Who Should Attend?
Professionals who care for or work with all young children (including typically developing children, those with special needs, gifted and bilingual children), and parents:
- Special Education Teachers
- Social Workers
- Speech Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- ABA Therapists
- Parent Educators
- Day Care & Child Care Providers
- Service Coordinators
- Case Managers
- Foster Care Providers
- Parents, Grandparents, Caretakers
- School Counselors
We anticipate that at this years Young Child Expo & Conference there will be approximately 80% professionals, 10% parents, 10% students. Professionals are estimated to include 40% teachers (regular & special education), 60% all other early childhood professionals (e.g., social workers, occupational, speech, physical therapists, psychologists, parent educators, etc). Decision makers such as directors/program administrators are estimated to be 40% of the professional attendees representing center and home-based programs serving typically developing and special needs children.
Testimonials from Past Attendees
The material/information is FANTASTIC!
Nicely Organized and good speakers-nice to give a lunch discount. Thank You!
This is one of the best organized conferences I’ve attended. Your team does an excellent job!
“I am thrilled to have had a chance to attend the expo. My colleague and I learned so much from our sessions and we still have our lanyards hanging on our desks! I think what we appreciated the most was just being immersed in a space with so many early childhood leaders and advocates. We would love to continue to sponsor the event.”
“The sessions were informative and supportive of the work for the early childhood field and is workforce. The valuableness of this conference deserves more publicity. It had much to offer consultants, teachers, and administrators. There was knowledge of current research provided; insight to current issues in the classrooms of NYC; and a deepening of awareness of the gems we see daily. As a manager of a small staff of education & health specialists, I am sure to encourage them to come next year. The quality and knowledge of the presenters were astonishing.”
“Nice range of topics.”
“Excellent Training. We are recommending this conference to my colleagues.”
“I really enjoyed the conference. It was very useful and informative and I hope to practice these same techniques in the future.”
“SO different from other conferences – more intellectual topics rather than the same old boring make and takes!!”
Grievance Policy & Procedure
There is a grievance procedure that will be in place for the upcoming conference. The procedure will be publicized on the conference website and only certain aspects of the grievance procedure will be publicized on the brochure. The Grievance Procedure is as follows:
Los Niños Training, LLC will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Conference Co-Directors, the Conference Coordinator, and the Continuing Education Chair. The following policy covers any issues that may come to the attention of the conference staff that requires intervention and/or action on the part of the conference staff or any officer of Los Niños Training, LLC. Below is a description of the policy and procedure that serves as a guideline for handling complaints and/or grievances.
All grievances must be submitted in writing (via e-mail or mail) to the conference office within 30 days of the end of the conference. Any supporting documents must be included with the submitted complaint. For all grievances, contact information (name, phone number, and email) must be provided in the case that the conference team may need clarification.
If a grievance or complaint is in regard to facilities, food services, presenters, or content of a presentation, the grieved individual should complete an evaluation form. If he or she does not have an evaluation form, a conference committee member can send an evaluation form to the individual. The grieved individual then must return the form back to the conference office. Once the comments are received, the conference team will ensure that the comments are shared with the appropriate people to be addressed, assuring confidentiality of the grieved individual. These comments will also be shared with the conference committee as well and will be utilized to improve future planning.
For complaints in regards to general conference certificates of attendance or continuing education certificates associated with an organization then the grieved individual must:
- Send a copy of his or her invoice to the conference team and include a letter with an explanation of the grievance. The grieved individual may also send any other supporting documentation.
- Once the grievance with the supporting documents is received by the conference team, it will be reviewed. The conference team will use any documentation that we have as well to verify attendance. If any additional information is needed, the conference team will contact the grieved individual.
- The grieved individual will be contacted within 30 days of receipt of the request or complaint with the decision made by the conference team.
Cancellation Policy & Refund Request
A full refund will be given if Los Niños Training, LLC is notified in writing by Monday, December 18, 2017, less an administrative fee of $15. No refunds will be extended after Monday, December 18, 2017.
Seating is general admission on a first come first serve basis. The Young Child Expo & conference does not guarantee attendance at specific sessions, except for the full day workshops for pre-registrants.
Special Accommodations or Requests
Individuals with disabilities in need of special accommodations should contact the Conference Coordinator, Nancy Evangelista at (212) 787-9700 ext. 333 to make a request. The conference coordinator will work directly with the venue to provide the necessary accommodations. Requests for special accommodations must be made at least a month prior to the conference (by Monday, December 18, 2017). Once accommodations are found, the conference coordinator will confirm need for accommodations. Once the individual confirms, the special accommodations will be secured. If the individual finds that he or she is no longer in need of the accommodations, he or she must contact the conference coordinator by Monday, December 18, 2017.
Submit any complaints via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Los Niños Training LLC, 535 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018. If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact Nancy Evangelista at (212) 787-9700 ext. 333 or at email@example.com.