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  1. The Academy for Teachers of Young Children - 2024

    The Academy for Teachers of Young Children provides a world class learning experience for all Early Childhood educators of children ages 3 - 6 from across Texas through high quality professional development and networking opportunities. ATYC is hosted by Education Service Centers Regions 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19.  The 26th ATYC will kick off with a dynamic opening keynote!  Breakout sessions will cover timely and critical topics including all areas of early childhood education, such as math, reading, play, behavior, ECSE, general education, and social and personal competencies.  You will not want to miss the closing keynote! 

    **PLEASE NOTE – IN ORDER TO ATTEND SESSIONS, PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE THEIR BADGE THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO THEM AT CHECK IN.  CHECK IN WILL CLOSE AT 9:00 am ON THURSDAY, JULY 11TH (The conference begins on July 10th, but we understand that someone could be delayed). 


    *Join us for Pre-Conference Check In from 4:00 – 6:00pm on July 9, 2024, in the South Conference Center at Region 17 Educational Service Center, 1111 West Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas.  Come in Door 14, by the flagpoles on the southwest side of the building. Come grab your Academy Swag, get an early start shopping with our vendors, and meet the ATYC Committee!

    Conference Check In will be Wednesday morning beginning at 7:30 am in the South Conference Center. Come in Door 14, by the flagpoles on the southwest side of the building.  (If you come to Pre-Conference Check In, you do not have to re-check in.)

    The opening Keynote will begin at 8:45 on Wednesday, July 10.  Please plan to be seated by 8:40 am. 

    Conference Cancellations must be done by 12:00pm on Friday, June 28, 2024, in order to receive a refund. 

    Registration will close on Friday, June 28, 2024.

    If you have any registration questions, please contact Evelyn Gilson at 806-281-5867 or

We are passionately committed to developing and nurturing healthy, thriving learning communities across Region 17 by guiding and supporting schools in their quest for excellence.

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Region 17 Education Service Center
1111 West Loop 289 | Lubbock, TX 79416
Voice: 806-792-4000 | Fax: 806-792-1523

Business Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Per HB 462, resources and services provided by Region 17 ESC are solely aligned with, and designed to support, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) adopted by the State Board of Education.

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