2018

PIECE Conference

Supporting the Hands of Our Future
Practicing Intervention Early for Childhood Educators

PIECE Conference

Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tachi Palace Conference Room

Registration and Sponsorship Information

Saturday, March 3, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration begins
  • 9:00 a.m. Workshop Session 1
  • 10:15 a.m. Break
  • 10:30 a.m. Keynote: Carol Gossett, Fresno Pacific Univ.
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch: South of the Border buffet
  • 1:30 p.m. Workshop Session 2
  • 2:30 p.m. Break
  • 2:45 p.m. Workshop Session 3
  • 2:45 p.m. Workshop Session 3
  • 3:45 p.m. Closing & Certificate Distribution

Entry Fee:

Before February 2nd, 2018 = $50.00 after February 2nd, 2018 if space is available = $60.00

Registration includes:

Conference participation, nformation packets, and lunch. The registration fee is non-refundable.

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Session 1:


Master Gardeners
Teaching teachers, caregivers, and providers to help families promote sustainability and healthy eating by eating from farm to table. Wonderfully innovative workshop.

CATCH Physical Activity Curriculum
Denise Cuendett/ Sue Lafferty UC Davis
Learn how to use the CATCH curriculum to promote children’s enjoyment and participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity and even during extracurricular activities with family and friends.

Picture Scheduling
WHC Staff
This a “make and take” workshop to help children know what is coming next by using real pictures of their environment to help them through the day.

Sessions 2:


File Folder Games
Gloria MacDonald
This is a “make and take” workshop. Make games that help meet the Desired Results criteria. These games help meet the California Frameworks and Foundations requirements as well as The Teaching Pyramid Expectations.

Is there time for Science?

Carol Gossett
Inquiry-based science by its very nature requires the use of language, math, and social skills. Join us for a “hands-on” trip through science in preschool. You will be able to use this in your classroom tomorrow!

Playzeum
Diana Decker Playzeum is a way to build good family memories that engage all five senses.

Sessions 3:


“Be the Change”
Christina Bursiaga, Preston Green Learning Center
Motivational speaker to encourage each person, teacher, childcare provider, or administrator to be the change for a family.

Community Care Licensing
Rebecca Varela
Question and Answer workshop with the people who know.

Safe and Healthy Classroom

Kyle Coffman, Keenan Associates
A workshop on how to keep yourself safe and so you can keep your classroom safe and healthy.

To register for this event, please purchase 1 conference ticket below and select one workshop from each session