|| Gift of Childhood Conference
Feb. 24, 2018
6 STARS/MERIT HOURS, CLOCK HOURS, OR COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE
Location: Spokane Falls Community College
7:30 AM Registration, Building #17, Student Union Building (SUB) Foyer
7:45-8:30 AM College Credit Meeting—SUB Cafeteria
Clock Hours Forms—SUB Cafeteria
Idaho Stars Information—SUB Cafeteria
8:00 AM Introduce Professional of the Year and Conference Announcements
8:30 AM Key Note TIM ANDREWS Building #17, Student Union Building, Lounges
9:30 AM Break
9:45-11:45 AM Session 1
11:45-12:45 Lunch Building #17, Student Union Building Cafeteria
1:00-3:00 PM Session 2
3:00-3:15 PM Break
3:15-4:15 PM Community Café and Dessert Reception Building #17, Student Union Building, Lounges
|| Keynote Speaker: Tim Andrews:
I earned my M.S. in Early Childhood Special Education from Portland State University in 2000. Fresh out of graduate school, I took a position in a ‘behavior’ or therapeutic classroom – my brother was the speech and language pathologist – I thought he would help me with paperwork! I didn’t have any idea what I signed up for. For seven years I taught in this classroom; my first three years were very challenging. I was putting out fires, feeling badly about my teaching skills, and not sure where to go for support. It was then that I found Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports…and my world changed. My classroom became a peaceful place, children were learning, and families were empowered and supported. I finally knew what to do to help these children and families. Now, I’m out of the classroom, and since 2007 I’ve spent my time consulting, training, and working with families in their homes. I’m passionate about this work and believe that with the principles of Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports we can help to transform people’s lives for the better. In this keynote, I will discuss implicit bias in early childhood environments. We will look at data around disproportionate discipline, and the effects that implicit bias has on children and their families. We will define just what implicit bias means, discuss tools that may serve to ameliorate the problem, and examine some practices adults can implement that serve to prevent bias.
Ray Soriano is an early childhood and school-age trainer, parent educator, program consultant, teaching musician, and drumming event facilitator. A relentless advocate for children, Ray draws from over 25 years of service to children and families. He is a prevalent trainer and workshop presenter who has shared his passion and expertise with thousands of professionals throughout Washington State. Ray honors diverse perspectives and is committed to social justice.
Session 1 9:45-11:45
||Preventing Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood: The challenges of developmentally appropriate practices for children in early childhood, when there are a wide variety of ages and developmental needs can be challenging. In this fun and engaging session we will examine practices that serve to prevent challenging behavior in early childhood environments, as well as ways to meet the academic needs of all children in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Come learn some ways to support all kids in the early childhood environment! - Tim Andrews
||Fostering Kindness: 5 Strategies to Inspire Young Children to Care for Others and the World:
We need more kindness in our world! Children need our guidance in developing their ability to have empathy, to communicate respectfully, and to care for others. Drawing from the science of empathy development, teachings on resiliency and cultural humility, and years of experience as a professional and as a parent, Ray will share ways to foster kindness in young children, for a more compassionate world. - Ray Soriano
||Relationships and Team Building:
Leadership in early care and education is vital to our work. Just as with children, building relationships and creating a well run team is important to quality programming. Come learn new, fun and useful techniques to use in your staff meetings. -Chris Booth
Boxed lunches are served in the Cafeteria Bldg 17 11:45-12:45 PM
Be sure to visit the vendors in the lounge area!
Session 2 1:00-3:00
|| You've got to have Friends: Friendships in preschool predict many outcomes including a well adjusted adult, a child more resistant to bullying, and even reading by grade 3. In this session we'll examine skills that young children have that lead to friendship and how we teach these skills to kids. We will take a deep dive into routines, and look at how we can embed multiple opportunities for kids to practice these skills, across our day, in the preschool setting.-Tim Andrews
||Recruiting and Supporting Men and Fathers in Early Learning: Children benefit immeasurably when men are actively involved in their growth, development, and learning. Fathers are often disengaged from children’s early learning experiences, and positive, nurturing male influences are absent in early learning environments. Come to this important workshop to learn practical ideas for enhancing men’s involvement in children’s lives. -Ray Soriano
||Leading a Team To Success: Leaders can lead from any level of an organization. The philosophy of leadership as well as some tools to assess your own leadership skills, ideas and beliefs will be shared in a fun, interactive and meaningful workshop. Tools will be given to take back to your own team- Julie A. Luzzo, M.Ed.;ECE Wendy Risinger Riza McKenzie Tierra Mendiola
Closing Session and Dessert Reception 3:15-4:15
||Community Café - reflect and respond to workshop information
Desserts and coffee will be served. Door Prizes will be awarded
CLOCK HOURS: SIX (6) CLOCK HOURS are available and will be provided by NEWESD 101. The cost is $3:00 per clock hour with a minimum of $10:00. The Clock Hours Table is located in the registration area, Bldg. 17, SUB (Foyer). 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, SUB (Foyer). College credit requires attendance at the entire conference and completion of a summary paper. FEE TOTAL-$65.00. Come prepared with 2 checks, cash or credit-$11.00 to EWC-WAEYC for handling and $54.00 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- email@example.com for information and registration.
