On Saturday, March 14, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Continuing Education Institute will host its Early Childhood Conference, an annual conference where participants will enjoy a day of learning networking, and collaborating with others within the early childhood education field. The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Velzy Commons, located in Ullsvik Hall on the UW-Platteville campus. Registration for the event is now open, with cost of entry including all necessary materials, lunch and refreshments.
“This year’s keynote speakers will share a local story from the city of Lancaster, Wisconsin, just up the road from UW-Platteville,” said Chenoa Ruecking, Education and Training Program Manager. “We’re excited to share the ways in which a community came together to support a child and his family in a phenomenal way.”
The conference’s keynote speakers include Ann Yurcek, Marcia Chambers and Jodie Kulp, who will share the inspiring true story of Yurcek’s son, Mac, and Furry: The Little Penguins That Could – a storybook inspired by Mac. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to attend a variety of workshop sessions held throughout the day. The sessions are assigned on a first come, first served basis upon registering. A new addition this year is the inclusion of three workshops in Spanish to accommodate the need of bilingual early childcare professionals.
Some of the featured workshops include:
- Nature-Based Early Learning
- Routines Rule!
- Nursery Rhyme Math
- School-Age Summer Curriculum Planning
- Picture Books and Creative Minds
- Parent Engagement: How to Bridge the Gap Between Home and Child Care
With an array of resources and learning opportunities available, the Continuing Education Institute’s Early Childcare Conference is guaranteed to have something for every childcare professional — a fact attendees can see for themselves on March 14.
More information can be found at go.uwplatt.edu/ecc.