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The 2019 NMAEYC Annual Conference offers networking, professional development, access to innovative resources and products, and hands-on training and seminars with fellow early childhood professionals to share and discover your successes, opportunities for growth, & create solutions.

This year’s conference is even BIGGER & BETTER with an extended Preconference and more resources. Get Ready New Mexico!

  • Resource Fair on Friday during the Pre-conference with community organizations, tools and supplies, prizes and a networking social open to everyone. 
  • More discounts: membership discounts, free registration for every 8th person in your group, special lodging rates, and early bird registration make it more affordable for the whole team to come out. 
  • Jumpstart your career and your program: Receive contact hours and take advantage of free Accreddition consultation during the Preconference. 
  • Expanded resources and topics: we have worked hard to expand the number of Infant/Toddler sessions, sessions in Spanish, and Don Thompson Sensory exhibits 
  • Download this year’s brochure

For information about meals, lodging and other FAQs, visit our conference site.


The Preconference and Conference offer innovative sessions to help you revolutionize, reincorporate, refresh and refocus the education and care you are integral in providing.


  • Full day trainings with renowned speakers such as Dr. Sara del Campo de Gonzalez, Dr. Andrew Hsi, Joel Baum, and more!
  • More than 60+ sessions on the content you need such as “Moving from Awareness to Action: Strengths-Based Approach Skill-building” ; “How to Talk so Families Will Listen and Listen so Families Will Talk: Strategies for Difficult Conversations”; “Dimensions of Gender”; NMAEYC Accreditation: The Latest; and so much more!

Topics including:

    • Family Engagement
    • Social Emotional Development
    • Guidance and Challenging Behaviors
    • Coping with Stress and Violence
    • Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)
    • Play
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Early Intervention
  • Classroom Management (circle time, transitions, environment, routines, etc.)
  • Art (all ages)
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Trauma-informed Teaching
  • Coaching, Mentoring, Reflective Practice
  • Build and Foster Relationships with Families
    • Positive Work Environment, Motivating Staff, Team Building
    • Effective Staff Meetings and In-house Professional Development
    • Build and Foster Relationships with Community Businesses and/or Agencies
    • Development of Internal Policies, Systems, Procedures that Support Young Children, Families, and Staff

conference Schedule 

CONference rates

Friday, March 1, 2019

Preconference: Friday, March 1, 2019

  • 8:00-9:00 Registration
  • 9:00-4:30 Sessions
  • 12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own
  • 4:30-6:30 NMAEYC & STEMscopes Networking Social

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • 7:30 Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
  • 8:45-10:15 Keynote
  • 10:30-12:00 First Session
  • 1:00-2:00 Exhibit Hall
  • 2:00-3:00 or 2:00-4:00 Second Session
  • 3:15-4:15 Third Session

Friday, March 1, 2019

  • $80: Build your own agenda

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • Current Member Registration $100
  • Non-Member Registration $150

Scholarships Available

For more information on scholarship submissions and to register as a group or individual, visit For questions or special needs, contact or call 505-243-kids.

Deadline to register is February 22, 2019. Join Now and save on registration!

  • Entry level membership + Conference $130
  • Get more NAEYC Benefits: Standard Membership + Conference $169
  • Even more benefits: Premium Membership + Conference $250

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Albuquerque, NM 87112
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Toll Free: (877) 774-KIDS

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