Adults throughout a room dance in a variety of positions.
FY23 Creative Start Grantee. Photo by Delonna Halliday - Peninsula School District.

Professional Development for Early Learning Educators

Upcoming Opportunities

2024 Migrant & Arts Education Programs State Conference: Art of Belonging – August 14-16, 2024  Details & Registration

    • Registration is FREE
    • STARS & Clock Hours available
    • Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th Street, Yakima, WA
  • August 14, 2024: Pre-Conference Migrant Early Learning
  • August 15-16, 2024: Art of Belonging Main Conference

In the spirit of collaboration, the Migrant and Arts programs have come together to offer professional development sessions, share ideas, practices and address key issues in our respective programs through the 2024 State Conference.  The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to provide educators, administrators, advocates, and other staff with an opportunity to reimagine how they serve migratory students and their families in Washington state.

Interested in learning more? Contact Alexis Sarah at

Professional Development for Early Learning Educators

Integrating the arts into the early learning classroom is uplifting for students and educators. Find professional development opportunities that give educators the tools to develop and use arts-based strategies in the classroom.

Past Opportunities

  • 2023 Infant and Early Childhood Conference
  • 2023 Art of Belonging Conference
  • 2024 Infant and Early Childhood Conference

2022 Arts Uplift!

Arts, Access, and Inclusion in PreK-Grade 3

We had over 80 attendees and 16 presenters gather virtually over the three days to focus on expanding accessible and inclusive arts instruction in their early learning communities.

“Reignited my motivation to integrate the arts in my classroom.” -Attendee

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2021 Arts Uplift!

Arts, Culture, and SEL in PreK-Grade 3

Watch our event summary video!

Find out more about the conference, and what our event partners and presenters have to say about the event.

Video produced by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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