T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$®
2018 National Professional Development Symposium
Moving the Needle on Early Childhood Workforce Compensation

April 24-25, 2018 
at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Chapel Hill, NC 

We are pleased to confirm to date, speakers from the following organizations:

  • Buffett Early Childhood Institute
  • Council for Professional Recognition
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Governors Association
  • National Women’s Law Center

Information on Keynote and Plenary presentations!
Registration Brochure  available here

Questions?  Contact Us!



2018 Plenary Panel featured a panel including Tracy Ehlert, former T.E.A.C.H. recipient, in home early educator and candidate for the Iowa House-District 70; Bweikia Foster Steen, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Early Childhood Programs at Trinity Washington University; and Michele Miller-Cox, former T.E.A.C.H. recipient, SAS Montessori Pre-school teacher and Adjunct Instructor at both Wake Tech Community College and NC A&T, speaking on the topic, Education is a Game Changer.


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The National T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® Professional Development Symposium is held annually in Chapel Hill,
North Carolina. 


Who Should Attend

  • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® staff.
  • Professionals supporting the professional development of the early education workforce, including non-profit organization professionals and higher education faculty.
  • Partners working in or on behalf of early education systems including state and national governmental agency personnel, funders and others working on professional development systems.


Symposium Offerings

  • Workshops and panel presentations addressing
    • Staff development and day to day operations of T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$ initiatives
    • Broader issues of professional development, quality improvement systems, higher education, advocacy and public policy for all early childhood professionals
  • Nationally known speakers who address topics timely to the field
  • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country

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2016 Plenary Panel featured a panel including Carol Brunson Day, Brunson, Phillips & Day; Florianna Thompson, Wake Technical Community College; and Dan Haggard, New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, in Let’s Talk About it: Issues of Race, Gender and Equity in our Everyday Lives as Early Childhood Professionals.


Previous Symposium Programs


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2015_TEACHsymp_Program 2015

2014_TEACHsymp_ProgramV5 2014





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