Dear SCPNS Families,
Below is the CCPPNS convention information. This year it is down in Southern California in Pasadena. It is always a wonderful convention if you are able to make it. It is one of the few conventions that are put on by cooperative schools for educating parents and teachers together. Our council (SCVC) will be organizing this in 5 or so years...
All Together Now
After all these long years of separation, the focus here is on connection. We are getting reconnected with our community of teachers, parents and directors, using relationship-based strategies in the classroom, and at home with our children, and networking with our greater co-op family.
Presentations and breakout sessions taught by our esteemed peers in the CCPPNS community, oriented towards putting support and learning for teachers and directors.
Convention Dates: March 3 & 4, 2023
Convention Location: Hastings Ranch Nursery School and Pasadena City College
Convention Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, 700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA
Schedule: Friday, March 3
at Hastings Ranch Nursery School
10:00-10:30 Welcome and Check-In
10:30-11:45 Session 1
12:00-1:15 Session 2
1:15 -2:15 Brown Bag Lunch & Roundtable Discussion
2:30-3:45 Session 3
3:45 Tour Hastings Ranch Nursery School
5:00- 9:00 PROGRESSIVE DINNER TOUR
Buses pick up at Hastings Ranch Nursery School and Courtyard Marriott, Monrovia
Convention Favorite: A mobile dinner party! Inspiration and community: $20 ticket
Daily Documentation through Story Telling
The Joy of Making Mistakes: Resilience and Sense of Self
Working with Different Leadership Styles: improve interpersonal messaging
Beyond Basic Steam
Roundtable Discussion –practical questions for Directors, Teachers, and Board
What are the children learning: Teaching parents to identify “academic” skills of unstructured play
Schedule: Saturday, March 4
at Pasadena City College
8:30 Check-in, Registration & Meet and Greet
9:30 San Gabriel Valley Council Welcome, Creveling Hall
9:45-11:15 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Mona Delahooke
11:30-12:45 Session 1
12:45-1:45 Lunch around Town!
3:00-3:15 Session 2
3:30-4:45 Session 3
Dr. Delahooke break out session
Body Brain Parenting
Attachment Theory, early skills for future success
Parent-Child Communication for Lifetime Relationships
We are sorry, but the Friday Session and the Progressive Dinner/School Tour tickets have sold out.
Please join us on Saturday at PCC.
The lineup of speakers is something you won’t want to miss!
If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, click on the Registration link above
(please check back soon, details are being updated regularly)
Friday we are offering a box lunch from a local bakery. You may also bring a bag lunch. There are no restaurants close, so plan accordingly.
Saturday attendees will be free to explore the many restaurants and fast food places within walking distance.
Friday’s focus will be for educators and parents are welcome!
Parents are welcome to sign up for both convention days. Some Friday sessions will appeal to any lives connected to young children
Courtyard Marriott, 700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA
Standard King: $128
Two Queen: $138
Are any convention activities located in the hotel?
Only spontaneous gatherings and laughter! Lots of great dining options nearby
Is parking available at the venues?
There is free street parking around the Hastings Ranch Nursery School
Pasadena City College has a $2 all day parking pass available from vending machines
How do I get from HRNS to the Courtyard Marriott, and from there to PCC?
Friday: attendees may coordinate cooperative carpools to get to HRNS. The Convention Committee will note who may need rides
Progressive Tour Buses will drop off at both HRNS and Marriott Courtyard
Saturday: complimentary shuttle buses will run between PCC, Courtyard Marriott, and several designated pick up locations from 8:30am-5:30pm. It is a 10-15 minute ride- so plan ahead!
This is your chance to visit three beautiful campuses in the San Gabriel Valley Council, while snacking and socializing. Always a super fun part of the Convention. Host schools are Oneonta Nursery School, Sierra Madre Community Nursery School, and Cottage Co-Op Nursery School.