Kansas City’s Premier Early Education Professional Development Conference
Early Childhood Professional Development Conference
October 2 – 9, 2021
The Family Conservancy’s annual Early Childhood Fall Symposium is Kansas City’s premier early education professional development conference. This year’s event will be held virtually from October 2 through 9.
Let’s Talk About Equity and Mental Health Saturday, October 9 Presenter: Amittia Parker
This keynote address will discuss mental health and equity, with a focus on early childhood professionals’ wellness. Many early childhood professionals are impacted by mental health disparities such as unmet needs, issues of access, and poorer outcomes. Therefore, wellness efforts must consider equity and ways to provide access and opportunity for those serving young children. Lastly, attention will be directed towards, creating systems of support to meet the needs of staff, and in particular Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color, and child care staff from other marginalized identities.