The Hawaii Island Early Childhood Conference is Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. The theme is “Math Is Everywhere: The First Step To Growing Young Scientists.” From 6-9 p.m., Friday with featured speaker Dr. Lisa S. Goldstein, director of teacher education at Santa Clara University; Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with opening session at 8 p.m. with 15 thematic workshops. Visit www.BabyStepsHawaii.org for workshop updates, etc. Registration deadline is April 1. Cost is $65 for Friday evening with dinner; Saturday, cost is $90. Checks payable to: Friends of the Future; Mail to P.O. Box 6376, Kamuela, HI, 96743. For information, contact Gail Judd at 987-8710 or email email@example.com.