Are You Attending NAEYC Annual Conference? Join Waterford at These 5 Great Events!

Are you attending NAEYC Annual Conference in Los Angeles this week? If so, join us at one of these great sessions or events!

EVENTS

‘EARLY ED FOR PRESIDENT’ MORNING WALK

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:45 a.m.
JW Marriott Lobby

Get energized for the day and grab some exercise! Join us for a one-mile circuit walk starting from the JW Marriott hotel lobby. Running a little late that morning? No problem! Walkers will be staggered and the first 500 attendees will receive a free “Early Ed for President” T-shirt. Look for the Waterford team members there handing out water bottles!

EETC CONFERENCE

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom 2
Pre-registration is full; check EETC Facebook and Twitter for day-of availability notices!

Waterford is the proud founding sponsor of the Early Education and Technology for Children (EETC) Conference, and we’re excited to partner with NAEYC again to deliver EETC as a free, special one-day conference track at NAEYC Annual Conference. The American Academy of Pediatrics will be on hand to discuss their New Media and Young Children Statement, and we’ll hear from leaders representing NAEYC, FHI 360, Erikson Institute and Waterford Institute.

Pre-registration for EETC is full, but don’t despair! Check EETC’s Facebook and Twitter for day-of notifications of availability, or come to the JW Marriott Gold Ballroom 2 Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m. to see if you can snag a spot!

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

“BIG DATA FOR OUR LITTLE LEARNERS: HOW THE TOP DISTRICT PRESCHOOL PROGRAM USES DATA TO TRANSFORM A COMMUNITY”

Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Concourse Hall 153C, LA Convention Center

Come hear from educators from Mobile County Public Schools—ranked the number one preschool program in the nation by the National Institute for Early Education Research—about how they use adaptive curriculum to close early learning gaps and how professional development makes technology easy—even for teachers who aren’t tech-savvy.

“THE FAMILY THAT LEARNS TOGETHER: BEST PRACTICES, RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES PROMOTING EFFECTIVE PARENT ENGAGEMENT”

Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Room 515B, LA Convention Center

The research community is only now discovering what classroom teachers have always known: connecting with parents makes all the difference! At this session, you’ll hear from Waterford’s curriculum director about the latest research and best practices for enhancing home and school collaboration!

“DIGITAL INITIATIVES AND A MESSAGE OF HOPE: WHY CLOSING THE EARLY LEARNING GAP MATTERS, AND HOW TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING THIS POSSIBLE IN WAYS NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE”

Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Room 408A, LA Convention Center

Hear Waterford President and CEO Dr. Benjamin Heuston talk about why he’s optimistic for the future of education: Because the early learning gap can be closed with help from technology, which offers adaptive, cloud-based curriculum and differentiated instruction for every child. He will share the latest research and discoveries that are driving stakeholders to embrace new and enhanced approaches to early learning.

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