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30th Annual Networking Dinner
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

30th Annual Networking Dinner

Teachers, administrators, and other professionals who work with young children are invited to dine and enjoy an evening of professional networking and development at our 30th Annual Networking Dinner.

This year, we are excited to host a private screening of the film, No Small Matter, followed by a keynote from the featured teacher in the film, Rachel Giannini. This will be an uplifting and celebratory evening for our community of early childhood educators.

Registration is required (fee involved).

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5th Annual Preschool-Kindergarten Summit
Feb
6
8:30 AM08:30

5th Annual Preschool-Kindergarten Summit

Our 5th Annual Preschool Summit, “Bringing Social Emotional Learning to the Surface: Teaching With Intent” will take place on February 6, 2020.

This annual professional development conference brings together local and national early childhood educators to discuss­ best practice and emerging research that promotes optimal development for our youngest learners, foster a common understanding of developmentally appropriate practice, and provide resources for advocacy and continuing education.

Registration is required (fee involved).

Early Bird Registration (Open to Alliance for Early Childhood Members and residents of New Trier Township) October 15-October 31, 2019.  Please mail checks by November 27, 2019.

Regular Registration (Open to all): November 1, 2019- January 15, 2020. Please mail checks by January 15th.

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Inspiring Nature Play Conference
Jul
1
9:00 AM09:00

Inspiring Nature Play Conference

Join this unique professional development event to gain new ideas for nature play for young children, a deepened awareness of research demonstrating how nature play facilitates children’s development.  Keynote speakers Marilyn Brink, M.Ed., and Jennifer Rosinia, will address connections between nature play and brain development. Organized by the Alliance for Early Childhood and Chicago Botanic Garden.  Click here for more information and to register by April 21, 2019.

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