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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.

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TO ACCESS ZOOM LINKS FOR YOUR SESSIONS:
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.)

HANDOUTS AND POWERPOINTS:
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 PROGRAM:
Early Years 2022 Digital Event Program

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS:
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.

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

Friday, March 11 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Responsive Leadership: Promoting and Fostering Social Justice in Early Childhood Educators FILLING

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Social justice in the early childhood classroom begins with responsive leadership as an agent of change. Working toward sustainable and transformational change is to look at these three components: behavior, beliefs, and ways of being. These 3 Bs represent a holistic model that serves to open our hearts, minds, spirits, and bodies in understanding equity.  
Educational equity begins with equitable leadership. Join us for an engaging experiences to ignite and heightened your leaderships skills. Together we will reflect and discuss the importance of integrating a lens of equity as you supervise and support your Early Learning and Care staff. Explore and consider how building educational equity for each child begins with responsive leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Marlo Dinkins

Marlo Dinkins

Early Education Quality Support Coach, San Diego County Office of Education
As an Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach with the San Diego County Office of Education, I support early education administrators with building effective systems based on data to inform decision making and enhance their programs. In addition, I present and facilitate... Read More →
avatar for Karen Matsuda

Karen Matsuda

Early Education Quality Support Coach, San Diego County Office of Education
I have lived in San Diego for most of my entire life. My family relocated to beautiful San Diego from Chicago when I was 3 years old. I returned to school at the age of 40 and earned an undergraduate and graduate degree in Child Development from San Diego State University. My past... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
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