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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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On Friday and/or Saturday you will need to log in to your Sched profile and pull up your schedule to see your workshop titles. Click on the workshop to view description, presenter information, view documents and access the Zoom link. Zoom links for each workshop will appear below each workshop title 10 minutes before that workshop is scheduled to begin on each day of the conference. Simply click on the link below the title to enter the virtual workshop. (No links will be emailed to you, you must log into your Sched account to access all Zoom links.)

HANDOUTS AND POWERPOINTS:
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.

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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Friday, March 5
 

8:00am PST

Virtual Expo Hall

To enter the Virtual Sponsor & Exhibitor Hall, Click HERE! Visit each exhibitor to learn about new products, get exclusive discounts, or see who might be offering a raffle! Once you are on their sponsor "virtual booth" or page, click the yellow "Open Zoom" button to speak with a representative.

Virtual sponsor and exhibitors halls are open all day between 8am to 3:30pm! Feel free to visit and speak to a representative at anytime! Their contact information is also located on their virtual booth.

Some sponsors and exhibitors are part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors. 

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →
avatar for Mark Rivas

Mark Rivas

Regional Manager, Lakeshore Learning
Since 1954, Lakeshore Learning Materials has been outfitting schools and educational programs across the country with innovative products, training and customized materials that span the curriculum. Our top-quality products are created by teachers for teachers to meet state and national... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

8:30am PST

Welcome Address and Keynote Speakers
Speakers
avatar for Lucia Garay

Lucia Garay

Executive Director, Early Education, San Diego County Office of Education
Lucia Garay is the executive director, early education programs and services at the San Diego County Office of Education where she integrates her nearly 30 years of experience in the early education and care and the early childhood Special Education fields into all of her work. Her... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Carta

Dr. Carta

Dr. Carta is a Senior Scientist in the Institute for Life Span Studies/Juniper Gardens Children’s Project and Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Her science focuses on developing strategies to minimize the effects of poverty on children’s language and... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Virtual Workshop

9:35am PST

Cultivating Leadership

This workshop will help administrators reflect on their role as a leader and promote equity and access through a tiered approach to support. By creating a culture of self-reflection, differentiating support to adult learners and engaging in a continuous cycle of planning and evaluating, administrators can be a catalyst for change to support high quality early learning and care.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Krauss

Kristen Krauss

Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach, San Diego County Office of Education
avatar for Dana Weevie

Dana Weevie

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


Friday March 5, 2021 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Virtual Workshop

9:35am PST

El Taller de Picasso: La Importancia del Arte en el Desarrollo del Niño

El arte es un medio de expresión para los niños que aporta muchos beneficios a su desarrollo. Diversos estudios demuestran la importancia y los múltiples beneficios en los niños. El arte es una oportunidad para expresar su individualidad y desarrollar sus capacidades intelectuales. El taller de Picasso es una invitación a reflexionar sobres las prácticas y características de experiencias artísticas que fomenten la actividad creativa. Los educadores deben conocer las estrategias apropiadas y efectivas para ser conscientes de la importancia del arte durante la educación del niño. Las participantes tendrán la oportunidad de hacer una actividad artística y reflexionar sobre la importancia del arte. Juntos podemos fortalecer el desarrollo integral de todos los niños.

Speakers
avatar for Lenika Flores

Lenika Flores

Mentor Teacher/Director/Owner, Di Colori Family Childcare
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 →
avatar for Jackqueline Espinoza

Jackqueline Espinoza

Early Childhood Educator, Di Colori
Experience facilitating the learning of toddlers and preschoolers in an early childhood education program. Educational experience includes a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and an Associate of Arts in Psychology. Currently working towards a Master of Arts in Education with a... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Virtual Workshop

9:35am PST

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care-Supporting the Children

The impact of trauma is experienced by children, families, caregivers and the childcare providers who serve them. The YMCA CRS Foster Child Care Bridge Program is providing this introduction to assist providers in fostering a greater understanding of trauma-informed care and child traumatic stress.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Garcia

Dani Garcia

Quality Support Specialist for Foster Care Bridge Program, YMCA CRS
avatar for Darryl Cregar

Darryl Cregar

Quality Support Specialist, YMCA CRS
My name is Darryl Cregar. I am proud to work for the YMCA in their Childcare Resource Service as part of the Foster Care Bridge program. In this program, I am a trainer, facilitator and coach on trauma informed care to early childcare providers who have foster children in their programs... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Virtual Workshop

9:35am PST

Supporting Early Childhood Inclusion within a MTSS Framework

All children, regardless of ability, have a right to access high-quality learning environments in which they fully participate alongside their peers. Providing high-quality inclusive early care and education goes beyond children with disabilities, it also encompasses the idea that all early learning settings provide equitable opportunities for children with diverse backgrounds, languages, abilities, family structures, and life experiences. This workshop will explore how MTSS builds supports for ALL children providing those who have learning differences or who require special education opportunities to access and fully participate alongside their peers in naturally occurring environments.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Shirley

Tina Shirley

Coordinator, Special Education, San Diego County Office of Education
avatar for Donna Santini

Donna Santini

Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education


Friday March 5, 2021 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Virtual Workshop

9:35am PST

The Environment as the Third Teacher

Have you ever thought about the voice in your environment? What does your lighting, the materials and other aspect of your environment say? In this workshop participants will analyze the voice of their current or future classroom. Studies show that messages around us, whether absorbed consciously or subconsciously, speak to us. They often unwittingly form our opinions, biases, and guide what we learn. Therefore, a critical look at the environment as the third teacher is an important observation when serving ALL people. Participants of this workshop will hear research joined with practical application towards making the third teacher an environment inclusive for all. This workshop will focus on the student-centered learning, and individualized student needs components of the Multi-Tiered System of Support.

