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       OKAEYC is taking it back Old School! Come "Learn with us,
    Teacher Style!"

September 30, 2023
  7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Oklahoma City Community College

A.M. Keynote: Katie Quebedeux

Throughout her career, Katie has worked in both the public and private school setting, working with students from preschool through high school.

Katie currently serves as the Administrator of Faith Learning Center early childhood programs. She also serves as a board member for the Licensed Child Care Association of Oklahoma, a validator for the National Accreditation Commission, and a Professional Development Specialist for the Child Development Associate Council.

In addition to her bachelor’s degree from OPSU, Katie earned her associate degree in Child Development from Northern Oklahoma College and will complete her master’s this summer from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Katie currently resides in Guymon with her husband Corey, a high school history teacher. She is the daughter of two former educators. Katie credits her successful career to the education she has received from Oklahoma’s schools at all levels. She is passionate about advocating for children and providing a solid foundation for Oklahoma’s students!

P.M. Keynote: Dr. Mike Longoria

Dr. Mike has keynoted early childhood conferences nationally & has conducted professional development for Head Start, PreK, kindergarten, special education, & dual language learners across the country. His innovative & original approach to integrating music & movement in the classroom will allow you to experience the joy it brings to learning, while creating neural pathways in the brain, "building muscles in young brains."


7:30 – 8:15             Open for check-in 


8:00 – 9:00             Opening session: Katie Quebedeux - Oklahoma State Department of Education          

 9:15 – 10:15         Breakout 1   


10:30 – 11:30       Breakout 2   


11:45 – 12:45       Lunch and Learn: NAEYC Accreditation 


1:00 – 3:00            Afternoon session: Dr Mike

         Earn 6 hours of CECPD credit!

English Break-out sessions:

“No One Wants to Play with Me: Teaching Social Skills in a Post-Covid World"

"Incorporating PBL into Your Early Childhood Curriculum"

"Cooking in The Classroom"

"Turning a New Leaf with Thorny Conversations"

" SEL Activities for Global Citizenship and Environmental Stewardship"

" Preschool Learning Through Rich Literacy"

" Children’s Literature as the Pathway to Resiliency"

and in the Spanish track:

" Explorando los lenguajes expresivos en el desarrollo de la primera infancia"

" Partes sueltas"

" Como poder convertir tu patio a un salón de la naturaleza"

" La importancia de la participacion familiar en la educacion temprana"

Core competencies include:  1) Learning Environments and Curriculum; 2) Professionalism and Leadership; 3) Child Growth and Development; 4) Family and Community Partnerships; 5) Interactions with Children

                     Registration Rates                                                                                                      

Student                                                  $45.00

Member                                                $45.00

Non-member                                      $75.00



Contact for information about group registration rates (15 or more)

Seats are limited, and to ensure an adequate lunch count, registration will close September 21, 2023!

Are you interested in sponsoring? 

OKAEYC presents an exceptional opportunity to put your company’s brand, programs, or resources in front of hundreds of professionals in our field. By becoming one of our conference sponsors, you will have the chance to reach this uniquely targeted audience and demonstrate your support for young children and families across the state. 

Are you interested in being a vendor? 

The annual event brings together early childhood professionals from around the state to share experiences, emerging research, curriculum, current policy information, and insights on the latest topics in the field of early childhood. Through these conferences we will support, educate and empower professionals in the field of early childhood to provide high-quality learning to all children and their families.  

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