The LBECE Committee partners annually with the Long Beach Unified School District, Mayor’s Fund for Education, and City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services to bring this professional development event to ECE professionals of the greater Long Beach area.


The ECE Symposium offers a valuable opportunity for over 400 educators and administrators to increase community-wide capacity to support safe, healthy development of children. It increases access to high-quality early care and education by providing intentional session content for early education professionals to learn best practices.

Symposium attendees are mostly early education teachers and administrators seeking professional development hours as well as the latest information on best practices and teaching techniques. Attendees will learn from a number of innovative, cross-sector speakers sharing
their expertise on the latest research around high quality ECE. 

Additionally, resource tables will be available for support organizations to share resources and information on topics related to families, young children, health, and the community. Presenters and vendors alike are skilled professionals who incorporate the latest research into their presentations and materials. As such, attendees learn the knowledge and skills they need to better serve the children and families in their care.​

Conference sessions topics typically include: 

  • School readiness
  • Early intervention
  • Conscious discipline
  • Meaningful parent engagement
  • Cultivating a Growth Mindset
  • LGBTQ Inclusive Practices for ECE
  • Trauma Informed & Healing Practices 
  • Building Resiliency Through Supporting Speech, Language, and Literacy Skills 
  • Stress Management and Self-Care
  • Recognizing Resilience in Vulnerable Families
  • Engaging Fathers in the Parenting Process
  • Early STEM Learning
  • Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom and Home
  • Enhancing Social Emotional Skills Through the Environment
  • The Multigenerational Impact of Immigration and the Importance of Ethnic Identity