The 8th Annual Childhood Conversations conference will take place on March 28 & 29, 2014 at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott in Windsor, CT.
Online registration is available - check out our brochure to see all the fantastic workshops we have to offer!
Scholarships are available - for parents and professionals! Find out how to apply.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Conference partner sessions will take place on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and provides conference partners with the opportunity to meet professional development needs.
Among those taking part in these sessions are programs funded and/or supported by Children’s Trust Fund/Office of Early Childhood, Connecticut After School Network, Parents As Teachers and CT PEN.
If you belong to any of these organizations, please contact them directly regarding the Friday Sessions, specifically:
Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Registration, Breakfast, Vendors
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Morning Session
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: A Workshops
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch, Networking and Vendors
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: B Workshops
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Afternoon Keynote Session: Interactive Literacy and Music - Michael Levine, The Learning Groove (TLG)
REGISTER NOW for the Saturday Conference!
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