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Right From the Start Conference

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Keynote Speaker
Coy Bowles
Renowned Musician, Author, Educator, and Advocate
April 13, 2024
Polk State College, Winter Haven Campus

About The Conference

Right From The Start is a mental health and social emotional wellness conference for early childhood educators, parents, and those in our community that work directly with children. Join us on April 13, 2024, at the Polk State College Winter Haven campus and welcome our keynote speaker, Coy Bowles, musician, author, educator, and advocate. Details on registration and workshops coming soon!

Engaging Workshops

Dive into a variety of sessions designed to address key aspects of mental health and social-emotional learning in early childhood.

Expert Insights

Hear from leading professionals in the field, including our esteemed keynote speaker, Coy Bowles.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with peers, share experiences, and build a community focused on nurturing the next generation.

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Registration includes: a $200 voucher for selected vendors and CEUs as well as a continental breakfast, boxed lunch, great speakers, networking, and so much more!

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Keynote Speaker

Coy Bowles

Renowned Musician, Author, Educator, and Advocate

Coy Bowles is renowned as a musician, author, and fervent advocate for early childhood education and mental health. As a key member of the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band, his musical talents are well-known, but it’s his commitment to enhancing the lives of young children that makes him a standout speaker for the “Right From the Start Conference.” Through his children’s books and educational initiatives, Bowles champions the cause of social-emotional learning, aiming to equip educators, parents, and caregivers with the tools to foster emotional wellness and resilience in children. His keynote address promises to blend insights from his artistic journey with actionable strategies for supporting the mental and emotional health of our youngest learners, making him an inspirational and pivotal figure for this event.

Trusted Hands Behind Us

Our Great Sponsors


Polk State College, Winter Haven Campus
999 Ave H NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881


863-733-9064 x 305

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Sponsored by Early Learning Coalition of Polk County and the State of Florida, Division of Early Learning. Early Learning Coalition of Polk County is a client of and partially funded by Polk County’s voter approved ½ cent sales tax for indigent health care.