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Request for Proposals 
Proposal deadline: December 5, 2021


Submissions will be done electronically this year, via this form:

Call Katie Hagen with any questions: 443-717-0441

As a state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the mission of the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CTAEYC) is to enhance the care, education, and development of Connecticut's young children, in the context of family and community; and to support the professionals who care for them. CTAEYC provides training to increase the competencies of professionals and promotes them through support and advocacy activities. CTAEYC achieves this by promoting a strong local affiliate structure, the development of leadership skills, and the coordination of informed advocacy dedicated to improving the quality of services for young children and their families. 

Who will attend this conference? 
Providers of early child care and education services, CTAEYC Members, Birth to 3 specialists, family child care providers, ECE students, home visitors, center-based professionals, education consultants, public school teachers and administrators, paraprofessionals, mental health care providers, special education professionals, family resource center specialists, advocates, policymakers, and all early childhood professionals! 


Conference Theme:   ... one child at a time.
2020 was a time of changes and challenges.  We adapted in 2021, and now in 2022 we are truly living our new normal.  Our focus this year is on the individual.  We know that children are brilliant at adapting to the world in which they live, but the past 18+ months have been exponentially hard.  This year, we will focus on how we are building brains, helping to shape the future, and changing the world ... one child at a time. 

We are seeking diverse presentations that cover the following topics: 

● Supporting an Anti-Biased & Culturally Diverse Environment 
● Trauma Informed Practice 
● Advocacy & Leadership in Early Childhood Education 
● Family Child Care 
● Administration 

Please indicate whether your session content is at the Classroom, Leadership, or Both. 


Presentation Format (choose one): 
● 60-minute Zoom session 
● 90-minute Zoom session 
We encourage presentations that include a combination of lecture, interactive/audience participation, questions and answers, and group discussion. 

Submission Requirements: 
Please use
this link to submit your proposal. 
Applications for session proposals must include: 
☐ Presenter Contact information
☐ A brief abstract of the presentation (50 words or less) that can be included in the conference brochure

☐ Presentation description (goals & outline) 
☐ Please let us know if you have presented this workshop before; include when and where.

Proposal Review Process: 
Proposals will be reviewed by CTAEYC Conference Committee. Once a proposal has been approved, a letter of acceptance 
will be e-mailed to the lead presenter. Conference Registration fee will be waived for one presenter per workshop.  The stipend per workshop is $200.

Audiovisual Equipment: 
This format of the conference will be virtual via Zoom. All presenters are responsible for the technology needed to provide an interactive, high-quality session. 

Submission Instructions: 
Please complete the RFP electronic submission not later than October 29, 2021.
For more information about CTAEYC, go to:


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