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Building Strong Foundations for the Future
New Breakout Sessions have been added....see the Breakout Page
Barbara Kaiser - Expert and Author on Challenging Behaviors - three books for teachers: the bestselling Meeting the Challenge, Challenging Behavior in Young Children (now in its 3rd edition), and Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School
Kevin Carnes - Lakeshore Learning, President of Educational Division - Advocate for Quality Early Childhood Education, Founding member of World Forum and Quality Early Education Foundation, Promotes the importance of Technology Use in Early Childhood Education Classrooms, Instrumental in the Outdoor Classroom movement.
Kim Ratz - Speaker, Trainer & Troubadour - an expert in Communication & Relationship Skills (Communication, Teamwork, Customer Service, and Leadership)
About our Conference
For 17 years the South Dakota Head Start Association and South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children have been partnering to bring professional development to South Dakota's early childhood education professionals. Our conference is held in April of each year and always features an array of nationally renowned keynote speakers, great workshops, networking opportunities and fun!