Sharing A Vision 2021


The Illinois Division of Early Childhood Sharing A Vision conference invites you to be a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2021 conference. The conference will be held on October 6-8, 2021 and will be virtual. Early childhood teachers, therapists, and families of young children from across Illinois and neighboring states will convene to learn about and equip themselves with products to nurture the development of those little ones in their care. Administrators and higher education faculty attend to learn about the most current resources and tools to purchase for classrooms, clinics, and centers. Sharing A Vision 2019 had over 800 participants.

*The following IL EI credit has been awarded to these sessions only:

*Thursday 10/7:

Keynote: Music in the Classroom: Including All Children and Families-2.25 INT

*Session #1, 11:15 – 12:30

-The Benefits of Music for All Young Children and Practical Ways to Engage with Inclusion in the Classroom Setting -1.25 INT
- Motivating and Engaging Staff (and Families)-1.25 WWF
- Navigating Federal and State Benefits for Children with Disabilities and Their Families in Illinois-1.25 WWF
- Inspirational Leadership: 10 Strategies for Intentionally Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Your Program-1.25 WWF

* Session #2. 1:30 – 2:45
- Transitioning from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education: What Providers Need to Know-1.25 WWF
- Trauma: How do I know? What do I do? 1.25 ATY
- Infant Massage…Bundles of Benefits for Babies and Caregivers- 1.25 WWF

* Session #3, 3:00 – 4:15
- Preschool Transition to Kindergarten: 7 Steps to Success -1.25 WWF
- Eye See What You’re Feeling: Using Stories to Teach Emotions While Wearing Masks-1.25 INT
- What’s Said in the Teachers’ Lounge: Pushing Past Implicit Bias When Dealing with Challenging Behaviors-1.25 WWF
- Addressing Food Allergy Awareness in Illinois: Working Across Disciplines for the Benefit of Children and Their Caregivers- 1.25 WWF

* Friday 10/8:

-Exploring Equity in Early Care and Education Systems (Dr. Meeks)-1 INT, 1 WWF

*Session #4, 8:30-9:45
- Teach So We Don’t Repeat: Pushing Past Racism with Developmentally Appropriate Discussions about Race, Equity, and Social Justice with Young Children aged 0-8-1.25 WWF
- Self-Care for the Personal and Professional Self: Coping Skills for Professionals During Uncertainty-1.25 WWF

*Session #5, 11:15 – 12:30
- Beyond Breath: Mindfulness Practices for Young Children-1.25 WWF
- Pushing Past Misfit Ideas Toward the Successful Implementation of Strategies for Intense Challenging Behaviors-1.25 INT
- Understanding Selective Mutism-1.25 ATY

*Session #6, 2:15-3:30
- When Cultures Collide: Having Productive Conversations with Parents on Difficult Topics-1.25 WWF
- Ensuring Smooth Transitions from Early Intervention to Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Strategies that Work-1.25 WWF
- Improving Self-Regulation through Play-1.25 INT
- Reading with Your Baby During Pregnancy to Support Bonding & Attachment-0.5 ATY, 0.75 WWF

Location Teleconference

Date 10/7/2021 8:15 AM - 11/8/2021 3:30 PM (Check in 8:00 AM)
Sponsor Illinois Division of Early Childhood
Trainer Various
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 0
Status Closed