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Anna Seewald, ME.d., founder of Authentic Parenting

Caldwell, N.J., April 9, 2018 – Caldwell University’s School of Education will host an early childhood conference Friday, June 1, on campus. The day will feature a number of workshops for current and future educators. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the conference will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Anna Seewald, M.Ed., founder of Authentic Parenting. Seewald is a parent, educator, speaker, author and podcaster. She will speak on the importance of working with emotionally resilient, capable and responsible preschool students in the modern age of distraction, disconnection and lack of free play.

Workshops will  include “What a Difference the Environment Can Make” with Denise Brokenborough, “Classroom Management” with Suzanne Gaccione, “Literacy Skills Start at Home” with award-winning children’s author Marcie Aboff, “Tech and Tots” with Arielle Peterson, “Hands-On Music and Movement!” with Amanda Weiss, “Making Math Fun Again!” with Athena Giordano, and “Vocabulary, What’s the Big Idea?” with Beth Heinzelmann.

General admission is $80, $40 for Caldwell University alumni and free for Caldwell University students. Make the check payable to Caldwell University, and mail it to Caldwell University School of Education, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, New Jersey 07006 with your top three workshop preferences listed.

For more information about this event or the School of Education at Caldwell University, contact Audrey McGowan at or Debbie Giordano at