Early Learning Conference Agendas and Flyer
Tuesday, June 26
READY! for Kindergarten Program Training
Two tracks! Pick your track when you register.
TRACK 1: Schools, Foundations & Community Organizations
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
Early Childhood Educator and Adult Learning Specialist
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.
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. – Welcome, Foundation
Update & Flagship Chapter Presentation
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Outreach & Development
1 - 1:45 p.m. – Play With a Purpose Wherever You Are
Early Learning Expert READY! for
9:15-9:30 a.m. – Break and Transition
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. – Program Success Story & Inspiration
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
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