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Conference on the Young Years


Registration is now open!

The 42nd Annual Conference on the Young Years (CYY) will be held March 5-7, 2015, at Tan-Tar-A.  This year’s theme is 
Plug In:  Teach. Play. Learn.

You will find all of the conference information including details on keynote speakers, presentations, and all of your registration information at www.custommeetingplanners.com/cyy

As always, you will hear from some of the leading early childhood professionals at the conference including Rae Pica, Jim Cosgrove a.k.a. Mr. Stinky Feet, Dr. Rebecca Isbell, and Dr. Jean Feldman. In addition to all these great keynoters, you will also be able to choose from over 80 breakout presentations, including several from our featured speakers.

All licensed child care providers will have the opportunity to receive up to 14 clock hours approved by Department of Health and Senior Services.

Pre-Conference (Thursday) - $75
Conference (Friday-Saturday) - $150
Lodging - $88 per night (available until February 4, 2015)

All conference information is available at www.custommeetingplanners.com/cyy.  If you have any questions please contact Jamie Schieber at (573) 445-2965 or by email at [email protected].


2015 CYY Free Registration Winners

  • Tiffany Eddington, Southern Reynolds R-II School District
  • Shandell Farris, SCMCAA Head Start
  • Brenda Mayes, Marshfield R-I School District

2015 CYY Exhibitor Winners

  • Booth Selection Winners
    • Child Care Aware of Missouri 
    • Missouri Accreditation
    • Me & My Sister
  • $100 off Booth Fee Winner
    • A+ Images