Schedule: Pre-Conference Programming

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Serious about your professional development? We have just the thing. Our Pre-Conference Programming provides you with the space and time to roll up your sleeves, dig a little deeper and LEARN alongside an intimate cohort of your peers.

*Pre-Conference Forums are available as an add-on on Page 2 of the registration process.

Special Bonus Event: “Black Boys” Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

Tuesday, July 30 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm PT Present your conference badge for entry. More details to come.

The highly acclaimed documentary Black Boys, illuminates the full spectrum of Black male humanity in America through an intimate, intergenerational conversation at the intersection of education, sports and criminal justice. The film elevates an urgent and timely reckoning on identity, opportunity and equity to reimagine success for Black males in America while also touching on their vulnerability and resilience in the face of dehumanization.

A special screening of the film will be held during ZERO TO THREE’s LEARN Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center Theatre on Tuesday, July 30 at 4:30 pm PT. Following the screening, a moderated panel discussion will feature individuals closely connected to the documentary and the work of lifting up Black boys and men. This event is free for all LEARN Conference attendees. 


Nathaniel Bryan
PhD Author of Toward a "Blackboycrit Pedagogy: Black Boys, Male Teachers and Early Childhood Classroom Practices"
Chris Chatmon
Founder & CEO of Kingmakers of Oakland
Chad Williamson
"Black Boys" Filmmaker
Brian L. Wright
Co-Author, Editor "The Brilliance of Black Boys: Cultivating School Success in the Early Grade"

Are you serious about making a difference and growing your career?
We have just the thing!

Our Pre-Conference Programming opportunities provide you with the time and space to roll up your sleeves, go a little deeper and take away impactful strategies you can immediately apply to your practice.  Dive deeper, connect more, and enrich your professional journey with tailored sessions designed for early childhood professionals seeking advanced development opportunities.


Set the stage for your professional leap by joining us for an exclusive, in-person DC:0-5™: Clinical Training before the ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference begins. DC:0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood is a useful guide for evaluating and planning treatment for infants, young children, and their families in various settings. It builds on ZERO TO THREE’s rich legacy of using the most recent scientific findings and clinical research. With DC:0-5™ Clinical Training, you can now enhance your comprehension of this vital resource through our most comprehensive review of the manual, directly from the source.

Effective leadership involves self-awareness, adaptability and a keen understanding of the politics at play. In Power-Play, we’ll dive into play-based exercises and support you in leading with flexible leadership, helping you to lead from a place of dignity and grace.

Join Nat Vikitsreth, LCSW, DT, CEIM and a small group of peers to identify decision-making tendencies, recognize and build an understanding of equity-centered use of power in your practice, and cultivate belonging.

Reflective supervision and consultation (RS/C) in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) can create a more equitable world. However, current practices often reinforce systemic inequalities. An anti-oppressive approach is necessary, guided by the Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children, and Families and principles of antiracism, racial equity and decolonization.

Join Carmen Rosa Noroña, LICSW, MSEd, IECMH-E®, and Nucha Isarowong, PhD, LICSW, IMH-E® in evolving conventional approaches to RS/C practice. Together, we will celebrate our differences and treat every infant, caregiver and colleague with dignity and respect.

To Register for a Forum:
Complete your LEARN Conference Registration and add your selected Forum on Page 2 of the Registration Form.

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