Child Development Resource to host conference


CW File

Arielle Lipan

The conference is set to take place in Sellers Auditorium at the Bryant Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch from Robertson’s BBQ 
included in the $15 registration fee.

According to a press release from the University, “The goal of the conference is to provide info on building a good foundation for children using developmentally appropriate practice,” said Dr. April Kendrick, director of Child 
Development Resources.

The two scheduled speakers are Dr. Lillian Katz, professor emerita of early childhood education at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Erin Ramsey, Mind in the Making senior 
program director.

Mind in the Making is a project from a think tank based in New York that emphasizes seven life lessons for children.

“Each of the life skills build on the previous, so the biggest goal is the passion for learning, that that fire keeps burning in children and adults,” Ramsey said.

Kristy Brown, an adjunct professor for human development at The University of Alabama and a conference coordinator said that the event will be inclusive.

The conference offers six hours of DHR credit to child care providers and .60 Continuing Education Units.

Anyone interested in the conference can register at