2017 CAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Fran Chasen

Co-presenter(s):  Linda Olivenbaum 
Workshop Title: Nothing to Fear! Becoming an Effective Advocate
Track: Advocacy/Public Policy
Age Group: Adult
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 107A
Theater Style: 60

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

When Early Childhood Educators discuss policy and advocacy issues there is the unspoken feeling of fear for us all. After all Early Childhood courses do not teach us to be advocates or policy gurus. We are often intimidated when thinking what are relevant Early Childhood Policies. Not too mention what has to happen to have these policies implemented.

This session will address the many ways one can be an effective advocate. How to collaborate to develop a same message and one voice that will be heard. The session is recommended for all levels of individuals in our Early Childhood field. It is important for beginners to hear and learn from more experienced advocates.It is relevant for the experienced advocates to acknowledge their role as leaders.

The workshop will encourage active interaction and collaboration among participants. The early care and education policy "hot topics" will be discussed along with strategies for developing an effective message. A comprehensive Policy Tool kit will be shared along with other resources for issues at the state and federal level.


Presenter: Fran Chasen

Co-presenter(s):  Michelle Ventimiglia 
Workshop Title: Policy Issues facing Families in America today: Raising of America
Track: Film Festival
Age Group: All
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 102
Theater Style: 25

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

The Raising of America seeks to encourage a national conversation that links early child relationships and environments to their impact on the biology of young children, and how these in turn influence adult outcomes as well as the future of the nation. This series was created in the context of a national public engagement campaign, with partners across the nation at the national, state and local level committed to using the series to generate dialogue about what we can—and should—do to make a strong start the birthright of every infant in the United States.

Conversation to cover:
• Educate and Inform
• Raise awareness about the importance of safe, stable and nurturing early child experiences and environments.
• Recognize that existing social inequities enhance or constrain how families are able to provide for their young children depending on where they fall on the socio-economic pyramid.
• Connect the future prosperity of the nation to the health and well-being of our youngest generation.
• Demonstrate that it doesn’t have to be this way, that we as a society can make different policy choices.


Presenter: Julia Childs Andrews

Co-presenter(s):  Ijumma Jordan 
Workshop Title: We Got the Power 2 – Using Conversation to Promote Change
Track: Equity and Diversity
Age Group: Adult
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 105
Theater Style: 80

Learning Level: Introductory

Language: English

Course Description

As our nation continues to struggle with systemic racial and social inequalities, the early childhood community struggles with how to change this for the children we care for and educate. How can we promote change when there are so many views on what change is needed?

This workshop is an opportunity to learn how to create safe spaces and "pockets of peace" so that we may engage in crucial conversations within our circles of influence. We will be focused on moving beyond the surface and towards taking shared action.

Professionals at all levels of experience will benefit from this discussion and reflection focused workshop.


Presenter: Seon Chun-Burbank

Co-presenter(s):  Gloria Davis 
Workshop Title: Why Accreditation Matters: Benefits, Process, Maintaining, Renewal
Track: Accreditation
Age Group: All
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 104A
Theater Style: 58

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

A panel that is consisted with various ECE professionals, such as center Directors and county educators, from across California will provide the nuts and bolts for achieving NAEYC Accreditation of programs for young children. This panel discussion is ideal for programs that are embarking on their initial, renewal or maintaining accreditation. Learn more about each component, practices and procedures, and strategies to meet all aspects of accreditation.


Presenter: Lola Cornish

Co-presenter(s):  Julie Holmes 
Workshop Title: Fostering Resilience in Ourselves and the Families We Serve
Track: Parent/Family Relationships and Support
Age Group: Adult
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 107B
Theater Style: 75

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop is developed by the National Alliance for Children's Trust and Prevention Fund as part of its training in the Strengthening Families Framework. A brief introduction to the framework will be provided. Participants will examine their own resilience and explore avenues to foster resilience in the families they serve. Participants will be encouraged to consider and reflect about what it means to work with families in a strength-based way. Participants will also learn about some tools for reflection that will help them be more intentional in using the framework as an everyday part of their work. The format includes lecture, videos, and small group activities. This workshop is appropriate for anyone who would like to learn more about how to serve families better and may be appropriate for teachers, directors or administrators.


