Early Childhood Care Conference 2017

DATE  Saturday, October 28, 2017

TIME  7 am-4 pm

LOCATION  Owatonna High School, 333 E School St, Owatonna, MN 55060

WHO  Child care providers from SMIF's 20-county region

COST  $25 - includes breakfast, lunch and lots of free resources!

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS  Up to 6 credits available - please have your Develop ID number handy when you RSVP


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A strong workforce of the future starts with quality child care for our youngest generation. Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation's 3rd Annual Early Childhood Care Conference makes sure our region's child care providers are getting the tools they need to provide quality care. 

Last year more than 350 early childhood professionals gathered from throughout the region to learn best practices, receive continuing education and network.

"I love that the sessions are hands-on and full of information. The free resources are awesome and helpful too!" - 2016 attendee

Dr. Adam Holland

This year the full-day conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Adam Holland, research scientist from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina, who will share his message about the role of child care in pre-k through third grade alignment.  Breakout sessions on topics ranging from STEM to school readiness will follow.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn Parent Aware and licensing credit as well as meet 40+ early childhood organizations at our Exhibitor Hall.

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