Early Childhood Conference

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Join us for the annual Early Childhood Conference on Saturday, March 9, 2019! Spend the day with friends and area childhood professionals to learn, collaborate, and be inspired with new ideas for your work with children and their families.

The conference is worth 0.6 CEUs or six hours of continuing education training. If you are looking to receive college credit following the conference you can attend the meeting directly following the conference with Dr. Wonim Son.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Michele TurnerDr. Michele Turner
Love is an Action Verb
Dr. Michele Turner shares her family’s inspirational story of three generations in the Early Childhood Care and Education field. Dr. Turner will share why love, care, and kindness are more important than any other aspect of early childhood education.


Linda DeMoeLinda DeMoe
I May Not Be Perfect, but Parts of Me Are Excellent!
The one thing we all strive for daily is...happiness. What we don’t realize is that maybe we need to stop the pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Harmony and contentment could be closer than you realize.

Learn how to laugh, cry, and find some peace within your daily life. Listen to ways to build self-esteem in yourself as well as those around you. Bring an open mind and an open heart and prepare to be transformed! With the attitude that “everyone matters” and “life is never easy, but it is rarely impossible.” Come and learn a few new ways to love your life.


Register for the conference by February 22, 2019 to save $10 on your registration fee and to be eligible for door prizes. The cost is $69 for an early childhood advocate ($79 after Feb. 22) and $59 for early childhood full-time students ($69 after Feb. 22). Cost includes all your materials, lunch and refreshments. Payment can be made by check or credit card.

Choose which sessions, A, B, or C, you would like to attend. Sessions are available on a first come, first served basis.

Cancellations received by February 21 will receive a refund minus a $10 fee. Cancellations must be made during business hours (7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.). No refunds will be available after February 22 but substitutions will be allowed.


7:30 a.m. Resource exhibits open
7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration and refreshments
8:15-9:30 a.m. Welcome, announcements, and keynote
9:45-11 a.m. Session A workshops
11 a.m. - noon Lunch and exhibits
Noon-1:15 p.m. Session B workshops
1:30-2:45 p.m. Session C workshops
3-4 p.m. Closing keynote
4 p.m. Door prizes, exhibits, and evaluations

For details on each session, visit the session guide (Note: Session A6 has been canceled).


The conference is held in the Nohr Gallery in Ullsvik Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s campus. For help finding the location you can view a campus map and driving directions.

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact us at continuing@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.1314.

Credit Option

Educators may earn one UW-Platteville credit for participating in the conference and completing additional coursework. Please request credit materials when registering for the conference. Fees for credit apply in addition to your registration fee. One graduate credit is $439.47 and one undergraduate credit is $277.43.

Presenters and Vendors

Looking to share your knowledge at the Early Childhood Conference? Complete the proposal form.

Showcase and sell your products or services to childhood teachers, administrators, childcare providers, and child advocates. You can find details on the vendor booths and registration on the vendor form.

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Contact Us

Continuing Education Institute
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

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