For Immediate Release:
October 14, 2011
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Advancing Knowledge, Best Practices, and Effective Policies
for High-Quality Early Childhood Education
World’s largest gathering of early childhood educators on research, policy, and practice to improve young children’s development and education from birth through age 8
|What:||2011 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo|
|Who:||Early childhood teachers, administrators, college faculty, researchers, advocates, students, and other stakeholders from across the nation and around the world|
|When:||Nov. 2–5, 2011|
|Where:||Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Florida|
ORLANDO, FL – This November, thousands of early childhood educators, researchers, faculty, and advocates working with or on behalf of young children from birth through age 8 will gather in Orlando for the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Annual Conference & Expo, the largest gathering of early childhood educators in the world.
We invite journalists from around the country to attend sessions and talk with our conferees and presenters to learn more about using effective curriculum and assessment practices, applying research, supporting important social and emotional skills of young children, working with dual language learners and children with special needs, and building a diverse leadership in the field of early childhood education.
For four days, conferees will attend hundreds of peer-reviewed presentations and exhibits that explore the latest research, effective teaching practices, public policy developments, and leadership pathways, including literacy and math strategies, appropriate assessment of young children, supporting social and emotional development, dealing with challenging behaviors, working with dual language learners, and creating meaningful family engagement.
Renowned educator, author, and MacArthur Fellowship Genius Grant winner Vivian Gussin Paley will deliver the opening keynote address on the critical kindergarten year. The closing session will be delivered by best-selling author Pam Muñoz Ryan, who will give a behind-the-scenes look at creating children’s books.
This year’s conference is co-hosted by NAEYC’s Florida Affiliate, the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC), and is made possible in part through the generous support of our sponsors:
Platinum: Hatch, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, Target, Teaching Strategies
Gold: HighScope, Lakeshore Learning, Preschool First
Silver: Community Playthings, Discount School Supply, Pearson, Scholastic
Bronze: Bright Horizons, Lifetouch Studios, MeadWestvaco
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.