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The SAV Conference Program Guide is now available! CLICK HERE to view!

Sharing A Vision Biennial Conference

We want to take this opportunity to welcome each of you to the 15th Illinois Collaborative Early Childhood Conference: Sharing A Vision. The Sharing A Vision Planning Committee has worked very hard for the past 18 months to plan an exceptional conference for the early childhood practitioners and families of our state!

Thank you for attending Sharing A Vision 2017. The fun is not over yet…… could WIN $100 worth of merchandise from! Read on: 

Please take a few minutes to fill out the individual session evaluations and the conference evaluation at the following links: Session Evaluations | Conference Evaluation

Your feedback will guide our decisions regarding SAV 2019.

Go now! Fill out session and conference evaluations. This is your chance to enter the awesome drawing for 5 (FIVE) $100 Gift Cards to the Book Vine! This awesome opportunity ends on Wednesday, November 8 at midnight. Don't get left out. Follow those links right now!

We will see you October 2-4 for SAV 2019 at the Embassy Suites, East Peoria, IL

Important Dates!


Registration available Spring 2019!
Check back Spring 2019 for registration information!


Conference Begins!
The 2019 Sharing A Vision biennial conference runs from October 2-4!

Beyond Survival: Building Your Resilience

Barbara Kaiser

Barbara Kaiser

Author & Speaker |

We may not be able to control everything that is happening in the classroom, but we can control how we respond. When challenging behavior occurs teachers need to be powerfully present, emotionally responsive, and a role model of healthy social and emotional behavior. Personal resilience is the capacity to prevent, tolerate, overcome and be enhanced by adverse events and experiences. When we are not in control of ourselves our response to a child’s inappropriate behavior can make things worse. Strengthening resilience allows us to moderate our feelings, thoughts and behaviors, enables us to respond effectively to challenges and encourages us to develop new skills. Rather than focusing on managing stress, a more productive approach is often to focus on fostering resilience.