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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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Jo Ann
Jo Ann Freiberg

Educational Consultant

Jo Ann Freiberg is an Educational Consultant with the Connecticut State Department of Education working with the Bureau of Accountability and Improvement.  She manages the wide arena of Bullying, Improving School Climate and Character Education.   She has worked as a classroom teacher and as a teacher educator, and has held faculty appointments at a number…

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Patricia A. Ciccone

Superintendent of the Westbrook CT public schools

Patricia A. Ciccone, Superintendent of the Westbrook CT public school district is an experienced educator and administrator.  Recently named by Education Week in their inaugural February 2013 edition as a “leader to learn from,” in the area of school climate improvement, she retired as Superintendent of Schools for the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS),…

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Christine M. Cocchiola

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Christine M. Cocchiola is a Professor of Human Services/Pre-Social Work at Naugatuck Valley Community College and has her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families. She has worked for the Department of Children and Families, as a Child Abuse Investigation Team member and also for the DCF Careline. Christine has…

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Scott Noyes
Scott Noyes

Empowering Programs

Supporting Adults Who Enjoy Playing & Working with Children Scott has been professionally working, playing, writing and talking about children for thirty years. He teaches a graduate level course in “Challenging Behaviors,” and an undergraduate course in “Positive Discipline.” Scott’s first book “Positive Discipline – That Works!” is in its fourth publishing. His second book,…

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