The National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development
Experience this unique conference for early childhood educators!
Dear Colleague, We're delighted to invite you to San Francisco for one of the early childhood field’s most anticipated events—NAEYC’s 2013 National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. At the Institute you’ll hear new ideas and fresh insights from early childhood experts and learn how you can make a greater impact in your program. (Read more.)
Who should attend?
NAEYC’s National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development is designed for all early childhood professionals, including leaders who prepare, mentor, and support early childhood professionals, as well as program administrators, teacher educators, trainers, teachers, preschool teachers, and researchers.
What will I learn?
You will expand and deepen your early childhood knowledge base, develop skills that improve your professional preparation and practice, and sharpen your ability to use effective, active learning approaches. The theme for the 2013 Institute is Developmentally Appropriate Practice: The Next Era. In addition to theme-related sessions, the Institute also covers many other topics.
What happens at Institute?
|1) Gain new skills and knowledge|
|2) Build your network|
|3) Learn from experts|
|4) Get Inspired|
|5) Experience San Francisco|
- An Opening Session—provides a focus and challenge for the 3½ days of sessions and other events that follow.
- Daily featured sessions—addresses the Institute theme and key issues in early childhood education—presented by national leaders in the field.
- 1-hour sessions—that addresses current issues, present recent research reports, provides an overview of upcoming proposed legislation, and more!
- Interactive 2-hour sessions—provides time to engage in discussions with colleagues, reflect, and think about what you’ll take home for implementation.
- A Research Poster Session—offers opportunities to learn about cutting-edge research in the field of early childhood education by visiting the poster displays and speaking with researchers.
- A Spotlight Forum—to network and exchange ideas with individuals and organizations showcasing effective approaches to professional development, high-quality programs, and new research.
- Exhibits and NAEYC Shop—featuring books, training materials, and other professional development resources.