Parent reading with child - lead in for the 2018 Early Learning Conference


Early Learning Conference Agendas and Flyer

June 26 READY! Agenda.pdf

June 26 Child Care Center and Preschool READY! Agenda.pdf

June 27 Agenda.pdf

CRF Directors Conference Flyer 2018.pdf

Tuesday, June 26

READY! for Kindergarten Program Training

Two tracks! Pick your track when you register.

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
$150 per attendee - Reception & lunch included.

Reception 5 - 6:30 p.m. 

TRACK 1: Schools, Foundations & Community Organizations

TRACK 1: Schools, Foundations & Community Organizations

Brian Ace
READY! Facilitator
Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mid-Columbia 

READY! for Kindergarten facilitator training will help you gain an understanding of the READY! program and curriculum. You will learn play with a purpose teaching techniques, how to best prepare to facilitate a READY! parent and caregiver workshop, and the keys to effective workshop facilitation.


TRACK 2: Child Care Centers & Preschools

TRACK 2: Child Care Centers & Preschools

Deya Osgood
Early Childhood Educator and Adult Learning Specialist

Karla Wilson
READY! for Kindergarten National Office Program Assistant

This training is designed to further learning about early childhood development and how to effectively bring to life the READY! for Kindergarten play with a purpose approach with children ages 2 – 5 in a multi-age setting.

The Child Care Centers & Preschools kits are an adaptation of the READY! parent lessons offered by schools, foundations and community organizations to extend learning for the child between home and child care or preschool.




5 - 6:30 p.m.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Come network with other program leaders and the national staff. We look forward to serving you!

Wednesday, June 27

The Children's Reading Foundation & READY! Directors' Early Learning Conference

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
$100 per attendee - Tuesday reception & Wednesday lunch included.

Morning Events

Morning Events

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. – Welcome, Foundation
Update & Flagship Chapter Presentation
Kristin Norell
Chief Executive Officer

Salem Snowdy 
Director of Outreach & Development

Afternoon Events

Afternoon Events

1 - 1:45 p.m. – Play With a Purpose Wherever You Are
Deya Osgood
Early Learning Expert READY! for
Kindergarten Consultant


9:15-9:30 a.m. – Break and Transition

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. – Program Success Story & Inspiration
Vicki Yonts
Program Manager for Early Childhood Education, Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation, KY

How we partnered with local kindergarten and Head Start teachers to reach more parents and expand our program to serve families with children birth to age 5.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Life Simulation

The Life Simulation experience helps participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive month to month through simulated families dealing with financial and emotional distress.

2:45 - 3 p.m. Break

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Rising out of Poverty – One
Community’s Story
Debbie Knuckles

3 - 4 p.m. – Reaching Families & Overcoming
Challenges Panel Discussion + Q&A
Deya Osgood, Vicki Yonts, Debbie Knuckles & Phyllis Ferguson

12 – 1 p.m. Lunch