Be a Presenter

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge and expertise with early childhood educators? Idaho Early Years 2024 is now accepting workshop proposals.

call for workshop proposals

Every two years, the Early Years conference attracts more than 350 attendees seeking actionable information, new strategies, and best practices in the field of early childhood education and intervention. We invite you to consider Early Years 2024 as a forum to share your expertise. Please familiarize yourself with the additional information for the Call for Proposals below before you prepare your proposal.

What you will gain as a Presenter:
  • A reputation as an expert in respective specialty areas.
  • Exposure to more than 350 early learning professionals.
  • Networking with professionals in the early care and education community.
  • Discounted conference registration (no fee the day of your workshop).
  • Potential speaking opportunities at early learning events and regional conferences.
Workshop Speaker speaking to a group of men and women.
EYC Workshop Proposal
Are you interested in submitting a proposal for a workshop you would like to present at EYC?
Conference tracks

Workshop topic to address one of five conference tracks and explore “what’s new and what’s working” to help children ages birth to eight and families:

  • 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, 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.  


Selection criteria

The Early Years 2024 Workshops subcommittee will select proposals that best exemplify the following criteria: 

  • New Material - New pioneering content and ideas.
  • Actionable Information - Content that attendees can put into practice immediately.
  • Best Practices - What works, what’s effective.
  • Interactive Presentations - Engage the audience in active learning.
Important deadlines and information
March 30, 2024Call for Proposal Open
April 1- June 30, 2024Proposals review by proposal subcommittee
June 26, 2024Notification sent to all applicants and ask for handouts and PowerPoint presentation
July 10, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. Handouts and PowerPoint deadline
August 30, 2024All CEU certificates received from Human Resources
September 1 - 30, 2024Early Bird Registration
October 1-25, 2024Regular Registration
November 14-15, 2024Early Years Conference
Session length

The last workshop session on day 2 is one hour (one workshop in each track), all other workshops are one-and-a-half hours or one hour and fifteen minutes in length.


If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Early Years Admin