September 11, 2020

NAEYC Annual Conference: Virtual

To maintain the health and safety of its audience, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) will be hosting its 2020 Annual Conference virtually, with events taking place from November 8–10, 2020.


The NAEYC Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world. Each year, thousands of teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits to explore the latest trends and research in the early childhood field.

More information on professional development sessions and participating exhibitors will be available soon. Please continue to monitor the NAEYC website for future updates.


Registration for this event opens on Monday, September 14. To register and learn more, visit the NAEYC website.


August 20, 2020

First Up Annual Conferences (Virtual)

Due to current concerns, First Up has transitioned the First Up Annual Conference to a virtual platform for 2020-21. The Conference will feature multiple half-day virtual conference experiences on a range of topics.

Available Conferences

    • Family Child Care Conference
      Saturday, September 26  |  8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  |  Ticket Fee: $15 – $30

      Early childhood professionals are invited to join First Up at the first Family and Group Child Care Conference. This event will be a time of inspiration, reflection, and learning as participants begin their day of honoring the Trailblazers of Family Child Care and hearing their wisdom and advice.

    • Personal Empowerment for the ECE Professional 
      Saturday, October 3  |  8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  |  Ticket Fee: $15 – $30

      Early childhood professionals are invited to join First Up for a morning of personal empowerment and professional development. Featuring workshops on financial stability, professional communication, and other best practices in ECE, this Conference will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Online Event Platform

The First Up Conferences will be held via an immersive event platform called Accelevents. To learn more about Accelevents and what to expect, visit their website. To access the full experience, it is recommended that attendees participate via a computer or laptop.

Receiving Credit

Each Conference will offer 4.5 PA Keys (PD Registry) and/or PA Act 48 credit hours. If you are interested in receiving credit, you must indicate the type of credit you would like to receive during registration. Any credit requests made more than 30 days post-event cannot be guaranteed. A Certificate of Attendance will be available for download in the Conference Platform or by email following the event.


To register and learn more, visit the First Up website.

More Information

For more information, visit the First Up website or contact


July 2, 2020

ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference

Are you interested in learning about the latest early childhood research and connecting with thousands of fellow educators from around the world? Join ZERO TO THREE from October 5-9 for their Virtual Annual Conference!


This year’s virtual conference will give participants the added flexibility to be connected safely to thousands of colleagues from around the world; be inspired through an immersive experience into the latest research and education; and be prepared to move their practice forward in our changing and challenging world.

The conference package includes five days of exceptional programming and 30 days of exclusive, on-demand access to recorded sessions. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are included. Pre-Conference Forums will be available as well from September 22 to October 1 for an additional fee. Each Forum package includes a single two-day Forum event and 30-day access to the recorded session. CEUs are included.

Featured Sessions

The conference features many presentations and breakout sessions, including, but not limited to the following:

    • Bringing Self-Compassion and Care Home: Learning by Nurturing
    • Supporting Healthy Development Through Meaningful Relationships With Mother Nature, a Growing Global Movement
    • Operation HealthySteps: Promoting Safe Childcare Practices Across a Large Medical System
    • Where Trauma and Grief Collide: CPP With Child Traumatic Grief
    • How to Incorporate Mindfulness Techniques Into Family-Based Practices With Infants and Toddlers
    • Interrogating Whiteness in Early Intervention
    • Equity and Inclusion in Family Engagement Programs

See the full schedule.


To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Member and group discounts are available. If you require any assistance with your registration, contact the Customer Support team at 855.868.1192


June 30, 2020

National Family Child Care Conference

Are you interested in celebrating and exploring the field of family child care? Join the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) on July 17 and 18 for the 30th National Family Child Care Conference!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAFCC will host its annual National Family Child Care Conference virtually on the evening of Friday, July 17 and all day on Saturday, July 18. The conference will feature:

    • live and on-demand workshops,
    • an opportunity to earn up to 24 hours (or 2.4 continuing education units) of training credit,
    • a Spanish track with four live sessions presented in Spanish,
    • a Black and Latina caucus where participants can discuss the things that are important to them, and
    • a virtual exhibit hall where participants can view vendors without leaving their homes.

