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Early Childhood Educator Conference Feb. 1 Features Bestselling Author Peter H. Reynolds, 50 Breakout Sessions

New York Times bestselling children’s author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds entertains and inspires early childhood educators Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference. As a bonus for registering, attendees will receive one of his children’s books. The 34th annual Harris County Department of Education conference held at the Kingdom Builder’s Center, 6011 W. Orem Dr., is one of the Texas’ largest conferences for children in grades pre-k through second. Bilingual keynote is singer and songwriter Gilberto Soto, professor of music education at Texas A&M International University. “This year, every attendee receives one of six bestseller books from Peter Reynolds, courtesy of Scholastic Books, a generous sponsor and supporter of our conference,” conference coordinator Andrea Segraves said. “Reynold’s is globally popular as his books are now published in over 25 languages.” Storyteller Reynolds books are about protecting and nurturing the creative spirit, including the three books in his “Creatrilogy”: The Dot, Ish and Sky Color. He owns the Blue Bunny Bookstore in Denham, Massachusetts and has written or illustrated more than 50 children’s books. More than 50 conference breakout sessions include presentations ranging from classroom management, reading, math, social studies, science and social-emotional learning. Education vendors line the exhibition hall with products and educational services. Historically, HCDE continues to provide the conference at a low cost for early childhood educators. The daylong conference is available for $125. Register: https://buff.ly/2PEhT8U. Source: HCDE