About Early Years Conference 2024

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.  Attend sessions in any or all the five educational tracks.

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Join us in Boise, Idaho
November 14-15, 2024.
Conference goals and tracks

Early Years Goals

  • To promote networking and strengthen early childhood partnerships, programs and systems-building initiatives at community, regional and state levels.
  • To promote the benefits of early prevention and intervention, and enhance the quality of early childhood education services in Idaho.
  • To strengthen and support families and the unique and diverse populations within Idaho communities.

Early Years Tracks

  • Building Family Strengths: Identifies and supports the unique and specialized needs of children and their families.
  • Health/Safety and Well-Being: Emphasizes the importance of supporting and nurturing young children, including safety issues, and child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention.
  • Early Care and Learning: Focuses on early child development, research, and educational practices that enable infants and young children to reach their maximum potential.
  • Program/Professional Development: Highlights program models and best practices to enhance professional work with young children and families.
  • Early Relational Health: Centers on the social and emotional development of children from birth through age five and their families, including key issues, relationships, risks, and best-practice interventions. 
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Conference Cost
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Conference FAQs
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