Early Childhood Education Team pulls off an incredible conference....AGAIN!
Although, the ECE faculty are incredibly humble and are quick to shift credit from
themselves to acknowledge the team effort and collaboration cross campus that goes
into making the COC-OAEYC conference happen--however, it is important to acknowledge
their equally hardworking effort, enthusiasm and organization skills to help coordinate
such and event.Great job to our ECE group and everyone on campus involved to make
it happen smoothly.
"This years conferencebrought over 250 attendees to campus. Conference attendees an
presentersincluded students and faculty from COCC, OSU, and SOU; early learningprofessionals
in pediatrics, speech and language development, psychiatry, earlyintervention, special
education, and mental health. We had representatives fromthe Oregon Health Authority,
Better Together, Upper Deschutes WatershedCouncil, Boys and Girls Club, Central Oregon
Early Learning Hub, Western OregonTRI, NeighborImpact Child Care Resources and Head
Start, Deschutes CountyPublic Library, and the Oregon Center for Career Development.
Our highereducation partners included Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon,OSU-Cascades,
and George Fox University. School districts in attendanceincluded Bend LaPine, Redmond,
and David Douglas."