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Conference Strands


STRAND 1: STEM

Examples: Cooking up science in the classroom; Children’s use of technology; Engineering in the classroom setting; Math literacy, etc.

STRAND 2: NURTURING HEALTHY CHILDREN 

Examples: Mental and Behavioral Health; Social-emotional development; Physical development and fitness; Positive guidance; Managing challenging behaviors; Classroom safety; Food allergies; Stress management for children; Identity development; etc.

STRAND 3: INTENTIONAL TEACHING STRATEGIES 

Examples: Intentional learning environments;Observation, assessment, portfolios; Meeting standards – GELDS; Faith-based curriculum; Literacy activities for infants and toddlers; Project-based learning; Reggio Emilia approach; Including families in classroom activities, etc.

STRAND 4: INCLUDING ALL CHILDREN 

Examples: Inclusive environments; Diversity and anti-bias curriculum; Culturally competent pedagogy; Disabilities and inclusion; Celebrations in the classroom; Early screening and diagnosis; English language learners; etc.

STRAND 5: PLAY & DAP 

Examples: Art and play therapy; Understanding play and brain development; Outdoor fun; Messy activities; Music and movement in the infant and toddler room; etc.

STRAND 6: LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONALISM 

Examples: Staff development, Stress management for staff; Advocating for children and staff; Emerging research trends; Reflective practices with children; Ethic and professional development; etc.

STRAND 7: PROGRAM MANAGEMENT 

Examples: Engaging families; Marketing programs; Community collaboration and partnership; Financial organization and management; Licensing; Accreditation; Quality Rated; Working with support staff; Time management; Working with interns; etc.

STRAND 8: FAMILY CHILD CARE TRACK 

Examples: Environments for multi-aged children; Managing small businesses; Family child care accreditation; etc.

STRAND 9: SCHOOL-AGE TRACK 

Examples: Challenging behaviors with school-age children; Literacy and math in after-school programs; Program management in after-school programs; etc.

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Last updated: 1/5/2023