The Sonoma County Early Learners Conference

sillouette of children playing with quote "nothing lights up a child's rain like play" Dr Scott Brown

The School of Education's Early Childhood Studies program is pleased to be one of the major sponsors and host of this important conference for professionals and students who are involved in early childhood education and care and advocacy.

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Scott Brown of the National Institute of Play

Author of Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul, Dr. Brown is trained in general and internal medicine, psychiatry and clinical research, and has been identified as the foremost “practical champion of the knowledge of play.”

Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:30am - 4:00pm
Sonoma State University

A day of learning for all those working with children ages birth to twelve years: Infant/Toddler and Preschool Teachers, Family Child Care Providers, Transitional Kindergarten Teachers, Afterschool Staff, ECE students, etc.

$45 per person — Lunch Included
Registration opens January 12 and closes March 13

To register, go to

Presented by: Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County in partnership with Community Child Care Council, Early Learning Institute, CAP Sonoma Head Start, SRJC, YWCA’s A Special Place, North Bay Children’s Center, Two Rock Coast Guard Child Development Center, SCAEYC, Extended Child Care, Children and Family Circle, SCOE, and Sonoma State University.