2009 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference

Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel

Arlington, Virginia

December 5 - 9, 2009

Main Conference: December 7 - 9, 2009

Pre- and Post Conference Workshops & Meetings: December 5 - 6 and 9, 2009

Not Attending the Conference? Register for webcasts of Plenary sessions!

In collaboration with the Technical Assistance Coordination Center, we are offering web access to the plenary sessions on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Individuals may register for one or more sessions.

Orientation to the Conference

First time attending the conference? View our Orientation Presentation for first time attendees. Information is tailored for Part C and Section 619 Coordinators, parent representatives, and OSEP-funded projects. The presentation will begin immediately when you click on the link above. If it does not, or if you are inexperienced with viewing this format, please see our multimedia help page. After viewing the Orientation Presentation, please take a minute to complete our evaluation. Your feedback would be appreciated.

Conference Dates and Times

The 2009 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference will be held on Monday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 9, 2009.

On Saturday, December 5, there will be two pre-conference workshops on Early Childhood Outcomes.

On Sunday, December 6, there will be meetings for State ICC chairs, parents and staff; Section 619 Coordinators and Part C Coordinators and staff.

On Wednesday afternoon, December 9, there will be a meeting for representatives from the Pacific jurisdictions, OSEP and TA providers to the Pacific region.

Conference Goals

Who Should Attend?

The conference is intended for a variety of audiences involved in planning and delivering services to young children with special needs and their families including:


Registration Fee: $300.00 if paid by November 13, 2009; $350.00 after November 13, 2009 and for payment on-site.
Additional fees will be charged for select pre- and post-conference activities and display space.
You can register online today! Already registered? Pay now!


This conference is sponsored by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Programs (OSEP). It is being planned by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) in collaboration with a conference planning committee representing diverse interests and perspectives.

For More Information: Peggy Hensley 919-962-7312 or Hensley@mail.fpg.unc.edu

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