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When: November 12th - 14th, 2021

Where: This is an online event 

Heroes of Early Childhood Education- Why We Continue to Show up! 

Join us for the 2021 ORAEYC Fall Conference! We will be celebrating the heroic work and perseverance demonstrated this year in the face of adversity by Oregon's early learning educators. Conference presentations will connect educators to the purpose and passion that drives us to continue to engage in this field, and strive to focus efforts to provide advocacy for equitable experiences for educators, as well as the children and families they serve. 

This year's keynote speaker is Jocelyn Manzanarez!

Jocelyn is the founder of Musically Minded, a Seattle based early childhood music education program that provides weekly music classes at childcare centers and preschools both in person and virtually. To read her full bio and learn what sessions she will be presenting, click here

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




Vendors and Colege Credi


As an attendee of this conference, you will access to an
unlimited amount of professional development sessions! 


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