NevAEYC State Conference


2017 NevAEYC Conference
Nevaeyc Conference

Conference: NevAEYC Early Childhood Education Conference 2017: Inspire..Imagine…Ignite!

Location: Tuscany Suites and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: May 18th-20th, 2017

Have a question about the conference? Send an email to Mary and Amanda at: nevaeycconference@gmail.com


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Conference Registration is Now Available!! Register Now!


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Thursday
Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Pre-Conference Session:  8:00am – 4:30pm

Dr. Rosa Milagros Santos Presents: Practices that Matter: How Early Childhood Professionals Can Collaborate and Support Families from Different Backgrounds

What happens when the families you work with look, talk, and/or behave differently than what you are used to? What about families who are facing challenging situations like disability, poverty, displacements, and mental health issues? Today, many early childhood professionals work with families whose life circumstances may present challenges to effective communication, collaboration and parental involvement in their children’s education. During this workshop, we will explore how families’ engagement and participation in their children’s education and development are impacted by a variety of factors and circumstances that can be a challenge to professionals who work with them. Through small and large group-based activities and multi-media resources, attendees will walk away from this session with evidence-based information and resources they can easily implement on “Monday morning” with a variety of families they work with.

Public Policy Fireside Chat: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Friday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
7:00am-8:00am Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibitors

8:00am-10:00am: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah G. Estes

People Power – Inspire…Imagine….Ignite!
When people value one another and work together for a common cause great things can happen. According to Michael Fullan, “If relationships improve, schools get better.” How can we go about improving relationships and, thus, become a great team? How do we go about finding the deep source of energy, creativity, and passion that exists inside of each one of us by learning to love what we do?
In this session we will be reminded of six principles that help to form the basis of people power. Research in the business community has found that lightheartedness is found in any healthy workplace and this principle is the first one of the six. And, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all made the second principle, Make Someone’s Day, part of our regular routine. The research around the third principle, Connections, is powerful. In our society we must counterattack isolationism with connectedness. We will talk about the importance of using our brains and being truly present. And, lastly, making sure we choose our attitude and not have someone choose it for us.

10:00am-11:45am: Breakout Sessions
11:45-12:45: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Breakout Sessions
2:45-3:00: Afternoon Snack
3:00-5:30: Breakout Sessions

Friday: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Networking Event (Included in Full Conference Price Only)

Come enjoy a relaxing networking event with your fellow ECE colleagues. Light snacks are provided and there will be a special raffle drawing for those in attendance.

Saturday: 7:00am – 5:45pm
7:00am-8:00am Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibitors

8:00am-10:00am: Keynote Speaker: John Parra

Inspired to be an Artist
Award winning and celebrated illustrator, John Parra, shares his inspired journey in becoming a professional artist. From his young childhood and early inspirational influences, to his many commercial and children’s book projects, John aspires to impart his experiences and work that may ignite others to follow their own creative path.

10:00am-11:45am: Breakout Sessions
11:45-12:45: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Breakout Sessions
2:45-3:00: Afternoon Snack
3:00-5:30: Breakout Sessions

2017 NevAEYC Conference Session Details


 CONFERENCE COST AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

DEC Price:: $150 for NevAEYC Members and $190 for non-members
Note: DEC is not included in the Full Conference Price. It is separate.

NevAEYC Member Conference Prices:

  • Early Bird – Before May 1st: Full Conference $175 One Day Only $100
  • Registration on/after May 1st: Full Conference $250 One Day Only $125

Non-Member Conference Prices:

  • Early Bird – Before May 1st: Full Conference $250 One Day Only $150
  • Registration on/after May 1st: Full Conference $325 One Day Only $200

Presenter Fees:

  • Full Conference $150 One Day Only $75

Full Time Student Rate:

  • Member Full Conference $120 One Day Only $60
  • Non-Member Full Conference $150 One Day Only $75

For the first time, NevAEYC will be offering a student rate for those who are/were enrolled full time (min 9 credits) during the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semesters. To qualify for this rate, send an email to Sarah V. Navarro at svnavarro@doe.nv.gov with a copy proof of enrollment and she will work with you to get registered. Please note this rate is not available through online registration.


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Nevada Registry Credits: Up to 25 credits are planning to be available for attendance all three days (10 Thursday, 7.5 Friday, and 7.5 Saturday). Pending approval.

Department of Education Credits: .Up to 1.5 credits are available for attendance all three days (.5 Thursday, .5 Friday, and .5 Saturday). Pending approval.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Tuscany Hotel and Suites Group Rate Now Available

Group rate is $65.00 per night which is available for Wednesday and Thursday, and $119.00 per night Friday, and Saturday night.

To make a reservation either:

1) Book Online: https://stay.tuscanylv.com/ with Group Code: 14D4OS  OR

2) Call the Tuscany Room Reservations Department at 877- 887-2261 and ask for NevAEYC Conference group rates.

Each individual is required to provide a major credit card for first night’s room and tax deposit, which will be charged in order to guarantee accommodations.

Reservation requests must be received before 4/21/2017 12:00 PM to guarantee the rate.


EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Packet NOW AVAILABLE!

Exhibitors can set up after 3pm on Thursday. Exhibit times are Friday 7:00am-6:30pm and Saturday 7:00am-5:00pm.
All forms and vendor/sponsorship fees are due no later than May 1, 2016.