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Promoting Early Childhood Conference



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2024 Promoting Early Childhood Conference

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center,

Fond du Lac, WI



March 5-7, 2024

Play: The Key to Lifelong Learning

Discover the power of play-based learning from early childhood to adulthood. Explore your role in enhancing and embedding play in your learning

environments to meet the needs of all children (and adults).



 Agenda and Session Descriptions


2024 Keynote Presenter: March 6&7, 2024 

Tabitha Dell’Angelo


Tabitha Dell'Angelo


Tabitha Dell'Angelo is the interim Dean of the School of Education at The College of New Jersey. She earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009 she launched the Urban Education Program at The College of New Jersey, which is focused on recognizing and responding to conditions that contribute to inequities in schools. She is also a playwright and storyteller and uses these and other arts-based methods of research to collect, analyze, and share data. She conducts trainings with schools and community centers about how to create playful classrooms by integrating movement, art, and storytelling into classroom practice.




Pre-Conference-March 5, 2024

Nature-Based Education

Join this session to further your knowledge and implementation of Nature-Based Instruction. The day will be filled with opportunities to learn with colleagues and shared collective wisdom regarding the numerous benefits of Nature-Based Education and how it can support young learners.


Special Education-Play: A Vehicle for Specially Designed Instruction

Join this interactive full day workshop to explore and learn about Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Preschoolers with IEPs. Topics will include how to design and deliver it, who can deliver it, how to evaluate the effectiveness of it and state policies around SDI. Come ready to pull up your sleeves and learn how to use play as a vehicle to assist in the delivery of Specially Designed Instruction.




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