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We are excited to be back in person! ORAEYC in partnership with ELSI are happy to present our 2023 Spring Symposium.

Saturday we will explore self-care and well-being for early childhood professionals and we will explore the roots of resilience.

At end of the day, symposium participants are invited to deepen their learning experience by joining us in a virtual webinar presented by ELSI in relation to the selected reading chosen. Interested participants will receive a complimentary copy of a thoughtfully selected book chosen by the session presenter.


Register Early! Registration is limited to 30 participants per session.

Registration Open. Lunches included in registration. Scan the provided QR code on the flyer to register or click Here.


Hallie Ford Center OSU

2631 SW Campus Way,

Corvallis OR 97331

Back to Care: Revisiting Self-Care and Wellbeing for Early Childhood Professionals

Set Two Standards, 3 - 6 hours, Presented by Alexis Tracy & Laura Nielson


Early childhood professionals are heroes and first responders, providing consistent and supportive care for children and families. Come celebrate your successes, recognize challenges to access self-care in the field, and discuss strategies for managing wellbeing from an equitable and anti-racist/anti-bias lens. We will add to our self-care toolboxes with interactive activities and conversations that remind us we are not alone.

Roots of Resilience: Nurturing Children’s Resilience Through a Trauma Lens

Set Two CKC HGD PPLD UGB, 6 Hours, Presented by Emiko Goka-Dubose


This workshop begins with an introduction to nurturing resilience with young children and their families using a trauma-lens. Participants examine trauma, resilience, and how trauma affects children and families. Participants engage in self-reflection and application of acquired knowledge and lived experience.

Conference Fees

Current ORAEYC Member


NAEYC Standard Membership


Community Member


Waived this year

* For more information view our general information guide

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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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