A Focus on PreK-2 Education


October 16, 2017
Aloft Orlando Downtown
Orlando, FL

Earlybird Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017
Advance Registration Deadline: October 10, 2017

Hotel Information

Aloft Orlando Downtown
500 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL32801

Phone: 407-380-3500

Contact: Reservations Hotline,
Phone: 1-877-462-5638



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.



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


10:15 - 11:00                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


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


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


1:25 - 2:10          Repeat of Breakout Sessions


2:30 - 4:00          EdCamp Style Learning with Meg Roa (Volusia County Schools)


*Agenda subject to changes.

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