National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators

NAECTE Annual Conferences

NAECTE offers two conference days a year in tandem with the NAEYC fall conference and the June NAEYC Professional Development Institute. Our Fall conference day is always the first day of NAEYC (Wednesdays) and Summer conference is always the second day of NAEYC (Mondays). In the fall, we arrange a full day conference usually including research presentations, poster sessions, a keynote, a luncheon and a membership meeting followed by an afternoon pause and an evening awards ceremony. The Summer conference is scheduled as a half-day morning keynote and research presentations/posters.

Notably, there is no separate registration for the NAECTE annual meeting, as it is included in your NAEYC registration. Please wear your NAEYC name badge to our conference. We do hope that you will renew your NAECTE membership at the fall meeting or online before the conference. Our memberships are a key way for us to thrive and offer these great opportunities to connect in our work and research endeavors!

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Conferences, Zeynep Isik-Ercan and Conference Chair Tsitsi Nyabando


Next Conference (Paper Presentation Proposal)

Summer 2020 Conference is coming! We hope to see you in New Orleans! (Print Flier)
Please join us at our NAECTE Conference on June 8, 2020 (8 am – 12.30 pm), held in conjunction with the NAEYC Professional Learning Institute in New Orleans.

Theme: Integrating Systems for Young Children:
Community Engagement, Cross-sector Partnership and Education of Practitioners

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE: Paper Presentation Proposal
DEADLINE for Proposals: February 12, 2020

Our Keynote Address will be presented by Libbie Sonnier-Netto, PhD
Executive Director Louisiana Policy Institute For Children

Libbie Sonnier-Netto, PhD

Recognized for her tenacity and deep commitment to children, Libbie has led teams of individuals in system-wide initiatives for the betterment of children, families, caregivers, and practitioners. She has served as a state director of two federal programs managing multi-million-dollar budgets as well as developing and implementing pilot programs for children birth to age five in four states across multiple agencies and community partners to improve the efficiency and efficacy of direct services for children and their families. Libbie’s experiences conducting longitudinal and experimental research allow her to translate scientific findings into meaningful and practical policy implications that support better life outcomes for children. She is coauthor of multiple publications and technical reports, training curricula, and, with Drs. Sharon and Craig Ramey, The Four Diamonds Checklist and The Quality System to Achieve Results for Young Children in all Settings (Q-STAR).

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Upcoming Dates and Locations

Fall 8am-3pm
Anaheim, CA — November 4, 2020
Orlando, FL — November 17, 2021
Washington, DC — November 16, 2022
Nashville, TN — November 15, 2023
Anaheim, CA — November 6, 2024

Summer 8am-12:30pm
New Orleans, LA — June 8, 2020
Philadelphia, PA — June 14, 2021
Cleveland, OH — June 13, 2022



Link to Highlights of Past Conferences