The Conference on Early Learning at the UW

June 3-5, 2010

Thursday: Late afternoon conference kick-off
Friday and Saturday: conference sessions continue
UW Tower  •  Seattle, Washington

2010 Program Schedule

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Conference on Early Learning at UW
From Research into Action

2010 Conference Theme: Raising Children's Emotional and Cognitive Intelligence

Conference Headquarters: University of Washington Tower

Day One - June 3, 2010

2:30-3:30 Check-In & Registration

3:30-3:45 Welcoming Remarks

3:45-4:45 Social-Emotional Learning and School Success
Dr. Janine Jones

5:00-6:00 Social-Emotional Development in Inclusive Preschools
Dr. Gail Joseph

6:00-630 Networking and peruse Early Learning resources

Day Two - June 4, 2010

7:30-8:30 Check-In & Registration

8:30-9:30 That's My Song: How We Become Members of A Musical Culture
Dr. Steven Morrison

9:30-10:00 Networking Break (refreshments)

10:00-11:00 Building a Strong Foundation for Young Children's Mathematical Learning
Dr. Elham Kazemi

11:15-12:15 Early Learning Benchmarks Curricular Planning and Assessment Framework
Erika Feldman

12:15-1:30 lunch on your own
Lunch assignment: Meet and network with new colleagues. Exchange ideas on implementing best practices in Early Learning.

1:30-2:30 Panel Presentation on Science Learning
Cultivating Children's Science Learning: Implications for Practice

Dr. Andrew Shouse, Tiffany Lee, Erika Feldman and Shelly Stromholt

2:30-2:45 Networking Break/ coffee& tea

2:45-3:45 Promoting First Relationships in Early Childhood Settings: Nurturing Providers to Nurture Their Children
Dr. Jean Kelly

4:00-5:00 Fostering the Development of Intelligence through Experiences in the Natural World
Dr. Denise Dumouchel

5:00-6:00 Network and check out Early Learning resources.

Day Three - June 5, 2010

7:30-8:30 Check-In & Registration

8:30-9:30 Baby Steps to Learning about the Social World
Dr. Jessica Sommerville

9:30-10:00 Networking Break (refreshments)
Check-in and Registration for Parents

*** Parents will join the conference.

10:00-10:50 Nature and Nurturing: Parenting with the Child's Unique Temperament Style in Mind
Dr. Liliana Lengua

11:00-11:50 Strategies That Work: How to Promote Children's Best Behavior and Effectively Manage the Less-than-Best
Dr. Suzanne Kerns

12:00-1:00 lunch on your own
Lunch assignment: Meet and network with new colleagues. Exchange ideas on implementing best practices in Early Learning.

1:00-1:50 Emotion Coaching Can Facilitate Children's Well-Being
Dr. Lynn Katz

2:00-2:50 Mindfulness: Cultivating Greater Awareness of Self, Children and Our Relationship with Them
Dr. Rebecca Cortes and Yaffa Maritz

3:00-4:00 Mastery Approach to Parenting in Sports
Dr. Frank Smoll

4:00-5:00 Connect and plan your next steps with colleagues and friends. Check out and take home Early Learning resources. Talk to resource people. (coffee and refreshments)