Sessions & Keynote

Below are just some of the sessions that will be available at this year’s EC Summit.  Be sure to check back often for full session descriptions!

Innovative Practices

Innovative and Inclusive Approaches to Early Geometry and Measurement – Nenad Radakovic, College of Charleston

Talent Development Academy Project – Lara (Kessler) Russell

Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom – Kaelya Clark & Jessica Lucas, Charleston County School District

Writing Workshop – Mary Ford Elementary & Mitchell Elementary


Brain Builders – Anne Gutshall, College of Charleston

Conscious Discipline – Jessica Flowers

Mindfulness – Hanna Attafi

Second Steps in Early Childhood Classrooms – Keri Baker, Charleston County School District

Youth Mental Health – Vanessa Brown


Character Traits of Leaders in Early Childhood Environments – Samantha Janicki & Sherrie Dueno, South Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network

Cultural Cohesiveness – Lydia Carnesale

Leadership in Early Childhood – Camille Hendrix, CFDC

Spider Sense Leadership – Craig King

Engaging Families

Digital Storytelling – Ryan Stone & Mary White, Early Childhood Development Center

Engaging Hispanic Families – Virginia Vedilago, PASOs

Family Connects – Kate Buckholz, Trident United Way

Literacy, Diversity, & Engaging Families for Cultural Competence – Deborah Jones, Charleston County Public Library

STEAM – Robin Berlinsky, Engaging Creative Minds



updated: 4/16/18