Early Childhood Conference

The 41st Annual:

Early Childhood Conference

Friday, August 4, 2017

8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by: Concordia Early Childhood Education Center
College of Education/Division of Innovation and Outreach

 An In-Service Experience for Early Childhood Educators Birth to Grade 3

  • Workshops for Primary, Kindergarten and Preschool Teachers
  • Workshops for Childcare Center Staff and Directors
  • Commercial displays

Download the preliminary conference program (PDF)

Download registration form (PDF)

Opportunities for Networking
The non-commercial exhibit area will include information about resources and learning opportunities for your continuing growth. Opportunities for your professional development will be highlighted.


  • Full conference: $110 per person, $135 after July 17
  • Full-time CUC undergrad students: $25 per person, $35 after July 17

Professional Development Hours (5) will be available for Illinois Teacher Certification renewal.

Special Guests

  • Dr. Rebecca Isbell - Motivational speaker, author and early childhood education consultant
  • Lori Degman - Author of 1 Zany Zoo, Cock-a-Doodle Oops!, and Norbert's Big Dream.

Gateways to Opportunity 
This conference is a Gateways to Opportunity Registry Verified Conference (5) hours.  

Advance registration is strongly encouraged, and will aid the on-site registration process. Persons registering BEFORE July 17, 2017 will receive a discount on the registration fee. On-site registration will be in the lower level of the Koehneke Community Center. Get your name tag, final materials and instructions there.

Getting Around

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