Conference Registration is coming in April!

keynote-eblastNCaeyc’s 63rd Annual Conference is all about Being Intentional: Connecting People, Practice & Policy. Join us Thursday – Saturday, September 15 – 17, 2016 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration opens in early May!

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Rae Pica. Rae is an education consultant who has specialized in the development and education of the whole child, children’s physical activity, and developmentally appropriate practice since 1980. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 19 books, including the text Experiences in Movement and Music, in its 5th edition; the award-winning Great Games for Young Children and Jump into Literacy and, most recently, What If Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk About Improving Education and Children’s Lives.

Rae is known for her lively and informative keynotes and trainings and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Nickelodeon’s Blues Clues, Gymboree, Nike, and school districts and health departments throughout the country. Rae also blogs for Huffington Post, is a member of the executive committee of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, and is cofounder of BAM Radio Network, the world’s largest online education radio network, where she currently hosts Studentcentricity, interviewing experts in education, child development, play research, the neurosciences, and more.

We can’t wait to connect with you at this year’s conference. Make your plans to attend now!