Early Child Care Professionals’ Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals

The Early Child Care Professionals’ Conference in Green Valley is the only bi-annual conference in Green Valley offering up to 5.5 hours of professional development to early child care educators in Southern Pima County. We are calling for presenters at this time. We need your help to make this conference a rich and rewarding experience for all early child care professionals.

Criteria for Workshop Proposal:

  • We are looking for proposals that will offer a 75 minute workshop in English or Spanish to early child care professionals. We will have a total of six (75 minute) workshop sessions in English and three workshop sessions in Spanish.
  • Our theme/topic is “Making Connections: Approaches to Learning.” (i.e. encouraging initiative and curiosity to learn, learning style through inquiry-based approach, creative ways to engage the child [supporting inquiry and thinking], promoting literacy in young children, supporting children’s approach to learning through play, innovative approaches to movement and nutrition — as some examples). We’d also like to see proposals on curriculum and lesson planning, developmental screening, classroom environment, effective communication with parents, and behavior challenges.

How to Submit Your Proposal:

  • Please email your one page workshop proposal describing your 75 minute workshop presentation to mruiz@unitedwaytucson.org.
  • Please make the subject of your email “April 25 Conference Proposal.” Please also include which learning objectives will be accomplished in your workshop. In addition to presentations in English, we are also looking for a series of workshops to be offered in Spanish for each session. You may submit various proposals for consideration, so long as each proposal is submitted on a separate page and no longer than one page. Please indicate whether you require a stipend when you submit your proposal. For any questions, please call Maricruz Ruiz at 520-392-8076. The deadline to submit your workshop proposal is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015. You will be notified of your selection by Friday, March 13 via email. Free continental breakfast and lunch are provided to all selected presenters.
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