2021 Early Years Conference has ended
The 18th Annual Early Years Conference focus is on understanding the approach to a Multi Tiered System of Support. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework that promotes equity and access by engaging “ALL” through a tiered approach that uses differentiation of services and supports. “All means ALL”.

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Some workshops will have documents affiliated with the training you are attending. These documents are available immediately for you if they are on your schedule. It is suggested that prior to the conference, you download to your computer and/or print any documents you are interested in so that you can easily access them during the conference.

Click here to access our Early Years 2021 Program.

Participants will receive 6 PD hours per day. Their hours will be added into the Workforce Registry between 1 to 4 weeks after the conference. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion – but will not be asked to upload this certificate to the Workforce Registry.

Please contact Kelly Slocum at kelly.slocum@sdcoe.net for conference support. Also, visit our Early Years webpage at Early Years > Home (sdcoe.net).

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Friday, March 5 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Interacciones de Ping Pong para Guiar Habilidades de Lenguaje con Infantes y Niños Pequeños

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A los 24 meses un niño/a pequeño/a tiene la capacidad de practicar oraciones con 2-4 palabras. Cómo podrían las educadoras promover el lenguaje durante la infancia para apoyar la comprensión y expresión de palabras? Considere el juego de Ping Pong; Observe el interés del niño/a (Ping) y siga ese interés (Pong) con oraciones y preguntas. MTSS promueve equidad y acceso a TODOS los niños. Este taller prove estrategias para apoyar el lenguaje y habilidades cognitivas para individualizar y diferenciar el aprendizaje y necesidades académicas, comportamientos y éxito social. Los participantes van a explorar 3 estrategias efectivas que promueven habilidades de lenguaje y cognitivas en infantes y niños/a pequeños apoyando relaciones positivas, inclusivo de alfabetización Temprana, habilidades y desarrollo de lenguaje, cognitivo y socio-emocional.

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Lenika Flores

Quality Support Manager, YMCA
A mom of three young boys. I am a child development educator passionate about teaching the whole child. With 21 years of experience working in the early childhood field as a teacher, director, and an administrator. I feel a commitment to share my stories, anecdotes, experiences, and... Read More →
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Jackqueline Espinoza

Preschool Diagnostic Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District
Ms. Jacky is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Early Childhood Educator with more than five years of experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education. Her educational experience consists of a Master of Arts in Education with specialization in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor... Read More →
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Michelle Galindo

Early Childhood Education Specialist/Instructor, Southwestern College
Michelle Galindo is a bilingual, Spanish Early Childhood Education Specialist with 20 years of experience as a Trainer, Mentor/Coach, Professor and Conference Presenter. She has extensive experience facilitating equitable and multicultural instruction in higher education and professional... Read More →

Friday March 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop