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.

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".

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

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

Early Years 2022 Digital Event Program

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

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

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Marlo Dinkins

San Diego County Office of Education
Early Education Quality Support Coach
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 workshops, trainings, and CoPs for the early education workforce. I earned my Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
I have been in the early childhood field for more than 25 years and have worked in both administrative and classroom settings. Throughout the years, I learned that I have a natural ability to teach young children and continue to use my creativity and out-of-the box ideas to teach and train adult learners. I am passionate about quality in early childhood, making sure that children receive the best possible care and education to help them reach their full potential.
During my free time, I love spending time outdoors, going to the movies, and celebrating special events and holidays with family and friends.