ReadyRosie is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2014 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo in beautiful Dallas, Texas! We are working with the conference to provide a series of videos featuring interviews with conference presenters and attendees on the hottest topics in early childhood education.

 

VIDEO #1 – TALK AND PLAY

Several people stopped by the ReadyRosie Video Station outside the main exhibit hall on Wednesday to share their thoughts on the importance of “talk and play.” We were honored to sit down with Wednesday’s keynote speaker, Dr. Kathy Hirsch-Pasek for a portion of this video.

 

 

 

VIDEO #2 – HOME LANGUAGE

We were honored to have so many experts come by on Wednesday and Thursday to talk about the importance of home language for early learners – Dr. Iliana AlanĂ­s from University of Texas San Anotonio, Kimberly Pearson-Cooke from School Readiness Consultants, Marisel Torres-Crespo from Hood College, and Audrey Juhasz, a Doctoral student from Utah State University.

 

 

VIDEO #3 – FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

The ReadyRosie video station was busy with NAEYC conference attendees and presenters wanting to pass along great insights into the crucial role of families in delivering on the promise of early learning.

 


VIDEO #4 – MATH

Math is intimidating for many of us and our approach to this subject tends to be passed along to the young learners with whom we interact. Listen in for some great perspectives from NAEYC presenters and participants on how we can bring math to life in a way that is fun, interactive, and connected to everyday experiences.

 

 

VIDEO #5 – MUSIC

Music deepens our learning as well as preserves and passes along our cultures. There is power in this art form to engage growing minds. How wonderful of NAEYC to include this topic as a key to the early childhood experience. Listen to some of this year’s NAEYC presenters and attendees share their thoughts.

 

 

VIDEO #5 – TECHNOLOGY

Technology is all around us and its powers, promises, and challenges must be reflected upon for early childhood in the 21st century. Several of you came by our Video Station to discuss the role of technology in delivering on the promise of early learning.

 

 

NAEYC FINAL CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Listen to NAEYC Executive Director Rhian Evans Allvin and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education Dr. Libby Doggett talk about the absolute importance of everyone involved in the early childhood profession. In addition, we talked to many conference attendees to find out what they learned at this year’s NAEYC Conference in this conference overview video wrapping up a great week in Dallas, Texas!