2019 Spring Infant Toddler Conference
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Registration open through 4/11/2019 12:00 PM EST


2019 Infant Toddler Conference - The Children are the Curriculum

Supporting Young Children

When: Saturday, April 13th, 8:30am - 1:00pm

Where: Dobbs Ferry High School, 505 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Certificate of attendance will be awarded for 3.75 hours and .35 CEUs

Conference Schedule

8:30 am- 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am -10:45 am Welcome and Keynote Address

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Workshops A, B, C, D, or E

Keynote Address

Play is Learning

Keynote Speaker: Marjorie Brickley, MSEd

This keynote will focus on the ways that play is the ideal foundation for learning. We will explore how we should make decisions when we are designing the curriculum for our children. How to make the right choices to create an infant or toddler curriculum that will support children's development and learning? What skills will they develop from their explorations and play? Instead of thinking about play or academic preparation, we will consider them together.

Margie Brickley, MSEd is the Program Director (and a graduate of) the Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention program at Bank Street College of Education. She teaches courses in development and assessment and is an advisor to fieldwork students. She holds an Infant Mental Health Endorsement (Level IV Research/Faculty).

Her work experience includes directing early childhood programs ; early intervention home visiting; teaching infants and toddlers; and teaching at the community college, undergraduate and graduate school levels. She is currently researching the developmental interaction approach in different contexts; measuring Adverse Childhood Experiences in professionals working with young children; providing emotional support and resiliency training for teachers; and applying recent research about gender.

Morning Workshops:

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Workshops A, B, C, D , or E - Please register for one workshop.


Session A: Thinking About Gender

Presenter: Marjorie Brickley, MSEd

Recent stories on social media have highlighted that some children are not comfortable with the gender assigned to them at birth. What does this mean? This workshop will explore how children develop their ideas about gender. It will include information about development, play and how we support children to become people who are comfortable with gender expression.


Session B: Parent Engagement in a Diverse World

Presenter: Dr. Gloria Pope, Ed.D , Director, Mount Vernon CAG

The focus of this workshop is to explore how parent engagement is utilized in diverse communities and to provide teachers with tools to increase parent engagement in their classrooms. The relationships built with parents are essential for the growth and development of children as well as their programs.

Session C: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Young Children and How We Can Help

Presenter: Donna Morrison, Deputy Director, Early Childhood Department, The Guidance Center

This workshop introduces participants to the impact of domestic violence on very young children's physical and emotional development. This includes toxic stress and how to support resiliency in both the abused parent and child.


Session D: Responsive and Respectful Relationships: The Heart of the Infant-Toddler Curriculum

Presenter: Lisa Beck, Director Briarcliff Nursery School

Daily interactions with infants and toddlers form the foundation for a responsive infant or toddler curriculum. What does a responsive relationship looks like in an infant or toddler program? We will identify strategies for building these relationships with the children in your care. Participants will be encouraged to think about their experiences with young children. We will plan for ways to build connections that are more responsive with the children in their care.


Session E: Desarrollando Habilidades de Lenguaje y Alfabetización a Través del Juego

Presenter: Angela Bayer-Persico, Owner, Little Angels Child Development Center

¡Cuanto más jueguen los niños, más listos estarán para aprender a leer! ¿Exploraremos cómo crear un entorno de juego enriquesedores que permita a los niños desarrollar sus habilidades de lenguaje y alfabetización. Aprenderán a usar canciones, rimas, juegos y otras técnicas para desarrollar el lenguaje y las habilidades de alfabetización.



Registration Fees: Includes breakfast and conference materials.

Registration Deadline: April 5, 2019

$35 CCCW member, $50 Non-member

This conference is eligible for EIP scholarship funds.


Dobbs Ferry High School
505 Broadway

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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