Events

2020 Annual Conference

 

Postponed until further notice

The Southwest Ohio AEYC Conference Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Annual Conference. Please read the full statement from the Southwest Ohio AEYC President and Interim Executive Director:
 
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Receptions Event Center, 5975 Boymel Dr. Fairfield, OH 45014 (Directions)

Click here to learn more about the NAEYC Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education Position Statement

EIGHT GREAT workshops to choose from!
Earn up to 5 hours!

Ohio Approval Pending & Kentucky DCC Approval Pending

Beyond Baby Shark: Embracing Diverse Family Structures
Let Me Take a Selfie: Unpacking My Identity
Equity and Inclusion in Schools… Invisible Barriers to Learning
Saying 'No' To Preschool Suspension - Connecting Home and School Environments
Selecting Children's Literature with An Equity Lens
Let’s TALK: African American English, Dual Language Learners, and Cultural Practices
Equity, Equality, and Diversity, Oh My! Social Justice Principles for the ECE Classroom
The Imprint of Trauma: Becoming Trauma Informed in Early Childhood

Download the Workshop Information sheet here!

 

Registration Fees
(includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks):

$80.00 (Non-member)
$50.00 SWOAEYC Standard+ Members
$119.00 Package (Standard Membership + Registration)


Do you live in Kentucky and are seeking a NAEYC affiliate? You can join Southwest Ohio AEYC!  Simply select Southwest Ohio AEYC as your state affiliate! Early childhood professionals in Kentucky can gain access to all of the NAEYC and SWOAEYC benefits including many events that take place in the Cincinnati area!


Hotel Information

Coming soon!


Conference Schedule

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration Opens & Continues

8:00 - 8:30 AM
Breakfast, Networking, Pre-Discussions

8:30 - 8:45 AM
Introduction
Presenting Sponsor Learning Grove

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Keynote: Embracing Equity Early
Eileen Cooper Reed

9:45 - 10:00 AM
Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AM Sessions

12:00 - 12:15 PM
Break

12:15 – 1:30 PM
Lunch - Door Prizes - Equity Video

1:30 - 1:45 PM
Break

1:45 - 3:15 PM
PM Sessions

3:15 - 3:30 PM
Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM
Keynote Reflection
Eileen Cooper Reed

Why attend a SWOAEYC Conference?

View highlights from the 2018 Annual Conference & find out!

 

Special Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Learning Grove

Learning Grove

Learning Grove believes that the roots of success thrive in an environment of trust and support. We cultivate success by growing knowledge, capabilities and confidence to allow children and families to flourish, now and into the future.  Learning Grove develops and supports innovative quality learning experiences that empower children, youth, and families across diverse communities.  Together, we transform lives and help build brighter futures. Together, we thrive for lifelong success.

 

Partner Sponsors

Butler County Educational Service Center - Head Start

Butler County Educational Service Center - Head Start

The Butler County Educational Service Center Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for children ages 3-5. With centers located in communities throughout Butler and Preble Counties, our child and family focused Head Start Program has the overall goal of increasing school readiness and social competence of young children.  Our Head Start Program is built upon the understanding that the development of young children is deeply influenced by their family, their community, and their early educational experiences. We are dedicated to preparing preschoolers to take on the challenges of Kindergarten.

Cincinnati Federation of Teachers

Cincinnati Federation of Teachers

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

 

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

The Community Action Agency - Cincinnati | Hamilton County (CAA) helps improve lives from cradle to career.  CAA uses a broad range of public and private resources to give low- and moderate-income individuals the opportunity to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities.  Through our network of donors, employees and volunteers, we help reduce poverty, increase self-sufficiency and improve the community by providing resources for people to create healthier, better lives and achieve their full potential.

Miami Valley Child Development Centers

Miami Valley Child Development Centers

Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. embraces the spirit of excellence in our work with children, families, and the communities we serve. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive services through focused work with children and innovative partnerships with families and communities to strengthen them in reaching their fullest potential. Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. achieves our mission by providing quality environments and experiences that support active learning, which empowers individuals to seize opportunities for improving their conditions in life.

