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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Saturday, March 6 • 9:35am - 11:00am
Creating Meaningful Learning For Preschool ELLs To Promote Language And Literacy Development

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As California becomes more and more culturally and linguistically diverse, it will be more important than before for early childhood educators to be knowledgeable about teaching strategies that will help our preschool English Language Learners to meet their academic goals. In my presentation, I will be providing early childhood educators with an understanding of the role of families in language and literacy development, ways to make home-school connections, understanding of how children learn language, and strategies we can use in our classrooms to help preschool children in language and literacy development. Our participants will have hands-on experience with strategies, which include interactive storybook reading, nursery rhymes, songs, making stories come alive, and others.

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Michelle Tharavong MA ED

Elementary Teacher/Early Childhood Educator
Educating young children has been a passion of mine from a very young age.  At the age of 10, I was involved in tutoring elementary children, babysitting, helping my teachers with prep work, etc. and from then my passion for working with young children continued to grow and grow... Read More →

Saturday March 6, 2021 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Virtual Workshop