Request for Proposals
Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2015 WECA Annual Conference. Our theme, Connections, reflects our conference objectives: to bring people together for networking, skill building, connecting the dots, and connecting with advocates, policy makers, and professionals working with children birth to school age and their families.
Workshops should incorporate best practices for adult learning and model respect and acceptance of diversity. Workshops should promote an anti-bias approach with respect to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping conditions, physical condition, developmental disability, and national origin.
Submit a Proposal
- Relevance of the topic
- Quality and clarity of the workshop description, stated learning objectives and session outline
- Linking content to research & research to practice
- Presenter qualifications & experience
- Originality and creativity
Proposals are requested in the following areas. Other topics, or sessions that bridge these tracks, are welcome.
Nurturing Healthy Children
Social-emotional development, health and safety, wellness
Intentional Teaching Strategies
Environments, assessment, curriculum, activities
Including All Children
Inclusive environments, diversity and anti-bias
Child Development, Play & DAP
Developmentally appropriate practice, brain development
Leadership & Professionalism
Advocacy, supervision, program management
Family Child Care Track
Environments for multi-aged children, finance, accreditation
School Age Track
Challenging behaviors, literacy, math