Early Childhood Development Conference to provide training

Imua Family Services’ Early Childhood Development Conference will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Imua Family Services’ Early Childhood Development Center, 161 S. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.

The conference will provide training for preschool and kindergarten teachers, early childhood professionals and social workers from Maui County, according to an announcement.

Session One will feature keynote speaker Ashley Rhodes-Courter, an internationally recognized motivational speaker, author and businesswoman. She holds a Masters of Social Work degree and wrote the New York Times best-selling book “Three Little Words.”

Session Two will focus on nonviolent communication based on restorative practices designed to assist with teaching children with challenging behaviors and will provide experiential learning opportunities.

Tickets are $50 for individuals and $25 for students. For more information or to reserve a space, visit imuafamilyservices.org.