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“We look forward with excitement for this year’s
Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to view the latest Childcraft Manipulative Sets, Mobile Science Modules, dual language learning tools, materials for children with special needs, activity tables and chairs including the Classroom Select® NeoRok™ Movement Stool, classroom products for STEAM areas, and a range of other accessories for infants, toddlers and Pre-K students. Additionally, attendees will be able to join in special presentations by Cecilia Cruse, Special Needs Subject-Matter Expert, MS, OTR/L and Ginny Streckewald, Early Childhood Education Manager at Childcraft, M. Ed. Ms. Cruse will kick off the conference at
Perhaps the most exciting, must-attend event at NAEYC will be Childcraft’s Day with Eric Litwin. Mr. Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times Best Selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric's books have sold over 8.5 million copies; they have been translated into 13 languages and have won 18 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award. He will be appearing at three Childcraft-sponsored events on
Spotlight Session Workshopat NAEYC Conference, 10:00-11:30am
- Book Signing at Childcraft Booth #1204,
11:30am-12:30pm NAEYC Hollywood Night Member Partyat the JW Marriott, 7:00-9:00pm
The day and evening is expected to be filled with dancing activities, a meet-and-greet session and fun giveaways. Look for more information by visiting Childcraft on Facebook, Twitter and Childcraft.com/NAEYC2016.
“I’m honored and excited for the opportunity to meet with teachers, administrators and practitioners from across the country in various dynamic and engaging sessions at the
“Our Childcraft and School Specialty team is elated to have Eric join us at NAEYC 2016 and we greatly appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule! He’s just phenomenal and we know that attendees will take away vital insights and practical skills that can have a transformative impact on the lives of their young students, as well as their own professional development. We look forward to an amazing show this year,” concluded Ms. Johnson.
Since 1946, Childcraft® prized manipulatives, furniture and games have helped early childhood educators cultivate the lives of little learners from birth to grade 2. The brand has broken ground with top-quality, unique furnishings and learning materials that can act as a second teacher in the room and align with early learning standards of excellence – including those set by NAEYC. With a full selection of early childhood educational products, Childcraft and School Specialty continues to be America’s leader in creating complete and effective learning environments that meet the needs of all children by building crucial 21st century learning skills.
The NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo brings together thought leaders, classroom teachers and faculty, administrators, researchers, and other critically important practitioners and contributors in early childhood education. Whether you are a newcomer to the field or an experienced professional, the conference provides the opportunity to help advance shared work on behalf of children during their most critical period of development and learning. For more information on NAEYC 2016, visit www.naeyc.org.
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