Chicago Metro AEYC Early Childhood Conferences

Opening Minds

Head to Toe

Opening Minds: The Chicago Early Education, Child Care and School-Age Conference

January 25-28, 2012

Held in January, this early childhood conference brings together 5,000 early childhood professionals for four days of workshops, seminars, focus groups and special events.Topics range across 25 areas of concentration including accreditation, children and violence, English language learners, family child care, Kindergarten/primary, out of school time and special needs.

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Head to Toe: The Midwest Interactive Infant-Toddler Conference

TBA, 2012

This one-day early childhood conference is usually held in May, and is targeted toward early childhood professionals who work with infants and toddlers.

Topics include coping with challenging behavior, continuity of care, the importance of play, curriculum and environment, language and literacy and more.

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