TCEC staff attended the Early Childhood Special Education Leadership Conference in October of 2018 at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. This is a yearly conference that is organized by the Minnesota Division for Early Childhood (MN DEC) and the Minnesota Department of Education. The conference is an invaluable gathering of ECSE leadership throughout the state. It provides an opportunity to network with other early childhood professionals, learn about new initiatives/state requirements, and learn about new or better ways to serve our youngest learners. This year at the conference, attendees received professional development related to early childhood assessment and evaluation.