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July 10, 2024 / Blog

What’s Hoppening at Splash 2024: Behind the Scenes of Our Candy Land-Themed Early Education Conference

Hey there, Splash enthusiasts! 

Welcome to the first installment of our four-part series, “What’s Hoppening at Splash 2024!” We’re thrilled to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the magic unfolding as we prepare for the sweetest conference of the year. That’s right—Splash 2024 is all about immersing you in a Candy Land wonderland, and we can’t wait to share the sweetness with you!

Setting the Stage 

Decorations are going up with plenty of selfie and group photo-worthy spots. Our crew is working hard to prepare for the Pre-Conference Day curriculum training and Make-and-Take activity! Our exhibitors are excited to get their booths up, too. Check out who is exhibiting this year:

Gold Sponsors: CCEI, Conscious Discipline, Discount School Supply, JJ and Me, Inc., Not Your Average Leadership

Silver Sponsors: CELEBRATE Successful Learning, LilyPad, MarcoPolo Learning, PB&J TV, Procare Solutions, Yogapalooza

Bronze Sponsors: American College of Education, Apple ABC Teachers Gifts, Apple Pie Publishing, Child’s Play, Dr. Mark Studio, Grand Canyon University, Katie & Co., KidKare by Minute Menu, Leach Literacy Training, LineLeader by Childcare CRM, Playground, SuperDuper Publications, The Gift Solution, Walden University

Sweet Surprises: Goodies and Giveaways 

We can promise you that no one will leave Splash 2024 empty-handed! You’ll receive tokens for beverages at the Awards Dinner and a special green Frog Street token to collect your very own mini Fernando from the Frogger’s Emporium! Visit the exhibit hall to receive a golden ticket from one of our vendors for your chance to win an exclusive prize! And don’t miss the ice cream social on Thursday evening to kick off the fun with an assortment of four gelato flavors and a Candy Land-worthy assortment of toppings!

Candy Land Workshops and Sessions 

The heart of Splash 2024 is our incredible lineup of sessions and workshops designed to present cutting-edge strategies and the latest research-based educational trends. You’ll find everything from hands-on activities to engaging lectures by top-notch keynote speakers. Whether you want to enhance your teaching techniques, discover new curriculum tools, or get inspired, there’s something for everyone.

A Taste of What’s to Come 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the exciting topics you can expect:

  • Mathematizing Early Literacy: Making read-alouds count with Jane Bruner.
  • Get a Grip: Practical techniques for classroom management by Peggy Campbell-Rush.
  • Project-Based Learning for Littles: Innovative ways to engage young minds with Dr. Lori Elliott.
  • Story Play: Building language and literacy through rhythm, rhyme, and storytime with Mary Jo Huff.

And that’s just the beginning! Each day will be packed with informative sessions, interactive activities, and plenty of opportunities to network with fellow educators.

Prepping for the Big Launch 

We’re also gearing up for a special product launch on Friday, where we’ll unveil the new Preschool curriculum with a deep dive and Q&A session!

Join the Fun 

Splash 2024 is more than just a conference; it’s a celebration of early childhood education! We can’t wait to see you there, to share ideas, learn together, and, of course, indulge in a bit of candy-coated fun. Stay tuned for our next blog post, where we’ll dive into the daily happenings and give you a closer look at the exciting events planned for each day.

Get ready to be inspired, engaged, and maybe even a little sugar-rushed. See you at Splash 2024!