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Texas’ Best Early Childhood Conference Hosted by HCDE Features Author Eric Litwin, Researcher Kenneth Wesson

Celebrating its 35th year, the R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference is set for Jan. 30, 2021 from 8 a.m.3:30 p.m. Held virtually this year, the conference provides national presenters Eric Litwin, New York Times bestselling children’s author and guitar-strumming hero. Dual keynote speaker Kenneth Wesson, consultant and child neuroscience expert, provides insight on how young brains work. The conference attracts approximately 1,000 educators of children in grades pre-k through second and includes breakout sessions from local and national presenters. Attendees leave with lessons and ideas which may be used in the classroom immediately.

Litwin

Litwin is the author of Pete the Cat series; The Nuts; and Groovy Joe. He is also a musician-storyteller as he sings and performs on the guitar and harmonica.

Wesson

Wesson’s presentation is entitled: “Early Brain Research and Dealing with Today’s New Normal in Early Learning.” The neuroscience researcher often poses the question: “If it’s your job to develop the mind, shouldn’t you know how the brain works?” Conference breakout sessions supplied by local and national presenters include child growth and development; diversity and dual-language learners; family and community relationships; learning environments; planning framework; and curriculum and standards. A virtual vendor section provides educational materials and products. The largest early childhood conference in Texas is named after former HCDE Board President R.T. Garcia, a longtime supporter of early childhood education. Cost of the conference is $75. Attend the live sessions and pose questions and comments through a virtual platform or view the sessions post-conference. Register today: https://tinyurl.com/ECWC21. Source: HCDE