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Conference Schedule

Friday, March 5

8:00-8:30 Open Networking Time on Accelevents
8:30-9:00 Personal Safety Plan Development
9:00-9:45 Session A: Keynote
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:00 Session B: Workshops
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Session C: Workshops
12:15-12:30 Break
12:30-1:30 Session D: Workshops

Saturday, March 6

8:00-8:30 Open Networking Time on Accelevents
8:30-9:00 Personal Safety Plan Development
9:00-9:45 Session E: Keynote
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:00 Session F: Workshops
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Session G: Workshops
12:15-12:30 Break
12:30-1:30 Session H: Workshops

Details about individual workshops will be available in coming weeks. You do not need to select workshops when you register.

Time PeriodSessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
8:30-9:00SAFETY PLANJames NicholsonFirst UpAll Ages
9:00-9:45KEYNOTEA Different LookDr. Amy LynchAssociate Professor of Instruction in the College of Public Health (Occupational Therapy Program), Temple UniversityAll Ages
10:00-11:00A-1Take Care of You. Take Care of Baby.Christine Haley-BrinenFirst UpInfant-Toddler
10:00-11:00A-2Supporting Early Literacy with Cultural Awareness, for English/Dual Language LearnersDevon Laudenslager & Jade CintronThe Free Library of PhiladelphiaPreschool
10:00-11:00A-3Flourishing Together: Why We Teach Teachers About TraumaJillian Best Adler, Sonia Stamm, James Nicholson, Joanna LaCorteFirst UpTrauma TrainingAll Ages
10:00-11:00A-4Now’s the Time!Susn MacDonaldInspiring New PerspectivesLeadershipAll Ages
10:00-11:00A-5Culturally Responsive Self-Care PracticesDr. Lawanda Wesley, Julie Nicholson, Ph.D, and Julie KurtzCenter for Equity in Early Childhood EducationSelf-CareAll Ages
10:00-11:00A-6Brave Anti-Bias Conversation with Children & Families: A Tool for Implementing Anti-Bias EducationShawn M. BryantTeaching Excellence CenterAdvocacy/ Family EngagementAll Ages
11:00-11:15MUSIC SESSION FOR FAMILIESPeter MosesThe Mindful Experience, LLCAll Ages
11:15-12:15B-1Supporting Infants and Toddlers Social Emotional DevelopmentPatti Jo WilsonLakeshore LearningInfant-Toddler
11:15-12:15B-2Trauma-Informed Approach to Managing Challenging BehaviorsAnna SeewaldPreschool
11:15-12:15B-3Manage Children with Confidence and JoyLuann ScardinoTrauma TrainingAll Ages
11:15-12:15B-4The Voice of Early Childhood Educators: Using Stories to Impact the FieldTracy ChildressSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolLeadershipAll Ages
11:15-12:15B-5The Process of STAR 1 to 2: Introduction to QualityCatherine Bohner, Devin Hughes, and Markeeta JonesEarly Resource Learning Center (ELRC) Region 18Quality ImprovementAll Ages
11:15-12:15B-6It’s a Family ThingKim Farmer, Wendy Wagner, and Eric JohnsonFirst UpAdvocacy/ Family EngagementAll Ages
12:15-12:30YOGA SESSSION FOR FAMILIESAlix CozenFirst UpAll Ages
12:30-1:30C-1Math Knowledge & Skills: Developmentally Appropriate Math Experiences for Infant, Toddlers, and Pre-KShawn M. BryantTeaching Excellence CenterAll Ages
12:30-1:30C-2ECE Apprenticeship: Reducing Barriers to Higher EducationJean Alison, Teresa Collins, and Lisbeth RamosPublic Health Management CorporationAll Ages
12:30-1:30C-3Mindfulness for Self-Care and to Inspire ChildrenPeter MosesThe Mindful Experience, LLCAll Ages
12:30-1:30C-4Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies to Promote Adult ResilienceSusan DamicoDevereuxLeadershipAll Ages
