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Book your hotel rooms at
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa  

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROOMS IN THE GROUP BLOCK WILL NOT BE ASSESSED A RESORT FEE 
THE CONFERENCE WILL BEGIN ON THURSDAY AT 7:00AM AND CONCLUDE ON SATURDAY AT 12:00PM

THIS CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT

 N4C is thrilled to announce that Rosemarie Allen will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 Annual Conference and Professional Institute.

 

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Rosemarie Allen has served as an educational leader for over 30 years. Her life's work is centered on ensuring ALL children have access to high quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate.  She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  Her classes are focused on ensuring teachers are aware of how issues of equity, privilege, and power impact teaching practices.  Rosemarie has served in directorship roles with the Colorado Department of Human Services as the Director of the Division of Early Learning and in Youth Corrections. In Early Learning, she oversaw the State’s child care licensing program, the federal child care assistance program, the redesign of the State’s quality rating and improvement system, the implementation of the State’s professional development plan, and assisted in the creation of Colorado’s early learning guidelines. 

Dr. Allen's also serves as the President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence (IREE), which is the lead agency for ensuring equity in educational practices throughout the nation.  IREE is contracted with the State of Colorado to monitor and license early childhood facilities using a model she created, “Culturally Responsive Community Based Licensing”.  

Rosemarie is a national expert on implicit bias and culturally responsive practices, speaking at conferences across the country. She is a respected keynote speaker, presenting on Implicit Bias, Racial Equity, Inclusive Practices, Culturally Responsive Practices, Cultural Competence, Micro-Aggressions, Disproportionality, Privilege, Power and Intersectionality, etc.  She also has the distinct honor of being appointed as a “Global Leader” connecting with world leaders in early childhood across the globe. Rosemarie earned her B. A. from California State University, Long Beach, Master’s of Education from Lesley University and Doctorate in Equity and Leadership in Education at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Rosemarie is married to Don Allen and they have two amazing children.  Jasmine is a Couples and Family therapist in Denver, Colorado and Clarence is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. and currently works as a Community Organizer.

 

This two and a half day conference will feature the keynote and general sessions as well as 40 pertinent and relevant workshops.  Continental breakfast and conversations with our exhibitors will be available each day along with lunch on Thursday and Friday.  The conference will begin bright and early on Thursday March 28th and will conclude by noon on Saturday March 30th.  Please plan on joining N4C for this wonderful professional development event!

Click Here to View the 2019 Conference Sessions

The conference will begin on Thursday, March 28th and include:

Continental Breakfast and Conversations with our wonderful exhibitors
The Keynote presentation from Dr. Rosemary Allen 
Morning and afternoon workshops
Luncheon and presentations
Movie-No Small Thing
No host dinners

Friday, March 29th continues with: 

Continental Breakfast and Conversations with our wonderful exhibitors
The General Session covering Funding Sources presented by members of N4C’s Board of Directors
Morning and afternoon workshops
Luncheon and awards
Reflections at sunset-A walk with your peers on the beach 

Saturday, March 30th continues with:

Continental Breakfast and Conversations with our wonderful exhibitors
12 additional workshops which will conclude by 12:00 pm.

 *Please note that N4C cannot be held responsible for inclement weather-as such no refunds will be issued for delayed and/or cancelled travel plans.  

 The 2019 N4C Annual Conference and Professional Institute provides our Corporate Partners with the opportunities to meet the decision makers in an intimate environment via table top exhibits as well as various sponsorship platforms. CLICK HERE to access the form and learn more about how you can connect with Child Care Center Directors and Early Childhood Faculty today!

*Please note that N4C cannot be held responsible for inclement weather-as such no refunds will be issued for delayed and/or cancelled travel plans.

N4C would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the 
2019 Annual Conference and Professional Institute Sponsors including:

 

Platinum Level

 

Community Playthings                     

Silver Level

SHP Architects

www.shp.com

Long Beach City College Child Development Center and Learning Lab

https://www.lbcc.edu/child-development-center 

 

Airport Information

Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) 

Hotel direction: 5.9 miles S 

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. 

  • Estimated taxi fare: 21 USD (one way) 
Visit HHH airport website 

Driving directions 

From the Hilton Head Airport, turn left onto Beach City Road. At the traffic light, turn left onto HWY 278E. Follow 278E to Queens Folly Rd. at the Palmetto Dunes traffic light and turn left into Palmetto Dunes. The Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa is located one mile into Palmetto Dunes, turn left before the guard gate. 

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) 

Airport Phone: +1 912-964-0514

Hotel direction: 49 miles SE 

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. 

  • Estimated taxi fare: 100 USD (one way) 
  • From Savannah’s airport, there is a flat rate taxi fare of $80 to the north end of the island, and $85 to the south end (excluding tip). Passengers in excess of 2 will attract an additional fare of $10 per extra person. See details

    Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft also serve the Savannah-Hilton Head area, with basic fares starting from around $50 each way.

    Both services can be used directly from Savannah’s airport to Hilton Head, 

    Visit SAV airport website 

Driving directions 

From Savannah/Hilton Head Intl Airport turn onto Interstate 95 N. Take Exit 8 in SC to Hwy 278 East. Follow 278E (approximately 18 miles to the bridge) to Hilton Head. Stay right on 278 Business for another 8 miles to Palmetto Dunes. Turn left at Queens Folly Rd. (the Palmetto Dunes traffic light). The Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa is one mile into Palmetto Dunes; turn left before the guard gate.