RMECC 2020 – A Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals!
The work of an early childhood professional cannot be overstated. We all know that children who attend high quality early education programs have stronger school readiness skills, fewer challenging behaviors, and stronger social-emotional skills. More and more studies also show these children have a graduation rate of at least 20% higher than children who don’t attend early childhood education programs and subsequently have higher employability and wages later in life.
This March 13th and 14th, the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) is once again celebrating the amazing work done in the field of early childhood education, care, research, and systems building!
As the 2020 Conference approaches, the planning team for RMECC is eager to share all that we have prepared for this year’s amazing event! Back at the Colorado Convention Center, we’re finding new ways to encourage attendee interaction, quality networking, and professional development for over 2,500 early childhood professionals.
Nora Burns, Founder & Chief Researcher of HR Undercover will kick off this year’s event with a hilarious and energetic keynote which will leave you feeling re-energized and passionate about your organization and how to lead in your industry. Author D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas, owner of Native Discovery Inc, will present Saturday morning’s keynote. D.J. is a tribally enrolled member of the Odawa Nation and a former military officer who will teach participants how to apply the “power of the warrior spirit” to perform at their best, stay resilient, and thrive in tough, changing environments.
Our first ever Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals Plenary will close the event Saturday afternoon with Award-winning children’s musical artist Vincent Nuñes. This engaging and interactive general session will have treats, giveaways, and additional training clock hours for all in attendance.
We know early childhood care professionals have a lot of demands on their time. In an effort to help our attendees make the most of their time investment, RMECC has partnered with our sponsor AIR Child Care Training Solutions and will, for the first time, be offering Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) for 11 of our “Deep Dive” sessions, in addition to the training clock hours offered at all breakout sessions. CEUs can be a great way to earn points on your Early Childhood Teacher Credential! View these, and our full session catalog on our website.
We’ve also left plenty of time for networking and socializing. We’re again hosting a Friday afternoon Social Hour, featuring a musical performance by The Humminbirds, a local old time and bluegrass band. In addition to bluegrass, they’ll be bringing some traditional Irish fiddle tunes to help us celebrate St. Patty’s Day! We invite all our guests to enjoy food, drink, and live music while engaging and connecting with your fellow EC champions, and participating in new CLICK game challenges for amazing prizes!
The work of an early childhood care professional is challenging, complex, and ever-changing. The Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference is committed to providing an exceptional opportunity for the early childhood community to learn, grow, and network. We hope you will join us for two days of celebrating the importance of this work, and the talented people who dedicate their lives to it.
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