Friday, April 5, 2019
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Performing Arts Center

Evidence-Based Practice in Pre-K Conference

Early Learning Center

Conference Intent

To explore and discuss challenges facing UPK and Pre-K programs in providing balanced curricula to our youngest learners in a time of standards and accountability.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michael Hynes, Superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.


Conference Fee: $50 (includes access to the Panel Discussion, networking opportunities, light breakfast and lunch, a tour of the Early Learning Center and raffle prizes.)

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Adelphi University is an approved CTLE provider (#234). This workshop will satisfy 3 credit hours.

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Light Breakfast

  • Alice Brown ELC tour registration
  • Photo Exhibit Gallery: View play-based learning panels; speak with the early childhood educators from the Alice Brown Early Learning Center actively involved in curriculum implementation and the Early Childhood graduate candidates about their work.
  • Vendor Sponsor: Visit the Kaplan Vendor Table

8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Dr. Anne Mungai, Interim Dean of the Adelphi University College of Education and Health Sciences

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

Dr. Michael Hynes shares how one district is addressing the challenges of early education mandates.

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Panelists will share information about their programs, discuss strategies and methods being utilized to address the challenges facing UPK/Pre-K program providers and districts; respond to questions and comments from the audience.

  • Susan Guiliano, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessments, Hicksville SD
  • Christy Taveira, Speech Pathologist, Valley Stream 13 SD
  • Shepha Krynytzky, Senior Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, Division of Early Childhood Education, NYC DOE 
  • Lisa Armentano, Educational Director, Brooklyn Treehouse Preschool

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Tours of the Adelphi University Alice Brown Early Learning Center



For further information, please contact:

Alice Brown Early Learning Center
p – 516.877.3906
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College of Education and Health Sciences
p – 516.877.4100