MSC Southeast - Southeast Early Childhood Conference
Minnesota State College Southeast
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MSC Southeast

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Southeast Early Childhood Conference

March 22-23, 2019
Minnesota State College Southeast, 308 Pioneer Road, Red Wing, Minnesota

Register Now - Early Bird Discount until 3/1/19

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 5 pm to 8:30 pm
Minnesota State College Southeast, Red Wing
Appreciation Dinner/Focus Group Discussions

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 7 am to 12:15 pm
Minnesota State College Southeast, Red Wing
Breakfast, vendors, and breakouts

Join us fun and professional development for childcare providers and Early Childhood professionals with break out presenters Katy Smith, Raelene Ostberg, Chris Peterson, and Rachel Daley. 

By popular demand, we've updated the format this year to include an special evening event on Friday and breakout sessions on Saturday morning. You can register for the full conference, or come for the evening or morning session - whatever works best for you! Once the Saturday session is over, you'll have the afternoon free to enjoy Red Wing or your own weekend plans.

Registration for Friday and Saturday is only $45 until March 1, 2019. If preferred, you can register to attend only Friday evening or Saturday morning for $25.

CARE: Connect - Appreciate - Renew - Educate

Our theme is CARE: Connect - Appreciate - Renew - Educate and this will be an opportunity to experience all of these!

Friday, March 22, 2019: Appreciation Dinner and Focus Seminar

Connect, Appreciate, Renew: Unravel challenges and cultivate your professional passion with Raelene Ostberg and Rachel Daley
Throughout this focus seminar, participants will cultivate their passion for the critical role we all share in lifting up the power of the early childhood profession. Join this fun and interactive session to connect with other professionals, gain support, identify your stress points, and brainstorm solutions to common challenges you experience in your important work. Participants will leave renewed, refreshed, and with a personal plan of action integrating their scope of control and desired professional goals. 

Saturday, March 23, 2019: Breakfast, vendors, and break out sessions
Choose your top two sessions when you register

A. Learning to Crave Mondays:  A Love and Logic Approach with Chris Peterson
How can we flip the stigma of "I hate Mondays" on its ear?  How do we reach kids that are seemingly unreachable?  Join me in taking a deeper look at the connection between what we do as an adult and the impact on kids.  Let's learn why focusing on character and personal responsibility can form the foundation of lasting achievement.  Let us discover the mindset to view Mondays as our favorite day of the week. 

B. Tips, Tools, and Activities to Promote Children's Self-Control & Attention Skills with Raelene Ostberg
Identify methods to promote the development of the critical higher-level thinking skills known as "Executive Functions." Learn numerous strategies, hands-on tools, fun activities, and games you can implement in your environment to help young children improve self-discipline and develop the attention skills needed to behave well. Brainstorm ways to respond to specific challenging behaviors that will foster self-control and attention skills in young children.

C. Communicating with Parents: Navigating Tough and Tender Conversations with Katy Smith
Inherent in any successful business is a culture of great customer service. At the heart of great customer service is the ability to communicate effectively, to show appreciation, or to navigate difficulties. This class is loaded with great communication strategies and the opportunity to practice tender conversations with peers.

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