2023 Empowering Early Childhood Professionals Conference: Flourishing in a Post-Pandemic Classroom and Meeting Children’s Needs

The conference is called Empowering Early Childhood Professionals and this year's theme is Flourishing in a Post-Pandemic Classroom and Meeting Children's Needs! The conference will be on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and it will be at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas, OR.

Our vision is to offer strategies and support for childcare professionals who are navigating the rolling effects of the pandemic. All have seen how the young children in their care have been affected, especially when it comes to behavior and social emotional development. Strategies for empowering professionals to better care for children—and themselves—will be explored in an inspiring and collaborative environment.

The conference will include:

an inspirational keynote from Kelly Wilson, a fellow early childhood professional who has decades of experience and knowledge in early childhood, special education, general education, inclusive education and on how to support young children who exhibit challenging behaviors.

Set 2 training sessions to gain ORO credits on various topics like the Pyramid Model, how to support children who have experienced trauma, and therapeutic play - to name a few!

an opportunity to meet community partners who can provide early childhood professionals additional support!

time to meet early childhood professionals from all over Oregon!

  • Saturday June 3rd, 2023
    8 a.m.4:30 p.m.

Keynote: Kelly Wilson, “Empowering People Through Investment in Shaping Behavior: A Family’s Journey”

Information about Kelly: Kelly Wilson, M.A. ECC, works on multiple projects that provide support for young children who exhibit persistent, challenging behaviors. She is currently working at the University of Denver with the PELE Center supporting preschool sites with implementing the Learning Experiences: Alternatives for Preschoolers and Parents (LEAP) Preschool Model. She provides training, coaching, and focused support to administrators, state leadership teams, staff, teachers, and families in the Pyramid Model, Prevent Teach Reinforce (PTR), and Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC). Ms. Wilson has worked in roles that include research assistant on a variety of projects with LEAP, research coordinator for the randomized control trial of PTR, co-author of Prevent Teach Reinforce: The School-Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support editions 1 & 2, and co-author of the Prevent Teach Reinforce: for Young Children, the Early Childhood Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support. Additionally, Ms. Wilson worked with the Colorado Department of Education as a consultant. She has decades of experience in early childhood, special education, general education and inclusive education.

Other conference titles:
Give Me Five: 5 Key Practices to Prevent Challenging. Set 2, UGB, Mackenzie Weintraub

Examining Challenges for Children with Activated Stress Response and Calming Strategies Using All 5 Senses. Set 2, HGD, Aoife Magee

Help! Caregiver in Distress (SPANISH). Set 2, PPLD, Dianice Torrado

Words We Use: Positive Phrasing to Support Young Children. Set 2, LEC, Amy Williams

Picking Up the Pieces: Strategies to Support Children in the Aftermath of Trauma and Disasters. Set 2, HGD, Candi Stark

Healing Trauma Through Storytelling: Covid Session. Set 2, HSN, Natalie Gordon

Supporting Social-Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children: Fundamental of the CA Teaching Pyramid. Set 2, 1.5 HGD, 1.5 UGB, Christina Diters

Therapeutic Play as Targeted Social-Emotional Support. Set 2, 1.5 HGD, 1.5 LEC, Cody Haupert

Pyramid Model Leadership Series. Set 2, PM, Mackenzie Weintraub

Attachment: I Have a Special Person in my Life Who Cherish and Guides Me (SPANISH). Set 2, UGB, Esther Horta

Active Listening: Build Relationships, Solve Problems and Avoid Misunderstandings. Set 2, PPLD, Lisa Maruna-Tynan

For more information contact Eva Fitzsimons efitzsimons@clackesd.org

  • $40.00