Family reading together

 

EARLY LEARNING CONFERENCE

June 27 & 28, 2017 | Kennewick, WA

Make Hotel Reservations:

Make Hotel Reservations:

Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center
1101 North Columbia Center Boulevard
1.800.733.5466
Group Code: CHIL0626

Arriving By Air?

Arriving By Air?

Fly into Pasco, WA (PSC)

Download Conference Flyer

Early Learning Conference Flyer 2017.pdf

Washington-based education professionals may apply for clock and STARS hours.

Tuesday, June 27

READY! for Kindergarten Program Training

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
$150 per attendee - lunch is included.

READY! Training

READY! Training

Erin Dickey
READY! National Program Manager

  • Facilitator Training & Updates
  • Play with a Purpose Teaching Techniques
  • Workshop Interaction Tips to Engage Adult Learners
Reception

Reception

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Wednesday, June 28

The Children's Reading Foundation & READY! Directors' Annual Conference

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
$100 per attendee - lunch is included.

Child Development for the Outreach Worker

Child Development for the Outreach Worker

Andrea Donahoe
Professor of Child Psychology

  • What do we know about brain development in children birth to age 5?
  • How are caregivers critical to that development?
  • How can parent engagement specialists best support parent/child interactions, which create healthy brain development in children?
Communicating Across Cultures

Communicating Across Cultures

Deya Osgood
Teacher Professional Development Consultant at Organization of American States

  • How do we develop the cultural competency needed to build trust with families from a different culture than our own?
  • How do we support each family in its unique cultural identity and expression?
Effectively Engaging the Community in Family Outreach

Effectively Engaging the Community in Family Outreach

Joy McCulley
Teacher, Community Leader, and Executive Director of The Children’s Reading Foundation of Okanogan

  • How do we build a network of community relationships to support the community’s children?
  • How did The Children’s Reading Foundation of Okanogan effectively develop a countywide network reaching over 400 families of young children with home visitation last year?
Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

  • Potential topics include: Funding, Parent Recruitment & Retention, Promotion, and more.