SOURCE: Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference

Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference

January 21, 2015 15:14 ET

2015 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference Set for April 17-18 at Colorado Convention Center

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2015) - Teachers, practitioners and advocates are invited to learn, share and connect during the 2015 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC 2015) April 17-18 at the Colorado Convention Center. Now in its fourth year, this regional conference focuses on the many facets of early childhood education by providing hundreds of workshops and exhibitors, top-notch keynote speakers, and outstanding networking opportunities. Online registration is open at http://www.ecconference.com/registration, with early-bird discounts available until March 16.

The confluence of science, research, and common sense shows that early childhood education has a positive impact on our economy, workforce, schools, and communities. The agenda for this year's conference incorporates 16 professional development tracks and an interesting, informative array of workshops. Topics will include administration/management, assessment, child care health consultation, child development/curriculum, child health/well-being, coaching, Colorado Department of Human Services - Office of Early Childhood, family support, inclusion/cultural competency, infant and early childhood mental health, kindergarten, leadership, literacy/writing, policy/advocacy, Spanish, and STEM (science/technology/engineering/math). Workshop descriptions and details are available at http://www.ecconference.com/program/workshops.

RMECC 2015 is designed to meet the professional development needs of early childhood practitioners while at the same time providing a forum for community advocates. A collaborative initiative of the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC), the Denver Preschool Program (DPP), and the Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado, the event aims to support and solidify the growing understanding of the importance of investing in our youngest children by providing a regional platform for attendees to hear and learn from a broad range of thought leaders and experts representing the wide variety of fields that impact early care and education. By attending both days of RMECC 2015, it is possible to earn more than 12 clock hours of valuable training in the field of education based on workshop participation and keynote address attendance.

Volunteering offers a great way to participate in RMECC 2015 without incurring the full cost of registration. All volunteers are eligible for free workshop attendance equal to the amount of time they expend as a volunteer. To learn about RMECC volunteer policies and how to apply, please visit http://www.ecconference.com/get-involved/volunteers.

Information for organizations interested in being RMECC 2015 exhibitors can be found at http://www.ecconference.com/get-involved/exhibitors.