On the Road with the Council

March 27, 2024

The Council is on the move and looking forward to connecting with our community in person. Check your schedule and plan to catch up with us in a city near you. We can’t wait to meet you on the road!


National Early Childhood Education Workforce Convening | April 10 – 11 | Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Calvin E. Moore, Jr., CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition, will present three sessions at this annual event for early childhood professionals who are working on advocacy, policy, funding and strategies to support early education systems in states and communities nationwide.

Grumman Auditorium | April 10, 2024 | 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM


Reimagining the CDA Credentialing Process

Grumman Auditorium | April 10, 2024 | 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM


Moving Forward: Building Towards an Equitable Future for the ECE Profession

Grumman Auditorium | April 11, 2024 | 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM


Plenary Panel: Quitting is Not an Option, Persevering during Difficult Times

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National Head Start Association Conference | April 15 18 | Portland, Oregon

Join the Council at booth #1114 at NHSA.

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World Forum on Early Care and Education | April 16 – 19 | Vancouver, Canada

Early childhood professionals and advocates from more than 80 countries will meet in Vancouver, Canada, to share inspiration and information on issues impacting children and families worldwide.

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The Council’s Schedule of Events at the World Forum Conference

#22 JUNIOR BALLROOM D | Wednesday, April 17 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Relational Leadership: Engagement and Moving Forward: Explore a groundbreaking leadership framework, organizational change, and systems theory with a spotlight on relational versus traditional leadership. Michelle Crogie, Canada; Karin Duff, Canada; Lea Blust, Canada; Lisa Lalonde, Canada; Maggie Lopez, United States; Odette Valdez, United States; Ivan Galindo, Mexico; Abena Ocran-Jackson, United States

#38 JUNIOR BALLROOM C | Wednesday, April 17 | 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Bridging Gaps, Embracing Diversity in ECE: Delve into the breadth of ECE with an emphasis on the integration of diverse educational approaches and policy advocacy, highlighting the significance of inclusive education strategies to achieve equitable and inclusive ECE. Timilehin Taiwo, Nigeria; Minnie Mossop, Canada; Emily Mlieczko, Canada; Katorra Enoch-Longshore, United States; Kirsten Bevelander, Canada; Abby Dalmacio, Canada

#15 PAVILION BALLROOM | Thursday, April 18 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Embracing Gender Inclusivity in ECE: Hear global perspectives on fostering inclusive ECE environments, such as overcoming child care access barriers, exploring men’s roles in ECE, and promoting inclusive gender identity through persona dolls. Jacklyn Makaaru Arinaitwe, Uganda; Raldeline Sy-Barabar, Canada; Lena Ko, United States; Mixchel Domingues, United States; Andrew Davis, United States; Magdalena Diaz, Canada

#24 PORT ALBERNI | Thursday, April 18 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Leadership Approaches for Embracing Change: Delve into innovative perspectives on ECE leadership. Topics encompass credentialing’s impact, leveraging emotional intelligence, professional challenges, and so much more. MacKenzie Pelland, United States; Liz Thorne, United States; Tara Dickson, United States; Frida Pesin, Canada

#39 JUNIOR BALLROOM D | Friday, April 19 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Exploring Identity and Equity, a Global Perspective: “Who” defines our identity and why? Identities are not fixed and have changed over time. How is identity informed by colonialism and now being reclaimed globally? How does identity impact our practice? Ali Formen, Indonesia; Debbie LeeKeenan, United States; Diane Daley, Canada; John Nimmo, United States


MSCCA Conference by the Sea | May 2-5 | Ocean City, MD

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Join the celebration as the Maryland State Child Care Association celebrates 40 years of moving early childhood forward in Maryland. Stop by and chat with the Council’s Partner Relationship Manager, Sandra Kowalchek, and learn about the exciting partnership between Maryland and the Council.





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