UNK-Community 2019 Early Childhood Conference

Promoting Well-being for Children and Families

SEPTEMBER 20 & 21, 2019
Friday 7:30 – 4:00 and Saturday 7:30 – 1:00


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.

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

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This year's conference, the 4rd Annual UNK-Community Early Childhood Conference, is themed: Promoting Well-being for Children and Families. This year’s conference will feature two national speakers: Dr. Rosemarie Allen, from the Center for Equity and Excellence in Colorado, and Dr. Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren, from the University of Northern Iowa. 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.

Early Childhood Education Conference PDF

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: 5.5 hours
  • Saturday: 4 hours

National Keynote Speakers