39th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference
"Inspiring Play and Supporting Well-Being"
Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017
Friday's Keynote Speaker
Lisa Murphy, the "Ooey Gooey Lady"
Get inspired! Lisa Murphy, the “Ooey Gooey Lady” has given over 100 seminars and workshops a year to inspire and motivate early childhood professionals. Join us for her inspirational keynote and breakout session and reconnect with why you became an educator. Learn how to cultivate a playful spirit and understand how playing IS Kindergarten readiness!
Saturday's Keynote Speaker
Dr. Julie Bates-Maves
Infant & Toddler Mental Health: The Impact of Life, Trauma - What to Look for in Early Childhood
Join UW-Stout Associate Professor and 2014 Outstanding Teacher of Year award winner, Dr. Julie Bates-Maves, for her keynote and breakout sessions dealing with infant and toddler mental health. Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System, these sessions will help you understand the cornerstones of mental health in small children. Particular emphasis will be placed upon defining distress and trauma in small children, symptoms that may be indicative of distress or trauma, and options for responding. A testimonial: “She was an amazing speaker and brought strategies I could use; I was captivated. It was very important content and she was eager to share it with us. Extremely helpful.”