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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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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.

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Friday, March 11
 

8:00am PST

First 5 San Diego
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

Program Manager, First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.


Friday March 11, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply

Join Brooke as she shares the new Discount School Supply products for 2022. Don't miss out on the live raffles at each live demo as well!


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Lakeshore Learning

Learn with Lakeshore! Join us for a special live demo of our products!



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Mark Rivas

Mark Rivas

Regional Manager, Lakeshore Learning
At Lakeshore, we believe in creating products that matter. Developed by teachers for teachers, our hands-on learning materials are meticulously crafted to help children reach developmental and academic milestones through sixth grade, with furniture designed for any learning space... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:00am PST

Live Demonstration - The First 12 Days of Preschool - Jeannette Crystal Bradley

1, 2, 3 ... who will count with me?

Preschool is a big step, for kids and parents alike, but getting prepared can be just as fun as your family's new adventure will be! The First 12 Days of Preschool invites you to join new animal friends as they learn valuable preschool lessons in an irresistible sing-along book by 25-year veteran educator (and smile creator) Jeanette Crystal Bradley.

Captivating and colorful illustrations will encourage helpful and exciting conversations like:
Do animals like to take naps at school?
Can cats become superheroes?
Which hand does an octopus write with?

The charmingly brilliant combination of pictures, words, and music will stay with your kiddo throughout the day, and with each read ( or song and dance solo if that's their thing!) they'll feel more prepared for everything new and exciting that's coming their way! The First 12 Days of Preschool also supports the Olivia Hudson Foundation, which funds pediatric brain cancer research, helps families in financial need, and increases awareness of brain cancer in children. Copies of the book will be donated to hospitals treating children and supporting families.

Never stop exploring! Visit thefirst12daysofpreschool.com to learn more about your new animal friends and other fun activities perfect for preschool and beyond.



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Owner & Executive Director, Door to the Future Preschool
Jeanette Crystal Bradley's “The First 12 Days of Preschool: Reading, Singing, and Dancing Can Prepare Kiddos and Parents!” gained worldwide recognition for number one new release and number one bestseller in multiple categories. She has also gained a five-star reader's favorite... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:00am PST

Live Demonstration - TOOTRIS

Success in the Digital Economy: How You Can Boost Enrollments and Visibility of Your Program With TOOTRiS

Learn how TOOTRiS helps providers boost enrollments and directly connect in real time with working parents, transact payments online, and stay in regulatory compliance, all at no cost to them.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Director Of Customer Growth & Success, TOOTRiS
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents - especially women - to secure quality Child Care, while... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:00am PST

Live Demonstration - YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Learn about the variety of services and supports YMCA Childcare Resource Service provides at no-cost to the diverse early care and education community in San Diego County.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christie Yorty

Christie Yorty

Social Services Program Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

Associate Executive Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:30am PST

Welcome Address and Keynote Speakers

Speakers
avatar for Jeannette Chien

Jeannette Chien

Deputy Superintendent, Learning and Leadership Services, San Diego County Office of Education
Dr. Jeanette Chien is the deputy superintendent of Learning and Leadership Services at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). She is committed to providing students with rigorous learning opportunities, ensuring equity and access for underrepresented students, and positively... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Leekeenan

Debbie Leekeenan

Lecturer/Consultant, Antibias Leaders ECE
Debbie LeeKeenan is a lecturer, consultant, and author, currently residing in Seattle, Washington. She was director of the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School at Tufts University in Medford, MA from 1996 to 2013. In addition to teaching in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Zoom

9:35am PST

Implicit Bias and the "White Savior" Mindset
Limited Capacity filling up

Our early learning communities’ benefit from the diversity of our population regarding race, culture, abilities, gender, language, and social class.  As our country comes to grips with the inequities of "our systems", it is critical to recognize we each make up "the system." For children to find success throughout their lifetime, they must be steeped in environments that recognize and address bias and relinquish a common perspective of "savior", especially to those who are underserved.  In this session, participants will deepen their understanding of one's own implicit bias, and regardless of cultural or race, understand and engage in a discussion regarding "white savior" syndrome. As leaders, participants will explore how one's own experience and lens impacts the policies and practice we often take for granted and that may negatively impact children and their families.

Speakers
avatar for Neva Bandelow

Neva Bandelow

Co-founder/CEO, Center for Leadership Equity and Research in Early Leaning (CLEREL)
Anti-bias, anti-racist leadership, policies, and practices.
avatar for Brooke Giesen

Brooke Giesen

Chief Communications Officer, CLEREL


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

9:35am PST

Mitigating the Impact of Childhood Adversity
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Edwards

Amanda Edwards

District Leader, KinderCare Education
avatar for Leslie Ponciano

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
Zoom

9:35am PST

They're Never Too Young and it Starts with You
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Mendoza

Emily Mendoza

Autism Education Associate, Alexa’s PLAYC
avatar for Amy Oh

Amy Oh

M.S., BCBA, Alexa's PLAYC


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

9:35am PST

Using Shared Instructional Activities to Support Ambitious Math Teaching Across Early Childhood Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will describe how leaders and coaches can support collective inquiry into math teaching through a focus on shared instructional activities, such as Counting Collections or What do you notice. These instructional activities are designed to validate and build from children's varied ways of knowing and communicating, supporting educators to view student participation through asset-based lenses. Using shared instructional activities across classrooms provides a structure for collaboration as teachers learn from and with children and their colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Assistant Professor, San Diego State University


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

9:35am PST

Historical and Intergenerational Trauma
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this training is to increase awareness of, knowledge about, and understanding of the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma and with an emphasis on racialized experiences of young children and the families served in early childhood settings.

This module uses experiential learning whereby participants learn the content mostly through activities and reflections. Our focus will begin with strengthening self-awareness, then explore essential terminology, and finally, look at racism through the lens of Historical and Intergenerational Trauma.

Speakers
avatar for LaTysa Flowers

LaTysa Flowers

Community Support Services, YMCA of San Diego County
avatar for Lodia Ruiz

Lodia Ruiz

Social Service Program Director, YMCA CRS


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

9:35am PST

Raising GOALdiggers
Limited Capacity seats available

As early learners develop the foundations of self-awareness, learning how to set goals allows children to build important characteristics and confidence designed to provide long-term effects. Many children come from stressful homes, trauma experiences, or economic situations that impede later opportunities. Goal setting is an essential tool to creating motivation, developing a growth mindset, and supporting children in developing purposeful reaction strategies to challenges. Goal setting with young children is particularly delicate, as supporting and teaching the structure in a developmentally appropriate manner is critical to the strength of their confidence and self-efficacy. Through carefully planned and developmentally appropriate experiences, early learning educators have the opportunity to develop foundational skills, confidence, and responsive relationships with young learners.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Stewart

Emily Stewart

Consultant, Emily N Stewart Consulting


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

9:35am PST

Scaffolding Young Children’s Mathematical Thinking and Problem Solving through Story Problems
Limited Capacity filling up

Young children can solve a variety of mathematical story problems by modeling the action that occurs within the problem (Carpenter et al., 1993). But what happens when there isn't an overt action of joining or separating, rather, students are asked to compare sets or find missing quantities within a single set? This presentation will present strategies to support young children in making sense of story problem situations and teaching in adjusting the wording of problems by connecting to children’s backgrounds and experiences. Building off young children’s backgrounds and experiences provides entry points for students to engage and make sense of the mathematics and opportunities to communicate their mathematical ideas. These strategies also address access and equity by remove barriers, specifically, removing confusing language and/or contexts. By providing high quality tasks such as culturally relevant story problems, all children will gain conceptual understanding rather than tricks to solve problems.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Soto

