Empowering Professionals Conference at PSC Friday

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Prairie State College (PSC) is the site for the third annual Empowering Professionals Conference entitled, Recognizing and Supporting Professionals in their Work with Infants, Young Children, and Families. The conference will be held on Friday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Business and Community Education Center auditorium, located at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights.

Larry Edelman, M.S., senior instructor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado and Health Sciences Center, is the keynote speaker. Internationally recognized for training and consultation related to systemic change in early care, education, and early intervention agencies, Edelman will highlight individual successes in the field recognizing that there is no one “cookbook” approach to providing services for young children and their families.

Attendees will have their choice of breakout sessions and have access to a vendors and exhibitors. An afternoon panel discussion will feature success stories by early intervention providers who will share how they changed the lives of the children they served. A continental breakfast and hot lunch will be provided.

The cost for the seminar is $35 for students and $65 general admission. Early Intervention contact hours of 4.75 working with families and 4.75 CPDUs for teachers are available. To register or for more information, contact Julie DeLong, coordinator, continuing professional education, at (708) 709-7919. Information also can be found at matteson.prairiestate.edu; click on “Empowering Professionals Conference.”