Idaho AEYC North Idaho Conference - Sold Out

October 12, 2019 | 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
North Idaho College, Edminster SUB
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Join us this October as keynote speakers Dr. Dana Winters and Dr. Annie White of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media explore the power you have to build connections and contribute to the positive development of the children in your care. This one-day conference will unpack how to use small, ordinary moments to grow your practice and weave relationship-focused approaches into your activities.




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Keynote Speakers

Dana Winters, Ph.D.

Through her work at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, Dr. Winters seeks to apply and advance the legacy of Fred Rogers in serving children and their helpers. As the Director of Simple Interactions and Faculty Director of Academic Programs for the Center, she supports professionals across many diverse settings, including child care, early education, school systems, community programs, residential care, and children’s hospitals.

Dr. Winters directs the Fred Rogers Center’s research lab, Incubator 143, which partners with educators, trainers, advocates, and researchers to focus on identifying and amplifying the simple active ingredient that universally helps serve children—the power of human connection. She currently leads technical assistance and professional learning initiatives across three state systems of early care and learning (PA, GA, AZ). She served as co-principal investigator and evaluator for consecutive NSF-funded early childhood research and intervention projects in the areas of early literacy, social emotional development, and early mathematical learning, as well as numerous foundation and government project grants. Dr. Winters holds a Ph.D. in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.A. in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in sociology from Saint Vincent College.

Annie White, Ph.D.


As the Senior Research Associate at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, Dr. White seeks to extend the legacy of Fred Rogers by learning from and working with educators to support their everyday interactions with children, families, and communities. She leads and contributes to ongoing Simple Interactions research and professional learning efforts across developmental contexts, including out-of-school learning, museums, childcare, school, and others. In addition, Dr. White works with student researchers at the Center’s research lab, Incubator 143.

Dr. White previously ran an extended day program for children ages 3-9 and was a research fellow at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Dr. White holds a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Masters in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology as well as a BA in Elementary Education and Human Development from Boston College.