Melissa Soto

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, San Diego State University


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

9:35am PST

Shifting Power in the Early Childhood Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we create opportunities for early learners to feel connected and develop a sense that they matter?  How do we work together to create safe and engaging spaces where young children can develop a sense of self and their place within the community?  This requires exploring the systems which perpetuate inequity and intentionally fighting against recreating these unjust systems in our programs.  This workshop will introduce participants to strategies for creating strong learning communities that heal instead of harm.  Together we’ll explore structures of power and then practice intentional ways of creating youth voice and choice.  You’ll learn strategies you can use right away to support preschoolers developing agency, learning to use their voice, and being in a relationship with others. Join us if you are an early childhood educator and want to build a classroom community that disrupts traditional models of power.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Norikane

Aaron Norikane

Facilitator, Sound Discipline
Aaron Norikane (he/him) has been working to support quality youth programs in the Seattle area for over 30 years. He has been a tireless advocate for creating strong connections and supportive systems for all young people. Working as an after school provider, program director, substitute... Read More →
avatar for Jen Giomi

Jen Giomi

Facilitator, Sound Discipline
I'm a facilitator for Sound Discipline and the faculty coordinator and a parent educator for South Seattle College Cooperative Parent Education and Preschool Program.


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

9:35am PST

SPANISH: Dando sentido al comportamiento de los niños: Un enfoque consultativo
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

La Consulta de Salud Mental en la Primera Infancia (ECMHC, por sus siglas en inglés) está ganando el interés de los educadores y las familias para brindar el apoyo que tanto se necesita dentro y fuera del aula. Uno de los elementos clave de ECMHC es que se basa en las relaciones, teniendo en cuenta al niño, la familia y el proveedor de cuidado infantil. Desde las etapas iniciales de la colaboración, es fundamental que estas relaciones tengan una base sólida entre todos los involucrados en el servicio de consulta. Los consultores de comportamiento brindan servicios de manera que sean culturalmente sensibles a las necesidades de las familias y los proveedores (basados ​​en el hogar, centros y agencias) de las propias culturas, incluidos los aspectos étnicos, raciales y lingüísticos, socioeconómicos y religiosos. En este taller, los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de explorar y reflexionar sobre su propia interpretación de los comportamientos comunes en los niños y cómo impactan los límites, las relaciones y la exploración de la experiencia de los niños, así como la conciencia de nuestras respuestas.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Salas Santa Cruz

Laura Salas Santa Cruz

ECMH Behavior Consultant, YMCA CRS


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

11:00am PST

First 5 San Diego
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

Program Manager, First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.


Friday March 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply

Join Brooke as she shares the new Discount School Supply products for 2022. Don't miss out on the live raffles at each live demo as well!


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Lakeshore Learning

Learn with Lakeshore! Join us for a special live demo of our products!



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Bobby Hawke

Bobby Hawke

Regional Vice President, Lakeshore Learning Materials
At Lakeshore, we believe in creating products that matter. Developed by teachers for teachers, our hands-on learning materials are meticulously crafted to help children reach developmental and academic milestones through sixth grade, with furniture designed for any learning space... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Mark Rivas

Mark Rivas

Regional Manager, Lakeshore Learning
At Lakeshore, we believe in creating products that matter. Developed by teachers for teachers, our hands-on learning materials are meticulously crafted to help children reach developmental and academic milestones through sixth grade, with furniture designed for any learning space... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - The First 12 Days of Preschool - Jeannette Crystal Bradley

1, 2, 3 ... who will count with me?

Preschool is a big step, for kids and parents alike, but getting prepared can be just as fun as your family's new adventure will be! The First 12 Days of Preschool invites you to join new animal friends as they learn valuable preschool lessons in an irresistible sing-along book by 25-year veteran educator (and smile creator) Jeanette Crystal Bradley.

Captivating and colorful illustrations will encourage helpful and exciting conversations like:
Do animals like to take naps at school?
Can cats become superheroes?
Which hand does an octopus write with?

The charmingly brilliant combination of pictures, words, and music will stay with your kiddo throughout the day, and with each read ( or song and dance solo if that's their thing!) they'll feel more prepared for everything new and exciting that's coming their way! The First 12 Days of Preschool also supports the Olivia Hudson Foundation, which funds pediatric brain cancer research, helps families in financial need, and increases awareness of brain cancer in children. Copies of the book will be donated to hospitals treating children and supporting families.

Never stop exploring! Visit thefirst12daysofpreschool.com to learn more about your new animal friends and other fun activities perfect for preschool and beyond.



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Owner & Executive Director, Door to the Future Preschool
Jeanette Crystal Bradley's “The First 12 Days of Preschool: Reading, Singing, and Dancing Can Prepare Kiddos and Parents!” gained worldwide recognition for number one new release and number one bestseller in multiple categories. She has also gained a five-star reader's favorite... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - TOOTRIS

Success in the Digital Economy: How You Can Boost Enrollments and Visibility of Your Program With TOOTRiS

Learn how TOOTRiS helps providers boost enrollments and directly connect in real time with working parents, transact payments online, and stay in regulatory compliance, all at no cost to them.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Director Of Customer Growth & Success, TOOTRiS
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents - especially women - to secure quality Child Care, while... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Learn about the variety of services and supports YMCA Childcare Resource Service provides at no-cost to the diverse early care and education community in San Diego County.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christie Yorty

Christie Yorty

Social Services Program Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

Associate Executive Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:30am PST

How Administrators Can Use Registry Tools to be More Efficient
Limited Capacity seats available

The CA ECE Workforce Registry is an integral piece of the California professional development system for the early childhood workforce.  Using a data justice framework, we will explore how data will increase recognition and professionalism in the early childhood field across California. The presentation is a hands-on session, designed for ECE Administrators who would like to learn more about Administrative Access, utilizing Registry tools and will include participant surveys and activities. Understanding and taking full advantage of having Administrative Access on the CA ECE Registry, can help site administrators access staff qualification data, verify staff employment so staff is able to apply for stipend opportunities, sign staff up for professional development training, post on the Job Board to reach a wide pool of ECE professionals, and maintain a program profile all in one place!

Speakers
avatar for Angel Ramirez

Angel Ramirez

Outreach & Integration Coordinator, CA ECE Workforce Registry
avatar for Pamela Becwar

Pamela Becwar

Professional Development Coordinator, CA ECE Workforce Registry
Let's talk about the CA ECE Workforce Registry. I also love to talk about ECE data, accessibility topics, data justice topics, hiking, snowshoeing, traveling, children's literature, and kids (all ages).


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

11:30am PST

SPANISH: HOPE: Resultados saludables de experiencias positivas
Limited Capacity filling up

HOPE es un movimiento que busca cambiar la forma en que los profesionales que interactúan con los niños y las familias brindan atención. Este nuevo enfoque es más eficaz, busca la participación activa de las familias y trabaja para evitar la perpetuación de sistemas racistas. Al final de esta sesión, podrá enumerar tres categorías de experiencias infantiles adversas, explicar dos mecanismos biológicos de resiliencia, generar ideas sobre al menos una forma de promover el acceso a bloques de construcción, ¡y más! Visualizamos un mundo que reconoce, honra y fomenta las experiencias positivas como fundamentales para la salud y el bienestar de las personas, alejándose de los enfoques que simplemente detectan los déficits.

