Infant/Toddler Education

Janna Osman’s Keynote Presentation at the April 8 CITE Conference

Building Language, Building Brains

A newborn baby’s brain is about 25 percent of its approximate adult weight. Between birth and age 3 it produces billions of cells and makes hundreds of trillions of connections.    There is so much we can do to enhance the experiences of children B-3 by understanding ages and stages of development and the role language plays, from stages of babbling to building vocabulary. Through the interaction of genes with the environment, especially including the experiences we provide, children can be successful explorers in the navigation of their world.

Janna Osman, M.Ed., is the Vice President for Advanced Learning at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Vermont. She has been at the Stern Center since 2009. She co-developed the Vermont Blueprint to Close the Achievement Gap, a collaborative partnership that develops solutions that actively involve business and education communities, families, and government, with a focus on states’ literacy laws.

Her current work with the Turrell Fund furthers that shared mission by collaborating with Turrell partners in New Jersey to expand opportunities for early care and education providers in the early literacy and social emotional arenas.

Click here for the PowerPoint slides from Janna’s presentation.

 

Election Slate 2017/2018 State Board

(To be voted upon at the Annual Meeting/Conference 4/7/17.)

One-Year Terms:

President                               Jennifer Santana
President- Elect                  Georgina Criado-Hall
1st Vice President               Karen Perez Humphris
2nd Vice President             Michele Gregorio
Secretary                               Katelyn Rasmussen
Treasurer                              Cathie Chmielewski

Two-Year Terms

Member at Large               Angie DeFazio
Member at Large               Vacant
Member at Large               Vacant
Member at Large               Vacant
Nominations may be made from the floor.
The election is open to all members in attendance at the annual meeting/conference.

Slate for 2017 conference election

2017 Annual Conference

You’re Invited!

The 32nd Annual Conference will be held April 7 & 8 at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City!

New This Year . . .

  • Workshops
  • Presenters
  • Presentation of the 2017 June Moss Handler Award

Conference Schedule . . . Friday and Saturday

  • Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
  • Welcome & Keynote 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Exhibits: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Morning Sessions: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Lunch / Exhibits 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Afternoon Sessions: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CONFERENCE FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE – NO EXCEPTIONS

Early Bird – must be postmarked by March 8th

$135 for 1 day, $215 for 2 days

Postmarked after March 8th

$170 for 1 day, $250 for 2 days

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Attendees:

1) If you prefer to mail your registration and payment, you may download and print your brochure and form above, and then mail it with your check or money order made out to CITE to:

CITE
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