1 Rhode Island Early Childhood Conference La Conferencia de la Primera Infancia de RI Bryant University Smithfield, RI Sponsored by: Rhode Island AEYC Center for Early Learning Professionals
2 It s Time to Join Rhode Island AEYC! As a regular or student member, you may take advantage of our array of resources to help improve your work with children. These resources include, but are not limited to the following: Six (6) electronic issues of the award-winning journal Young Children The print publication of your choice: six (6) issues of Young Children or five (5) issues of Teaching Young Children (English or Spanish)- for the preschool professional 20% discount on prices in our catalog of hundreds of books, videos and brochures Reduced rates at local and state conferences Reduced registration fees at RIAEYC and NAEYC-sponsored conferences and seminars To join NAEYC and receive a membership ID#, visit select RI AEYC as your local affiliate. NOTE: NAEYC membership must be in the name of an individual. A program director s membership does not extend to other staff members. NAEYC Accreditation does not include membership in the Association. Learn more about the Center for Early Learning Professionals! The Center for Early Learning Professionals gives early childhood programs and providers the tools, support, and resources they need to provide high-quality care and education to Rhode Island s youngest children. Visit to register for aligned Professional Development opportunities, learn more about Technical Assistance support and access information on Quality Improvement Grants. It s Time to Join RI Child Care Directors Association (RICCDA)! Opportunity to network with peer professionals. Ability to provide a voice in early education. To keep updated on information that affects early education. Training opportunities. Access to member restricted area on the website. To join, please send an to for more information!
3 Leadership Day: Authentic Family Engagement Friday, December 5, am to 6pm Attention Early Childhood and School Age Administrators and Leaders! Leadership Day will convey important information for tackling major issues you face in your management role. By attending the Leadership Day you will: - Gain insight into change occurring at the state level - Work together to develop strategies for improving family communication, involvement, and engagement in your program - Build knowledge and competencies in areas relating specifically to the role of administrator and leaders - Network with other early childhood professionals Bring an aspiring leader from your program who you would like to see grow into a leadership role. 11:00am 11:30am Registration Opens LUNCH Greetings: RI AEYC President & RI Child Care Directors Association Keynote Speaker: John Hornstein, Ed.D., Parent Engagement in the 21st Century 1:30 pm Professional Development Sessions 5:00pm Networking Reception with Entertainment! Our Keynote: John Hornstein, Ed.D John has worked in the field of human development for more than 35 years. After 15 years working with children and families and affecting public policy in Maine, he received his doctorate at Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology in His research focuses on the emotional development in young children with additional interest in cross-cultural issues, parenting, and creativity. He participated in the development of the AIMS Indicators of Emotional Health, and was on the faculty of the Department of Education at the University of New Hampshire for 13 years, teaching in early childhood education, special education, and undergraduate honors programs. Rhode Island AEYC Networking Cocktail Reception The Board of Rhode Island AEYC invites you to attend a networking reception held immediately after the Leadership Day. The reception will provide you with the perfect opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones as you network among your peers, and maybe win one of several great door prizes! Entertainment will be provided by one of RI s hottest comedians! Hot hors d oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Register online:
4 Why Should You Attend? This year s conference features sessions geared toward all specializations and practice areas in the early care and education field. Join us as early childhood professionals from a variety of settings discuss topics affecting young children today and give you practical ideas that you ll be able to implement right away. Here are just a few more of the things we are excited about this year! The Exhibitor Expo Stroll our Exhibitor Expo, filled with the latest education and professional tools and resources and view exhibits of teaching materials, services and other items of interest to people involved with children from birth to school age. Speak to each exhibitor and you might be eligible to win one of our special door prizes! Special Award Ceremony Nominations for all of this year s special awards come from friends of education in Rhode Island. The individuals who receive these awards each year have made a significant