WSFCCA Early Learning Conference
November 4, 2017

Expect To Be Inspired and Energized!

The WSFCCA Early Learning Conferences have been a successful and invaluable educational opportunity for all those involved in the care and education of young children. This year we are excited to present internationally renown speaker and author, Daniel Hodgins and keynote speaker, educator and author, Miriam Dressler. Get ready to be inspired and energized!

Seating is limited this year so don't miss out. Register early and take advantage of our Early Bird Special. Registration information can be found below or visit our website. 6 STARS Hrs.

Meet Our Presenters

Daniel Hodgins
Featured speaker, Daniel J Hodgins is an exceptional,  internationally renowned speaker and author of two books titled Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child and his new book titled, GET OVER IT, Relearning guidance practices.  Daniel has done keynotes, workshops and seminars in over 42 states and Canada.  As a consultant, Daniel works with educators, parents and other professionals, helping them to understand research based theory and how to adapt curriculum and environments that support the continued development of children and families.  Daniel has a unique grasp of children and family issues learned from over 30 plus years of experience working as a teacher, director, educator and parent in both the private and public sector.  Daniel's interactive style is both informative and entertaining.  In addition to his work as a consultant, Daniel has worked as the Coordinator of Early Childhood Education, at Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan where he developed and received recognition for one of the most outstanding training programs in the country.  

Miriam Dressler
Keynote presenter, Miriam Dressler, has worked in the education field for over twenty years as a teacher, center director, adult educator, and ECE consultant and trainer.  She has worked in multiple states as a coach and facilitator to early childhood programs, supporting them in their pursuit of accreditation and other quality rating systems and programs.  Miriam is the co-author of Prove It!  Achieving Quality Recognition for Your Early Childhood Program (Redleaf Press) and is a lead validator for the National Accreditation Commission.  Miriam is the owner at Bloom Training &Consulting, an early childhood support services company located in Seattle, WA. 

Conference Venue and Hotel Information
 Free Parking for Attendees

Double Tree Suites by Hilton - Southcenter   (Tukwila, right off I-5)
16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA  98188-3388

Conference will be held in the Double Tree Ballroom on the main floor.


Double Tree WSFCCA Hotel Discount - $99.00 + tax and hotel fees per night for single, double, triple or quad room.  FREE parking for conference attendees. 
To make a hotel reservation contact Joan Aarts, or 360-790-4211. 
Based on Availability.

Double Tree Suites

Meeting Room

Registration Fees 

Early Bird    
Ends October 1, 2017      
Members   $55.00   
Non-Members  $70.00                                                       
Groups of 6 or More   $60.00 ea  (Must Use Mail In Registration for Each in Group)
Luncheon Deli Buffet $15.00        MENU   

After October 1, 2017

Members  $70.00
Non-Members  $85.00
Groups of 6 or More  $65.00 ea
Luncheon Deli Buffet $15.00  - Closes October 20th

Online and Mail-in Registration Opens June 1, 2017
Contact Info:  Joan Aarts, or call 360-790-4211
                              Tekla Frederick,  or call 360-448-7310

*Seating is limited this year. 


* Groups of 6 or more must use the mail in registration for each attendee and mail in one envelope to Joan Aarts, 561 Burnaby Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501.  Make Check payable to WSFCCA.

Conference Schedule - November 4, 2017
Registration - 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions  -  8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Keynote with Miriam Dressler  -  8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
     Staying Sane In This Super Busy Job!  Happy Teachers/Providers Equals Happy Children.     Core:  Professional Development & Leadership   (1.00)

Break  -  9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Session 1 with Daniel Hodgins -  9:30 AM - 11:30 
     Children Who Take You To The End of Your Rope  
     Core:  Child Growth & Development (1.00)
                  Curriculum & Learning Environments (1.00)

Lunch, Networking & Vendor Shopping - 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM    
   Luncheon Buffet @ $15.00 additional when you register 
   or you are welcome to pack your own lunch

Session 2 with Daniel Hodgins  - 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
     Supporting the Active Child
     Core:  Curriculum & Learning Environments (1.50)

Break  - 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Session 3 with Daniel Hodgins  -  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
     Who's In Control Here?  Power Struggles and Young Children
     Core:  Interactions (1.50)

Lunch Options
  1. Deli Buffet Luncheon catered by Double Tree Suites  $15.00.  Menu  Seating will be available in the ballroom or atrium.
  2.  Pack your own lunch and dine in the hotel atrium.
  3. Dine at the many area restaurants located within minutes of the hotel.

Vendors will Be Onsite Throughout The Day.  Visit our website for a list of vendors. This list will be continually updated. 

Pamper Yourself
Crystal Monaghan, LMP, LLC, will be onsite during registration, breaks and lunch for complimentary chair massages.  

Raffle Drawings  
  • Three $100.00 vendor shopping sprees. Shop at the conference.
  • $100.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • Everyone will receive a ticket to enter a drawing to win a FREE entrance into our October 20, 2018 Early Learning Conference featuring TeacherTom Hobson!

Contact Info:

Joan Aarts,  360-790-4211
Tekla Frederick,   360-448-7310