June is the time for the exciting NAEYC Professional Development conference this year in New Orleans. This is an amazing conference that allows us to reconnect with other early childhood professionals, renew friendships, and learn what is on the forefront for future policies.
Currently, I am working with Sonia on our new book related to “Sustaining Creativity in Young Children”, with anticipated publication early 2016. The first event we attend at the conference is a reception for authors that write for NAEYC. It seems funny for me to be considered a “new” author since I have already published 12 other books, but it is the first time I have written a book for my professional organization (although I have written many articles and served as a consulting editor for NAEYC for a number of years).
Attending lots of meetings, participating in informative sessions, and collaborating with colleagues will consume most of my time in New Orleans. But as a great lover of Jazz (and to stimulate my creative thinking) I will also go to the Preservation Hall for authentic Dixieland Jazz.
More to come from the conference and jam session!