The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an online Spanish-language-only Early Childhood Educator Mini-Conference on June 26.
The virtual conference will be from 9 a.m.-noon and will be broadcast in real time via the Microsoft Teams platform.
“This virtual mini-conference will be offered entirely in Spanish and will include sessions on infection control, STEAM and cultural diversity,” said Jodi Nerren, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension specialist – early childhood health and safety, Bryan-College Station.
Program cost is $25. To register, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Childhood.
Payment must be received prior to obtaining instructions to access the program. Upon completing registration and payment, participants will receive an email containing two attachments — a receipt and a registration confirmation. Instructions on how to access the online program will be provided in the confirmation attachment.
Additional monthly trainings
These AgriLife Extension Early Childhood Educator Training Program sessions are part of the agency’s first-ever statewide mini-conference series. Other program sessions will be in English and will be broadcast monthly. Attendees must register to participate in each training session they choose.
All sessions will be broadcast in real time via Microsoft Teams. See the Save the Date flyer for all trainings in the 2021 Virtual Mini Conference Series.
“These sessions have been developed for childcare professionals and are designed to provide them with the information they need to succeed as early childhood educators,” Nerren said. “And while these sessions are targeted at early childhood professionals, they are open to anyone interested in early childhood education.”
Each session will focus on a different aspect of early care and education aligned with the minimum standards from the Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Regulation program. Speakers will include subject matter experts from across the state, including AgriLife Extension specialists and agents and community partners.
In addition to these instructor-led trainings, the agency’s Child Care Online Training website offers a wide variety of self-instructional childcare training courses to support continuing education and early childhood professional development needs.