12:30-1:30C-5Leading in a Post-Pandemic WorldMansi KakkarThe Early Learning LabAll Ages
12:30-1:30C-6Strengthening Family Engagement: Tools for Positive PartnershipSerena Washington, Sarah Grubb, & Katie GulloneAdvocacy/ Family EngagementAll Ages
Time PeriodSessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
8:30-9:00SAFETY PLANWendy WagnerFirst UpAll Ages
9:00-9:45KEYNOTESaturday Keynote PresentationThaddeus Bullard (Titus O’Neil)WWE SuperstarAll Ages
10:00-11:00D-1Supporting a Caring Learning Environment for Infants and ToddlersNancy NicewongerFirst UpInfant-Toddler
10:00-11:00D-2Creating Classroom Books: Documenting Children’s Words and WorkSusan ChopnickHarrow International School, Shenzhen, ChinaPreschool
10:00-11:00D-3Understanding Anger Session IDiane WagenhalsLakeside Global InstituteTrauma TrainingAll Ages
10:00-11:00D-4Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organization (ECE PDO) and the Advancement of the ECE FieldJennifer Pyles & Liz KnousePASSHE PDOLeadershipAll Ages
10:00-11:00D-5A Self-Care Toolkit for the Workplace and BeyondMarie Marks & Shana TreonChildren’s VillageSelf-CareAll Ages
10:00-11:00D-6Three Campaigns and YOU: Early Learning PennsylvaniaElizabeth Farwell-OzerFirst UpAdvocacy/ Family EngagementAll Ages
10:00-11:00D-7Promover la función ejecutiva a lo largo de la rutina diariaAna Hoover & Jill McFarren AvilesMcFarren Aviles & AssociatesSpanish-languageAll Ages
11:00-11:15YOGA SESSION FOR FAMILIESBari KoralYogapoloozaAll Ages
11:15-12:15E-1The Brilliance and Resilience Supporting Social Emotional Learning (SEL)Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala, Marie Marks, & Manali PatelArcadia University, Children’s Village, & The MENTOR NetworkInfant-Toddler
11:15-12:15E-2Tauma and Young Children: What Every Educator Needs to KnowSarah ErdmanFB Meekins Cooperative PreschoolPreschool
11:15-12:15E-3Advocacy During Covid: Sharing your Triumphs and Building a Better SystemElizabeth Farwell OzerFirst UpAdvocacyAll Ages
11:15-12:15E-4Repoliticizing Reggio: Democratic Education for Dangerous TimesStephen KarmalEducational Diector, Wild Lilac Child Development CommunityLeadershipAll Ages
11:15-12:15E-5Understanding Anger Session IIDiane WagenhalsLakeside Global InstituteTrauma TrainingAll Ages
11:15-12:15E-6Trauma Informed Model for Teaching Little HumansAngela H. Bayer-PersicoWorld of Angela, LLCAdvocacy/ Family EngagementAll Ages
11:15-12:15E-7De Amas De Casa, a Arquitectas de CerebrosGrace Gaillardin Jouan & Maribel TapiaSpanish-languageAll Ages
12:30-1:30F-1Nature: Essential for Children to Thrive!Peg SzcurekPegazus ConsultingAll Ages
12:30-1:30F-27 Warning Signs of Unhealthy Stress in Children and Ways to HelpHelen OberFounder, Living the Empowered Life, BSED/PsychologyPreschool
12:30-1:30F-3Yogapoloza with Bari KoralBari KoralYogapolozaSelf-careAll Ages
12:30-1:30F-4No Small Matter ViewingElizabeth Farwell OzerFirst UpLeadershipAll Ages
12:30-1:30F-5Understanding Anger Session IDiane WagenhalsLakeside Global InstituteTrauma TrainingAll Ages
12:30-1:30F-6The Next Right Thing: Using Popular Children’s Movies to Start Big ConversationsJillian Best Adler & Rebecca TyrrellFirst UpAdvocacy/ Family EngagementAll Ages
12:30-1:30F-7Hablano con Los Ninos Acerca De La Raza y La DiversidadMaribel Tapia & Grace Gallardin JouanCentral Jersey Family Health Consortium under GROWNJ Kids Program and Children’s Institute in NY (FCCERS OBSERVER)Spanish-languageAll Ages