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EASTERN WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN (EWAEYC) PRESENTS:
THE 30TH ANNUAL GIFT OF CHILDHOOD CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 AT SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
TRAINING, LUNCH, & DESSERT RECEPTION-6 STARS/MERIT HOURS, CLOCK HOURS, OR COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE
GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE Community Colleges of Spokane, SFCC ECED, & CCS HEAD START/ECEAP/EARLY HEAD START
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Nancy Stewart, National Award-Winning Musician 8:00 A.M. Bldg. 17, LOUNGES CELEBRATING THE WOMEN (& MEN) WHO CARE FOR CHILDREN: You will leave feeling motivated, rejuvenated, and appreciated!   SEE A1 and B1 also.
FEATURED PRESENTER: Ray Soriano, Child Advocate, Parent Educator, and Musician: SEE Sessions A2, B2 & C1
 
WWW.EWAEYC.ORG, FACEBOOK, or GOCHILDHOOD@GMAIL.COM, Laurie Walsh (509) 768-1457
 
 
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30-8:30 A.M.                        NEW Registrations, Building #17, Student Union Building (SUB) Foyer
                                                Pre-registered participants, Pick up your conference packets in the SUB
 7:45-8:30                                College Credit Meeting—SUB Cafeteria
                                                Clock Hours Forms—SUB Cafeteria
                                                Idaho Stars Information—SUB Cafeteria
7:45                                         Scholarship/Workshop Assistant Orientation—SUB Cafeteria
8:00-4:00                                 Vendors and Exhibits Open—SUB Foyer
8:00-9:30                                 KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Announcements, Professional of the Year Announcement—SUB LOUNGES A, B, C
9:45-11:15                               Session A Workshops
11:20-12:20                             LUNCH in SUB cafeteria, LOUNGES A, B, C *
12:30-2:00                               Session B Workshops
2:15-3:45                                 Session C Workshops
3:50-4:30                                 Dessert Reception, Door Prizes—Building #17, SUB LOUNGES A, B, C
 
Call Laurie at (509) 768-1457 to discuss allergies. 
 
WWW.EWAEYC.ORG, FACEBOOK, or GOCHILDHOOD@GMAIL.COM
Washington STARS Core Competencies Tracks:
Early Care & Education Professionals:               School-Age Professionals:                                         PARTICIPANTS CAN RECEIVE 6 WASHINGTON
Child Growth & Development                                          Child and Adolescent Growth Development                                            STARS/MERIT HRS. BY ATTENDING THE
Curriculum & Learning Environment                               Learning Environment & Curriculum                                             KEYNOTE AND 3 WORKSHOP SESSIONS!!
Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress                      Child and Adolescent Observation Assessment                           
Families & Community Partnerships                              Families, Communities & Schools
Health, Safety & Nutrition                                                Safety & Wellness                                                                                LEVELS: 1 = AWARENESS (BEGINNING)
Interactions                                                                          Interactions with Children & Youth                                                2= PROFESSIONAL (INTERMEDIATE)
Program Planning & Development                                Program Planning & Development                                                                    3 = LEADERSHIP (ADVANCED)
Professional Planning & Leadership                              Professional Development & Leadership                                                        ALL = ALL AUDIENCES                
                                                                                               Cultural Competency & Responsiveness
                                                                                               Youth Empowerment
 
CLOCK HOURS:  SIX (6) CLOCK HOURS are available and will be provided by NEWESD 101. The cost is $2:00 per clock hour with a minimum of $10:00.  The Clock Hours Table is located in the registration area, Bldg. 17, cafeteria.  Please sign in at the table at 7:30 a.m. to receive clock hours.  Following the conference, information, forms, and evaluations will be emailed to you.
COLLEGE CREDIT (EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
ONE (1) college credit is available through EWU, Office of Professional Development.  Those interested must attend the mandatory college credit meeting at 7:30 a.m. in Bldg. 17, cafeteria. College credit requires attendance at the entire conference and completion of a summary paper.  FEE TOTAL-$60.00.  Come prepared with 2 checks-$10.00 to EWAEYC for handling and $50.00 to EWU.  Both due the day of the conference. Only those attending the mandatory meeting & the full conference (Keynote and 3 sessions) are eligible for college credit.
Contact Chris Booth- cbooth@ewu.edu for information and registration.
 
