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WELCOME TO THE 2024 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SUMMIT

REGISTRATION OPENS -- June 1, 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Early Childhood Education Summit. After four years, we are back in-person at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803.

  • Choose from 60 plus workshop sessions for administrators and teachers.
  • Earn PQAS and/or Act 48 Credit.
  • Visit with 50 exhibitor offering resources and materials for early learning programs. 
  • Network with your peers in-person or through our Summit app.


Registration for Summit includes daily continental breakfast, daily mid morning & afternoon breaks, lunch on Monday and snacks & beverages through-out the day. 


Two Types of Registration

You can once again register as an individual or you can register multiple individuals (up to 10 people at a time) from an organization; just make sure that you have the name, job title and unique email address for anyone that you are registering.

Member Discounts

If you are a PACCA or PHSA member, make sure you have your membership number available to ensure that you receive your member discount! Please give your staff your membership number. They will need it during check-out, otherwise the system will charge them the non-member fee. Not a PACCA member? Join PACCA today and receive the member discount for each staff member you register. PACCA membership for organizations is $120/year ending 6/30/25. Visit https://pacca.org.


Payment Types

Attendees can pay online by credit card and check. 

Do You Need PQAS Credit?

Attendees who want DHS (PQAS) credits will need to know their PD Registry number. If you have received PQAS credits in the past, log into the Registry at www.pakeys.org and you will find your Registry ID number in your profile information.Never received PQAS credits before and you need a Registry number? Visit http://www.pakeys.org/get-professional-development/professional-development/ to sign up as a new user.

Do you need Act 48 Credit?

If you need Act 48 Credits for teacher certification make sure you know your PPID number! Select Act 48 credit and enter your PPID when your register. There is a $25 fee.

2024 Registration Fees (updated 4/23/2024)

Early Bird Registration (Until 08/20/2024)

Full Conference | $385
Monday only | $313
Tuesday only | $295
Registration (Between 08/21 -- 09/23/2024)

Full Conference | $410
Monday only | $338
Tuesday only | $320

Late Registration (After 09/23/2024)

Full Conference | $435
Monday only | $363
Tuesday only | $345


Member Discounted Registration 

Members of the Pennsylvania Child Care Association and the Pennsylvania Head Start Association receive discounted registration rates. Not a PACCA member? Join PACCA today and receive the member discount for each staff member you register. PACCA membership for organizations is $120/year ending 6/30/25.

Early Bird Registration (Until 08/20/2024)

Full Conference | $325
Monday only | $253
Tuesday only | $235
Registration (Between 08/21 -- 09/23/2024)

Full Conference | $350
Monday only | $278
Tuesday only | $260

Late Registration (After 09/23/2024)

Full Conference | $375
Monday only | $303
Tuesday only | $285

Additional Fees

$25   Sunday, 10/27/24  -- WELCOME BACK Celebration & T.E.A.C.H. Scholars Reunion Ice Cream Social

$25   Act 48 Processing Fee -- -- If you need Act 48 Credits for teacher certification, we need your PPID number! 

$25   Registration Cancelation Fee -- Fees are non-refundable after September 15, 2024.

$35   Returned Check Fee



REGISTRATION CLOSES
Midnight | October 10, 2024 or if capacity is reached.

Cancelations MUST be made in writing and emailed to info@earlychildhoodsummit.org. There is a $25 cancelation fee. Registration Fees are non-refundable after September 15, 2024. Registrations are transferable.

Presenters

Day of Presentation

ALL presenters and co-presenters must register, even if they are only attending the conference on the day of their presentation.

Lead Presenter

Free

One Co-Presenter
Only one co-presenter can receive this discount for any workshop. Additional co-presenters must pay the full Summit registration fee.

$100


Cancelations MUST be made in writing and emailed to info@earlychildhoodsummit.org. There is a $25 cancelation fee for co-presenters. Registration Fees are non-refundable after 9/15/24. 


Attending on a Day Not Presenting

ALL presenters and co-presenters must register, even if they are only attending the conference on the day of their presentation.

Lead Presenter

$100

Co-Presenter

$150


Cancelation policies apply to presenters & co-presenters. Cancelations MUST be made in writing and emailed to info@earlychildhoodsummit.org. There is a $25 cancelation fee. Registration Fees are non-refundable after 9/15/24.