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The Minnesota Division for Early Childhood (MN DEC) is a statewide membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs.
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The Magic and Might of Early Childhood Education
MN DEC SPRING PRACTITIONERS CONFERENCE
March 8th and 9th, 2018
DoubleTree St Louis Park (Registration link )
1500 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis,Minnesota, 55416, USA
Room rate- $138 for standard room
Cost & Registration Link : Students- $130 Nonmembers- $200 Members- $180 Friday only- $150
Preview of Conference
Thursday night Keynote- Shannon Paul as our Thursday night keynote. Shannon has a son with Autism and is a TV/Radio personality and comedian.
Friday Keynote- Camille Catlett - Making the “Magic 8” Work for Each and Every Child
After two years of analyzing the best available evidence, a team of early childhood researchers identified eight key actions that can make the difference between a mediocre learning experience and an excellent one. While the “Magic 8” offer useful guidance for building quality, they don’t consider the practices needed to support young learners who are culturally, linguistically, and individually diverse. This presentation will highlight the additional “magical” components necessary to provide quality, inclusive learning and development environments and interactions for each and every child.
Friday Breakout Sessions Topics
* Mindfulness and Reflective Practice * Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
* Coaching Families with Children with Autism * Magic 8
* Service Coordination * Yoga Calm
* MN Centers of Excellence Innovation Round Table * SeeSaw
* Early Childhood Mental Health * More on the Magic Eight
MN DEC Calendar of Events
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