Speakers
avatar for Bernadette Towns, PhD

Bernadette Towns, PhD

Professor of Child Development, Bakersfield College
Bernadette Towns has been a Professor of Child Development at Bakersfield College since 2000. She holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and a PhD in Education. Bernadette has been educating over 25 years and has taught every level of education from infant care to college. Dr... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Virtual Workshop

9:35am PST

Universal Design for Learning: Essential for Some, Good for All

An essential ingredient of implementing MTSS is the implementation of effective first instruction that reduces the number of students who need intervention. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that provides a practical approach to constructing a viable learning environment for each and every student. Leave with strategies to design learning for student variability in order to support equity in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Alcorn

Mark Alcorn

Mathematics Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Mark Alcorn is a mathematics coordinator at SDCOE. Before coming to the County Office, Alcorn spent 23 years at elementary school sites teaching K-6 mathematics. His belief is that all students are capable of being successful in mathematics.


Friday March 5, 2021 9:35am - 11:00am PST
Virtual Workshop

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply
Join me and see our amazing 2021 new products including all new outdoor furniture and innovative ideas to serve the children in your community.  See products from Steve Spangler Science, Excellerations, plus our brand new amazing vendors! Don’t miss out on the raffles too!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →



Friday March 5, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with the Sweet Teams Operational System
How do you provide exceptional care AND dramatically increase cleaning practices to ensure your staff and families stay safe and healthy? Let us show you! We know how to do it quick, without compromising education, and with pride and confidence.

In this live demo, learn how to transform your early childcare education center into an incredible environment where teamwork seamlessly embeds, high quality care and educational routines with the health and safety procedures required to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu/cold season. The demo includes routines for the front desk, classrooms, play yards and more!

We’ll show you the Sweet Teams Caring Series write and wipe posters, signage and tags, and discuss some of the minute-by-minute steps to ensure best practices, create better morale and execute effective team building. All attendees will receive a free gift and we guarantee you’ll take away tips that you can implement immediately!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →



Friday March 5, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Tootris
In this 30-minute demo you’ll learn how TOOTRiS enrolls more parents into YOUR center at no cost and without requiring you to spend more marketing dollars! TOOTRiS has developed and successfully operates a technology platform that enables parents across California to connect digitally with quality Child Care providers like you, based on your real-time availability and other powerful search capabilities. During this demo, we’ll review just how the technology behind TOOTRiS guides parents to find, enroll & pay for your program with just a click, and how to activate your online enrollments to leverage our vast network of parents looking for care today. This is a must-attend event!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →



Friday March 5, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:00am PST

Virtual Expo Hall

To enter the Virtual Sponsor & Exhibitor Hall, Click HERE! Visit each exhibitor to learn about new products, get exclusive discounts, or see who might be offering a raffle! Once you are on their sponsor "virtual booth" or page, click the yellow "Open Zoom" button to speak with a representative.

Virtual sponsor and exhibitors halls are open all day between 8am to 3:30pm! Feel free to visit and speak to a representative at anytime! Their contact information is also located on their virtual booth.

Some sponsors and exhibitors are part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →
avatar for Mark Rivas

Mark Rivas

Regional Manager, Lakeshore Learning
Since 1954, Lakeshore Learning Materials has been outfitting schools and educational programs across the country with innovative products, training and customized materials that span the curriculum. Our top-quality products are created by teachers for teachers to meet state and national... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:30am PST

DSS Community Care Licensing Updates

Join us for an informational session with Community Care Licensing; where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn about the most recent policy updates, and receive resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Cong-Huyen

Jane Cong-Huyen

Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing, Southern California Child Care Advocate


Friday March 5, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

11:30am PST

Implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as a Trauma-Informed Approach for Young Students

The purpose of this interactive presentation is to explore how school leaders and classroom implementers can incorporate trauma-informed practices within a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework for young learners. PBIS provides an effective multi-tiered framework for incorporating the knowledge about childhood trauma into an established system of support rather than a separate competing initiative.
This presentation will briefly review trauma informed MTSS guiding principles and features including teams, use of data, ensuring early access, formal process for selecting interventions, outcome and fidelity measures and on-going professional development. Participants will also be engaged with activities that focus on the Pyramid Model framework and how universal and secondary practices can: 1) create foundations and prevention practices to support safe and nurturing environments, 2) prioritize relationships and connections, and 3) build social-emotional-behavioral wellness practices to promote resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Cristy Clouse

Cristy Clouse

Vice President & PBIS Technical Assistance Specialist, California Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, Inc.


Friday March 5, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

11:30am PST

Autism Acceptance: Our Words Matter

In education settings utilizing Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), teachers are increasingly likely to encounter children with an autism diagnosis who require support across all tiers of intervention. While the early 2000’s saw a push for “autism awareness,” those impacted with the diagnosis and their families now challenge us to strive for a deeper “autism acceptance.” What does it look like for preschool age children to fully understand and accept each other? How can educators foster a welcoming classroom community that allows all children to thrive regardless of the challenges they might face? What is the best way to guide children when they notice one another’s strengths and weaknesses? This presentation will engage participants in a thoughtful discussion that will challenge prior conceptions of autism, ensure that tiered interventions are tailored to each individual child’s needs, and provide language to create radically inclusive learning spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Nora Camacho

Nora Camacho

Program Director, Alexa's PLAYC at Rady Children's Hospital
avatar for Arielle King

Arielle King

Behavior Specialist, Alexa's PLAYC at Rady Children's Hospital


Friday March 5, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

11:30am PST

Integrando Cerebros Pequeños con Emociones Grandes y conectar con Empatía, Compasión y Consciencia de Sí Mismo

Investigaciones recientes indican que la habilidad de los Educadores de Educación Temprana de desarrollar relaciones con niños consistentes, sintonizadas y sensibles son factores esenciales para programas de educación temprana de alta calidad. Investigaciones recientes indican que la habilidad de los Educadores de Educación Temprana de desarrollar relaciones con niños consistentes, sintonizadas y sensibles son factores esenciales para programas de educación temprana de alta calidad. Estamos en tiempos de incertidumbre, entonces cómo podemos responder a niños pequeños en angustia, ansiedad o demostrando una emoción fuerte? Los niños desarrollan habilidades saludables emocionales cuando adultos son sensibles y tienen entendimiento del proceso de integración del cerebro. Este taller interactivo se enfoca en estrategias efectivas que fomentan la instrucción, inclusivo de Alfabetización Temprana, habilidades y desarrollo de lenguaje, cognitivo y socio-emocional. Para promover equidad y acceso a TODOS los niños, este taller proveera estrategias para individualizar y diferenciar el aprendizaje y necesidades académicas, comportamientos y éxito social.

