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 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Empowering Children as Young Advocates through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Through a Universal Design for Learning framework, discover how children establish a strong sense of self-identity, and progress from advocating for their own needs to advocating for others. Drawing from the Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework and Preschool Curriculum Framework, learn how to support young children from 0-5 in their emerging advocacy skills: from demonstrating respect for an infant’s emotions and choices, to giving preschoolers the opportunities to build their independence. In this virtual training, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other educators to explore different strategies that promote self-identity and advocacy skills from the very beginning of a child’s life.

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Vanessa Arcinas

Early Education Quality Rater/Trainer, San Diego County Office Of Education
I serve as an Early Education Quality Rater/Trainer with the San Diego County Office of Education.  Prior to this, I served as an Early Education Support Provider, coaching preschool teachers in San Diego County through the Quality Preschool Initiative for four years.  My previous... Read More →
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Mary Smith

Early Education Quality Support Coach, San Diego County Office Of Education
I am an Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach with the San Diego County Office of Education.  I have been in the field of Education for over 25 years in both the elementary school and preschool settings as a volunteer, docent,  instructor, teacher, director, coach, and... Read More →

Saturday March 6, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop