‘Dr. Jean’ Set to Present at Young Children’s Education Conference

Published 03.25.2014

School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications News

A nationally known inspiration to educators of young children will be the sole presenter at the 19th annual conference of the Central Susquehanna Association for the Education of Young Children on Saturday, April 5, at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Jean Feldman, known as “Dr. Jean,” inspires teachers with engaging songs and creative activities. She has published several books and recordings used by school systems across the country and actively shares her resources via a blog and Pinterest.

Jean FeldmanWith an educational career spanning more than 40 years, Feldman is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Kindergarten Alliance and the International Reading Association. She holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia.

The CSAEYC conference is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s Klump Academic Center. Following presentations by Feldman, conference participants will gather for a luncheon.

The conference is open to association members as well as nonmembers. Act 48 credits and Continuing Education Units from Penn College are available for additional fees. The registration deadline is March 30. Attendees may register at www.pakeys.org by searching the Pennsylvania Keys to Quality professional development calendar for April 5 events in Lycoming County.

Conference questions can be directed to Jodi L. Binkley, early childhood lab assistant at Penn College, at 570-326-3761, ext. 7889 or jlb13@pct.edu; or to Mary Mahoney-Ferster, a CSAEYC representative, at CSAEYC@hotmail.com. Additional information is available on the CSAEYC’s Facebook page.

“Dr. Jean” is also offering a free family concert at Cochran Primary School, 1500 Cherry St., Williamsport, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 4.

Penn College offers an associate degree in early childhood education and competency credentials for early childhood directors. The college also offers child care and preschool services in the Dunham Children’s Learning Center.

To learn more about the early childhood education major at Penn College, call 570-327-4521.

For more about the college, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.