contribution to early childhood education in Rhode Island in his or her career. Vaccination Clinic for Child Care Workers Representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Health/The Wellness Company will be on hand at the conference to provide vaccinations against TDAP and Influenza. These are some of the vaccinations that are required in the new DCYF and Department of Health Regulations for Child Care Workers. You must bring your insurance card. Persons that do not have insurance will receive vaccine at no out of pocket cost. Note: MMR and Varicella are also required and are two-dose series vaccinations. Those who have not received either of these vaccines should contact their primary care doctor or pharmacy if they are insured. Adults who are not insured can contact the Adult Immunization Clinic at St. Joseph's Hospital in Providence. Por Que Debería Asistir? La conferencia de este año incluye sesiones orientadas hacia todas las especialidades y áreas de práctica en el campo de cuidado y educación, así que hay algo para todos. Únase a nosotros mientras los profesionales de la primera infancia desde una variedad de escenarios y mucho más hablan sobre los temas más candentes que afectan a los niños de hoy y le darán ideas prácticas que usted va a poder implementar de inmediato.! A continuación está un poco más de las cosas por lo cual estamos entusiasmados por este año! El Expo de Exhibición Pasee por nuestro Expo de Exhibición, lleno de las últimas herramientas y recursos de educación y profesionales y vea exhibiciones de materiales didácticos, servicios y otros artículos de interés para las personas que trabajan con niños desde el nacimiento hasta la edad escolar.!hable con cada exhibidor, y usted podría ser elegible para ganar uno de nuestros premios especiales! Ceremonia de Premiación Especial Las nominaciones para todos los premios especiales de este año provienen de amigos de la educación en Rhode Island. Las personas que reciben estos premios cada año han hecho una contribución significativa a la educación infantil en Rhode Island en su carrera. La Clínica de Vacunación para Trabajadores de Cuidado Infantil Representantes del Departamento de Salud de Rhode Island / The Wellness Company estarán presentes en la conferencia para proporcionar vacunas contra TDAP e Influenza. Estas son algunas de las vacunas que se requieren en las nuevas regulaciones de DCYF y el Departamento de Salud para Trabajadores de Cuidado Infantil. Usted debe traer su tarjeta de seguro. Las personas que no tienen seguro recibirán la vacuna libre de costos. Nota: MMR y varicela también se requieren y son vacunas que van en serie de dos dosis. Los que no han recibido ninguna de estas vacunas deben contactar a su médico de atención primaria o a la farmacia si tienen seguro. Los adultos que no tienen seguro médico pueden ponerse en contacto con la Clínica de Vacunación de Adultos del Hospital St. Joseph en Providence.
5 Conference Schedule 8am 8:30am 9am 10:45am 12:15pm 1:30pm Registration/Inscripción and Exhibitor Expo Opens/Registración y Apertura del Área de Exhibición Welcoming Remarks and Award Presentations/Bienvenida y Presentación de reconocimientos Keynote Address/Discurso Inaugural (Orador): Lisa Murphy PD Tracks Begin/Inicio de la sesión de Desarrollo Profesional (PD) Lunch and Visiting Exhibitors/ Almuerzo & Exhibiciones PD Tracks Continue/Continua la Sesión de Desarrollo Professional (PD) Keynote Address: Lisa Murphy, M.Ed., Early Childhood Specialist Founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc. Lisa Murphy has been involved with early childhood education for over 20 years, teaching and working with children in various environments including Head Start, kindergarten, private preschools, family childcare, park and rec centers, group homes and many child care centers. Lisa is the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc. A highly sought after keynote speaker for educational conferences, Lisa uses humor and real life anecdotes to reach and engage her audiences. Lisa s standing room only seminars have become nationally known for their information, humor, inspiration and energetic delivery. Frequently asked if she has ever been a stand up comic, Lisa practices what she preaches and continues to blend the laughter with the learning! Lisa has become known for her ability to link hands-on activities to educational standards, her outspoken advocacy, and her commitment to creating child-centered, play-based early childhood environments. Her understanding of the importance of play is obvious in both her professional and personal life. Lisa lives in Upstate NY with her husband Tom and their dog Otis. You can learn more about Lisa at and can follow her adventures on Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, and her podcast, Child Care Bar and Grill. El discurso de apertura y talleres por Lisa Murphy serán traducidos simultáneamente al español. Por favor, indicar en el formulario de registro en línea que usted necesita traducción para que podamos preparar el auricular. Gracias!
