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).

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Mary Jo Backer

Transform Your Early Learning Center with a Unique Operational System


Early Care Conference Attendees Receive 10% off The Caring Series Bundle!

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Thank you for your interest in the Sweet Teams Caring Series Operational System for your
early 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 tools will assist you in creating a safe, fun environment using easy-to-implement practices that form healthy habits for staff, teachers and children. We designed these tools to help teams throughout the country do just that every day!
Using the incredible knowledge of the country’s best early childhood education teachers and administrators, Sweet Teams developed the Caring Series Operational System to enhance the quality and care in your learning center and monitor the daily tasks and responsibilities that are priority.  As childcare providers who remained open during the entire pandemic to serve the children of essential workers, many grappled with the reality staff and center families faced. How would we provide the same exceptional care AND dramatically increase our cleaning practices to insure our staff and the children were safe? How could we all work as a team and respond to the pandemic with simple routines which were verifiable?  Lives depended upon the ability to navigate the unforeseen and come up with an operational system which would guide our daily practices.
They did it and did it quickly, without compromising education, and with pride and confidence!  With this knowledge, we built an easy to use system of wipe and write posters with daily, weekly and monthly task lists, signage and tags. These simple tools and practices will help keep every area of a home-daycare or childcare center organized, safe, healthy and free from the germs which cause illnesses to spread.  It’s made such a difference that we know want to share it with childcare facilities all over! 


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The Sweet Teams operational system of posters and signage can literally transform your childcare center into a place where teamwork is seamlessly embedded with the health and safety routines required and most importantly, your daily caring and educational routines. Using the task list included in the write and wipe posters, you’ll know you are taking the required minute by minute steps to keep your facility clean, healthy and safe while still providing essential education for every child. With this system your entire staff of teachers, assistants and administrative team are also insuring children have fun, as we sparkle and shine our way through this stressful time with positive energy and class!

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We are so grateful to the teachers and teams across America who are making it possible for essential workers to carry on and keep our communities working for everyone! Using this system, you too can rest assured the details are never missed.
Questions: Visit Us in the Virtual Exhibit Hall or Call 760-407-8500.
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