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November 7 – 10, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia

Schedule of OMEP Events at NAEYC in Atlanta

OMEP 2012 Film Festival

Conference Registration:
Early Bird Deadline: September 14, 2012

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.

Sponsored by NAEYC and OMEP
8:30 AM – NOON, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Location to be announced

This year’s Festival features films, videos, and other visual materials
you can access easily and use at home!

For 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 Liberia.

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 session.

OMEP 2012 Poster Session and Conversation Hour:
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
3:00 – 4:30 Thursday, November 8

Location to be announced

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.

Past Events

ACEI 2012 Conference Information: March 28 – 31 2012: ACEI Global Summit on Childhood in Washington, D.C.

OMEP-USA Spring 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 coming soon.

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.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Nuper Ulkuer, Chief, Early Childhood Development Unit, UNICEF, on Children of the World

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 Them

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 information.

July 6 and 7, 2011: OMEP World Assembly, Hong Kong, China:

July 8 and 9, 2011: World Conference, Hong Kong, China:

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, Sweden

          August 11 – 13, 2010: XXVI OMEP World Congress, Goteborg, Sweden.
          Conference Title: Children, Citizens in a Challenged World






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