6 Conference Tracks You will be required to select ONE track to follow for the day at online registration. Please read the descriptions below and select the track that best fits your own Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP). Sessions have been aligned with the Workforce Knowledge and Competencies and they address areas of interest and growth for RI s Early Childhood Education community Note: Some sessions will be restricted in size, so register early! TRACK ONE: Lisa Murphy: The Ooey-Gooey Lady Join Lisa for a continuation of her keynote address and get ready to have fun! Lisa will be presenting several of her most popular training sessions, including Ooey Gooey Squishy Plop, 10 Little Hot Dogs and The Importance of Early Education: How Playing IS Kindergarten readiness. Prepare for an exciting, hands-on session with lots of interaction and movement! TRACK TWO: I am Moving, I am Learning I am Moving I am Learning is a fun and interactive training, which was developed to increase the amount of intentionally planned activities, around physical health and nutrition. This track will give participants many tools to use to support children through difficult transitions, plan intentional activities, and to ensure children are getting the recommended amount of physical activity required for their growth. We will be singing songs and learning new movements that can be implemented in your program every day. Come join us in comfortable clothing and shoes and be ready to have fun! TRACK THREE: Executive Function This track will provide participants with an introduction to executive function, its components, why it is important to early learning and development, and a summary of related research. Participants will begin to think about their role in supporting the development of executive function in young children. Promoting executive function is the basis of a program called Mind in the Making, developed by the Families and Work Institute. This track will introduce participants to the seven skills that are essential for children in the short and long term. These are skills that every adult can teach and every child can learn. We will explore ways that early childhood educators can promote these skills. TRACK FOUR: School Age Professional Development School age professionals are welcome to join us to learn more about several topics in this dynamic track that will address using physical activities to stimulate the mind in Active Bodies, Active Minds, as well as learning more about quality improvement of your own program with professional development focused on the School Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) and the RIPQA. These sessions will focus on using the self-assessment process as a first step in a continuous improvement planning process and key indicators of high quality program delivery. TRACK FIVE: Childhood Behavior with Jeanine Fitzgerald Nationally known speaker, Jeanine draws on more than 35 years of professional experience to empower teachers and parents to achieve more with children at risk. With experience as a certified teacher, mental health professional and mother of three grown children, she understands the promise of every child, as well as the diversity of their needs. Join Jeanine and learn more about self-regulation, behavior fundamentals and the developing child s brain. Learn more about Jeanine and her expertise here:
7 Register and pay your registration fee for the RI Early Childhood Conference and Leadership Day ONLINE!! Earn 6 hours of approved PD!! Regístrese y page su registración por internet para la Conferencia de la Primera Infancia de RI y el Día de Lideres. Gane 6 horas de Desarrollo Profesional (PD) aprobado!! Regular registration fee: $65.00 RI AEYC Member/College Student fee: $55.00 Deadline to register is November 30, 2014 You MUST register in advance. There is no onsite registration. (If you can not register online, please call us at ). Fecha final para registrarse es 30 de Novembre, 2014 Usted tiene que registrarse por adelantado. No habrá registración en el lugar del evento. (Si no puede registrarse por internet, por favor llamar al ). PURCHASE ORDER POLICY: Only authorized purchase orders will still be accepted. Registrations paid by Purchase Order must call Lisa at RIAEYC at (401) A $25.00 late fee will be charged for all PO payments received after December 31, REFUND POLICY: Rhode Island Early Childhood Conference registration fees are non-refundable. ACCOMODATIONS/ACOMODACCIONES: Bryant University is a physically accessible facility. If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this conference, please contact us at Requests must be arranged within two weeks of the conference. La Universidad de Bryant es un lugar físicamente accesible. Si usted tiene algunas necesidades especiales o necesita de algunos servicios especiales para participar de esta conferencia, por favor comunicarse con nosotros al Pedido tiene que ser arreglado dos semanas antes de la semana de la conferencia. CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE/CERTIFICADOS DE PARTICIPACIÓN: All participants will receive certificates of attendance. Certificates will be included in registration packages on the day of the conference. Todos los participantes recibirán certificado de participación. Los certificados estarán incluidos en el paquete de registración el día de la conferencia. DID YOU READ ALL THIS AND STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? USTED LEYÓ TODA ESTA Y TODAVIA TIENE PREGUNTAS? Website: RIAEYC is committed to providing a forum where individuals can gather and discuss issues vital to those who work on behalf of children and families. Although RIAEYC encourages this exchange of diverse opinions, the ideas presented do not necessarily reflect RIAEYC s official position on the issues. RIAEYC assumes no responsibility for any statement of fact or opinion presented at the conference, nor does acceptance of exhibits imply endorsement of any products or services by the Association. Stay Connected with Us! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for conference updates and more professional development information!
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