The goal of the conference is to bring together local Infant/Toddler childcare center educators and collaborate on values, teaching strategies, and new skills that will energize us in our purpose as educators.

Know the Stats

90% of a Childs Brain Develops By Age 5

Almost one-quarter (23.4 percent) of children under the age of five are in some form of organized child care arrangement

An estimated 1 million teachers and caregivers working in center-based


Our Neighborhood Child Development Center is hosting a conference in October 2019. We are providing an opportunity for the local infant/toddler center community to connect and learn from one another. In order to truly change practices, professional development should occur over time and be ongoing. The emotional, social, and physical development of young children has a direct effect on the young adult they will become.




Challenging Behaviors

Coach children through their emotions and model your values.

Balanced and Barefoot

Play Based Learning

Social play and collaborating, calculated risk taking, and making connections.

art of awareness

Building Emotional Intelligence

When children are upset we have a choice. We can hold in our minds this goal of emotional intelligence, model composure and empathy, and coach children. 

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Our attachment with our primary caregivers predicts children's attachment to us, but we can change. 

diaper change

RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers)

RIE's basic principles, care giving routine, providing a safe environment for time apart and allowing infants to do what they can.

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Opportunities for language development, speaking at vs. speaking with and slowing down.  

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