QUESTIONS???-Contact Laurie Walsh, Conference Coordinator at (509) 768-1457 or gochildhood@gmail.com           
WWW.EWAEYC.ORG
 



 
Persons with disability requiring aides, services or other accommodations should contact the college at least 10 days prior to the event.  For TDD services, call 533-7482 two weeks prior to the event.  The Community Colleges of Spokane provides equal opportunity for education and employment.  No person shall, on grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or the presence of any handicap, unlawfully be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any activity performed pursuant to the conference.  While EWAEYC entertains and accepts differences of opinion, we do not necessarily endorse the products or views presented.




TO RECEIVE STARS/MERIT TRAINING HOURS: SIGN IN AT YOUR SESSION WORKSHOPS. ALSO LIST THE SESSION # AND TITLE OF WORKSHOP (FOR EXAMPLE B4-FUN WITH BUBBLES) ON THE OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET.  The certificate is for your personal records or if your work wants a copy. EWAEYC will input your training hours in the STARS/MERIT system after the conference, which can take up to 8 weeks.
 DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN AT EACH SESSION.
   
KEYNOTE, ANNOUNCEMENTS, & PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 8:00-9:30, SUB LOUNGES
 
Keynote:  CELEBRATING THE WOMEN (& MEN) WHO CARE FOR CHILDREN: You will leave feeling motivated, rejuvenated, and appreciated!   Nancy Stewart  
All audiences, Interactions   SUB Lounges Building 17
 
