The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is a proud year-round sponsor of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). You are invited to join us at the 2014 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo—the largest early childhood education conference in the world—at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Visit Our Booth

Visit representatives of the Riley College of Education and Leadership at booth #714, where you can learn more about our early childhood programs; meet Walden faculty members, students, and graduates; and attend the following daily presentations:

  • “Look, Mommy; I’m an Author: Using Bookmaking Activities to Meet Standards in a Creative, Fun, and Developmentally Appropriate Manner.” Presentation by Lois Wachtel, M.S. in Early Childhood Studies graduate.
    • Thursday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.
  • “Competency-Based Learning Options for Early Childhood Professionals” Presentation by Dr. Martha Cheney, program director for Early Childhood and Licensure programs; and Dr. Michael Trapani, program director for the B.S. in Child Development and the M.S. in Early Childhood Studies.
    • Thursday, Nov. 6, noon and 3 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.

Explore Trends in Early Childhood Education

Explore trends in early childhood education during presentations with distinguished Walden scholars, students, and graduates, including:

Squish-Squash Art
Thursday, Nov. 6, 10 –11:30 a.m., Ballroom C4, Convention Center. Presentation by Lois Wachtel, M.S. in Early Childhood Studies graduate

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Children’s Expressions of Spirituality
Thursday, Nov. 6, 1–2:30 p.m., Ballroom F, Omni Hotel. Presentation by Dr. Joyce Myers, clinical professor, associate chair, The University of Texas at Arlington; and Dr. Kevin Dartt, contributing faculty, Walden University

Positioning Yourself for Success in Early Childhood: Forum
Friday, Nov. 7, 11-noon, Room D22, Convention Center. Presentation by Dr. Michael Trapani, program director for the B.S. in Child Development and the M.S. in Early Childhood Studies

Every Star is Unique: Supporting Diversity Through the Arts
Friday, Nov. 7, 3–4:30 p.m., Room C140, Convention Center. Presentation by Dr. Kevin Dartt, contributing faculty, Walden University; and Dr. Joyce Myers, The University of Texas at Arlington

Charting Your Course: How to Navigate Your Own Professional Development to Move Forward Along the Evolving Early Childhood Career Pathway
Saturday, Nov. 8, 8–9:30 a.m., Room D170, Convention Center. Presentation by Dr. Michele Lucia, Early Childhood program coordinator; and Marsha Miller, Early Childhood specialist, consultant, adjunct faculty

The ABCs of Families: Above and Beyond Communication
Saturday, Nov. 8, 10–11:30 a.m., Room D170, Convention Center. Presentation by Dr. Michele Lucia, Early Childhood program coordinator; and Robin Sachs, professor and lead faculty

Attend the Featured Session

Higher Education: Finding Clear Pathways
Dr. Martha Cheney, program director for Early Childhood and Licensure programs, will join a distinguished panel to explore how early childhood and higher education systems can partner to ensure clear pathways for early childhood educators to complete their degrees.

Thursday, Nov. 6, 10–11:30 a.m., Ballroom C1, Convention Center.

Learn more about NAEYC or register for the conference at www.NAEYC.org.

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