Creating Connections to Shining Stars Conference

Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) is a collaborative effort between many state agencies and early childhood programs in Virginia. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for young children, both with and without disabilities.

Who Should Attend?
Early Intervention Providers, Early Childhood Educators, Related Service Providers, Early Childhood Special Educators, Childcare Providers, Administrators/Supervisors, Paraprofessionals, Parents and Family Members

Don’t Miss This Opportunity!
Attending this conference offers early intervention providers a rich opportunity to learn while accumulating professional development hours needed for EI recertification! We hope you can join us!

We're Ready for CCSS 2017! How About You?


Full Conference - $200
Preconference Only - $75 
Conference Days 2 and 3 Only - $150. 
Prices increase by $25.00 for each conference option after May 15thRegistration Button


The Hotel Roanoke (external website)
The beautiful and historic downtown Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center is the site of the 2017 conference. Hotel Roanoke is honoring the state government rate of $107++ (taxes and fees) for single occupancy ($127++ double occupancy) lodging. Reservations must be made by Friday, June 16, 2017 to receive the special rate.

Ask for the Creating Connections to Shining Stars block of rooms.

Reserve your hotel room at Hotel Roanoke.  (external website)  

Kate GallagherDr. Kate Gallagher is our opening keynoter. Dr. Gallagher is the Cille and Ron Williams Community Chair for Early Childhood Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Her keynote address is entitled, Supporting the Whole Child and Family Intervention: What it Means and What it Takes. She will present a workshop session, Bringing 'Serve and Return' into Assessment, Planning, and Intervention. Check out her TED Talks, The Healthy Child: Assembly Required and Maximizing the Power of Early Education.  (external websites)

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