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For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2004
25,000 Educators Meet in Anaheim to Discuss Improving Opportunities for Young Children
(Washington, D.C.) — Nearly 25,000 early childhood educators are in Anaheim this week to discuss ways to improve early learning experiences for all children from birth through third grade. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference and Expo – the world’s largest gathering of early childhood educators – is at the Anaheim Convention Center from November 10-13, 2004.
“Each year, thousands of dedicated educators, researchers, and advocates attend the NAEYC Annual Conference to explore new ways to help young children gain a foundation for success – in school and beyond,” said Mark Ginsberg, Ph.D., Executive Director of the NAEYC. “The conference provides them with a chance to network and share ideas, strengthen their teaching and administrative skills, and raise the quality of their schools and programs.”
The NAEYC Annual Conference is designed for teachers and other professionals working in settings from child care, preschool and Head Start to kindergarten and elementary school. Participants will choose from hundreds of sessions that will help improve their knowledge of the best approaches to early education and care. Examples of the sessions include:
- Toward a Broader Vision: Assessing Children, Teachers, Programs and Ourselves
- Exploration of Early Childhood Education in the Digital Age
- The Challenge and Epidemic of Childhood Obesity: Preventing a Public Health Crisis
- Guidance and Discipline for Infants and Toddlers
- The Power of Good Book Selection: The Best New Preschool Books for Your Classroom
- Songs, Games and Rhymes for the Bilingual Classroom
- “A” is for Algebra: How to Incorporate Exciting, Hands-On, Developmentally Appropriate, Algebraic Thinking into Early Childhood Mathematics Education
On Tuesday, November 9, there will be two day-long preconference sessions: A session co-sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) will help principals build high-quality and developmentally appropriate experiences in their preK-3 classrooms; and a workshop on standards and program reviews will assist college and university faculty who are documenting their programs’ compliance with NAEYC standards for the preparation of early childhood professionals.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The association is the largest and most influential advocate for early care and education in the
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Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.