Speakers
avatar for Lenika Flores

Lenika Flores

Mentor Teacher/Director/Owner, Di Colori Family Childcare
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 →
avatar for Jackqueline Espinoza

Jackqueline Espinoza

Early Childhood Educator, Di Colori
Experience facilitating the learning of toddlers and preschoolers in an early childhood education program. Educational experience includes a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and an Associate of Arts in Psychology. Currently working towards a Master of Arts in Education with a... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Galindo

Michelle Galindo

Instructor, Child Development, Southwestern College
Mother of 2 beautiful active children, Alyssa 5, and Roberto Jr. of 3 years. Over 20 years of Professional Development Coaching and Training experience in Early Childhood Education including online coaching and training.  Inspired by Coaching Teachers, Family Child care Providers... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

11:30am PST

Nutrition Education - Why It Matters and How to Bring it into Your Classroom

Nutrition education has the power to positively change individuals and communities. As part of a larger systems approach to health, nutrition education exists in a variety of learning settings with diverse audiences, from classrooms to gardens to community centers. Tune into our session to learn how proper nutrition prepares students for success and how Dairy Council of California is committed to supporting educators with resources to meet the changing instructional needs.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Berkoben

Heather Berkoben

Dairy Council of California
avatar for Sally Spero

Sally Spero

Retired Child Nutrition Director, Lakeside Union School District
Sally Spero, SNS, has over 30 years of experience in running child nutrition programs. She is the recipient of numerous awards for program excellence and frequently writes and speaks on topics in this area.
avatar for Kylene Ricketts

Kylene Ricketts

Teacher, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Hello, my name is Kylene Ricketts.  I have 3 children from ages 14 to 18 years old.  I have been married for nearly 14 years.  I began my journey in the Early Childhood field in 2004 as a Licensed Home Day Care Provider after my middle child was born.  My first client was my niece... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

11:30am PST

Supporting Early Childhood Inclusion Within A MTSS Framework

All children, regardless of ability, have a right to access high-quality learning environments in which they fully participate alongside their peers. Providing high-quality inclusive early care and education goes beyond children with disabilities, it also encompasses the idea that all early learning settings provide equitable opportunities for children with diverse backgrounds, languages, abilities, family structures, and life experiences. This workshop will explore how MTSS builds supports for ALL children providing those who have learning differences or who require special education opportunities to access and fully participate alongside their peers in naturally occurring environments.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Shirley

Tina Shirley

Coordinator, Special Education, San Diego County Office of Education
avatar for Donna Santini

Donna Santini

Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education


Friday March 5, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply
Join me and see our amazing 2021 new products including all new outdoor furniture and innovative ideas to serve the children in your community.  See products from Steve Spangler Science, Excellerations, plus our brand new amazing vendors! Don’t miss out on the raffles too!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →



Friday March 5, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with the Sweet Teams Operational System
How do you provide exceptional care AND dramatically increase cleaning practices to ensure your staff and families stay safe and healthy? Let us show you! We know how to do it quick, without compromising education, and with pride and confidence.

In this live demo, learn how to transform your early childcare education center into an incredible environment where teamwork seamlessly embeds, high quality care and educational routines with the health and safety procedures required to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu/cold season. The demo includes routines for the front desk, classrooms, play yards and more!

We’ll show you the Sweet Teams Caring Series write and wipe posters, signage and tags, and discuss some of the minute-by-minute steps to ensure best practices, create better morale and execute effective team building. All attendees will receive a free gift and we guarantee you’ll take away tips that you can implement immediately!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →



Friday March 5, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Tootris
In this 30-minute demo you’ll learn how TOOTRiS enrolls more parents into YOUR center at no cost and without requiring you to spend more marketing dollars! TOOTRiS has developed and successfully operates a technology platform that enables parents across California to connect digitally with quality Child Care providers like you, based on your real-time availability and other powerful search capabilities. During this demo, we’ll review just how the technology behind TOOTRiS guides parents to find, enroll & pay for your program with just a click, and how to activate your online enrollments to leverage our vast network of parents looking for care today. This is a must-attend event!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →



Friday March 5, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:00pm PST

Virtual Expo Hall

To enter the Virtual Sponsor & Exhibitor Hall, Click HERE! Visit each exhibitor to learn about new products, get exclusive discounts, or see who might be offering a raffle! Once you are on their sponsor "virtual booth" or page, click the yellow "Open Zoom" button to speak with a representative.

Virtual sponsor and exhibitors halls are open all day between 8am to 3:30pm! Feel free to visit and speak to a representative at anytime! Their contact information is also located on their virtual booth.

Some sponsors and exhibitors are part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →
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Mark Rivas

Regional Manager, Lakeshore Learning
Since 1954, Lakeshore Learning Materials has been outfitting schools and educational programs across the country with innovative products, training and customized materials that span the curriculum. Our top-quality products are created by teachers for teachers to meet state and national... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:30pm PST

SDQPI MTSS: Let’s Build This Together

SDQPI MTSS has a focus on the adult learner and how to engage site staff in systems change that is based on data, site lead identified needs as well as providing the differentiated supports for staff to deliver a quality program for the children they serve. If you would like to learn more about how to identify needs based on QRIS Pathways for your site, create a plan of action and promote systems change, join us!

