NCAEYC’s 64th Annual Conference
REFLECTING QUALITY: Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in Early Childhood Education
September 14 – 16, 2017 • Raleigh Convention Center
There is no exact end point in diversity, inclusion and equity. Not just one helpful book from which to glean a newfound capacity to work with children, families, and colleagues in ways that honor human differences. Each new idea or revelation opens up a whole new set of questions and expansion of ideas—and being mindful of this process of exploring, honoring, understanding, and including. NCAEYC’s 64th Annual Conference theme is a reflection of a very significant renewed commitment to be what NAEYC calls a High Performing Inclusive Organization. “HPIO” is emphasized, supported, and required as a primary commitment of our recently renewed Charter agreement with NAEYC.
By early September, NCAEYC will post the conference program on our website with full details including session times and offerings so that you can plan your conference experience. Sessions are self-select on-site, and attendees are encouraged to have identified a first and second choice for each session. Most session rooms at the Raleigh Convention Center are large enough to hold 120 or more attendees, but seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Our Keynote Speaker this year is truly one of a kind! Enrique Feldman of Global Learning Foundation will be sharing his many talents with NCAEYC Conference attendees through a Pre-Conference Day Session on Thursday, September 14, along with sessions presented in both English and Spanish on Friday and Saturday, September 15–16. Enrique will energize us with an interactive and joy-filled Keynote on Friday, September 15, engaging us in an unforgettable Conference experience showcasing his Brain Games and Sam the Ant book series! Return to work excited with fresh knowledge, resources, ideas, and inspiration you can integrate immediately, helping you to continually develop as an early childhood professional. Enrique is a film composer, pianist and producer. He was a professor of music and education at the University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin. His journey in life is interwoven with his wife and concert pianist Marie Sierra, their 18 year old son Nick, and their 22 year old daughter, Sam.
A Legacy of Professional Development
For the 64th year, NCAEYC is delighted to gather with you at our Annual Conference to connect as leaders, members and conference attendees committed to learning, exploring, growing and evolving as individuals and as a field of practice. Be immersed in this multi-faceted professional development experience that reflects both a history of and a heart for our shared commitment to quality for young children and families. Coming together with a shared commitment to young children and families creates a unique opportunity for personal and professional reflection and growth. We welcome you on this journey as we continually strive to increase our ability to be a High Performing Inclusive Organization. Our desire is to create space for you to be meaningfully connected to, actively engaged with, and uniquely inspired by other professionals committed to this valuable early childhood journey.
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NCAEYC is approved by the Division of Child Development and Early Education to offer contact hours for Conference sessions. By attending the Keynote session and all sessions on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 you will earn 10 DCDEE Contact Hour Credits.
You can receive an additional 5 hours by choosing to attend one of the Pre-Conference Sessions on Thursday, September 14.
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