November 7 – 10, 2012 in Atlanta,
Schedule of OMEP
Events at NAEYC in Atlanta
OMEP 2012 Film Festival
Early Bird Deadline: September 14, 2012
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
DURING 2012 NAEYC CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA
November 6 – 8, 2012
Overview and Preliminary Schedule of OMEP-USA Meetings
and Events, click here.
EVERYONE WELCOME at all OMEP-USA meetings and events.
9TH Annual FILM
Sponsored by NAEYC and OMEP
8:30 AM – NOON, Thursday, November 8, 2012
This year’s Festival features films, videos, and
other visual materials
you can access easily and use at home!
titles, topics and show times, click here
OMEP 2012 Global Perspectives Seminar:
State of the World’s Children: Africa
1:00 – 2:30 Thursday, November 8
Location to be announced
What is daily life like for young children in various
parts of Africa?
Internationally known child advocate, Barbara Kamara,
will present Children and Childhood in Liberia. Mrs.
Kamara is former Associate Commissioner in the
Department of Health and Human Services, where she was
responsible for the National Head Start Program. Today
she works closely with the Ministry of Education in
Grace Jepkemboi will present Children and Childhood in
Kenya: The Promise, the Challenge and the Way Forward.
Dr. Jepkemboi, from at University of Alabama,
Birmingham, continues her hands-on work in her native
Kenya, where she directs a non-profit organization
working to eliminate HIV/AIDS.
Clair Null, Emory University’s the Hubert Department of
Global Health, will describe an innovative approach to
latrine training in developing countries with the goal
of overall improvements in sanitation and hygiene
throughout communities. Her presentation is entitled.
One Size Doesn't Fit All: Adapting Sanitation in
Resource Poor Settings to Young Children's Needs.
These presentations relate to OMEP’s new initiative with
UNICEF called WASH from the START, focusing on water,
sanitation, and hygiene in early childhood settings. Dr.
Judith T. Wagner, Whittier College, President of OMEP-USA
and Deputy President of World OMEP, will moderate this
OMEP 2012 Poster Session and Conversation Hour:
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
3:00 – 4:30 Thursday, November 8
This session includes peer-reviewed posters featuring
research, curriculum highlights, teaching strategies,
policy issues, and advocacy, all relating to children’s
rights to survival, development, participation, and
protection. In addition, posters will feature World OMEP
projects including the new initiative with UNICEF, WASH
from the START, emphasizing water, sanitation, and
hygiene in early childhood settings. The session will
also include opportunities for conversations with
international attendees and presenters at the Global
Perspectives Seminar. Chair: Dr. Kay Emfinger,
University of Alabama, Burmingham.
Click here for OMEP 2012 Call for Poster Proposals. NOTE FIRM DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2012. Click here for Poster Proposal Guidelines.
ACEI 2012 Conference
Information: March 28 – 31 2012: ACEI Global Summit on
Childhood in Washington, D.C.
Meetings at ACEI preliminary schedule and information, click here.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012: OMEP Volunteer Service
Day for the Children of Washington D.C. Information
Wednesday, March 28, 2012: OMEP-USA Working
Groups and Spring Board Meeting
Thursday, March 29, 2012: State of the World's Children Seminar, Time:
9:45 - 11:15.
Friday, March 30, 2012: OMEP Breakfast 7:15 –
8:45. Purchase tickets in advance through ACEI.
Dr. Nuper Ulkuer, Chief,
Early Childhood Development Unit, UNICEF, on Children of
Dr. James Hoot, OMEP-USA Board of Directors; Immediate Past President of ACEI,
on a preschool project in Tanzania
Dr. Judith Wagner, President, OMEP-USA, on WASH from the Start, OMEP’s
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project
Information about past meetings
28th OMEP World
Symposium and Assembly 17th to 21st July 2012, Campo
Grande -- MS, Brazil: Early Childhood in the 21st Century: Children's Right to
Explore, Play, Live and Learn about the World Around
For more information click here.
April 12 – 15: OMEP-USA Presentations, Meetings
and Events during the Association for Childhood
Education International Conference (ACEI) in New
Orleans. Click herefor more information about OMEP
events during ACEI.
Descriptions of OMEP Invited presentations at ACEI in
New Orleans, Click Here.
April 12, 2011: OMEP-USA
Service Day for the
Children of New Orleans. Click Here for
event and registration
July 6 and 7, 2011: OMEP World
Assembly, Hong Kong, China: http://home.ied.edu.hk/~omep2011/en/about.htm#WorldAssembly
July 8 and 9, 2011: World Conference,
Hong Kong, China: http://home.ied.edu.hk/~omep2011/en/index.ht
OMEP-USA Action for
Children Projects for Children of Haiti and Jamaica
co-sponsored by Lakeshore at NAEYC Conference
2010 World Assembly and Congress
August 9 & 10, 2010: OMEP World Assembly, Goteborg,
August 11 – 13, 2010: XXVI OMEP World Congress,
Conference Title: Children, Citizens in a Challenged