Speakers
avatar for Meghann O'Connor

Meghann O'Connor

Director, Early Education, San Diego County Office of Education
Meghann O’Connor has been in education for the past 25 years working with diverse populations as a bilingual Special Education teacher, Student Services Administrator and currently as Director of Early Education for the San Diego County Office of Education. A focus and passion within... Read More →
avatar for Gail Paradeza

Gail Paradeza

Coordinator, MTSS & Special Education, San Diego County Office Of Education
Gail is passionate about MTSS and Equity work. In 2015, when California launched the Scale Up MTSS Statewide Initiative, Gail was the Region 9 and SD County Lead. She supported Local Educational Agencies (LEA- Districts/Charters) in developing district-wide systems and structures... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

The Long-Term Impact of Executive Function on Learning for All Children

Executive function is about self-regulation, often defined as a core set of skills that include inhibitory control, confidence building, working memory, and cognitive flexibility. Developing the ability to self-regulate including learning-related social behaviors, such as listening to and following directions, staying on task, and problem-solving in the early years positively influences academic success at PreK and beyond. When examining a Multi-Tiered System of Support model, it's important to consider how there is universal promotion of (executive function) skills to help every individual learner achieve their fullest potential. Join us as we explore data and data-based decision-making, a critical component of MTSS, that demonstrate the importance of executive function for learning success.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Burke

Karen Burke

Senior Vice President Education, Scholastic Education
Dr. Karen Burke, Senior Vice President, Education, Scholastic Education has been in education for over 30 years and has served students in various capacities including: ten years as a classroom teacher, Principal, Title I Director, Federal Programs Coordinator, Curriculum Director,Director... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

10 Ways to Decrease Stress in Your Classroom

This training will provide information, activity ideas and tools to help ease the worries and anxieties of children in the classroom. In accordance with the MTSS processes, this workshop will challenge the attendees to change the way in which they have traditionally worked to support the social/emotional needs of students in their classroom. Participants will be able to define various sources of stress, recognize symptoms and learn techniques and activities that can be applied to help children cope with stress or alleviate it altogether. They will also be able to identify the ten strengths to build resiliency in young children. Teachers may benefit personally by using these techniques throughout the day to manage their own stress, which will increase their ability to alleviate the behavioral concerns before they occur in their classroom.

To access the PDF affiliated with this training please click on this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fsA7j5pCc-Xx8KxqCa9VYHCoFE6GdQ2r/view?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Tulk

Beth Tulk

Account Manager, Frog Street
Beth has over thirty years of experience in the world of early childhood. She has taught preschool, been a Center Director and currently works with Frog Street, an early childhood curriculum company as an Account Executive.Beth has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

Best Books of 2020

This fast-paced session will provide a tour through some of the best books of 2020, strategies on how to use them in your program, and connections to Universal Design for Learning which is the foundation of MTSS.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Hunt

Jonathan Hunt

Coordinator, Library Media Services, San Diego County Office of Education
Jonathan Hunt reads, writes, speaks, and teaches about children's literature. He has served on numerous award committees, including several for picture books, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and the Caldecott Medal.


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

1:30pm PST

Interacciones de Ping Pong para Guiar Habilidades de Lenguaje con Infantes y Niños Pequeños

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.

Speakers
avatar for Lenika Flores

Lenika Flores

Mentor Teacher/Director/Owner, Di Colori Family Childcare
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 →
avatar for Jackqueline Espinoza

Jackqueline Espinoza

Early Childhood Educator, Di Colori
Experience facilitating the learning of toddlers and preschoolers in an early childhood education program. Educational experience includes a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and an Associate of Arts in Psychology. Currently working towards a Master of Arts in Education with a... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Galindo

Michelle Galindo

Instructor, Child Development, Southwestern College
Mother of 2 beautiful active children, Alyssa 5, and Roberto Jr. of 3 years. Over 20 years of Professional Development Coaching and Training experience in Early Childhood Education including online coaching and training.  Inspired by Coaching Teachers, Family Child care Providers... Read More →


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

1:30pm PST

Using Technology to Stay Connected-Lessons Learned from a Pandemic

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.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Alcantara

Ruth Alcantara

Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach, 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 →
avatar for Denisse Camargo

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

3:00pm PST

Virtual Expo Hall

To enter the Virtual Sponsor & Exhibitor Hall, Click HERE! Visit each exhibitor to learn about new products, get exclusive discounts, or see who might be offering a raffle! Once you are on their sponsor "virtual booth" or page, click the yellow "Open Zoom" button to speak with a representative.

Virtual sponsor and exhibitors halls are open all day between 8am to 3:30pm! Feel free to visit and speak to a representative at anytime! Their contact information is also located on their virtual booth.

Some sponsors and exhibitors are part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →
avatar for Mark Rivas

Mark Rivas

Regional Manager, Lakeshore Learning
Since 1954, Lakeshore Learning Materials has been outfitting schools and educational programs across the country with innovative products, training and customized materials that span the curriculum. Our top-quality products are created by teachers for teachers to meet state and national... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors
 
Saturday, March 6
 

8:00am PST

Virtual Expo Hall

To enter the Virtual Sponsor & Exhibitor Hall, Click HERE! Visit each exhibitor to learn about new products, get exclusive discounts, or see who might be offering a raffle! Once you are on their sponsor "virtual booth" or page, click the yellow "Open Zoom" button to speak with a representative.

Virtual sponsor and exhibitors halls are open all day between 8am to 3:30pm! Feel free to visit and speak to a representative at anytime! Their contact information is also located on their virtual booth.

