UNK-Community 2022 Early Childhood Conference

October 21 & 22, 2022

Friday 7:30 – 4:30 and Saturday 7:30 – 1:00

Promoting Knowledge and Well-being for Children, Families and Educators

Conference Evaluations

Conference Certificates Will Be Mailed November 11, 2022. Thank you for your patience!

Conference Location

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nebraskan Student Union
1013 West 27th Street
Kearney, NE 68849


Parking is available to conference attendees free of charge on Friday and Saturday during the conference in lots 3, 4, and 6 only. Please do not park in other campus parking lots as you could be ticketed. View the parking map.

This year's conference, the 6th Annual UNK-Community Early Childhood Conference, is themed: Promoting Knowledge and Well-being for Children, Families and Educators. This year’s conference will feature Hands-on learning with many opportunities to explore materials appropriate for use with young children. Additional resources for working with young children and families will be provided to each participant. Exciting conference sessions will be presented by UNK Faculty and Early Childhood experts from across the state on a variety of topics related to early care and education.

Who should attend?

  • Childcare Providers: home-based, center-based, and administrators
  • Teachers: Pre-K thru 3rd grade
  • Head Start/EHS and Sixpence staff
  • Early Interventionists / ECSE Teachers
  • University Faculty
  • Students
  • All community members interested in early care and education

**In-Service Hours for Licensed Child Care Providers:

  • Friday: 7 hours available
  • Saturday: 5 hours available