2024 EELC Corner

June 26, 2024

2024 Early Educators Leadership Conference (EELC), Igniting Innovation in Early Childhood: From Passion to Action, October 16-19, 2024

EELC: Igniting Innovation in Early Childhood: From Passion to Action

In the beloved movie The Lion King, Rafiki, wise mentor to the hero Simba, imparted this advice: “It is time.” And now is indeed the time to register for the Early Educators Leadership Conference (EELC). We are near capacity and three weeks away from the scheduled registration cost increase that starts on July 13. So, reserve a slot at this unique venue for your professional growth.

The 2024 conference will take place on October 16 – 19 in Washington, DC, at the Capital Hilton. Join us there and discover why thousands of prior attendees have made the EELC a must in their schedules.

We encourage you to review the EELC’s schedule of events and sessions here. Start by checking out just a few of the highlights in store:

Unforgettable Sessions

Hear from education gurus and thought leaders who are eager to share their insights and ignite your passion. Prepare for interactive discussions, innovative workshops and hands-on sessions that will challenge and expand your thinking. Our exciting lineup of presentations includes:

  • Trailblazers of Innovation: From Passion to Action in Early Childhood Education
  • Empowering Early Educators to Advance their Career Pathway through a Fast Track CDA Program
  • Kauna: The Power of Love: Utilizing Indigenous Cultural Resources to Improve Teacher-Pupil Relationships
  • Blooming Empathetic Leadership in Early Childhood
Dynamic Networking Events 

Connect with peers, mentors, and leaders in your field at our curated networking events. From casual mixers to themed celebrations, every social function will give you a chance to collaborate and build genuine bonds. This year, we will warm up the conference with a welcome reception and top it off with a cherry blossom extravaganza dinner & dance.

Journey Through DC 

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Washington, DC, with our exclusive “journeys.” These curated excursions will take you beyond the conference halls and into the city’s heart, where you can explore iconic landmarks, discover hidden gems or enjoy a staycation featuring local health and wellness experts.

Friday Night Movie Screening & Guest Speaker 

End your week with a special treat—a Friday night movie screening featuring a renowned guest speaker from the documentary Starting at Zero. Dive into a compelling film and stay for an insightful discussion that ties the themes of the movie to the key messages of our conference.

Celebrating Our Sponsors 

None of this would be possible without the support of our incredible sponsors. Their contributions have enabled us to create a conference experience that is truly unique. Be sure to visit our vendor booths and learn more about the amazing work they do.

EELC 2024 Sponsors

Join us at the 2024 Early Educators Leadership Conference to build knowledge and memories that will last. Learn new ways to be a hero for our profession and the children we serve. “Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step,” as Rafiki told the young lion king. Take your first step and register today!



2024 EELC Professional Development (PD) Specialist™ Symposium 

Calling all active PD Specialists. Join us on October 16, 2024, at the PDS Symposium, a chance to enhance our expertise and expand your network. Get the most recent updates from the Council. And gain the latest knowledge of how to boost your impact on rising teachers at this cornerstone event.

You’ll also learn about the future of YourCouncil, the focus of our symposium this year. We will explore the features of the new system and the key improvements it provides. Learn about the growth of Virtual Verification Visits®. Explore the role of remote assessment and more at our daylong event. It’s geared to PD Specialists, like you, and included with your EELC registration.


2024 EELC Sponsorship Opportunities

The Council also provides opportunities for organizations and businesses to play an integral role in the conference by becoming sponsors. The EELC’s diverse sponsorship levels offer various ways to align your brand with a premier conference devoted to lifting up early childhood education leaders, professionals and the communities they serve.

If you are interested in becoming a 2024 EELC sponsor, please review the sponsorship prospectus.



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