Best Practices for Teaching Pre-K & K

  • For Pre-K and Kindergarten educators—teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, directors and other early education practitioners. You can benefit whether you work for a public school district, a community-based organization or a private school. 

    November 5, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Registration: 8:00 a.m.)

    Breakfast and lunch included

    Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury

    Registration fee: $95 per person “early bird”; $125 per person after 4 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019. No online registration after 4 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019. Group rate: 10% discount for groups of 20 or more. No on-site registration. 


    Keynote: Early Childhood Expulsion & Bias – How We Can Do Better For Our Children

    Presenter: Walter Gilliam, Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychology, Yale University, and Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy

    This presentation will discuss the latest findings regarding expulsion and suspension practices in early education settings, gender and racial disproportionality, and potential causes for these disparities, including the role of implicit bias. Although the presentation will review research findings, you will also be provided with emerging information about how early educators understand implicit bias, how preschool and expulsions and suspensions are understood and how we can avoid further excluding young children from early educational opportunities.

    A dozen break-out sessions on topics of importance to early educators including literacy, family engagement, mindfulness, movement and gender equity.

    You will learn about the newest products and services for early childhood from our line-up of national and local exhibitors and sponsors.

    Streamlined schedule:
    Based on teacher feedback, we’ve simplified the conference schedule to improve your professional development experience.