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                      The Play First Online Summit 

   ECE leaders from around the world, all in one place, sharing insights and ideas on the best way forward for children and the people who love them

5-Day Online CONFERENCE | July 20-24, 2020

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The Play First Online Summit 

   ECE leaders from around the world, all in one place, sharing insights and ideas on the best way forward for children and the people who love them

5-Day Online CONFERENCE | July 20-24, 2020

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The global economy can't reopen without us

As the world slowly moves toward "re-opening," we're concerned about the plans many governments are making to reopen preschools, child cares, and other places where young children congregate.

It's obvious that they have not consulted with ECE professionals about what is realistic, not to mention what is physically, psychologically, and pedagogically healthy for young children.

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If parents and educators don’t look out for the psychological and emotional well-being of children, who will?

Please join us for these important and challenging discussions

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Meet Our Speakers From Six Continents

Our ECE thought leaders represent a wide spectrum of perspectives. Our hope is to educate and enlighten, but even more importantly to bring the ECE world together in dialog and purpose.

JANET-LANDSBURY

Janet Lansbury
THE POWER IN
CHILDREN'S PROBLEM SOLVING & INDEPENDENCE

ECE Parent Educator and Author of Elevating Child Care and No Bad Kids

USA

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Peter Gray
HOW SCHOOL CLOSURES HAVE RENEWED OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE VALUE OF PLAY

P.h.D., Research Professor of Psychology, Author, Psychology Today Blogger

USA

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Cheng Xueqin
ANJI PLAY: THE SAFETY OF BEING SEEN, HEARD AND FREE

Founder, Anji Play Approach; Chair, True Play Foundation

CHINA

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Kisha Reid
PLAY, FREEDOM, AND TRUSTING CHILDREN

Founder of Play Empowers; Founder Discovery Early Learning Center

USA

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Lisa Murphy
THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR WHY - BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER COVID

Author,  Speaker,
CEP & Founder Ooey Gooey, Inc

USA

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Wendy Lee
LEADING BY HEART AND SOUL: DOCUMENTATION TO SHARE, CONNECT AND REFLECT

 Director of Educational Leadership Project, Author, Speaker

NEW ZEALAND

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Dr. Mine Conkbayir
RE-OPENING TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICE

P.h.D., Neuroscientist, Author,

Early Years Consultant

UK

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Ijumaa Jordan
"TAKE THE KEY AND LOCK THEM UP"; POLICING IS A PLAY EQUITY ISSUE

Professional Development Trainer for Early Childhood Educators

USA

TEACHER-TOM

Teacher Tom
A NEW (AND BETTER!) NORMAL

ECE Speaker,

Author, Blogger, Teacher, Consultant

USA

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Lynnette Arthur
USING THE LIFE EXPERIENCES OF CHILDREN IN THE CLASSROOM

 Diversity & Equity Coordinator at The Packer Collegiate Institute

USA

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Lenore Skenazy
HOW COME WE'RE SO AFRAID FOR OUR KIDS?

Founder of
Free-Range Kids and
President at Let Grow

USA

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Chris Bennett
HOW TO MARKET YOUR ECE PROGRAM / BUSINESS

Founder
And CEO Of
Wonderschool

USA

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John Yiannoudis
LIFE-DERIVED LEARNING IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Co-Owner and Director, Dorothy Snot Preschool and Kindergarten

GREECE

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Rae Pica
LET'S SPARK A REVOLUTION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION!

Early Childhood Consultant, Author, Blogger, Speaker

USA

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Elena de Maschwitz
CHILDHOOD POVERTY AND MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

CoFounder Godspell College, Author, & Pedagoge

ARGENTINA

Chazz Lewis

Chazz Lewis
FROM PROTESTS TO PLAY - LETTING CHILDREN HAVE A SAY

Teacher of
Teachers, Visionary
Leader

USA

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Suzanne Axelsson
ORIGINAL LEARNING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Pedagogical Consultant

And Blogger

SWEDEN

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Maggie Dent
STOP STEALING CHILDHOOD IN THE NAME OF EDUCATION!

Parenting & Resilience Educator, Speaker, Mother of Common Sense

AUSTRALIA

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Sonya Philip
ESTABLISHING EQUITABLE CLASSROOMS

Founder
And CEO Of Learning
Matters

INDIA

MARGANITA-HUGHES

Marghanita Hughes
NATURE ART'S HEALING POWER IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Founder Of
Educating The Heart
Through Nature Art

CANADA

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Why ECE educators and parents should participate

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    Have a seat at the table for one of the most important ECE conversations of our lifetime

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    Collect actionable ideas, tools, and strategies from the leading minds in ECE today

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    Gain inspiration and insights that will help you become a more effective advocate for young children

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    Capture a truly global perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing ECE today

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    Learn how we can do what is right for children, while keeping both them and ourselves safe

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    See how we can engage this moment to create a better world for young children, their care takers, and and their teachers

"I'm prepared to change my mind on pretty much anything related to our current plague, but there is one thing of which I am convinced: we need to have discussions about these things and teachers must have a seat at the table. We are the professionals, and any solution that doesn't include our collective voice will be dangerous and flawed."

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How does the Summit work?

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     Your ticket is free      (for a limited time)

On each morning of the Summit you will receive an email link to all of that day's sessions. You will have 24 hours to access that day's sessions for free.

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Watch from anywhere, anytime

No travel costs, nor travel time! Watch from the comfort of your own home, in your own time zone, and on your own schedule.

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Learn from the   industry best

We recruited speakers best suited to share the most timely, relevant, and actionable strategies to embolden educators and parents during these interesting times.

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Join a global initiative!

Let's raise awareness about our children's right to play, and to protect their wellbeing. And ensure the rights of our educators to earn a livable wage and to obtain healthcare.

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Who will benefit the most from this Summit

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    Preschool teachers

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    Infant toddler educators

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    Home educators

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    Head start teachers

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    Preschool counselors

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    Grade school teachers

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    Policy makers

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    Parents of young children

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    Kindergarten teachers

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    Child psychologists

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    Administrators/directors

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    ECE consultants

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    Child care educators

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    Anyone who loves children

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Each day of the Summit you'll receive free 24-hour access to that day's sessions, plus workbooks & resources.

When parents and educators are united, no one can stop us

Please join us for these important and challenging discussions

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Meet your hosts

Sally Haughey and Teacher Tom

Sally and Tom are passionate about making the most of this global "teachable moment" by mounting this online ECE Summit as a catalyst for raising awareness, taking action, creating new communities, and paving the way for subsequent initiatives.

 

Sally Haughey is founder and CEO of Fairy Dust Teaching. She has offered online professional development courses to early childhood education teachers since 2011, with an audience of participants from over 71 countries. She is author of several books, including The Wonder Art Workshop. Recently, Paris became Sally's home base for traveling the world to share Wonder Based Education through keynotes, trainings, and workshops.

 

Tom "Teacher Tom" Hobson is an early childhood educator, international speaker, education consultant, teacher of teachers, parent educator, and author. He is best known for his namesake blog Teacher Tom's Blog, where he has posted daily for over a decade. He has authored two books, aptly named Teacher Tom's First Book and Teacher Tom's Second Book respectively.

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