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2020 Virtual Symposium  Monday, May 4, 2020, 8:00am EDT

Child Care Aware® of America's Symposium is a biennial event that brings together individuals from across the country to discuss research, policy and practices related to the early child care and education community.

Who Should Attend?


Anyone engaged in the field of child care or has an interest in or concern for accessible, quality, affordable child care will find Symposium a valuable investment.

Child Care Resource and Referral executives and their teams appreciate the professional development and networking opportunities and child care providers/early educators take away innovative ideas and approaches to enhancing family and community engagement opportunities.

Registration Rates 


Registration will close on Wednesday, April 29th at 4:00 pm est.


 Virtual Registration Rates   $199              






8:00 AM – 9:00 AM                    Plenary - JunLei Li


Title: Raising Voices of Hope with Children and Their Helpers


9:15 AM – 10:30 AM                Concurrent Breakout Sessions (4)

  1. Interoperability in the face of a pandemic

  2. The Framework for a Unified Early Childhood Education Profession and You:                                                                what it means for policies, systems, professional development and the ECE profession

  3. How Business Training Can Address the Decline of Family Child Care Programs

  4. Coming Together to Support Center Directors

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM              Break/Exhibit Hall, TA Networking


11:00 AM – 12:15 PM              Plenary - Dr. Sherri Alderman


Title: Influence of Trauma on Children's Social and Emotional Development


12:15 PM – 12:45 PM              Break/Exhibit Hall, TA Networking


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM                   Plenary – Ami Gahdia- CCAoA




2:45 PM – 3:15 PM                   Break/Exhibit Hall, TA Networking


3:30 PM – 4:45 PM                   Concurrent Breakout Sessions (4)

  1. Responsible Transformation of the Early Childhood Education Workforce"

  2. Family Engagement - Breaking Through Barriers

  3. Child Care Licensing: Learn About the Latest Trends and                                                                                                   How to Use CCAoA’s New Tool to Advance Breakout Solutions

  4. Moving Beyond Mobilization -- Engaging Parents and Providers to Win                                                                         State and Local Investment

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM                   Plenary – Colleen Echohawk





Schedule subject to change.

QUESTIONS: Please feel free to Marlana Kelly, to and by phone to 703-341-4115.
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