Exploring different approaches to working with materials
Getting creative during hands-on session
All aboard! Bus tour prepares to depart.
Opportunities abound for making connections.
Teamwork helps with problem solving.
Using creativity in the classroom.
Ranger Marty Silvers on observing nature.
Science prompts language exploration.
Developing language and literacy by studying mealworms.
Cheryl Turner discusses the principles of self-regulation.
Jennifer Daniels demonstrates music for literacy development.
Dean Aloia addressing conference attendees.
Volunteers staff registration tables.
Dr. Lise Fox discusses social emotional development.
Jennifer Daniels presents a popular session.
Doctoral students examine research poster.
ETSU Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning would like to thank all of the attendees, exhibitors, and the presenters who participated in the 57th Annual Early Childhood Conference at Meadowview Conference Center.
We hope to see you again in July 12-14, 2018!!!
“It was interactive, fun, and engaging! I learned a LOT!”
“I learned that there is no limit to materials children can use.”
“Real life video examples were very useful and helpful to our discussions!”
“I loved the positive influence games have in the classroom. For a long time I thought having children wait turns was not positive for young children. Thank You!!!”
“I enjoyed having more space for sessions!”
“This conference is a great resource for new ideas and current research. It is a great
way to recharge my energy for teaching!”
“Excellent! Loved it EACH DAY!”
“I liked that the exhibitors were all in one location!”
“Good variety of products for sale!”
“Lunch was smooth and delicious!”
“Facilities were beautiful and exceptional!”
“Self-Check Registration was SUPERB!!! Easy, Fast, Smooth!!!
“My first conference, and I LOVED it!”
“Gained lots of information! A+!!!”
“I met SO many people! Great networking conference!”
“Every aspect of the conference was well executed.”
“Knowledge is power!!!”
“This is my favorite conference to attend. This year was exceptional. Can’t wait to
see what is offered next year – Date is already on my calendar!!!”
“I was given the opportunity to attend. I am so happy I signed up!!! I really enjoyed the sessions.”
Let's Get This Party Started with Songs from Brady Rymer!
8:30 - 9:15
Meadowview Marriott Conference Resort & Conference Center
1901 Meadowview Parkway
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
STEM | REGGIO | LITERACY | ART | EARLY LEARNING | ADMINISTRATION | MUSIC
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL | SPECIAL NEEDS
Friday Bus Tour: For a small fee, have an educational ride in a new, luxurious motor coach Friday morning to two Reggio-inspired ETSU child care programs tours, and be back in time for complimentary lunch and afternoon sessions. Numbers are limited! Please register here.
Research Poster Session: Beginning this year, we have a research poster session presented by faculty and graduate students at the East Tennessee State University.
Exhibitors: We have a variety of exhibitors in the Exhibitor Hall with music, books, classroom materials, early childhood themed clothing, and technology for all early childhood classrooms.
Scholastic Bookfair: Back again this year! Participants in previous years had very positive comments about the selection of books and appreciated the opportunity shop the wide variety of titles, authors, and age groups.
For additional information contact:
Sonia Yoshizawa, Conference Coordinator
ETSU Center of Excellence in
Early Childhood Learning and Development
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