Cold Temperatures but Warm Hearts in the Bold North

I just returned from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I provided the Keynote for the 38th annual Conference for ELEA Region.  Their theme was “Inspiring Wonder and Curiosity,” so my topic, “Inspiring Young Children to be Creative Thinkers,” was a perfect match for their focus.

With all my travel and speaking, I have few trips where everything works. This was one of those times I want to celebrate and tell you where things worked. My flights were on time, my setting was a beautiful auditorium, my presentation and microphone worked, and the early childhood educators were so responsive. Heather and her diligent team made all the puzzle pieces fit together which made my experience great and provided the participants with a joyful day filled with learning.

My breakout sessions were designed specifically for Infant and Toddler teachers and the second for Preschool teachers.  After each of these sessions, the teachers shared with me some of the things they were doing in their programs with young children. I was so impressed with their dedication and creative ideas!

When everything works so well it allows me to enjoy the special people who are in the early childhood profession and the inspiring leaders who support quality programs for their young children.

May you have many opportunities when things work well for you.  Let’s celebrate these special moments!