Speakers

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

11:30am PST

SPANISH: Se parte del cambio: Creando entornos de cuidado infantil culturalmente receptivos para garantizar equidad
Limited Capacity seats available

En esencia, un líder es quien es capaz de influir en la comunidad educativa al transformar espacios de cuidado infantil para adaptarlos a promover la diversidad y la inclusión. Entonces, es importante preguntarnos ¿cómo podemos lograr una educación inclusiva y traspasar los paradigmas sociales y culturales? ¿Qué estrategias puedes implementar para garantizar equidad en tu aula, centro y comunidad? Un sistema educativo de calidad presta atención a los grupos marginados y vulnerables. Las escuelas Interculturales responden a la necesidad de justicia social y  el compromiso activo frente a las desigualdades.  Este taller te hará reflexionar acerca de tu compromiso contra el racismo y aprenderás prácticas efectivas  para garantizar equidad. Todos los alumnos y alumnas tienen derecho a oportunidades equitativas para alcanzar el éxito escolar.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Galindo

Michelle Galindo

Early Childhood Education Specialist/Instructor, Southwestern College
Michelle Galindo is a bilingual, Spanish Early Childhood Education Specialist with 20 years of experience as a Trainer, Mentor/Coach, Professor and Conference Presenter. She has extensive experience facilitating equitable and multicultural instruction in higher education and professional... Read More →
avatar for Lenika Flores

Lenika Flores

Quality Support Manager, YMCA
A mom of three young boys. I am a child development educator passionate about teaching the whole child. With 21 years of experience working in the early childhood field as a teacher, director, and an administrator. I feel a commitment to share my stories, anecdotes, experiences, and... Read More →


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

11:30am PST

Exploring the Multilingual Learning Toolkit: An Online Resource Hub for Educators of Young Multilingual Learners
Limited Capacity filling up

In our session, participants will learn about and explore a new online resource hub: The Multilingual Learning Toolkit. This website features a vetted selection of resources and best practices specifically for educators whose work supports young Multilingual Learners (MLs). It will contribute to the conference’s goal of equipping the workforce with strategies that are culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive. The session will include a brief introduction to the website, a walkthrough of key features and resources, and an opportunity for participants to access and explore the site on their own devices.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyne Crolotte

Carolyne Crolotte

Director of Dual Language Programs, Early Edge California
avatar for Trish Aranez Morrison

Trish Aranez Morrison

Project Manager, Early Edge California


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

11:30am PST

Hidden Aspects of Child Perceived Misbehaviors: Providing an Inclusive and Safe Environment to All Children
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

Speakers
avatar for Angeles Flores M.Ed

Angeles Flores M.Ed

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

Caroline Loretan, MFT

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


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

11:30am PST

I Love Me: Supporting and Guiding Positive Racial Development in Infants and Toddlers
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will inspire and challenge educators, and other adults, in the lives of the youngest children to support and guide positive racial development. We will spend time dispelling the developmental myths and misunderstandings about the racial development of children 0-3. Through storytelling and large/small group discussions, we will analyze scenarios and practice relevant strategies for positive racial development. In addition, we will share ways to ensure the love that infants and toddlers embody is reflected to them through our interactions and the environments we provide.

Speakers
avatar for Ijumaa Jordan

Ijumaa Jordan

Early Childhood Consultant, Ijumaa Jordan Consulting
avatar for Julia Childs Loman

Julia Childs Loman

Sr. Education Coordinator, Neighborhood House Association


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

11:30am PST

The Cradle to Prison Pipeline: Restorative Justice Practice in Early Childhood Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Exclusionary discipline practices such as suspension and expulsion are increasing in preschools across the country. This practice is so widespread that an estimated 250 children, between the ages of two and five, are suspended from school each day. The most vulnerable groups for school suspensions and expulsions are Black children, boys, and students with disabilities. The Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline extends the School-to-prison pipeline to consider exclusionary discipline practice in Preschool and the lasting impact this has on young children. All children deserve fair and equitable access to high quality early childhood education. This innovative presentation incorporates restorative justice alongside developmentally appropriate practice to support the early learning community in creating environments where every child has the opportunity to thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Brittney Carey

Brittney Carey

Founder, Conscious Pathways


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

1:00pm PST

First 5 San Diego
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

Program Manager, First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.


Friday March 11, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply

Join Brooke as she shares the new Discount School Supply products for 2022. Don't miss out on the live raffles at each live demo as well!


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Lakeshore Learning

Learn with Lakeshore! Join us for a special live demo of our products!



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Bobby Hawke

Bobby Hawke

Regional Vice President, Lakeshore Learning Materials
At Lakeshore, we believe in creating products that matter. Developed by teachers for teachers, our hands-on learning materials are meticulously crafted to help children reach developmental and academic milestones through sixth grade, with furniture designed for any learning space... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Mark Rivas

Mark Rivas

Regional Manager, Lakeshore Learning
At Lakeshore, we believe in creating products that matter. Developed by teachers for teachers, our hands-on learning materials are meticulously crafted to help children reach developmental and academic milestones through sixth grade, with furniture designed for any learning space... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - The First 12 Days of Preschool - Jeannette Crystal Bradley

1, 2, 3 ... who will count with me?

Preschool is a big step, for kids and parents alike, but getting prepared can be just as fun as your family's new adventure will be! The First 12 Days of Preschool invites you to join new animal friends as they learn valuable preschool lessons in an irresistible sing-along book by 25-year veteran educator (and smile creator) Jeanette Crystal Bradley.

Captivating and colorful illustrations will encourage helpful and exciting conversations like:
Do animals like to take naps at school?
Can cats become superheroes?
Which hand does an octopus write with?

The charmingly brilliant combination of pictures, words, and music will stay with your kiddo throughout the day, and with each read ( or song and dance solo if that's their thing!) they'll feel more prepared for everything new and exciting that's coming their way! The First 12 Days of Preschool also supports the Olivia Hudson Foundation, which funds pediatric brain cancer research, helps families in financial need, and increases awareness of brain cancer in children. Copies of the book will be donated to hospitals treating children and supporting families.

Never stop exploring! Visit thefirst12daysofpreschool.com to learn more about your new animal friends and other fun activities perfect for preschool and beyond.



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Owner & Executive Director, Door to the Future Preschool
Jeanette Crystal Bradley's “The First 12 Days of Preschool: Reading, Singing, and Dancing Can Prepare Kiddos and Parents!” gained worldwide recognition for number one new release and number one bestseller in multiple categories. She has also gained a five-star reader's favorite... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - TOOTRIS

Success in the Digital Economy: How You Can Boost Enrollments and Visibility of Your Program With TOOTRiS

Learn how TOOTRiS helps providers boost enrollments and directly connect in real time with working parents, transact payments online, and stay in regulatory compliance, all at no cost to them.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Director Of Customer Growth & Success, TOOTRiS
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents - especially women - to secure quality Child Care, while... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Learn about the variety of services and supports YMCA Childcare Resource Service provides at no-cost to the diverse early care and education community in San Diego County.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christie Yorty

Christie Yorty

Social Services Program Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

Associate Executive Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:30pm PST

Embrace Trauma Informed Practices: A Partnership with Ventura Community College
Limited Capacity filling up

Trauma can have lifelong impacts on learning and health. Equipping the workforce to recognize signs of stress and trauma is equally important as learning strategies to mitigate these effects. Join us as we discuss an innovative program offered to Ventura College students and faculty to create trauma sensitive practices.  Explore the process of creating this 4-part series and discuss how this work may translate to your community.

