Registration is now open

For the 44th Annual 

Utah Early Childhood Conference

at Weber State University on 

March 2, 2019

2019 Keynote Speaker

Judy Jablon

Judy Jablon, founder and Executive Director of Leading for Children, has spent more than thirty-five years in early childhood education beginning with her work as a classroom teacher at the School for Children at the Bank Street College of Education and adjunct instructor in the graduate school. The focus of Judy's work has been to guide educators to use their collective wisdom to support and extend learning in young children. 

Relationships and Interactions: The Key to Responsive Teaching

Join us for Judy's engaging Keynote!

 Relationships matter more than anything else. Interactions —the exchanges in words and gestures that happen all day, every day, and often without much forethought--are the foundation for building relationships and extending learning. If some of these “everyday” interactions become intentional and purposeful Powerful Interactions, relationships would be deeper and stronger, educators could have greater impact, and children would reap enormous benefits. A three-step approach can turn everyday interactions into Powerful Interactions: be present so you can be intentional; connect to deepen your relationship with the child; and extend learning in ways that are individually responsive to each child. 

2019 Utah Early Childhood Conference Theme: Essential Caregiving - Connect, Engage, Cultivate


Conference Dates:

Friday March 1, 2019 Leadership Pre-Conference Day   

Saturday March 2, 2019 Main Conference Day

For 43 years The Utah Early Childhood Conference has been the largest gathering of early childhood professionals in the state.
This annual conference engages and inspires participants through excellent training presented by local and national early childhood experts, networking opportunities, and experiences with early childhood exhibitors. This event is for ALL in the early childhood field, and those who wish to be involved with Utah's Early Childhood programs. 

Conference Information

Information for Attendees


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Information for Presenters


Quality engaging presenters make our conference a valuable and educational experience for attendees. 

Please click here  to submit a presentation proposal for 2019

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Interested in being a sponsor or a vendor for the Utah Early Childhood Conference?

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2019 Leadership Day


This is a special day designed around the needs of Early Childhood Leaders.

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CEU other credit options


CEU , NAC, and USBE credit option information will be available here two months before the conference. If you are in need of another credit option please contact us by November 30, 2018.

2019 Conference Sponsors

Thank you PLATINUM sponsors!

Farmer's Insurance

Block Insurance

Thank you GOLD sponsors!

Roger Knight Construction

Thank you SILVER sponsors!

Thank you BRONZE sponsors!

NCL Corporation

Bright Horizons


The Utah Association for the Education of Young Children

Is a professional organization for all early childhood professionals.

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PO Box 25836 Salt Lake City, UT 84125

801 893 8211


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