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 + Standard Membership