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez

Early Care Coach and Trainer, Ventura County Office of Education
I have worked in Early Childhood for 17 years. I am passionate about supporting the professional development of teaching staff to ensure that all children receive a quality preschool experience.
avatar for Christina Roseli

Christina Roseli

Early Care Coach and Trainer, Ventura County Office of Education


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

1:30pm PST

HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences
Limited Capacity filling up

HOPE is a movement that seeks to change the way professionals who interface with children and families deliver care. This new approach is more effective, seeks active engagement with families, and works to avoid perpetuating racist systems. By the end of this session, you will be able to list three categories of adverse childhood experiences, explain two biological mechanisms of resiliency, brainstorm at least one way to promote access to Building Blocks, and more! We envision a world that recognizes, honors, and fosters positive experiences as being fundamental to people’s health and well-being, moving away from approaches that simply screen for deficits.

Speakers

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

1:30pm PST

Responsive Leadership: Promoting and Fostering Social Justice in Early Childhood Educators
Limited Capacity filling up

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
Zoom

1:30pm PST

SPANISH: Descubriendo el líder en ti: prácticas de equidad y justicia social
Limited Capacity filling up

En este taller explorará y reflexionará sobre sus prácticas como lideres de la educación temprana. Aprenderá la importancia de los valores y cualidades de liderazgo para convertirse en un catalizador de la educación temprana que promueve prácticas de equidad y justicia social. Asistir a este taller les ayudará a convertirse en profesionales que utilizan su poder de liderazgo con integridad para beneficio de los niños.

Objectivos:
1. Reflexionará sobre sus experiencias como líder de la educación temprana.​
2. Aprenderá sobre las cualidades y valores de liderazgo. ​
3. Descubrirá prácticas que promueven equidad y justicia social.​

Speakers
avatar for Gabriela Luna

Gabriela Luna

Early Education Quality Support Coach, San Diego County Office of Education
My name is Gabriela Luna. I work for the San Diego County Office of Education and I am an Early Education Quality Support Provider. I have been in the Early Education Field for 27 years. I have work for private schools, Head Starts, school district and for the Montessori system. Early... Read More →
avatar for Martha Garcia de Montes

Martha Garcia de Montes

Early Education Quality Support Coach, San Diego County Office Of Education
My career in the Early Childhood Education field began 25 years ago. I work for the San Diego County Office of Education, Early Education Programs, and Services as an Early Education Quality Support Coach. This position has given me many opportunities for professional growth and the... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

Every Child is a Brilliant Mathematician
Limited Capacity filling up

Workshop Documents Link: https://tinyurl.com/earlybrilliance

At an early age, many children are identified as being “behind” in mathematics. This deficit label can become permanent and limit the potential of future success in mathematics. Play and inquiry are necessary for each and every student to construct their own meaning about mathematics. Unfortunately, many underserved students are excluded from engaging in play and inquiry because of perceived behavior issues, or lack of “basic skills”. Join us in this session as we explore practical strategies and activities that allow each and every student to engage in play and inquiry allowing the brilliance of all of our students to shine.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Alcorn

Mark Alcorn

Mathematics Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Mark Alcorn is a mathematics coordinator at SDCOE. Currently, he leads teachers and administrators in developing a deeper understanding of the mathematics standards and their implementation. Before coming to the County Office, Alcorn spent 23 years at elementary school sites teaching... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

How to Make the Registry Work for You: Registry Café for ECE Teachers/Providers
Limited Capacity seats available

Using a data justice framework, we will explore how data will increase recognition and professionalism in the early childhood field across California.  The CA ECE Workforce Registry is an integral piece of the California professional development system for the early childhood workforce.  The presentation is a hands-on session, designed for ECE teachers who would like to learn more about utilizing Registry tools and will include participant surveys and activities. The Registry is designed for ECE professionals to control their data, search for and enroll in training, link to their employer, apply for stipends, and document achievements along their career paths.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Ramirez

Angel Ramirez

Outreach & Integration Coordinator, CA ECE Workforce Registry
avatar for Pamela Becwar

Pamela Becwar

Professional Development Coordinator, CA ECE Workforce Registry
Let's talk about the CA ECE Workforce Registry. I also love to talk about ECE data, accessibility topics, data justice topics, hiking, snowshoeing, traveling, children's literature, and kids (all ages).


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

1:30pm PST

Integrating Activism into Project-Based Classroom Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Through our project-based activity model, children and their teachers will choose a dramatic play experience related to social justice that incorporates all early childhood developmental domains in a holistically integrated experience. Our Farm Stand project addresses food justice, land acknowledgment of indigenous people, and cultural and racial diversity through language, art, music, and activism.

Based on the interest of the children, and what's available in their unique learning environment, teachers will have an opportunity to design or enhance their own project-based experience. After reflecting on the needs of their community or cause that the educator and students feel passionate about, the educator will have some planning time to begin designing their own social justice project. This project will utilize the whole-child model and integrate multiple areas of growth and development. The project will address equity and diversity by encouraging familial engagement and connection.

Speakers
avatar for Ashly Tamayo

Ashly Tamayo

Farm Educator, Coastal Roots FArm
avatar for Kimberly Tomlinson

Kimberly Tomlinson

Education Manager, Coastal Roots Farm


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

1:30pm PST

Promoting Equity and Anti-Bias in Early Education Settings Overview
Limited Capacity filling up

When we put equity and anti-bias at the heart of early childhood education, we have an opportunity to create a better world. Educators can help children appreciate family, culture, and diversity as they develop their sense of self. During this overview, participants will become familiar with the four core goals of anti-bias education, explore resources that support anti-bias work in the early childhood setting, and identify strategies to foster equity and anti-bias in their programs.

Speakers
avatar for Denisse Camargo

Denisse Camargo

Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach, San Diego County Office of Education


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

1:30pm PST

SPANISH: Aspectos ocultos del comportamiento dificil de los niños: proporcionando un entorno inclusivo y seguro
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Todos los niños tienen comportamients desafiantes en un momento u otro y hay varios factores que pueden causar esa conducta, sin embargo, sabemos que el comportamiento es una forma de comunicacion y es importante saber lo que causa que el niña/o sea etiquetado, despreciado y en ocasiones, suspendido o incluso expulsado por estos comportamientos. Sin embargo, algunos de esos comportamientos pueden ocultar un problema mayor.

Nuestra presentación se centrará en lo que hay detrás de esas conductas extremas; exploraremos como el trauma (pobreza, violencia doméstica, abuso infantil, enfermedades mentales, inmigración) afecta el desarrollo de los niños, pero particularmente el desarrollo socio-emocional, lo que causa comportamientos negativos y reacciones sensoriales. Nuestra intención no es solo capacitar a los profesores a analizar estos comportamientos desde una perspectiva diferente sino tambien compartir estrategias para proporcionar un entorno inclusivo que apoye a esos niños que está teniendo dificultades en el aula y que se sientan seguros y aceptados.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Loretan, MFT

Caroline Loretan, MFT

Mental Health Clinician, Behavior Specialist, Palomar Health, Healthy Development Services
avatar for Angeles Flores M.Ed

Angeles Flores M.Ed

Developmental Services Specialist DSS, Palomar Health, Healthy Development Services


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

3:00pm PST

First 5 San Diego
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

Program Manager, First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.


Friday March 11, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

3:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply

Join Brooke as she shares the new Discount School Supply products for 2022. Don't miss out on the live raffles at each live demo as well!


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

3:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Lakeshore Learning

Learn with Lakeshore! Join us for a special live demo of our products!



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Bobby Hawke

Bobby Hawke

Regional Vice President, Lakeshore Learning Materials
At Lakeshore, we believe in creating products that matter. Developed by teachers for teachers, our hands-on learning materials are meticulously crafted to help children reach developmental and academic milestones through sixth grade, with furniture designed for any learning space... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Mark Rivas

Mark Rivas

Regional Manager, Lakeshore Learning
At Lakeshore, we believe in creating products that matter. Developed by teachers for teachers, our hands-on learning materials are meticulously crafted to help children reach developmental and academic milestones through sixth grade, with furniture designed for any learning space... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

3:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - The First 12 Days of Preschool - Jeannette Crystal Bradley

1, 2, 3 ... who will count with me?

