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Thursday, October 1
 

9:30am EDT

Don't Look Away! Embracing Anti-bias Classrooms
The focus of this session is to explore how educators and leaders can create equitable and culturally responsive experiences for young children. Anti-bias and anti-racist classroom based scenarios and resources will be shared and discussed! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6318 Conference Call Access: 5024708

Presenters
avatar for Iheoma Iruka

Iheoma Iruka

Research Professor, Fellow, Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Director of theEarly Childhood Health and Racial Equity program at FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-CH afterher 3-plus years as Chief Research Innovation Officer at HighScope Educational Research... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Curenton, PhD

Stephanie Curenton, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of the Ecology of School Readiness LabnProgram Director for Child & Youth Policy Certificate, Boston University Wheelock College of Education
Stephanie M. Curenton, Ph.D. is a tenured associate professor in the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She studies the social, cognitive, and language development of low-income and minority children within various ecological contexts, such as parent-child... Read More →
avatar for Kerry-Ann Escayg

Kerry-Ann Escayg

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Dr. Escayg's research focuses on anti-racism in early childhood education as well as children and race. As a social theorist, Dr. Escayg has utilized elements of Critical Race Theory, Black Feminist Thought, and Anti-racist Education to offer new exegeses on children's racial identity... Read More →
avatar for Tonia Durden

Tonia Durden

Clinical Associate Professor, Georgia State University
Tonia Durden, Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor and Birth through 5 Program Coordinator within the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University. Dr. Durden’s primary scholarship and research trajectory focuses on exploring how to develop... Read More →

Exhibitors
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BCDI - Atlanta

Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta
Established in 1981, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)—early care and education, literacy... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Trauma-Informed Care: Basis 101
Early learning educators will gain a greater understanding of trauma informed care and child traumatic stress to equip them with ways to support young children. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6353 Conference Call Access: 6902758

Presenters
avatar for Tatjyana Allen Elmore

Tatjyana Allen Elmore

Tatjyana Elmore, is the Director of Quality and Professional Development for YMCA Of Metro Atlanta. Mrs. Elmore currently provides training support and coaching to 300 YMCA Early Head Start and Head Start staff, 100 Head Start partners, 200 YMCA Branches Early Learning Staff, 46 licensed... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

12:00pm EDT

Lunch and Learn: Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta (not for BFTS hours)
Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta hosts this Interest Session on how BCDI-Atlanta seeks to improve and advance the quality of life for black children and their families through education and advocacy in the six NBCDI focus areas—early care and education, literacy, family engagement, child welfare, public policy, and health and wellness. Learn about their current programs - Black Children Count, Powerful Families, Lifted Voices, Strength Within. Find out how you can get involved as a member, collaborator and/or partner. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6332 Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Bisa Lewis

Dr. Bisa Lewis

President, BCDI - Atlanta
Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis is Founder and Managing Partner of an early education consulting firm and curriculum company. She's the author of WINGS Curriculum, education and parenting articles, college textbooks, children's books and more.Dr. Bisa has worked in the classroom and administration from preschool up to the university level. She continues to prepare adults and teens for high-quality work with children, by teaching early childhood e... Read More →

Exhibitors
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BCDI - Atlanta

Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta
Established in 1981, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)—early care and education, literacy... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
TBA
 
Friday, October 2
 

9:30am EDT

Supporting Language and Literacy Development in a Day in a Life of Toddlers
Early language and literacy skills are best learned through everyday moments between all toddlers and their environment. Participants will learn how to enhance toddlers’ development in language and literacy through everyday interactions.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6353
Conference Call Access: 6902758

Presenters
avatar for Britne McDuffie

Britne McDuffie

Child Development Specialist (Lead Toddler Teacher), Georgia Southern University Child Development Center
My name is Britne Mcduffie! I am from McRae, Ga. I have received an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from East Georgia State College and a bachelor degree in Child and Family Development from Georgia Southern University. I’m currently working on my master degree in... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for BCDI - Atlanta

BCDI - Atlanta

Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta
Established in 1981, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)—early care and education, literacy... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Virtual Field Experience with BCDI-Atlanta at Perimeter College: Service Learning during a Pandemic
Participants will explore benefits, components, and lessons learned during virtual field experiences with preservice teachers, childcare providers and the families they serve.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6332
Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Ursula Thomas

Dr. Ursula Thomas

Associate Chair-Cultural and Behavioral Sciences Online, Associate Professor of Education, Georgia State University
Dr. Ursula is currently the Associate Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science-Online and Associate Professor of Education at Georgia State University. Her research interests include early childhood, social justice, culturally relevant pedagogy, cultural mediation, gender issues in... Read More →
avatar for Mrs. Sandra Kalu, LMSW

Mrs. Sandra Kalu, LMSW

Community Education Specialist, BCDI-Atlanta
Sandra Kalu brings over 5 years of experience as a social worker in private, public, and the non profit sectors. She has supported marginalized individuals in increasing their social power and resisting systemically oppressive practices and policies. She has also partnered with leaders... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA
 
Saturday, October 3
 

9:30am EDT

A Delicious Approach To STEM: All About Food Science
STEM education has become a buzz word around the world; with many careers, industries and schools adding science, technology, engineering, and math to their vocabulary. In this session, you'll learn how to use the magic of everyday food to teach your learners about these 4 diverse subjects. You can expect to walk away with tips on how these skills will align with GELDS, how they teach healthy habits and how they equip your learners with tools to thrive in an evolving economy.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6332
Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
avatar for Lotus Chaney

Lotus Chaney

CEO/Wellness Educator, Garden Glow Wellness
Lotus has been a health, wellness and ECE advocate for over 8 years. She has earned 4 certifications in her field since graduating high school. Not only has she been a Master Gardener for over 4 years, she is also a Certified Outdoor Classroom Specialist, Food Literacy Educator. Lotus... Read More →

Exhibitors
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BCDI - Atlanta

Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta
Established in 1981, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)—early care and education, literacy... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA