Conference focuses on childhood education and care

Penn State York is joining again with the York Area Association for the Education of Young Children (YAAEYC) for the 2011 Fall Early Childhood Conference on Saturday, Oct. 1. The events, to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will take place in the conference center at Penn State York. More than 300 people are registered for the conference and registration is closed.

The conference is a day of learning, sharing, and professional growth specifically designed for early childhood professionals and advocates who work with or on behalf of young children. This year’s conference features three expanded two-hour workshop sessions to allow more time for presenters to share current information, ideas, and strategies related to issues pertinent to the early childhood field. The selection of workshops was specially chosen to offer a wide variety of topics. All presenters are certified by the PA Keys through the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) registry for the trainings offered that day. In addition to workshops, vendors will also be on-hand for part of the day with a selection of educational materials and information to share.

Penn State York has been the site of this conference for numerous years and variety of faculty and staff at the campus take part in the event. Participants may also earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs or Act 48 hours) from Penn State. For more information on the conference, visit

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Last Updated September 29, 2011