Preschool is a big step, for kids and parents alike, but getting prepared can be just as fun as your family's new adventure will be! The First 12 Days of Preschool invites you to join new animal friends as they learn valuable preschool lessons in an irresistible sing-along book by 25-year veteran educator (and smile creator) Jeanette Crystal Bradley.

Captivating and colorful illustrations will encourage helpful and exciting conversations like:
Do animals like to take naps at school?
Can cats become superheroes?
Which hand does an octopus write with?

The charmingly brilliant combination of pictures, words, and music will stay with your kiddo throughout the day, and with each read ( or song and dance solo if that's their thing!) they'll feel more prepared for everything new and exciting that's coming their way! The First 12 Days of Preschool also supports the Olivia Hudson Foundation, which funds pediatric brain cancer research, helps families in financial need, and increases awareness of brain cancer in children. Copies of the book will be donated to hospitals treating children and supporting families.

Never stop exploring! Visit thefirst12daysofpreschool.com to learn more about your new animal friends and other fun activities perfect for preschool and beyond.



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Owner & Executive Director, Door to the Future Preschool
Jeanette Crystal Bradley's “The First 12 Days of Preschool: Reading, Singing, and Dancing Can Prepare Kiddos and Parents!” gained worldwide recognition for number one new release and number one bestseller in multiple categories. She has also gained a five-star reader's favorite... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

3:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - TOOTRIS

Success in the Digital Economy: How You Can Boost Enrollments and Visibility of Your Program With TOOTRiS

Learn how TOOTRiS helps providers boost enrollments and directly connect in real time with working parents, transact payments online, and stay in regulatory compliance, all at no cost to them.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Director Of Customer Growth & Success, TOOTRiS
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents - especially women - to secure quality Child Care, while... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

3:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Learn about the variety of services and supports YMCA Childcare Resource Service provides at no-cost to the diverse early care and education community in San Diego County.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christie Yorty

Christie Yorty

Social Services Program Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

Associate Executive Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall
 
Saturday, March 12
 

8:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply

Join Brooke as she shares the new Discount School Supply products for 2022. Don't miss out on the live raffles at each live demo as well!


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:00am PST

Live Demonstration - The First 12 Days of Preschool - Jeannette Crystal Bradley

1, 2, 3 ... who will count with me?

Preschool is a big step, for kids and parents alike, but getting prepared can be just as fun as your family's new adventure will be! The First 12 Days of Preschool invites you to join new animal friends as they learn valuable preschool lessons in an irresistible sing-along book by 25-year veteran educator (and smile creator) Jeanette Crystal Bradley.

Captivating and colorful illustrations will encourage helpful and exciting conversations like:
Do animals like to take naps at school?
Can cats become superheroes?
Which hand does an octopus write with?

The charmingly brilliant combination of pictures, words, and music will stay with your kiddo throughout the day, and with each read ( or song and dance solo if that's their thing!) they'll feel more prepared for everything new and exciting that's coming their way! The First 12 Days of Preschool also supports the Olivia Hudson Foundation, which funds pediatric brain cancer research, helps families in financial need, and increases awareness of brain cancer in children. Copies of the book will be donated to hospitals treating children and supporting families.

Never stop exploring! Visit thefirst12daysofpreschool.com to learn more about your new animal friends and other fun activities perfect for preschool and beyond.



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Owner & Executive Director, Door to the Future Preschool
Jeanette Crystal Bradley's “The First 12 Days of Preschool: Reading, Singing, and Dancing Can Prepare Kiddos and Parents!” gained worldwide recognition for number one new release and number one bestseller in multiple categories. She has also gained a five-star reader's favorite... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:00am PST

Live Demonstration - TOOTRIS

Success in the Digital Economy: How You Can Boost Enrollments and Visibility of Your Program With TOOTRiS

Learn how TOOTRiS helps providers boost enrollments and directly connect in real time with working parents, transact payments online, and stay in regulatory compliance, all at no cost to them.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Director Of Customer Growth & Success, TOOTRiS
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents - especially women - to secure quality Child Care, while... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:00am PST

Live Demonstration - YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Learn about the variety of services and supports YMCA Childcare Resource Service provides at no-cost to the diverse early care and education community in San Diego County.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christie Yorty

Christie Yorty

Social Services Program Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

Associate Executive Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

8:30am PST

Welcome Address and Keynote Speakers

Speakers
avatar for Jeannette Chien

Jeannette Chien

Deputy Superintendent, Learning and Leadership Services, San Diego County Office of Education
Dr. Jeanette Chien is the deputy superintendent of Learning and Leadership Services at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). She is committed to providing students with rigorous learning opportunities, ensuring equity and access for underrepresented students, and positively... Read More →
avatar for Dina Castro

Dina Castro

Director and Professor, Boston University Institute for Early Childhood Well-Being
Dr. Dina C. Castro is Director of the Boston University Institute for Early Childhood Well-Being and faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Prior to joining, Boston University, she was Professor and the Velma E. Schmidt Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education at the... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Zoom

9:35am PST

Overcoming Preschool Anxiety
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Jeanette Crystal Bradley is Director of Preschool Education and Author of “The First 12 Days of Preschool.”  Her 25 years of experience have equipped her to bring solutions to problems parents face when enrolling their children in preschool.  As “Preschool for All” becomes a reality, more parents and children will experience anxiety and uncertainty.  “The First 12 Days of Preschool” helps parents and children discover what to expect in preschool as they experience the classroom coming to life.  Children and parents will be able to overcome “preschool anxiety.”  The book and music video demonstrate social justice and equality in a high-quality learning center.  These tools demonstrate anti-bias and culturally sensitive teaching that children can experience while singing and dancing.  This is an excellent way to remove fears while demonstrating social justice and diversity in the classroom.  This will prepare all children for success before even stepping foot into the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Owner & Executive Director, Door to the Future Preschool
Jeanette Crystal Bradley's “The First 12 Days of Preschool: Reading, Singing, and Dancing Can Prepare Kiddos and Parents!” gained worldwide recognition for number one new release and number one bestseller in multiple categories. She has also gained a five-star reader's favorite... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Zoom

9:35am PST

SPANISH: The Impact of Trained and Qualified Spoken Language Interpreters on Multilingual Family Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Soler

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 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Zoom

9:35am PST

ARABIC: كيف نضم الأطفال من ذوي القدرات المختلفة في برامج التعليم الأولي
Limited Capacity seats available

من خلال عرضي هذا أحب أن أساهم في تثقيف مجتمعي (التعليمي) حول القوة الكامنة بالكلمات - إبدال مصطلح (أطفال ذوي حاجات خاصة) الى (الأطفال ذوي القدرات المختلفة) و منافع وتدابير نظام الضم في برامج التعليم الأولي


Through my presentation, I would like to educate my community about the power of words--replacing the phrase "Children with special needs" with "Children with DIFFERENT ABILITIES" and the benefits and strategies of inclusion in Early Childhood settings.

Speakers
avatar for Likaa Mohamad

Likaa Mohamad

Early Educator, AKA-Head Start
My vision of  children’s whole development and education acquisition is a relationship-based environment in which the three parties: educators, learners, and their primary caregivers collaboratively work, ultimately grow, and freely enjoy life together. Children best grow if they... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Zoom

9:35am PST

Developing a Sense of Self Through Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

Through books, adults have the opportunity to show children they were a part of the past, they belong in the present, and they have a place in the future. Books can help children view the diverse world in which they live and see a world in which they are celebrated and valued. Through this workshop, participants will explore ways to promote children's sense of self and diversity through literacy.

