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Promoting Early Childhood Conference

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Promoting Early Childhood (PEC) 2020

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March 3-5, 2020 

Green Bay, WI 

Registration is Live



2020 Conference Information:

Main Conference (March 4-5, 2020)


Keynote Presenter: Susan MacDonald, MEd

Susan MacDonaldSusan MacDonald is passionate about inspiring positive change in the early childhood field. Her expertise is reflected in her professional speaking, coaching and her books, Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership and Inspiring Professional Growth. Susan is the founder of Inspiring New Perspectives, a consultancy focused on empowering educators and school leaders to create programs that deeply respect and nurture the possibilities that lie within each child, parent, and teacher. Susan has been developing and delivering inspirational courses and workshops for over 25 years. Her background includes director of a Reggio inspired preschool program, adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Wheelock College and Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensing supervisor. Susan holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Design, and multiple professional coaching certifications. She is the past president of Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network and past vice president of the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children


Pre–Conference Sessions (March 3, 2020): Two-All Day Sessions


1. Nature-Based Education:

Spend a day with fellow colleagues learning about how nature-based education can support learning for young children. More information coming soon!

2. Inclusive Education: The Ability to Learn Together         
           Wisconsin DPI, Early Childhood Special Education Team
This pre-conference session will provide interactive and reflective learning opportunities for teams to deepen their understanding of inclusive education. Participants will examine and enhance how programs, classrooms and activities are developed and designed so that all students participate and learn together. Schools, districts and programs are encouraged to attend as teams if possible.

PEC Registration Information: Registration Closes on February 17, 2020


Pre-Conference only (3/3/20)   $100
Main Conference only, two days (3/4/20 & 3/5/20)   $200
Pre-Conference & Main Conference, three days (3/3/20-3/5/20)   $250
*Note:Two-day registration is for the Main Conference only (it cannot be split between the pre-conference day and one day of the main conference) 
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Registration includes breakfast, snack and lunch. Registration for the Main Conference/Three Day also includes a copy of Susan MacDonald's book Inspiring Professional Growth.  


Hyatt Regency Room Block Information: State rate of $82 (exclusive of taxes and service fees) until February 10, 2020. Use event name: "Promoting Early Childhood 2020 Conference" to reserve by phone at 920-432-1234, or reserve online using the link:
Conference Questions? Contact Sherry W. Kimball, 608-267-9625

Registration Questions? Contact Jonas Meyer, 608-267-9267


2019 Conference Materials:


The 2019 Preserving Early Childhood Conference, Developmentally Appropriate Learning: Play is the Way!  examined the critical role that play has in supporting child outcomes, setting the foundation for success throughout the school years, and, the role and expertise that early childhood educators have in supporting and nurturing play.


 Conference Program



Pre-Conference All-Day Sessions

Play and Wonder in Nature: Agenda  Julie Jarvis and Ruth Ann Lee, Wisconsin Green Schools Network

Child-Initiated Learning: Exploration and Implementation: Agenda  Presentation PowerPoint Small Group Guidance



For questions about this information, contact Sherry Kimball (608) 267-9625