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Join WestEd's Center for Child & Family Studies at the 2018 NAEYC Annual Conference

NAEYC Conference

Join WestEd at NAEYC’s 2018 Annual Conference, which will be held on November 14 through 17 in Washington, DC. NAEYC’s Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education gathering in the world.

Add WestEd sessions (see the schedule below) to your calendar, and visit us at booth #1331 to meet our expert staff from the Center for Child & Family Studies and Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC).

PITC Reception: Thursday, November 15, 6-8pm Marriott Marquis, Treasury Room. PITC invites PITC graduates and other early childhood professionals interested in infant/toddler topics to meet with the staff and faculty for food, drinks, and conversation. Information on PITC trainings and materials will be available. For additional information, visit the WestEd/PITC exhibit booth #1331, or contact Arlene Paxton at 707-481-6108 or

Wednesday, November 14

Session: The Essence of Infant/Toddler Curriculum: PITC’s Approach to Infant- and Toddler-Initiated Learning Experiences
Time & Location: 8:15–11:15am / Washington Convention Center, Room 207A
WestEd Presenters: J. Ronald Lally, Peter Mangione, Arlene Paxton, Amber Morabito

Session: Managing the Hard Stuff: How to Support Play and Learning Through Risk, Exclusion, and Trauma
Time & Location: 12–3pm / Marriott Marquis, Shaw/LeDroit Park
WestEd Presenter: Julie Nicholson

Thursday, November 15

Grandes Comienzos — Spanish Language Track
Session: La Importancia del Desarrollo Socioemocional y el Impacto en el Desarrollo del Cerebro Saludable
Time & Location: 1–2:30pm / Room 209C
WestEd Presenters: Edilma Cavazos, Consuelo Espinosa, Paulina Vestal

Friday, November 16

Session: Relational Family Engagement with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families in Preschool
Time & Location: 10-11:30am / Washington Convention Center, West Salon G
WestEd Presenters: Ann-Marie Wiese, Peter Mangione, Jenine Schmidt


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November 14–17th, 2018


Washington, DC


National Association for the Education of Young Children


Early Childhood Professionals