to promote developmentally appropriate practice and support positive transitions in the early years. Laura Bornfreund, New America; Kelly Pollitt, National Association of Elementary School Principals. Room 515A

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#410 | Pinterest party! How using Pinterest can help with your Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP) observations

#412 | Everything you wanted to know about teaching young children with disabilities (but were afraid to ask)

#414 | The tale of two Ypsilanti Perry Preschool (1962–1967) teachers: What we did and what we learned

Alli Robin, Placer County Office of Education/ Sierra College / CSU Sacramento. Room 505 Preschoolers

Pamela Brillante, William Paterson University. Student Networking Center, South Exhibit Hall G, Booth #748 Preschoolers

Louise Derman-Sparks, Faculty Emeritus, Pacific Oaks College; Evelyn Moore, National Black Child Development Institute. Room 409A Preschoolers

Assessment of Young Children

#411 | “HELP! I don’t know what to do with these kids!” How trauma affects children’s behavior, its impact on the classroom, and effective strategies to facilitate behavior changes Renee Sutherland, Raising Resilience. Room 402A Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

#413 | Creating a network of community professionals from diverse health, social services, and educational domains: Giving birth to a dynamic process that seeks and uncovers the potential of children with special needs or disabilities Kenneth Marquard, José María Vargas University. Room 507 Community Partnerships

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#415 | Project-based curriculum with infants and toddlers: Supporting children’s creativity through emergent curriculum, open-ended art experiences, and the application of documenting development Heidi Strube, Fresno State Programs for Children; Kirsten Lange, Fresno State Programs for Children; Tiffany Martinez, Fresno State Programs for Children; Connie Mosher, Fresno State Programs for Children. Room 514 Infants and Toddlers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

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Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #416 | Inclusion meets inquiry: Supporting individual children, and fostering thinking and learning while saving time and energy Todd Wanerman, Todd Wanerman Educational Consulting. Room 409B Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#417 | Opening the culture door: Understanding the impact culture has on your teaching style and expectations of children’s behavior Barbara Kaiser, consultant. Room 408A Diversity & Equity

#418 | How does the monolingual teacher support the young dual language learner? See research in action! Sally Durbin, Teaching At The Beginning, Inc.; Julie Espinoza, Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center; Moisés Román, UCLA Early Care and Education Centers. Room 407 Preschoolers

#420 | Family engagement through music: Building stronger home–school connections with music Ana Trevino-Godfrey, Music Together LLC; Lauren Guilmartin, Music Together LLC. Room 510 Preschoolers

#421 | From conflict to partnership: True family engagement to benefit children Julie Powers, University of Hawaii Maui College. Concourse Hall 150AB Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

#422 | Early childhood education in Brazil: Policies, approaches, and issues Beatriz Abuchaim, Fundação Carlos Chagas; Eliana Bhering, Fundação Carlos Chagas. Room 506

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Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#424 | Dual language learning in the classroom and beyond: How to connect with children and their families who are dual language learners— Promoting their social well-being at school and in the community Anjanette Russell, University of Georgia; Darius Phelps, University of Georgia. Room 501C Infants and Toddlers Grandes Comienzos—English

Global Perspectives

#425 | ¿ Cuantos Hay?Contar es más complejo de lo que parece. Rebeca Itzkowich, Erikson Institute; Lisa Ginet, Erikson Institute. Room 511AB Kindergartners

#419 | Beating bias and conquering crisis: Building a diverse and inclusive team that inspires learning, growth, and change while highlighting and empowering educators’ expertise

Diversity & Equity

Yiyi Jiang, University of South Dakota; Marcy Drew, University of South Dakota. Room 410

Family Engagement & Support

Diversity & Equity

Jill Petty, Bright Horizons; Kara Maul, Bright Horizons. Room 404A

#423 | Helping all children learn, especially children with special needs

Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

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#426 | Estrategias para reconocer e interactuar con la diversidad lingüística y cultural en el campo de educación temprana Hannah Riddle, SolBe Learning. Room 511C Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish

#429 | Healthy and safe classrooms: A treasure chest of resources Kimberly Clear-Sandor, National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness; John Borrero, National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness; Krista Scott, National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. Concourse Hall 153AB Preschoolers Health & Safety

#427 | ¡Juego, aprendo y me divierto! Actividades irresistibles para fomentar la exploración matemática en el salón preescolar Ruth Mena, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Grace Ramos, Centro de Desarrollo Preescolar, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Room 501AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— Spanish

#428 | Preserving your sanity and sense of humor while 2- to 6-yearolds do their best to challenge them daily! Disciplining strategies that really work at school and at home (WARNING: Be prepared to laugh!) Gail Reichlin, The Parents Resource Network. Concourse Hall 151 Preschoolers Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

#430 | Addressing the gap in early childhood teacher preparation and the “real” world of teaching young children Cathy Grace, University of Mississippi. Room 309

#433 | Who wants a BLT? Literacy and technology Brandee Ramirez, Tustin Unified School District. Room 513 First- to Third-Graders Language & Literacy

#434 | “Turtle was playing around with Eagle, and it was BEST FRIENDS”: Children photograph stuffed animals and dictate stories to create empowering books Katherine Gregory, The Brick Church School; Arlene Hammer, The Brick Church School. Concourse Hall 153C Preschoolers Language & Literacy

Higher Education

#431 | Designing higher education rubrics that align with the NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards Megan Woolston, NAEYC; Nancy Barbour, James Madison University; Brenda Blackburn, Blue Ridge Community College. Room 306AB

#435 | Stop creating lesson plans: Start creating learning experiences Terra Tarango, Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI). Concourse Hall 150C First- to Third-Graders Learning Environment

Higher Education

#432 | How to use an inclusive pedagogy: Supporting home languages to create an inclusive, multilingual, multiliterate classroom environment through a tool called Linguistically Appropriate Practice (LAP): A Guide for Working with Young Immigrant Children

#436 | 1, 2, 3, come play with me! Playful ways to incorporate math throughout your daily routine Karen Kay Rush, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. Room 408B Preschoolers Mathematics

Angélique Sanders, Ryerson University. Room 404B Language & Literacy

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Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 1:00–2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #437 | The storytelling nature of the blues: A unique blending of storytelling, literature, and the blues, resulting in a powerful teaching tool for children Louise Rogers, Medical Center Nursery School; Susan Milligan, Medical Center Nursery School. Room 303AB Kindergartners

#438 | The Program Administrator perspective Monica Prince, NAEYC. Room 503 NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children

#602 | The global stage: Song, music, and dance for tomorrow’s workforce 123 Andres, Academia Cultural. Room 411 Music

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#439 | NAEYC Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall

NAEYC’s 5 Strategic Priorities

Join NAEYC President Tammy L. Mann, Chief Executive Officer Rhian Evans Allvin, and members of the NAEYC Governing Board to discuss how NAEYC is moving forward to accomplish its strategic direction, with particular focus on: • Power to the Profession—a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession

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• Transition to a revised Affiliate structure and new membership categories now under way

High-Quality Early Learning

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• What’s next for Early Ed for President—plans for NAEYC’s advocacy efforts in 2017

• Interest Forums—new opportunities for member engagement The annual financial report for the association will also be presented. 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.

Tammy L. Mann

Rhian Evans Allvin

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Friday Sessions #440 | Looking at play: Using unstructured materials to foster self-guided learning Carolyn Paetzel, University of St. Thomas Child Development Center; Beth Middleton, University of St. Thomas Child Development Center. Room 504 Infants and Toddlers Play

#441 | Data-driven teacher mentoring: Results from the quality early childhood training program Amanda Wilcox-Herzog, California State University San Bernardino; Cherie Ward, California State University San Bernardino; Eugene Wong, California State University San Bernardino; Meridyth McLaren, Crafton Hills College. Room 402B Preschoolers Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#442 | A new approach to accessible online learning in early childhood: How to use California’s free online early childhood professional development modules Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, California Department of Education. Room 502A Professional Development—Training

Session is part of the Grandes Comienzos initiative.

Session is part of the Young Professionals Track.

Early Ed for President

#443 | Becoming a CDA Professional Development Specialist: Making a difference in your community! Camille Bryan, Council for Professional Recognition. Room 406AB Infants and Toddlers

#446 | Share your Feelings with LEGO® Education Kevin Bolte, LEGO Education; Trine Thrane, LEGO Education. Room 403A Spotlight Exhibitor Session

Professional Development—Training

#444 | Ready Jet Go! Sparking children’s curiosity about science Sara DeWitt, PBS; Craig Bartlett, Ready Jet Go!; Amy Mainzer, NASA. Room 308AB First- to Third-Graders Science

Presented by LEGO Education.

#447 | Inspiring educational excellence: A panel discussion with the nation’s best early educators Elanna Yalow, KinderCare Education. Room 515B Teaching & Instructional Practices

#445 | Make room for boys! Supporting busy preschool boys Kenneth Sherman, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. Room 502B Preschoolers

#448 | Town Square: Creating an online learning community for family child care professionals Angela Fowler, Erikson; Mary Quest, Erikson Institute. Room 518 Technology & Professional Development

Social/Emotional Development

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Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. JW Marriott #449 | Intentional decision making: Using assessment to increase knowledge of child development and enhance program quality Judy Jablon, Judy Jablon LLC; Samuel Meisels, Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska. Diamond Ballroom 8/9

#452 | It’s all about relationships: Creating an emotionally healthy environment for adults Pamela Wilder, University of Texas at Austin. Gold Ballroom 4 Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

Assessment of Young Children

#450 | Dramatization is to comprehension as manipulatives are to math: Using play in pre-k and kindergarten to enhance children’s vocabulary and develop imagination and text comprehension from the Vygotskian perspective Deborah Leong, Tools of the Mind; Amy Hnasko, Tools of the Mind. Platinum Ballroom HI Curriculum���Theories & Approaches

#451 | We connect so children connect with nature Judy Harris Helm, Best Practices Inc.; Pam Scranton, UPC Discovery; Nancy Jones, United Presbyterian Church; Richard Helm, United Presbyterian Church. Gold Ballroom 2 Environmental Education for Children

#456 | Guiding practitioners to support children’s social and emotional development: A reflective practice, a programwide approach Claire Lind, Educate-Inspire-Thrive Consulting; Michele Turner, Roberson Kiddie Lane Daycare. Diamond Ballroom 1/2 Social/Emotional Development

#453 | Investigating the effects of the intentional planning and implementation of a math- and science-centered curriculum in preschool Peggy Thelen, Alma College. Platinum Ballroom J Preschoolers Research

#454 | Emulating Einstein: Using science notebooks in kindergarten through second grade to support children’s scientific thinking and writing skills Emily Lemonds, Parkway School District; Maureen Wikete Lee, Saint Louis University. Diamond Ballroom 6/7 First- to Third-Graders Science

#457 | Promoting kindness and empathy by developing skills that benefit all children: From classroom rituals and traditions to everyday practical ideas Jacky Howell, azspire,llc; Kimberly Reinhard, Reinhard Consulting; Beth Ann Moore, CentroNia PreK; Natalie LaRochelle-Eades, CentroNia. Gold Ballroom 3 Social/Emotional Development

#458 | “Edvolution”: How technology is changing the classroom and overall education in a positive manner Madison Mohnsen, Southeast Missouri State University; Kylie Zurek, Southeast Missouri State University. Diamond Ballroom 10 Teaching & Instructional Practices

#455 | Strengthening bonding and attachment through mutual musicmaking for infants and toddlers who are at-risk Elizabeth Schwartz, Raising Harmony: Music Therapy for Young Children. Platinum Ballroom FG Infants and Toddlers Social/Emotional Development

#459 | Winning games and gaining skills: Supplemental standardsbased math games to increase achievement and interaction Michelle Novelli, Northern Arizona University. Plaza 3 First- to Third-Graders Teaching & Instructional Practices

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Featured Session #460 | “Todos los niños listos para leer” y la nueva generación de recursos en la biblioteca Este taller explora el importante papel de los padres como primeros maestros y proporciona diversas ideas sobre cómo incorporar actividades cotidianas como hablar, leer, cantar, escribir y jugar para apoyar el desarrollo del aprendizaje temprano, tanto en la casa como en el salón. Los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de aprender actividades muy fáciles de implementar y con un gran impacto en las destrezas de los niños. Descubriremos también la variedad de recursos que las bibliotecas ofrecen hoy en día para los docentes y las familias. Alberto Pellicer, Denver Public Library. Room 515B Preschoolers

#461 | No small matter: Using documentary film as a tool for change Greg Jacobs, No Small Matter; Rachel Pikelny, No Small Matter; Danny Alpert, No Small Matter. Room 411 Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

#462 | Raising the bar for preschool intervention: Preparing students with disabilities to access 2015 Head Start foundations and Common Core standards Kate Cahill, Educational Services Riverside COE and Lakeshore Learning; Rebecca Silva, Riverside COE and Lakeshore Learning Materials; Gabriela Toledo, Riverside County Office of Education; Denise Chappell, Riverside County Office of Education. Room 404A

