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Early Childhood Educators to Meet in Sacramento

SCOE Co-Sponsors 20th Anniversary Conference

Leading the Way to School Success: 2009 NCECE Conference

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is proud to co-sponsor the 20th Anniversary Northern California Early Childhood Education (NCECE) Conference, scheduled for August 3-4, 2009, at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West.

Steven Winlock, Ed.D, will be the keynote speaker for Monday, August 3rd. He has been an educator for over 30 years, a TV personality, patron of the arts as well as a theatre performer, a family man, and an active community member. He will address the impact that preschool educators have on closing the achievement gap.

Jerry Tello will serve as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, August 4th. He is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of family strengthening, community mobilization, and culturally based violence prevention/intervention issues. Mr. Tello will speak on Nurturing and Teaching Children and Raising Children in Tough Times.

Linda Brault will be a featured speaker on Tuesday, August 4th. Linda directs several statewide training projects and was an early childhood special education teacher for more than 18 years. She will speak on healthy social-emotional development with an emphasis on preventing challenging behavior.

Other presentations will include hands-on science, art, mathematics, and language and literacy, as well as strategies for teaching English language learners and identifying and adapting the curriculum for children with special needs.

The NCECE Committee is also announcing that a "Make It and Take It" evening session is planned for Monday, August 3rd, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Hilton. Staff will present several hands-on projects, which conference attendees may take home with them, along with a resource packet. This special session is offered to all conference attendees at no additional charge. Childcare providers, who are not able to attend the conference during the day, are invited to attend the evening session for a small fee of $10.

Registration information for both events will be available in March 2009. For additional information, please call (916) 228-2506.