N4C’s Annual Conference & Professional Institute is a premier conference attracting attendees from colleges and universities—directors, faculty, and teachers—interested in sharing innovative practices, cutting-edge research and effective strategies in the care and early education of young children. The 2022 Annual Conference is a virtual event combining interactive live workshops and pre-recorded video sessions designed to allow attendees to expand and enhance their knowledge of early childhood.

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Tuesday, March 22 • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
How to Connect Preschool Classrooms at Two University-Based Programs?

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Teachers at two university-based preschools used technology to collaborate between classrooms during the pandemic. Teachers and children shared experiences with children at the other campus-based early learning center while implementing a citizen science project.


Rebecca Crawford

Professor, Eastern Kentucky University
Rebecca Crawford is clinical faculty in Applied Human Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Crawford has experience as a preschool teacher and director of a childcare center. She advocates for early intervention and inclusion of all children.
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Dr. Meg Gravil

Professor, University of Louisville
Dr. Meg Gravil teaches and conducts research in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville. Her research interests include early science and nature-based learning and equity in access to nature.

Dr. Tamala North

Professor, Eastern Kentucky University
Tamala North is an assistant professor in Applied Human Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University. Her early childhood philosophy and educational framework is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach and nature-based education in early learning settings.

Tuesday March 22, 2022 6:00pm - 7:15pm CDT