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Join Gryphon House authors as they discuss the latest early childhood research and new strategies for teaching and caring for young children. The Early Learning Book Chats FREE webinars also earn participants a CE credit for every webinar they view.  

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Upcoming Events

Shine the Light Conference Keynote: For the Love of Children! Workshop: Gossip Be Gone!

Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada

Oct. 19, 2019 ‐ 8:00 am

Shining Light on Early Childhood Education is a one day conference filled with workshops designed to inspire, recharge and rejuvenate those who work in the field of Early Childhood Education. The Shining Light Conference will give you the chance to come together with others in the field to share ideas, stories and breathe new life into your days as an Early Childhood Educator. Registration fee is $200. Lunch and snacks included.

Inspiring Professional Growth Leadership Retreat

Hampton Roads, Virginia

Oct. 26, 2019 ‐ 8:00 am

An opportunity to engage with others outside of the constraints of your daily lives and reconnect to your own passion with a renewed sense of purpose in your work.

Finding the Spark! Bringing Passion and Intentionality Into all Aspects of Your Work

Lafayette, LA

Nov. 18, 2019 ‐ 8:00 am

This lively workshop will inspire you to create a learning environment, engaging provocations and rituals that reflect children’s interests as well as your own passions and talents. We will review a four-step process designed to help you observe and reflect upon the sparks of excitement happening every day in your classroom so that you can incorporate them into your curriculum to support passionate learning. You will leave inspired with a resource list and a sample form to guide you in planning with a renewed sense of wonder and intentionality.

NAEYC Annual Conference Workshop: Inspiring Professional Growth

Nashville, TN

Nov. 20, 2019 ‐ 8:00 am

The NAEYC Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world. Each year, thousands of teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits to explore the latest trends and research in the early childhood field. Conference attendees enjoy: -Unlimited networking opportunities: Connect with peers, advocates, and some of the most respected leaders in the field. ​-NAEYC Shop and Expo: Stock up on the latest award-winning publications, early childhood resources, and classroom supplies. ​-Sessions in Mandarin and Spanish. Learn more about our Good Start and Grandes Comienzos Special Language Tracks now! -Diverse sessions: With sessions featuring the latest information and research in the field, you can tailor your agenda to specific interests in ECE. From math, to music, to play… we have it all.

Gryphon House at the 2019 NAEYC Annual Conference

Nashville, TN

Nov. 20, 2019 ‐ 8:00 am

Coming to NAEYC? Many Gryphon House authors are scheduled to present at the 2018 NAEYC annual conference in Nashville, TN next month. Be sure to stop by our booth to learn what’s new with Gryphon House and have a chance to meet our featured authors!

NAEYC Annual Conference Workshop: Inspiring Professional Growth

Nashville, TN

Nov. 20, 2019 ‐ 8:15 am

The focus of this workshop is to share the key strategies that early childhood leaders need to create a school culture that is intentionally focused on the continuous growth and development of teachers. Our learning together will be centered around these fundamental questions school leaders are facing: How do I motivate and inspire teachers to grow and develop? How can I smoothly transition into a leadership style that focuses on expecting educators to remain current regarding the knowledge and practices that enhance program quality? How can I infuse positive energy into my professional development work? What are the most powerful and impactful ways to develop the capabilities of early childhood educators? We will explore how a Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO) supports each individual's unique desire to reach their full potential. School leaders will leave this session energized! They will have new strategies, tools, and resources to support them as they make the changes needed to build professional accountability into their daily work with teachers.

Andrew Roszak Active Shooter session at the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade Conference

Virginia Crossings Hotel in Glen Allen, Virginia

Dec. 07, 2019 ‐ 8:00 am

The 2019 Children First Conference hosted by the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe and Miami Dade College, North Campus, School of Education is the signature professional development event in Miami-Dade. Each year we convene early childhood professionals to hear cutting edge speakers and share innovative strategies that build on the existing strength of the early learning community. The conference hosts over 1,000 attendees from the early education community and beyond representing educators, interventionist, policy makers, child welfare agencies and caregivers.

BAEYC Annual Directors Conference Keynote Presentation

Framingham, MA

Jan. 31, 2020 ‐ 8:00 am

BAEYC strives to increase respect for and visibility of early childhood professionals by supporting practices and policies that promote high quality programming, leadership development and attention to the needs of the diverse communities and individuals who serve young children and families in the greater Boston area.

Creating Places and Spaces for Building Better Minds Conference

Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712

Feb. 25, 2020 ‐ 8:00 am

Speakers will offer insights from the fields of youth development, mind-brain education and play-based learning. Practitioner and industry leaders will connect theory to on-the-ground practice, with activities designed to leverage the collective knowledge of participants to consider design solutions. The event will conclude with a tour of an Early Childhood campus with innovative early childhood learning environments to offer inspiration and design ideas for future schools.

Boulder Journey School Leadership Institute

Bouler, CO

Apr. 02, 2020 ‐ 8:00 am

​A Boulder Journey School Institute for Early Childhood Directors, Administrators, and Leaders with special guest Susan MacDonald ​We will use strategies from Susan’s new book, combined with practices from Boulder Journey School to examine possibilities to: -Be deliberate and intentional in establishing a growth culture. -Use strength-based strategies to support ongoing professional growth. -Build collaboration among individuals and teams. -Create impactful and achievable goals to facilitate professional accountability and sustainable change. Registration: $400 / person Lunch (both days) and a 14-hour PD certificate will be provided. Cancellation fee: $50 No refunds for cancellations after March 1