2021 Rejuvenate Conference

“Early Childhood Trauma and the Impact of COVID-19 and Social Injustice for Young Children”

The annual Rejuvenate Conference, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of WAEYC, takes place Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Saturday, May 1, 2021- ONLINE

10:00-1:00 PM PT (3 STARS or CLOCK HOURS)

PLUS, with a special reflection session on Thursday May 13th. 6:30-8:30 PM (2 extra STARS or CLOCK hours)!


Featured Workshop:

“Early Childhood Trauma and the Impact of COVID-19 and Social Injustice for Young Children”

Learn about early childhood trauma through examining the causes and the effects of long term toxic stress on brain development and behavior for young children.  Participants will also look at the causes and impacts of racial trauma and the influence of living in the midst of a pandemic.  Practice assessing children’s resiliency and discuss strategies to increase protective factors for young children.

BONUS: An optional follow up training discussion will include reflection of teaching practices and the behavior of children through facilitated prompts and small groups with peers.  Participants will discuss what they have noticed since attending the training through this reflective lens.

Conference Logistics

Location: Online! You will receive a ZOOM link before the workshop.

About the Presenter

Jaime Thompson, M.Ed: Jaime has worked in the field of early learning since 2004, starting out as an ECEAP preschool aide while pursuing higher education, then as a lead preschool teacher for over 7 years. Her current work as an educational coach allows her to support a variety of child care programs in quality improvement. Jaime also works part-time as an online teacher for an English immersion program for children in China. She holds an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with emphasis on social change and dual Masters in ECE Curriculum and Instruction and Trauma/Resilience in Educational Settings. Jaime lives on Whidbey Island and when she is not working, she can be found enjoying the woods with her husband and two sons, baking fresh bread or treats, or curled up with a blanket and a good book.


Prices: $35 for non-members | $25 for NAEYC/WAEYC Members

Plus, the BONUS session on 5/13: $5 for non-members | $0 for NAEYC/WAEYC Members

Scholarship deadline has passed. If you would like to talk to us about a scholarship, please email pnwchapterwaeyc@gmail.com

Reserve your spot today: register for the conference!

Note: Registration is non-refundable. Children welcome to attend via ZOOM alongside you! We love cameos.

Reach out to us with any questions pnwchapterwaeyc@gmail.com.


Reach out to us with any questions pnwchapterwaeyc@gmail.com.