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Conference on the Young Years

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Mark your calendars for the 45th Annual Conference on the Young Years (CYY) hosted by the Early Learning Section of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Join us on March 8-10, 2018 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO, for three powerful and engaging days of professional development focused on being intentional when building the foundation for learning. With this conference you will have the opportunity to earn up to 16 clock hours approved through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Child Care Regulation.

CYY is a great opportunity to network and gain information to further your growth as an early learning professional.  The conference is geared towards providing a wide variety of topics that can be used as a resource when working with young children, staff members and administrators in the early learning field.  

2018 CYY Information

  • Conference will be held March 8-10, 2018  (Registration information available December 2017)​

2018 CYY Exhibitor Registration Information

  • Available Fall 2017

2018 CYY Free Registration Winners

  • Free Conference Registration - Natalie Frank, Jefferson College Development Center
  • Free Conference Registration - Crystal Hunter, Riverview Gardens School District
  • Free Conference Registration - Penny Long, Community Daycare Learning Center
  • One Night Stay at Tan-Tar-A - Sarah Harraman, Hickman Mills C-1 School District
  • One Night Stay at Tan-Tar-A - Nanette Sago, Community Daycare Learning Center

2018 CYY Exhibitor Winners

  • $100 Off Booth Fee - Bureau of Genetics and Health Childhood (DHSS)
  • ​$100 Off Booth Fee - Kaplan Early Learning Company
  • Booth Selection - LuLa Roe, Sheila and Shawna
  • Booth Selection - Usborne Books and More
  • Booth Selection - Discount School Supply

2017 CYY Conference Information