Educator Resources

Conferences & Institutes

Our annual conferences for educators, caregivers, and leaders support continued learning and re-energize your practice.

Infancy Institute (March)
A three-day conference for infant and toddler caregivers, teachers, directors, trainers, home visitors, parents, early interventionists, developmental specialists, social workers, and family child care providers.

Teaching Kindergarten Conference (April)
A one-and-a-half day conference providing an opportunity for educators to come together and address the challenges of kindergarten.

The Language Series (October)
A one-day, hands-on conference to help teachers, parents, and leaders expand their repertoire of effective and developmentally appropriate language learning skills.

Safe & Sound Schools Conference (December)
A day of collaboration and study of Emotionally Responsive Practice as part of the Community of Safe and Sound Schools Initiative.

Language Series Workshop

The Language Series

Re-energize your practice by learning from experts in the field. The Language Series helps educators explore multiple ways to create and support social and academic language growth in today’s diverse educational settings that include ENL (English as a New Language) learners and those who struggle in their native language.
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Safe & Sound Schools Conference

Through collaboration and the study of Emotionally Responsive Practice, the Safe & Sound Schools Conference supports teachers, social workers, and administrators in elementary schools and early childhood settings develop a deep understanding of child development, the social and emotional foundations for learning, parent engagement, and mastery of techniques for building safe and nurturing school communities.
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The Infancy Institute

Over 30 years ago, the Infant & Family Development and Early Intervention Program at Bank Street recognized a lack of professional development opportunities specifically designed to improve the practice of those working with infants and toddlers. The Infancy Institute was created to answer this interdisciplinary need to support professionals in the many settings where they interact with infants, toddlers, and families. Our annual conference highlights cutting-edge developments in research, relationship-based practice, and family-centered care and has educated thousands of infant/toddler specialists from around the world.
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Teaching Kindergarten Conference

Kindergarten plays a critical and unique role in a child’s life. It is a year filled with discovery, wonder, friendship, and creativity—and a place where language, literacy, science, and math take on real meaning through play and active learning. The kindergarten conference provides an opportunity for educators to come together to explore the critical importance of experiential learning and identify how to address the modern day challenges educators face when kindergarten becomes the new first grade.
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