We've got Georgia on our mind! The 2017 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo is being held in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 15–18. As a year-round GOLD Sponsor of NAEYC, Kaplan Early Learning Company is excited to have an even bigger presence at this year's conference. We hope you come away from the conference inspired and motivated as an educator. If you're going to be at the conference, be sure to stop by and see us at booth #1507.

Don't Miss the Kaplan Prize Wheel

Take a spin and win! Prizes include a metal insulated beverage tumbler, measuring cups, apron, Pop Socket, blinking ring, and desk clock.

Prize Wheel Hours:

  • Wednesday: 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 2 p.m.–4 p.m.

Make-and-Take Activities

The Kaplan booth will have a variety of make-and-take items available. If you would like a copy of the activities or didn't get a chance to go to NAEYC this year, download the free printables below.

Light-Up Bugs

DIY Sensory Bottles

Sensory Apple Trees

Science Viewers

DIY Frog Lantern

Kaplan Presenters

We hope you get an opportunity to attend one of the following sessions:

Title: From Name-Calling to Hitting to Biting: Effective Consequences That Reduce Aggression
Presenters: Kim Jackson and Becky Bailey
Topic Track: Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 8:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Site: Georgia World Congress Center
Room: A412

Title: Not Everything That Is Important Is Measurable
Presenter: Keith Pentz
Topic Track: Social/Emotional Development
Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.*
Site: Georgia World Congress Center
Room: B401
*Meet Keith Pentz in Kaplan's booth (#1507) after his presentation.

Title: Mental Health Supports in a Messy World: A Workshop for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants, Coaches, and Leaders Who Are Asked to Intervene with Children Who Are Exhibiting Challenging Behaviors
Presenter: Rachel Wagner
Topic Track: Guidance/Discipline/Challenging Behaviors
Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.*
Site: Georgia World Congress Center
Room: B404
*Meet Rachel Wagner in Kaplan's booth (#1507) after her presentation.

Title: Common Reactions or Conscious Responses? Communicate with Children in Conflict Moments to Coach New, Helpful Behavior ¿Reacciones comúnes o respuestas conscientes? Comunícate con los niños en momentos de conflicto para que aprendan nueva conducta positiva
Presenter: Katja von Elbe
Topic Track: Grandes Comienzos—Spanish
Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Site: Georgia World Congress Center
Room: B407

Title: We're All in This Together: Alignments and the Power of Collaboration
Presenters: Amy Cubbage and Barb Wilder-Smith
Topic Track: Advocacy/Public Policy
Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Site: Georgia World Congress Center
Room: B209

Title: The Power of Blocks
Presenter: Keith Pentz
Topic Track: Spotlight Exhibitor Session
Date: Friday, November 17
Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.*
Site: Georgia World Congress Center
Room: B405
*Meet Keith Pentz in Kaplan's booth (#1507) after his presentation.

Title: Connection-Based Practices: Working Smarter, Not Harder, to Strengthen Attachments and Boost Brain Processes Through Social Play
Presenter: Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo
Topic Track: Play
Date: Friday, November 17
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Site: Georgia World Congress Center
Room: B211/212

Title: Driving Change Through Professional Development: Improving Teacher–Child Interactions for Infant, Toddler, and Pre-K Teachers
Presenters: Sedra Spano and Faith Duncan
Topic Track: Professional Development—Training & Technical Assistance
Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Site: Georgia World Congress Center
Room: B310