North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children

Pre-Conference Options

Pre-Conference Day
Saturday, December 1, 9:30 am–4:30 pm*
On-site registration and check-in starting at 8:30 am

Pre-Conference Session: The Many Lenses of Conscious Discipline: Looking at Implementation, OOPs Moments, Successes and More Through the Lens of Child, Educator and Administrator, Presented by Dr. Bailey and Conscious Discipline (CD) Certified and Master Instructors as well as others touched by the power of CD

We will spend the day exploring the many lenses of practical application, transformational change and intentional implementation through the reflective lens of child, adult and administrator. We will also touch on how implementation will be modified for those who have experienced trauma. Whether you are just starting out or have been practicing Conscious Discipline for years, you will find connections and inspiration to transform your practice as a teacher, administrator, mental health specialist or parent.

  • Lunch break on your own.You will receive 5 additional contact hour credits by attending a Pre-Conference Session.

Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based, research-backed methodology and trauma-informed approach. It is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings in 8 of 10 categories in a Harvard analysis of the nation’s top 25 social-emotional learning programs. The Harvard study’s authors say, “Conscious Discipline provides an array of behavior management strategies and classroom structures that teachers can use to turn everyday situations into learning opportunities.”

Full details about reschedule date for Dr. Adam Holland’s session to be announced.

Explore the links under the “Conference” tab in the menu for full details.



NCAEYC is approved by the Division of Child Development and Early Education to offer contact hours for Conference sessions. By attending all sessions on Sunday, December 2 and Monday, December 3, you will earn up to 12 DCDEE Contact Hour Credits. You can receive 5 additional DCDEE Contact Hour Credits by attending a Pre-Conference Session on Saturday, December 1.

Download an updated Conference Schedule (PDF).

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