Event Sponsor: Merrimack College

Thank you to Merrimack College for sponsoring EarlyEdCon 2017!

One of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country, Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, suburban campus about 25 miles north of Boston. Featuring more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, graduate programs, and bachelor degree completion programs, Merrimack empowers students to build the skills and knowledge that today’s employers want. Taught by our exceptional faculty, our business, health sciences, education, science and technology, and liberal arts programs offer students a tailored experience that aligns with their personal and professional goals. Enriched by our Catholic Augustinian heritage, Merrimack inspires students to make a difference in their communities and out in the world.

To learn more, visit the Merrimack College School of Education and Social Policy.


Event Sponsor: Usborne Books & More


Thank you to Usborne Books & More for sponsoring EarlyEdCon 2017!

Usborne Books & More, home of Usborne Books and Kane Miller Publishing, offers amazing educational books for all ages. We also offer book fairs, reading challenges, and fundraisers for schools and organizations. Be sure to check out our table at the event for the That’s Not My and Shine-a-Light series of books, in addition to others that will delight the children in your life.



Event Sponsor: blossom

Thank you to blossom for sponsoring EarlyEdCon 2017!

‘blossom’ is a cooking class for children and adolescents of all ages and abilities. Each class is specifically designed to enhance healthy growth and development. (While also creating some really delicious dishes, of course!)  

We believe in the power of hands-on learning. When given the opportunity to learn in new, fresh, exciting ways, all children can succeed in the kitchen and in their everyday lives. Peeling vegetables, rolling dough, and measuring flour all become major sources for learning. blossom aids in the cultivation of this knowledge, designing each class to provide opportunities for education and growth.  

blossom’s classes can be implemented into Early Education Centers, Family Child Care Homes and After School Programs. Our high-quality enrichment classes will nourish each child’s body and mind.   

Christina Carman


Event Sponsor: KinderLab Robotics

Thank you to KinderLab Robotics for sponsoring EarlyEdCon 2017!

KinderLab Robotics is the creator of KIBO, a robot kit based on 15 years of child development research. With KIBO, 4- to 7-year-olds create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life!  Created by Prof. Marina Bers at Tufts University specifically for teachers, KIBO is used in 49 countries and has been tested and approved by thousands of children and their caregivers. KIBO has proven efficacy (http://ase.tufts.edu/DevTech/ReadyForRobotics/index.asp) in helping kids learn STEAM—and get excited about it!

KIBO engages even the youngest children in active learning. When children build, code, and decorate their own robot, they are learning invaluable skills that will lead them on the path for success in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) skills and future careers. As they learn all these skills, they will think it is just play! KIBO lets kids’ imaginations soar without requiring screen time on PCs, tablets, or smartphones.

In addition to KIBO, KinderLab offers a complete suite of teaching materials that help integrate STEAM elements into a wide range of curricula, including art, cultural studies, and reading literacy.



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Waltham, MA 02453

Tickets are going fast!

Tickets for EarlyEdCon 2017 are going fast! Make sure to register soon to reserve your place at this great free event in Burlington.

We understand that things come up and we expect to have a very long wait list for EarlyEdCon 2017. If you have changed your mind, please use the simple form linked below to withdraw yourself from the registration list and let someone else have a spot. Thank you!

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Event Sponsor: Barefoot Books

Thank you to Barefoot Books for sponsoring EarlyEdCon 2017!

Barefoot Books is a women-owned children’s book publisher based in Cambridge, MA. We sell beautifully-illustrated books with stories from around the world. Our books are created to spark a passion for learning in young readers. This makes many of them just right for primary and preschool classrooms. On our website, you can find lesson plans to keep the exploration going after story time is over. Many of our picture books introduce children to other cultures, and include informative and accessible endnotes for further exploration. We are also known for publishing stories that address challenging life issues: themes include diversity and inclusiveness, social-emotional learning, and global citizenship. We place a high value on listening as a vital gateway to literacy. All of our books are prepared with close attention to the quality of language, both for reading aloud and reading alone. Many of our titles are even accompanied by audio CDs for lively story times.

Contact me to purchase books for your family and friends; if you would like more information about fundraising for your school or organization through sales of Barefoot Books or are interested in hosting a Barefoot Books book fair at your school.

Karin’s Barefoot Books