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The 2019 Stronger Together conference brings the early childhood education community together, promoting advocacy, collaboration, and professional development. Our belief is that drawing on the strengths of our organizations, programs, and individual educators is the best path to a brighter future for our children.


October 11 and 12, Oregon AEYC, CCR&R of Multnomah County, and Threads of Justice are combining our resources and communities to host a weekend event designed for attendees to learn, network, and influence!  We are offering engaging and interactive workshops to inform and guide us in our work with children and families in our diverse communities. The conference committee invites you to join us in creating new understandings and taking new perspectives on the work you do and the role you play in your early childhood community.


Our Stronger Together conference offers something for everyone. We invite you to:

  • Hear from State Early Learning Director Miriam Calderon about the direction of early learning in Oregon

  • Discuss your role as an advocate for children’s rights and quality care

  • Meet other teachers and take a deep look at your program practices

  • Examine how your own culture and beliefs influences your views on child-raising

  • Develop skill in observing children’s play and developing curriculum

  • Learn about new initiatives in early childhood around the state

  • Explore mental health issues facing young children today

  • Learn trauma-informed practices in working with children and families

  • Expand your Community of Practice

Location: Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Accessible by public transit. Free parking on campus.

Registration goes live August 14th!

Call for Presenters

Interested in presenting at the 2019 ORAEYC Fall Conference? Make your mark on the profession and present at one of the largest conferences in Oregon!

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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!

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