WAEYC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION LINK:
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Visit the MERIT website (merit.del.wa.gov )You may apply for a training reimbursement one time per fiscal year (July 1-June 30) for any amount up to $250.00 Eligible trainings include any state-approved annual continuing education training or the basic STARS training that meets the initial licensing requirement. Sign into the website and click on the find training tab to locate the reimbursement application.
REGISTER ONLINE (EVENTBRITE.COM) OR MAIL THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM, ALONG WITH PAYMENTS TO:
EWC-WAEYC REGISTRATION, 4607 N. CONKILIN, SPOKANE VALLEY, WA. 99216-1504
REGISTRATION WILL BE ON A FIRT COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. FOR PRE-REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS, PICK UP YOUR PACKET ON THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE IN THE SUB CAFETERIA. REGISTRATION COVERS ADMISSION TO THE KEYNOTE, 2 WORKSHOP SESSIONS, LUNCH AND THE COMMUNITY CAFÉ DESSERT RECEPTION.
MAIL-IN REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY 2/18/16. THOSE POSTMARKED AFTER 2/18, AND ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL $10.00.
STARS/MERIT TRAINING HOURS
TO RECEIVE STARS/MERIT TRAINING HOURS: SIGN IN AT YOUR SESSION WORKSHOPS. ALSO LIST THE SESSION # AND TITLE OF WORKSHOP (FOR EXAMPLE S1:C- Relationships and Team Building) ON THE OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET. The certificate is for your personal records. EWC-WAEYC will input your training hours in the STARS/MERIT system after the conference. DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN AT EACH SESSION.
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firstname.lastname@example.org or WWW.EWAEYC.ORG
- 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.
- Incomplete registration forms will not be processed and will be considered ON-SITE registrations with an additional fee of $10.00.
- MEMBERSHIP RATE applies to current members on any NAEYC affiliate. Confirmation of membership in local and other Affiliate Chapters is required- (membership #).
- CONFERENCE SPACE IS LIMITED TO 400 PARTICIPANTS.
PARKING IS FREE—LOT P9 IS LOCATED CLOSE TO THE SUB BLDG!
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. 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 EWC-WAEYC entertains and accepts differences of opinion, we do not necessarily endorse the products or views presented.
MAIL IN DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETION OF THE GIFT OF CHILDHOOD
INDICATE YOUR 2 WORKSHOP SELECTIONS BY WRITING THE WORKSHOP NUMBERS OF YOUR 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD CHOICES FOR EACH SESSION. ALL 6 AREAS SHOULD BE FILLED OUT.
2018 GIFT OF CHILDHOOD REGISTRATION FORM, SATURDAY, 2/24 AT SFCC
- INDICATE THREE CHOICES FOR EACH SESSION IN THE EVENT YOUR FIRST SELECTION IS FULL OR CANCELED.
- COPY THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS AND 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 $10.00 FEE ASSESSED.
DEADLINE-2/18/18 PAYMENT METHOD-MAKE CHECKS TO EWAEYC. MAIL PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM TO:
REGISTRATION FEES: EWAEYC REGISTRATION AMOUNT $__________________
MEMBER (Standard or Premium) $65.00 4607 NORTH CONKLIN PURCHASE ORDER $__________________
NON-MEMBER/ENRTY LEVEL MEMBER $100.00 SPOKANE VALLEY, WA. 99216-1504 LATE CHARGE $__________________ PRESENTER/SCHOLARHIP $__________________
LATE CHARGE AFTER 2/18 $10.00 TOTAL AMOUNT PAID $__________________
PURCHASE ORDERS (PER PO) $5.00
EWC-WAEYC NEW MEMBER $__________ (MUST PAY NAEYC)
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: __ __ ____
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|WORKSHOP SELECTIONS: 1ST CHOICE 2ND CHOICE 3RD CHOICE
|SESSION 1 -9:45-11:15
|SESSION 3- 3:15-4:15PM Community Café & Dessert Reception