May 10, 2023

PaTTAN Announces Summit on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) recently announced plans to host a two-day summit for early childhood educators in August 2023.

Called, “Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit,” this event will help educators create welcome environments that promote learner and educator regulation, and prevent harmful behavior.

About the Summit

When is the summit?

The summit will be held on Wednesday, August 16 from 9:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. and Thursday, August 17 from 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Presenters will host a pre-summit mindfulness session from 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, before the start of the summit.

Where will the summit be held?

The summit will take place at PaTTAN Central (6340 Flank Drive, Harrisburg, Pa. 17112).

Who can attend?

The summit is open to all, but designed for:

  • school administrators
  • educators (including early childhood educators)
  • behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, special educators)
  • behavioral and mental health providers
  • emotional support teachers
  • emotional support paraprofessionals
  • parents, caregivers, and families

What will presenters share?

During the summit, national and local presenters will offer sessions a variety of topics including de-escalation, data analysis, and alternatives to suspension and expulsion. Additionally, they will share evidence-based strategies to support learners and limit exclusionary classroom practices.

How much does it cost to attend?

The cost of the two-day summit is $50, regardless of whether attendees participate one or two days. Payment is due in full on or before August 3. Registration and payment will not be available onsite during the summit.

However, Family Scholarships are available for this event. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the Family Scholarship Application.

How do I register?

Interested individuals should register on the PaTTAN website.

Learn More

Act 48, BACB, and PSYCH credits are available for this summit.

For content-related information and questions, please contact Chanda Telleen at or 717-901-2246. For general registration information and questions, please contact Tina Rife at or 717-901-2278

To learn more, visit the event page on the PaTTAN website.