ELCPBC's 2nd Annual Early Childhood Educators Conference: #ReadySetLearn! 2019 - Call for Presentation Proposals & Accepting Sponsorships!

March 6, 2019


The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County will host it's 2nd Early Childhood Educators Conference: Ready, Set, Learn! The conference will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Palm Beach State College's (PBSC) Lake Worth campus located at 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461.


Throughout our community, the Early Learning Coalition proudly serves more than 30,000 children throughout more than 700 child care settings. We are focused on ensuring high quality child care environments and making a difference with each and every child.


This full-day event provided our local early childhood professionals an opportunity to grow in the areas of Best Practices in Early Care and Education (CLASS), Trauma-Informed Care, Transitions in Early Childhood, Child Development, and many more exciting program areas.


There will be a vendor display area accessible to conference attendees, promoting networking opportunities and resources for their practice. This year we are excited to offer an opportunity for approximately 300 early childhood educators to attend.




Recognize A Local Child Care Provider or An Educator!

Now accepting Nominations for:

Director of the Year

Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Provider of the Year

Preschool Teacher of the Year

Infant-Toddler Teacher of the Year


Please submit to the ELC Nomination Review Committee via Fax to 561-745-3642 or email gina.carello@elcpalmbeach.org by Friday, March 29, 2019. Winners must agree to be videotaped or photographed and will be featured during the conference.







Call for Presentation Proposals...

...Don’t Miss Out on This Opportunity!


We would like to invite you to participate in this event by submitting a proposal to share your expertise with teachers who are at the helm of educating our young learners. Please click here (or on the attachment below) to review the information needed to submit your proposal.


All proposals  submissions MUST be submitted via email to conferenceproposals@elcpalmbeach.org by 11:59 pm on MARCH 15, 2019 MARCH 22, 2019 (Deadline extended as of March 13, 2019)Please include all of the requested information. Incomplete submissions may not be considered.


Please Click Here For The Proposal Scoring / Selection Rubric Form


If you have any questions, please contact:
Shirlene Robinson, Shirlene.Robinson@elcpalmbeach.org, 561-231-5810
Maria Gutierrez, Maria.Gutierrez@elcpalmbeach.org, 561-600-9428




Now Accepting Sponsorships...


Like the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, I know that you have the shared desire of seeing all children succeed and be ready for school. As an integral part of the early care and education community, your sponsorship of this event will be appreciated and recognized on communication, printed materials, and signage during the event. We will also provide a table in the vendor area for sponsoring organizations. We have attached a link here (or at the link below) to the conference sponsorship forms for you to review, complete and return to us.

It would be our sincere honor to have you participate as a sponsor for this event.



If you have any questions, please contact:
Melissa Mercado, Melissa.Mercado@elcpalmbeach.org, 561-231-5873



Please note that photographs, audio, and/or video at this or any ELCPBC event may be used on the ELCPBC website or ELCPBC social media pages. By registering for this or any ELCPBC event, you are giving your permission to have your voice recorded and/or photograph taken. You acknowledge that your participation is voluntary, and neither you nor your organization will receive compensation for the use of photographs, audio, and/or video.


A copy of the official registration and financial information of Early Learning Coalition Palm Beach County may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-Free 1-800-435-7352 within the State of Florida, or at www.freshfromflorida.com/division-offices/consumer-services.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.

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Accessibility Statement

Special Notice: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at christie.young@elcpalmbeach.org within at least seven (7) days of the event.  Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.