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.