Children Bring Communities Together Conference

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Joshua McGraw a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor based in Pendleton, OR
Josh is an experienced elementary educator dedicated to improving the lives of children. The central theme behind his career is ensuring that every child has access to a safe adult who cares sincerely for him or her. Josh has taught in classrooms providing firsthand insight into different age-related and social-emotional growth. Josh focuses in creating a School or Provider Family, implementing a Safe Place, establishing the classroom structures, conflict resolution, preparing for the first six weeks of school and teaching adults to utilize Conscious Discipline in their personal lives. Josh has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Western Oregon University and Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Endorsement; Portland State University

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Trainings Scheduled for Saturday April 15th, 2023

Keynote: “Honing your why, while putting out the fire of burnout”

This year we are getting back to basics and the why we do what we do. Join us for classes including:
Diving into Conscious Discipline - Spanish Translation will be provided

Diving Deeper into Conscious Discipline- Spanish Translation will be provided

Building Nature Awareness Skills with Children, Parents, and Staff- Spanish Translation will be
Providing for and Practicing the Great Outdoors- Spanish Translation will be provided

Where do we go from here? Development and Application of Equitable Classroom Policies

The Great Outdoors- Guidance and Exploration of Outdoor Play within Your Program- Spanish
Translation will be provided

Math in Early Childhood Education- Spanish Translation will be provided

Child Care Substitutes of Oregon-Building Successful Relationships to Support Self Care

Infant Toddler Mental Health in Early Childhood Settings

What’s New: Child Care Updates, Common Observations, and Ask the Licensor

"Find Child Care Oregon: una herramienta para su negocio Hora(s) preferida(s) de presentación-
Sustitutos de cuidado infantil de Oregón: construcción de relaciones exitosas para apoyar el

211info Child Care Community

Towards a Culturally Responsive Classroom: Ideas and Strategies

Find Child Care Oregon: A Tool for your Business

Lunches will be staggered depending on the end time of your first class.
Eden’s Kitchen will accommodate lunch- There will be sandwiches, salads and desserts. There will be gluten free & vegetarian options including breads and desserts, we cannot accommodate food concerns beyond this so please plan accordingly.

Please know once you register and pay you will receive a link to choose the class you would like to attend. If you are registering for someone else, please use his or her name when registering. Please use your name as it appears in ORO account.

College Credit:
Academic credit is also available through Blue Mountain Community College. Those wishing to take advantage of this opportunity will be required to complete an enrollment form and register for the course. The cost for the course will be $10. Refunds will not be issued for the course if you choose not to fulfill the credit requirement. To pre-register, you can scan the QR code below OR click here. For more information, Tammy Short at email

Questions: Call 541-564-6878 or email

Once you have registered and paid, we will send you a google link to choose your classes. Please do not share as the link is only for the person it is sent. If you believe, you have paid but have not received the link within 2-3 business days please contact with a copy of your PayPal receipt.
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  • Saturday April 15th, 2023
    8:30 a.m.4 p.m.

This is a in person event

  • $65.00 – $75.00
  • Umatilla
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    Blue Mountain Community College 2411 NW Carden Ave Pendleton Oregon 97801 Pendleton, OR