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The Early Childhood & Human Development Program at Rio Salado College is pleased to provide a series of Symposiums designed to provide the early care and education community with opportunities to hear from local, state and national experts on topics of interest.  Limited attendance allows participants the opportunity to network with peers, speak with experts face to face and obtain information that will strengthen their practice. Designed to engage the adult learner, these events provide participants with ongoing learning that can support professional development goals and work towards meeting regulatory or certification requirements.

Early Childhood Symposium Schedule 2014-2015

December 6, 2014
8:00AM – 12:00PM

The Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development Symposium

Participants will learn strategies that have been used by national and local professionals in the early childhood community to establish a professional development plans that are achievable. Participants will also be provided with information about the professional development funding opportunities available in Arizona, and leave with an understanding of why professional development is essential to the quality of early care and education.

$25.00 per person (does not include Lunch)
January 24, 2015
8:00AM – 4:00PM

The Arizona Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction Symposium: STEAM for Young Children

Designed to provide participants with current information regarding the importance of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) activities for young children. The Arizona Science Center and national experts will lead the Symposium.

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$55.00 per person
(includes Lunch)

March 26, 2015
8:00AM – 4:00PM

The Arizona Coaching Symposium

Designed to meet the needs of the early care and education Coach, Mentor or Supervisor this half day Symposium will be provided by a national expert, Devona Dunekack who is the Project Coordinator for the Instructional Coaching Initiative at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.  Participants will have the opportunity to network with other professionals working in these types of positions at the networking luncheon.

$35.00 per person (includes Lunch)
March 28, 2015
8:00AM – 4:00PM

The Arizona Family Child Care Symposium

Designed specifically for Family Child Care Providers this Symposium will provide participants with the opportunity to network with other providers, meet state and national family child care experts and gain knowledge that can be used to support their Family Child Care business.

$55.00 per person
(includes Lunch)

May 9, 2015
8:00AM – 4:00PM

The Arizona Directors Symposium

Designed to meet the needs of the early care and education program director, assistant director or administrator the Symposium sessions will be provided by local, state and national experts who know the demands and needs of your job. The Keynote will be provided by well-known author Holly Elissa Bruno. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other directors.

$55.00 per person
(includes Lunch)

Notes

  • All Symposiums will be held at Conference Center located at 2323 W. 14th Street in Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Registration will be limited to the first 75 paid registrations for all symposiums