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Conference Schedule

The workshop schedule below has information to help you plan your time at Equity Starts Early.  Please note that you will not need to select workshops when you register this year. For a description of each workshop, simply mouse-over the title of the workshop.

Please note: The details below are not yet finalized and workshops may change or be added prior to the conference. We will also be linking any downloadable materials provided by the presenters on this web page, so be sure to check back as the conference approaches!

If you prefer to work with a hardcopy version of the workshops, please download this document, which contains the same information as below.

Workshops

SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
A-1Friday Keynote PresentationDr. Rosemarie AllenAll Ages
SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
B-1Q&A with Rosemarie AllenDr. Rosemarie AllenAll Ages
B-2Communicating With Children About RaceZaina Cahill, Nikki GranthamChildren’s VillageAll Ages
B-3Becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare ProgramNikki LeePhiladelphia Department of Public HealthCultivating ConnectionsAll Ages
B-4STARS 101Beth HuertasPublic Health Management CorporationAll Ages
B-5Play in Nature: Children Need It and You Can Do It!Karen LefkovitzAll Ages
B-6A Conversation on Health Justice and Early Childhood EducationShannon WisePhiladelphia Department of Public HealthAll Ages
B-7How to Use Music to Empower Children in Your ClassroomLiv GusamanoSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolInfant-Toddler
B-8Putting Relationships First: Using Reggio Emilia to be Culturally ResponsiveTraci Childress, Lisa BrowneSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolPre-K
B-9What’s It All About, Alfie? The History and Evolution of Special EducationNancy GoldenThe Little ConniesPre-K
B-10Communications Skills for Leaders and AdvocatesC. Jacqueline ChaneyAll Ages
SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
CD-1Double Block Session: Culturally Responsive Loose Parts for I/TMiriam Beloglovsky
CD-2Double Block Session: Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Childhood EducationDr. Aisha WhiteUniversity of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development
C-3Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children ThriveTamar Jacobson, Ph.D.Rider UniversityAll Ages
C-4STARS 102Beth HuertasPublic Health Management CorporationAll Ages
C-5Tough Talks: Engaging Families in Critical ConversationsRebecca LamarLOTO Training ConceptsAll Ages
C-6Trauma 101: An Overview of Trauma-Informed CareCathleen Stith Watkins, Marc CalicaLakeside Global InstituteAll Ages
C-7Opening Up A Pink and Blue Can of WormsMichael Roach, Carol WolfParent-Infant Center, Abington Friends SchoolAll Ages
C-8Reflections of Us: Diversity in Children’s BooksChris Caputo, Devon LaudenslagerThe Free Library of PhiladelphiaPre-K
C-9Encouraging Racial Justice Through Your Early Learning EnvironmentJillian Best-AdlerFirst UpAll Ages
C-10Meet Your PolicymakersState Rep. Tom Murt, State Sen. Art Haywood, Tyrone ScottPA State Congress, First UpLeadership
SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
CD-1Double Block Session: Culturally Responsive Loose Parts for I/TMiriam BeloglovskyInfant-Toddler
CD-2Double Block Session: Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Childhood EducationDr. Aisha White, Medina JacksonUniversity of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development
D-3Responsive Approaches to Culture in the ClassroomTraci ChildressSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolAll Ages
D-4STARS JeopardyBeth HuertasPublic Health Management CorporationAll Ages
D-5Transition Time Transformers: Techniques for Great Transition TimesRebecca LamarLOTO Training ConceptsAll Ages
D-6Trauma 103: Recognizing Secondary and Vicarious Trauma for CaregiversCathleen Stith Watkins, Marc CalicaLakeside Global InstituteAll Ages
D-7Black Books MatterMartina Barbour, Pamela GrovesBaby WordplayAll Ages
D-8Engaging Families in Experiential Learning Events: Connecting Play to LearningKaren LefkovitzLeadership