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#464 | One teacher, one language: A model for bilingual education Amanda Colon, Acelero Learning; Keri Lippman, Acelero Learning; Karin Figueras, Acelero Learning. Room 403B Cognitive Development

#467 | “What if...?” “I wonder...?” Extend your read-alouds through STEM and STEAM explorations! Judy Ross, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. Room 502A Kindergartners Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#468 | Gifted in the early grades: Identifying and meeting the needs of gifted students in first through third grades Estee Aiken, The University of Montana Western. Room 512 First- to Third-Graders Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#465 | Innovations in early childhood pedagogy: How do children learn? Inquiry-based learning in action—Building reflective capacity Kim Watts, Ryerson University; Maria Wysocki, Ryerson University; Linda Hart, Ryerson University. Room 507

#469 | Fostering positive racial identity in the early childhood classroom Toni Sturdivant, City of San Antonio, Pre-K 4 SA. Room 501C Preschoolers Diversity & Equity

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#466 | Life “after” Reggio: How coteachers from a Reggio-inspired preschool moved on to playbased settings and helped foster meaningful changes from the inside out Tamara Troadec, Roosevelt Island Day Nursery; Tara Canty, Cobble Hill Preschool. Room 510 Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#470 | “Two SISTAHS of color!” An African American and a Native American share their journeys to introduce and implement anti-bias education and cultural diversity in early childhood programs, colleges/universities, and communities across the nation and the world Phyllis Hammonds, self-employed; Cathy Gutierrez-Gomez, University of New Mexico; Dahazhi Gomez, University of New Mexico; Michelle Shivers, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission Inc.; Alisha Williams, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission Inc. Room 514 Preschoolers

#471 | Supporting infant and toddler family partnerships: What programs can, should, and must do to build strong family reciprocal relationships and highquality programs for children, families, staff, and the community Laura Conley, Lakeshore Learning Materials; Texas AEYC. Room 309 Infants and Toddlers Family Engagement & Support

#472 | Children and families experiencing toxic stress: Addressing the coping secrets with art-making opportunities and gentle communication strategies Julie Ugalde, Anna Maria College; Patricia Newell Bennett, Pondmark Inc. Concourse Hall 150AB Kindergartners Family Engagement & Support

#473 | Putting families in the driver’s seat: Using formative assessment as an opportunity to create transformational family engagement Mimi Howard, School Readiness Consulting; Lindsey Allard Agnamba, School Readiness Consulting; Cindy Bagwell, North Carolina Public Schools. Concourse Hall 153AB Family Engagement & Support

#474 | Developmentally appropriate practice and Chinese culture: Our experiences training early childhood education college students in Shanghai Linda Craven, Western Oregon University; Cindy Ryan, Western Oregon University. Room 504 Global Perspectives

Diversity & Equity

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Friday Sessions #475 | Meeting the learning needs of all students: Planning lessons using universal design for learning Nili Luo, Southwestern College; Janet Arndt, Gordon College. Room 410 Good Start—Chinese Language Track

#476 | Colaboracion y creatividad: Migrant Head Start partnerships across communities and states Georgianna Duarte, Indiana State University; Thania Gonzalez, Teaching Mentoring Communities Head Start. Room 501AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos— English

#477 | Ingeniería en una cajaApoyando las habilidades del siglo 21, el Pensamiento Crítico, conciencia cultural y participación de Padres.’Creaciones con su imaginación en mente’ Maria Teresa Ruiz, purpleiam LLC. Room 511AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#478 | Enseñando con el corazón: Desarrollando control de impulsos, disposición y logro de metas a través de la seguridad, conexión y resolución de problemas Lety Rangel, Educando en Conciencia; Ivette Alkon, Eton School. Room 409B Grandes Comienzos— Spanish

#479 | “Help! Nothing is working!” Practical strategies that work with children with challenging behaviors Holly Reynolds, University of La Verne & Fairplex Child Development Center. Room 402A Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

#480 | Engaging children from preschool to grade 2 in responsive-interactive readalouds using a variety of genres Barbara Bradley, University of Kansas; Lisa Price, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Room 506 Language & Literacy

#481 | “Well, we’re going to kindergarten so we’re gonna need business cards”: A story of preschool emergent readers and writers and the transformation of identity Efleda Tolentino, Long Island University (Post); Lauren Lawson, University of Vermont. Room 511C Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#482 | “A tortoise; yes, a turtle”: Mmm … is that enough? Judith Schickedanz, Boston University. Room 409A Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#483 | Writing for meaning instead of meaningless writing: Implementing high-quality writing environments and practices in preschool classrooms Gary Bingham, Georgia State University; Hope Gerde, Michigan State University; Margaret Quinn, Georgia State University. Room 513 Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#484 | Transforming leadership: Directors to leaders Samara Musselman, Bon Secours Family Centers; Avis Gates, Bon Secours Family Centers. Room 404B Leadership Development

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Friday Sessions Friday Sessions 3:00–4:30 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #485 | Enabling young children to move toward creating peaceful communities: A Peace Camp model Ana Page, Orange County Peace Camp; Amber Wallick, San Bernardino Valley College; Martin Martinez, Orange County Peace Camp. Room 303AB

#489 | Open dialogue for the transition to the new Affiliate structure

#492 | What will it take to create a highly skilled workforce? A focus on teacher competency

Gwen Simmons, NAEYC; Kyra Ostendorf, NAEYC Affiliate Advisory Council Chair. Room 306AB

Valora Washington, Council for Professional Recognition; Carla Rogg, Care Solutions Inc. and ProSolutions Training; Joy Winchester, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education. Room 518 Infants and Toddlers

NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

Leadership Development

#486 | ECERS-R: New subscales to facilitate program assessment leading to improved learning environments for preschoolers Richard Clifford, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jennifer Neitzel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Room 408B Preschoolers

#490 | Using loose parts with infants and toddlers to promote STEM concepts Miriam Beloglovsky, Cosumnes River College; Lisa Daly, Folsom Lake College. Room 406AB Infants and Toddlers Play

Learning Environment

#487 | Improving young children’s math fluency by building flexibility: How to lay a solid foundation for number sense and help students move past counting on their fingers Christina Tondevold, Mathematically Minded; Lynn Rule, Mathematically Minded. Room 407 First- to Third-Graders Mathematics

#488 | Jump for Joy Music: Getting smarter through music! Encouraging the development of the whole child with songs that promote cognitive, social, and motor skills Wiley Rankin, Jump for Joy Music; Debbie Rankin, Jump for Joy Music. Room 503

Professional Development— Training

#493 | Fathers’ construction of their roles in the literacy education of their children Ngozi Obidike, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria; Ngozi Anyikwa, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Concourse Hall 153C First- to Third-Graders Research

#491 | “I’m all done!”: How to overcome and avoid burnout in the early childhood classroom Siobian Minish, University of Georgia Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center; Shana Zani, University of Georgia Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center. Room 408A Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting) Session is part of the Grandes Comienzos initiative.

#494 | Research symposium: Connecting Science and Systems— Supporting young dual language learners so they can reap the benefits of bilingualism   Miriam Calderon, Bainum Family Foundation; Naja Ferjan Ramirez, iLabs at University of Washington, Marlene Zepeda, California State University, Los Angeles. Room 308AB Research NAEYC Appreciates the support

Session is part of the Young Professionals Track.

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Spotlight on Young Children: Teaching and Learning in the Primary Grades

Emily Roden, ReadyRosie. Room 403A Spotlight Exhibitor Session Presented by ReadyRosie.

Take teaching and learning to the next level by building on primary students’ preexisting knowledge. Offers ideas for creating engaging environments, encouraging deep thinking, supporting diverse learners, and working with families.

#496 | Teacher as researcher: The process, reflections, and learning benefits Ranay Gursky, Central Michigan University; Margaret Desormes, Central Michigan University. Room 402B

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Friday Poster Session Friday 4:30–6:00 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center

#497 | NAEYC’s Poster session NAEYC Expo, South Exhibit Hall G, Far Left Near 700 Aisle  Visit NAEYC’s Poster session for poster displays where you can meet and exchange ideas with presenters and attendees! The Poster Session will have simultaneous presentations on various topics inside NAEYC’s Exhibit Hall, South Exhibit Hall G.

PS#1 | “It’s a happy ending!” Children in Reggio Emilia-inspired classrooms building narratives through multimedia storytelling

PS#5 | Appreciating the whole child: Gaining a deeper understanding of young children through authentic assessment

PS#9 | Make the little things count: A coaching guide designed to support the progression of mathematical thinking beginning at birth

Kym Cook, Saint Anne’s Day School; Sarah Liebold, Saint Anne’s Day School.

Eloah Caldas, University of South Florida; Emily Bounajma, University of South Florida.

Wendee Hooker, State of Florida Office of Early Learning; Laura Delgado, State of Florida Office of Early Learning.

Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

Assessment of Young Children

PS#2 | Beyond pencil and paper: Integrating multi-sensory language experiences into the daily lives of preschoolers in a Reggio Emiliainspired day school Sarah Liebold, Saint Anne’s Day School; Carolyn Munson, Saint Anne’s Day School. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

PS#3 | Child-made: How art in preschool can be more meaningful and create innovative thinkers Corinne Kamiya, Virginia Chance School. Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

PS#6 | Creating informal early reading assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards Randi Forrest, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Heather Cella, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Assessment of Young Children

PS#7 | HighScope’s COR for Kindergarten: Developed for and with kindergarten teachers to ensure meaningful and useful assessment results Jeffrey Beal, HighScope Educational Research Foundation. Assessment of Young Children

PS#4 | The wonderful world of art: Fostering unlimited creativity Jessica Fielder, Mississippi State University Early Years Network; Roslyn Weathersby, Mississippi State University Early Years Network. Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

PS#8 | Process vs. product: A coaching guide to support teachers on the journey of observation and documentation Wendee Hooker, State of Florida Office of Early Learning; Laura Delgado, State of Florida Office of Early Learning. Assessment of Young Children

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PS#10 | An early intervention program: Opening a window to foster children’s self-confidence through creative art activities JoAnn Nalley, Childhood Services Arkansas State University. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

PS#11 | Building social skills in children: Tools and resources for creating a safe environment that helps children with problem solving, decision making, self-management, and peer relations to allow them to initiate and maintain positive social relationships Jane Montgomery, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool; Grant Troutman, Adaptive Learning Center. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

PS#12 | Practical strategies for educators to create a disposition to work in innovative ways, promoting children’s competencies and cognitive development Jane Montgomery, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool; Patty Randall, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool. Cognitive Development

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Friday Poster Session PS#13 | Communication disorders and challenging behaviors: Supporting children’s functional communication goals in the classroom Katy Gregg, Georgia Southern University. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

PS#14 | Early intervention: A key to success in a typical early care and education setting Margaret McMahon, Long Beach Day Nursery; LaFaune Gordon, Children and Families Inc; Margaret McMahon, Long Beach Day Nursery; Sara Vicente, Long Beach Day Nursery; Marissa Pacheco, Long Beach Day Nursery. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

PS#15 | From frustration to fabulous: Teaching art to colorblind children— and everyone else! Peter Nosalik, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Regional Childrens Museum, Roylco. Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

PS#16 | Wonder bubbles! Use the excitement of soap bubbles to teach mathematics, science, language, and art Peter Nosalik, Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum, Wilfrid Laurier University, Roylco. Science

PS#17 | Engaging in STEM conversations with children: As easy as 1-2-3! Learn an easy three-step approach to enhance your learning environment through meaningful conversations with children, making STEM come alive Sandra Silverman, consultant. Cognitive Development

PS#18 | Enhancing executive function skills in young children Serra Acar, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University; Patricia Blasco, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University. Cognitive Development

PS#19 | Me and my school: Examining the value of a summer kindergarten transitioning program for children, families, and schools Susan Griebling, Northern Kentucky University; Jaesook Gilbert, Northern Kentucky University. Cognitive Development

PS#20 | Neurons in the nursery: Learning STEM concepts through the six discoveries of infancy Amber Jones, Creating Connections, LLC; Connie Espinoza, Child & Family Resources, Inc. Cognitive Development

PS#24 | Stay and play: How community college students created a rich environment for play and school readiness in the local community Jamie Lopez, Estrella Mountain Community College; Jennifer Griffin, Care1st Avondale Resource Center, City of Avondale; Briana Porzelt, Estrella Mountain Community College; Irene Blanchard, Estrella Mountain Community College. Community Partnerships

PS#25 | Long-term projects with infants and toddlers: How to begin the journey with any long-term project Mary Eubanks-Schuster, Child and Family Research Center-Early Head Start; Violet Bennett, Child and Family Research Center-Early Head Start. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

PS#26 | We all count! Why building a community of learners to support preschool math instruction matters

PS#21 | Rigor in the toddler room ... really? Designing developmentally appropriate learning environments for developing young minds

Milenis Gonzalez, Bank Street College; Ellen Kelley, Bank Street College.