Some sponsors and exhibitors are part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 8:00am - 8:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

8:30am PST

Welcome Address and Keynote Speakers
Speakers
avatar for Amy McCart, Ph.D

Amy McCart, Ph.D

Amy McCart, Ph.D. is a Research Professor with Life Span Institute and Adjunct Faculty status with the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Equity Leadership in High Need Schools research grant, funded through the... Read More →
avatar for Meghann O'Connor

Meghann O'Connor

Director, Early Education, San Diego County Office of Education
Meghann O’Connor has been in education for the past 25 years working with diverse populations as a bilingual Special Education teacher, Student Services Administrator and currently as Director of Early Education for the San Diego County Office of Education. A focus and passion within... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Virtual Workshop

9:35am PST

Cultivating Adult Wellness in an MTSS Framework

De-stress the distress of systems change work through implementation of adult wellness practices within your MTSS framework. According to the Learning Policy Institute Study 2017, 85% of teachers reported a work-life imbalance affecting their ability to teach. With the current pandemic stress and fatigue felt by most educators, now more than ever, the MTSS framework should support resiliency and self-regulation for ALL adults who work with young children. This interactive session will explore the scientific skills that build support for growth and learning that underlies a healthy sense of self. Participants are invited to experience a variety of self-care strategies such as mindfulness meditation, appreciative inquiry, compassionate communication and trauma-sensitive language and movement. Adult Wellness resources, action plan and fluency-building tips for your MTSS framework will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Cristy Clouse

Cristy Clouse

Vice President & PBIS Technical Assistance Specialist, California Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, Inc.


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

9:35am PST

SDQPI MTSS: Let’s Build This Together

SDQPI MTSS has a focus on the adult learner and how to engage site staff in systems change that is based on data, site lead identified needs as well as providing the differentiated supports for staff to deliver a quality program for the children they serve. If you would like to learn more about how to identify needs based on QRIS Pathways for your site, create a plan of action and promote systems change, join us!

Speakers
avatar for Meghann O'Connor

Meghann O'Connor

Director, Early Education, San Diego County Office of Education
Meghann O’Connor has been in education for the past 25 years working with diverse populations as a bilingual Special Education teacher, Student Services Administrator and currently as Director of Early Education for the San Diego County Office of Education. A focus and passion within... Read More →
avatar for Gail Paradeza

Gail Paradeza

Coordinator, MTSS & Special Education, San Diego County Office Of Education
Gail is passionate about MTSS and Equity work. In 2015, when California launched the Scale Up MTSS Statewide Initiative, Gail was the Region 9 and SD County Lead. She supported Local Educational Agencies (LEA- Districts/Charters) in developing district-wide systems and structures... Read More →


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

9:35am PST

Construyendo una Comunidad Pro-Social desde Temprana Edad

Las habilidades prosociales son un elemento crítico del desarrollo socioemocional. En este taller, cubriremos la importancia de promover comportamientos prosociales y el impacto que tiene en el aula, el hogar y la comunidad. Los participantes recibirán estrategias de investigación efectivas para fomentar las habilidades prosociales en los niños pequeños. Esta presentación integra el aprendizaje conductual y socioemocional que apoyará el éxito académico de los niños la importancia de construir una asociación entre familias, escuelas y comunidad a través de un sistema de apoyo.

Speakers
avatar for Jackqueline Espinoza

Jackqueline Espinoza

Early Childhood Educator, Di Colori
Experience facilitating the learning of toddlers and preschoolers in an early childhood education program. Educational experience includes a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and an Associate of Arts in Psychology. Currently working towards a Master of Arts in Education with a... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Galindo

Michelle Galindo

Instructor, Child Development, Southwestern College
Mother of 2 beautiful active children, Alyssa 5, and Roberto Jr. of 3 years. Over 20 years of Professional Development Coaching and Training experience in Early Childhood Education including online coaching and training.  Inspired by Coaching Teachers, Family Child care Providers... Read More →


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

9:35am PST

Creating Meaningful Learning For Preschool ELLs To Promote Language And Literacy Development

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.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Tharavong MA ED

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

9:35am PST

Culturally Responsive Practices

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

9:35am PST

Do Re Mi ♫ Efectos positivos de la música en los niños

La música es es un medio de expresión universal que tiene numerosos efectos en el ser humano, especialmente en los primeros años. Diversos estudios demuestran la importancia de la música como ayuda al crecimiento intelectual, ya que genera una gran cantidad de actividad neuronal. La música tiene efectos positivos en la memoria, la concentración, la expresión, el lenguaje, la sensibilidad emocional, la imaginación, la creatividad, las relaciones sociales, el estado de ánimo, la autoestima y la salud entre otros. Tanto padres como educadores deben conocer estos beneficios para ser conscientes de la importancia que implica el uso de melodías y canciones durante la educación del niño. El taller es una invitación al diálogo, la reflexión y la inspiración por la música. Juntos haremos un repertorio musical de piezas de baile y canciones para enriquecer las aulas y fortalecer el desarrollo de todos los niños.

Speakers
avatar for Lenika Flores

Lenika Flores

Mentor Teacher/Director/Owner, Di Colori Family Childcare
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 →
avatar for Katia Solorzano

Katia Solorzano

Quality Support Specialist, YMCA Childcare Resource Service


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

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply
Join me and see our amazing 2021 new products including all new outdoor furniture and innovative ideas to serve the children in your community.  See products from Steve Spangler Science, Excellerations, plus our brand new amazing vendors! Don’t miss out on the raffles too!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →



Saturday March 6, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with the Sweet Teams Operational System
How do you provide exceptional care AND dramatically increase cleaning practices to ensure your staff and families stay safe and healthy? Let us show you! We know how to do it quick, without compromising education, and with pride and confidence.

