Early Learning Conference coming to UCC

Early Childhood Care & Education Conference art

Oct. 1, 2018 - Douglas County educators are invited to learn about “Young Minds in the Making” at the ninth annual Early Childhood Care & Education Conference on Oct. 26 and 27 at Umpqua Community College.

Guest speaker Dr. Kendra Coates, regional director of P-3 Education for Central Oregon and author of “Growing Early Mindsets,” will give two presentations during the conference, including “Celebrate Our Own Unlimited Potential by Growing Early Mindsets” and “Working the Clay While it’s Soft: Growing Early Mindsets.”

Coates’ “Growing Early Mindsets” integrates growth mindset, social and emotional learning, and mindfulness principles and practices for PreK through third-grade learning environments. She will explain her theory behind the concept as well as providing practical methods to help children’s mindsets thrive in positive and meaningful ways.

The conference program begins with one of Coates’ presentations from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Danny Lang Center. The conference will continue from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27, with a morning presentation by Coates. Workshops will be held throughout the day.

Registration is $59 through Oct. 15, and $75 after that. Discounts are available for groups of three or more. A limited number of scholarships are available through the Betty Gray Early Childhood Development Endowment Fund. Attendees also have the option of earning one undergraduate college credit from UCC.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Qr2A0L.

The conference is sponsored by the South Central Early Learning Hub, Community UPLift, Take Root Parenting Connection, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education and Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation (KPI), all programs of Douglas Education Service District, along with Umpqua Health Management, Roseburg Morning Rotary, Cow Creek Tribe of Umpqua Band of Indians, FEATT, and the Community Cancer Center.