Rebecca Shore, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Laura Pace, University of South Carolina.

PS#27 | What happened to social studies? Exploring concepts of town and community with young children and teacher candidates: Creating place-based, project-based developmentally appropriate curriculum

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PS#22 | The significance of the daily drawing experience: A tool to promote and strengthen relationships and build cognitive skills Ashley Shepherd, Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool. Cognitive Development

PS#23 | Literacy to go: Delivering literacy to young children’s families by partnering with children’s librarians Maryia Nezol, University of Maine. Community Partnerships

Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

Jennifer Gallo-Fox, University of Delaware; Laura Morris, University of Delaware. Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

PS#28 | Diversifying curriculum: How and why rural African American teachers use and don’t use developmentally appropriate classroom experiences Reginald Williams, SC State University. Diversity & Equity

PS#29 | “Lead my way to play”: A learning environment for toddlers and preschool Maria Lipan, The Learning Tree. Environmental Education for Children

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Friday Poster Session PS#30 | Advocating for paternal practices in the twenty-first century: Pursuit of synergistic effect on home– school partnerships

PS#37 | Strengthening partnerships: Becoming aware of how your own experiences influence the relationships with children and families

Keun Kim, Delaware State University; Yeonsun Ellie Ro, Delaware State University; Hyung Joo Kim, Kyungnam University; Sung Ok Reina Park, Northern Arizona University.

Jennifer Sroka, Southeast Regional KeyPublic Health Management Corporation; Beth Huertas, Southeast Regional KeyPublic Health Management Corporation. Family Engagement & Support

Family Engagement & Support

PS#31 | Beyond donuts for dads

PS#38 | Brazilian accreditation experience

Peter Miller, Family and Home Solutions.

Camilo Saraiva, Acreditação Nacional Escolar.

Family Engagement & Support

PS#32 | Bridging the gap: Building relationships with families Jazmin Tovar, Geokids; Angelica Berber, Geokids; Elizabeth Salazar, Geokids. Family Engagement & Support

PS#33 | Empowering families: The benefits to the relationships between school and family, child and family, and school and child Rachelle Salmons, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Family Engagement & Support

PS#34 | Involving fathers in the classroom Sinsery Gardner, Oakland University. Family Engagement & Support

PS#35 | Parents’ priority in early care and education decision making Wen-ling Chen, Cheng Shiu University. Family Engagement & Support

PS#36 | Promoting perinatal and infant mental health within a communitybased child psychology service Ruth Melia, health service executive. Family Engagement & Support

PS#42 | Children’s self-protection ability should be the priority of kindergarten health education Zou Ying, Beijing LiuYi Kindergarten. Good Start—Chinese Language Track

PS#43 | Early childhood character education: The differences and similarities between the Chinese and American societies Qiao Hua Wang, Zhejiang Normal University; Chichu (Melody) Chuang, North Carolina University, Pembroke. Good Start—Chinese Language Track

Global Perspectives

PS#39 | Children rising to Olympicsize challenges: Gaining global perspectives by exploring children’s cultures through the language, food, dress, art, artifacts, geography, and athletics of the Olympic Games Cindy Schlichting, Santa Fe Centers; Jane Cabildo, Santa Fe Centers; Meagan Mentor, Santa Fe Centers. Global Perspectives

PS#40 |  Best practices to transform the learning outcomes of vulnerable children: Dialogues between the culturally and developmentally appropriate practices and innovative teaching in Taiwan Shu-Fang Chen, National Taitung University, Taiwan; Hui-Hui Chu, Chulai Elementary School Affiliated Preschool, Taiwan; Yueh-chin Lee, TAAECEC affiliated Nonprofit Whale preschool, Taiwan; Rong-di Chen, Tzu Chi Foundation Educare division, Taiwan.

PS#44 | Early childhood education curriculum Yongai Zheng, Yale University. Good Start—Chinese Language Track

PS#45 | How to develop and organize traditional games for young children: Experience from West China Guoyan Zhang, Northwest Normal University; Yinian Ma, Northwest Normal University; Jinlu Zhao, Northwest Normal University. Good Start—Chinese Language Track

PS#46 | The practice for improving teachers’ ability of observing and recording An Ge Feng, Beijing Liu Yi Kindergarten; Yang Yi, Beijing Liu Yi Kindergarten. Good Start—Chinese Language Track

PS#47 | Promote dual language learners development and their families’ involvement

Good Start—Chinese Language Track

Yuying Fan, NCA Learning Center and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

PS#41 | Eager to fly: Young children’s imagination of the sky and creative thinking regarding the design of flying things

Good Start—Chinese Language Track

Shu-Fang Chen, National Taitung University, Taiwan. Teaching & Instructional Practices

PS#48 | Using social story to ease children’s posttraumatic stress and daily anxiety Shu-Chen Jenny Yen, California State University, Fullerton. Good Start—Chinese Language Track

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Friday Poster Session PS#49 | What is 6S management and what are the benefits? Huang Bo. Good Start—Chinese Language Track

PS#50 | Impact of Head Start’s degree requirements on culturally competent but linguistically challenged early childhood teachers: An action plan for college readiness Smita Mathur, James Madison University. Grandes Comienzos—English

PS#51 | Using the PLS-5 Screening Test (English and Spanish) for culturally sensitive screening of emerging communication and language skills for children birth through age 6 Nancy Castilleja, Pearson Assessment; Irla Lee Zimmerman, Consultant, Preschool Assessment. Grandes Comienzos—English

PS#52 | Aprender un segundo idioma a través de proyectos Sylvia Castro, Comunidad Educativa Entorno. Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

PS#53 | La “Practica Reflexion de participacion de la Familia.”  Miya Raspberry, CentroNia Institute. Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

PS#54 | Are we teaching children or training seals? Behavior management without gimmicks, bribes, or treats Laura Myers, South Florida educational advocate. Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

PS#55 | The joyful classroom: Why teachers should keep joy within their classroom management approach Eden Haywood-Bird, Lyndon State College. Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

PS#56 | Stop talking: How to use clear and consistent teacher language to build community and decrease challenging behaviors Emily Clark, Westminster Community Schools; Paula Borochoff, Westminster Community Schools. Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

PS#57 | Support, not suspension, for children with challenging behaviors in early childhood classrooms Leslie Craigo, Borough of Manhattan Community College. Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors

PS#58 | “Mind in the Making’s” seven essential life skills—not just for children: How NAEYC tools and resources scaffold the use of the seven essential life skills in completing the NAEYC Self-Study for Accreditation Lisa Leifield, Tulsa Community College. Higher Education

PS#59 | Equity pedagogies in early childhood educator preparation programs: Is it time for a change? Jennifer Strickland-Poole, Benedict College. Higher Education

PS#60 | The journey from preservice teacher to early childhood professional: The role of genuine experiential learning Karen Lindeman, Edinboro University; Mira Berkley, SUNY Fredonia. Higher Education

PS#61 | Breaking the code of the three Ps: Phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics Ludmila Battista, Kaplan University. Language & Literacy

PS#62 | Bringing literacy to life in the preschool classroom Gina Carr, Early Years Network. Language & Literacy

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PS#63 | Empowering communities to create language-rich environments in everyday spaces Jane Woo, Clinton Foundation. Language & Literacy

PS#64 | Shared book readings: Early reading/writing skills to help prepare children for kindergarten Rozlyn Grant, The Centers for Families and Children. Language & Literacy

PS#65 | Crucial conversations for change: Tools for talking when stakes are high Amanda Seguinot, Northampton Community College. Leadership Development

PS#66 | Developing advocacy skills in early childhood educators: Rationale, strategies, and tools Eun Kyeong Cho, University of New Hampshire. Leadership Development

PS#67 | Effectively leading a team of misfits: Getting the most out of your team, regardless of age, gender, experience, or background Jeremy Sandefur, Cottage Hill Christian Academy. Leadership Development

PS#68 | Grow your program, engage your staff, and learn how to attract new teachers through LinkedIn Maria Bereket, Design Bear Marketing. Leadership Development

PS#69 | Reconceptualizing early education directors’ understanding of leadership: Possibilities and challenges Susan Garrow-Oliver, Mount Royal University. Leadership Development

PS#70 | Using technology to connect home culture to classroom community Phillip Baumgarner, University of Georgia. Learning Environment

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Friday Poster Session PS#71 | Classification: The key for mathematical understanding

PS#76 | Coaching from the bottom up: A teacher-directed coaching model

PS#82 | Using children’s literature to guide science inquiry

Tiffany Hamlett, American College of Education; Therese Kanai, American College of Education.

Margaret Bartelt, Coaching From the Bottom Up.

Kim Stilwell, National Science Teachers Association.

Mathematics

PS#72 | Meet the candidates for the 2017 Governing Board Candidates for President-elect, Governing Board seats, and Student Governing Board member position NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

PS#73 | Choosing (and using) the best toys for the youngest children Martha Cheney, Walden University; Lisa Share, Walden University; Brandy O’Leary, Walden University. Play

PS#74 | Play and creativity in language development and literacy, and engaging parents through mobile technology Tivy Whitlock, University of Texas at San Antonio; Melissa Siller, University of Texas at San Antonio; Socorro Garcia-Alvarado, University of Texas at San Antonio. Play

PS#75 | “So you think you are my boss now?” Adapting to the challenges and changes that come with moving into a new leadership role Amber Smith, National Institute of Child Care Management; Bradley J. Smith, National Institute of Child Care Management (NICCM). Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

PS#77 | Family, friend, and neighbor care: The nurturing homes approach Kelly Carmody, Early Years Network; Tara Dickerson, Early Years Network; LaLetrice Fletcher, Early Years Network. Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

PS#78 | “Do I have to attend yet another training?” How to present exciting, creative, hands-on training workshops for early childhood educators Robin Sachs, Walden University. Professional Development—Training

PS#79 | Connecting the spoken and written word through the use of dictation in a college-level English for Child Care class Julaine Rosner, Mission College; Marsha Chan, Mission College and Sunburst Media. Research

PS#80 | Engineering for success in the prekindergarten classroom Lea Ann Christenson, Towson University. Science

PS#81 | No bones about it: Incorporate invertebrates in your classroom Ilana April, American Museum of Natural History; Caitlin Coe, American Museum of Natural History; Natalie Tahsler, American Museum of Natural History. Science

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PS#83 | Seeing the real me: Using loose parts from nature to create self-portraits Hannah Goble, Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County; Stacey Francois, Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County. Social Studies/History

PS#84 | Using a dialogic-reading storybook program to enhance preschool children’s socialemotional knowledge Kristen Kemple, University of Florida; Tina Smith-Bonahue, University of Florida; Raquel Concepcion, University of Florida; Joni McReynolds, University of Florida; Elizabeth Kenney, University of Florida; Jihye Jung, University of Florida. Social/Emotional Development

PS#85 | The power of Peace Dragons Linda Ragsdale, The Peace Dragon - a non-profit organization; Linda Ragsdale, The Peace Dragon - a nonprofit organization. Teaching & Instructional Practices

PS#86 | Project-based learning: Exploring money across the curriculum Karen Capraro, Rhode Island College; Michelle Nonis, Rhode Island College; Jessica Borges, Rhode Island College. Teaching & Instructional Practices

PS#87 | “How do we start?” Bottom-up integration strategies for contextually relevant tablet technology integration in early education through communitysupported exploration and reflection Nicole Masek, Texas Woman’s University. Technology & Professional Development

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Friday Poster Session PS#88 | Tablets in early childhood settings: Engaging learners Adam Akerson, Stephen F. Austin State University; Vicki Thomas, Stephen F. Austin State University. Technology & Professional Development

PS#89 | Web-based resources for early childhood professional development Cammy Purper, California Baptist University. Technology & Professional Development

PS#90 | Effective ways to support preschoolers’ active learning through technology and media Deborah Rosenfeld, Education Development Center; Danae Kamdar, SRI Education; Regan Vidiksis, Education Development Center; Megan Silander, Education Development Center. Technology & Young Children

PS#91 | Exploring electronic resources to enhance children’s writing and play in preschool and kindergarten classrooms Renee Whelan, Long Branch Public Schools; Michael Salvatore, Long Branch Public Schools; Bonnie Molina, Long Branch Public Schools. Technology & Young Children

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice Focus on Kindergartners 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

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The Intentional Teacher Choosing the Best Strategies for Young Children’s Learning, revised edition 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. This edition includes new chapters on science, social studies, and approaches to learning; updated, expanded information on social and emotional development, physical development and health, language and literacy, math, and the creative arts; and practical teaching strategies that are illustrated with classroom-based anecdotes. Item 1120

