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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Meghann O'Connor

San Diego County Office Of Education
Director, Early Education
Meghann O’Connor has been in education for the past 25 years working with diverse populations as a bilingual Special Education teacher, Student Services Administrator and currently as Director of Early Education for the San Diego County Office of Education. A focus and passion within her work is on creating differentiated systems of support for the clients she serves. Through her work in local districts, she has had the opportunity to work with MTSS Teams to develop their site-based systems promoting inclusion for All and equity for those she serves. Through her support and Leadership, schools she has worked with have been recognized by the PBIS Coalition of California receiving Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards as recognition in excellence in these programs. She resides in downtown San Diego with her husband Sean, sons Quinn and Liam as well as her fur baby Max.