SESSION A WORKSHOPS—9:45-11:15 A.M.
A1:  Nancy Stewart—SING INTO READING!  Singing is one of the easiest & most effective ways to help child get ready to read-starting at birth! This workshop focuses on early literacy: Learn 15 simple songs to sing throughout the day, and how and why they build the 6 skills children need to be ready to read. Fun, interactive, and loaded with songs and ideas you can use right away!  www.Nancymusic.com www.SingWithOurKids.com   Songs in this workshop will be different than those in B1   All, Curriculum & Learning Environment   SUB Lounges
A2:  Ray Soriano—5 WAYS TO CONNECT MORE DEEPLY WITH CHILDREN — In a world that seems to be more complex and stressful, what do children need from us?  As educators and parents, the quality of our relationships with children is the foundation for guiding their learning, nurturing their growth, and building resilience.  We will look at five simple but powerful ways to deepen our connections with children so that they can thrive and excel. All audiences, Interactions, PROGRAM Planning and Development   SUB Cafeteria Stage
A3: DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS-- Information and insights for planning and participating in difficult conversations that happen in our daily work with parents, in our work with multiple staff in childcare settings and classrooms, and with community partners.  Learn about different types of conversations and how to use active listening and problem solving skills to keep communication open and productive.  Stephanie Lynch, Center Manager, CCS Head Start/Early Head Start. Intermediate and advanced audiences. Professional Planning & Development, Interactions
A4: MEN AND CHILDREN- HOW FATHERS GIVE CHILDREN A HEAD START-- We will look at weaving attachment and bonding research and what is a secure father/child relationship.  I will address myths and facts of fatherhood and provide tools for creating a father-friendly environment at your center or school. Julie Bostwick-Cosby, Lead Teacher, Early Head Start, Community Colleges of Spokane   All, Interactions, Program Planning and Development
A5: THINKING ABOUT ECED AT SFCC? — Everything you have ever wanted to know about taking ECED classes at SFCC.  Meet the ECED faculty and staff and find out more about admissions, the financial aid process, scholarships, on-line options, and degree options.  LeighAnna Drake and Tennille Oblenness, ECED, Spokane Falls Community College. Awareness (Beginning) audiences and ALL audiences. Professional Planning & Leadership
A6:  WHEN YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT—WHAT’S NEXT?—Learn about the Infant/toddler Early Intervention Program in Spokane County.  How do you refer a child, the eligibility process, the role of the Family Resources Coordinator?  How are services funded? How is an Individual Family Plan (IFSP) created? Explore ways to bring your concerns up with the family along with some quick screening tools you can share with the.  Workshop participants will learn the basics of Early Intervention of IDEA, Part C, in Washington State.  Tammy McCauley, Family Resources Coordinator, Spokane County.  ALL audiences, Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress Assessment, Families & Community Partnerships.
LUNCH-- CAFETERIA AND LOUNGES-11:20-12:20
Check out our vendors and informational tables located in the SUB.
WWW.EWAEYC.ORG, FACEBOOK, or GOCHILDHOOD@GMAIL.COM
SESSION B WORKSHOPS-12:30-2:00
B1: Nancy Stewart—THE MAGIC OF MUSIC— Through songs and stories, Nancy explores the many ways music uniquely builds and strengthens all areas of early childhood development. From brain growth and development to comforting and connecting, learn why nothing beats a simple song!  In addition to at least 15 simple songs, participant will learn how to access and use the many other free songs and resources on Nancy’s websites:  www.Nancymusic.com or www SingWithOurKids.com.   Note:  Songs in this workshop will be different than those in A1   All audiences, Child Growth & Development    SUB Lounges
B2: FEATURED SPEAKER Ray Soriano –CELEBRATING BOYS -- Let’s talk about boys:  their social-emotional lives, their energy, their wonder, and their challenges.  We will explore ways to improve our relationships with boys, celebrate their gifts, and help them grow.   All audiences, Curriculum and Learning Environment, Child Growth and Development, Interactions SUB Cafeteria Stage
B3:  BAE IN ECE, P-3 CERTIFICATION? WHY? HOW? -- Early Childhood Education is growing right into a Bachelor’s degree. Come learn the pros and cons of Eastern Washington University’s BAE in ECE P-3.  Learn about the benefits of higher education and what it will do for you, while working with our youngest children and their families.  Hear about our great new options for weekend classes in Spokane!  Chris Booth, Faculty, Eastern Washington University.  ALL-Professionalism
B4:  THE MAGIC OF ORAL AND SIGNING EDUCATION—Learn of the journey to support children with profound hearing loss and the importance of full exposure to dual language.  All children also benefit from sign language; non-verbal, autistic, Down’s Syndrome, and hearing children.  Kristi Anderson, Co-founder and Director of THE MOOSE Project.  ALL audiences-Child Growth and Development
B5:  COLLABORATING WITH CHILD WELFARE—Learn more about collaborating with child welfare during CPS referrals, and working with families with open CPS cases.  Hear about agency changes and get your burning questions answered. Julie Ellis, Regional Program Manager and Lori Blake, Quality Practice Specialist, DSHS   Intermediate-Families & Community Partnerships, Health, Safety & Nutrition
B6: ELLO! Early Language and Literacy Opportunities—ELLO seeks to address the 30 million-word gap through a community awareness campaign and “turn-key” activities and resources that can be embedded within everyday routines.  A visual and narrative model of ELLO’s project framework and anticipated outcomes.  Dr. Allison Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, ECE, EWU.  Intermediate-Curriculum and Learning Environment, Interactions, Families and Comm. Partnerships
B7:  DYNAMIC CIRCLE TIMES USING FLANNEL BOARDS AND MORE-- Learn how to engage and excite young learners in fun, interactive group times that incorporate language, fine motor, gross motor, and positive social interactions.  Participants will create their own make-and–take activity.  Stephanie Zappone, Lead Teacher CCS Head Start, Jennifer Kelley, Associate Teacher CCS Head Start.   ALL audiences-Curriculum and Learning Environment
B8:  SCHOOL’S OUT: LESSONS FROM A FOREST KINDERGARTEN--This eye-opening video follows kindergarten children in Switzerland, whose school is the forest and who go out into the woods every day during a school year.  The video will be followed by a discussion facilitated by EWAEYC.  How does our traditional schooling in the United States compare?  “A powerful and beautifully crafted documentary that illuminates who children are, what’s important to them, and what should be important to us as educators.” Salvatore Vascellaro, Graduate Faculty, Bank Street College of Education, EWAEYC, ALL-Program Planning & Dev.
 
