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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.

TO VIEW YOUR SCHEDULE:
Access and view your schedule by clicking the "Schedule" pull down menu located to the right of your profile picture (or head icon) and clicking "Simple".

TO ACCESS ZOOM LINKS FOR YOUR SESSIONS:
On Friday and/or Saturday you will need to log in to your Sched profile and pull up your schedule to see your workshop titles. Click on the workshop to view description, presenter information, view documents and access the Zoom link. Zoom links for each workshop will appear below each workshop title 10 minutes before that workshop is scheduled to begin on each day of the conference. Simply click on the link below the title to enter the virtual workshop. (No links will be emailed to you, you must log into your Sched account to access all Zoom links.)

HANDOUTS AND POWERPOINTS:
Some workshops will have documents affiliated with the training you are attending. These documents are available immediately for you if they are on your schedule. It is suggested that prior to the conference, you download to your computer and/or print any documents you are interested in so that you can easily access them during the conference.

EARLY YEARS PROGRAM:
Early Years 2022 Digital Event Program

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS:
Participants will receive 6 PD hours per day. Their hours will be added into the Workforce Registry between 1 to 4 weeks after the conference. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion – but will not be asked to upload this certificate to the Workforce Registry.

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

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Ruth Alcantara

San Diego County Office Of Education
Preschool Specialist
My passion in the field of education began with a focus only on children—observing and facilitating their remarkable emotional, cognitive, and physical evolution. This fervor has matured to include supporting other passionate adults who care for children and their growth. As an Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach with the San Diego County Office of Education, I support early education administrators with program enhancements so children may thrive and flourish. Throughout my 18 years working in education, I've had the wonderful opportunity of working in various roles within general education and special education programs, which included parent education. I hold an array of certifications and training authorizations, such as ERS, CLASS, PITC, Teaching Pyramid, POLL strategies, and CPIN.

Outside of work, I spend time with my family and care for our mini-farm of fruits and veggies, dogs, goats, chickens, and sometimes full bee boxes. I love learning, working with my hands, and trying new things—a life-long learner. Since you’re at the conference, you appreciate personal growth too, and I hope you enjoy the Early years Conference!
Friday, March 11
 

8:00am PST

8:30am PST

9:35am PST

11:00am PST

11:30am PST

1:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

3:00pm PST

 
Saturday, March 12
 

8:00am PST

8:30am PST

9:35am PST

11:00am PST

11:30am PST

1:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

3:00pm PST