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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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
Mitigating the Impact of Childhood Adversity LIMITED

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This workshop will utilize interactive polls and discussions of recent research findings to increase awareness of the biases the public, including educators, have about children who are coping with adversity. The presenters, an early childhood education administrator/teacher, and a social justice researcher will share strengths-based strategies and a variety of resources for mitigating the impact of childhood adversity, including highlights of the children’s books they have written, a virtual professional development course co-developed by Peace4Kids (a community-based organization) and an intervention approach created by Peace4Kids. Additionally, presenters will utilize their children’s book focused on coping with grief and loss to provide resources for parents, educators, and ECE professionals. This tool has been successful in supporting children who have experienced trauma firsthand and adjusting to their next normal.

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Amanda Edwards

District Leader, KinderCare Education
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Leslie Ponciano

President & Founder, Hope Education Research Solutions
I am the President and Founder of Hope Education Research Solutions where we collaborate with educational institutions and non-profits to help with professional development, program development, and program evaluation or efficacy research. I am also the Director of Research Opportunities... Read More →

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