SESSION C WORKSHOPS-2:15-3:45
C1: FEATURED SPEAKER Ray Soriano-The Art of Making Noise:  Music and Rhythm Play with Children—Engaging in music and rhythm play is one of the most joyful and powerful things we can do with children. Fun, interactive and multicultural-learn new songs, rhythm activities and musical play ideas that Ray has been joyfully sharing for years.  All, Child Growth and Development SUB Cafeteria Stage
C2:  Best Picture Books of 2016—Join us as we look at the best new books of 2016 for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.  Learn tips on how to choose books and develop a book collection for your classroom.  Mary Ellen Braks, Library Services Manager for Early Learning, Spokane County Library District, All audiences-Child Growth and Development, Curriculum and Learning Environment 
C3: THE MAGIC OF ORAL AND SIGNING EDUCATION--Learn of the journey to support children with profound hearing loss and the importance of full exposure to dual language.  All children also benefit from sign language; non-verbal, autistic, Down Syndrome, and hearing children.  Kristi Anderson, Co-founder and Director of THE MOOSE Project.  ALL audiences-Child Growth and Development
C4: LIVING WITHOUT STRESS-REALLY! --“Life is a choice and your choice is your life!”  You can take and turn around the stress in your life to a more productive, healthy experience with simple and realistic choices/changes.  You will understand your desires of a successful life in all aspects and this will positively impact your work and your life! Sheri Staudinger, Wellness Coordinator, Yoga Instructor, Spokane Falls Community College, ALL audiences, Health, Safety & Nutrition
C5:  The Science of Early Childhood and the Brain Architecture Game--  Following an introduction to key concepts relating to risk and protective factors, participants will build their own brain using game materials, a roll of the die and life experience cards!  Dr. Allison Wilson, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, Eastern Washington University.  Intermediate audiences. Child Growth and Development
C6:  Getting the Most Out of a College Field Experience: Guide for Programs and Students—If you administer a ECE program, chances are you have had volunteers come to complete practicum hours or other field experiences, and are not sure what to do to mentor them and how to use them in your classrooms. Or, if you are a college student, you wonder what to do to maximize your learning during your practicum and other field hours.  Come find out ways all groups in a field experience triad-Instructor of the course, Mentor Teacher or Site Supervisor, and College Student work together.  ALL-Program Planning & Dev.
 
Dessert Reception, Door Prizes, 3:45-4:30 Bldg. 17, SUB Lounges
 
DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR VENDORS AND INFORMATIONAL DISPLAYS IN THE SUB
 
 
 
 
 
 
BUILDING LEGEND: # 17—STUDENT UNION BUILDING (SUB), #16—HUMAN SERVICES
PARKING IS FREE—LOT P9 IS LOCATED CLOSE TO THE SUB BLDG!
 
 
 
NEW EWAEYC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION:
SAVE!! BECOME A MEMBER OF THE EASTERN WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN (EWAEYC) AND SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND MUCH MORE!
Name: _______________________________________________________    Phone: ___________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City:  ____________________________________________ State:  ____________________________ Zip:  ________________________
Work Phone: _____________________________________ Email address:  __________________________________________________
Membership Category (Please check one):
__________    Student dues $40.00 (Proof of student status needed)
__________    EWAEYC/WAEYC/NAEYC dues $60.00
__________    EWAEYC/WAEYC/NAEYC comprehensive dues $109.00 (Includes NAEYC publications for current year.)
 
Make check payable to NAEYC.  (No cash or credit cards.) Please make out two separate checks--one for membership and one for registration. 
(Conference registration check is payable to EWAEYC.)  May be enclosed with conference registration.
 