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Friday Sessions Session 7:00–9:00 p.m. JW Marriott #498 | An evening of sharing the Project Approach and nature: A natural fit This session is an exciting opportunity for researchers and practitioners to meet, see work, and reflect on ways the Project Approach might provide engaged intentional integration of curriculum and standards in a developmentally appropriate way. It will also spotlight projects that connect children with nature. More than 20 teachers (national and international) who are doing exceptional project work with children from 2 to 8 years in a variety of settings will exhibit projects. Researcher/leaders in project work will share their thoughts on implementation in a panel discussion. Teachers will present their project work in 15-minute rounds and will be available to answer questions about their work. Judy Harris Helm, Best Practices Inc.; Lilian G. Katz, University of Illinois; Yvonne Kogan, Eton School; Denise Wasko, Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency. Platinum Ballroom D Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

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NAEYC’s 2017 Public Policy Forum! Sunday, February 26–Tuesday, February 28 | Washington, DC You voted Early Ed for President, now join us in our nation’s capital to advocate for early childhood education and educators with a new Congress and a new Administration! NAEYC members, each one of you is an advocate. At Public Policy Forum, you will: • Be part of a team working to advance federal and state early childhood policy • Hear from and network with national and state policy leaders and fellow advocates • Get the resources and experiences you need for effective advocacy • Meet with members of Congress and build relationships

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Saturday Sessions

Saturday Sessions Saturday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center

Featured Session #499 | How storytelling creates better writers and readers: Inspiring young children with your own family and cultural stories to transcend the writing demands of the Common Core During this interactive workshop, participants will learn strategies and skills of the art of storytelling. Participants will experience how storytelling provides a space for creative and critical thinking, and how to use an organizer to outline a personal story that can be used in their classrooms as well as a vehicle to gather new stories. The presenter will emphasize the importance of storytelling as a tool to encourage reading and writing and support children in learning vocabulary. Imbued throughout is his understanding of how culture and language—and his grandmother’s insistence on being bilingual—provided the impetus for his own love of storytelling, reading, and writing. Antonio Sacre, UCLA Lab School. Room 515A First- to Third-Graders

#500 | The raising of America: Early childhood and the future of our nation—Using documentary to improve conditions for families with young children

#502 | Why am I here? The early childhood educator’s role in an interdisciplinary diagnostic team for children with autism spectrum disorders

Rachel Poulain, California Newsreel. Room 411 Infants and Toddlers

Jennifer Stone, Wichita State University; Jessica Lopez, Wichita State University; Lakynn Faith Myers, Wichita State University; Layton Higgins, Wichita State University. Room 402B

Advocacy/Public Policy

#501 | Think, problem-solve, and create: Skills of the young artist at work Ginny Streckewald, CHILDCRAFT Education. Concourse Hall 153AB Kindergartners Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

#504 | Building a highly qualified early education workforce through partnerships: Higher education and community collaborations

Assessment of Young Children

Amy Wolf, Park University; Jennifer Copeland, Metropolitan Community College Kansas City-Penn Valley; Polly Prendergast, UMKC-Berkley Child and Family Development Center; Diane Plunkett, Kansas City Kansas Community College. Room 502A

#503 | Using early intervention programs to support young children and families with child welfare involvement

#505 | Messy science! Developing scientific reasoning and analysis skills with messy art

Jennifer Buchter, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Samantha Riggleman, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Room 405 Infants and Toddlers Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

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John Funk, University of Utah/ Excelligence Learning Corporation. Room 408B Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

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Saturday Sessions Saturday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #506 | Phases of discovery with materials exploration: Properties, aesthetics, conceptual links, and more Jane Tingle Broderick, East Tennessee State University; Seong Bock Hong, University of Michigan-Dearborn. Room 518 Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#507 | Using culturally responsive books as a bridge over troubled waters Sabrina Brinson, Missouri State University. Room 514 First- to Third-Graders Diversity & Equity

#508 | A CRY FOR HELP! In the US, there are now more young children with a parent in prison than at any other time in history—Come learn how to confidently support this rapidly growing population Fran Roznowski, The Early Years Project, Cambridge School Department; Quniana Futrell, Early Childhood Education Firm, LLC; Dedric Davis, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission Head Start. Room 404A Family Engagement & Support

#509 | Family preferences for early care and education Sarah Vanover, Eastern Kentucky University. Room 510 Family Engagement & Support

#510 | When the saints go marching in: Teaching cultural diversity and development skills through music from AfricanAmerican heritage

#511 | Know enough to: dare a qlcn il potere di, bevollmachtigen, bemyndige, EMPOWER! Exploring European nature preschools Michael Godfrey, Brigham Young University-Idaho; Betty McQuain, Brigham Young University-Idaho; Kaelin Olsen, Brigham Young University-Idaho. Room 504 Preschoolers Global Perspectives

#512 | Honoring dual language voices in the early childhood classroom Debra Paz, Rice University School Literacy and Culture; Lori Espinoza, Houston Independent School District. Room 501C Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—English

#513 | “Hago Todo lo que me Dicen y Nada Funciona”: Más Allá de la Estrategia, Descubriendo Nuestra Capacidad de Conectarnos con los Niños a Nuestro Cargo. Bernadette Herran, Mindful Discipline representing Conscious Discipline in Arizona. Room 511C Grandes Comienzos— Spanish

#514 | Cómo mejorar las interacciones del Apoyo Emocional a través del sistema CLASS Erika Flores, Teachstone; Lorena Sernett, Teachstone. Room 501AB Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#515 | Cuando usar hoja de ejercicios-Nunca Soraya Valle, Broward County Public Schools; Beatriz Pillier, Broward County Public Schools. Room 511AB Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#516 | How to say what you mean: Finding your assertive voice, even when you just want to yell—What we say is more than the words we speak Karen Hickman, independent educational consultant; Amy Speidel, Senders Pediatrics. Room 409A Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

#517 | Lessons learned: Reflecting on the influence of place and culture in the teaching of public policy and advocacy in a graduate early childhood education program Robyn Chun, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Michael Cheang, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Concourse Hall 150AB Higher Education

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#522 | Strengthening AEYC Affiliate leadership in times of growth and transition: Sharing all of our successes

#527 | Celebrate and collaborate: Projects that work in the development of outdoor classrooms

Mariko Nagahiro, Hikari Kodomoen; Yasuhiko Kato, Midori Kindergarten; Kazuyo Yamaguchi, Green Hill Okusawa Childcare Center; Naoko Yamamoto, Tomiyama Childcare Center. Room 507 First- to Third-Graders

Barbara Merrill, Iowa AEYC; Mary Airy, Grant Wood Area Education Agency; Tom Rendon, Iowa Department of Education; Brian Kingrey, Sigourney School District. Room 406AB

Paula Barnes, Workforce Solutions Central Texas; Larry Kotch, Workforce Solutions Central Texas; Sherry Trebus, Workforce Solutions Central Texas; Cyndie Davis, Workforce Solutions Central Texas. Room 506

Language & Literacy

#519 | Let it speak for itself: Dual language education in practice Liping Wei, University of HoustonVictoria; Hsin-Hui Lin, University of Houston-Victoria; Amy Barnhill, University of Houston-Victoria. Room 513 Language & Literacy

#520 | Leadership in schools: An ongoing process of empowerment, relationships, and continuous growth Austeja Landsbergiene, Vaikystes Sodas. Room 512

Leadership Development

#523 | Math and manipulatives learning center makeover: Simple additions to maximize learning at a minimal cost Amber Tankersley, Pittsburg State University. Room 505 Preschoolers Mathematics

#524 | The 12 gifts of a male early childhood teacher Jill Klefstad, University of WisconsinStout. Room 306AB Men in Early Childhood

Leadership Development

#521 | Designing the blueprint for success: Building director professional learning communities as a framework for program improvement Katherine Rowell, School Readiness Consulting; Lindsey Allard Agnamba, School Readiness Consulting; Cassandra Potler, School Readiness Consulting; Pamela Harris, Mile High Early Learning. Room 403A Leadership Development

#525 | Physical activity and movement make cognitive development a fun part of your effective teaching every day: An integrated approach to learning for all children in schools, centers, and home-based child care settings Deborah Kayton Michals, Learn With Action LLC. Room 404B Physical Development

#526 | “Is this okay?” Exploring the value of challenging play themes Lars Gustafson, Bing Nursery School; Colin Johnson, Bing Nursery School; Todd Erickson, Bing Nursery School. Room 409B Preschoolers Play

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#528 | Documentation matters: Learn to acknowledge children’s interests and understand children’s learning by creating wonderful documentation Judith Lavender, Tic Tac Grow, LLC. Room 407 Professional Development—Training

#529 | Dealing with difficult coworkers: Effective conflict management and negotiation strategies to minimize conflict and facilitate harmony in the workplace, including strategies for dealing with a difficult boss Bradley Smith, National Institute of Child Care Management. Concourse Hall 151 Professionalism & Ethics

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Saturday Sessions Saturday Sessions 8:00–9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #530 | IDELA: Ideal for improving quality and increasing investment in early childhood education globally Susan Graham, Save the Children; Lauren Pisani, Save the Children. Room 403B Preschoolers Program Evaluation & Accountability

#531 | Parent perceptions of religion acquisition in faithbased preschools Katie Childs, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi; Jana Sanders, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Concourse Hall 153C Preschoolers

#532 | “Is he a girl?” Gender identity in early childhood Robin Fox, University of WisconsinWhitewater; Erica Schepp, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Room 308AB Social/Emotional Development

#533 | Mini makers: Embracing the maker movement in the early childhood classroom Christine Saunders, Severn School; Crystal Erskine, Severn School. Room 515B Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

Research

#534 | Digital initiatives and a message of hope: Why closing the early learning gap matters, and how technology is making this possible in ways never available before Diane Weaver, Waterford Institute; Benjamin Heuston, Waterford Institute. Room 408A Preschoolers Technology & Young Children

#535 | Project Approach, technology, and young children Lauren Goldberg, Catherine Cook School; Brian Puerling, Catherine Cook School. Room 502B Preschoolers Technology & Young Children

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Featured Session #536 | “My brain is full of ideas!” Unleashing young children’s creative thinking in an exciting learning environment Much has been written about the “decline of creativity,” especially during the critical early years. At the same time there is growing evidence that there is a great need for thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators who can adapt to our changing world. This session will focus on the characteristics of young children, who are some of the most creative people in the world—finding ways to encourage their thinking, value their efforts, and help them gain confidence in their capabilities. It will also integrate visuals of young children and their creative efforts in language, science, math, social relationships, art, music, movement, and play. Teachers will gain insight into a stimulating environment that will inspire young thinkers and support their creative development. Rebecca Isbell, East Tennessee State University; Sonia Yoshizawa, East Tennessee State University. Room 515A

#537 | Nothing to fear! Becoming an effective advocate Fran Chasen, Childrens Issues and Answers; Linda Olivenbaum, California Early Childhood Mentor Program. Room 504 Advocacy/Public Policy

#538 | Moving from “may” to “must”: Helping early childhood educators and advocates engage in state implementation of ESSA and CCDBG Lauren Hogan, NAEYC; Kelly Pollitt, National Association for Elementary School Principals; Danielle Ewen, EducationCounsel; Chad Dunkley, New Horizons Academy. Room 410 Advocacy/Public Policy

#539 | Leading for creativity with art and imagination: How to build leadership for an arts-infused school through action Celena Turney, Crayola; Sean Gibson, Martin Luther King Elementary School. Concourse Hall 153AB Kindergartners Arts (Performing & Visual Arts)

#540 | Accessibility = success! Exploring behavioral challenges from a different perspective Aja McKee, Irvine Unified School District/Chapman University; Audri Gomez, Newport-Mesa Unified School District/Chapman University; Jennifer Taberski, Tustin Unified School District/ California State University, Fullerton. Room 502A Preschoolers Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

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#541 | From function to skill, from knowing to doing: Using the learning environment to naturally reinforce, shape, and expand young children’s abilities to think and act Leslie McIntosh, Jersey City Public Schools. Room 506 Preschoolers Cognitive Development

#542 | Mindfulness and executive function skills built through storytelling: How to help reduce stress, learn about oneself and others, and practice these skills through the art of storytelling and play Christie Stanford, Friends’ School Boulder, CO; Jessie Vanden Hogen, Friends’ School Boulder, CO. Room 409A Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

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Saturday Sessions Saturday Sessions 9:45–11:15 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #543 | PATH: An authentic process for actualizing constructivist curriculum, learning, and practice Merlene Gilb, Northwest Missouri State University; Pradnya Patet, Northwest Missouri State University; Joy Westermeyer, Webster Groves School District - Ambrose Family Center; Lauren Forsyth, Webster Groves School District - Ambrose Family Center; Marty Baker, Webster Groves School District Walter Ambrose Family Center. Room 408A Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#544 | Developing an equitable learning environment: Children who are visible, validated, and valued Cory Gann, Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education; Nnenna Odim, Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education; Cynthia Davis-VanLoo, Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education; Charlotte Jahn, Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education; Fran Davidson, Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education. Room 518 Diversity & Equity

