Thursday, February 10, 2011

In my "spare" time

April 15-16, 2011
Bay de Noc Community College
Escanaba, Michigan

In my "spare" time I volunteer as a board member and co-chair for the Upper Peninsula Early Childhood Conference Committee. This conference is held in the spring and is typically a yearly event.

There is a lot of excitement brewing for this year's event! We are fortunate to have an amazing line up of keynote and workshop speakers!

Dr. George Forman will present Friday morning's keynote on: "Getting Persuasive About Play." He will also extend his keynote information into workshop sessions on both Friday and Saturday, engaging participants in "Making Meaning of Ordinary Moments."

Mary Jo Huff will be our featured keynote on Saturday presenting: "Bloom, Bloom, Bloom, Right Where You Are!" She will also present a couple of workshops: "Storytelling- The School and Family Connection" and "Make-It, Take-It, Use It Immediately With the Children." Friday night will also feature a family night presentation where Mary Jo will engage children, families and conference participants in " Connecting Families to the World of Imagination and Wonderment."

More information in regard to the conference can be found at

I am really excited to tell you that we also have an amazing line up of workshop presenters including some personal friends of mine- Elizabeth Moberg and Nancy Blackwell! Along with two presentation's from Deborah Stewart of Teach Preschool! (You can find more information and the full conference line-up on the website)Can you tell I'm excited?????

This conference is open to educators, parents, agency members... anyone who works with young children or cares about the field of early childhood education! I hope if you are in the surrounding area or chose to take a trip, that we will SEE YOU THERE! (Early bird registration deadline is March 1, Final registration deadline is March 25)


Play for Life said...

Oh WOW ... we wish! Maybe some day?!?!
Donna :) :)

Amy A @ Child Central Station said...

I'd love to see you here in the U.P.!!!!

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