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!
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
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
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.
Growing Little Minds
Local area highlight with Steve Love, President and CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council
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.
“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