#545 | Helping children and families cope with deployments, separations, and war Karen Kirshenbaum, Peterson AFB Child and Youth Programs; Emily Kirshenbaum, Nellis AFB Child and Youth Programs. Concourse Hall 150C Family Engagement & Support

#546 | Developing educational alignment for young children preschool through third grade Ron Robertson, Richmond Public Schools. Room 512 Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

#547 | Home visitation in rural Nebraska: Serving families and children with special needs Tiffany Keomysay, University of Nebraska at Kearney; Sharon Obasi, University of Nebraska at Kearney; Toni Hill, University of Nebraska at Kearney. Room 507 Family Engagement & Support

#548 | Engaging and supporting Latino families through Abriendo Puertas, an evidence-based parenting, leadership, and advocacy training program Norma Amezcua, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation; Jyotsna Pattnaik, California State University, Long Beach; Georgina Portillo, California State University, Long Beach. Room 501AB Preschoolers

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#549 | El proceso de crear una escuela de dos idiomas Ryan Pontier, Miami Dade College. Room 501C Preschoolers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#550 | Estableciendo el Cimiento: Los Primeros Años Marcan para Siempre Connie Espinoza, Child and Family Resources. Room 511C Infants and Toddlers Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#551 | Red lights, green lights, bubbles, and ducktails: Examining and eliminating disrespectful practices and creating a culture of cooperation Nicole Mitchell, Auburn University; Sean Durham, Auburn University. Room 306AB Kindergartners Guidance/Discipline/ Challenging Behaviors

#552 | Keeping children safe and healthy: The shifting landscape for health and safety in child care and Head Start Krista Scott, Child Care Aware® of America; Kimberly Clear-Sandor, Education Development Center, Inc. Concourse Hall 150AB Health & Safety

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Saturday Sessions #553 | There’s no “shhhh” in shared writing: Experiences and ideas from children come alive in print Barbara Roberts, Fort Wayne Community Schools; Felisa Davis-Stein, Fort Wayne Community Schools. Room 407 Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#554 | Using loose parts to support emerging language and literacy development Lisa Daly, Folsom Lake College; Miriam Beloglovsky, Cosumnes River College. Room 403A Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#555 | Literacy in the early childhood classroom: Enhancing preschoolers’ oral language, phonological awareness, vocabulary, and emergent writing Teresa Byington, University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension. Room 514 Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#556 | Re-envisioning the role of schools in early learning and family support systems, birth through grade 3: Strategies to build the necessary environment of relationships among school leaders, teachers, families, children, and community Christine Maxwell, Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska; Samuel Meisels, Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska; Glen Jagels, Westbrook Elementary, Westside Community Schools; Brooke Studt, Westbrook Elementary and Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Room 402B Leadership Development

#557 | Kindergarten outdoor centers: One school’s attempt to keep early childhood alive—A whole-child outdoor play experience facilitating learning across the curriculum! Shaniece Cress, Houston ISD, Travis Elementary; Melanie Nelson, Travis Elementary, Houston ISD. Room 403B Kindergartners

#561 | Recovering kindergarten, part 2: Advocating for play in kindergarten Karen Johnson, Penn State; James Johnson, Penn State; Kim Hughes, Conscious Connections; Emily Singer, Sequoyah School; Judith Van Hoorn, University of the Pacific. Room 404A Kindergartners Play

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#558 | Seven essentials for future math success, and developmentally appropriate activities to make them stick Carrie Cutler, University of Houston. Room 404B Preschoolers Mathematics

#559 | Learning through play: Tapping into young children’s creativity and imagination through musical experiences Martina Miranda, University of Colorado Boulder. Room 309 Kindergartners Music

#560 | Relationship building for NAEYC Affiliates Gwen Simmons, NAEYC. Room 510 NAEYC Affiliates and Association Business

#562 | Common threads + Shared vision = Successful networking Carolyn Codopony, Comanche Nation; Tammy Charles, Wyandotte Nation; Kelsey Thomas, Delaware Child Development. Room 406AB Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#563 | Exploring mentoring and coaching relationships through a generational lens: Understanding the different approaches of Baby Boomers, GenXers, and millennials in early childhood leadership development Barb Arnold-Tengesdal, Wisconsin Head Start Association; Tonya Hameister, University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. Room 408B Professional Development— Technical Assistance (Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting)

#564 | Finding your voice as an educator: Being comfortable with the uncomfortable conversations Blanca Doreste, Geokids Early Childhood Development Center; Michelle Campbell, Geokids; Kim de los Reyes, GeoKids. Student Networking Center, South Exhibit Hall G Preschoolers Professional Development—Training

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Saturday Sessions Saturday Sessions 9:45–11:15 a.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #565 | Lessons learned in Philadelphia: Using data to inform early childhood workforce recruitment, preparation, retention, and compensation practices Natalie Renew, Public Health Management Corporation; Ann O’Brien, Montgomery Early Learning Centers. Room 505

#568 | Inspiring leadership development in children: Superhero play—Up, up, and away! Preethi Vickram, Shiksha Associates; Kalpana Dass, Tara, Early Learning Centre. Concourse Hall 153C Kindergartners Teaching & Instructional Practices

Professionalism & Ethics

#566 | An analysis of Korean early childhood teacher competencies: Focus on education careers Min Jung Kang, Korea National University of Education. Room 513 Kindergartners Research

#567 | Mindfulness in the classroom: How to develop and integrate social-emotional development through mindfulness practice Agnieszka Karoluk, Drummond Montessori, UIC. Room 402A First- to Third-Graders Social/ Emotional Development

#571 | Reimagining technology in early childhood education: Lessons on thoughtful technology integration into programs for young learners from the world’s first early childhood Fab Lab Amy Eisenmann, Bay Area Discovery Museum; Sara Norris, Bay Area Discovery Museum. Room 411 Technology & Young Children

#569 | Running with Sharpies: Supporting children’s competencies through the thoughtful introduction of challenging materials Kimberly Bourne, GeoKids Early Childhood Center; Kimberly Bourne, GeoKids Early Childhood Center; Terra Peterson, GeoKids Early Childhood Center; Violet Balverde, GeoKids Early Childhood Center. Room 405 Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#570 | Learning to co-teach: How to expand the benefits of coteaching beyond special education in early childhood classrooms Ekaterina Strekalova-Hughes, University of Missouri Kansas City; Julia Atiles, University of Missouri Kansas City. Room 409B First- to Third-Graders Teaching & Instructional Practices

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Saturday Sessions Saturday Sessions 12:15–1:45 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center

Featured Session #572 | Adventure play and anarchy zones: Ten ways to safely bring risk back to the lives of children Children around the world today are not able to freely play the way they did only a few generations ago, and the fear of safety has stripped play and play spaces of much of their thrill and excitement. An exciting trend in bringing free play, risk, and adventure back into the lives of children is the return of adventure playgrounds! In these spaces children are encouraged to be kids again, with plenty of time for free, kid-structured play and exploration. This session will show a variety of adventure playground examples from around the world, while highlighting the newest American adventure playground: The Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone at The Ithaca Children’s Garden in Ithaca, NY, where children are free to climb trees, build forts, dig in the mud, cook over fires, and more. Rusty Keeler, Earth Play. Room 515A

#573 | Differentiated instructional strategies: Meeting the needs of all children in early childhood programs Kamna Seth, The Source for Learning, Inc.; Gauri Shirali-Deo, The Source for Learning. Room 518 Children with Disabilities/ Early Intervention

#574 | STREAM: Building relationships between animals and children to inform implementation of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) in your program Gemma Medina, Imua Family Services; Valley Varma, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Room 507 Preschoolers Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

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#575 | The Reggio Emilia approach to education: The Loris Malaguzzi International Centre—A place for learning and for educational opportunities, for study and research at the local, national, and international level Emanuela Vercalli, Reggio Children srl; Paola Riccò, Reggio Children srl. Room 407 Curriculum—Theories & Approaches

#576 | Wee engineer! Engineering with your preschoolers Martha Davis, Engineering is Elementary, Museum of Science, Boston; Katherine Laguzza, Museum of Science, Boston. Room 512 Preschoolers

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#578 | That vital home– school connection: How to build authentic home– school partnerships Lesley Fields, Abrams Learning Trends, Inc. Room 309 Preschoolers Family Engagement & Support

#579 | The first step to school readiness: Goal-oriented parent education rooted in adult education principles Shakira Pogorilich, Hillsborough County Head Start and Early Head Start. Concourse Hall 150AB Infants and Toddlers Family Engagement & Support

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Saturday Sessions Saturday Sessions 12:15–1:45 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #580 | “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”: Siblings unite to bridge inequity with books . . . and more! Fran Perkins, Inglenook PK-8 School; LaTerica Sykes, Birmingham City Schools; Stephanie Parker, Birmingham City Schools; Mario Lumzy, Inglenook PreK - 8 School. Concourse Hall 150C Family Engagement & Support

#581 | Developmentally appropriate practice in Singapore preschools? Furthering our understanding of the principles of DAP through cross-cultural exchanges among Singapore and U.S. preschool teachers and early childhood teacher-educators Dora Chen, Singapore Institute of Management University; Sirene Lim, SIM University; Samantha Teo, early childhood educator. Room 506 Preschoolers Global Perspectives

#582 | Permanecer y Jugar al aire libre todo el día: Incrementando el aprendizaje con el uso del ambiente al aire libre, a través del proceso de evaluación de calidad. Brittney Watts, North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project; Carolina Parrish, North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project; Megan Porter, North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project. Room 511C Grandes Comienzos—Spanish

#583 | Exploración de Mech-A-Blocks: Bloques de patrones de gran escala con piezas móviles. Cherubim Cannon, Public School 5, Brooklyn, New York; Emmy Matias-Leonard, The Earth School, New York, NY. Room 511AB Preschoolers

#584 | Deepening our understanding of Powerful Interactions with pre-K children through effective language modeling strategies Aisha Thurman-Cosby, The New York City AEYC. Room 306AB Preschoolers Language & Literacy

#585 | “Let’s think about that”: Helping young children develop critical thinking skills through literature Deborah Strevy, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Lynn Kirkland, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Room 510 First- to Third-Graders Language & Literacy

#586 | Tips for tots: Shared writing in the early childhood classroom Meghan Block, Central Michigan University; Lynne Watanabe, Arizona State University. Room 513 Preschoolers Language & Literacy

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Food stations will be open daily in NAEYC’s Expo, South Hall. Also, we have designated an unopposed time from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, for Conference attendees to grab lunch and visit with exhibitors inside the Expo.

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Saturday Sessions #587 | Values-based leadership: Administrative structures to support reflective practice Sarah Felstiner, Hilltop Children’s Center. Room 303AB Leadership Development

#588 | Are you hiring the right person for the job? Ways to recruit, hire, train, and retain the right person Thomasa Bond, consultant. Room 402B

#590 | Not all math talk counts the same! Identifying math conversations in play that promote early mathematical thinking in preschools Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Eastern Connecticut State University; Sudha Swaminathan, Eastern Connecticut State University; Sarah Coady, Eastern Connecticut State University; Olivia Palen, Eastern Connecticut State University. Room 404B Preschoolers Mathematics

Leadership Development

#589 | Creating brain-friendly learning environments Mary Jo Melvin, Edinboro University; Lisa Brightman, Edinboro University; Amber Jackson, Edinboro University. Room 406AB Preschoolers

#591 | Continuing the conversation when you are home: NAEYC Interest Forums, Grandes Comienzos, and Good Start Michael Coventry, NAEYC. Room 502A NAEYC Activities

#592 | EPIC play: Energize your preschool curriculum with meaningful dramatic play Amy McIntosh, Detroit Country Day School; Kathryn Maisonville, Detroit Country Day School. Room 504 Preschoolers Play

#593 | Deepening teachers’ learning at a lab school: The journey to create a meaningful teacher training program at the Child Development Center at MiraCosta College Amanda Manger, Child Development Center at MiraCosta College; Annie Lee, Child Development Center at MiraCosta College; Linda Haar, Child Development Center at MiraCosta College; Yi-Cheng Hu, Child Development Center at MiraCosta College. Room 505 Professional Development—Training

Learning Environment

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Saturday Sessions Saturday Sessions 12:15–1:45 p.m. Los Angeles Convention Center (continued) #594 | Using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct to support a collaborative environment with children, families, educators, and the greater community Stephanie O’Hara, Gretchen’s House: Early Learning Children’s Community; Abhirami Gunasingam, Gretchen’s House: Early Learning Children’s Community. Room 408A Infants and Toddlers Professionalism & Ethics

#595 | Creative communication and collaboration Mary Regan, Merryhill Preschool; Jennifer Davis, Rundle Elementary School. Room 408B Professionalism & Ethics

#596 | One state’s evolving professional development system for early care and education: A path of change and growth Beverly Boals-Gilbert, Arkansas State University. Room 402A Research

#598 | Mistakes, feedback, and learning: Developing effective, practical strategies to leverage child error in classroom teaching Maleka Donaldson Gramling, Harvard University. Room 404A Teaching & Instructional Practices

#599 | Embracing change in early childhood schools in China through raising quality in teaching and learning practices Asyriawati Mohd Hamzah, Cherie Hearts International Education Group. Room 409A Preschoolers Teaching & Instructional Practices

#600 | Listen, empower, go deep: Using innovative technologies and pedagogies to inspire children’s learning and transform teaching Mark Bailey, Pacific University; Bonnie Blagojevic, Morningtown Consulting; Warren Buckleitner, Children’s Technology Review; Diane Bales, University of Georgia. Room 515B Technology & Young Children

#597 | Guiding young children in their development of self-regulation: A sensory integration approach Christy Isbell, Milligan College. Concourse Hall 151 Preschoolers Social/Emotional Development

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Closing General Session #601 | Rally for Early Ed for President!

