Early Childhood Conference
"#Our Words Are Important"
For an exhilarating experience full of experts, knowledge and fun join us April 8-9, 2016 for UW-Whitewater's Early Childhood Conference. Our conference is a great opportunity for professional development and is great for networking with other professionals in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Presented by the College of Education and Professional Studies in conjunction with Continuing Education Services.
Dear Early Childhood Educators:
How can it be that it is time to invite you to Whitewater already? It seems like we were just here singing along with Eric Litwin, laughing with Bob Kann and being inspired by so many amazing speakers last year. Each year I wonder if we will be able to meet the caliber of presenters from the previous year and I believe that we have done so this year. We have a number of people who have been with us for many years but I am also excited to introduce you to many new presenters who bring their unique experiences and expertise to their presentations.
The theme this year is Our Words are Important: Nuestras Palabras son Importantes. Having the theme in English and Spanish is intentional. As you look through the list of presentations you will note that we will have fourteen presentations in Spanish. Also, our author this year is who writes in both Spanish and English – her writings tell the authentic stories of people who speak Spanish rather than taking a book published in English and then translating it. We are thrilled she will be with us and we hope you will take advantage of purchasing some of her books at the discounted conference rate.
Our words are important and not only the words but the language in which children speak their words is important. By offering workshops in Spanish we hope to continue to emphasize the necessity for children and families to speak in the languages in which they are most comfortable. We are very excited about offering these workshops.
Thank you for your continued work on behalf of young children and their families. Children matter, families matter, you matter and certainly the words we use matter and are important. Please join us in April as we continue to learn so that we can best meet the needs of the children and families we serve. Robin Fox Conference Coordinator