Save the date for the 2022 ASK Conference, three days of virtual professional development for early educators!

Saturday, February 19, Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Mark your calendars now!

Registration opens on November 2, 2021

ASK 2022

Save the date for the 2022 ASK Conference, three days of virtual professional development for early educators!

Saturday, February 19, Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Mark your calendars now!

Registration opens on November 2, 2021

ASK 2022

Save the date for the 2022 ASK Conference, three days of virtual professional development for early educators!

Saturday, February 19, Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Mark your calendars now!

Registration opens on November 2, 2021

ASK 2022

The North Carolina Child Care Stabilization Grants will be available soon through DCDEE to assist child care programs with the fixed costs of child care and compensation support for staff. This grant is available for all licensed private child care programs, family child care homes, and faith-based child care programs in North Carolina. The application for North Carolina Stabilization Grants application will open on October 11, 2021!

We hope that you can find one of these times to attend and learn more about these funds that are available to you! All of these trainings and the link to the trainings are available on the website listed above.

There will be multiple webinar trainings for providers to learn about how these funds are to be used, who is eligible to apply, how to apply, and what information you will be required to submit with your application. The trainings dates over the next few weeks are listed below:   

Stabilization Grants Webinar Trainings

Monday, October 4, 2021

12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Saturday, October 9, 2021

10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Monday, October 11, 2021

12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

6:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Event password: TRAINING

The A.S.K. (Advancing Skills & Knowledge) Conference is going virtual in 2021 with a week of online learning for early care and school-age education professionals! From Saturday, February 20 through Thursday, February 25, choose what sessions you’d like to attend, but registration will cover the conference in full.

Early bird registration is $27.00 per attendee and ends January 5, 2021. After that, registration will cost $35.00 per attendee and closes on February 1, 2021. View the agenda and features of the 2021 ASK Conference below or read all of the conference workshop descriptions here.

“This conference keeps getting better.  I’ve been attending for 15+ years, since it was ‘Day for Day Care’ on the UNC campus.”

— 2019 ASK Conference Attendee

ASK Conference Agenda

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Session I: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session II: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Keynote Session: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Lunch & Learn: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Evening Sessions: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Lunch & Learn: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Evening Sessions: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lunch & Learn: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Evening Sessions: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Evening Sessions: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Click here for the full list of sessions.

**Registration covers the whole conference from Saturday, February 20, 2021, to Thursday, February 25, 2021.**

Early Bird registration (ending January 5, 2021): $27.00

Regular registration (ending February 1, 2021): $35.00