"Closing the Gap "
August 11th - 13th, 2015
Conference Registration Deadline: July 31, 2015
Early Bird Discount through 7-2-15
This year's conference lineup includes the following presenters:
Frank J. Kros, MSW, JD
Michael Patrick MacDonald
Linda K. Smith
****Conference Sessions Added ***
Policy Context for Supporting Early Relationships
Presentor: Megan Waltz - Prenatal to Three Policy and Systems Advisor for MN Dept. of Health
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Pre-conference Session
This sessoin will proide background on the social factors that determine health and well-being and how those factors contribute to how parents, providers, and policy makers support safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for and with young chilren.
Develop: Minnesota's Quality Inprovement & Registry ToolS
Presentors: Tabitha Isner & Eric Hauge from MN Dept. of Human Services
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Breakout Session
Technology is revolutionizing the way the world works, and the world of early learning & schoolage care is no exception. MN's new online tool - Develop - is changing the way we approach professional development and quality improvement. In this session, we'll demonstrate how you and your organization can use Develop to find (or offer) high quality training in your community, manage your own or your staff's professional development, and/or get rated by Parent Aware. Come learn which of these free tools are right for you!
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Shooting Star Casino Hotel and Event Center for August 11th, 12th and 13th. Hotel costs are at the participant's expense. The cost is $65 + tax per night. Check-in is at 3:00pm and check-out is at 11:00am. For a reservation call 1-800-453-STAR or 218-935-2711.