Speakers

Saturday March 12, 2022 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Zoom

9:35am PST

Hidden Aspects of Child Perceived Misbehaviors: Providing an Inclusive and Safe Environment to All Children
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Loretan, MFT

Caroline Loretan, MFT

Mental Health Clinician, Behavior Specialist, Palomar Health, Healthy Development Services
avatar for Angeles Flores M.Ed

Angeles Flores M.Ed

Developmental Services Specialist DSS, Palomar Health, Healthy Development Services


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Zoom

9:35am PST

Sing it! Rap It! Rhyme It! Books that Celebrate Black Boys
Limited Capacity seats available

In the past, children's books that featured culturally diverse characters were hard to come by. But that has changed significantly in the last few years. It is becoming easier than ever before to find diverse titles. Children need to see people who look like them who have faced challenges, overcome obstacles, and made a difference in the world. Although we may have more access to books, knowing how to present books that represent diversity, can sometimes be a challenge. Join us in this exciting and interactive workshop dedicated to exploring the kind of books that affirm and celebrate Black boys. Participants will learn to develop simple techniques to convert any story into a song, rap, or rhyme; look for books that represent Black characters in a variety of ways that Black children can imagine their past, present, and future; and select books that represent communities positively; that show the richness of communities, their strength, and resilience.

Padlet Link: https://padlet.com/mdinkin/Bookmarks

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 Miranda Dinkins

Miranda Dinkins

Associate Clinal Social Worker, Pupil Personnel Services Credentialed, Wellness Together


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Zoom

9:35am PST

SPANISH: Promoción de la diversidad cultural a través de las artes: artes visuales, literatura y música
Limited Capacity seats available

En esta presentacion, los participantes definirán y discutirán el significado de la diversidad cultural y explorarán estrategias efectivas para promover la diversidad cultural a través de las artes: artes visuales, literatura y música. Durante esta sesión, mejoraremos las prácticas de alta calidad que respondan a las necesidades de los niños pequeños, diversas familias, habilidades, razas, culturas e idiomas a través de experiencias en grupos pequeños. Este tema beneficiará a maestros que se ocupan de niños pequeños independientemente de su edad.

Speakers
avatar for Lenika Flores

Lenika Flores

Quality Support Manager, YMCA
A mom of three young boys. I am a child development educator passionate about teaching the whole child. With 21 years of experience working in the early childhood field as a teacher, director, and an administrator. I feel a commitment to share my stories, anecdotes, experiences, and... Read More →
avatar for Jackqueline Espinoza

Jackqueline Espinoza

Preschool Diagnostic Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District
Ms. Jacky is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Early Childhood Educator with more than five years of experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education. Her educational experience consists of a Master of Arts in Education with specialization in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Galindo

Michelle Galindo

Early Childhood Education Specialist/Instructor, Southwestern College
Michelle Galindo is a bilingual, Spanish Early Childhood Education Specialist with 20 years of experience as a Trainer, Mentor/Coach, Professor and Conference Presenter. She has extensive experience facilitating equitable and multicultural instruction in higher education and professional... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Zoom

9:35am PST

The Cradle to Prison Pipeline: Restorative Justice Practice in Early Childhood Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Exclusionary discipline practices such as suspension and expulsion are increasing in preschools across the country. This practice is so widespread that an estimated 250 children, between the ages of two and five, are suspended from school each day. The most vulnerable groups for school suspensions and expulsions are Black children, boys, and students with disabilities. The Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline extends the School-to-prison pipeline to consider exclusionary discipline practice in Preschool and the lasting impact this has on young children. All children deserve fair and equitable access to high quality early childhood education. This innovative presentation incorporates restorative justice alongside developmentally appropriate practice to support the early learning community in creating environments where every child has the opportunity to thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Brittney Carey

Brittney Carey

Founder, Conscious Pathways


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Zoom

11:00am PST

First 5 San Diego
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

Program Manager, First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply

Join Brooke as she shares the new Discount School Supply products for 2022. Don't miss out on the live raffles at each live demo as well!


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - The First 12 Days of Preschool - Jeannette Crystal Bradley

1, 2, 3 ... who will count with me?

Preschool is a big step, for kids and parents alike, but getting prepared can be just as fun as your family's new adventure will be! The First 12 Days of Preschool invites you to join new animal friends as they learn valuable preschool lessons in an irresistible sing-along book by 25-year veteran educator (and smile creator) Jeanette Crystal Bradley.

Captivating and colorful illustrations will encourage helpful and exciting conversations like:
Do animals like to take naps at school?
Can cats become superheroes?
Which hand does an octopus write with?

The charmingly brilliant combination of pictures, words, and music will stay with your kiddo throughout the day, and with each read ( or song and dance solo if that's their thing!) they'll feel more prepared for everything new and exciting that's coming their way! The First 12 Days of Preschool also supports the Olivia Hudson Foundation, which funds pediatric brain cancer research, helps families in financial need, and increases awareness of brain cancer in children. Copies of the book will be donated to hospitals treating children and supporting families.

Never stop exploring! Visit thefirst12daysofpreschool.com to learn more about your new animal friends and other fun activities perfect for preschool and beyond.



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Owner & Executive Director, Door to the Future Preschool
Jeanette Crystal Bradley's “The First 12 Days of Preschool: Reading, Singing, and Dancing Can Prepare Kiddos and Parents!” gained worldwide recognition for number one new release and number one bestseller in multiple categories. She has also gained a five-star reader's favorite... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - TOOTRIS

Success in the Digital Economy: How You Can Boost Enrollments and Visibility of Your Program With TOOTRiS

Learn how TOOTRiS helps providers boost enrollments and directly connect in real time with working parents, transact payments online, and stay in regulatory compliance, all at no cost to them.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Director Of Customer Growth & Success, TOOTRiS
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents - especially women - to secure quality Child Care, while... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Learn about the variety of services and supports YMCA Childcare Resource Service provides at no-cost to the diverse early care and education community in San Diego County.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christie Yorty

Christie Yorty

Social Services Program Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

Associate Executive Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall

11:30am PST

Responsive Leadership: Promoting and Fostering Social Justice in Early Childhood Educators
Limited Capacity filling up

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 →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Zoom

11:30am PST

Curriculum as Conversations
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will present strategies and resources for early educators to intentionally integrate the five lenses of diversity; anti bias curriculum with preschool learning foundations learning domains.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Harper

Michelle Harper

Curriculum as Conversations, Mt San Jacinto College


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Zoom

11:30am PST

Promoting Equity and Anti-Bias in Early Education Settings Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

When we put equity and anti-bias at the heart of early childhood education, we have an opportunity to create a better world. Educators can help children appreciate family, culture, and diversity as they develop their sense of self. During this overview, participants will become familiar with the four core goals of anti-bias education, explore resources that support anti-bias work in the early childhood setting, and identify strategies to foster equity and anti-bias in their programs.

Speakers
avatar for Denisse Camargo

Denisse Camargo

Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach, San Diego County Office of Education


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Zoom

11:30am PST

Running Records en dos idiomas: The Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Knowing how well your students are progressing in reading is a vital part of teaching. Running Records are an essential tool for determining students' reading assets, progress and needs. This is one of two sessions during this conference for TK-K-1st teachers to learn to apply running records in Spanish or in English or both as a practical formative assessment to guide instruction.

