DALLAS, TX | SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE

The Ripple Effect: Small Changes, Stronger Families

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YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

Our yearly conference in Dallas features high quality, affordable continuing education for all child development professionals.  

This year, we are bringing in the foremost expert in racial disparities across early childhood settings and expulsions from Yale University.  

The conference will also feature a keynote that will delve into working with young children and families, with a focus on developmental pathways to promote positive developmental outcomes.  

We hope to see you there!

SPEAKERS

Engage with experts in the child development field who will give you tools to better serve babies and families. 

WALTER GILLIAM, Ph.D.

Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology

Yale University

WONJUNG OH, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies

Texas Tech University

JES FYALL CARDENAS, M.S., IMH-E®

Infant Mental Health Educator & Early Childhood Development Expert

Texas Tech University

AGENDA

Morning Keynote  

Understanding the Developmental Processes Across Transitional Periods

Each new family begins a unique path. Their course is charted by various challenges, changes, as well as new opportunities along the way. In this space, there is opportunity to buffer the risk of negative developmental cascades and promote positive outcomes.

Dr. Oh and J. Cardenas will highlight resilience and vulnerability in children and families across transitions in family and school environments, illuminating that small changes today have a long lasting impact on developmental trajectories. 


Lunch Session

Growing Little Minds

Local area highlight with Steve Love, President and CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council


Afternoon Keynote

Dr. Walter Gilliam

Walter Gilliam, Ph.D. , Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center is the foremost expert in racial disparities across early childhood settings and expulsions. Dr. Gilliam will help guide the audience to proactively think through effective community solutions as Texas begins to anticipate new licensing regulations that prevent centers from expelling or suspending children from their programs. Taking a holistic approach to school ready that emphasizes the need to foster healthy social emotional development in young children, Dr. Gilliam will outline what equitable education looks like for our youngest learners and how to make that a reality.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

WHO IS IT FOR?

Our annual conference is for professionals just like you! 

  • Early Childhood Intervention
  • Social Workers
  • Child Development Professionals
  • Childcare Professionals/Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Educators/Teachers
  • Parent Coaches
  • Counselors
  • Therapists

WHAT IT COSTS

We pride ourselves on bringing highly affordable and accessible conferences to child development professionals. 

$99 | First3Years Member $140 | Non-member 

$145 | Special Bundle: Conference + Membership $65 | Student*

*e-mail info@first3yearstx.org with copy of student ID to request discount code

WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING

Content is unique, rich and enlightening, the cost is low and access is easy. Laser-like focus on babies, toddlers and their families and connection to colleagues.” - Sandra Lamm, Director of the Early Learning Alliance

VENUE

Communities Foundation of Texas 

Mabel Peters Caruth Center

5500 Caruth Haven Lane at Central Expressway 

Dallas, Texas 75225-8146

SPONSORS