In this live demo, learn how to transform your early childcare education center into an incredible environment where teamwork seamlessly embeds, high quality care and educational routines with the health and safety procedures required to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu/cold season. The demo includes routines for the front desk, classrooms, play yards and more!

We’ll show you the Sweet Teams Caring Series write and wipe posters, signage and tags, and discuss some of the minute-by-minute steps to ensure best practices, create better morale and execute effective team building. All attendees will receive a free gift and we guarantee you’ll take away tips that you can implement immediately!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →



Saturday March 6, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:00am PST

Live Demonstration - Tootris
In this 30-minute demo you’ll learn how TOOTRiS enrolls more parents into YOUR center at no cost and without requiring you to spend more marketing dollars! TOOTRiS has developed and successfully operates a technology platform that enables parents across California to connect digitally with quality Child Care providers like you, based on your real-time availability and other powerful search capabilities. During this demo, we’ll review just how the technology behind TOOTRiS guides parents to find, enroll & pay for your program with just a click, and how to activate your online enrollments to leverage our vast network of parents looking for care today. This is a must-attend event!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →



Saturday March 6, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:00am PST

Virtual Expo Hall

To enter the Virtual Sponsor & Exhibitor Hall, Click HERE! Visit each exhibitor to learn about new products, get exclusive discounts, or see who might be offering a raffle! Once you are on their sponsor "virtual booth" or page, click the yellow "Open Zoom" button to speak with a representative.

Virtual sponsor and exhibitors halls are open all day between 8am to 3:30pm! Feel free to visit and speak to a representative at anytime! Their contact information is also located on their virtual booth.

Some sponsors and exhibitors are part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:00am PST

Virtual Resource - First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.

First 5 San Diego provides San Diego’s youngest children with healthy development screenings and treatment, dental care and parenting workshops.

To request materials please visit these links below:
Material Request (Brochures): https://first5sandiego.org/request-form/  
Kit for New Parents please visit: https://first5sandiego.org/parent-portal/kit-for-new-parents/



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:00am PST

Virtual Resource - YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS), R&R Department Head
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from families looking for child care, resources on supply and demand for their area and type of child care program, and professional development and coaching services. CRS' Referral Line has Resource and Referral Advisors that are available to answer questions and to support child care providers in every way.

Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide for their families, and grow their earning potential. We give children a chance they deserve to thrive and prepare for a successful academic career while opening the doors to education, training and technical assistance for child care professionals to improve the quality of their services. View this link to learn more about our Y responded to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://youtu.be/vnf1NGcZbTI

To connect with us, follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ymca.crs or Instagram: www.instagram.com/ymcacrs.


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →



Saturday March 6, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

11:30am PST

Caring for Children - An Organized Process

Throughout every educational year early care & education providers engage a variety of training opportunities showing us how to manage the educational, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and their families. We engage daily practices, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual routines with a myriad of cascading deadlines. How do high quality providers keep all of these caring routines and deadlines organized? In the age of Covid-19 there just might be a new system of supports emerging which can help every childcare provider, teacher and administrator stay up with ever increasing lists of duties necessary in the maintenance of clean and healthy learning environments. This training will introduce simple tools and practices which will help keep every area of your home-daycare or childcare center organized, safe, healthy and free from the germs which cause illnesses to spread. Every attendee will leave with swag to assist them in the implementation of new systems to support a spectacularly clean and operationally organized early care and education center. It is impossible to set up a classroom to achieve MTSS framework and individualize learning to meet the needs of every child without an organized classroom routine. Engaging all staff members in the support of these classroom, center and outdoor routines can be a fun-filled teamwork enhancer which engages the children in the care for their own environments too! We would love the opportunity to share how these tools lead to Sweet Teams!

To access the PDF associated with this training, please click on the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pct-OZeQhKHCsZ8Pfx_jrg0rVj4vq9mc/view?usp=sharing  

Speakers
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Health, Safety & Nutrition Manager, Children's Paradise Inc.
avatar for Nicole Steele

Nicole Steele

Director of Programs and Education, Children's Paradise Preschool


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

11:30am PST

Holding Up the Mirror: The Reflective Process

Administrators will learn the importance of giving and receiving feedback as a strategy for professional growth. Through this strength-based process, Administrators will support teachers to examine, expand, refine and become more aware of their knowledge and behaviors to continually improve their practice. Administrators will learn how to adjust their feedback based on each teachers' individual strengths, interests and needs.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Weevie

Dana Weevie

Early Education Quality Improvement Coach, San Diego County Office of Education
avatar for Brettney Stanley

Brettney Stanley

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


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

11:30am PST

Empowering Children as Young Advocates through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Arcinas

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 →
avatar for Mary Smith

Mary Smith

Early Education Quality Improvement 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

11:30am PST

Integrando Cerebros Pequeños con Emociones Grandes y conectar con Empatía, Compasión y Consciencia de Sí Mismo

Investigaciones recientes indican que la habilidad de los Educadores de Educación Temprana de desarrollar relaciones con niños consistentes, sintonizadas y sensibles son factores esenciales para programas de educación temprana de alta calidad. Investigaciones recientes indican que la habilidad de los Educadores de Educación Temprana de desarrollar relaciones con niños consistentes, sintonizadas y sensibles son factores esenciales para programas de educación temprana de alta calidad. Estamos en tiempos de incertidumbre, entonces cómo podemos responder a niños pequeños en angustia, ansiedad o demostrando una emoción fuerte? Los niños desarrollan habilidades saludables emocionales cuando adultos son sensibles y tienen entendimiento del proceso de integración del cerebro. Este taller interactivo se enfoca en estrategias efectivas que fomentan la instrucción, inclusivo de Alfabetización Temprana, habilidades y desarrollo de lenguaje, cognitivo y socio-emocional. Para promover equidad y acceso a TODOS los niños, este taller proveera estrategias para individualizar y diferenciar el aprendizaje y necesidades académicas, comportamientos y éxito social.