In "The Basics" session: You will learn from analyzing your students’ miscues and patterns across languages to move reading forward. In fact, you will practice administering running records in English and Spanish using video recordings from real classrooms with students who are English learners and Spanish learners.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Craft

Cynthia Craft

Coordinator: Reading, Literacy, Language Arts, San Diego COE
Using running records as a part of a formative assessment process.Reading RecoveryEarly Literacy Interventions
avatar for Jorge Cuevas Antillon

Jorge Cuevas Antillon

District Advisor: Curriculum & Instruction, San Diego County Office of Education
Jorge Cuevas Antillón is a well-known voice on effective language learning. His capacity to serve schools and districts comes from decades in education, as a teacher, reading coach, school/district administrator and educational grant writer and manager. As the District Advisor for... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Zoom

11:30am PST

SPANISH: Cómo fomentar el sentido de pertenencia en los niños integrando la comida, la música y el lenguaje natal
Limited Capacity seats available

En una sociedad diversa, es importante que las maestras estemos preparadas para integrar a las familias de diferentes antecedentes culturales. Trabajar con un grupo culturalmente diverso es reconocer la riqueza que representan cada uno de ellos. Fomentar el sentido de pertenencia es determinante para hacer a las familias sentirse aceptadas y bienvenidas. ¿Qué puedes hacer tú para apoyar a la diversidad cultural de tus estudiantes y hacerlos sentir que pertenecen?  ¿Cómo puedes hacer sentir a las familias orgullosas de donde vienen, de su cultura y lenguaje materno? Acompáñanos en esta conferencia a aprender estrategias para la integración y aceptación de la diversidad cultural.

Speakers
avatar for Giselle Moreno

Giselle Moreno

Quality Support Specialist, YMCA CRS
An enthusiastic Mexican American advocate of Early Childhood Mental Health. Have had the opportunity of working alongside fellow advocates in the field for YMCA of San Diego County for over 11 years, serving and providing support for children, their families, and those who care for... Read More →
avatar for Lenika Flores

Lenika Flores

Quality Support Manager, YMCA
A mom of three young boys. I am a child development educator passionate about teaching the whole child. With 21 years of experience working in the early childhood field as a teacher, director, and an administrator. I feel a commitment to share my stories, anecdotes, experiences, and... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Zoom

11:30am PST

SPANISH: Tiempo Conmigo! Como Demostrar Interacciones Respetuosas y Sensibles usando Comunicacion Positiva con Ninos y Familias de Diversas Culturas
Limited Capacity seats available

Este taller interactivo para educadores que atienden a niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años promoverá las relaciones entre el educador y el niño apoyando las diferencias individuales de diversos orígenes lingüísticos y culturales. Reflexionaremos sobre el importancia de la sensibilidad cultural, las interacciones respetuosas y la competencia cultural en entornos de aprendizaje de alta calidad. Los participantes experimentarán discusiones y actividades en grupos pequeños para fomentar la colaboración y la reflexión con otros sobre la orientación y la comunicación culturalmente sensible con las familias.

Speakers
avatar for Jackqueline Espinoza

Jackqueline Espinoza

Preschool Diagnostic Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District
Ms. Jacky is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Early Childhood Educator with more than five years of experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education. Her educational experience consists of a Master of Arts in Education with specialization in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Galindo

Michelle Galindo

Early Childhood Education Specialist/Instructor, Southwestern College
Michelle Galindo is a bilingual, Spanish Early Childhood Education Specialist with 20 years of experience as a Trainer, Mentor/Coach, Professor and Conference Presenter. She has extensive experience facilitating equitable and multicultural instruction in higher education and professional... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Zoom

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply

Join Brooke as she shares the new Discount School Supply products for 2022. Don't miss out on the live raffles at each live demo as well!


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - The First 12 Days of Preschool - Jeannette Crystal Bradley

1, 2, 3 ... who will count with me?

Preschool is a big step, for kids and parents alike, but getting prepared can be just as fun as your family's new adventure will be! The First 12 Days of Preschool invites you to join new animal friends as they learn valuable preschool lessons in an irresistible sing-along book by 25-year veteran educator (and smile creator) Jeanette Crystal Bradley.

Captivating and colorful illustrations will encourage helpful and exciting conversations like:
Do animals like to take naps at school?
Can cats become superheroes?
Which hand does an octopus write with?

The charmingly brilliant combination of pictures, words, and music will stay with your kiddo throughout the day, and with each read ( or song and dance solo if that's their thing!) they'll feel more prepared for everything new and exciting that's coming their way! The First 12 Days of Preschool also supports the Olivia Hudson Foundation, which funds pediatric brain cancer research, helps families in financial need, and increases awareness of brain cancer in children. Copies of the book will be donated to hospitals treating children and supporting families.

Never stop exploring! Visit thefirst12daysofpreschool.com to learn more about your new animal friends and other fun activities perfect for preschool and beyond.



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Owner & Executive Director, Door to the Future Preschool
Jeanette Crystal Bradley's “The First 12 Days of Preschool: Reading, Singing, and Dancing Can Prepare Kiddos and Parents!” gained worldwide recognition for number one new release and number one bestseller in multiple categories. She has also gained a five-star reader's favorite... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - TOOTRIS

Success in the Digital Economy: How You Can Boost Enrollments and Visibility of Your Program With TOOTRiS

Learn how TOOTRiS helps providers boost enrollments and directly connect in real time with working parents, transact payments online, and stay in regulatory compliance, all at no cost to them.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Director Of Customer Growth & Success, TOOTRiS
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents - especially women - to secure quality Child Care, while... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Learn about the variety of services and supports YMCA Childcare Resource Service provides at no-cost to the diverse early care and education community in San Diego County.



Sponsor Attendees
avatar for Christie Yorty

Christie Yorty

Social Services Program Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

Associate Executive Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

1:30pm PST

SPANISH: Descubriendo el líder en ti: prácticas de equidad y justicia social
Limited Capacity seats available

En este taller explorará y reflexionará sobre sus prácticas como lideres de la educación temprana. Aprenderá la importancia de los valores y cualidades de liderazgo para convertirse en un catalizador de la educación temprana que promueve prácticas de equidad y justicia social. Asistir a este taller les ayudará a convertirse en profesionales que utilizan su poder de liderazgo con integridad para beneficio de los niños.

Objectivos:
1. Reflexionará sobre sus experiencias como líder de la educación temprana.​
2. Aprenderá sobre las cualidades y valores de liderazgo. ​
3. Descubrirá prácticas que promueven equidad y justicia social.​

Speakers
avatar for Martha Garcia de Montes

Martha Garcia de Montes

Early Education Quality Support Coach, San Diego County Office Of Education
My career in the Early Childhood Education field began 25 years ago. I work for the San Diego County Office of Education, Early Education Programs, and Services as an Early Education Quality Support Coach. This position has given me many opportunities for professional growth and the... Read More →
avatar for Gabriela Luna

Gabriela Luna

Early Education Quality Support Coach, San Diego County Office of Education
My name is Gabriela Luna. I work for the San Diego County Office of Education and I am an Early Education Quality Support Provider. I have been in the Early Education Field for 27 years. I have work for private schools, Head Starts, school district and for the Montessori system. Early... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

The Impact of Trained and Qualified Spoken Language Interpreters on Multilingual Family Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Soler

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
Zoom

1:30pm PST

They're Never Too Young and it Starts with You
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Mendoza

Emily Mendoza

Autism Education Associate, Alexa’s PLAYC
avatar for Amy Oh

Amy Oh

M.S., BCBA, Alexa's PLAYC


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

1:30pm PST

Understanding Prismatic Parents: Living in the Intersections of Orientation, Gender, Socio-economic Status, and Race
Limited Capacity seats available

Prismatic parenting is a descriptor coined by the artist and healer Michaela Harrison to speak to the varied experience of parents in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Asexual, and Intersex (LGBTQ+) community. This workshop will give basic definitions, provide an understanding of the demographics of the LGBTQ+ parent population, and explore practices for including this community in early care settings. Participants will learn about the nuances of race, gender, orientation, and socioeconomic status in the family experience of prismatic parents by engaging in experiential activities and group discussions. Join us for this opportunity to consider ways to make prismatic families visible and thereby welcome in your early care setting. They have always been part of the human family, learn ways to show them they belong and are valued.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Stansbury

Jill Stansbury

Social and Emotional Learning Consultant, Mindful Social and Emotional Learning Solutions
Whole school social and emotional learning implementation is my passion, as well as supporting early childhood learning environments to be welcoming places for LGBTQ+ children, parents, and teachers.
avatar for Linda Banks

Linda Banks

Consultant, Linda Banks Consulting


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

1:30pm PST

Historical and Intergenerational Trauma
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this training is to increase awareness of, knowledge about, and understanding of the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma and with an emphasis on racialized experiences of young children and the families served in early childhood settings.