Presenter: Alma Cortes

Co-presenter(s):  Deborah Owens 
Workshop Title: Stopping the Silos: Establishing Alliances and Advocacy in ECE Networks Within Los Angeles County and Beyond
Track: Advocacy/Public Policy
Age Group: All
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 100A
Theater Style: 70

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

Partnerships for Education, Articulation and Coordination through Higher Education (PEACH) is a collaborative of ECE faculty representing different systems who were dedicated to improving the field by working toward a common goal of strengthening the preparation and ongoing professional development of the future and existing ECE workforce in Los Angeles County. PEACH currently includes Early Childhood Education/Child Development faculty from Los Angeles county Community Colleges (CCC), California State Universities (CSU), University of California and private universities. PEACH is funded by the First 5 Commission of Los Angeles County (First 5 LA) for a 9-year period (2011-2020). During the first half of the presentation, we will set the background for discussing our model of how to strengthen existing and support the development of new and enhanced, academic professional development pathways. We will discuss effective strategies, successes and obstacles that PEACH has encountered over the last five years as ECE faculty colleagues have collaborated with related agencies to create and strengthen ECE professional development pathways in Los Angeles County. We will also discuss the scope of work for the Alliances and Advocacy Working Group. This new working group is charged with building alliances with related organizations to advocate and support the development of the ECE credential and prepare a summary of alliances and creating a 4 year advocacy action plan. During the second half of the session, participants will divide into small groups for facilitated discussion. The participants will be asked to identify and share suggestions for potential allies and partners for the Alliance/Advocacy group. Second, they will be asked to problem solve what opportunities might be available to strengthen these pathways. During this process, participants will identify current efforts in their city, county, or state aimed at creating or strengthening ECE alliances and advocacy. Third, participants will be asked to brainstorm and generate action plans to the Alliances and Advocacy Working Group scope of work for the next four years.

During the first half of the presentation, we will set the background for discussing our model of how to strengthen existing and support the development of new and enhanced, academic professional development pathways. We will discuss effective strategies, successes and obstacles that PEACH has encountered over the last four years as ECE faculty colleagues have collaborated with related agencies to create and strengthen ECE professional development pathways in Los Angeles County. We will also discuss the scope of work for the Alliances and Advocacy Working Group. This new working group is charged with building alliances with related organizations to advocate and support the development of the ECE credential and prepare a summary of alliances and creating a 4 year advocacy action plan. During the second half of the session, participants will divide into small groups for facilitated discussion. The participants will be asked to identify and share suggestions for potential allies and partners for the Alliance/Advocacy group. Second, they will be asked to problem solve what opportunities might be available to strengthen these pathways. During this process, participants will identify current efforts in their city, county, or state aimed at creating or strengthening ECE alliances and advocacy. Third, participants will be asked to brainstorm and generate action plans to the Alliances and Advocacy Working Group scope of work for the next five years.


Presenter: Mary Crist

Co-presenter(s):  Cammy Purper 
Workshop Title: Inclusion Practices in the Faith-Based Preschool
Track: Faith-based ECE
Age Group: 0-8
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 107C
Theater Style: 85

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Establishing an inclusive preschool environment in faith-based school is important, but the research has indicated that there are significant barriers to doing so. This workshop will provide a brief overview on recommendations for inclusion in the preschool settings, and present some of the research related to challenges of implementation. Participants can share and discuss solutions and ideas for overcoming these barriers to establish more inclusive environments.


