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The BEST Arts (Building Educational Success through the Arts) Conference is devoted to emphasizing the importance of using the visual and performing arts in early childhood classrooms.

Celebrating 25 Years!

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2024 BEST Arts Conference
Building Educational Success through the Arts
Saturday, April 6, 2024
9 AM - 3 PM (check-in begins at 8 AM)

Pacific Oaks College
45 W. Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Registration for the 2024 Conference will open in March 2024.

Pacific Oaks is committed to diversity through global perspectives, and wishes to extend a special invitation to our international community of Early Childhood Education providers, advocates, and academics to participate in the BEST Arts conference. As valued participants in the ongoing discussion of early childhood education, we will provide our international attendees with additional support if needed.

If you are an international representative interested in sponsoring or attending the conference, please contact us directly at bestarts@pacificoaks.edu.

The focus of BEST Arts is to provide early childhood educators with developmentally appropriate, interactive, hands-on activities focused on the arts that will strengthen a young child’s social emotional, creative, and cognitive development.

This year’s conference will include networking and learning experiences for all participants, and features workshops and speakers, along with vendors displaying products addressing the arts, literacy, movement, cultural diversity, and inclusion.


8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Registration: Building 45

Exhibit Hall: Building 55

Morning Refreshments/Welcome: Building 55 Patio

9:15 AM -10:30 AM Session One

10:30 AM -10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM-12:00 PM Session Two

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM -2:15 PM Session Three

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Door prizes, certificates, Conference ends

The location of the 2023 BEST Arts Conference will be held at:

Pacific Oaks College
45 W. Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103