26th Annual Infant Toddler Conference


We're back in person on March 4, 2023 at Oakton College in Des Plaines with a few changes to our routines/schedules and a plan B in place to go virtual if needed. We missed seeing you and the members of our community.

To ensure the safety and health of all individuals, we will be offering a choice of one of five tracks for participants. These tracks will take place in 5 main rooms, located along the same hallway. The participants will remain in the same room for the morning, and we will have presenters change with the session times. This will keep groups separate. In the event of a COVID variant occurrence, and in-person learning is not possible, we will offer the conference via Zoom. Masks are optional, we strongly suggest wearing a mask to protect yourself and others. This is subject to change based on Oakton's COVID policy.

Please note, registration will open the week of January 9th, 2023.

These sessions have been approved for the following IL EI credits:

*Meaningful Conversations: Expanding Language Skills with Infants, Toddlers, and Twos-0.75 TYP, 0.5 INT

*Raising Monarchs in Infant/Toddler Classrooms-1.25 WWF

*Building Social Emotional Skills Through Books-1.25 INT

*Engaging in Difficult Conversations with Parents-1.25 WWF

*Developing Problem Solving Skills in Young Children Within a Continuity of Care Relationship Lens-0.5 TYP, 0.75 INT

*Exploring STEAM Poems with Infants and Toddler-1.25 INT

*In the Elements with Infants and Toddlers-1.25 WWF

*Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors Using Relationships and Environments-1.25 INT

*What Matters Most in Infant and Toddler Care-1.25 INT

*Implementing Early Intervention-0.5 AS, 0.75 INT

*Toddlers: They Sing, They Move – They Learn!-0.5 INT, 0.75 WWF

THE BRAIN TALKS!-0.25 WWF, 0.5 TYP, 0.5

STEM in Early Childhood-1.25 INT

Location Oakton College
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Date 3/4/2023 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Check in 7:30 AM)
Sponsor Oakton Community College Early Childhood Department
Trainer Marsha Shigeyo Hawley
Contact Carrie Rafalski/Marsha Shigeyo Hawley (312) 259-2242 infanttoddlerconference@oakton.edu
Principles 1. Support families
3. Collaborative relationships
5. Comprehensive plans
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 0
Cost $30.00
Status Closed