2012 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference & Expo
November 7-10, 2012
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Georgia World Congress Center
Tel: 415.289.2319 Email: email@example.com
Register for the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo.
WestEd will have a presence at this year's NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, GA.
This year's theme focuses on a critical issue: Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the 21st Century.
In addition to our staff members' presentations, be sure to stop by booth #1624 to learn more about our research, products, and services.
WestEd PITC ReceptionJoin WestEd staff, colleagues, and friends at our reception at the NAEYC Conference & Expo. Refreshments will be served.
Date & Time: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, November 8
Location: Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Maple Room-South Tower-Atrium Level, Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, November 7Presentation: For Our Babies: A National Campaign to Ensure Better Beginnings
Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Room B312
Presenters: Peter Mangione, Julie Weatherston
Learn the component parts of For Our Babies, a campaign that advocates for better services for children under three.
You also will learn the needs of babies for four types of currently under-supported services:
- Supported pregnancies
- Paid parental leave
- Screening and follow-up services
- Quality infant/toddler care
The presenters will summarize recent neuroscience and developmental psychology to clearly spell out the connection between early support for babies and future functioning in school and adult life.
Friday, November 9Presentation: What Babies Need from Caregivers to Structure Their Brains for the Future
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Room A305
Presenters: Peter Mangione
Learn the impact of the infant/toddler care they supervise or provide on the:
- Structural development of the brain
- Future social, emotional, intellectual, and language capacities of the children in their care
- Role parents play in fostering brain development
Presenters will also explore the link between responsive, reflective, personalized care and how the brain is optimally structured.