Early Childhood Education Conference

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The 38th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference

Make Your Mark: Early Childhood Health,
Happiness, & Success

Save the date! April 22-23, 2016

2016 Keynote: Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

Pediatrician, occasional children's librarian, public health professional and child health advocate, Dr Navsaria practices primary-care pediatrics at a community health center working with under-served populations.  He is involved in advocacy training for residents, medical students, and practicing physicians.  His educational interests also include public and population health training for clinicians.  

Dr. Navsaria

Additionally, Dr Navsaria is strongly engaged with early literacy programs in health care settings, particularly around ideas of early brain and child development, which include neurobiological effects of adversity and poverty upon the developing brain. A dynamic speaker, Dr Navsaria lectures locally, regionally and nationally on early literacy, early brain and child development, child health advocacy and technology.


Dr Navsaria will discuss the critical importance of the first thousand days of life and the key role human relationships and interactions play in that time period.  The concepts of toxic stress and how early adversity leads to lifelong issues will be reviewed, with practical examples and discussion of research which highlights these areas.  Programmatic principles that may help address the issue will also be discussed, providing a practical framework for those who work with children and families.

Stop back for more information on the 2016 event! 

As always, we are interested in hearing from you.  Email ececonference@uwstout.edu with your ideas and follow the Early Childhood Education Conference Facebook Page

Early Registration 

Early Registration Deadline: March 20th, 2016

 Contact Information

Professional Education Programs and Services
221 10th Avenue East, Suite 140
Menomonie, WI 54751

Email:   profed@uwstout.edu
Phone: 715.232.2793
Fax:      715.232.3385