SWOAEYC 2018 Annual Conference

Saturday, April 7, 2018  •  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Savannah Center
5533 Chappell Crossing Blvd.
West Chester, OH 45069

Ohio Approved (5 hrs.) and KY-ECE-TRIS (5 hrs.)

Experience THREE workshops exploring STEAM in the Early Years and focusing on Earth & Space Science, Life Science, and Physical Science.

Registration (includes breakfast, lunch, and parking):

$75.00 for non-members or SWOAEYC Entry or Family Members
$45.00 ($30 discount!) for SWOAEYC Standard and Premium Members! (Join today!)

Registration deadline: March 28!

Click here to register via OCCRRA! (ST#: 10066042)

Tentative Schedule:

  8:30 AM   Registration and Breakfast
  9:30 AM   STEM in the Early Years: Earth and Space Science
11:15 AM   STEM in the Early Years: Life Science
  1:00 PM   Lunch
  1:30 PM   STEM in the Early Years: Physical Science

Discounted lodging rates:

All hotels are only a 5 minute, or less, drive from the Savannah Center!

Contact Stephanie Musgrove at for room reservations.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Cincinnati N - West Chester
Address: 5800 Muhlhauser Rd. West Chester, OH 45069
Phone: (513) 874-2744
Block Rate: $144
Description: Come stay at our brand new hotel in West Chester, Ohio. This hotel's ideal location off I-75 makes it the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers visiting the Cincinnati area. Enjoy room service or dining at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. And relax in our Blue Bar or Garden Area. Hotel guests traveling on business prefer our hotel for our complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour business center while our leisure travelers love our indoor heated pool and family friendly atmosphere.

Be A Sponsor!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children is a state level affiliate with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We provide information, networking, and professional development opportunities to early childhood education professionals serving in schools, child care centers and family child care homes in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton across 16 counties. 

Our annual conference is an important part of our work. Each year early childhood and related professionals come together to be renewed in their work by presentations on the most current teaching strategies and topics affecting the field of early childhood education. In our 2016 annual conference 235 attended!  There were 20 individuals awarded scholarships generously provided through our conference sponsors. 

To become a sponsor or to learn more about what it means to sponsor the 2018 conference, contact Gerry Weller, SWOAEYC Interim Executive Director, at