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Center on Early Learning fall conference to draw leaders from around the state - 08/25/15
Monmouth, Ore. -- The annual Center on Early Learning Fall Conference, sponsored by The Research Institute at Western Oregon University, will be held September 9 and 10, 2015, on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth. The theme of the conference is "Quality, Access, & Opportunity for Every Child," and the event is expected to draw leaders in early childhood education from around the state.

Dr. Linda M. Espinosa will deliver the keynote address. Her presentation, "The Amazing Bilingual Brain: Understanding and Responding to the Needs of Young Dual Language Learner," highlights a growing and critical element of Oregon's increasingly diverse population.

In addition to Espinosa's speech, a wide variety of workshops and trainings will be offered at the conference. Workshops will focus on subjects of interest to early learning trainers and technical assistance providers, and many will focus on a theme of promoting equity and diversity in settings related to early childhood.

The Center on Early Learning Fall Conference is provided free of charge to quality improvement specialists, CCR&R Staff, Early Learning Division staff and Department of Human Services staff. For individuals not working for one of these groups, the registration cost is $95 per day. To register or learn more about the conference, please visit triwou.org/centers/cel/conference. Registration will close at noon on August 31, 2015.