2019 B-3 Continuity Conference

Have you registered yet for the 2019 B-3 Continuity Conference? Make sure you send the invitation out to your community partners and get registered by March 22, 2019!  The Birth-to-Third Grade (B-3) Continuity Conference is scheduled for June 12-13, 2019, at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, IL. The conference website has all the details you need including conference goals, keynote speaker details, lodging information, and a tentative agenda.

A tentative agenda has been posted for the event and breakout information will be added soon but we are excited to announce the keynote speaker and details about a new administrators academy!

Blythe Keller Robinson will be the keynote presenter for this years conference. Robinson is an innovative leader with 20 years of non-profit management experience and expertise in educational programming, early childhood education, program design and implementation, grant writing and contract review and negotiation. Robinson is the president and CEO of Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers in Atlanta, Georgia. Robinson’s prior roles include senior vice president and chief programs officer of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami‐Dade/Monroe, where she managed and implemented early care and education programs, providing services to more than 50,000 children and their families annually, and vice president of strategic planning and initiatives at Reading Is Fundamental, where she directed programs and strategic initiatives nationally.

The B-3 Continuity Project is also extremely thrilled to be partnering with the ISBE KIDS Support team to offer an Administrators’ Academy in conjunction with the 2019 B-3 Continuity Conference. The Administrators’ Academy – Supporting and Evaluating Developmentally Appropriate Practices (AA3021) will be available as part of the conference. There is no cost for the academy but administrators wishing to participate will need to separately register for the credits. Content across the two days is designed for administrators of kindergarten and preschool programs. Participants will learn how a developmentally appropriate classroom using a play-based learning model is purposefully and intentionally planned by teachers to address standards. Explicit connections to Danielson domains will be addressed. Registration, learning objectives, course materials, and other details are posted online.Separate registration is required for the administrator credits. The deadline to register is Friday, May 31, 2019.

Conference Information and Registration

Additional information about the conference and registration is available on the 2019 B-3 Continuity Conference website.


Please direct questions to B-3 Continuity Director Ashley Long at amlong3@ilstu.edu.

B-3 Continuity Project

B-3 Continuity Project