Last week I participated in the AZ State Department of Education’s Early Childhood Conference (ADE). I provided the closing Keynote on “Nurturing Creative Thinkers” to several hundred early childhood educators from all across AZ.   The conference was flawlessly organized by Kristy and her Department of Education team. Every small detail was planned and implemented effectively making it very easy for me to enjoy the people and the experience.

The teachers also received a copy of my new book which was a thrill for me! At the closing of my session, I signed books, talked to the teachers, and made pictures with some of the smiling participates. Oh, how I love these personal interactions with teachers and listening to their inspiring stories about their work.

What a joyful experience it was for me to meet such warm and caring people who are working with young children and inspiring their creativity every day. The young children in Arizona are very blessed to have such a supportive State Early Childhood team and dedicated teachers who are enriching their lives during the Critical Early Years!

Thank you AZ for including me!