Early Head Start and Infant/Toddler Conference
Welcome to the 16th Annual Early Head Start and Infant/Toddler Conference. I am pleased to announce this summer's conference will take place on July 30-31 in Portland, Oregon – with optional day-long pre-conference sessions offered on July 29. Our theme this year is "Hearts and Hands Together."
You will attend sessions that present up-to-date research, theory, and proven practices which support optimal infant, toddler, and family development across a comprehensive range of services. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues. We hope that, whether you are attending or presenting, you will leave the conference having expanded your professional awareness, skills and knowledge – and having enjoyed your experience!
Conference guiding values
- See that change, healing and growth are possible
- Clarify one’s purpose, intentional practices matter
- Recognize that infants, toddlers and their families deserve the very best
- Promote and support healthy relationships at every level
- Respect and reflect diversity
- Partner with families every step of the way
- Focus on what’s working and build on strengths
The conference is directed towards professionals in Early Head Start, Child Care, Health, Mental Health, Early Intervention, and Child Welfare. It is attended by direct service providers, managers, and specialists from a variety of programs primarily across the Pacific Northwest – including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Other conference information
Please check our website links to the left of the page for information on conference costs, lodging, the conference agenda and workshop schedules, presenter information, and registration.
Hotel reservation deadline: July 8, 2013 (DoubleTree by Hilton, 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR)
Registration deadline: July 15, 2013
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Mary Foltz, Conference Chair
PSU Early Childhood Training Center
1-800-547-8887 ext 54815
Mary Foltz- ECTC, Conference Chair
1-800-547-8887 ext 54814