On April 19th, the New York Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC) will hold their annual 3-day conference. The conference will include various educational workshops, exhibit tables, and presentations, including some by Institute staff. This year’s presentations from our team are below. For more information about the conference, click here. We hope to see you there!

Pre-Conference, Thursday, April 19th 

Training of Trainers: The Aspire Registry for New York’s Early Childhood Workforce (invitation only)

Diana Diaz and Louisa Higgins


Friday, April 20th

A Town Hall Meeting of the Governor's ECAC

Sherry Cleary and Patty Persell

Learning Communities: A Good Place to Foster Continuous Quality Improvement

Sara Lamaoreaux

Relationship Based Coaching

Sarah Longwell Stevens

Inspiration from Librarians: Storytime  as a Family Engagement Experience

Helen Frazier

Elements of a High Quality Program

Joann Toth and Tracey Heatley

Collaborating for Success: Strategies for Enhancing Relationships with Parents    

Joann Toth and Tracey Heatley

Emergent Curriculum: The role of observation and documentation in developing curriculum with young children

Eva Kovacs

The Power of Research to Help You Thrive in Your Work

Kate Tarrant

Relationships and the Data Cycle- Focus on Observation and Recording

Steve Castar

Rigorous and Developmentally Appropriate Learning

Eileen Flicker

Coaching in New York State Information Session

Helen Frazier


Saturday, April 21st

Elements of a High Quality Program

Joann Toth and Tracey Heatley

Gender Development, Expression, and Play

Megan Madison

Interest Driven Curriculum in the Pre-K Classroom

Steve Castar

Getting Ready for QUALITYstarsNY

Amy Burns-Franz and Tracey Heatley

Introducing…CUNY’s Early Education Leadership Initiative for NYC

Laura Ensler