Friday October 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT
Saturday October 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Gwinnett Technical College- Alpharetta North Fulton Campus
2875 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Jaime Dice, Ph.D. 
Conference and Administrative Coordinator
Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children
Formerly Georgia Association on Young Children 
P.O. Box 49361
Atlanta, GA 30359


Registration is a commitment. 

Refund Policy: Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by GAEYC at least seven (7) working days prior to the training. No refunds or credits can be made after that date under any circumstance. If you cannot attend, you may send another participant in your place. Should you choose to cancel your registration, you may receive full credit for another GAEYC training program or a refund minus a $10 handling charge per registration.



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GAEYC’s Annual Together for Children Conference
is no longer accepting general registrations
because we have reached capacity.

To add your name to our waiting list, visit


We are accepting PreConference registration.

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We look forward to seeing you at our future professional development events.

The GAEYC Pre-Conference Institute

Safe Spaces for Learning: Creating Care and Learning Environments That Are Trauma Sensitive

Advanced Level Training

$65 Regular Registration
$50 Standard Members
Complimentary for Premium Members

Join leaders and trainers in learning about how to incorporate the lens of trauma and chronic toxic stress to achieve trauma-informed practice. Cheryl Smith Turner will lead this workshop that focuses on everything we know about how the brain responds to trauma and stress-induced behaviors. Safety is an important factor in terms of looking at learners through the lens of trauma, which is why this workshop will explore "Safe Spaces For Learning" and "..creating environments..".

Understanding the effects of traumatic experiences on children helps early childhood professionals effectively support children and families. The developmental needs of children who have experienced chronic stress is varied. In this workshop, professionals will explore the needs of children and families to promote strategies that help professionals supporting children’s development who are dealing with traumatic experiences.