Welcome To The CDA Fall Conference 2018


“Loose Parts and Sustainability”

Thinking Outside The Box

Please join us and other early care & education leaders for this year’s CDA Fall Conference. This is an open event intended to foster the professional development of the child care community by providing education, support, and resources!

November 10, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CDA Hilltop
Child Development Center

960 Corte Maria Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Playing and creating with loose parts covers many of the “Early Childhood Education” curriculum goals of STEAM – “Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.” Come and “play for the day” with assorted loose parts and discover how much fun and creative they can be for the children in your program.

Presenter: Katie Zolezzi, MA., MS Ed.

Child Development Adjunct Professor

In this workshop participants will discover simple strategies through use of intentional support to develop children’s healthy social & emotional skills. This workshop will include lecture, discussion, practical strategies and hands on learning experiences to promote the use of Intentional Support in your early care & education program.

Presenter: Maxine Willey

Early Ed. /Child Developmental Specialist

In the first half of this workshop we will focus on learning how to make your child care facility more sustainable by implementing small changes that will help the environment and may even reduce operating costs.

In the second half we will talk about raising children’s awareness of environmental sustainability in a general and natural way. As community awareness of environmental issues increases, so does the value of implementing environmental programs for children. See what other centers are doing around the world and closer to home. Learn about different resources that will help children connect and embrace the natural world.

Presenter: Gráinne McGuire

CDA Organizational Development Coordinator

In this hands on workshop you will discover how to use gardening and cooking activities with young children to promote cognitive development, STEM and analytical abilities in a developmentally appropriate way.

Planting, cooking demonstrations, and of course eating!

Presenters: Lidia Tressler and Lucia Medina

CDA Hilltop Lead Teachers

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Pre-registration is required!

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For conference information, please contact:
Susan Holley at (619) 691-6850 or [email protected]