D-9The Whole Child: Solutions to Managing Difficult BehaviorsAnna SeewaldAuthentic ParentingPre-K
D-10Look! Reflect! Connect! Strategies for Meaningful and Inclusive Pre-K Arts IntegrationLauren S. NeachThe Barnes FoundationPre-K
SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
E-1Saturday Keynote PresentationDr. Veirdre JacksonAll Ages
SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
F-1Q&A with Dr. Veirdre JacksonDr. Veirdre JacksonAll Ages
F-2Observation for Screening, Assessment, and Individualized PlanningBeth HuertasPublic Health Management CorporationAll Ages
F-3Teaching Reading to Black Children: Improving Performance through Effective InstructionRenee Coates-SmithReady for Life Scholastic Center, Inc.K-3
F-4Blueprint for Early Childhood Educational Leadership: Effectively Coaching and Supervising Group SupervisorsKimrenee PattersonFrom Theory to Practice, LLCLeadership
F-5Positive Discipline: How We Speak to ChildrenMichele FortierEarly Childhood StrategiesPre-K
F-6Stop Preaching to the Choir! Strategies for Creating Community and Engaging All Kinds of FamiliesRebecca DhondtSmith Memorial Playground and PlayhousePre-K
F-7Positive Representation in Children’s Books MattersLisa Browne, Chrishante DandySt. Mary’s Nursery School, Widener Partnership CharterPre-K
F-8Stress Management and Mindfulness for Teachers, Parents, and KidsPeter MosesThe Mindful Experience, LLCAll Ages
F-9Spoiling Them? How Relationships with Infants and Toddlers Impact Their Sense of SelfChristine Haley-BrinenFirst UpInfant-Toddler
F-10Start Strong PA: Why Quality Matters Most for Infants and ToddlersElizabeth Farwell OzerFirst UpLeadership
SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
GH-1Double Block Session: Choose Love in Education: Be Part of the SolutionScarlett LewisJesse Lewis Choose Love MovementAll Ages
GH-2Double Block Session: New Strategies for Ensuring Equitable Access to Learning for Dual Language LearnersKaren NemethLanguage Castle LLCAll Ages
GH-3Double Block Session: Male Inclusion: The Problem and The SolutionJoel AustinDaddy University Inc.All Ages
G-4Connecting Educators and Families: Early Childhood Literacy and ActivitiesMarcie AboffAll Ages
G-5What Are Your Personality Strengths? Recognizing Them in Yourself and OthersMichele FortierEarly Childhood StrategiesAll Ages
G-6Forming and Reforming Early Reading, Writing, and Talking Across the CurriculumDr. Bonnie Botel-Sheppard, Holly CohenPenn Literacy NetworkAll Ages
G-7Let’s Read Math: Combine Early Reading with Early MathClaire PassantinoLet’s Read MathK-3
G-8Addressing Challenging Behaviors Especially Those Related to AutismDeborah E. Schadler, Ph.D., PRSEGwynedd Mercy UniversityPre-K
G-9Supporting Dual Language Learners with Challenging BehaviorsMonica CharrisNorth Hudson Community Action Corporation Head StartPre-K
G-10Film Screening: No Small MatterAll Ages
SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
GH-1Double Block Session: Choose Love in Education: Be Part of the SolutionScarlett LewisJesse Lewis Choose Love MovementAll Ages
GH-2Double Block Session: New Strategies for Ensuring Equitable Access to Learning for Dual Language LearnersKaren NemethLanguage Castle LLCAll Ages
GH-3Double Block Session: Male Inclusion: The Problem and The SolutionJoel AustinDaddy University Inc.All Ages
H-4Early Childhood Apprenticeship ProgramTa’Mora JacksonDistrict 1199c Training & Upgrading FundAll Ages
H-5Designing Book Sharing Programming for Infants and ToddlersLaura WallaceMaternity Care CoalitionInfant-Toddler
H-6Wild Child: Connecting Children to Animals & Nature in the ClassroomLaura Soder, Marisa Hadley, Elisa TylerElmwood Park ZooK-3
H-7Leading for Equity: Becoming an Anti-Bias Early Childhood LeaderLindsey Allard AgnambaLeadership
H-8Conversations That Build Bridges, Not WallsDeborah E. Schadler, Ph.D., PRSEGwynedd Mercy UniversityPre-K
H-9Family Engagement: Including Families in the Early Learning ExperienceCindy TerebushPre-K
H-10Building Bridges: The Importance of Culture, Community and CollaborationMalkia Ofori-Agyekum, Katie RubinsteinParent-Child Home Program, PHMCLeadership