The Celebrating Connections Conference is an interagency effort jointly sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Learning; West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families, Division of Early Care and Education; Bureau for Public Health, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, WV Birth To Three and WV Home Visitation Program; and the WV Head Start State Collaboration Project. Conference participants include regular and special education educators, early intervention programs, families, Head Start, public and private preschools, child care organizations, family child care providers, therapists, health care providers, social workers, and anyone else interested in the early care and education of young children.

Celebrating Connections is held annually in April at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia. Last year, we had approximately 1,500 participants, and we are expecting the same or more participation this year from the early childhood community. This conference will provide an opportunity for your representative(s) to meet individuals from the early childhood community and inform them of the products and/or services available through your organization.

This year we are "spotlighting" the vendors in a variety of ways to increase opportunities for participants to visit the vendor/exhibit area. The "spotlights" will include the following:

  • Exhibit area open during the entire conference;
  • Participant Networking Lunch (by individual purchase) available in the exhibit hall;
  • Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt
  • Make It Take It sponsored by vendors;
  • Vendor sponsored door prizes;
  • All refreshments for conference participants will be available in the exhibit hall.

Exhibitor Invitation Letter 2019
Exhibitor Registration Form 2019
Credit Card Form