The election is only a few days away and it’s time for a reality check:  Nearly 90% of American voters believe that early childhood educators are important members of their communities, on par with nurses and firefighters.  Even still, they earn 40% less than workers with similar qualifications—and that compensation has grown only 1% since 1997.

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65% of kids under 6 have both parents in the workforce. They need access to high-quality, affordable child care and early learning opportunities. But quality is tied to compensation.  This year’s Closing Plenary is one of our very last chances to make our voices heard. Let’s rally for Early Ed for President and ensure our candidates know access to high-quality early childhood education is a MUST on the list of priorities for the national agenda and that educators deserve to be compensated as such. Hear from public policy leaders, enjoy popular tunes from one of Los Angeles’s favorite cover bands, AMFM, learn about how you can get involved in local advocacy activities, and get pumped up to vote Early Ed for President in 2016! Plus, this will be your last chance to collect a free Early Ed for President T-shirt and to take a selfie or two at NAEYC’s popular Early Ed for President selfie station—you won’t want to miss it!

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Susan Perry-Manning, NAEYC Governing Board Secretary; Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC Chief Executive Officer; Invited: Mayor Eric Garcetti Petree Hall C/D and Petree Plaza

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Get Involved! Help shape the future of the early childhood profession Looking for ways to strengthen your connection to NAEYC and the field? By lending 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 these national leadership opportunities:

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(Three-year term; selection approved by NAEYC staff) Members review proposal submissions online and make recommendations for potential sessions at NAEYC conferences.

Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children

(Three-year term; selection determined by the Council Nominating Committee and approved by the Governing Board) The Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children was established by the Governing Board to ensure quality, integrity, and accountability for NAEYC’s Accreditation system. We seek individuals who are experienced with all aspects of NAEYC Accreditation, are strategic thinkers with strong interpersonal skills, and can commit significant time to supporting the continuous improvements of NAEYC’s early childhood program accreditation system.

Early Childhood Professional Preparation Program (ECADA and CAEP) Reviewers

(Three-year term; selection approved by NAEYC staff) Members support the accreditation process for associate degree programs and the recognition process for initial and advanced programs working on CAEP accreditation by participating in site visits and/or document reviews.

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NAEYC’s network of Affiliates offers many leadership opportunities: Board service, committee work, or as a onetime volunteer. To contact the Affiliate in your area, visit: http://www.naeyc.org/affiliates/offices.

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NAEYC Governing Board

(Four-year term; slate developed by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Governing Board for election by the membership) Former Board members consider their service on the NAEYC Governing Board as 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 our effectiveness as a high performing, inclusive organization working on behalf of young children and the early childhood profession.

NAEYC Interest Forums

NAEYC’s Interest Forums are exclusive, member-only communities of professionals who share a common interest in specific topics in early learning. To learn more, visit: www.naeyc.org/community/interest-forums/.

Teaching Young Children Editorial Advisory Panel

(Three-year term; selection approved by NAEYC staff) Members recommend topics and potential authors, provide feedback, and participate in reader discussions.

Young Children and NAEYC Publications Consulting Editors

(Three-year term; selection approved by NAEYC staff) Members review and recommend Young Children and book manuscripts or videos for potential publication/distribution. For more details and to submit an application, visit www.naeyc.org/getinvolved.

Learn how you can become an NAEYC leader at the Leadership speed date, SESSION #180, Thursday, from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., in Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 406AB.

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NAEYC thanks these members for their service to our Association. For more information about leadership opportunities, please see page 179.

Advisory and Review Panels Affiliate Advisory Council Kyra Ostendorf, Chair Jennifer Kalas, Chair-Elect Veronica Plumb, Past Chair Lydia Bowers Kathy Burke Bill Ganza Kim Kofron Cary Larson-McKay Robyn Lopez Melton Alberto Mares Karen Nemeth Ben Planton Kelly Ramsey Dianna Saelens Shu-Chen Yen Ida Rose Florez, Governing Board Affiliate Liaison

Pamela Brillante

Jonghee Shim

Sereeta Cantres

Ayesha Simpson

NAEYC–CAEP Audit Team

Lorraine Cooke

Marie Sloane

Dorothy Bauer

Shelly Lynn Counsell

Sara Starbuck

Evia Davis

Rhonda Crabbs

Jennifer Strickland-Poole

Lorraine DeJong

Susan Cress

Marisel Torres-Crespo

Kathleen Harris

Georgina Criado-Hall

Joan Turner

Kathleen Hursh

Jeanne Day

Leticia Valero

Karen Shetterley

Lorraine Dejong

Lois Wachtel

Edyth Wheeler

Amanda DiScala

Racquel Washington

Reginald Williams

Sandra Duncan

Reginald Williams

Angie Durand

Brian Wright

Shawna Ebbeson

Mary Wonderlick

Jackie Elmer

Chuchu Wu

Rhode Fernandez

Laura Mason Zeisler

Soren Gall Courtney Gardner Pamela Giberti Judith Guerrero Joanna Grymes Carla Hees Stephanie Hellmer Jayme Hines Blythe Hinitz Nicole Jacobs Tamar Jacobson Robin Jones Donna Kirkwood Jill Klefstad Camille Lachar-Lofaro Amy Larson Debra Lawrence Il Rang Lee Julia Luckenbill

Annual Conference Proposal Reviewers

Michele Lucia

Mayra Almodovar

Gayle Mindes

Maria Arreguin-Anderson

Nancy Moretti

Ann Austin

Bridget Murray

Ruth Ann Ball

Pradnya Patet

Ludmila Battista

Patti Pelletier

Andrea Benkel

Stefanie Penland

Nita Bhatt

Doris Pinkston

Jill Bella

Julie Powers

Thomasa Bond

Temesha Ragan

Wendy Brenneman

Edna Ranck

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Young Children Consulting Editors Panel Lawrence Balter Bonnie Blagojevic

Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation

Teresa Byington

Kathy Allen, Chair

Dong Hwa Choi

Crystal Swank, Chair-Elect

Lisa Cranston

Margaret Annunziata

Angela Eckhoff

Nancy Barbour

Deborah Fitzwater-Dewey

Diane Horm

Jeanne Galbraith

Martha MuĂąoz

Margaret Gillis

Bridget Murray

H. Sophia Han

Lisa Stein

Kathleen Harris

Reginald Williams

Lynn Hartle

Council for NAEYC Accreditation Michelle Soltero, Chair Christine Snyder, ChairElect

Karen Burger Cairone Eun Kyeong Cho

Marla Susman Israel Kristen Kemple Bernadette Laumann Ji-Eun Lee Sandra Linder Julia Luckenbill

Jill Bella

Sue Mankiw

Lorraine Breffni

Gayle Mindes

Lorraine Cooke

Meir Muller

Katie Graham

Jennifer Palma

Rosalind Johnson

Gretchen Reynolds

Deborah Mathias Bweikia Foster Steen

Laurie Lee Richter Dawn Rouse Holly Seplocha Susan Stacey Linda Taylor Christy Tirrell-Corbin Kelley Walters Alyson Williams

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NAEYC Advisory Groups Teaching Young Children Advisory Panel

Editorial Advisory Board

Maelanie Baillargeon

Nancy Barbour

Lydia Bowers

Barbara Bowman

Shaundrea Brown

Cheryl Bulat

Marilyn Chu

Isauro Michael Escamilla

Tinika Council

Calan

Tracy Farstad

Kathryn Castle

Sandra Gonzalez

Sherry Cleary

Kathleen Harris

Carol Copple

Jayme Hines

Jerlean Daniel

Tracey Hoffman

Carolyn Pope Edwards

Zoyah Kinkead-Clark

Mary Garguile

Kristi Kirinch

Anna Golden

Teri Peasley

Beth Graue

Laurie Lee Richter

Lilian Katz

Liliane Sampson

Mary Jane Moran

Susan Shapiro

Leah Muccio

Lisa Share

Carrie Nepstad

Maryah Spahr

Rebecca New

Kimberlee Spencer

Gail Ritchie

Janis Strasser

Stacia Stribling

Research in Review Editors

Cindy Ballenger

Nathaniel U. Weber

Sharon K. Ryan

Young Professionals Advisory Council (2015–16)

Travis Wright

LaTonya Barnes

Mary Benson McMullen

Voices of Practitioners Barbara Henderson, Coeditor Ben Mardell, Executive Editor Frances Rust, Executive Editor Andy Stremmel, Executive Editor Amanda Branscombe, Executive Editor Debra Murphy, Executive Editor

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Rachel Franz Jenifer Fuller Alexandra Green Zaina Keenan Kelly Maier Joslyn Marinelli Arthur Noble Ross “Chad” Nunamaker Kathryn O’Hara-Wallis Hector Rivera Cody Summerville Jesse Tello Nick Terrones Jillian Wendolowski

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Poster Sessions

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Index of exhibitors NAEYC invites you to the 2016 Annual Conference Expo! Los Angeles Convention Center, NAEYC Expo Hall, South Exhibit Hall G The Expo—always one of the most popular parts of the Annual Conference ­—will open this year at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2. The Annual Conference Expo is an exciting venue, with more than 700 exhibit booths featuring the latest learning tools and materials. When you visit the Expo, make time to network with representatives from hundreds of companies and organizations that specialize in resources for children from birth through age 8. The Expo will be open every day of the Annual Conference because it will take more than one day to fully experience this marketplace of ideas! The Expo will also feature Munch and Mingle opportunities— Thursday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

2016 Expo Hours Wednesday, November 2 

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 3     9:00–10:00 a.m. *NAEYC members only hour*            10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. *Open to all attendees* Friday, November 4    

10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 5    

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

American Educational Products www.amep.com Educational toys/games; Mathematics; Physical education Booth #1344 Anderson’s Alphabet U www.alphabetu.com Awards/recognition gifts; Graduation Booth #804 Angeles Corporation www.angelesstore.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants and toddlers; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1626 Artfelt www.artfelt.net Curriculum resources/materials; Early literacy resources; Mathematics Booth #2304 Atlanta CVB - 2017 NAEYC Conference www.atlanta.net Booth #2431

2WayRadioPlus.com/Motorola http://2wayradioplus.com Anti-violence; Health and safety; Supervision Booth #2215

Alliant International University www.alliant.edu/hsoe Higher education; Undergraduate/ graduate schools Booth #2207

Bal Yoga For Kids www.balyogaforkids.com Books/videos; Language arts/reading; Multiple intelligences Booth #1544

Abrams Learning Trends www.abramslearningtrends.com Curriculum resources/materials; Early literacy resources; Language arts/ reading Booth #1230

ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org/trike Curriculum resources/materials; Health and safety; Teaching resources Booth #2221

Ball State University www.bsu.edu/online Distance education; Higher education; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #812

Age of Learning, Inc. www.abcmouse.com Curriculum resources/materials; Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/ primary Booth #2128

Amazing Athletes www.amazingathletes.com Health and Safety; Multi-Age; Physical Education Booth #831

Alive Studios www.alivestudiosco.com Early Literacy Resources; Kindergarten/ primary; Language arts/reading Booth #1555

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American College of Education www.ace.edu Distance education; Higher education; Professional development Booth #1645

Bare Books-Tree Top Publishing www.barebooks.com Educational toys/games; Language arts/ reading; Multi-age Booth #1130 Bari Koral: Yogapalooza, Kids Yoga, Music & Movement www.barikoral.com Arts in education/art materials; Music curriculum; Physical education Booth #1141

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Index of exhibitors Becker’s School Supplies www.shopbecker.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Early literacy resources; Educational toys/games Booth #1222 Bedtime Math www.bedtimemath.org Kindergarten/primary; Mathematics; Parent involvement Booth #1350 Big Grips www.biggrips.com Kindergarten/primary; Special-needs resources; IPad case/presentation Booth #2403 Blick Art Materials www.dickblick.com Arts in education/art materials; Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies Booth #1909 Book Vine for Children www.bookvine.com Books/videos; Infants and toddlers; Language arts/reading Booth #1229 Books4school www.books4school.com Books/videos; Bilingual education; Multi-age Booth #1754 Brackitz www.brackitz.com Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #2034 Bright Horizons www.brighthorizons.com Career opportunities; Child care center management; Infants and toddlers Booth #1930 brightwheel www.mybrightwheel.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Child care center management; Photographic services Booth #1923

