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March 7 & 8, 2014
MassAEYC Spring Conference 2014

A Conference for Early Educators & Administrators

Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center
Westford, MA

View the Spring Conference Brochure & Registration

Nomination form for 2014 Gwen Morgan Emergent Leader Award

KEYNOTE: Ben Mardell, Professor in Early Childhood at Lesley University and a Researcher on the Making Learning Visible Project at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
This keynote explains how recognizing that children are citizens enriches curriculum, professional development and advocacy by providing examples of such work in the United States and abroad. A framework about how early childhood educators can promote children’s right to participate in their communities will be shared.

Registration closes on February 28, 2014. Register early!

Two Ways to Register:


Mail a check or money order payable to MassAEYC along with the REGISTRATION FORM to: MassAEYC, 19 St. Joseph Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

  • A free continental breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, assorted fruit breads and muffins, danish and crois-sant, coffee, tea, and fruit juices will be available in the exhibit hall both days.

  • In an effort to reduce the price of the conference, we will not be providing lunch either day. We hope that allowing you the option to make your own lunch choice will keep the conference affordable to all.

  • There will be two options for lunch: Friday & Saturday: The cost is $20 and must be pre-paid with your registration. The hotel will also offer pre-made sandwiches and salads for sale. Selections will be different both days. Vegetarian options will be available.

  • Within five minutes of the hotel (by car) are many fast food restaurants. You are free to leave the premises and purchase food to go.

  • There will be no refunds after February 28, 2014. Cancellation prior to February 28, 2014 will incur a $25 processing charge, no matter what the circumstances.

2014 Gwen Morgan Emergent Leader Award

The Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children is proud to solicit nominations for the Gwen Morgan Emergent Leader Award. This award is given on a yearly basis, when merited, to an individual that has taken advantage of a leadership opportunity to improve the quality of care for children and families, or to advance workforce and professional development opportunities for early education and care professionals. This is an individual who has been able to look down the road, as Gwen has throughout her career, and impact the future based on vision and determination.

Gwen has been influential in so many different areas of our field of early education and care. She has provided vision for policy development for over 35 years. She is a leading national authority on child care regulations. She has written on a wide range of other issues and the list of her publications is extensive. Here in Massachusetts, we have her to thank for founding the Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education at Wheelock, which helped countless states create professional development systems. She co-founded Work/Family Directions, WFD now, and she founded the Wheelock College Advanced Seminars in Child Care. Besides that, she has guided the development of countless students as they learn to be teachers.

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