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Shawnee State University to host 2016 Fabulous Friday Conference


April 15, 2016


Fabulous Friday Regional Campus Conference will be at 8 am on Apr. 15 in the Sodexo Ballroom.

Shawnee State University in partnership with COAD Early Care & Education will host Fabulous Friday Regional Campus Conference at 8 a.m. on Apr. 15 in the Sodexo Ballroom of the University Center.

Fabulous Friday is a conference to celebrate early childhood advocacy, excellence and professionalism for southern Ohio’s future and those committed to this cause. The day’s event is filled with Child Care Leadership and Business Sessions, as well as other high quality Early Childhood sessions.

There will be a keynote presentation by Larry Slocum, a Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor. Slocum will introduce Conscious Discipline as an adult first model in dealing with aggression. He explains that we have to control our emotions first before we can properly assist the children under our care. Slocum will introduce the ingredients of effective consequences and how to apply them to real-life situations.

The Southern Ohio NAEYC “Friend of Children” Award will be awarded after the morning keynote address. The award is given to someone who fosters the well being of children from birth to eight years of age, recognizes the importance of giving back to others and the community, is a team player, exemplifies a commitment to promoting quality care and education, noted for their servant leadership while demonstrating inspiration, direction and support.

All nominations must be received by March 25 and mailed to Shawnee State University, The Dr. Miller and Genevieve Toombs Children’s Learning Center, Attention: Amanda Hedrick, 940 Second Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.

For more information about the “Friend of Children” award and nominations, please visit, http://www.shawnee.edu/offices/educational-partnerships/media/FriendofChildren2016.pdf.

Deadline to register for Fabulous Friday is Apr. 8. Registration fee for the conference is $44 and includes check-in refreshments and lunch. To register, go to http://www.shawnee.edu/offices/event-conference-services/fabulous-friday.aspx.

If you are a high school or university student wishing to attend the conference, contact Debbie Schwamberger at (740) 351-3390 or at dschwamberge@shawnee.edu for a discount code and pay only $19 for the registration fee.

All registration fees will be nonrefundable after the Apr. 8 deadline.

For questions about registration, please contact the COAD Early Care & Education by phone at (740) 354-6527 or by e-mail at ece11@coadinc.org.

For more information about the Fabulous Friday Conference, please contact Debbie Schwamberger, Department Administrative Assistant of Event & Conference Services, at (740) 351-3990 or by email at dschwamberge@shawnee.edu.


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