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Brookes Publishing www.brookespublishing.com Books/videos; Inclusion; Teaching resources Booth #1039

Chess At Three www.chessat3.com Curriculum resources/materials; Educational toys/games Booth #1952

Candlewick Press www.candlewick.com Early literacy resources; Language arts/ reading Booth #922

Child Care Aware of America www.usa.childcareaware.org Child care options; Early literacy resources; Infants and toddlers Booth #1449

Carpets for Kids www.carpetsforkids.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infant and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #2124

Child Care CRM www.childcarecrm.com Child care center management; Computer software; Technology/ information Booth #908

Caslon Inc. www.caslonpublishing.com Bilingual education; Leadership; Professional development Booth #1847

ChildCare Careers, LLC www.childcarecareers.net Child care options; Infants and toddlers; School-age care/after-school care Booth #2018

CDA Council for Professional Recognition www.cdacouncil.com Early literacy resources; Infants and toddlers; Leadership Booth #813

ChildCare Education Institute www.cceionline.edu Distance education; Professional development; School-age care/afterschool care Booth #1034

CedarWorks Playsets www.cedarworks.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Playground equipment/ supplies Booth #2348

Childcraft www.childcraft.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Early literacy resources; Learning settings/equipment/materials Booth #1204

Cengage Learning www.cengage.com Higher education; Teaching resources Booth #710

ChildPlus Software www.childplus.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative) Booth #2020

Champlain College Graduate Studies www.champlain.edu/online-mastersprograms/med-early-childhoodeducation Child care center management; Higher education; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #1132

Children’s Bureau/NuParent www.nuparent.org Curriculum resources/materials; Family support/resources; Parent involvement Booth #1556 Children’s Factory www.childrensfactory.com Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/ primary; Educational toys/games Booth #1650

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Index of exhibitors Children’s Music Foundation www.cmfinc.org Music curriculum Booth #805 Circle of Education-Delibrainy www.circleofeducation.com Curriculum resources/materials; Family support/resources; Teaching resources Booth #1214 Claire Lynn Designs www.clairelynn.com Custom teacher tees; Kindergarten/ primary; Language arts/reading Booth #2340 CM School Supply www.cmschoolsupply.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants and toddlers; Early educational materials Booth #923 Committee for Children www.cfchildren.org Anti-violence; Curriculum resources/ materials; Discipline/challenging behaviors Booth #1349 Community Playthings www.communityplaythings.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Multi-age; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #s 1726, 1730, 1826 Competent Kids Ackerman Institute for Family www.competentkids.org Curriculum resources/materials; Parent involvement; Professional development Booth #2539 Concordia University online.csp.edu Professional development Booth #1351 Connect 4 Learning www.kaplanco.com Curriculum resources/materials Booth #1804

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Conscious Discipline www.consciousdiscipline.com Discipline/challenging behaviors; Professional development Booth #1140

Daycarewebwatch.com www.childcaretechnologysolutions.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Parent involvement; Technology/ information Booth #2321

Constructive Playthings www.constructiveplaythings.com Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers; Playground equipment/ supplies Booth #1004

Debbie Clement/Rainbows within Reach www.rainbowswithinreach.com Books/videos; Music curriculum; Alternative seating Booth #2433

Constructivist Childhood Materials www.patternblockpuzzles.com Mathematics; Science/environment; Curriculum resources/materials Booth #940

Eat-Rite Utensils www.eat-rite.us Kindergarten/primary; Learning settings/equipment/materials; Specialneeds resources Booth #1348

COPA Nulinx International Inc. www.mycopa.com Computer software Booth #911

Directors Leadership Solutions www.directorsleadershipsolutions.com Administration/staffing; Child care center management; Leadership Booth #2220

Crayola, LLC www.crayola.com/educators Arts in education/art materials; Infants and toddlers; Professional development Booth #2104

Discount Playground Supply www.discountplaygroundsupply.com Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1451

Creative Artworks www.mkt.com/shirtsandbooks Awards/recognition gifts; Curriculum resources/materials; Arts in education/ art materials Booth #2204 Curriculum Associates www.curriculumassociates.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials; Infants and toddlers Booth #913 DawnSignPress www.dawnsign.com Books/videos; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1848

Discount School Supply www.discountschoolsupply.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #1422 Dr. Drew’s Toys, Inc. www.drdrewsblocks.com Kindergarten/primary; Mathematics; School-age care/after-school care Booth #1647 Drexel University Online www.drexel.edu/online Distance education; Professional development; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #2156

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Index of exhibitors Dreyfous & Associates www.d-genius.net Curriculum resources; Bilingual education; Technology Booth #830

Florida Institute of Technology www.fit.edu Distance education; Professional development; Behavior analysis Booth #1456

Greg & Steve Productions www.gregandsteve.com Kindergarten/primary; Music curriculum; Special-needs resources Booth #1007

Early Learning Scale PreK Assessment www.myELSonline.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Technology; Early literacy resources Booth #1649

Flowerpot Press www.flowerpotpress.com Books/videos; Kindergarten/primary; Music curriculum Booth #1250

Grounds for Play www.groundsforplay.com Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1322

East West Discovery Press www.eastwestdiscovery.com Bilingual education; Books/videos; Diversity in education/multicultural education Booth #909 ECR4Kids www.ecr4kids.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1924 Eddie Eagle www.eddieeagle.com Anti-violence; Curriculum resources/ materials; Multi-age Booth #2342

Forrest T. Jones & Co www.ftj.com Insurance Booth #1841 Frog Street Press www.frogstreet.com Bilingual education; Curriculum resources/materials; Infants and toddlers Booth #1240 Funnydaffer www.funnydaffer.com Curriculum resources/materials; Teaching resources; Technology/ information Booth #1550

Exchange Magazine www.childcareexchange.com Books/videos; Child care center management; Professional development Booth #1643

FunShine Express Early Learning Curricula www.funshineexpress.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials; Technology/information Booth #905

EZ-Care www.ezcare2.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative) Booth #1622

Genius of Play www.thegeniusofplay.org Educational toys/games; Family support/resources; Teaching resources Booth #1945

Fielding Graduate University www.fielding.edu Distance education; Infants and toddlers; Leadership Booth #1143

Get Set For School/Handwriting Without Tears www.getsetforschool.com Curriculum resources/materials; Early literacy resources; Mathematics Booth #1724

Fit and Fun Playscapes www.fitandfunplayscapes.com Playground equipment/supplies; Physical education; Learning settings equipment/materials Booth #1846

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Grand Canyon University www.gcu.edu Higher education Booth #926

grUVy wear LLC www.gruvywear.com Fundraising/incentives; Health and safety; School-age care/after-school care Booth #2307 Gryphon House www.gryphonhouse.com Books/videos; Curriculum resources/ materials; Early literacy resources Booth #1614 Hamilton Buhl www.hamiltonbuhl.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ materials; Educational toys/games; Technology/information Booth #1824 Happi-Nappi www.happinappi.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1851 Happy Child Products www.happychildproducts.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Health and safety; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1030 Harrison & Company www.harrisonandcompany.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #840 Hatch Early Learning www.hatchearlylearning.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Computer hardware; Classroom equipment/furniture/supplies Booth #1903

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Index of exhibitors Jonti-Craft, Inc. www.jonti-craft.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; School-age care/after-school care Booth #1122

Healthy Snack Solutions, LLC www.healthysnacksolutions.com Food supplier Booth #1447

IM4U www.im4ulearning.com Music curriculum; Teaching resources; Social emotional learning Booth #827

Heutink USA www.heutink-usa.com Arts in education/art materials; Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games Booth #2046

Imagination Playground www.imaginationplayground.com Playground equipment/supplies; Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games Booth #1356

Highlights www.highlights.com/groupsales Bilingual education; Early literacy resources; Infants and toddlers Booth #2114

In Safe Hands www.insafehands.net.au Family support/resources; Health and safety; Professional development Booth #740

Jurassic Sands www.jurassicsand.com Curriculum resources/materials; Sand & water play; Sensory materials Booth #2319

HighScope Educational Research Foundation www.highscope.org Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials; Professional development Booth #1328

Insect Lore www.insectlore.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/ primary; Science/environment Booth #1016

Kane Miller/Usborne Books www.kanemiller.com Books; Language arts/reading Booth #1853

HiMama www.himama.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Parent involvement; Technology/ information Booth #916 Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network www.hitn.org Bilingual education; Early literacy resources; Educational toys/games Booth #2427 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt www.hmhco.com Early literacy resources; Professional development; Teaching resources Booth #930 I Station www.istation.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Bilingual education; Early literacy resources Booth #2154

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Institute of Child Nutrition www.theicn.org Professional development Booth #2211 International Child Resource Institute www.icrichild.org Curriculum resources/materials; Infants and toddlers; Management/consultant services Booth #1441

Jump!, Inc. www.jumplibrary.com Language arts/reading; Science/ environment; Social studies curriculum Booth #1342

Kangarootime www.kangarootime.com Chjild care center management; Computer software (administrative); Parent involvement Booth #2214 Kaplan Early Learning Company www.kaplanco.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Curriculum resources/ materials; Technology/information Booth #1604

International Mulch Company www.internationalmulch.com Playground equipment/supplies; Playground surfacing Booth #1850

Keep America Beautiful www.kab.org Professional development; Science/ environment; Teaching resources Booth #826

Invention Playground www.inventionplayground.org Kindergarten/primary; Professional development; STEM Booth #809

KidReports, LLC www.kidreports.com Child care center management; Parent involvement; Technology/information Booth #2224

IPG www.ipgbook.com Curriculum resources/materials; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1115

KinderCare Education www.kc-education.com Childcare options; Administration/ staffing; Multi-age Booth #1440

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Index of exhibitors Kindertales, Inc. www.kiindertales.com Child care center management; Computer software (administrative); Technology/information Booth #2232

Leader Joy Montessori USA www.leaderjoyusa.com Educational toys/games; Infant and toddlers; Classroom equipment/ furniture/supplies Booth #2133

LIPA Learning www.lipalearning.com Curriculum resources/materials; Educational toys/games; Special-needs resources Booth #1042

Kleen Slate www.kleenslate.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials; Diversity in education/multicultural education Booth #2122

Learning Genie www.learning-genie.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Computer software (administrative); Parent involvement Booth #807

Little Caesars Pizza Kit www.pizzakit.com Pizza and bread Booth #1148

Kodo Kids www.KodoKids.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Learning settings/equipment/ materials; Professional development Booth #1446

Learning Materials Workshop (LMW) LMW, NAREA, Reggio Children www.learningmaterialswork.com Curriculum resources/materials; Infants and toddlers; Reggio children Booth #2016

Kohburg, Inc. www.kohburg.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies Booth #1022

Learning Resources www.LearningResources.com Educational toys/games; Language arts/ reaching; Mathematics Booth #1946

Korkat, Inc. www.korkat.com Playground equipment/supplies Booth #914

LEGO Education www.legoeducation.com Early literacy resources; Teaching resources; Social emotional development Booth #1118

Krispy Kreme Fundraising www.krispykreme.com/Fundraising/ Home Fundraising/incentives Booth #1849 Lakeshore Learning Materials www.lakeshoreLearning.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #1814 LAUP www.laup.net Professional development; Assessment/ observations; Management/consultant services Booth #2323

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Lerner Publishing/Kar-Ben Publishing www.lernerbooks.com Books/videos; Kindergarten/primary; Language arts/reading Booth #2115 Level Up Village www.levelupvillage.com Curriculum resources/materials Booth #824 Lifecubby www.llifecubby.me Assessment/portfolios/observation; Computer software (administrative); Parent involvement Booth #904

Lynn Kleiner’s Music Rhapsody www.musicrhapsody.com Music curriculum; Professional development; Curriculum resources and materials Booth #808 Lysol and Learn the Signs. Act Early www.lysol.com Family support/resources; Infants and toddlers Booth #1852 Mabel’s Labels mabelslabels.com/fundraising Fundraising/incentives; Kindergarten/ primary Booth #1943 Makit Products www.makit.com Arts in education/art materials; Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/ primary Booth #2033 Manta Ray/Childbrite www.childbrite.com Arts in education/art materials; Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Special-needs resources Booth #912 Math Stackers, Inc. www.mathstackers.com Curriculum resources/materials; Educational toys/games; Mathematics Booth #1653

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Index of exhibitors MCT Technology, Inc. www.mcttechnology.com Computer software (administrative); Parent involvement; Technology/ information Booth #2244 Monica L Hughes Books www.monicalhughes.com Books/videos; Curriculum resources/ materials; Teaching resources Booth #832 Music Together, LLC www.musictogether.com Curriculum resources/materials; Infants and toddlers; Music curriculum Booth #2240 MyChild Daily Reports www.mychildnow.com Family support/resources; Parent involvement; Technology/information Booth #2116 My Family Builders www.myfamilybuilders.com Diversity in education/multicultural education; Educational toys/games; Inclusion Booth #1251 NASCO www.enasco.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/ primary; Teaching resources Booth #2054 National Science Teachers Association www.nsta.org Curriculum resources; Early literacy; Science/environment Booth #1949 Nat’l Program for Playground Safety www.playgroundsafety.org Health and safety; Supervision; Planning in the Outdoor Environment Booth #1752 National University www.nu.edu Distance education; Undergraduate/ graduate schools Booth #1249

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Natural Playgrounds Company, LLC www.naturalplaygrounds.com Playground equipment/supplies; Design of playscape; Installation of elements Booth #2129 Nature Explore www.natureexplore.org Playground equipment/supplies; Professional development; Outdoor classroom design/support Booth #1540 Nature of Early Play, Inc. www.natureofearlyplay.com Learning settings/equipment/materials; Physical education; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #2040

Pacific Oaks College www.pacificoaks.edu Diversity in educational/multicultural education; Higher education; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #1810 ReadyRosie www.readyrosie.com Parent involvement; Technology; Family support/resources Booth #2328 PDPlay www.pdplay.com Infants and toddlers; Learning settings/ environments materials; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #2031

Navajo Jewelry & Crafts Booth #2305

Pearson www.PsychCorp.com Assessment/portfolios/observation Booth #1203

Nightlock Lockdown www.nightlock.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Health and safety; Security Booth #1439

Pijons www.pijons.com/ft/11416edu Computer software (administrative); Technology/information Booth #2527

NumbersAlive! www.numbersalive.org Diversity in education/multicultural education; Educational toys/games; Mathematics Booth #2428

Pioneer Valley Books www.pioneervalleybooks.com Books/videos; Early literacy resources; Teaching resources Booth #924

One More Story www.onemorestory.com Books/videos; Early literacy resources; Language arts/reading Booth #1746 Options Technologies www.options-tech.com Computer software (administrative); Technology/information Booth #1651 Origo Education www.origoeducation.com Curriculum resources/materials; Mathematics; Professional development Booth #1114

Play With a Purpose www.pwap.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Physical education; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1548 Playing Unlimited www.playingunlimited.com Arts in education/art materials; Educational toys/games; School-age care/after-school care Booth #1247 Preschool Prodigies www.preschoolprodigies.com Books/videos; Music curriculum Booth #732

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Index of exhibitors PrettySing Records www.prettysing.com Music curriculum; Diversity in education/multicultural education; Teaching resources Booth #2206 Primrose Schools www.primroseschools.com Child care options Booth #833 ProSolutions Training www.prosolutionstraining.com Professional development; Distance education; Technology/information Booth #1656 Publisher Spotlight www.publisherspotlight.com Books/videos; Early literacy resources Booth #1021 Pumper Car www.pumpercar.com Physical education; Playground equipment/supplies; Special-needs resources Booth #1255 Rasmussen College www.rasmussen.edu Higher education; Professional development; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #1445

Remini Child’s Book of Life www.remini.me Parent involvement; Technology/ information Booth #944 Remo, Inc. www.remo.com Arts in education/art materials; Music curriculum; Multi-age Booth #806 Resources for Infant Educarers www.rie.org Infants and toddlers Booth #2213 Rhyme University www.rhymeuniversity.com Awards/recognition gifts; Kindergarten/ primary; Pre-K/kindergarten graduation Booth #1928 Rocky Mountain Sunscreen www.rmsunscreen.com Health and safety; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #834 Rollee Pollee www.rolleepollee.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Health and safety; Infants and toddlers Booth #2226

Reasoning Mind www.reasoningmind.org Mathematics; Curriculum resources/ materials; Technology/information Booth #839

Roylco, Inc. www.roylco.com Arts in education/art materials; Science/environment; Teaching resources Booth #1013

Redleaf Press www.redleafpress.org Books/videos; Child care center management; Curriculum resources/ materials Booth #1640

S & S Worldwide www.ssww.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Physical education Booth #2010

Reflection Sciences www.reflectionsciences.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Professional development Booth #2209

SafeSpace Concepts, Inc. www.safespaceconcepts.com Infants and toddlers; Learning settings/ equipment/materials; Playground equipment/supplies Booth #1840

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Sandbox Software www.runsandbox.com Computer software (administrative); Parent involvement; Technology/ information Booth #2027 Sanford Harmony ProgramNational University www.sanfordharmony.org Discipline/challenging behaviors; Kindergarten/primary; Teaching resources Booth #1546 Sassy www.sassybaby.com Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #1947 Scholastic Inc. www.scholastic.com Books/videos; Curriculum resources/ materials; Professional development Booth #1314 Schoolhouse Pictures www.schoolhousepictures.com Booth #1655 and 1048 SIPE www.slospie.org Health and safety; Special-needs resources Booth #1941 Shanghai Challenge Yiniao Culture Media Co., Ltd www.yiniao.org Arts in education/art materials; Books/ videos; Educational toys/games Booth #1043 Shanghai International Early Childhood Education Annual Conference www.ceaie-eec.org Association Booth #2425 SitSpots www.sitspots.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Kindergarten/primary; School-age care/after-school care Booth #2030

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Index of exhibitors SKY Edutainment Group, LLC www.ColorSoundation.com Curriculum resources/materials; Music curriculum; Special-needs resources Booth #2332 Smart Horizons www.smarthorizons.org/childcare Child care options; Distance education; Infants and toddlers Booth #815 Smart-Fab www.smartfab.com Arts in education/art materials; Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies Booth #2440 SNAPO www.snapo.com Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers; Kindergarten/primary Booth #2439 Speed Stacks Inc. www.speedstacks.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/ primary; School-age care/after-school care Booth #918

Starfall Education Foundation www.starfall.com Curriculum resources/materials; Early literacy resources; Technology/ information Booth #1040 Steffy Wood Products, Inc. www.steffywood.com Classroom furniture; Learning equipment Booth #917 Students Enroute, Inc. www.studentsenroute.com Child care center management; School-age care/after-school care Booth #2525 Success for All Foundation www.successforall.org Curriculum resources; Early literacy resources; Professional development Booth #1748 SumBlox Group www.sumblox.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/ primary; Mathematics Booth #2210

Spooner Boards www.spoonerboards.com Educational toys/games; Physical education Booth #2032

Super Duper Publications www.superduperinc.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/ primary; Special-needs resources Booth #724

Square Panda Inc. www.squarepanda.com Educational toys/games; Language arts/ reading; Phonics instruction Booth #2208

Syracuse Cultural Workers www.syracuseculturalworkers.com Diversity education/multicultural education; Inclusion; Social studies curriculum Booth #2023

Staples Advantage www.staplesadvantage.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Learning settings/equipment/ materials Technology/information Booth #720

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Taylor & Francis Group www.routledge.com Books/videos Booth #734 Teachable Clothing www.teachableclothing.com Early literacy resources; Teaching resources Booth #2217

Teachers College Press www.tcpress.com Assessment; Books; Curriculum resources Booth #2334 Teachers for Tomorrow www.substituteteacherplacement.com Administration/staffing; Management/ consultant services Booth #2309 Teaching Strategies, LLC www.teachingstrategies.com Assessment/portfolios/observation; Curriculum resources/materials Booth #1904 Tegu www.tegu.com Curriculum resources/materials; Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/ primary Booth #2434 The Discovery Source www.thediscoverysource.com Infants and toddlers; Parent involvement; Teaching resources Booth #1554 The Learning Station www.learningstationmusic.com Books/videos; Curriculum resources/ materials; Music curriculum Booth #1340 The Mother Company www.themotherco.com Books/video Booth #1353 The OrganWise Guys, Inc. www.organwiseguys.com Curriculum resources/materials; Health and safety; Physical education Booth #829 The Pin Man/PositivePins.com www.positivepins.com Awards/recognition gifts; Classroom equipment/furniture/supplies; Fundraising/incentives Booth #1003

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Index of exhibitors The Program for Infant/ Toddler Care www.pitc.org Books/videos; Curriculum resources/ materials; Infants and toddlers Booth #1843 Thomas Moore Enterprises, Inc. www.drthomasmoore.com Arts in education/art materials; Curriculum resources/materials; Teaching resources Booth #1352 Tiggly www.tiggly.com Early literacy resources; Educational toys/games; Mathematics Booth #718 Time Timer LLC www.timetimer.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Kindergarten/primary; Special-needs resources Booth #2326 Tout About Toys www.toutabouttoys.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #1940 UCLA Extension Education www.education.uclaextension.edu Higher education Booth #942 Ultra, A PlayCore Company www.UltraPlay.com Multi-age; Playground equipment/ supplies Booth #2024 Unified Caring Association www.unifiedcaring.org Curriculum resources/materials; Educational toys/games; Professional development Booth #2325 Union Institute and University www.myunion.edu Distance education; Higher education Booth #2409

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University of Washington - Early Childhood and Family Studies www.earlychildhoodonline.uw.edu Distance Education; Higher education Booth #2222 Valtech LLC www.magnatiles.com Educational toys/games; Mathematics; Special-needs resources Booth #1742 Viggi Kids, Corp. www.viggikids.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Mathematics; Special-needs resources Booth #2051 Waba Fun LLC www.wabafun.com Arts in education/art materials; Educational toys/games Booth #1744 Walden University www.waldenu.edu Higher education; Professional development; Undergraduate/graduate schools Booth #1740 Wayfair Supply education.wayfair.com Classroom furniture Booth #825 WEPLAY (Kiddies Paradise) www.E-Weplay.us Educational toys/games; Physical education Booth #704 WESCO North America www.wescona.com Kindergarten/primary; Infants and toddlers; Classroom equipment/ furniture/supplies Booth #1856

WIDA www.wida.us Bilingual education; Diversity in education/multicultural education; Professional development Booth #2310 Wikki Stix Co. www.wikkistix.com Educational toys/games; Kindergarten/ primary; Special-needs resources Booth #1134 Wilmo https://Wimlo.com School communication; Technology/ information; Software Booth #2118 Write Brain World www.writebrainworld.com Early literacy resources; School-age care/after-school care; Teaching resources Booth #2203 Yunnan JiaFei Drawing Chinese Characters Culture Development Co., Ltd www.jiafeihuazi.org Arts in education/art materials; Language arts/reading; Multicultural education Booth #2308 Zeager Bros, Inc. www.zeager.com Health and safety; Playground equipment/supplies; Playground safety surfacing Booth #1939 Zoo-Phonics Inc www.zoo-phonics.com Curriculum resources/materials; Early literacy resources; Multi-age Booth #2009

Whitney Bros. Co. www.whitneybros.com Classroom equipment/furniture/ supplies; Educational toys/games; Infants and toddlers Booth #1010

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Index of advertisers Pearson................................................... Cover 2

Fingersafe.......................................................115

Discount School Supply ................................... 1

Curriculum Associates (Brigance).................116

Ball State University...........................................6

ProSolutions....................................................116

High Scope Educational

CAEYC............................................................. 117

Research Foundation...................................... 34 Champlain College..........................................53 Sandbox Software...........................................54 Lerner Publishing Group/ Kar-Ben Publishing..........................................55 Pacific Oaks College .......................................55 Collaborative for Children...............................56 Kansas State University Global Campus.........56 Walden University............................................ 57 Scholastic........................................................58 EETC Conference............................................ 60

Lakeshore Learning Materials........................118 The Learning Station..................................... 152 Kaplan Early Learning Company................... 153 Bedtime Math................................................ 154 Teachers College Press................................. 155 Best Practices Inc.......................................... 156 Branagh Information Group...........................157 LAUP................................................................172 University of Denver Morgridge College of Education.................. 173 UNI Overseas Placement

Book Vine for Children....................................78

Service for Educators.................................... 173

Candlewick Press........................................... 80

Early Learning Center,

Cirrus Group LLC............................................ 80 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.............................. 81 Staff Development for Educators.................... 81 Bright Horizons................................................82 Community Playthings....................................82 KinderCare Education.................................... 83 Learning Care Group...................................... 93 Gryphon House, Inc. ...................................... 112 Connect4learning.......................................... 112 Hatch Early Learning......................................113 Highlights for Children ..................................113 Childcraft (School Specialty, Inc.).................114

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University of Tennessee................................ 173 Constructivist Childhood Materials...............174 American Educational Products....................174 2WayRadioPlus.com/Motorola.......................174 Teachable Clothing....................................... 175 Exchange....................................................... 176 Smithsonian Folkways....................................177 Music Together...............................................181 Council for Professional Recognition........... 194 HITN Learning............................................... 200 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.....................Cover 3 Teaching Strategies, LLC.......................Cover 4

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