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Welcome to the 2016 MacEwan University Child Care Conference

Responding to the evolving field, and reflecting current trends and issues, this year’s conference will provide a relevant and engaging professional development opportunity for educators who are working in the Early Learning and Child Care field. We have planned a day of sessions filled with potential for learning, wondering, networking and joy; designed to inspire and energize.

Research in the field continues to recognize the value and importance of ‘play’ in children’s lives. Our featured speaker, Sophie Cooper, recognizes play as a social necessity and a children’s right. Her sessions, presented throughout the day, will support educator’s understanding of why child directed and free play are critical for healthy children and healthy communities.