ORAEYC Fall Conference 2018

In partnership with the CCR&R of Multnomah County

October 12 & 13 at

Mt. Hood Community College

The field of early childhood education and care is evolving every day. There are new things to learn, new people to meet, new obstacles to overcome, and new opportunities to discover. 


At our Annual Fall Conference, we have created a rich learning environment for Early Childhood Educators to dive deep into sessions, soak up the knowledge, network with friends and colleagues, and visit the fabulous vendors! 

Conference Fees

NAEYC/ORAEYC Member: 1 Day

NAEYC/ORAEYC Member: 2 Day

Early Bird

(Ends Sep 28)




(After Sep 28)



Non-member: 1 Day



Non-member: 2 Day



Conference + Standard Membership: 1 Day

(For Premium Membership, add $81)



Conference + Standard Membership: 2 Day

(For Premium Membership, add $81)



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ORAEYC is thrilled to announce Selena Maestas as this year's Keynote Presenter!  Selena Maestas is inspiring confidence in women worldwide as the founder of the Love YOU More Project. An insightful life coach, she has helped hundreds of people over the last 12 years to heal the most important relationship: the one with themselves.


Selena has a strong background in psychology which gives her an inquisitive lens and a library of experience towards effectively guiding people to make change in all areas of life. She has focused her work to help working women strengthen their confidence and proudly claim their space in the world. How? By teaching them how to get out of their own way!



The Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship Program


This program supports the growth of quality child care in Oregon by providing financial support for childhood educators working in Oregon.  To be eligible for scholarship support, you must be at an Oregon Registry Step 1-8.5 and work directly with children at least 20 hours a week in a licensed child care facility. The OCCD Scholarship only covers $80 per day; you are responsible to pay the balance.

Oregon's Family Child Care Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial support to individuals for the purpose of professional development in the early learning field. The scholarship is available to individuals named as the Provider on an Oregon Registered Family or Certified Family Child Care license. The conference scholarship provides up to $200 towards the cost of attending.

ORAEYC Financial Assistance Program


ORAEYC offers financial assistance to help with the cost of conference fees and membership.  If you do not qualify for the Betty Gray or Family Child Care scholarship programs, you can apply for assistance through our affiliate office. Funds are limited and are on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to get your application in as soon as possible. We also offer discounted conference fees for our volunteers. Contact Sara if you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities. 


ORTP Networking Event

The Oregon Registry Trainer Program team is thrilled to be hosting our Third Annual Trainer Networking and Resource Sharing evening for trainers at the Fall OAEYC Conference! In response to last year's networking session feedback, there will be lots of opportunities for focused discussions with your colleagues around training related topics such as staying on top of the latest research, marketing, infusing equity into your training development. We will also have non-alcoholic beverages and delicious hors-d'oeuvres. There are 50 spaces available for the networking opportunity and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Friday, October 12th, 2018 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at Mount Hood Community College 

Registration for this event is through the ORTP and is separate from the ORAEYC Fall Conference. Please complete this registration form by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018.




The Gresham Quality Inn is offering a special discounted rate for our conference attendees.  Call their office at (503) 907-1777, press the #2 button and mention that you are an ORAEYC conference participant. Reservations must be made by September 28th in order to receive the discounted rate. 


Mt. Hood Community College

26000 SE Stark St

Gresham, OR 97030



Join ORAEYC, Multnomah County CCR&R, and over 250 early childhood educators and advocates for an opportunity to share and sell your resources, materials, and goods with the early learning community. Reserve your spot today!

College Credit

1 Credit hour of graduate or undergraduate college credit is available for an additional fee through Southern Oregon University. Those wishing to receive college credit will sign up and pay for the credit at the registration booth on Friday morning and attend both days of the conference. Contact Sara for more information. 



Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support of Oregon's early learning workforce!

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