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Infant Toddler Conference
The Lasting Impact of Early Connections:
Recognizing the Value of your Work with
Children, Families, and the Profession

Mar 6, 2021 08:30 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Jan Haley-Soule
Jan Haley-Soule is an actress, model, and voice over artist with extensive experience in television, film, and national advertising campaigns. She played Wendy for 4 seasons on NBC’s daytime drama Passions. She has guest starred and co-starred on many TV shows and acted in movies, video games, commercials, and podcasts. The mother of two adult children, Jan has also taught acting and voice over at continuation high schools in Oakland, California and worked with autistic children and young adults at the Hollywood Production Center in North Hollywood and Glendale, California.
Cristina Pacione & Penny Smith
Cristina Pacione-Zayas, PhD, is the Associate Vice President of Policy at the Erikson Institute and directs the vision for policy and leadership initiatives at Erikson Institute, a child development academic institution. She is charged with articulating and executing Erikson’s policy agenda that generates systemic solutions leading to equitable opportunities and positive outcomes for young children, families, and communities. Her work is informed by over a decade of experience leading education policy and community education initiatives in Illinois’s Latinx communities. Penny Smith is the associate director of the Early Childhood Leadership Academy (ECLA) at Erikson Institute and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP®). She sets the vision for, designs and implements capacity-building learning models that integrate applied learning, coaching, and cohort-based training for all programs under the ECLA umbrella. l
Christina Fontenelle
Christina is a tri-lingual Afro-Latina artist that focuses in psychotherapy and works from an Expressive Arts multi-modal approach specializing in Art and Dance/Movement Therapy. She is the author of “Aligning Your Inner Self Meditation Journal”. She has an MA in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the founder and CEO of Fontenelle Art, and Mental Health and Creative Arts Wellness company that aims to serve communities by providing art and movement based approaches to professional development, mental health awareness and community cohesion to help you align your inner self.