BGSU to host early childhood conference

Early childhood educators will learn new ways to energize teaching, build relationships with parents, and
bring fun and movement into the classroom at the Early Childhood Conference at Bowling Green State
The conference is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Olscamp Hall on the BGSU campus. The
program, in its 33rd year, has a preschool through kindergarten focus and is sponsored by the College of
Education and Human Development, along with Continuing and Extended Education.
Connie Dow and Zak Morgan will give the keynote presentation, "A Taste of Music, A Dash of Dance:
Spice up Your Early Childhood Environment with Music and Movement." The presentation will help
educators learn new and creative ways to bring music and dance into the classroom, inspiring the artist
in every child.
Dow has taught movement to children for more than 35 years and is the author of "Dance, Turn, Hop,
Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers." Morgan has been described as a cross
between Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. The Grammy Award-nominated children’s artist performs more than
200 shows each year.
The conference offers 19 workshops on current trends for educators, including "Wonderful Web Sites
for Literacy Learning," "Providing Engaging Science Experiments that Encourage the Scientist
Within" and "Effective Teaching Strategies for Challenging Behaviors." Presenters include
early childhood mental health consultants, professors, teachers and child development specialists from
organizations such as BGSU, YWCA Child Care and the Children’s Resource Center.
The fee for the conference is $55 on or before Oct. 30, and $65 after that date. To register, call (419)
372-8181 or 1-877-650-8165, or visit