Arapahoe Community College will host an early childhood professionals celebration on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an enjoyable evening reconnecting with colleagues and learning about new industry trends. Early Childhood Education (ECE) industry partners in attendance will include the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC), Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Invest in Kids, the Arapahoe & Douglas County Library Districts, TEACH Scholarship, Qualistar, Licensing and early childhood councils. Representatives from ACC's Library and Academic Advising office will also be on hand.
The celebration will also include an early childhood job fair from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., and the festivities will include refreshments and door prizes. This event is free and open to the public (no RSVP necessary), and free parking is available in all campus lots. All participants at this workshop will earn 2.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.
Schedule of events:
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Brian Conly, Deputy Director of the Colorado Office of Early Childhood (OEC), will speak on embracing change (Waring Theatre)
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - job fair (Half Moon - Room M1800)
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - breakout sessions (Multi-Purpose Room - M1900): Educational Pathways to Success and Partnership Pathways to Success
This event will be held in conjunction with “Week of the Young Child”, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the celebration is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. This year’s “Week of the Young Child” celebration will be April 12-18 and the theme is Celebrating Our Youngest Learners.
For more information, please contact Kristin Habicht, ACC Early Childhood Education Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.797.5924.