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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Michelle Galindo

Southwestern College
Early Childhood Education Specialist/Instructor
San Diego

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 development activities to support children’s learning and development from birth to five years. Michelle has been a College Professor since 2006 and specializes in Brain Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Social Emotional Development and is CLASS reliable for Infant, Toddler, PreK and K-3 grade levels. Her educational achievements include a Bachelors from SDSU in Child Development and Master’s degree in Educational Counseling.
Michelle is an impactful influence in the Early Education workforce presenting at conferences such as San Diego Early Years, NAEYC, CAAEYC, Teachstone Summits and has been interviewed for a CLASS PodCast on “Reframing Children’s Behavior”. Her charismatic personality and motivational facilitation approaches empowers, inspires and promotes educators' awareness focusing on quality care and early education.
Michelle is inspired daily by her husband and their two children, Alyssa of 7 years old and Roberto Jr. of 4 years old.