Shawnee State University, in partnership with the Dr. Miller and Genevieve Toombs Children’s Learning Center, Department of Teacher Education, State Support Team Region 15, Early Care & Education and Academic Events & Partnerships at SSU, will host the 2017 Fabulous Friday Regional Conference at 8 a.m. on Apr. 28 in the Selby Lobby of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (VRCFA).
Fabulous Friday is a conference centered around early childhood education, advocacy, excellence and professionalism for southern Ohio’s future. The day’s events focus on the importance of early childhood education and training for success in this area.
This year’s keynote presentation is by Misty Cole, a certified Early Childhood Mental Health Master Trainer. Cole will be explaining strategies to help build adult resilience to ensure the maximum benefits of every interaction with young children so teachers and caregivers can always be at their best.
The Southern Ohio NAEYC “Friend of Children” Award will be awarded during the luncheon. The award is given to someone who fosters the well-being of children from birth to eight years of age, recognizes the importance of giving back to others and the community, is a team player, exemplifies a commitment to promoting quality care and education, noted for their servant leadership while demonstrating inspiration, direction and support. The award ceremony will start at 12:45 p.m. in the VRCFA.
Registration deadline for Fabulous Friday Conference is Apr. 21. Registration fee for the conference is $50 and $20 for SSU students, which includes lunch. Registration options range from in person, telephone, email, or mail. Registration online is available at http://www.shawnee.edu/offices/educational-partnerships/index.aspx with the registration form attached under Fab Friday Brochure. Registration fees will be nonrefundable after the Apr. 21 deadline.
For more information about the conference and/or registration, please contact Mistie Spicer, Coordinator of Academic Events and Partnerships, at 740.351.3635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.