Virtual Learning Series

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Bringing Our Best to You

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Candelen has decided to replace our in-person conferences with a free virtual learning series, UpLearning.

UpLearning brings the best of our conferences to you and allows you to have a voice in determining the topics most relevant in these rapidly changing times. The series will include presentations by national and local experts presenting important topics like inclusion, behavior management, STEAM, language and literacy, and more in a convenient, online setting that works with your schedule. In addition, the series offers 12 professional training hours.

You Drive the Topics

Topics are driven by our participants through surveys and feedback opportunities. Together, we will develop a unique virtual learning community that creates a supportive network for all those who want to help our littlest learners shine their brightest.

You Receive the Tools 

Whether you are a professional, parent, relative, friend, or other home-based caregiver, tackle topics such as communication, how to manage big behaviors, STEAM, language and literacy, and more.

You Pay Nothing

We believe that every child deserves the brightest outlook possible and are offering this training at no cost to those with a dedicated passion and a hunger to improve their care.

Upcoming Presentations

Dr. Iheoma U. Iruka

Addressing Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist Practices in Early Childhood Education
Saturday, February 26
Presenter: Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D.


Past Presentations

Marcy Guddemi

Dealing With Trauma: The Healing Powers of Play
Presenter: Marcy Guddemi


Melissa Mello

Supporting Young Children With Autism
Presenter: Melissa Mello


Door Prizes for 2021-2022 UpLearning Series

This year's UpLearning series features 3 gift card giveaways to 3 attendees at each session, courtesy of Kaplan Early Learning Company, Lakeshore Learning, and Discount School Supply. The more sessions you attend, the greater your chance of winning!

Keep the conversation going and connect with others who champion children, just like you.

As an UpLearning participant, you're invited to check out the conversation on Eduvine (hosted on Slack), where you can find handouts and resources, as well as connect to keep the conversation going! Sign up below to start chatting.

Join Eduvine

Unfamiliar with Slack? We understand that it can take time, guidance, and patience to learn new platforms. That's why we've put together a quick video to teach you everything you need to learn so that you can join our UpLearning Eduvine channel with ease. Click the video below to follow along with David Blincoe, Candelen Director of IT, and start chatting with other parents, early childhood educators, caregivers, and the childhood community.