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July 23, 2016

Join us for the Early Years '16 Conference in Boise, Idaho.

Our biennial conference provides members of Idaho's early childhood learning communities access to current research, evaluative techniques, and best practices that benefit children birth to age eight. This event attracts the highest caliber of presenters whose expertise covers key and emerging issues related to strengthening and supporting families within unique and diverse populations.

The Early Years Conference promotes networking and strengthening of early childhood partnerships, programs and systems building initiatives at community, regional and state levels as well as the benefits of early intervention services to best support Idaho's children and families.


Tuesday, November 15  Wednesday, November 16 
7:45-8:30  Registration/Breakfast  7:45-8:30  Registration/Breakfast 
8:30-9:00  Welcome/Announcements  8:30-8:45  Welcome/Announcements 
9:00-10:15  Keynote: Stacie G. Goffin
Reforming Early Childhood
Education as a Field of Practice
8:45-10:00 Keynote: TBA 
10:15-10:30  Break/Visit Vendors  10:00-10:15  Break/Visit Vendors 
10:30-12:00  Workshop A  10:15-11:45  Workshop D 
12:00-12:15  Break/Visit Vendors  11:45-12:00  Break/Visit Vendors 
12:15-1:30  Lunch/Networking  12:00-1:15  Lunch/Health Panel Discussion 
1:30-1:45  Break/Visit Vendors  1:15-1:30   Break/Visit Vendors 
1:45-3:15  Workshop B  1:30-2:30  Workshop E 
3:15-3:30  Break/Visit Vendors  2:30-2:45   Break, Visit Vendors 
3:30-5:00  Workshop C  2:45-3:15  State of Idaho's Young Children Panel
Evening Dinner on Your Own  3:15-4:15  Capnote: Leslie Patricelli
Board Books: Things to Chew On
 7:00-8:00 PM JUMP Tour (Optional)  4:15-4:30  Conference Wrap-up 

Pre- and Post-Conference Events

Pre- and post-conference events offered by early childhood advocacy affiliates the week of the conference, provide an opportunity to offer more in-depth training than can be achieved in the shorter 60-90 minute conference workshops. If you are planning to offer training designed for the early childhood learning community, we invite you to contact us about listing your event on this page. If you are seeking additional training opportunities, we invite you to check back for updates.

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Early Childhood Policy Video Series-
Friday, July 08, 2016

Author and advocate Stacie Goffin will join Teri Talan for year two of Policy Matters, a video chat series focusing on early childhood policy. Check the McCormick Center website in mid-July for their first chat, a discussion on "What does 'professionalizing' the field mean and why are we talking about it?" 

Tuesday Keynote Speaker-
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Stacie G. Goffin will address conference on why reforming Early Childhood Education needs to come from the inside out. 

Conference Capnote Speaker-
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Leslie Patricelli is an award winning author and illustrator of more than twenty children's books for the youngest of readers. She aims to educate, spark the imaginations, and tickle the funny bones of toddlers around the world. 


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