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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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).

Friday, March 11 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Hidden Aspects of Child Perceived Misbehaviors: Providing an Inclusive and Safe Environment to All Children FILLING

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All children have challenging behaviors at one time or another. There are many factors that may contribute to these behaviors, such as students’ lack of interest, lack of motivation, attention seeking, classroom environment, teachers’ attitude. However, some misbehaviors can be extreme and are often met with negative reactions from those around the child; The child might be labeled, ostracized, often disciplined and at times suspended or even expelled for repetitive disruptive behaviors. We know behavior is a form of communication, and this presentation will focus on what is the meaning behind those extreme misbehaviors. We will explore how trauma (such as poverty, domestic violence, child abuse, mental illness, immigration) affects child socio-emotional and developmental areas leading to severe negative behaviors and sensory reactions. Our intent is to empower teachers not only to look at misbehaviors through different lenses by understanding the roots, but also apply strategies that would help provide an inclusive environment that would support the child who is struggling in the classroom feel safe and accepted.

avatar for Angeles Flores M.Ed

Angeles Flores M.Ed

Developmental Services Specialist DSS, Palomar Health, Healthy Development Services
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Caroline Loretan, MFT

Mental Health Clinician, Behavior Specialist, Palomar Health, Healthy Development Services

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