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2019 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference Announced

Now entering the eighth year, Denver’s Early Childhood Council and the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) have partnered to present the 2019 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC). This year the conference will be hosted March 1-2, 2019 at a new location – the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

RMECC will feature two notable keynote speakers:

Dr. Dana Winters, Director of the Simple Interactions and Academic Programs for the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. Dana Winters seeks to apply and advance the legacy of Fred Rogers in serving children and their helpers through projects involving children’s helpers across many diverse settings, including child care, school systems, community programs, residential care, and children’s hospitals. She communicates and reflects what is simple and deep about work in service of children and their families.

Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder and Founding CEO of the Malala Fund. Shiza Shahid focuses on creating access to high quality education for all children around the world. She invests in mission-driven technology startups, that are solving the world’s most pressing challenges through technology, innovation, and high-growth business models. Shiza was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 People Changing the World” and Forbes “30 Under 30 – Social Entrepreneurs.”

The two-day conference will offer more than 150 interactive sessions and multiple tracks to brings thousands of early education teachers, administrators, and directors together with business leaders, policymakers and advocates to learn, share, and network. Workshops will also be featured in Spanish to provide an opportunity for all early childhood professionals to participate. RMECC sells out each year with professionals attending from Colorado and across the rocky mountain region.

If you are interested in providing a presenter proposal, please find additional information here: Proposals are due by October 1, 2018 at midnight (deadline extended!).

RMECC registration opens this fall. To stay up-to-date with the schedule, workshops, and registration, visit, join the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter.

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