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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.

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

Registration for the 2025 Conference will open in March 2025.

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.


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


Exhibitors at the 2024 Conference included:

  1. Art Felt https://www.artfelt.net/
  2. Discount School Supply https://www.discountschoolsupply.com/
  3. Discovery Toys https://www.discoverytoys.com/pws/patnelson/tabs/home
  4. Sparkles by Staci https://www.instagram.com/stacisparkle17/
  5. Two Authors https://www.instagram.com/twoauthors1/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D
  6. Pacific Oaks College https://www.pacificoaks.edu/
  7. Pacific Oaks Children’s School https://www.pacificoakschildrensschool.org/



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The location of the 2024 BEST Arts Conference will be held at:

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