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2018 CAAEYC Annual Conference & Expo
April 19-21, 2018, Pasadena, CA | Visit the CAAEYC Conference Website

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Registration is Now Open for the 2018 Early Learning Advocacy Day

We are excited to have Senator Connie M. Leyva and Kristin Shumacher, Budget Analyst for the California Budget Policy Center, join us for the annual Early Learning Advocacy Day on March 1, in Sacramento, California.

This all-day event will bring together early learning advocates from across California to "Seize the Moment for California's Youngest Children" and brief state legislators on why high-quality early learning programs are an essential investment for California and the nation.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Kristin Shumacher, Policy Analyst

Kristin Shumacher, Policy Analyst

Take the opportunity to:

  • Participate in small-group visits with state legislators
  • Learn about innovations in early learning taking place throughout California
  • Meet and network with other early learning advocates

March 1, 2018
California District Attorneys Association (ELAD Meeting Location)
921 - 11th Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Preliminary Schedule (subject to change):

  • Registration, Networking, Coffee & Breakfast Snacks
  • Welcome
  • Speaker: Kristin Schumacher
  • Legislative Visit Orientation and Planning
  • Closing Speaker: Senator Connie Leyva


  • Team Briefing & Networking Lunch


  • Visits to Legislature - State Capitol      

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California Association for the Education of Young Children is pleased to announce that the Awards and Grants applications are now available. Awards and Grants are open to all current members of CAAEYC and are designed to promote professional growth and educational support. 

Awards and Grants Types
  • CAAEYC Annual Conference Award (five awards)
    Successful applicants will receive complimentary full (three-day) conference early bird registration to CAAEYC's Annual Conference and Expo held on April 19-21, 2018 in Pasadena, CA.
  • Irv Kaplan Conference Award (three awards)
    Successful applicants will receive complimentary two-day conference early bird registration and a cash stipend to CAAEYC's Annual Conference and Expo held on April 19-21, 2018 in Pasadena, CA.
  • CAAEYC Presidents Education Award (1 award)
    Successful applicant will receive $1,000 to support a graduate degree or credential in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.


CAAEYC members may apply for all grant categories. Simply fill out the application and provide all supporting documents. Only complete application packages will be considered.

Application packages must be received (in the CAAEYC office, not just post-marked) no later than Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application at the end of February. For questions and assistance call CAAEYC at 916-486-7750, or email

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Future Conference Dates

2019 CAAEYC Annual Conference & Expo
April 11-13, 2019 | Santa Clara, CA 

2020 CAAEYC Annual Conference & Expo
Location TBD | Southern California

2021 CAAEYC Annual Conference & Expo
April 15-17, 2021 | Santa Clara, CA


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