This year the focus is on the mind and body connection. Science tells us that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can affect our physical health. The opposite is also true, what we do with our physical bodies can impact our mental state including our ability to learn. This mind-body connection is something that is often over looked in our early childhood programs, but plays an important role in a child’s over-all well-being. Proposals should focus on development of these mind-body connections.
2018 Healthy Beginnings ConferenceThe Body and Mind Connection
Date: July 7, 2018 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conference Location:University of Houston Clear LakeBayou Building2700 Bay Area BoulevardHouston TX 77058
We are requesting proposals for 1 hour and 15 min trainings aligned with our theme of Healthy Beginnings - The Body and Mind Connection
We will prefer presenters who can repeat their sessions two times. Gulf Coast Chapter will provide a $50 stipend per session therefore $100 for two.
Conference attendees will primarily be teachers and administrators from early childhood care and education programs.
Trainings must be aligned with Texas Core Competencies: https://tecpds.org/Resource/pdf/CoreCompetencies/texascorecompetencies-pract-admin.pdf
We are looking for presentations that align with the following Texas Core Competencies:
Practitioner Core Competency Area 8 : Health, Safety, and NutritionAdministrator Core Competency Area 4: Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Environment
Proposals must include the Texas Trainer # or means of meeting trainer qualifications:https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/documents/Standards_and_Regulations/746_Centers.pdf
Rooms will hold 25 to 40 people, have lecture style seating, and will be equipped with a projector and screen.
Deadline for submission May 31, 2018. Presenters will be notified no later than June 7, 2017
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