Success by 6 - United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Success by 6 - United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Success by 6, an initiative of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, envisions that children in Greater Cincinnati are prepared for kindergarten and their parents/caregivers embrace their role in the success of their children and family. As a convener, catalyst, and movement for change, they provide knowledge, resources and connections for decision makers and influencers in a child’s early life resulting in kindergarten readiness.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies partners with early childhood educators by providing innovative, effective resources that empower and inspire them as they teach and care for our youngest learners during the critical, formative years from birth through third grade. We are committed to advancing the field of early childhood education through high-quality, integrated resources; responsive, ongoing support; and research-based, research-proven solutions that enable every early childhood educator to open doors to lifelong learning.

 

Warren County Community Services Early Learning Centers

Warren County Community Services Early Learning Centers

WCCS' mission is to strengthen the fabric of our community by providing services and connecting people to resources necessary for realizing their full potential for a quality life.  Look for WCCS in every community in Warren County. No other organization in Warren County does what WCCS does.

Friend Sponsors

Arlitt Child Development Center

Arlitt Child Development Center

The Arlitt Child Development Center is one of the oldest demonstration preschools in the United States. Founded in 1925 as the University of Cincinnati Nursery School, this child development center is sustained in part by an endowment from Dr. Ada Hart Arlitt, who was the first teacher at the school. The center serves preschool children from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who are funded through Head Start, tuition fees, and UC’s College of Education. Children from all funding sources are blended in each classroom in the center, which makes Arlitt one of the most diverse and inclusive preschools in the country.

 

 
The Children's Home

The Children's Home

The Children's Home is a nonprofit organization and a leading provider of education and mental health treatment for children facing significant social, behavioral and learning challenges. Since 1864, The Children's Home has provided services and programs that transform the lives of children and their families. We believe that a culture of quality is the foundation for organizational excellence and meaningful outcomes for children and their families. We are funded through a combination of program fees, government and granted funds, donations, and investment revenue.

Cincinnati Montessori Society

Cincinnati Montessori Society

The Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS) was founded in 1963 as a non-profit organization, by parents who the year before had worked to inaugurate the first Montessori preschool in this area, to increase Montessori classrooms, to deliver support services for Montessori parents and to promote public relations activities on behalf of schools and the Montessori philosophy in general. The first goals were to establish more Montessori classrooms and a teacher training program in Cincinnati. After these goals were met, CMS changed its focus to supporting services for teachers and schools. The organization recently broadened that focus to include support for services for Montessori parents and to promote more visible public relations activities on behalf of schools and the Montessori philosophy in general.

 

 

Cincinnati Preschool Promise

Cincinnati Preschool Promise

The Cincinnati Preschool Promise makes it possible for families to have equitable access to high quality, culturally competent preschool in public and private settings within the Cincinnati Public School district boundary. Cincinnati Preschool Promise is a non-profit organization, expanding access to quality preschools in Cincinnati. Preschool expansion is made possible thanks to a significant investment from taxpayers who approved a 5-year Cincinnati Public Schools levy in 2016. The levy includes $33 million a year to strengthen K-12 education and $15 million a year to expand access to quality preschool.

 

Workshop Sponsor

4C for Children

4C for Children

4C for Children educates and supports the adults—parents, child care providers, preschool teachers, early learning program administrators—who care for young children and prepare them for success in school and life. We also advocate for public support for quality early education and care for all children. 4C is the state-designated child care resource and referral agency for 27 counties in Ohio and Kentucky.

Student Scholarship Sponsor

The Adventurous Child

The Adventurous Child Playgrounds

The Adventurous Child is a preschool playground equipment manufacturer dedicated to children and early childhood education through preschool outdoor play. The Adventurous Child specializes in outdoor classrooms, natural playgrounds, and outdoor preschool play equipment featuring environmentally-friendly recycled plastic and natural wood materials. The Adventurous Child has been designing children’s outdoor playground equipment, preschool playgrounds, and infant toddler playgrounds since 1986.