The Lehigh and Northampton Association of the Education of the Young Child (LANAEYC) will host a professional development day for early childhood educators in Northampton and Lehigh counties on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The theme of the all-day conference, which will be held at The Holiday Inn Express, 90 Kunkle Drive, Easton, is “Through the Eyes of a Child.” Conference attendees will participate in an interactive workshop led by Lois Wachtel, a former early childhood director and teacher, who has eighteen years of experience in the early care and education field.
According to her website (http://www.creativebeginningsteps.com/index.html) she founded Creative Beginning Steps four years ago “…for the purpose of bringing quality, interactive, fun workshops to the early childhood community.”
Wachtel has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from California State University, Long Beach, and her graduate degree from Walden University in Early Childhood Education with a specialty in diversity. She is also an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College where she teaches courses in early childhood education.
The cost to attend the conference is $45.00 for LANEAYC members and $55.00 for non-LANAEYC members. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon sessions and hand-outs. During lunch, participants will be able attend a vendor fair. For conference updates please go to https://www.facebook.com/lanaeyc. To receive a registration brochure please email firstname.lastname@example.org.