Apr 5, 2012
Early Childhood Education Conference Registration Discount Ends April 13
Discounted ”early bird” registration ends April 13 for the 2012 Early Childhood Conference, sponsored by the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC).
The conference will take place on Sat., May 11 and Sun., May 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia. This year’s theme is Family Matters: Engaging Families, Partnering for Success.
The conference will focus on the value of parents and early childhood education professionals working together to foster child development. Families and caregivers often face the same challenges and milestones, making it important that they collaborate to boost quality early learning. As the community struggles with government cuts to early childhood education programs, it is more important than ever to maximize existing resources.
Keynoters include Salome Thomas-El, Head of School at Thomas Edison Charter School in WIlmington, DE, speaking May 11 on "The Immortality of Influence: Believing Every Child Can Achieve Their Dreams"'; and TV host Bill Corbet, author of the book series Love, Limits & Lessons: A Parent's Guide to Raising Cooperative Kids, whose May 12 topic is "Don't Give Up... You May Be the Onl Hope a Child Has to Grow."
More 2,000 are expected to attend the conference, which is presented by PNC Grow Up Great. Professional development credits will be available for early childhood educators.