Dear Friend of Infant/Toddler Educators:
The 32nd Annual Conference of the Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators is scheduled for April 7 & 8 at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City. We anticipate a group of approximately 400 infant/toddler educators this year over the course of our 2-day conference.
Our conference attracts key people in the field of infant/toddler education. With the increased need for our services, we are experiencing enormous growth and are always shopping! Our participants are interested and responsible for purchasing developmentally appropriate materials and equipment for their child care centers and family child care programs. We urge you to bring items available for sale.
If you are interested in greater visibility, consider being a conference sponsor. By funding scholarships and contributing to other costs, sponsors have helped us attract a higher attendance by helping us keep our conference as affordable as possible. CITE is open to your ideas and suggestions in this area, please contact us. We want our relationship with our vendors to be one that is mutually beneficial and are interested in exploring ways we can better support each other.
How to sign up
Please submit your contract with payment as soon as possible (you may download and mail the printable PDF with payment, or submit the form below and pay online). Space is limited, so sign up early! Tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
The 32nd Annual Conference will be held April 7 & 8 at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City!
New This Year . . .
- 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
Registration & Payment Options
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:
PO Box 1015
Barnegat Light NJ 08006
2) We have added the option to register and pay online (using credit card or PayPal) by simply filling out the form below, and then clicking the Pay Now button after you submit your form. (You do not need a PayPal account as long as you have a credit card.)
3) Please register below. No payment is due.
Online Registration Form:
As you fill out the registration form below, please refer to the conference brochure for session information.
Baby Talk: Resources to Support the People Who Work With Infants and Toddlers: Issue No. 67 December 2016
Baby FaceTime: Can Toddlers Learn From Online Video Chat?
This recent study highlights that there is a great difference between putting a baby in front of a television and having an interactive exchange via video chat. In a recent study, researchers found that children paid attention and responded to their on-screen partners, but only children who experienced interactive video chat responded in sync with the partner, such as clapping to imitate after the partner had clapped.
American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Safe Sleep Recommendations
Approximately 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). New guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics is designed to help reduce those numbers. They recommend supine positioning, the use of a firm sleep surface, room-sharing without bed-sharing, and the avoidance of soft bedding and overheating. Additional recommendations for SIDS reduction include breastfeeding, avoidance of exposure to smoke, alcohol, and illicit drugs, routine immunization, and the use of a pacifier. The recommendations and strength of evidence for each recommendation are included in this policy statement.
Infants and Toddlers: A Video Collection
Featuring a collection of 200 short video clips, this site will provide users with a perfect window into the world of infants and toddlers and their daily experiences in child care. As well, users will see the wide range of tasks and roles that early childhood professionals take on each day. Finally, many of the clips highlight the importance of the partnerships that form between parents and the educators who care for their young children. Clips may be searched by criteria (e.g., developmental domain, activity language development, or educator strategies, like following the child’s lead), age of the children, or setting. It is also possible to find videos by doing a key word search.
Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Tell Us What They Think, Know and Need
ZERO TO THREE, in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, released the results of a survey, drawn from a nationally-representative sample of 2,200 parents of children birth to 5 years, this year. The results include findings on issues such as parenting challenges, the dilemma of how to discipline young children, and what parents understand about early development. Here are a few of the interesting findings:
- Almost all parents feel judged all the time
- Parents overall consistently underestimate just how early children can be affected by some critical experiences (e.g., nearly half of parents think that reading to children starts to benefit long-term language development about a year and a half later than it actually does); and
- About half of parents believe that children are capable of self-control and other developmental milestones much earlier than they actually are.
An overview/key insights document is available, in addition to the full report, at this website.