15th Annual Early Learning Conference

Activating the Creative Mind

Date:  Saturday, November 5, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Live Streaming on www.elcph.org


Learn more about our presenters!

Penny Bernath,
Education Director of South Florida PBS:
Kidvision Art from the Heart:
Process Art for Very Young Children

What is Process Art? Why is it important? And How do you do it with the age group you are working with? Miss Penny will do process art with each age group in a typical preschool. Learn how to support one-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and PreK kids through process art. Jump on board as we navigate the often misunderstood world of art experience for young children. Join my pre-recorded presentation and ask questions live, I will be in the zoom chat room!

Ellen Acuna
Early Childhood Music Specialist/Music Together
The Power of Music

Music Together understands that the most important time for music learning is between the ages of birth and six. This is the period of primary music development, a time when children’s growing brains are most open to musical influence and growth. Exposure to a variety of music and movement experiences is crucial during this period, when the child learns so fast and so well. Join us as we engage in enjoyable music activities that foster a positive learning environment in the classroom and at home, benefiting each child’s learning and development.

Keith Pentz
Early years Program Consultant:
Loose Parts Presenter

“The Joy of Not Knowing: Embracing Multiple Paths – Many Options of Loose Parts”
Children are a diverse lot – learning styles, capabilities, relationships with teachers, genetics, exposure to trauma, lifestyle, culture, interests, access to experiences, and so much more contribute to what and how a child learns. If we truly want all children to be successful and optimize their learning potential, we must begin to reexamine our instructional approaches, broaden our perspectives, and embrace options and opportunities for more creativity and imagination. Let’s explore together how to best facilitate and maximize learning and development.