5 Conferences for Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Conferences

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Opening Minds USA
  • The Young Child Expo and Conference
  • Infant and Early Childhood Conference
  • The Future of Education Technology Conference

If your career involves educating young children in any capacity, you may be interested in discovering excellent options for conferences focusing on early childhood education. Plan now if you want to attend any of the following conferences and conventions, all of which will take place in 2018:

1. National Association for the Education of Young Children 2018 Conventions

Dates: November 14-17, 2018; June 10-13, 2018

The NAEYC is a large, national nonprofit organization which hosts multiple events each year. This organization makes a variety of resources available including two annual conferences plus webinars, books and other publications. A typical conference spans five days and includes hundreds of speakers and sessions. Attendees include teachers, school administrators, childcare providers, university faculty, students, researchers, development coaches and consultants.

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2. Opening Minds USA

Dates: February 7 – 10, 2018

This four-day event offers continuing education opportunities for certified teachers, registered nurses and other professionals involved in educating young children. There are also multiple breakout sessions, lectures and demonstrations. Typical attendees include teachers, university faculty, healthcare professionals and social workers.

3. The Young Child Expo and Conference

Dates: January 17-19, 2018; May 1-4, 2018

This conference offers a number of different educational opportunities including the option to take classes and receive credit for continuing education units at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Your hosts at the conference are the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University and Los Niños Services. Typical conference attendees include teachers, pediatricians, nurses, college professors and students.

4. Infant and Early Childhood Conference

Dates: May 2-4, 2018

Past sessions at this conference have focused on autism, visual impairment, preventing child abuse, positive reinforcement of children through behavioral therapy, creating a language rich preschool classroom, family leadership, strengthening families and many others. Typical event attendees include parents, foster caregivers, childcare providers, teachers, students, healthcare professionals, therapists, applied behavior analysts, counselors and psychologists.

5. The Future of Education Technology Conference

Dates: January 23 – 26, 2018

This is a four-day event focusing on implementation of the latest education technology methods. Typical attendees include professionals involved in varied aspects of education and learning technology including educators, special education teachers, district administrators, regional administrators, information technology professionals and instructional coordinators.

These are five interesting educator’s conventions in the USA that are worth the trip. These are not your only choices for beneficial childhood development conventions in 2018, but they’re some of your most noteworthy and well-attended options. If you’re outside the USA or interested in homeschooling educator’s conferences, the following are links to a few additional resources you might like to know about:

International Education Conferences in 2018

2018 Homeschooling Conventions for the Earliest Years of Childhood Education and Beyond

  • Great Homeschool Conventions — These conventions will be of interest to Christian homeschoolers focused on educating children of all ages, including preschoolers through high schoolers.
  • Homeschool Conferences — This is a master list featuring links to dozens of different homeschooling conferences and events all around the USA.

If you’re interested in helping young children to learn, develop and discover the world around them, you’re sure to find these conferences motivating, stimulating and inspiring. You’ll definitely want to put these early childhood education conferences on your travel itinerary for 2018.