The CHILD (Creating Habits In Lifelong Development) Conference is an annual event at the forefront of early education, providing high-quality professional development in literacy and curriculum to teachers, administrators, community specialists, and parents. Keynote speakers and breakout sessions offer participants a chance to customize their own learning and leave with new strategies, skills, and a reignited spark for learning!
The CHILD Conference is sponsored by Little Sprouts and hosted by the Merrimack Valley Reading Association. While our educators and administrators learn the newest techniques and share best practices, we also take the opportunity to celebrate these valued individuals. Every year the CHILD Conference has a creative theme, music, games, and prizes.
The 16th annual CHILD Conference was held in August 2011, and was a rocking good time! Staff, educators, and administrators from Little Sprouts enjoyed some classic rock music, temporary tattoos, and prizes of iPods, Coach purses, Patriots gear, and much more!
The 2011 conference also shared new, ground-breaking research on brain development. We know that children’s earliest experiences are especially important because building the human brain begins even before birth; a strong foundation in the early years greatly increases the chance of positive outcomes.
The 2011 keynote speakers included:
We look forward to the years to come, and to the speakers who will join us in making the CHILD Conference a memorable experience.
Kelly Davidson - Parent, Little Sprouts Lowell SchoolRead More