Early Childhood Conference – 2022

Early Childhood Conference – 2022

“Changing Times, New Beginnings”

What an incredible week! From Monday, April 25th to Friday, Aprils 29th we learned, connected and grew so much and I would like to personally thank all who joined us.

At Educational First Steps, it is our mission to create and support high-quality early learning environments that ignite the minds of children from birth to age five and you make that mission a reality. You are in the classroom(s) every day, committed to providing excellent care and support to the children and families you work with. Thank you for taking the time to further your professional development and personal growth at our Early Childhood Conference. 

2022 Session Review

Day 1, Session 1 (Leadership Track): Successful Family-Teacher Conferences with Lara Pauley

Day 1, Session 2 (Early Educator Track): Our Voices, Our Stories… Multicultural Diversity in ECE with Vickey Burton

Day 2, Session 1 (Leadership Track): Customer Service Done Right! with Laura Bowden

Day 2, Session 2 (Early Educator Track): Conquer Challenging Behavior with Jennifer Weeks

Day 3, Session 1 (Leadership Track): Five Childcare Marketing Strategies to Set You Apart from the Competition with Maria L. Aleman

Day 3, Session 2 (Homebase Track): CLI Engage – Circle Infant/Toddler Best Practices with Shela Mobarak

Day 4, Session 1 (Leadership Track): Ready, Set, Breathe with Dr. Cynthia Small

Day 4, Session 2 (Early Educator Track): Dignity and Diversity: Classroom Management for All with Dr. Cheryl M. Ford

Day 5 (All): Keynote Presentation from CEO and Creative Director of Role Model Productions, Shawn Brown

Shawn Brown is originally from Chicago, Illinois where he developed a strong interest in theater and music as a child.  Shawn developed a wide range of talent and not only is he a sought-after motivational speaker, he is also quite proficient as an actor, comedian, and musician.

In 2001 Shawn started Role Model Professional Development in Atlanta Georgia, where he began working in early childhood teaching and presenting “The Super Fun Show” as an enrichment program in various childcare centers in the city. In 2004 the company moved more toward professional development and motivational speaking.

This eventually led him and his wife to travel the globe as keynote speakers and presenters using a unique style of edu-tainment that makes your current school teaching systems more interactive and engaging.

Previous Keynote Speakers

You can view Previous Annual Conference photos here.