8:30-9:00     Check-in, breakfast items available

9:00-10:00    Keynote and Outstanding Service to                          Young Children Award presentation

10:00-10:30  Exhibition Hall,

                     Meet and Greet with Rhian Evans Allvin                      for Premium Members

10:30-11:30  Breakout Session 1

11:45-12:45  Breakout Session 2

12:45-1:00    Optional Meet and Mingle

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

NAEYC Members: FREE with code

Non Members: $35

Session 1 Options

A. NAEYC's Power to the Profession: How do I talk about "Power to the Profession" and advancing the field of early childhood education?

Rhian Evans Allvin, CEO of NAEYC

B. Advocacy 101: How can I be an effective advocate for early childhood education? Information about elections, General Assembly, and the new Administration.
Mary Beth Testa and Emily Griffey, Voices for Virginia's Children

C. Trauma-Informed Care: Why is trauma-informed care important to early childhood educators?
Viewing of "Resilience," with Mark Gardner, MSW; Kelly Henderson, Ph.D.; and Liz Matthews-Jolley, MSW from Trauma-Informed Care Network

Session 2 Options

A. Issues and Breakthroughs in the Virginia / NoVA Early Childhood Workforce: How do I talk about the early childhood workforce in the state of Virginia?

Facilitated discussion with NVAEYC Executive Director, Alyson Williams and guests from: Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, Washington Area Women's Foundation, Project Pathfinders, and Virginia Department of Social Services

B. Advocacy 102: How do I talk about the issues facing the field of early childhood education in Virginia?
Mary Beth Testa and Emily Griffey, Voices for Virginia's Children

C. Trauma-Informed Care: How can I talk about the importance of trauma-informed care with others?
Viewing of "Resilience," with  Mark Gardner, MSW; Kelly Henderson, Ph.D.; and Liz Matthews-Jolley, MSW, from Trauma Informed Care Network 

Breakfast generously provided by Whole Foods Market