Speakers
avatar for Lenika Flores

Lenika Flores

Mentor Teacher/Director/Owner, Di Colori Family Childcare
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 →
avatar for Jackqueline Espinoza

Jackqueline Espinoza

Early Childhood Educator, Di Colori
Experience facilitating the learning of toddlers and preschoolers in an early childhood education program. Educational experience includes a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and an Associate of Arts in Psychology. Currently working towards a Master of Arts in Education with a... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Galindo

Michelle Galindo

Instructor, Child Development, Southwestern College
Mother of 2 beautiful active children, Alyssa 5, and Roberto Jr. of 3 years. Over 20 years of Professional Development Coaching and Training experience in Early Childhood Education including online coaching and training.  Inspired by Coaching Teachers, Family Child care Providers... Read More →


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

11:30am PST

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care-Supporting the Children

The impact of trauma is experienced by children, families, caregivers and the childcare providers who serve them. The YMCA CRS Foster Child Care Bridge Program is providing this introduction to assist providers in fostering a greater understanding of trauma-informed care and child traumatic stress.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Garcia

Dani Garcia

Quality Support Specialist for Foster Care Bridge Program, YMCA CRS
avatar for Darryl Cregar

Darryl Cregar

Quality Support Specialist, YMCA CRS
My name is Darryl Cregar. I am proud to work for the YMCA in their Childcare Resource Service as part of the Foster Care Bridge program. In this program, I am a trainer, facilitator and coach on trauma informed care to early childcare providers who have foster children in their programs... Read More →


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

11:30am PST

Sing and Sign: Meeting the Needs of ALL Students

Singing songs while integrating American Sign Language (ASL) are powerful multi-sensory and joyful experiences makes our brain active. Research states that integrating singing and signing into your literacy component develops various early literacy skills which are critical to children's future reading performance. Furthermore, the combination of singing/chanting and kinesthetic activities (hand games/rhythm patterns) develop students' social and emotional domain while creating a positive climate. This multi-sensory approach makes learning fun and exciting and meets the needs of all students.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Longoria

Mike Longoria

Early Childhood Consultant, Dr. Mike!
Dr. Mike is a national keynote speaker, trainer, and curriculum developer. Engaging young children in meaningful learning through singing and signing is a powerful multi-sensory approach that promotes multi-linguistic experiences, that meet the needs of ALL children, while building... Read More →


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

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Discount School Supply
Join me and see our amazing 2021 new products including all new outdoor furniture and innovative ideas to serve the children in your community.  See products from Steve Spangler Science, Excellerations, plus our brand new amazing vendors! Don’t miss out on the raffles too!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →



Saturday March 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with the Sweet Teams Operational System
How do you provide exceptional care AND dramatically increase cleaning practices to ensure your staff and families stay safe and healthy? Let us show you! We know how to do it quick, without compromising education, and with pride and confidence.

In this live demo, learn how to transform your early childcare education center into an incredible environment where teamwork seamlessly embeds, high quality care and educational routines with the health and safety procedures required to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu/cold season. The demo includes routines for the front desk, classrooms, play yards and more!

We’ll show you the Sweet Teams Caring Series write and wipe posters, signage and tags, and discuss some of the minute-by-minute steps to ensure best practices, create better morale and execute effective team building. All attendees will receive a free gift and we guarantee you’ll take away tips that you can implement immediately!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →



Saturday March 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:00pm PST

Live Demonstration - Tootris
In this 30-minute demo you’ll learn how TOOTRiS enrolls more parents into YOUR center at no cost and without requiring you to spend more marketing dollars! TOOTRiS has developed and successfully operates a technology platform that enables parents across California to connect digitally with quality Child Care providers like you, based on your real-time availability and other powerful search capabilities. During this demo, we’ll review just how the technology behind TOOTRiS guides parents to find, enroll & pay for your program with just a click, and how to activate your online enrollments to leverage our vast network of parents looking for care today. This is a must-attend event!

This live demonstration is part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →



Saturday March 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:00pm PST

Virtual Expo Hall

To enter the Virtual Sponsor & Exhibitor Hall, Click HERE! Visit each exhibitor to learn about new products, get exclusive discounts, or see who might be offering a raffle! Once you are on their sponsor "virtual booth" or page, click the yellow "Open Zoom" button to speak with a representative.

Virtual sponsor and exhibitors halls are open all day between 8am to 3:30pm! Feel free to visit and speak to a representative at anytime! Their contact information is also located on their virtual booth.

Some sponsors and exhibitors are part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:00pm PST

Virtual Resource - First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.

First 5 San Diego provides San Diego’s youngest children with healthy development screenings and treatment, dental care and parenting workshops.

To request materials please visit these links below:
Material Request (Brochures): https://first5sandiego.org/request-form/  
Kit for New Parents please visit: https://first5sandiego.org/parent-portal/kit-for-new-parents/



Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:00pm PST

Virtual Resource - YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS), R&R Department Head
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from families looking for child care, resources on supply and demand for their area and type of child care program, and professional development and coaching services. CRS' Referral Line has Resource and Referral Advisors that are available to answer questions and to support child care providers in every way.

Through multiple programs, we ensure parents can continue to work, provide for their families, and grow their earning potential. We give children a chance they deserve to thrive and prepare for a successful academic career while opening the doors to education, training and technical assistance for child care professionals to improve the quality of their services. View this link to learn more about our Y responded to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://youtu.be/vnf1NGcZbTI

To connect with us, follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ymca.crs or Instagram: www.instagram.com/ymcacrs.


Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors

1:30pm PST

Atencion Plena: Apoyo a la Autorregulación en Niños Pequeños

Este taller cubrirá la importancia de apoyar la autorregulación durante los primeros años. La autorregulación es un elemento fundamental del desarrollo socioemocional y es fundamental fomentarla en una etapa temprana de la vida. Discutiremos la autorregulación y su impacto en los niños; no solo durante sus primeros años de vida, sino los beneficios que se quedarán con ellos en su vida adulta. Los participantes recibirán estrategias efectivas para fomentar las habilidades de autorregulación en los niños pequeños, de igual manera se compartirá información de como el uso de Yoga ayuda a los niños a autorregularse.

Speakers
avatar for Lenika Flores

Lenika Flores

Mentor Teacher/Director/Owner, Di Colori Family Childcare
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 →
avatar for Jackqueline Espinoza

Jackqueline Espinoza

Early Childhood Educator, Di Colori
Experience facilitating the learning of toddlers and preschoolers in an early childhood education program. Educational experience includes a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and an Associate of Arts in Psychology. Currently working towards a Master of Arts in Education with a... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

1:30pm PST

Autism Acceptance: Our Words Matter

In education settings utilizing Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), teachers are increasingly likely to encounter children with an autism diagnosis who require support across all tiers of intervention. While the early 2000’s saw a push for “autism awareness,” those impacted with the diagnosis and their families now challenge us to strive for a deeper “autism acceptance.” What does it look like for preschool age children to fully understand and accept each other? How can educators foster a welcoming classroom community that allows all children to thrive regardless of the challenges they might face? What is the best way to guide children when they notice one another’s strengths and weaknesses? This presentation will engage participants in a thoughtful discussion that will challenge prior conceptions of autism, ensure that tiered interventions are tailored to each individual child’s needs, and provide language to create radically inclusive learning spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Nora Camacho

Nora Camacho

Program Director, Alexa's PLAYC at Rady Children's Hospital
avatar for Arielle King

Arielle King

Behavior Specialist, Alexa's PLAYC at Rady Children's Hospital


Saturday March 6, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

1:30pm PST

Cantar y hacer Señas: Aprendizaje para todas las estudiantes

Cantar canciones mientras se integra el lenguaje de señas americano (ASL) son experiencias poderosas multisensoriales y alegres que hacen que nuestro cerebro esté activo. Las investigaciones afirman que la integración del canto y las señas en su componente de alfabetización desarrolla varias habilidades de alfabetización temprana que son fundamentales para el rendimiento futuro de lectura de los niños. Además, la combinación de canto y actividades cinestésicas (juegos de manos / patrones de ritmo) desarrollan el dominio social y emocional de los estudiantes mientras crean un clima positivo. Este enfoque multisensorial hace que el aprendizaje sea divertido y emocionante y satisface las necesidades de todos los estudiantes.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Longoria

Mike Longoria

Early Childhood Consultant, Dr. Mike!
Dr. Mike is a national keynote speaker, trainer, and curriculum developer. Engaging young children in meaningful learning through singing and signing is a powerful multi-sensory approach that promotes multi-linguistic experiences, that meet the needs of ALL children, while building... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

1:30pm PST

Mindfulness in the Childcare Facility

Practicing mindfulness at an early age helps children control emotions and can create positive behaviors that leads to making good decisions and being able to learn and focus clearly. Objectives for this workshop include: To incorporate mindfulness in children through meditation; and to demonstrate how clearing the mind of children helps them to communicate effectively and be aware of their emotions.

Speakers
avatar for Shaunte Brown

Shaunte Brown

owner, Happy Time Learning Academy
Hi, my name Shaunte Brown and I'm a San Diego native. I am a mother of four and a dedicated childcare specialist . I have been specializing in serving children and their families for over 24 years. I love my field of work and work endlessly to ensure children are cared for and nurtured... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

1:30pm PST

Using Technology to Stay Connected-Lessons Learned from a Pandemic

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.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Alcantara

Ruth Alcantara

Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach, 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 →
avatar for Denisse Camargo

Denisse Camargo

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


Saturday March 6, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop

3:00pm PST

Virtual Expo Hall

To enter the Virtual Sponsor & Exhibitor Hall, Click HERE! Visit each exhibitor to learn about new products, get exclusive discounts, or see who might be offering a raffle! Once you are on their sponsor "virtual booth" or page, click the yellow "Open Zoom" button to speak with a representative.

Virtual sponsor and exhibitors halls are open all day between 8am to 3:30pm! Feel free to visit and speak to a representative at anytime! Their contact information is also located on their virtual booth.

Some sponsors and exhibitors are part of a paid sponsorship. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) does not endorse materials or information shared by paid sponsors.

Sponsors and Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Brooke Loeffler

Brooke Loeffler

Discount School Supply®
With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers thousands of early childhood education products from dozens of different categories, including: Arts & Crafts, Active and Dramatic Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, STEM, Math... Read More →
avatar for Eric Cutler R

Eric Cutler R

TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand
TOOTRiS is reinventing Child Care, making it convenient, affordable and on-demand. As the world shifts to digitalized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real-time, empowering working parents – especially women – to secure quality Child Care... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Watson

Hunter Watson

First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.First 5 San Diego... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Han

Laurie Han

R&R Department Head, YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS)
YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is one of the community support branches for the YMCA of San Diego County, the largest YMCA in the country. We provide a multi-dimensional approach to caring for children. We support child care providers through free child care referrals from... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jo Backer

Mary Jo Backer

Sweet Teams
Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!Use Code: EARLYYEARS2021 at Check Out CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CARING SERIES BUNDLE AT 10% OFFThank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for yourearly childcare center. We are sincerely excited about your interest, as we know it will make a huge difference in operations at your preschool, childcare center or home daycare. These essential... Read More →


Saturday March 6, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Virtual Expo Hall https://2021earlyyears.sched.com/directory/sponsors
 
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