2020 Early Childhood Education Conference

42nd Annual | Friday and Saturday, April 17 - 18, 2020
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2020 Early Childhood Education Keynotes ~

Hope to see you next year on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, when our keynotes will be Lisa Murphy the "Ooey Gooey Lady®" and Rachel Giannini, preschool educator and blog host for the new film and campaign NO SMALL MATTER, redefining how we think about early childhood education and early learning.


Keynote: So What Do You Do for a Living?  Debra Lawrence
Friday, 9:00 am
Memorial Student Center, Great Hall

Debra Lawrence, Ph.D 

What do you say when someone asks you where you work? Do you hesitate to share the details of your day? Was it just about snacks and story time? Explore the value of our chosen profession, identify ways to convey the significance of our work, and validate the critical role we play in children’s development. You will be uplifted, filled with laughter, and revitalized with this presentation, "So, what do you do for a living?" To learn more about Debra view her biography.

Dipesh NavsariaKeynote: Screening of the Film,
"No Small Matter"

Saturday, 9:00 am
Memorial Student Center, Great Hall

Dipesh Navsaria, Ph.D 

This keynote session will be a screening of the new documentary, "No Small Matter", the first feature film exploring early brain science and early education. We've never had a way to look into a baby's brain before. What is going on up there is rocket science! You will hear powerful stories and stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for quality early care. This is a not-to-be-missed event!

2019 Registration Rates

General Participation Rates

One Day

Two Days

Early Bird General Rate to April 1, 2019



Rate after April 1, 2019



Group Rates

One Day

Two Days

Early Bird Group Rate to April 1, 2019



Rate after April 1, 2019



Student Rates

One Day

Two Days

Early Bird Student Rate to April 1, 2019



Rate after April 1, 2019



Early bird rates are valid until 12:00 midnight on Sunday, April 1st, 2019.    
Group rates are for 3 or more participants from the same organization. Please contact Denise at 715.232.5022 or wysockifreebergd@uwstout.edu for assistance in registering groups.    
Student rates are for full-time students attending any higher education institute.    
The 2019 Early Childhood Education Conference has been approved for .5 CEU's (continuing education units) per day of the conference.    
The 2019 Early Childhood Education Conference is listed with the Minnesota Center for Professional Development and The Registry (Wisconsin).    

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellation notices must be received in writing (email is acceptable). A full refund will be granted through April 1, 2019. Cancellations on or after April 2 and through April 14, 2019 will be granted less a $30.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or April 15th. Substitutions may be made any time prior to the start of the program.

Child's Hand Print

The Impact of Stress and Trauma

Thursday's preconference. Attend at a reduced rate.
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Won't You Be My Neighbor

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Screening of the Mr. Roger's Movie is FREE to all ECE Conference attendees. Stop by the Great Hall at 4:15pm!
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Exhibitor listing & descriptions
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