Perspectives in Early Childhood

GCECC 2024 Annual Conference




Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2024

Join us for an enlightening day at the 2024 Annual Grant County Early Childhood Coalition Conference, themed “Perspectives in Early Childhood”. This event is scheduled for a full day of interactive learning and professional growth at Mississinewa High School, located in the heart of Gas City, Indiana. Your registration fee of $25 not only includes lunch but also grants you six valuable contact hours of professional development. This conference is an ideal platform for educators, caregivers, and early childhood professionals to come together, share insights, and explore new strategies in the field. Join us in making a difference in the lives of our youngest learners!

Conference Schedule

Doors open
8:45 – 9:00am
Opening Announcements and Introduce Keynote
9:00 – 10:00am
Opening Keynote
10:00 – 10:15am
Break / Vendors Open
10:15 – 11:30am
Breakout Sessions:

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11:30am – 12:15pm
Lunch (Vendors open)

buffet provided by Moe’s Southwest Grill

12:15 – 12:30pm
Introduction to EYI Pyramid Model
12:30 – 1:00pm
Parent Panel – Childhood Challenges
1:00 – 1:15pm
Break / Vendors Open
1:15 – 2:30pm
Breakout Sessions:

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2:30 – 2:45pm
Break / Vendors Open
2:45 – 4:00pm
Breakout Sessions:

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4:00 – 4:15pm
Raffle Drawing and Closing
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Hanan Osman

Early Childhood Professional Development & T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Indiana Senior Director for INAYEC

Dr. Hanan Osman joined the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children in 2008. Hanan is the Early Childhood Professional Development & T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Indiana Senior Director. She oversees the ECPD department staff and projects. Working closely with the Indiana AEYC Executive Director, inaeyc PD Advisory Committee and Indiana Early Childhood Higher Education Forum. Hanan’s 30+ years working with children and families has given her a wealth of diverse professional experiences and taken her across the globe. From 1990 to 1997, she taught at the School of Psychology and Preschool Education at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan. She worked with Head Start as a teacher and a center director in Kentucky. Hanan also served at the Governor’s Office of Child Development as a Head Start Collaboration Office Coordinator in Frankfort, Kentucky. With the Kentucky Department of Education, Hanan was the Community Early Childhood Councils Coordinator and then served as Kentucky State-Funded Preschool Branch Manager. Hanan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Preschool Education, a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, a Master of Arts in Family Studies/Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Early Childhood Education.

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