A Focus on PreK-2 Education

Create Connections. Advance Success
Conference Week Oct. 16-20
A Focus on PreK-2 Education


October 16, 2017

Early Bird Registration Rate:
Members - $123
Non-members is $153

*Early Bird Rate ends September 1!
Regular Rate Members - $153
Regular Rate Non-members - $183


Aloft Orlando Downtown
500 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL32801


This one-day Conference is designed to bring together principals, Early Learning Coalition staff, early learning directors and VPK teachers and staff to foster relationships and find ways to strengthen Florida's early learning programs.  Topics covered will include transition from VPK to public school; appropriate curriculum for PreK-2; the status of student readiness and much more.


8:30 - 9:00am             Check in & Vendor Table Set up

9:00 - 10:00am           Opening Session with Superintendent Alberto Carvalho (Miami-Dade County Public Schools)

10:15 - 11:00am          Breakout Sessions
                                          Transition from VPK to a Public School

                                          What should a PreK classroom look like?
                                          Brian McElhone, Director of Early Childhood Services
                                          Lisa Tavary, Early Childhood Services
                                          St. Johns County School District

                                         Building Strong Foundations in PreK and K for Success in Grades 1 &2
                                         Lori Canning, Executive Director, Early Learning Language Acquisition (ELLA)
                                         Broward County Public Schools

11:15am - 12:00pm        Status of Student Readiness with the Florida Office of Early Learning

12:00 - 1:15pm              Lunch with David Lawrence, Jr. (The Children's Movement of Florida)

1:25 - 2:10pm                Repeat of Breakout Sessions

2:30 - 4:00pm                EdCamp Style Learning with Meg Roa (Volusia County Schools)
*Agenda subject to changes.
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Sponsorship Opportunities
Vendor Tables:  $550. Email Renee LaPlante to reserve a sponsorship or table