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When: October 9th - 17th, 2020

Where: This is an online event 

The 2020 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.


As an attendee of this conference, you will have access to an unlimited amount of professional development sessions! A majority of the sessions are Set Two (intermediate) and Set Three (advanced) level training. Starting October 9th, you will be able to pick and choose from over 35 offerings, with the potential for over 50 hours of professional development! For full details about the virtual conference and how the sessions will work, view our General Information guide.


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

  • Access high-quality, certified Set Two and Three training

  • 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

Betty Gray Scholarship

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 per week in a licensed child care facility. The OCCD Scholarship only covers $75, you are responsible to pay the remaining balance.

*Please note that funds are limited

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 Childcare scholarship programs, you can apply for assistance through our affiliate office. 

Conference Fees


Community Rate

Conference + Standard Membership




Quick Links

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Voter Registration

Oregon voters can access the official online voter registration form and check their current registration status here:

League of Women Voters of Oregon and offers voters a chance to learn more about the candidates and ballot measures they will see on their ballot, visit the website here:


Advocacy and Public Policy

Spearheading advocacy and public policy in Oregon is part of ORAEYC’s mission! Early childhood professionals understand the importance of quality early childhood education programs and the lasting impact that a good start in life provides for all young children. Find more information on what is happening in Oregon here.

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