Building Early Learning Partnerships for a Strong Foundation in Education

The Early Learning Division invites you to participate in an upcoming conference titled Building Early Learning Partnerships for a Strong Foundation in Education. This conference, which will bring providers of early learning services and K-3 educators together for a shared professional learning experience, will take place on November 17-18, 2016 at the Portland Airport Sheraton.

The overarching theme for this event is building capacity to support children’s social-emotional development as a key component of school readiness and academic success. Areas of emphasis will include engaging families as partners in children’s learning and development, P-3 professional learning communities, and strengthening developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive practice.

We are excited to feature two exceptional keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Alisha Moreland, Executive Director of Oregon Health Sciences University’s Avel Gordly Center for Healing
  • Dr. Melanie Berry from the University of Oregon’s Center for Translational Neuroscience.

Both Dr. Moreland and Dr. Berry bring deep expertise in how trauma affects children’s early brain development and how adults can best support children who have experienced traumatic events in their young lives.

Visit COSA’s website for more information and to register.

A limited number of scholarships are available to support early learning providers to participate in this conference. These scholarships will cover the full cost of conference registration. 

Please contact Brett Walker with the Early Learning Division at or by phone at 503.378.5160 with any questions you have.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

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