The Society for Developmental Education will sponsor a conference titled "Childhood Should be a Journey, not a Race," featuring Florida Whole Language specialist Kathie Cloonan.

The conference will be Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Clarion Hotel, 900 S. Main. Teachers, administrators and school specialists from throughout the state have been invited. For information, call 1-800-462-1478.