Save The Date: August 13th - 17th, 2022
Get inspired & empowered by 23 rock star ECE and parenting experts from around the world.
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Featuring early childhood education rockstars from 11 countries.
Inspiring colleagues and partner schools to embrace evidence-based education, Anitha is the Teacher Mentor and a member of the leadership team at Teach Rwanda, a non-profit ECE organization.
Wildly popular on social media channels, Mr. Chazz is a teacher of teachers and parents. His mission is to make a contribution to world peace by helping adults see, guide, and trust children.
High school teacher, author, and activist working to increase access to recess, reduce standardized testing, and ensure that Black lives matter in schools.
Founder & Director of Discovery Early Learning Center: A Place for Childhood preschool; Founder of "Play Empowers" Advocacy Group.
Lisa Murphy, M.Ed
Early Childhood Education Advocate, Advisor, Author and Speaker; Founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey Inc.
Actor, musician, and co-founder of "dont MiND me," a not-for-profit mental health foundation mitigating the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.
Monique Gray Smith
Proud mom of teenage twins, award-winning, best-selling children's book author, and sought-after consultant. Currently adapting Braiding Sweetgrass for young adults.
Director of the all-nations Daybreak Star preschool for Indigenous children, Nick connects urban Native children and their families to their culture through play and nature. Author of A Can of Worms.
An award-winning author, publisher, facilitator, and parenting coach in New Zealand, Pennie mentors the next generation of 'eco-literate' teachers and parents.
Sonya Philip, M.Ed
Sonya Philip is the Founder & CEO of Learning Matters, an early childhood learning center in India, and is a fierce advocate of play-based education.
A recognized advocate in the Unschooling space for nearly a decade, Tiersa is known for her work with Akliah Richards, and is a frequent guest on education and parenting podcasts.
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
Dr. LaPointe is a mom, registered psychologist, parenting educator, best-selling author, international speaker, and a frequently invited media guest.
Caitlyn is the creator and host of Start the Conversation, a series by New York City Children’s Theater, and the co-creator and co-host of The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators.
Janet F. Brown, M.Ed
After 50 years in ECE, Jan founded and is the President of TEACH Rwanda, a non-profit dedicated to mentoring Rwandan teachers to adopt world-class teaching strategies.
Award-winning author, blogger, and outdoor play consultant, Juliet is recognized as one of the world's leading experts in outdoor learning and play.
After her column "Why I Let My 9-Year Old Ride the Subway Alone" created a media frenzy, Lenore Skenazy founded the book, blog, and movement, “Free-Range Kids.”
Maggie Dent, BA, DipED
Australia's "Queen of Common Sense" parenting educator, speaker, and media authority; prolific author of award-winning books on raising healthy boys and girls.
A bridge-builder, journalist, and author of the book, I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times.
Author of Changing Our Minds: How Children Can Take Control of their Own Learning. Hosting courses for parents on self-directed education, psychology of parenting, and neurodiversity.
Israel based Art Therapist, Art Educator; Multi-Disciplinary Artist; Facilitator of Workshops in Israel and Worldwide; Author
Atelierista and Art Therapist; founder of Roberta Pucci Lab, Consultancy and Blog; hails from Reggio Emilia, Italy and is inspired by the "Reggio Approach"
ECE Pedagogical Consultant; Early Years Program at Stockholm University; Publisher of "Interaction Imagination" Blog; frequent ECE Speaker
Dr. Valora Washington
CEO and President of the pioneering CAYL Institute, Dr. Washington is one of the world's leading authorities and advocates for play and race in education.
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