Children Bring Communities Together Conference

Denita Dinger is a defender of the joyful and valuable learning that occurs in child-led play Denita's presentations are heartfelt, humorous, valuable and most importantly, REAL. Denita was a family childcare provide for 17 years before making a slight career change in 2014 and opened Kaleidoscope Play School. Her BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and comes in handy to help parents (and anyone who will listen) have age-appropriate expectations in the world where worksheets and other rote-methods of learning are replacing developmentally appropriate practice. Denita does not just toss out theory -- she is all about practice, and understands when people struggle with seeing the learning power of “play”. Denita has been a keynote presenter since 2009 and has co-authored three books through Redleaf Press: “Let Them Play: An Early Learning UnCurriculum”, “Let’s Play” and “Let’s All Play”.
Here is a sample of some of the titles and CKC we currently have:

”We are doing it wrong: Kindergarten Readiness” CKC: HGD
Insight on interactions for Early Childhood Educators CKC: OA
Partners in Perspective: A Fresh Look at Gathering and Implementing Family Feedback CKC: OA
Early Childhood mental Health; Building Resilience in kids and Families CKC: UGB
Meaningful Connections: Different Perspectives CKC: DIV
“Let Go & Let Children Think” CKC: LEC
“Let Go & Let Children Think” CKC: LEC
More to come…
*** Online registration- https://umchs.com/cbct-registration/

  • Saturday March 5th, 2022
    8 a.m.4 p.m.

We will have Spanish translation for the keynote and two classes in AM and Two in afternoon.

Registration options:

1. Attached are the registration forms you can mail-in with a check or money order.
2. Online registration- https://umchs.com/cbct-registration/
3. Groups- If you are registering a group, you can mail in the registrations together with one check. The price is per person.
4. Betty Gray scholarships can be applies for those at a step 1-8.5. Please, scan/mail attached application with a copy of your letter.
jhook@umchs.org or CCR&R 110 NE 4th Street Hermiston, Oregon 978389
Application: https://portlandstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0x5rJ5viCaWWm0J

  • $55.00
  • Umatilla

  • To be announced