2023 Early Childhood Symposium

 

The Early Childhood Symposium is an annual gathering that provides an opportunity for anyone who works with young children – educators, caregivers, and parents – to gain knowledge, perspective, practical skills and tools for supporting all young children.

Save the Date for the 2023 Symposium: February 25, 2023 at Percy Julian Middle School!

The theme this year is Creativity, Curiosity, Caring.

For twenty years now, the Collaboration for Early Childhood has hosted our Symposium. We are thrilled to return to an in-person format this year so that our early childhood community can connect around the three C’s: Creativity, Curiosity, Caring.

This 2023 Symposium will celebrate and explore ways to foster Creativity, Curiosity, and Caring not only within young children, but within your practice and perspective. Creativity-driven, and curiosity-led environments create a strong foundation for the development of lifelong learners with the ability to problem solve and think outside the box. These skills will help children navigate the increasingly complex challenges that the future holds.

This year, you will attend workshops that will spark the synapses of Creativity, Curiosity, and Caring and leave you ready to immediately incorporate your learnings to impact the children in your care.

The 2023 Symposium will take place at Percy Julian Middle School on Saturday, February 25. The day will included a continental breakfast, keynote address, lunch, and a variety of early bird, morning, and afternoon breakout sessions led by noteworthy presenters. Participants will also have the opportunity to network, collect resources, explore books, and update their Gateways Registry membership.

Registration will open in early January, 2023.

  • $45 – Attendee registration fee (January 13 – February 15, 2023)
  • $55 – Late Registration Fee (for non-student registrants after February 15, 2023)

A student rate is available with proof of student I.D. for $30 dollars. All registrations will be online this year, but you are welcome to pay by credit card or check.

Keynote Address:

Cultivating Creative Learners and Curious Minds

Richard Cohen, M.A.

Early Childhood Professional, Consultant, Coach and Motivational Speaker/Instructor

For the last twenty five years, Richard has traveled the world as a consultant, coach and motivational speaker/instructor, facilitating fun, innovative, thought-provoking, interactive, inspiring adult learning experiences for communities of early childhood teachers, administrators, caregivers and parents. He has delivered the keynote address and sessions at over 400 international, national, regional, state and local early childhood conferences around the globe, laughing, learning, crying, singing and dancing along with his audiences.

To read about his contributions to the field of early childhood education in more detail, visit his website.

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Take a walk down memory lane and explore themes and speakers from past Symposia below!

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