Call for Proposals

Deadline: January 29, 2024

General Submission Guidelines

  • Proposals will be evaluated using a DEC Rubric; please view the Rubric here before submitting to understand our selection criteria.
  • Presentations are designed for all levels of experience - from fundamental to intermediate to advanced topics.
  • Proposals should clearly indicate the age group the information will focus on i.e. birth to three, preschool, school-age OR all.
  • Proposals should be checked for spelling and grammar.
  • Proposals must be non-sales or marketing orientated.
  • There are no fees required to submit a proposal.
  • ECDAW membership is not a requirement for submitting.

In General, IECC Does Not Pay Per Diem, Honoraria, or Reimburse Expenses:

Other Considerations:

  • As you plan the details of your presentation, please consider our purpose (below.)
  • Other themes to consider are birth through age eight development, mental health and relationship issues, cultural diversity, father involvement, accountability, school readiness, transitions, and relevant research supporting your information.
  • Please note presenters are welcome and encouraged to submit multiple proposals. This gives the IECC planning committee the opportunity to select from a variety of submission topics from each presenter. IECC will email before scheduling a presenter for multiple presentations. This is a list of topics IECC may be seeking. Please note this is a general list and IECC would like to encourage presenters to submit topics from the list below and expand it further.
    • Racial Equity
    • Anti-bias practices
    • Trauma-informed care
    • Supporting Challenging Behaviors
    • Working with Parents and Families
    • Coaching
    • Family Resource Coordinators
    • Social-Emotional learning
    • The Pyramid Model
    • Intersectionality
    • Positionality
    • Child Find
    • Autism
    • Transitions B-C
    • Speech
    • Mental Health
    • Burnout and Coping Strategies
    • Feeding
    • Spaces and Environments
    • How to build a 0-5 system
    • Relationships/Partners (communities, families, schools)
    • Panel workshops
    • Working with foster families
    • Transition
    • Working with fathers
    • Father engagement
    • Implicit Bias
    • Connections to tribal communities
    • Supporting children with complex needs
  • Consider how your presentation strategy and content promotes participants’ growth in their work with all children, including those with disabilities, their families and within the early learning community.
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Our Purpose:

  • Provide high-quality education opportunities for professionals and parents; Challenge thinking about diversity and disability;
  • Increase family and provider effectiveness through new skills, strategies and ideas for providing high quality services;
  • Enhance understanding of the unique strengths and needs of each family; Foster partnerships across families, disciplines, agencies and sponsors to provide coordinated services in local communities;
  • Promote networking and coalition building around early childhood issues; Enhance the lives of children and families through the use of information and technology;
  • Promote evidenced based practices in early childhood; and
  • Promote the mutual understanding of the contributions families and providers bring to the lives of young children.

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