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Childhood Conversations 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. View our 2-day agenda, workshop selections, speaker bios and a short conference video on our website ... and register today!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

MORNING

11:30 a.m. – Registration & Vendors

LUNCH

12:15 p.m. – Lunch, Networking, Vendors
Ron Fairchild, CEO Smarter Learning Group: Holistic Connections Needed for Learning

AFTERNOON

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  – A Workshops

Saturday, March 21, 2015

MORNING

8:00 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast, Vendors

8:30 a.m. – Introduction / Morning Plenary Building Collaborative Capacity

Ralph Smith, Annie E. Casey Foundation (Invited)

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. –  B Workshops

LUNCH

12:00 p.m. – Lunch, Networking, Vendors

AFTERNOON

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – C Workshops

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Afternoon Keynote

 


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Ronald Fairchild

President & Chief Executive Officer, Smarter Learning Group

Ron serves as the president and CEO of the Smarter Learning Group, a national education consulting firm. Ron helps cities and communities identify proven solutions and strategies to improve public education. Prior to starting the firm, Ron served as the founding CEO of the National Summer Learning Association. He was also executive director of its predecessor organization, the National Center…

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Marcia A. B. Delcourt, Ph.D.

Professor - Western Connecticut State University

Dr. Marcia Delcourt, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Education and Educational Psychology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in Danbury, CT, where she received WCSU’s Teaching Excellence Award.  She is the Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Instructional Leadership and teaches courses in leadership, measurement, research and cognition, as well as curriculum and…

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Amanda Amtmanis

Physical Education teacher

Amanda Amtmanis is a physical education teacher in the Middletown Public Schools and a frequent presenter for CTAHPERD and the CT After School Network.  She presents workshops on a wide variety of topics designed to get children moving, thinking and working together.  She recently had the honor of being name CTAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher…

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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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Sponsors

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  • CT Parent Power
  • AllianceBloomfield
  • UofH
  • First Congregational Church Nursery School
  • The Village for Families and Children
  • Family Resource Center
  • The State Education Resource Center of CT
  • CT Parent Information and Resource Center
  • Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance
  • Windsor Social Services
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  • Connecticut Parents as Teachers
  • Family Resource Centers of Windsor
  • Windsor Early Childhood Council
  • CT After School Network
  • The SEEDS Network, LLC