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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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).

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Friday, March 11 • 9:35am - 11:00am
They're Never Too Young and it Starts with You FULL

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Alexa's PLAYC is an inclusion preschool that has strived to teach diversity, equity, and inclusion to our children 18 months - 5 years old.  Through our Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) project this past year, we were able to conduct research using a survey based off Anti-Defamation League's self-assessment to ensure parent engagement and an update to curriculum and teaching methods.  Instead of re-creating the wheel, there are resources that are available to be implemented.  Our session will explore developmental and teaching strategies to teach not only our neuro-typical children but our neuro-diverse children as well.  By instructing staff to first begin their own self-reflection it allows for opportunities for staff, children, and families to learn and grow together to unlearn our own unconscious bias.

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Emily Mendoza

Autism Education Associate, Alexa’s PLAYC
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Amy Oh

M.S., BCBA, Alexa's PLAYC

Friday March 11, 2022 9:35am - 11:00am PST