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Planting the Seeds of Inclusion

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The focus of the "Planting the Seeds of Inclusion: Supporting the Growth of All Children" conference is supporting inclusive education. The conference brings together educators, therapists, parents and other professionals who support the growth and learning of all of our children — birth through age 22 — in inclusive settings.

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When Mar 03, 2012
from 12:00 am to 12:00 am
Where UW Oshkosh Campus
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Attendees Students, educators, therapists, caregivers and parents
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The keynote speaker for the conference will be Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt, MSEd., a nationally recognized early childhood expert, who co-authored "Circles of Love"  and "Relationships, The Heart of Quality Care."

Presentation Summary :

Moving beyond the Two-Minute Hand-offs: Authentic Adult Relationships Raise the Bar of Quality in ECE & Special Needs Education

Authentic relationships among grown-ups who share children can be messy and frustrating. They take time, patience and persistence to blossom, but the pay-off is priceless! Given the daily average of less than four minutes spent during busy drop-off and pick-up times, even the most dedicated adults in typical educational settings can give up on knowing each other, much less develop relationships.  However, those who succeed in creating genuine connections between parents and teachers or caregivers discover that their bonds act like a powerful fertilizer. Nurturing the growth of a caring adult community surrounds young children (and those with challenges) with love. This makes inclusion flourish and young brains thrive. Adult relationships are the HEART of quality – pass it on!

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