2017 RWC Schedule at a Glance


Monday, February 20, 2017

Registration Open

Welcoming Session & Reception


5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Registration Open

General Session

Concurrent Sessions

7:30 am – 9:00 am

8:30 am – 9:15 am

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Why is Special Education Important in Early Childhood?

Working with State Agencies to Develop Sustainable Early Childhood Programs

Education for Sustainable Development in Rural, Midwestern Preschool: Opportunities, Dilemmas, and Problem-posing

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Seeing the impact: Continuity of care and sustainability of professional identity

Early Childhood Development and Ecological Resilience in Post-Ebola-Sierra Leone

Baby STEM: The role of STEM in Early Childhood Education

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Hungary meets Kansas: An international case study in teacher education

Community Adventure Play Experience: Building Community Through Loose Parts

It’s Habit Forming: Environmental Interventions for Preschoolers in Low-income Neighborhoods

Precursors to Sustainable Development for Disadvantaged Groups in America and Jamaica

Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Video Session 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions


2:00 pm – 4:30 pm


2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Building Rich Multicultural Experiences for Young Children Through Interactive Read-alouds

Promoting Sustainability through Child Care for Young Immigrants and Refugees

Tap To Togetherness: Community tap dance enhancing family relationships in Ghana, Africa

The Universality of Play for Global Sustainability

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Teaching for transformation: Children as agents of change for sustainable society

Bridging the Gap: Sustaining Culture in the Early Childhood Classroom

What are we supposed to be? Miracle workers?

Providing Each Child a Voice Through Active Learning Games that Invite Guided Response and Participation

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Fruit of the Spirit: Character Education for the Whole Child

Sustainable Cultural Development: Teaching Traditional Beliefs Using Korean Folk Literature

Globally Shared Values: Sustaining Quality, Nurturing Practices in Early Childhood

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Concurrent Sessions 8:30 am – 11:00 am
8:30 am – 9:15 am
The Sustainability of Preschool Education in Belize, Central America

A Case Study of Teen Mother Perspectives of Their Influence on Preschooler’s Language Development During Play Times

Sustaining a Spirit of Inquiry and Critical Thinking Through Technology Use

9:15 am – 10:00 am
Parentally-Informed Guidelines for Building Positive Home/School Relationships

Sustainability of Early Childhood Education in Kenya: Where are we now at the close of MDGs?

Sustainability in a Historical Perspective: Legacies of Lewis Carroll & Walt Disney

10:15 am – 11:00 am
How Developing a Child’s Autonomy Can Lead to Sustainability

Early Childhood Students First Experiences in an Urban School

Building a Sustainable Art Program

General Session 11:15 am – 12:00 pm


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