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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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
Using Technology to Stay Connected-Lessons Learned from a Pandemic

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When faced with social distancing guidelines that hinder our ability to physically be together, it is more important than ever to find ways to connect. The purpose of this training is to reflect on how educators can use technology to support all children and families through the integration of system changes that are sustainable in an effort to promote equitable access to high quality learning experiences and interactions. We will reflect on how we connected with staff, children, and families in response to the pandemic, and how we can use the information we learned to transition from an emergency response to best practice ensuring that all children and families' needs are being met. Throughout this training, participants will explore diverse stakeholders’ needs, discuss ways to support them through an MTSS lens, and develop an action plan to move from reactive to preemptive practices.


Ruth Alcantara

Preschool Specialist, San Diego County Office Of Education
My passion in the field of education began with a focus only on children—observing and facilitating their remarkable emotional, cognitive, and physical evolution. This fervor has matured to include supporting other passionate adults who care for children and their growth. As an... Read More →
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Denisse Camargo

Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach, San Diego County Office of Education

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