The Schedule of Events provides a calendar listing of training opportunities, presentations, and conferences for early childhood professionals.

October 2-4, 2019
Wednesday - Friday

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference

Stephanie Curenton, PhD, Boston University, will co-present : B05 – Fostering High-Quality Conversations with Infants And Toddlers: Lessons From A Coaching Model For Teachers from 3pm-4pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

The ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference is your destination for professional and personal growth. Dive in to the vast and ever-expanding world of early childhood development. Research-informed and competency-based sessions will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

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Nov. 19-23, 2019
Tuesday - Saturday

Music City Center
Nashville, TN

NAEYC Annual Conference

The NAEYC Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world. Each year, tens of thousands of teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits to explore the latest trends and research in the early childhood field.

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Many authors of books found here on Redleaf will present on various topics at NAEYC. See the complete list below. Click here for more details.

Presentation Title Presenter(s) Topic/Track Duration
Seeds to seedlings: Exploring everyday STEM activities in infant and toddler care Jean Barbre Science; Infants and Toddlers 1.5-hour session
Como el Juego Promueve la Equidad Miriam Beloglovsky Spanish Language; All Children 1.5-hour session
Equity by design: Promoting equity-on-purpose through the power of play, learning, and design thinking Miriam Beloglovsky and Michelle Grant-Grove Diversity & Equity; Adults 1.5-hour session
“It’s not a mistake if I learn something from it”: The art and science of transforming shamed reactions into hopeful action Holly Elissa Bruno Professionalism, Leadership, & Ethics; Adults 3-hour Wednesday session
Where are we now? Our 30-year journey in anti-bias education and culturally relevant teaching in early childhood classrooms Stephanie Curenton Featured Session; All Children 1.5-hour session
Schema theory made visible: Supporting reflective teaching practices by meeting up with children’s lively minds Deb Curtis, Nadia Jaboneta, and Jamie Solomon Curriculum—Theories & Approaches; Preschoolers 3-hour Wednesday session
From STEM to STEAM to STREAM: Dancing across the early childhood curriculum Connie Dow Arts (Performing & Visual Arts); Preschoolers 1.5-hour session
Architecture and the hundred languages of children: Block play through the lens of Reggio-inspired practices Ann Gadzikowski Curriculum—Theories & Approaches; Preschoolers 1.5-hour session
The overlooked STEAM skill: Creating optimal learning environments and experiences to develop critically important spatial skills Rosanne Hansel Learning Environment; All Children 3-hour Wednesday session
Caminos in leadership: The roads leading to current and future Latinx ECE leaders Luis Hernandez Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics; Adults 3-hour Wednesday session
Everyone needs attention: Learning what makes us tick emotionally when young children need our attention Tamar Jacobson Social/Emotional Development; Adults 3-hour Wednesday session
Engaging all families: Leading early childhood educators to gain the skills and knowledge needed to build relationships with diverse familes Derry Koralek (family engagement) Family Engagement & Support; All Children 1.5-hour session
Activating powerhouse positive guidance, primetime teaching, and purposeful play to build the strengths of curious, fabulous, rambunctious toddlers Marie Masterson Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors; Toddlers 1.5-hour session
Story retelling with young children to support language and literacy learning M. Susan McWilliams Language & Literacy; Preschoolers 1.5-hour session
Meeting them where they are: How to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone to make sure you are meeting the needs of the kids in the room, not just the ones you like Lisa Murphy Learning Environment; Preschoolers 1.5-hour session
Acting out! Avoid behavior challenges with child-friendly approaches and activities that promote calm, cooperation, and self-regulation Rae Pica Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors; Preschoolers 1.5-hour session
Design-thinking solutions lab: Applying an innovative problem-solving methodology to 21st-century education issues Rachel Robertson Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance; Adults 3-hour Wednesday session
Nature-based early childhood education: Essential principles and professional practices Sheila Williams Ridge Environmental Education; Preschoolers 3-hour Wednesday session