Annual Conference                   


Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:00am – 4:00pm

University of Central Oklahoma, Nigh Center


7:30-8:00 Registration

8:00-10:00 Keynote

10:15-12:15 Sessions

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:45-3:45 Sessions

Keynote-Jill Soto

Intentional Teaching:  It Really Works!

Early childhood programs enhance children’s knowledge and skills when teachers intentionally engage with children during free play.  Learn scientifically-based strategies to increase teacher awareness of teachable moments during informal interactions with young children during independent play.

Jill M. Soto, EdD., Client Consortium Coordinator/Project Manager for New World Now, LLC provides technical support for eight states registries, one regional registry and one national organization.  Jill worked at the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development for 18 years operating the state professional development system for the state of Oklahoma include statewide registry, environment rating scales project, trainer and training approval.  She has had a variety of experiences from working in the classroom to being actively involved in the Statewide Professional Development System.

Jill has served in a variety of leadership positions for The National Workforce Registry Alliance (Alliance) board as the Alliance as President, Past-President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Region VI Representative.  Jill has also served the Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma (ECAO), now Oklahoma Association for the Education of Young Children (OKAEYC) as President, Past-President, President-Elect, Member at Large-Chapters, and NAEYC Affiliate Council Representative.

Jill has presented workshop sessions at many state and local events across the state of Oklahoma, as well as regional and national events including: The National Workforce Registry Alliance, NAEYC Annual Conference, Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), and BUILD Initiative, ERS National Conference, NAEYC Professional Development Institute as well as NAEYC Professional Learning Institute.


Member:  $60 This fee includes lunch           

Non Member: $70 This fee includes lunch