When and Where
Friday and Saturday
February 24th and 25th, 2017
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Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101 
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Who should attend?

The Annual Conference is intended for Pre-School, Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade, Early Childhood, ESL, Bilingual, Head Start, Child Care Teachers and Administrators interested in the education of young children.

What is the Annual Conference?

Through lectures, workshops, discussions, demonstrations and exhibits, the conference aim is to present exemplary practices and materials to the early childhood education community while fostering a critical examination of a wide range of philosophical viewpoints.  It is produced by the Southern California Kindergarten Conference, Inc.

The Annual Conference consists of a Pre-Conference Workshop, a Bloggers' Bash, and a multi-day Conference with exhibitors.  Participants will enjoy tons of fun and motivation that will encourage you to return to the classroom with a multitude of ideas that you can implement immediately.

Choose from over 65 Sessions that focus on Common Core, Differentiated Instruction, Classroom Management, Music and Movement, Art, Assessment, ELD/Bilingual Education, Language Arts, Math, Science, Parent Education, Physical Education, Special Education/Inclusion, Technology, Social Studies, and Transitional Kindergarten.

Shop in the Exhibits for manipulatives, professional books, children’s books, computer hardware and software, science products, music products, art supplies, literacy products, learning games, and more!

Stroll through the Children’s Art Exhibit to gather ideas for art in your classroom, including paintings, collages, drawings, prints, class quilts, and murals! This space will be transformed into an art gallery devoted to the wonderful selection of children's artwork representing schools throughout California. This collection has become a highlight of the conference. We encourage you to submit examples of your class projects! All contributors will be given a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.

Earn one (1) semester hour of university credit available through the University of San Diego. Course requirements include: Sign up and attend all six (6) sessions, complete a written project (as outlined) and attend three (3) informational and discussion meetings during the conference. Check the appropriate box on the registration form to reserve a space at the orientation meeting and receive additional information.

Plus, take advantage of a fabulous opportunity to receive money for your classroom. Great teachers are always looking for new ways to to expand their instruction and engage their students The Southern California Kindergatern Conference is pleased to announce a limited number of Teacher Awards for educators of children ages four to seven, implementing an existing project or program that is developmentally appropriate and enhances student learning and educational quality. SCKC Teacher Awards are given, on a limited basis, in amounts up to $1,000. If you have an eligible project or program, we encourage you to apply! 

Most importantly, you can expect to leave the conference with a renewed sense of why you love teaching and working with children.


Channon Morris, M.A.ed

Southern California Kindergarten Conference, Inc 

(661) 297-6900 

Welcome to the 31st Annual Conference

for Pre-K, TK, Kindergarten and First Grade Educators


Kim Adsit 




Hotel Information

Come stay with us at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel or the Westin Pasadena Hotel! Make your reservations with the hotel directly and mention the SCKC Conference

The Westin Pasadena located at 191 N. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena is currently offering our attendees discounted rooms for February 23, 2017 and February 24, 2017. The Westin is a convenient choice with its location two blocks from the Pasadena Convention Center and offers a complimentary shuttle to the Convention Center. Please call the Westin directly at (626)792-2727 and mention that you are attending the Southern California Kindergarten Conference. You can also click here to reserve the group rate. The special room rate will be available until February 2, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

The Sheraton Pasadena located at 303 E. Cordova Street, Pasadena is currently offering our attendees discounted rooms. The Sheraton is a convenient choice with its location adjacent to the Pasadena Convention Center. Please call the Sheraton  directly at (626)449-4000 and mention that you are attending the Southern California Kindergarten Conference or click here for the group rates. The special room rate will be available until February 2, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

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