IT is about the whole child and IT is going to be better than ever!

In these uncertain times, we at the Kids First National Conference understand that you may not be thinking about continuing education, but when life returns to more normal routines, we will all be looking for ways to network and spend time with other like-minded individuals. Attending the Kids First National Conference this fall will broaden your knowledge as you learn from a cadre of exciting and knowledgeable speakers committed to putting Kids First.
Certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees plus Category Work CEUs will be awarded for all sessions.

For the last two decades, the NAREN TranZed National Conference has had a rich history of providing resources addressing at-risk, disadvantaged, and marginalized students.

We are excited to announce that the legacy of NAREN will continue and expand in 2020 to reach even more professionals serving children and youth but has been renamed the Kids First National Conference.

Learn more about our transition from the NAREN TranZed National Conference to the Kids First National Conference

Countdown to the Conference!








Our keynote and featured speakers are Innovating & Transforming education and leadership!

Robert Jackson

Author of “Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies, Mindsets, and Beliefs for Supporting Male Black and Latino Students”

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Co-author of “Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love”

Frank J. Kros, MSW, JD

Frank Kros, MSW, JD, Adverse Childhood Experiences Master Trainer

Dr. Liz Berquist

Liz Berquist, Designs & Delivers Professional Learning for District Leaders

Dr. Jim Ewing

Jim Ewing, Author of “Math for ELLs. As Easy as Uno, Dos, Tres.”

Deadline for Submissions is May 8, 2020!

Learn More About the Kids First National Conference and Presenting

How can IT help you?

Conference Location

Towson University
The West Village Commons

Host Hotel

Sheraton Baltimore

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The 2020 Kids First National Conference is presented by The Children’s Guild Alliance in collaboration with the Towson University Department of Special Education.