The Magic and Might of Early Childhood Education 

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.   
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 


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