Happy Faces
Happy Faces

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Overview
Event Registration
Event Location
Workshop Schedule
Conference Partners

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, April 18, 2015



Happy Faces

The annual Ready to Learn Conference has become
a regional tradition in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

 

WQPT and our conference partners invite you join us for a morning (8:00am–12:30pm.) of workshops for Early Childhood professionals, parents, childcare providers and others to get up-do-date information on a variety of topics including: Art in the Garden, Dealing with Multilingual Children, Discipline, Importance of Early Eye Care, Math Projects, Minds in Motion, Networking for Directors, Project Approach with Infants & Toddlers, Self-Calming Techniques, and other topics.

All participants receive training certificates for 3 hours of credit. Professional development credits (CEU/CPDU/CDA) will be available for an additional fee.

Are you on our mailing list?
Sign up to receive the Ready to Learn Conference brochure with registration form which is mailed out in March. Simply sign-up to be added to our mailing list. The brochure and registration form will also be available online in March.

 



Event Registration

 

A $25.00 (per person) fee includes 3 workshops, a light breakfast and a free children's book.
PLEASE NOTE: Typically this event SELLS OUT.

Workshops are available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the conference.
Seating is limited. There is NO pre-registration for workshops.

Tickets to the conference will be sent to registered participants in April.
Sorry, no refunds.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 8:00am–12:30pm.
Location: 3300 River Drive | Moline, Illinois.

Are you on our mailing list?
Sign up to receive the Ready to Learn Conference brochure with registration form which is mailed out in March. Simply sign-up to be added to our mailing list. The brochure and registration form will also be available online in March.


 

Event Location

 

The Ready To Learn Conference is held at Western Illinois University Quad Cities', Riverfront campus located at 3300 River Drive in Moline, Illinois.

 

     

2014 Conference Workshops


The following 2014 schedule is provided for informational purposes only.
The 2015 Ready to Learn Conference schedule WILL be different.

 

Session 1

9:00am–10:00am.

Session 2

10:15am–11:15am.

Session 3

11:30am–12:30pm.

 

Room
103

3-D Art

Art Activities That Really Stand Out


Presented by Dianna Saelens

The Project Approach+ Science = FUN!

 

Presented by Scott Brouette

The Project Approach+ Science = FUN!


Presented by Scott Brouette

 

Room
104

Are You Paying Attention to Young Children's Language?

Assessing & Building Language

Presented by Kathy Barclay

Using Nonfiction Literature with Young Children

Best Books, Best Practices

Presented by Kathy Barclay

Movin' and Grovin'

Physical & Creative Movement


Presented by Debbie Lee

 

Room
111

Positive Discipline

Can an Ounce of Prevention Help with Problem Behaviors?

Presented by Tammy Schaefer

Positive Discipline

Can an Ounce of Prevention Help with Problem Behaviors?

Presented by Tammy Schaefer

I Wish I Could Smile Everyday

Mental Health Needs

Presented by Tiffany Stoner-Harris

 

Room
210

Drum Circles

Rhythms for Life

Presented by Gwen Deming

Drum Circles

Rhythms for Life

Presented by Gwen Deming

Drum Circles

Rhythms for Life

Presented by Gwen Deming

 

Room
222

ABC's & 123's of Early Childhood Nutrition

Helping Little Ones Become
Happy & Healthy Eaters

Presented by Stephany Brimeyer

Please Listen to What I Don't Know How to Say

Understanding Through Play


Presented by Tiffany Stoner-Harris

I Know What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

How Do I Get There?
Career Possibilities

Presented by Dianna Saelens

 

Room
224

UN-Bored!

Keeping School-Agers Busy



Presented by Jennifer Young

Help! My Spouse
Doesn't Want To Live
in a Preschool!

Early Learning in Home Environments

Presented by Jennifer Young

Shape It Up!

Early Math



Presented by Sallee Beneke

 

Room
229

The Essential Conversation

What Parents & Teachers
Can Learn From Each Other

Presented by Kathy Graver

Nurturing Healthy
Sexual Development



Presented by Rachel Williams

I Can!

Involving Children in Their Own Assessment & Progress


Presented by Helen Vogel

 

Room
230

Shifting the Focus

From Playground to
Outdoor Classroom


Presented by Cindy Mahr
and Jenna Mahr

I Love the Children But Sometimes the Parents Drive Me Crazy

Welcoming New Families

Presented by Paquita Richardson
and Debbie Case

The Autism Spectrum

Resources and Supports
for Children and Families


Presented by Sandy Valentine

 
 

 

Conference Partners


WQPT–Quad Cities PBS

WQPT provides a pathway to lifelong learning through the delivery of high quality educational and culturally enriching television programming and outreach services.
Learn more

Child Abuse Council

The Child Abuse Council is a private, non-profit agency that provides prevention, education and treatment programs to help children
and strengthen families.
Learn more

Child Care Resource & Referral

Serving midwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa, Child Care Resource
and Referral provides parent referrals and support for quality child care.
Learn more

Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is one of nine area education agencies (AEAs) in the state created by the Iowa legislature to ensure all children have equal educational opportunities. AEA's serve as intermediate units providing educational services to local schools.
Learn more

Quad Cities Association for
the Education of Young Children

The Quad Cities Association for the Education of Young Children promotes best practices in early care and education programs, as well providing support for the growth and development of early childhood professionals.
Learn more

Rock Island County Regional
Office of Education

The Rock Island Regional Office of Education partners with education constituencies in order to move education forward with the highest priority given to meeting the needs of children first.
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Western Illinois University

Ranked a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review, Western Illinois University offers a variety of bachelor's and master's degrees, a doctorate in Education as well as pre-professional and certificate programs to more than 12,000 students at the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.
Learn more


Additional Conference Financial Support

The Ready To Learn Conference is supported by John Deere