Early Learning Conference

Who Should Attend

All those serving Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties, and the Dillsburg Area in the following roles:

  • Early Childhood Providers
  • Kindergarten Teachers
  • Childcare Center Directors
  • Elementary Principals
  • School District Administration
  • Superintendents
  • Family Engagement Specialists
  • Community Partners
  • School Counselors or Social Workers
  • Infant and Toddler Teachers
  • After School Program Coordinators

Event Information

Dates: Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, 2024
Location: Virtual
Cost: $10.00*
Registration: Registration opens February 15, 2024

This conference was developed through the work of TFEC’s Early Education Initiative, South Middleton School District, United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County, and First Start Partnerships for Children and Families.

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE PRERECORDED AND MADE AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPANTS ON MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2024 TO VIEW ANYTIME THROUGH FRIDAY MARCH 22, 2024. EARLY ACCESS WILL BE GRANTED FOR THOSE WHO REGISTER BY MARCH 8.

ACT 48 and PQAS hours will be offered. There will not be an additional fee for the ACT 48 credit hours.

*In order to obtain continuing credit hours, you will need the following:

  • Watch sessions in their entirety.
  • Complete the survey emailed to you at the end of the conference.
  • Include your PPID # for ACT 48 hours and your registry ID # for PQAS hours.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are watching sessions together with coworkers, please send an email to Leslie Fick at lfick@tfec.org with the names of the people who viewed the sessions together.

Questions? Call Leslie Fick or Jeanne Predmore, TFEC Early Education Specialists, at 717.236.5040

Keynote Speaker

BRENDA JONES HARDEN is the Ruth Ottman Professor of Child and Family Welfare at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Professor Emerita of Human Development at the University of Maryland. She directs the Prevention and Early Adversity Research Laboratory, where she and her research team examine the developmental and mental health needs of young children who have experienced early adversity and toxic stress, particularly those who have been maltreated, are in foster care, or have experienced other forms of trauma. A particular focus is preventing maladaptive outcomes in these populations through early childhood programs, which she has implemented and evaluated. Dr. Jones Harden is a scientist-practitioner who uses research to improve the quality and effectiveness of child and family services and to inform child and family policy, especially in the areas of home visiting, early care and education, infant/early childhood mental health, and child welfare. She is the immediate past-President of the Board of Zero to Three, and serves on various federal, state, and local advisory boards. She received a PhD in developmental and clinical psychology from Yale University and a Master’s in Social Work from New York University.

 

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