The Sonoma County Early Learners Conference

Early Learners Conference 2015

The School of Education's Early Childhood Studies program is pleased to be one of the major sponsors and host of this important conference for professionals and students who are involved in early childhood education and care and advocacy.

Sonoma County Early Learners Conference

Saturday, March 5, 2016
8:30am - 4:00pm
Sonoma State University

A day of learning for all those working with children ages birth to twelve years: Infant/Toddler and Preschool Teachers, Family Child Care Providers, Transitional Kindergarten Teachers, Afterschool Staff, ECE students, etc.

Diane Levin

This year's event features keynote speaker

Diane E. Levin, Ph. D

"Creative play has enormous power in promoting children's
development and learning.”

As author of Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media Age, Levin will address how play is vital to optimal social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in the early years. In addition to other books she has written, she is a founder of Defending the Early Years Project (DEY); Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood ( CCFC); Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment (TRUCE). For more see

Register here:

$55 per person — Lunch Included

Presented by: Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County in partnership with Community Child Care Council, Early Learning Institute, CAP Sonoma Head Start, SRJC, YWCA's A Special Place, North Bay Children's Center, Two Rock Coast Guard Child Development Center, SCAEYC, Extended Child Care, Children and Family Circle, SCOE, and Sonoma State University.