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NAEYC conferences bring together early childhood educators representing many roles -- teaching staff, program administrators, students, researchers and teacher educators --  to discuss the latest ideas and learn from one another. The NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo is the largest early childhood education conference in the world, where tens of thousands of educators choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits.  The 2009 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo will be in Washington, DC on November 18-21.

NAEYC also hosts the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, a smaller gathering designed for professionals who prepare, mentor and train early childhood professionals. Participants explore the expanding early childhood knowledge base, develop skills that improve professional preparation and practice, and discuss effective, active learning approaches for adults. The 2009 Institute will be in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 14.

Many NAEYC affiliate groups host local, state or regional conferences to promote high-quality education for young children. A list of these NAEYC affiliate-sponsored conferences is available on this site that may be helpful for NAEYC members and others who work in early childhood education.

Mark Your Calendars Now for these 2009 - 2010 NAEYC Events

  • 2009 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo - November 18-21, Washington, DC
  • 2009 NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development - June 14-17, Charlotte, NC
  • 2010 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo - November 3-6, Anaheim, CA

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