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2014 NYSAEYC Annual Conference
April 10-12 2014
Verona, NY

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Questions concerning the annual state conference can be directed to NYSAEYC at (518) 867-3517 or by email at NYSAEYC's mailing address is: 230 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203

Keynote Speakers

Marc Brown
Author, Illustrator

April 10, Thursday Evening “Welcome to Verona” Dinner Event

Although Marc Brown is better known for writing and illustrating all of the Arthur books, he thinks of himself more as an illustrator. Thirty-five years ago he began the wonderful Arthur adventure and now after writing and illustrating almost one hundred books about Arthur, he’s decided to refocus his energies on illustration. For the last few years Marc has been experimenting with new techniques and having more fun than ever. There are so many new projects in the pipeline and he looks forward to sharing them with us in the coming years.

Marc has won 6 Emmy Awards and has been #1 on the New York Times bestseller list many times.

Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D.
Research Assistant Professor, P-3 Policy and Leadership

April 11, Friday Morning, Plenary Session

Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D. is Research Assistant Professor of P-3 Policy and Leadership at the University of Washington (UW) and specializes in education reform efforts that address the continuum of learning from birth through 3rd grade. Kristie's expertise spans policy, research, and practice as well as birth-to-five system-building and K-12 reform.

Kauerz is the lead author on the Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating PreK-3rd Grade Approaches, a tool to guide school, district, community, and state efforts. She also has authored and co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and reports on topics ranging from state kindergarten policies to early childhood governance to P-3 policy alignment. She co-authored the original Washington State Early Learning and Development Benchmarks, as well as a book on improving the early care and education teaching workforce. She is co-editor of Early Childhood Systems: Transforming Early Learning, published by TC Press in March 2012.

Gaye Gronlund, MA
Early Childhood Education Consultant

April 12, Friday Morning Keynote with additional follow-up sessions

For over twenty years, Gaye has provided consulting to national organizations, state agencies, school districts, and early childhood programs. She is the author of seven books ( and a well-known presenter of keynote presentations and staff development sessions.

Gaye Gronlund taught preschool and kindergarten, both regular and special education, and evolved into a consultant as she began to write articles and books, and give presentations around the country. Now, she devotes her time exclusively to helping teachers, administrators, and policy makers implement the best approaches when teaching and assessing young children.

Would you like to present at the 2014 Annual Conference?

Click here to complete the 2014 Presenter RFP. All proposals are due by 10/4/13

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