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Annual Southern Conference on Children arrives in January


The Department of Continuing Education will host the 30th annual Southern Conference on Children on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

This one-day conference allows childcare center directors and personnel, teachers, childcare providers and parents of young children to attend special sessions with information on current childcare trends and other related topics. The theme this year, “Including All Children,” has a specific focus on the ways in which childcare personnel and parents can support and nurture diversity in young children.

Kristie Lewis, assistant commissioner for child care services at the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and state co-administrator for the state Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, will be the first keynote speaker of the conference. Channie Frazier (`04), Lead Pre-K Teacher at Kid’s World Learning Center in Statesboro and Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, will follow.

The conference is sponsored by the School of Human Ecology, the College of Health and Human Sciences and the Division of Continuing Education.
To register for the conference, visit Early registration is $60 before Jan. 13, registration is $85 and $95 on the day of.

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