Early Childhood Conference

Save the date for the 2019 Early Childhood Conference Saturday, March 9, 2019

We had a great time at the 2018 Conference and we hope to see you in 2019!

Details of the 2018 conference follow …

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Join us for the annual Early Chilhood Conference.
Spend the day with friends and area early childhood professionals to learn, collaborate, and be inspired with new ideas for your work with children and their families.

This year's first key note speaker will identify "intangibles" that makes a difference in kids' lives over the long haul.

Be sure to stay until the very end when Dr. Bob Kann shares some of the techniques of humor and strategies for developing a healthy comic mind-set.

Register by February 23rd to save $10 on your registration fee and to be eligible for door prizes.

Location: Ullsvik Hall, UW-Platteville
Begins: 7:30 AM - 3/10/2018
Ends: 4:00 PM - 3/10/2018
Cost: Early Childhood Advocate - $70.00
Cost: Early Childhood Full-Time Student - $45.00

If you'd like to stay in the area, click here for accommodations.

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Key Note Speakers

Kelly Matthews
Presented by Kelly Matthews

A little flour on the nose makes everything turn out better: How paying attention to the mixing of rituals and relationships can deepen bonds

If you are ready to go deeper and want to start identifying those "intangibles" that seem to make the difference in kids' lives over the long haul, join us for this session about how, through rituals (both formal and informal), we can help children make sense of time and of themselves and their place in the world.

If you can remember your grandma's pet name for you, even after all these years, this is the workshop for you!


Bob Kann
Presented by Bob Kann

Using Humor with Children: Everyone’s a Winner!

Humor is a dynamic tool underutilized by early childhood educators. Humor can be used to build community, promote positive behaviors, cement relationships, reduce stress, defuse tensions, establish vibrant learning environments, and feel good.

Dr. Bob Kann shares some of the techniques of humor and strategies for developing a healthy comic mind-set. Any twenty-year-old with thirty years of experience working in child care will benefit from this session.