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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Booth Signings
Thursday & Friday

Come by the Redleaf Press booth #1433 to checkout our newest resources, and have an opportunity to visit with our authors.



NAEYC Redleaf Press Presentations

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 Date/Time
Seeds to seedlings: Exploring everyday STEM activities in infant and toddler care Jean Barbre Science; Infants and Toddlers 11/21, 10am - 11:30am
Como el Juego Promueve la Equidad Miriam Beloglovsky Spanish Language; All Children 11/23, 9:30am - 10:45am
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 11/21, 10am - 11:30am
“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 11/20, 12pm - 3pm
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 11/22, 1pm - 2:30pm
From STEM to STEAM to STREAM: Dancing across the early childhood curriculum Connie Dow Arts (Performing & Visual Arts); Preschoolers 11/21, 8am - 9:30am
Architecture and the hundred languages of children: Block play through the lens of Reggio-inspired practices Ann Gadzikowski Curriculum—Theories & Approaches; Preschoolers 11/23, 8am - 9:15am
The overlooked STEAM skill: Creating optimal learning environments and experiences to develop critically important spatial skills Rosanne Hansel Learning Environment; All Children 11/20, 8:15am - 11:15am
Caminos in leadership: The roads leading to current and future Latinx ECE leaders Luis Hernandez Professionalism, Leadership & Ethics; Adults 11/20, 12pm - 3pm
Everyone needs attention: Learning what makes us tick emotionally when young children need our attention Tamar Jacobson Social/Emotional Development; Adults 11/20, 12pm - 3pm
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 11/21, 8am - 9:30am
Story retelling with young children to support language and literacy learning M. Susan McWilliams Language & Literacy; Preschoolers 11/22, 3pm - 4:30pm
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 11/22, 1pm - 2:30pm
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 11/22, 10am - 11:30am
Design-thinking solutions lab: Applying an innovative problem-solving methodology to 21st-century education issues Rachel Robertson Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance; Adults 11/20, 12pm - 3pm
Nature-based early childhood education: Essential principles and professional practices Sheila Williams Ridge Environmental Education; Preschoolers 11/20, 12pm - 3pm
Innocence in early learning: Using innocence to undermine implicit bias and stereotype threat in early child care centers in the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood initiative Cisa Keller, Matthew Brandt, Muneer Karcher-Ramos and Julian Condie Diversity & Equity 11/22, 3pm - 4:30pm