2021 Early Years Conference has ended
The 18th Annual Early Years Conference focus is on understanding the approach to a Multi Tiered System of Support. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework that promotes equity and access by engaging “ALL” through a tiered approach that uses differentiation of services and supports. “All means ALL”.

Access and view your schedule by clicking the "Schedule" pull down menu located to the right of your profile picture (or head icon) and clicking "Simple".

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.)

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.

Click here to access our Early Years 2021 Program.

Participants will receive 6 PD hours per day. Their hours will be added into the Workforce Registry between 1 to 4 weeks after the conference. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion – but will not be asked to upload this certificate to the Workforce Registry.

Please contact Kelly Slocum at kelly.slocum@sdcoe.net for conference support. Also, visit our Early Years webpage at Early Years > Home (sdcoe.net).


Ruth Alcantara

San Diego County Office Of Education
Preschool Specialist
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 Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach with the San Diego County Office of Education, I support early education administrators with program enhancements so children may thrive and flourish. Throughout my 18 years working in education, I've had the wonderful opportunity of working in various roles within general education and special education programs, which included parent education. I hold an array of certifications and training authorizations, such as ERS, CLASS, PITC, Teaching Pyramid, POLL strategies, and CPIN.

Outside of work, I spend time with my family and care for our mini-farm of fruits and veggies, dogs, goats, chickens, and sometimes full bee boxes. I love learning, working with my hands, and trying new things—a life-long learner. Since you’re at the conference, you appreciate personal growth too, and I hope you enjoy the Early years Conference!
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