The 19th Annual Early Years Conference focus is Social Justice in Early Learning and Care.

Social justice in early childhood education is about ensuring that all children and families receive the educational and social opportunities responsive to their cultural identity. High quality programs put social justice teaching front and center by prioritizing anti-bias and culturally sensitive teaching.

Access and view your schedule by clicking the "Schedule" pull down menu located to the right of your profile picture (or head icon) and clicking "Simple".

On Friday and/or Saturday you will need to log in to your Sched profile and pull up your schedule to see your workshop titles. Click on the workshop to view description, presenter information, view documents and access the Zoom link. Zoom links for each workshop will appear below each workshop title 10 minutes before that workshop is scheduled to begin on each day of the conference. Simply click on the link below the title to enter the virtual workshop. (No links will be emailed to you, you must log into your Sched account to access all Zoom links.)

Some workshops will have documents affiliated with the training you are attending. These documents are available immediately for you if they are on your schedule. It is suggested that prior to the conference, you download to your computer and/or print any documents you are interested in so that you can easily access them during the conference.

Early Years 2022 Digital Event Program

Participants will receive 6 PD hours per day. Their hours will be added into the Workforce Registry between 1 to 4 weeks after the conference. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion – but will not be asked to upload this certificate to the Workforce Registry.

Please contact Kelly Slocum at kelly.slocum@sdcoe.net for conference support. Also, visit our Early Years webpage at Early Years > Home (sdcoe.net).

Saturday, March 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Impact of Trained and Qualified Spoken Language Interpreters on Multilingual Family Engagement LIMITED

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Spoken language interpreters play an essential role in the full participation and engagement of multilingual families who prefer to communicate in their home languages. The multilingual family’s cultural and linguistic wealth may be obscured if language access is provided by interpreters whose language proficiency has not been assessed, and who are not aware of the framework of professionalism provided by a code of ethics. This presentation will emphasize the transition from language access to language justice, by identifying the basic interpreter qualifications that teachers and other providers must request and offering a list of best practices to ensure full collaboration among teachers, multilingual families and spoken language interpreters.

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Ana Soler

Chairperson - NAETISL, National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages
The mission of the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL) is to strengthen family engagement by connecting emergent bilingual families, school administrators and faculty, and educational translators and interpreters of spoken... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST