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Conferences and Events

For more than 40 years, HighScope has been reaching out to the educational community through professional conferences and events. These programs offer an ideal format for professional learning and networking.

Visit our booths and join us at our sessions!


Early Childhood


October 17-19, 2016
Detroit, MI
Event Website


What Happened During Home Visits? The Case of Perry Preschool
Tomoko Wakabayashi, Elizabeth Grace, Denise Bailey, Mary Delcamp

Young Child Expo & Conference

October 19–21, 2016
Spokane, WA
The Young Child Expo & Conference Spokane carries on the tradition of the Young Child Expo & Conference New York City with the same great speakers and great learning. Our goal is simple – to provide useful information to professionals and parents in order to help all young children learn, grow and reach their full potential. We aim to bring everyone who works with young children together to learn and grow.

HighScope is Proud to be a Platinum Sponsor!
Keynote Speaker

Brenda Leger, MSEd, Chief Strategy Officer at HighScope


Changing the World One Child at a Time:

Strategies for the Classroom, Home, and Community

Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:00–1:50 p.m.

The active learning model is a proven approach to early childhood education that brings together the practical insights of preschool teachers with the latest theory and research on how young children learn. Join us as we explore different strategies to support children in their classroom, home, and community.


highScope sessions

Kimberly Early, MA, Early Education Specialist Senior and Michael William Figueroa, MA, Early Education Specialist Senior
City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning, WA
"Math Throughout the Daily Schedule"
Friday October 21, 2016 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.

MiAEYC Infant Toddler Conference

Friday October 21, 2016
Dearborn, MI
Event Website


Tiffany Wright Ofeimu, Early Childhood Specialist
"It’s All About Me!: Understanding Egocentrism and Supporting Conflict Resolution In Toddler Classrooms"
Friday October 21, 2016 12:45p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Christine Snyder, Early Childhood Specialist
"More Than Pat-a-Cake and Peek-a-Boo: Planning Activities for Infants and Toddlers"
Friday October 21, 2016 12:45p.m. - 4:00p.m.

October 24-29, 2016
Atlanta, GA
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What is “Quality” and How Can We Best Measure “Quality” in Preschools? 
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2:00-2:45 p.m.

Tomoko Wakabayashi, Jill Claxton, Beth Scholz, Eleanor Martin, Beth Hardin, Zongping Xiang,
Fernando Andrade-Adaniya

Using iPads for Evaluation: Assessing Self-Regulation in Low-Income Preschoolers
Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:45-6:15 p.m.
Laura Scharphorn and Tomoko Wakabayashi

Planning Ahead: Approaches for Dealing with Challenges That Arise in PreK-12 Evaluations
Friday, Oct. 28, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Laura Scharphorn, Discussant

National Association For The Education Of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference and Expo

November 2–5, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
NAEYC's annual conference bring together early childhood educators — teachers, program administrators, students, researchers and teacher educators —  to explore the latest research and learn from one another.
Visit us in Booth 1328 or attend our sessions!
See highscope.org/naeyc16 for a list of sessions presented by HighScope Staff!

November 3-5, 2016
Washington D.C.

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Using Standardized Assessments to Inform the Development of Place-Based Initiatives
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Laura Scharphorn, Tomoko Wakabayashi

Michigan Collaborative Early Childhood Conference (MCECC)

November 29, 2016
Dearborn, MI
Event Website

See highscope.org/MCECC16 for a list of sessions presented by HighScope Staff!


Zero to Three annual conference

December 7-9, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Event Website

Our connections have power: the power to calm, the power to heal, the power to transform. Join ZERO TO THREE this December in New Orleans as we help you Build the Powerful Connections you need to support young children and their families in reaching their full potential. ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference is your one-of-a-kind opportunity to be informed by the experts and inspired by your colleagues—make plans to attend today.

HigHScope Annual International Conference

Call for proposals is now open! Visit highscope.org/2017conference for details.

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