This module uses experiential learning whereby participants learn the content mostly through activities and reflections. Our focus will begin with strengthening self-awareness, then explore essential terminology, and finally, look at racism through the lens of Historical and Intergenerational Trauma.

Speakers
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LaTysa Flowers

Community Support Services, YMCA of San Diego County
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Lodia Ruiz

Social Service Program Director, YMCA CRS


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

1:30pm PST

Running Records en dos idiomas: The Analysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Knowing how well your students are progressing in reading is a vital part of teaching. Running Records are an essential tool for determining students' reading assets, progress and needs. This is the second of two sessions during this conference for TK-K-1st teachers to learn to apply running records in Spanish or in English or both as a practical formative assessment to guide instruction.

This is the “Analyzing Running Records” session: You will learn to analyze student reading in Spanish and English using running records to determine student’s growth and development of their reading process. Moreover, you will practice examining running records for evidence of sources of information used and neglected.

Speakers
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Cynthia Craft

Coordinator: Reading, Literacy, Language Arts, San Diego COE
Using running records as a part of a formative assessment process.Reading RecoveryEarly Literacy Interventions
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Jorge Cuevas Antillon

District Advisor: Curriculum & Instruction, San Diego County Office of Education
Jorge Cuevas Antillón is a well-known voice on effective language learning. His capacity to serve schools and districts comes from decades in education, as a teacher, reading coach, school/district administrator and educational grant writer and manager. As the District Advisor for... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

SPANISH: Habla Conmigo! Fomentando Dos Idiomas Simultaneamente para Desarrollar Lenguaje y Comprension
Limited Capacity seats available

Este taller online es una experiencia excelente para educadores trabajando con bebes, ninos pequenos y Kinder. Educadores van a fomentar su conocimiento de los ninos aprendiendo mas de un idioma con estrategias para apoyar el desarrollo del lenguaje de ninos y actividades para estimular vocabulario y comprension. Participantes van a participar en grupos pequenos y reflexionar con otros participantes sobre el desarrollo del lenguaje de ninos pequenos. Participantes van a revisar estrategias practicas para planear intencionalmente un ambiente de aprendizaje que promueve la habilidad de aprender mas de un idioma simultaneamente apoyando familias de diversas culturas, habilidades y idiomas.

Speakers
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Lenika Flores

Quality Support Manager, YMCA
A mom of three young boys. I am a child development educator passionate about teaching the whole child. With 21 years of experience working in the early childhood field as a teacher, director, and an administrator. I feel a commitment to share my stories, anecdotes, experiences, and... Read More →
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Michelle Galindo

Early Childhood Education Specialist/Instructor, Southwestern College
Michelle Galindo is a bilingual, Spanish Early Childhood Education Specialist with 20 years of experience as a Trainer, Mentor/Coach, Professor and Conference Presenter. She has extensive experience facilitating equitable and multicultural instruction in higher education and professional... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

Supporting Resilience in Young Children Impacted by Inequity and Conflict
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop aims to address systems that fail to offer access to care, where there is misdiagnosis labeling children bad instead of needing support, lack of culturally responsive treatment choices, and misuse of medication. This workshop will use interactive adult learning during which participants will build on their own experiences to develop skills to support families to use reflective, responsive caregiving with young children using a model that is fitted to the culture and values of the family. The methods are evidence based developmental, relationship based practices that are utilized nationally and internationally.

Speakers
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Joshua Feder

Programmatic Lead, International Networking Group on Peacebuilding with Young Children
Dr. Joshua Feder studied mathematics and medicine at Boston University, Psychiatry at Naval Regional Medical Center San Diego, serving the first gulf war in child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, and eventually becoming Chief of Child... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

How to Include Children with Different Abilities in Early Childhood Programs
Limited Capacity filling up

Through my presentation, I would like to educate my community about the power of words--replacing the phrase "Children with special needs" with "Children with DIFFERENT ABILITIES" and the benefits and strategies of inclusion in Early Childhood settings.

Speakers
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Likaa Mohamad

Early Educator, AKA-Head Start
My vision of  children’s whole development and education acquisition is a relationship-based environment in which the three parties: educators, learners, and their primary caregivers collaboratively work, ultimately grow, and freely enjoy life together. Children best grow if they... Read More →


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

3:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply

Join Brooke as she shares the new Discount School Supply products for 2022. Don't miss out on the live raffles at each live demo as well!


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
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Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

3:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - The First 12 Days of Preschool - Jeannette Crystal Bradley

1, 2, 3 ... who will count with me?

Preschool is a big step, for kids and parents alike, but getting prepared can be just as fun as your family's new adventure will be! The First 12 Days of Preschool invites you to join new animal friends as they learn valuable preschool lessons in an irresistible sing-along book by 25-year veteran educator (and smile creator) Jeanette Crystal Bradley.

Captivating and colorful illustrations will encourage helpful and exciting conversations like:
Do animals like to take naps at school?
Can cats become superheroes?
Which hand does an octopus write with?

The charmingly brilliant combination of pictures, words, and music will stay with your kiddo throughout the day, and with each read ( or song and dance solo if that's their thing!) they'll feel more prepared for everything new and exciting that's coming their way! The First 12 Days of Preschool also supports the Olivia Hudson Foundation, which funds pediatric brain cancer research, helps families in financial need, and increases awareness of brain cancer in children. Copies of the book will be donated to hospitals treating children and supporting families.

Never stop exploring! Visit thefirst12daysofpreschool.com to learn more about your new animal friends and other fun activities perfect for preschool and beyond.



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
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Jeanette Crystal Bradley

Owner & Executive Director, Door to the Future Preschool
Jeanette Crystal Bradley's “The First 12 Days of Preschool: Reading, Singing, and Dancing Can Prepare Kiddos and Parents!” gained worldwide recognition for number one new release and number one bestseller in multiple categories. She has also gained a five-star reader's favorite... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

3:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - TOOTRIS

Success in the Digital Economy: How You Can Boost Enrollments and Visibility of Your Program With TOOTRiS

Learn how TOOTRiS helps providers boost enrollments and directly connect in real time with working parents, transact payments online, and stay in regulatory compliance, all at no cost to them.



Sponsor Attendees
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Christine Robinson

Director Of Customer Growth & Success, TOOTRiS
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents - especially women - to secure quality Child Care, while... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
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Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall

3:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Learn about the variety of services and supports YMCA Childcare Resource Service provides at no-cost to the diverse early care and education community in San Diego County.



Sponsor Attendees
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Christie Yorty

Social Services Program Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide... Read More →

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
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Laurie Han

Associate Executive Director, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall
 
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