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MCC to Host Child's World Conference Nov. 18

[Wednesday, November 15, 2017]

     

Carole Stevens leads children in a round of Turkey Hop song and dance during a recent music session. Stevens is the keynote speaker at the Practical Ideas for the Child's World Conference at McHenry County College on Nov. 18.

McHenry County College will host the 29th Annual Practical Ideas for the Child’s World Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 in the Luecht Conference Center at the college, located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake.

This 29th annual conference is open to early childhood educators, directors and childcare providers from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The keynote address will be presented by Carole Stephens, a nationally renowned early childhood music specialist. Her cross-curricular music and guidance techniques instantly inspire all audiences from the youngest child to the oldest adult to join in singing, dancing, and moving rhythmically.

Through her “Macaroni Soup!” program, she has been providing award-winning musical education and entertainment for children ages 1 through 12 for more than for 25 years.

            Breakout workshops are 1.25 hours in length and are geared to those who work with young children (infants through age eight). Workshop topics include engaging children in shared reading and writing, promoting curiosity, classroom management, strategies for snack time, and hands-on activities in science, math, art, language and large motor areas. The 2016 conference attracted more than 200 participants.

Cost is $40 for the general public and $20 for MCC early childhood education students. To download a registration form, visit www.mchenry.edu/childsworld. For more information contact, Wendy Yemm at (815) 455-8764 or email conferencecenter@mchenry.edu.

Carole Stevens joins children in a round of Turkey Hop song and dance during a recent music session. Stevens is the keynote speaker at the Practical Ideas for the Child’s World Conference at McHenry County College on Nov. 18. Anyone who works with young children, infant through 8 years, are invited to attend this annual conference that features mini workshop sessions on a variety of topics.

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