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Early Childhood Conference set April 1-2 at Idaho State University Pond Student Union

Posted March 22, 2011

"Focus on Children" is the theme of the Eastern Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) Early Childhood Conference April 1-2 at the Idaho State University Pond Student Union.

The event's keynote speaker is Jerry Tello, an internationally recognized authority in family strengthening, therapeutic healing, cross-cultural issues and motivational speaking. Tello is the author of children's books, professional publications and culturally based curricula. He has received numerous awards including the Ambassador of Peace award and Presidential Crime Victims Service award. For more information about Tello, visit www.jerrytello.com.

Check-in is from 7:30 to 8 a.m. on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2.

Workshop sessions run from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on April 1. There will also be an evening session from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 1 with David Sidwell, a professional storyteller and adjunct professor at Utah State University. The first part is a storytelling workshop for registered participants from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Parents are then invited to bring their children to a storytelling presentation that is free of charge from 7 to 8 p.m.

On April 2, Tello will deliver his keynote "Precious Rooted Seeds: Nurturing and Teaching Young Children" from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. and then participants will choose from other various presentations throughout the day.

Registration fees now are $95 for one day and $150 for both days. Discounts are available for NAEYC members. Registration information and a complete conference schedule are available at www.isu.edu/confsvcs/childhood.shtml.

ISU academic credit as well as non-credit CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be available for attending both days of the conference at an additional cost. Registration and payment for academic credit ($50) and CEUs ($20) is separate from conference registration and must be handled on site the day of the event.

For registration-related questions, please contact ISU's Continuing Education at (208) 282-3155 or extendedlearning@isu.edu.

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