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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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EARLY YEARS PROGRAM:
Click here to access our Early Years 2021 Program.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS:
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.

VIRTUAL HELP DESK:
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
Culturally Responsive Practices

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In supporting children’s academic and social skills, the school community must be committed to the belief that all children should be educated in the most inclusive learning environment. An essential component for a Multi-Tiered System of Supports to thrive includes culturally responsive practices. Culturally responsive practices are essential in providing meaningful and inclusive learning experiences that support a sense of identity and a sense of belonging. In this workshop, Early Childhood Educators will explore culturally responsive practices to develop a deeper awareness of the role culture plays in supporting children’s learning. In the teacher’s expectation to educate the child effectively, it requires an understanding of the child’s culture or specific family cultural dynamics, and social life at home. Educators will gain an appreciation of the cultural perspectives and strengths of the children and families in their school community. Through reflection discussion, and practice, participants will learn to utilize culturally responsive teaching strategies to meet student needs associated with various cultural backgrounds and how they can create bridges to the children and families in their programs.

Speakers
avatar for Lucille Segura

Lucille Segura

Early Education Quality Rater/Trainer, San Diego County Office of Education
I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over thirty years. I have worked as a volunteer, instructional assistant, teacher, mentor teacher, Early Education Support Provider, and now I am currently an Early Education Quality Rater for the San Diego County Office of... Read More →
avatar for Sonia Sandoval

Sonia Sandoval

Early Education Quality Improvement Coach, San Diego County Office of Education
My name is Sonia Sandoval and I'm an Early Education Quality Support Coach for the San Diego County Office of Education. I have been in the field of Early Education for more than 34 years in different positions ranging from Instructional Assistant, Lead Teacher, online instructor... Read More →


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