Diverse Topics for Early Childhood Professionals
Earn 7.5 professional development hours over the weekend!
Choose your session topics
Participate in training and networking
Explore the Sponsors & Exhibitors Hall
& Coffee, tea, meals are included!
About the Conference
CYCC Weekend Schedule
This year at Celebrate the Young Child Conference, we are looking forwards by focusing on Shaping the Future, Together. This year's CYCC theme reflects resiliency and community through our variety of early childhood sessions that focus on:
FRIDAY LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM & NETWORKING DINNER
5:00PM-7:30PM: Event & Dinner
Guest Speaker: Dr. Alissa Mwenelupembe, Managing Director of Early Learning at NAEYC and author of Stories of Resistance: Learning from Black Women in Early Care and Education!
SATURDAY KEYNOTE & BREAKOUT SESSIONS
8:00AM: Keynote with Jen Shirkani
9:30AM: Breakout Session 1
12:45PM: Breakout Session 2
2:30PM: Breakout Session 3
4:00PM: Raffle Prize Giveaway
MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER, JENNIFER
Jen Shirkani is a nationally recognized expert on emotional intelligence and a featured author of Ego vs EQ and Choose Resilience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership.
Join us and leverage the power of emotional interlligence as a critical behavioral science. We will include examples of using emotional intelligence as a leader and to influence others, and gives audience members with an opportunity to take a self-assessment to have more insight into behavioral responses.
Saturday Keynote Session: Choose Resilience
FRIDAY LEADERSHIP FORUM: NAVIGATING THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY
Join in conversation with Dr. Alissa Mwenelupembe, Managing Director of Early Learning at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), as she shares her leadership journey and key lessons that she learned along the way.
Alissa Mwenelupembe has worked in early childhood education for the past 20 years and has a long history with NAEYC as a member, volunteer, author and past student governing board member.
Celebrate the Young Child Conference is an opportunity to:
- Network with early childhood educators across Arizona in a relaxed atmosphere
- Contribute to a sense of professionalism within the early childhood field
- Join interactive sessions with hands-on activities to implement in the classroom
- Share your passion and commitment to young children
Friday Only: $95
Saturday Only: $120
Both Days: $170
Celebrate the Young Child Conference will take place at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 2024.