To submit a proposal: Complete and submit the following online form (Questions 1 – 13 below). Upon submission, you will receive an email confirmation.Contact Chris Butler at cbutler @ncaeyc.org or 919-510-5034 if you have any questions.
RFP's will be accepted through April 25, 2019.Presenters will be notified of acceptance by early June.As a show of appreciation, the main presenter and one co-presenter will receive complimentary registration to Friday and Saturday Conference sessions.
This year’s theme is “Connecting Birth-8 Across Our State - People, Principles, Practice, Policy and Professionalism"Topic areas of particular interest for our 2019 Annual Conference include:• Child Development and Developmentally Appropriate Practice• Wellness and Well-being of Children and Adults; Building Resilience and Trauma informed care• Professionalism and professionalizing our field of early care and education• Supporting bi-lingual/bi-cultural or multi-lingual/multi-cultural learners• Supporting the leadership, skills and knowledge of Directors, Program Administrators, Principals, Superintendents• Supporting all ECE professionals across 0-8 continuum with a particular emphasis on Infant/Toddler and K-3 professionals implementing a Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Practice• Supporting the acquisition of knowledge and capacity to implement NAEYC Standards, Practices & PositionsResearch, practices, resources and strategies that promote and support including CULTURAL COMPETENCE and approaches to DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUITY in early childhood education
NCAEYC is seeking presentations targeted to three distinct audiences:• Emerging... professionals that are just entering the field or are studying to become early childhood educators.• Established… professionals that have been working in the field for a few years and are seeking additional skills and knowledge to enhance and extend their current practices.• Experienced…professionals working in the field for a number of years seeking challenging professional development to expand their existing skills, knowledge & practices and updates on latest evidence-based practice.
NCAEYC’s Request for Proposals aligns with standards of excellence outlined by IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training) so please thoroughly complete each section of the RFP.
Criteria for Selection of Presentations:NCAEYC is seeking highly qualified presenters interested in providing sessions that encompass the many facets of early care and education for children birth through age 8 and those who work with them or on their behalf. The content, wherever possible, should reflect and be supported by evidence or research and provide participants with information, resources and strategies that will make a positive difference in their professional practice.
When completing the RFP, presenters should ensure that:• The topic is relevant to needs of NC’s early childhood professionals and speaks to a current issue, research topic, or an approach/practice in early childhood.• The topic and approach are consistent with NAEYC’s Standards, Practices and Position statements, especially Developmentally Appropriate Practice (http://www.naeyc.org/DAP) and with NC’s Foundation for Early Learning and Development guidelines/standards (http://ncchildcare.nc.gov/pdf_forms/nc_foundations.pdf).• The topic or approach must be applicable to the diverse gender, cultural, linguistic, and ability needs of children, families, and professionals.• The approach is consistent with adult learning principles and promotes implementation of practice. (http://agelesslearner.com/intros/adultlearning.html#web).• The RFP is fully complete. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.• The presentation is not a promotion or endorsement of a commercial product or for-profit program.
Session Host/Hostess All presenters will be supported by an NCAEYC “volunteer session host/hostess” to assist with any of your presenter needs including, but not limited to:• Helping set up for your presentation• Distributing handouts• Taking attendance• Communicating any of your needs with NCAEYC staff
Thank you for submitting a proposal!NCAEYC’s 66th Annual Conference would not be possible without the generous support and commitment from professionals and our partner agencies whose investment in this professional development event helps to positively impact North Carolina’s early educators and the children and families that they serve!