Just about 3.5 weeks until the start of the 2nd International Infant Toddler Conference! We are getting very excited and very busy here in Tulsa getting all of the prep work done for the big event!
A new addition to the conference will be FREE optional tours to two local child care programs . The tours will take place Thursday morning April 14th and will be leaving the Downtown Double Tree Hotel promptly at 9:00 AM and will return at 12:00PM. The tours will run con-currently and will be going to Educare II- Hawthorne http://www.educaretulsa.org/ and Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center http://www.unionps.org/index.cfm?id=399.
Educare II- Hawthorne is the second of three currently planned Educare sites in Tulsa and follows the model developed by the Chicago based Ounce of Prevention Fund, which seeks to intervene in generational poverty and promote best practices in early childhood education. Educare II is a state-of-the art facility that serves Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool age children from low-income families (in accordance with federal poverty guidelines); children with special needs and children learning English as a second language.
Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center is located in the Tulsa-Union public school district and is a program that serves three year olds. Rosa Parks has a simple mission: to enhance the development of very young children and promote healthy family functioning. Rosa Parks ECC is currently seeking accreditation through NAEYC and practices the philosophies of Reggio Emilia throughout the program.
Both facilities are interesting and fun to visit, a trip to either one is a real treat!
We hope that you will be able to join us on one of the tours! Space is limited so sign up now by sending an e-mail to Stacey Mwongozi mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Please designate which site you would like to visit!
Registration is still available for the conference; if you have not signed up please do so by visiting our website at http://www.ccrctulsa.org/