CHADRON – The 30th annual Excellence in Early Childhood Conference scheduled for Feb. 15-16 in Chadron State College’s Student Center will feature keynote speaker Heather Shumaker, author of “It’s OK NOT to Share” and “It’s OK to Go UP the Slide.”
Friday's sessions for CSC students, child care providers and other professionals who work with infants and toddlers will include Early Learning Guidelines: Language and Literacy, Early Learning Guidelines: Approaches to Learning, Safe With You, Positive Behavior Supports and Positive Behavior in Schools.
Friday will also feature a showing of “No Small Matters,” a documentary intended to start a conversation about the need for high-quality education and early care, followed by a discussion panel.
Shumaker’s day-long session Saturday will discuss various parenting and teaching topics, including risk, safety and toy weapons, big feelings and conflict mediation, homework and recess, screens and the changing nature of childhood, and the unfettered glory of play.
Conference attendees may register to attend or for college credit. The early registration deadline is Feb. 4 and the final registration deadline is Feb. 11. For more information contact Dr. Kim Madsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or see csc.edu/ecc.
—CSC College Relations