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: myKidzDay

Thank you to myKidzDay for sponsoring EarlyEdCon 2017!

Parent Communication, Attendance Tracking & Class Room Management App

myKidzDay allows day care to send daily sheets, reminders, pictures, newsletters and other information to parents on their free app. Build Enrollment, enhance parent communication and go paperless using myKidzDay.

To learn more visit myKidzDay 

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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