UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education - The Team Approach to Learning

Early Years Conference 2014

Shaping Childhood: Factors that Matter

Conference Updates:

Post conference report is now available.

Conference presentations are now available.

Conference Dates:

Thursday, January 30 - Sunday, February 2, 2014

Conference Location:

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Conference Description:

This conference will explore the complex nature of the social, physical and biological environments that shape children’s development. Multiple elements interact to create dynamic contexts that contribute significantly to early and lifelong wellbeing. Similarly, children influence their environments to shape their developmental paths. All of these factors matter.

Learning Objectives:

  • To broaden our understanding of how children experience similar environments in unique ways
  • To promote the value of an inclusive approach in supporting the child, family and community
  • To review and discuss the influence of diverse social and cultural factors in the context of child development
  • To increase recognition of the impact of epigenetics research on early childhood development
  • To give greater consideration to how children with special needs experience, and interact with, different environments

Who Should Attend:

This conference will be of interest to all those who work with young children and/or families, including:

• Aboriginal Early Childhood
Development Professionals
• Administrators/Managers
• Advocacy Organizations
• Behavioural Therapists
• Community Development
• Counsellors
• Dietitians and Nutritionists
• Early Childhood Educators
• Families
• Family Development

• Family Resource
Program Staff
• Government Representatives
• Infant Development
• Nurses
• Occupational Therapists
• Parent Educators
• Physicians
• Physiotherapists
• Pregnancy Outreach Groups
• Program Facilitators
• Psychologists

• Researchers
• School Administrators
• Social Workers
• Speech Therapists
• Students
• Supported Child
Development Consultants
• Teachers


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"I have been to every Early Years Conference and must say that this was the best one ever. The venue, the quality of presenters, the theme of the conference and the organization of it all was very professional. ... I cannot think of anything that I would improve actually."

- Infant Development Consultant


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