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2016 Early Childhood Symposium

General Information

  • Date -- Saturday, October 1, 2016
  • Time -- Check-In and Breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. (no on-site registration), and the Symposium will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
  • Location -- On the campus of Old Dominion University
  • Cost -- $35.00/participant (Discounted group rates available)
  • Professional Development -- Symposium Attendees will participate in 6.5 hours of trageted professional development and an on-site breakfast, lunch, and snack.


Please Note: Due to unexpectedly high demand, no on-site registration will be available, and our online registration system is now closed.

In our secure registration system, you'll be invited to tailor your professional development session attendance to your unique needs and preferences. We will offer sessions designed specifically for:

  • administrators,
  • infant & toddler teachers,
  • Pre-K teachers, and
  • K-3 teachers.

Contact us at ECSymposium@odu.edu.

Registration Is Now Closed...
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Symposium Theme

The 2016 Symposium will center around the theme of Pedagogy in Place: Resource-Rich Experiences for Young Children and will include sessions for administrators and teachers of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary grade children.

Program Highlights

  • Keynote Address by Anna Golden -- Anna has been a teacher-researcher at Sabot at Stony Point since 1996. In 1995 while working as a sign painter she was given a copy of "The Hundred Languages of Children" by her sister-in-law, who said "you might be interested in this." Enchanted, Anna found Sabot after searching for a school where she could teach in that way. She has a BFA in photography and an MAE. Anna speaks and writes about teaching, children and art, and leads professional development workshops for schools and daycare centers. Most recently you can find her thinking in the books Our Inquiry, Our Practice, Nature Education with Young Children and Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens. Anna's Atelierista blog is read by people around the world. http://atelierista-anna.blogspot.com/

Our Sponsor

PNC Grow Up Great Logo

We are extremely grateful to the PNC Foundation for their generous support for the Early Childhood Symposium.

PNC Grow Up Great® and PNC Crezca con Éxito form a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative to help prepare children - particularly underserved children - from birth to age five for success in school and life. Grow Up Great was founded in 2004 by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

In cooperation with some of the most respected early childhood experts and nonprofit organizations, Grow Up Great has served approximately 2 million at-risk preschool children ages five and under.

Previous Symposia

Considering attending the 2016 Symposium?

Click here to see highlights from the 2015 Early Childhood Symposium!

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