Rejuvenate Conference 2023

Saturday, September 23, 2023

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST

*6 STARS or CLOCK hours available*

Everett Courtyard Marriott

The annual Rejuvenate Conference takes place Saturday, September 23. Please join us to learn hands-on techniques for supporting problem-solving and emotional regulation. The conference is geared toward teachers of preschoolers.

Scholarship Application Registration Deadline: Register by Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST.

Registration Deadline: (Deadline extended!!  Please turn in registration by Wednesday, September 13th)  Register by Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST.

With Sponsorship from the Opportunity Council, the PNW WAEYC will collaborate with the Haring Center for Inclusive Education for this year’s Rejuvenate Conference in Everett with training on Social Emotional Learning and Curriculum Modifications on September 23, 2023. The Haring Center provides professional development and support for schools and organizations that provide inclusive and equitable education to learners, families, and communities. They seek to partner with schools and agencies to create sustainable systems and implement evidence-based practices that meet the needs of all learners and support all educators. The Haring Center’s professional development staff have expertise in supporting learners with and without disabilities birth – transition, with backgrounds in early intervention, special, and general education.

Partnership Activities:

  • Workshop on Social-Emotional Learning: Problem-Solving and Emotional Regulation, leveraging the WA State Pyramid Model.
    • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a huge
      part of high-quality early learning
      programs, and often presents the most
      prevalent challenges in our classrooms today! This workshop will program an overview
      of strategies for supporting preschoolers as they learn to regulate their emotions,
      problem-solve, and engage in meaningful interactions and friendships with their peers.
      Participants will gain strategies to immediately use, including multiple SEL visuals.
  • Workshop on Curriculum Modifications
    • Curriculum Modifications are small, simple changes to classroom activities, instruction,
      materials, or the environment with the goal of promoting engagement, independence,
      and inclusion. This workshop will define and review examples of each type of
      modification, share examples for analysis, discussion, and planning, and provide time for
      participants to develop plans for implementing curriculum modifications in their
      classroom, program, or early learning environment.

Schedule PST

8:00-8:30 ~ Check-in; coffee, tea, and muffins

8:30-9:00 ~ Welcome from Melissa Sire, President, PNW of WAEYC

9:00-12:00 ~ Morning Session

12:00-1:00 ~ Lunch, provided

1:00-4:00 ~ Afternoon Session

Conference Logistics

Location: Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Everett Downtown, 3003 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

Conference Parking:  Parking is available in the hotel garage entering from Wall Street for a daily rate of $5, or street parking is free in Everett on Saturdays.

Staying at the Courtyard Marriott for the conference?  Receive our special group rate of $139 per night plus taxes. Use this link to make your reservation before Friday, September 1, 2023:  Book your group rate for PNW Early Learning

About the Presenters

Kristin Ainslie, M.Ed.

Kristin is a partner manager at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington.

Kristin’s work focuses on helping program leaders and teachers create system-wide changes to confidently include diverse learners in school settings. She leads professional development trainings on inclusive best practices and coaches teachers on innovative strategies that help all children learn and thrive.

Prior to joining the Haring Center, Kristin worked as a preschool and kindergarten teacher, graduate student supervisor, social skills group teacher and parent educator. She also worked as a curriculum specialist on several national projects, including the Head Start Center for Inclusion and the National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning. In addition to her work with Professional Development and Training, Kristin works on the Family Support Team at the Experimental Education Unit. Read More


Ariane Gauvreau, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Ariane is the senior director of the Professional Development and Training Team at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral.

Ariane has extensive experience leading professional development and in-service trainings on topics including inclusion, neurodiversity, home visiting, tiered systems of support, individualized instruction, and family collaboration. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters, including Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs. Ariane is an active member of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), on the Editorial Board of Young Exceptional Children, and a part of several state and national committees promoting inclusion and best practices in education. Read More


Reserve your spot today: Register for the conference.

The Scholarship Application has been merged with the Registration Form~

To fill out the Scholarship application, choose Applying for 50% Scholarship for the Registration Type. 

Note: Registration is non-refundable. We love children- but, this is an adult-only event.