ECE Conference

2014 Early Childhood Education Conference

Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26

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University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Please join us for our 36th annual Early Childhood Education Conference. Historically, the University of Wisconsin-Stout has provided a program that has included a wealth of developmentally appropriate curriculum ideas for children, from birth to eight years of age.

This year we have consolidated the conference into Friday and Saturday sessions with a variety of topics for infant and toddler caregivers, preschool teachers, kindergarten and primary teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators and parents.

Exhibitors will be on-site with the latest educational resources, materials and innovative equipment.



Special Keynote Session Sponsored by
Mayo Clinic Health System

Jim Gill playing the banjo

Jim Gill playing the banjo

Music Play With Purpose 

Jim Gill, Musician and Author, Music Play for All Young Children

Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children's artists.Jim is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play.For this reason, each of Jim's recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.

Jim has released six award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms.Jim is also the author of two children's books.His latest, A Soup Opera, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras.The book received an American Library Association award in 2010.

Over the years Jim has shared his expertise and ideas on music, play and literacy with organizations such as Head Start, The National Association for the Education of Young Children, The National Association for Family Child Care and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Contact Information

Professional Education Programs
and Services

221 10th Avenue E
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715.232.2793
Fax: 715.232.3385