Thank You for Attending!

The 2024 conference has concluded with record attendance! Thank you to our attendees, volunteers, presenters, and vendors for making this year’s conference a success!

Save the Date for the 2025 Conference!

We hope to see you at the Early Learning Conference on April 25th and 26th, 2025!

About the Early Learning Conference

The annual Early Learning Conference is hosted by the Central Oregon Chapter of the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children. This conference centers on the contributions of leaders from diverse areas of expertise who work together with families, communities, and educational partners to make positive, meaningful, and transformative differences in the lives of children.

The 2024 Early Learning Conference will be hosted on April 26-27th at COCC in Bend, Oregon!





What People Are Saying About the Conference

“Every year staff members from MountainStar Family Relief Nursery participate in the COC-OrAEYC conference in April. This gathering is a key part of our annual professional development, and we look forward to it as a time to connect with others in the field and learn together about best practices.”

Kara Tachikawa

Executive Director, MountainStar Relief Nursery

“The Early Learning Conference is my favorite professional development event of the year! It’s a time for students, colleagues, and advocates to connect and learn together. Early learning educators are critical to a healthy and resilient community. This conference is a time to celebrate that shared commitment and to feel inspired, rejuvenated, and supported by our professional community.”

Amy Howell

Program Director, Professor Early Childhood Education, COCC

“The annual Early Learning Conference is a premier opportunity for early childhood professionals and aspiring students to access high-quality, innovative workshops and to network with resources across the region.  The Early Learning Hub of Central Oregon is honored to support  CO-COrAEYC and COCC in promoting the 2024 Early Learning Conference!”

Brenda Comini

Regional Early Learning Hub Director, Early Learning Hub of Central Oregon


April 25-26, 2025: Early Learning Conference at COCC, Bend, Oregon

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