Featured Topics

Live and on-demand workshops will cover a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • record-keeping and tax implications of COVID-19,
    • organizing a sustainable daily routine that supports health and wellbeing,
    • how to make your home a place of inquiry, play, and experimentation,
    • strategies for creating an environment that promotes a variety of social-emotional skills,
    • finding out and improving your business’ profit margin, and
    • recognizing early signs of mental illness in young children.

View the schedule and full workshop descriptions.


To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. For questions, submit NAFCC’s online contact form.


August 19, 2019

First Up Annual Conference

Early childhood professionals are invited to join First Up on March 6, 2020 for their Annual Conference!


First Up’s Annual Conference will feature national and local experts presenting on a range of topics, including managing challenging behaviors, negotiating risky play, practicing mindfulness, and stress management for parents, children, and professionals! Come prepared to enjoy a full day of professional development, networking, and inspiration – all centered around building strong classroom curricula and engaging learning environments for young learners. Space is limited.


To register and for information on fees, please visit the First Up website.

More Information

For more information, including a complete workshop listing, visit the conference website.

For questions, contact Rebecca Tyrrell at


July 3, 2019

4th Annual Autism Awareness Fun Day

Families are invited to join together on August 11 for the 4th Annual Autism Awareness Fun Day.


This event will feature free fun activities, resources for the whole family, and a variety of vendors to explore and shop at. Participating kids eat free and will receive backpacks filled with school supplies while supplies last!


To register and learn more, visit the event page.


July 1, 2019

Darrelle Revis Hunger & Health Fun Fest

Families with children in grades 1 through 8 are invited to join Darrelle Revis for the 2nd Annual Hunger & Health Fun Fest!


Hosted at the UMPC Rooney Sports Complex, the Hunger & Health Fun Fest is an opportunity to interact with Darrelle and friends as they bring awareness to the hunger crisis in the United States of America. All participants in grades 1st through 8th must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone.


The event will feature on-site activities, including:

    • a motivation station,
    • fitness workshop,
    • meal and beverage prep,
    • 7 on 7 football,
    • lunch, games, and prizes,
    • and more!


To register for this free event, visit the event website.

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June 3, 2019

The 10th Annual PA Infant Mental Health Conference

Join the Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health (PA-AIMH) on August 1 and 2 for the 10th Annual PA Infant Mental Health Conference.

Keynote Topics

PA-AIMH strives to provide a meaningful professional learning environment for all cross-sector professionals working with very young children and their families. Keynote topics will include:

    • Infant and early childhood mental health-focused policy and messaging;
    • Clinical interventions;
    • Disaster and critical incident response; and
    • Reflective supervision and practice.

PQAS and Act 48 credits available for professionals in the Early Childhood Education system.

Keynote Speakers

    • Jordana ​Ash, ​LCSW, ​IMH-E
      Director ​of ​Early ​Childhood ​Mental ​Health ​Director, ​State ​of ​Colorado
    • ​Sherryl ​Scott ​Heller, ​Ph.D.
      Associate ​Professor ​of ​Clinical ​Psychiatry, ​Tulane ​University
    • ​Joy ​Osofsky, ​Ph.D.
      ​Professor ​of ​Pediatrics, ​Psychiatry, ​and ​Public ​Health ​Head, ​Division ​of ​Pediatric ​Mental ​Health, ​Louisiana ​State ​University
    • Christopher ​Watson, ​Ph.D., ​IMH-E ​
      Director ​of ​the ​Center ​for ​Reflective ​Practice ​at ​the ​Center ​for ​Early ​Education ​and ​Development, ​University ​of ​Minnesota-Twin ​Cities ​ ​


To register, visit the event website.

Registration cost:

    • Member: $315
    • General: $350

More Information

For more information, visit the event website.

For questions, contact PA-AIMH via email at