MAIL THIS FORM AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM, ALONG WITH PAYMENTS TO:  EWAEYC REGISTRATION, 4607 N. CONKILIN, SPOKANE VALLEY, WA.  99216-1504
WWW.EWAEYC.ORG, FACEBOOK, or GOCHILDHOOD@GMAIL.COM
REGISTRATION WILL BE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.  FOR PRE-REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS, PICK UP YOUR PACKET ON THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE IN THE SUB. Packet will include workshop classroom and building locations.  REGISTRATION COVERS ADMISSION TO THE KEYNOTE, 3 WORKSHOP SESSIONS, LUNCH AND THE DESSERT RECEPTION! MAIL-IN REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY 2/16. THOSE POSTMARKED AFTER 2/16, AND ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL $6.00.  Please call Laurie with any questions- (509) 768-1457
  • ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS, IN Bldg. 17, SUB, will be accepted on a space available basis only.
  • PAYMENT must accompany your completed registration form. NO REFUNDS. This conference will be held as scheduled, regardless of weather.
  • Your canceled check is your receipt.
  • NO CONFIRMATION WILL BE SENT. Make a copy of your registration form for your records.
  • YOU MUST INDICATE YOUR 1ST, 2ND, AND 3TH WORKSHOP CHOICES FOR EACH OF THE THREE SESSIONS (A, B, & C SESSIONS). ALL 9 AREAS SHOULD BE FULL.
  • Incomplete registration forms will not be processed and will be considered ON-SITE registrations with an additional fee of $6.00.
  • STUDENT RATE applies to full-time students only. Confirmation of registration in current quarter must accompany registration.
  • MEMBERSHIP RATE applies to current members on any NAEYC affiliate. Confirmation of membership in local and other Affiliate Chapters is required- (membership #).
  • **IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS USING A Purchase Order, PLEASE SCAN AND SEND A COPY OF REIGISTRATION FORM FOR EACH PARTICIPANT TO GOCHILDHOOD@GMAIL.COM TO HELP ENSURE WORKSHOP CHOICES.  NOTE:  WE UNDERSTAND THAT P.O.s CAN TAKEN LONGER TO PROCESS AND WE WILL WORK WITH YOU AROUND THAT.  CALL LAURIE AT 509 768-1457 TO DISCUSS OR WITH QUESTIONS.
DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETION OF THE GIFT OF CHILDHOOD REGISTRATION FORM LOCATED ON THE FOLLOWING:
  1. INDICATE YOUR 3 WORKSHOP SLECTIONS BY WRITING THE WORKSHOP NUMBERS OF YOUR 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD CHOICES FOR EACH SESSION.ALL 9 AREAS SHOULD BE FILLED OUT.
  2. INDICATE THREE CHOICES FOR EACH SESSION IN THE EVENT YOUR FIRST SELECTION IS FULL OR CANCELED.
  3. COPY THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS AND PLEASE BRING IT WITH YOU TO THE CONFERENCE.NO CONFIRMATION WILL BE SENT.INCOMPLETE FORMS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND CONSIDERED ON-SITE REGISTRATION WITH AND ADDITIONAL $6.00 FEE ASSESSED.
    2017 GIFT OF CHILDHOOD REGISTRATION FORM, SATURDAY, 2/25 AT SFCC
DEADLINE-2/16/17                                                                                          PAYMENT METHOD-MAKE CHECKS TO EWAEYC.  MAIL PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM TO:
REGISTRATION FEES:                                                                                      EWAEYC                                                               REGISTRATION AMOUNT              $__________________
MEMBER (ANY NAEYC AFFFILIATE)           $50.00                                   4607 NORTH CONKLIN                                   PURCHASE ORDER**                            $__________________
NON-MEMBER                                                  $85.00                                   SPOKANE VALLEY, WA. 99216-1504                           LATE CHARGE                               $__________________
FULL-TIME STUDENT-$40.00                        $40.00                                                                                                                   PRESENTER/SCHOLARHIP             $__________________
LATE CHARGE AFTER 2/18                              $6.00                                                                                                                   TOTAL AMOUNT PAID                 $__________________
PURCHASE ORDERS (PER PO)                        $5.00                                                                                                                   EWAEYC NEW MEMBER             $__________   (Separate check)
MANDATORY FOR WASHINGTON STARS/MERIT—PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR STARS/MERIT 9 OR 10 DIGIT ID NUMBER.  (NO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, PLEASE)  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR STARS/MERIT HOURS WITHOUT YOUR NUMBER. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!
STARS/MERIT ID # __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ DATE OF BIRTH:  __ __ ____ EWAEYC OR OTHER AEYC MEMBER #, INDICATE CHAPTER:  ________________
NAME: _________________________________ ADDRESS: ____________________________________CITY:_______________ STATE: ____ ZIP: __________
PROGRAM/WORK PHONE: ________________________          WORK PHONE: ___________________________ HOME PHONE: ________________________
EMAIL: (TO RECEIVE INFO. ON THE 2018 CONFERENCE & OTHER EWAEYC TRAININGS): PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY _____________________________________­
PLEASE FILL OUT 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD CHOICE FOR ALL 3 SESSIONS.  KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Lunch, and Dessert Reception INCLUDED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, TOO!
WORKSHOP SELECTIONS:                   1ST CHOICE            2ND CHOICE          3RD CHOICE
SESSION A -9:45-11:15­­­­                      
SESSION B-12:30-2:00
SESSION C-2:15-3:45
 
 


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