The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is committed to providing valuable experiences for all attendees of our Annual Conference. To better support and facilitate the growing number of international - and multilingual - attendees, NAEYC has developed two special language tracks designed to explore topics of interest to both Spanish and Mandarin speaking registrants, in their home languages. The language tracks provide valuable experiences to our international conference participants, and diverse content for NAEYC members.
Call for Proposals are Open!
NAEYC's call for proposals are open for the 2019 Annual Conference and Expo! The deadline is February 1st, 2019.
Interested in presenting in our special language tracks? Follow the links below to our Good Start and Grandes Comienzos pages for more information.
良好開端 (Good Start)
良好開端 (Good Start) debuted during the 2015 Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. After much success, NAEYC continued the track for the next three years. This year over 200 of our conference registrants came from China to experience the sessions offered in this language track and the number is growing! Learn more. 了解更多.
Grandes Comienzos (Great Beginnings) debuted during the 2014 Annual Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas, and was expanded to include over 30 session in Spanish for the 2015 Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. Due to its continuous growth and success, NAEYC is approaching five years of Grandes Comienzos. Learn more. Aprender más.
Interested in getting involved in our language tracks? Stay tuned for application information, coming in the Summer of 2019, and become a Global Volunteer at the next Annual Conference! NAEYC is also seeking additional volunteers to join our Language Ambassadors team. The NAEYC Language Ambassadors are a team of dual-language volunteers to help Global Engagement and other NAEYC departments translate materials and information into specific languages. To learn more about the program, how to sign up, and what benefits NAEYC offers, please visit our website.
Missed the 2018 Annual Conference?
The Itinerary Planner is still available online! Click here to view the sessions and posters for 2018. Search by Topic Track Category to see what sessions were available in the Grandes Comienzos and Good Start special language tracks, or view our program available online in English and Mandarin. Remember to join us in 2019 from November 20-23 in Nashville, TN!