2020 Early Childhood Education Conference

42nd Annual | Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2020
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The 2020 Early Childhood Education Conference has been canceled. 

For those of you who have registered, a refund will be coming.

At UW-Stout, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students, employees, and visitors. We continue to monitor and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 to the campus community.  

Following the guidance of the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health, UW-System, and UW-Stout, we will reschedule this event. If you are on our mailing list, you will receive the information.

Email ececonference@uwstout.edu with any questions.



Rachel GianniniRachel Giannini - Keynote on Friday
9:00 AM, Session 1, Memorial Student Center, Great Hall

Through personal stories hear how educators, on any given day, can alter a child's life. 

Rachel has an extreme enthusiasm for all things early childhood. She believes in the power of play, getting dirty, climbing trees, star gazing, pretending, and the idea that learning is magical. Rachel specializes in creating content that hits all early learning standards and is still engaging, memorable, outside of the box, and most of all FUN! We are so excited to have her at our conference!

Understand this unique “out of the box” approach to enhance lessons, curriculum, and the classroom environment without much/any cost to the educator.
Friday, Session 2 - Memorial Student Center - Ballroom C

Lisa MurphyLisa Murphy, the "Ooey Gooey Lady®" - Keynote on Saturday
9:00 AM, Session 1, Memorial Student Center, Great Hall

Hear The Ooey Gooey Lady® on Saturday.  Lisa Murphy has been involved with early childhood education for over 20 years. In her usual engaging style, Lisa will challenge you and bring new energy and lessons you can implement. 

Think you are good at your job because you love children? What about the ones that challenge you? This session is a far cry from simply listing various personality characteristics, needs and preferences. By providing easy to implement, yet possibly challenging, “comfort zone stretchers,” Lisa challenges teachers to make sure they are reaching all the children in the classroom.

Breakout Session: OH, THOSE LITTLE ONES
The focus is on making sure the adults working with our wee-ones realize that nothing and we mean nothing! is more important than creating and nurturing those strong bonds of attachment.
Saturday, Session 2 - Memorial Student Center, Great Hall

Breakout Session: LET’S GO OUTSIDE
Outdoor time is NOT wasted time. Understand what makes it so powerful. Learn activities and experiences that can be implemented immediately using materials you probably already have!
Saturday, Session 3 & 4 - Memorial Student Center,  Great Hall