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2/20/2014 2:39:00 PM
Arizona early childhood education conference in Clarkdale

Early childhood educators and administrators from across Arizona will gather on the Clarkdale Campus of Yavapai College on Saturday, Feb. 22, for the 19th annual Arizona on the Move Early Childhood Education Conference.

Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.; sessions begin at 9 a.m.

The one-day conference offers participants 32 workshops to choose from in seven educational tracks so attendees can customize the conference to meet their individual, professional and educational needs. The educational tracks are: Administration & Directors, Advocacy and Collaboration, Early Care and Education 0-5, Kindergarten to 3rd Grade, Literacy, Health and Safety and Special Needs.

This year's conference welcomes 24 presenters from organizations including First Things First, Arizona Department of Education, Yavapai Family Advocacy, Verde Valley Medical Center, Northern Arizona University, Prescott College, Yavapai College and the Yavapai Community Health Services. The Conference registration is $50 per person.

Participants can receive a $10 discount simply by registering on-line at Registration includes four workshops, a special comedy presentation by Jamie Anderson, all workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. For complete conference information and to register online, please visit

Arizona on the Move is a collaborative effort between, Buena Vista Children's Services and Yavapai College. Buena Vista Children's Services is a community based nonprofit organization that designs, develops and implements model program for children, parents and educators. Programs address emerging needs in the areas of childcare, education, parenting and resource referral. Buena Vista fosters innovative programs and leadership to enhance the quality of life for children.

"The AZ on the Move Conference is a wonderful opportunity for early childhood professionals to network with others who work with children and enjoy a full day of valuable workshops and trainings. These professionals work with children every day and make a significant difference in their lives. We are fortunate to be able to provide this conference each year in collaboration with Yavapai College," said Joanne Schloeman, Interim Assistant Director, Buena Vista Children's Services.

Yavapai College serves the greater area of Yavapai County and is committed to providing quality higher learning and cultural resources for our diverse populations.

The Yavapai College Early Childhood Education program is open to all students and community members that are interested in the care and education of young children. Through a basic certificate, advanced certificate or Associate's Degree of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, students learn how to support and facilitate a child's development that leads to success in learning and in life.

Participants in the Arizona on the Move, Early Childhood Education Conference earn six hours of Professional Development Training by attending the conference. Attendees also have the opportunity to earn one college credit by registering for the Yavapai College "ECE 295: Special Topic in Early Childhood Education" and further exploring the topics presented at the Conference.

For more information or to register: visit or contact the Event Coordinator Jennifer W. Perry at (928) 301-1066

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