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Registration opens January 2015

The next Childhood Conversations conference will take place on March 20 & 21, 2015 at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott in Windsor, CT!

Mark your calendars for another great event for parents and professionals who work with and support children and their families. We are finalizing our line-up of sessions and speakers ... check them out below!

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Maggie Sullivan
Maggie Sullivan

CT certified teacher

Maggie Sullivan, M.A., M.Ed., is a CT certified teacher and has worked in the field of early childhood development for over 10 years.  She has researched and developed numerous parenting Her specific area of expertise is social-emotional development in children ages birth through five years. Friday workshop: “Making the Most of Everyday Moments:  Helping Parents Support Their…

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Peggy Gomez-Hixson
Peggy Gomez-Hixson

Resource Specialist, CREC

Peggy Gomez-Hixson, B.A. Art Therapy/Education has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years.  She  has served both domestically and internationally as a classroom teacher, curriculum designer, preschool founder, and most recently as Resource Specialist in the CREC (Capitol Region Education Council) Open Choice office supporting children, families, and school districts….

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Michael Ruzza

Early Childhood Specialist

Michael  began his career over twenty years ago as a substitute preschool teacher. He soon enrolled in an early childhood program at a nearby college and earned anAssociate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Eventually he earned my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. His time as an early childhood educator as allowed him the opportunity with work…

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Kathleen Wedge

Education Consultant, CT State Department of Education

Kathleen Wedge received her Master of Arts in Education Administration, from Pensacola Christian College, FL, and Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, from Tennessee Temple University, TN. From 1974 to 1998 Ms. Wedge has taught elementary grades K-8and served as a Classroom Supervisor. In 1998 Ms. Wedge began her work for the CT State Department…

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