What: Illinois AEYC Growing Futures 2018 Conference

When: October 18-20, 2018

Where: Pere Marquette Marriott Hotel, Peoria, IL 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  Register on-line or download the registration form and mail it in with a check.

Conference Workshop Schedule

Hotel Block: We have a discounted rate at the Pere Marquette. We encourage you to book your room early! You can register for the hotel rooms on-line or you can call 1-800-228-9290 or 309-637-6500. If you call to reserve your room, you will need to tell them you are booking in the Illinois AEYC Growing Futures Room Block to get the discounted rate. We have rooms blocked for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

Prospectus- This contact information for potential exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers.

Conference Keynote:

Playful Explorations:
Building a Foundation for Development and Learning

Steve Erwin has spent 40 years working in a variety of capacities to promote, educate and advocate for young children and their families. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development and post graduate work in Preschool Special Education. His work experience includes being a family childcare provider, owner of a child care center and a Head Start and state Preschool administrator. In addition to the types of programs, he has enjoyed a geographical perspective of early care and education throughout the United States including America Samoa, China and Viet Nam. Experience as well as education has taught him working with young children and their families is important because we can make a difference in their lives… at a time when we can make a difference. For that reason, it has been important for him to promote curriculum models that support developing a knowledgeable skilled workforce that can make a difference. Recently he worked at the Associated Students Child Development Lab at California State University, Chico (CSUC) and adjunct faculty for the Child Development Program at CSUC. He is currently the National Early Childhood Specialist for Kaplan Early Learning Company.