2020 Early Childhood Education Conference

42nd Annual | Friday and Saturday, April 17 - 18, 2020
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Feel The Joy, Foster The Delight, Be Inspired!


Rachel Giannini

Rachel Giannini

I have an extreme enthusiasm for all things early childhood. I believe in the power of play, getting dirty, climbing trees, star gazing, pretending, and the idea that learning is magical. I strive to make better citizens through encouragement, love, and teaching equality. I specialize in creating content which hits all early learning standards yet engaging, memorable, outside of the box, and most of all FUN!

After several years teaching in progressive education, I now find myself transferring these skills at the Chicago Children's Museum. As a program manager and lead educator I make spaces  and create programs which are developmentally appropriate and simulating to our littlest learners. As a photographer I document these experiences and use it to educate others on the wonders of the relationship between learning and play.


Lisa MurphyLisa Murphy the "Ooey Gooey Lady®"

Lisa Murphy has been involved with early childhood education for over 20 years; teaching and working with children in various environments including Head Start, kindergarten, private preschools, family childcare, park and rec centers, group homes and many child care centers.

Lisa is the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey®, Inc. where her mission is to assist in the transformation of the industry of early childhood education by offering 1) the best workshops and trainings; 2) the most up to date materials and resources; and 3) insightful conversations and connections through the power of social media.  Lisa presents hundreds of workshops each year to both domestic and international audiences on various topics related to early childhood education.



Call for Presentations

Presentation Proposals is Open
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Won't You Be My Neighbor

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Screening of the Mr. Roger's Movie is FREE to all ECE Conference attendees. Stop by the Great Hall at 4:15pm!
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2020 Exhibitor listing & descriptions
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