The 2017 DVAEYC Conference will bring together locally and nationally known speakers to present workshops on topics that are relevant, interesting, and highly applicable to the ECE workforce in the Delaware Valley. For a brief description of each workshop, please hold your mouse cursor over the title. Handouts, where available electronically, are linked to the workshop title.

Please note that these details are subject to change.




SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
A-1/B-1Double-Block Session: Capturing the Power of Words in ANY Language: Supporting Dual Language LearnersKaren NemethLeap into LiteracyPre-K to 3rd Grade
A-2/B-2Double-Block Session: Forming & Reforming Early Reading, Writing, and TalkingDr. Bonnie Botel-Sheppard and Lisa Diorio-ChavensonPenn Literacy Network and The Early Childhood Center at Beth OrLeap into LiteracyAll Ages
A-3/B-3Double-Block Session: Sharing Our Reggio Inspired JourneyDeb GreenThe Parent-Infant CenterThe Journey to LeadershipAll Ages
A-4/B-4Double-Block Session: Building Literacy Skills Through PlayJacob Kerner and Joann SchockThe Parent-Infant CenterLeap into LiteracyAll Ages
A-5Language and Literacy: Infants and Toddlers; Setting the FoundationPatti Jo WilsonLeap into LiteracyInfant-Toddler
A-6Inclusion, Accommodations and Solutions for the Early Childhood ClassroomGinny StreckewaldChildcraft EducationThe Peaceful ClassroomPreschool
A-7Too Sick for School? The Latest Guidelines for Staying HomeDr. Naline Lai and Dr. Julie KardosCHOP Primary Care, NewtownThe Peaceful ClassroomAll Ages
A-8Fantastic Transition Times During the DayBecca LamarWarwick Childcare Center, Inc.The Peaceful ClassroomAll Ages
A-9Secure Relationships in Infant-Toddler ClassroomsDr. Alice HonigThe Peaceful ClassroomInfant-Toddler
A-10Pulling In Our Legislators - They Are People Too second handout third handoutRep. Donna Bullock and Tyrone ScottPA State Legislature and DVAEYCThe Art of AdvocacyAll Ages



SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
A-1/B-1Double-Block Session: Capturing the Power of Words in ANY Language: Supporting Dual Language LearnersKaren NemethLeap into LiteracyPre-K to 3rd Grade
A-2/B-2Double-Block Session: Forming & Reforming Early Reading, Writing, and TalkingDr. Bonnie Botel-Sheppard and Lisa Diorio-ChavensonPenn Literacy Network and The Early Childhood Center at Beth OrLeap into LiteracyAll Ages
A-3/B-3Double-Block Session: Sharing Our Reggio Inspired JourneyDeb GreenThe Parent-Infant CenterThe Journey to LeadershipAll Ages
A-4/B-4Double-Block Session: Building Literacy Skills Through PlayJacob Kerner and Joann SchockThe Parent-Infant CenterLeap into LiteracyAll Ages
B-5Crossing the Cultural DivideCynthia KreilickMorning Circle MediaThe Peaceful ClassroomAll Ages
B-6Literacy and Story Telling for Young ChildrenPat ZauflikGoddard Systems, Inc.Leap into LiteracyAll Ages
B-7Strengthening Student Success Through Family Engagement : A Process of Mindfulness Using Metacognitive StrategiesAmy Saia and Debra LawrenceCommunity College of PhiladelphiaThe Peaceful ClassroomK to 3rd Grade
B-8Trauma 101: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care second handout third handoutMichelle MachadoLakeside Global Institute/Institute for Family ProfessionalsThe Peaceful ClassroomAll Ages
B-9Using Science and Arts to Develop VocabularyDr. Barbara Wasik and Stacey SangtinetteTemple UniversityLeap into LiteracyPreschool to 3rd Grade
B-10ECE Policy Issues: A Nation-Wide LookLaura HoganNAEYCThe Art of AdvocacyAll Ages
B-11Attachment and LanguageDr. Alice HonigLeap into LiteracyInfant-Toddler



SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
C-1Friday Keynote PresentationDr. Pedro NogueraUCLAFriday Keynote PresentationAll Ages



SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
D-1A Conversation with Pedro NogueraDr. Pedro NogueraUCLA and The Journey to LeadershipAll Ages
D-2Get Help Obtaining Behavioral Health and Early Intervention ServicesColleen McCauleyPublic Citizens for Children and YouthThe Peaceful ClassroomInfant through Preschool
D-3Black Books Matter: Ten Books and Fifty Ways to Use ThemPamela Groves and Martina BarbourBaby Wordplay LLCLeap into LiteracyInfant-Toddler
D-4Listen Closely: Infants and Toddlers on the Road to LiteracyGinny StreckewaldChildcraft EducationLeap into LiteracyInfant-Toddler
D-5Yogapalooza: Tips, Tools, and Activities for Creative RelaxationBari KoralThe Peaceful ClassroomPreschool
D-6The Mindful Message second handout third handoutDiane WagenhalsLakeside Global InstituteThe Peaceful ClassroomAll Ages
D-7Ask the DVAEYC ExpertCaroline CampanaDVAEYCThe Journey to LeadershipAll Ages
D-8Teacher Talk: Professional Interactions That Get ResultsColleen MantellThe Journey to LeadershipAll Ages
D-9Teasing Out the Cost of Quality: Worthy Work, Worthy WagesRose Snyder and Tyrone ScottPennAEYC and DVAEYCThe Art of AdvocacyAll Ages
D-10Prioritizing Customer Service in the ECE SettingBecca LamarWarwick Childcare Center, Inc.The Journey to LeadershipAll Ages
D-11Using Science and Arts to Develop VocabularyDr. Barbara Wasik and Stacey SangtinetteTemple UniversityLeap into LiteracyPreschool to 3rd Grade



SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
E-1/F-1Double-Block Session: Extending the Story: Integrating the Performing Arts and LearningJeanne WallWolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the ArtsLeap into LiteracyPreschool
E-2/F-2Double-Block Session: Loose Parts to Promote Infant and Toddler DevelopmentLisa DalyAuthor, Loose PartsLeap into LiteracyInfant-Toddler
E-3CLIs Blueprint for Early Literacy CurriculumMichele Coulombe and Jen ThomasChildren's Literacy InitiativeLeap into LiteracyPreschool
E-4Let's Read Math!La'Skeetia Simms and Allegra SimmsThe Parent Leaders Advisory NetworkLeap into LiteracyPreschool to 3rd Grade
E-5Food Literacy: Connecting Good Reads with Good EatsPhilip LeeReaders to EatersLeap into LiteracyK to 3rd Grade
E-6Culturally Responsive Leadership: Understanding Culture in RelationshipsLindsey Allard AgnambaSchool Readiness ConsultingThe Journey to LeadershipAll Ages
E-7Building a Strong Language Foundation: How Teachers Can HelpDr. Rebecca Alper and Dr. Rufan LuoTemple University Infant and Child LabLeap into LiteracyInfant-Toddler
E-8Parents as ECE AdvocatesElizabeth FarwellDVAEYCThe Art of AdvocacyAll Ages
E-9What's the Word?: Making Books Come AliveSarah StippichLeap into LiteracyPreschool to 3rd Grade
E-10Gender-Less: Creating Early Childhood Spaces that Welcome Gender DiversityMichael RoachThe Parent-Infant CenterThe Peaceful ClassroomAll Ages



SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
E-1/F-1Double-Block Session: Extending the Story: Integrating the Performing Arts and LearningJeanne WallWolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the ArtsLeap into LiteracyPreschool
E-2/F-2Double-Block Session: Loose Parts to Promote Infant and Toddler DevelopmentLisa DalyAuthor, Loose PartsLeap into LiteracyInfant-Toddler
F-3Equal Partners: PREParing Families for Effective PartnershipsQuibila Divine and Sylvia SimmsThe Educational Advocates Reaching Today's Hardworking Students, Inc (EARTHS) and Parent PowerThe Journey to LeadershipAll Ages
F-4Supporting Young Children's Social Emotional Development with Picture BooksLaurie HarperSalve Regina UniversityLeap into LiteracyPreschool
F-5Cultivating Education for Linguistically Diverse PreschoolersZaina Keenan and Nancy GerenaChildren's VillageLeap into LiteracyPreschool
F-6At the Heart of the Matter: Reading, Relationships, and RaceShannon Wanless and Patricia CrawfordUniversity of PittsburghLeap into LiteracyPreschool
F-7Amplifying Our Voice and Listening for ChangeC. Jackie Chaney and Pamela HainesBrightside Academy and DVAEYCThe Art of AdvocacyAll Ages
F-8Fostering Language Development in the Pre K ClassroomSara Lazrow and Jen ThomasChildren's Literacy InitiativeLeap into LiteracyPreschool
F-9Encouraging Racial Justice through Your Early Learning EnvironmentJillian AdlerDVAEYCThe Peaceful ClassroomAll Ages



SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
G-1Saturday Keynote PresentationAndrea Davis Pinkney and Brian PinkneyChildren's Book AuthorsSaturday Keynote PresentationAll Ages



SessionTitlePresenter(s)Affiliation/TitleTrackAge Group
H-150th Anniversary Celebration and Literacy FairLeap into LiteracyAll Ages