Presenter: Candice Crump

Co-presenter(s):  Joseph Prologo 
Workshop Title: Building Healthy Partnerships to Build Healthy Children
Track: Curriculum - General
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 201A-B
Theater Style: 70

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

Rising obesity rates among children throughout the United States have led to stronger healthy initiatives within schools and child care settings. Research has found that actions and habits associated with a healthy lifestyle are taught at a young age by utilizing a child's five senses. This scientific evidence serves as the basis behind the Farm to Preschool curriculum, which includes taste testing local, fresh produce to "influence the eating habits of children while their preferences are still forming," and to provide expanded learning of physical activity outdoors through gardening and stencil kits. By introducing fresh fruits and vegetables to children and educating them on the importance of eating these foods as well as being active, caregivers and teachers can significantly improve the health of children as they grow older. This workshop will explore how the nutrition team at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and the County Preschool Services Department successfully collaborated to implement nutrition education and physical activity within early child care settings in an effort to help reduce childhood obesity throughout the county. Discussions will highlight measurable data outcomes and effective strategies to incorporate nutrition education and physical activity through parent and caregiver involvement. Attendees will discover ways in which they can partner with local and state-funded organizations to access these resources and help build healthy children within communities.


Presenter: Anne Cunningham

Workshop Title: Collaborating for Success: Professional Development in Language and Literacy for the 21st Century Preschool Teacher
Track: Child Development - Language/Literacy
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 03:45 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 107A
Theater Style: 60

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

Connecting research to practice, we will engage the audience in specific aspects of professional development in language and literacy, demonstrating (a) how activities are modeled, practiced and enacted; (b) collaborating to solve problems that arise in the classroom; (c) how the various elements of the meetings support both a deeper understanding of the content and pedagogy as well as teacher engagement in a cohesive and action-based collaboration. This session presents a form of professional development that draws on the strengths and knowledge of preschool teachers in the field. Information on a specific evidenced based form of Professional Learning Communities Teacher Study Groups will be explored. After attending, participants will know and be able to do: 1. Identify how Teacher Study Groups can be created in their own programs and schools. This session will include activities from a preschool oral language and early literacy Teacher Study Group that has been enacted over the last three years in low-income urban Prek settings. 2. Develop a Teacher Study Group environment that engages teachers in learning about those skills that affect children's later literacy achievement in ways that can be applied directly to the classroom. 3. Identify how formative assessment, differentiated instruction, and classroom planning in emergent literacy can be supported and integrated through Teacher Study Group discussions and teamwork. Content and Format The same form of learning used in the PLC Teacher Study Group will be modeled and employed. Through mini lectures, exploring hands-on activities, table discussions, analysis of teacher practices, this is intended to be an interactive and engaging session. Take Home Messages Connecting research to practice, we will engage the audience in specific aspects of the Teacher Study Group, demonstrating (a) how activities are modeled, practiced and enacted; (b) the strength of collaboration in solving problems that arise in the classroom; (c) how the various elements of the meetings support both a deeper understanding of the content and pedagogy as well as teacher engagement in a cohesive and action-based collaboration.


Presenter: Marcy Davidson

Workshop Title: It's Not Just Peanut Butter: Food Allergy Awareness in Early Childhood Programs
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
Age Group: All
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 200C
Theater Style: 145

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

What happens when the food you think is meant to keep you alive or to be enjoyed, is harmful? Studies show that almost 1 in 13 young children and 1 in 25 adults has an allergy to one or more foods. Chances are, you have a child or staff member in your program with a mild to severe food allergy - and it's not just peanut butter. Many children have been excluded from child care settings due to the fear of responsibility or keeping a child safe. Do you know what to do if a child has a reaction? The top eight food allergies will be discussed and information shared on how to prevent a child from harm, what you need to do to protect the child and your program, and how to make families and children feel welcome. This workshop will provide information about food allergy awareness, safety, and provide tools to create a program Food Allergy Action Plan. Fun food allergy safe curriculum activities and resources will be shared. Training ideas for staff will be explored. Learn how you can make your classroom and program safe for all children.


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