2023 Virtual Early Education Conference - 2/4/23

Saturday, February 04, 2023 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

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Early Education - Cultivating Resilience Virtual Conference

Opening Keynote: Cultivating Resilience Through the Power of Connection

God designed us to live in connection and community with others.  As early childhood teachers, and leaders we have a powerful opportunity to build connections with children, families, and one another.  In this session, we will reflect on the power of connections. We will also explore environments, experiences, and interactions that cultivate resilience through connection.

Closing Keynote: Cultivating Resilience Through Self-Care

Most of us know how important it is to take care of ourselves, but we may struggle with how to make self-care a part of our daily routine.  Together will explore the importance of checking in with ourselves, and identify practical strategies to support self-care in order to foster resilience.  Let’s take some time to be restored and encouraged!


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Speakers: Carly Bedard, Early Childhood Specialist

Carly BedardCarly Bedard has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 23 years. She has been a classroom teacher for Infants – PreK and served as a Christian Preschool Program Director for 8 years. Carly is a passionate play advocate who has presented the play experience to teachers, administrators, and parents in the US, as well as internationally in Cambodia, India, and Guatemala. She also serves as an adjunct professor for Early Childhood at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. Carly is committed to supporting young children’s development and honoring the ways that God built children to explore and play!