Early Education News
We are Designed to Flourish!
Early educators have a calling to help the foundational development of young hearts. Whether children are being educated in classrooms, in church programs or at home, we have the opportunity to plant seeds of faith in the young hearts of early learners.
The ACSI early ed team is committed to offer biblical integrated professional development for early educators while offering support and encouragement to help educators grow in their teaching skills. Hosting our first virtual early ed conference allowed us to grow as a team to develop and provide a new delivery model for high quality PD. Nearly 1,000 educators from around the globe heard from Dr. Milt Uecker as he led keynote messages that inspired us to purpose together with extended hands—on behalf of the next generation’s well-being—and to examine what we can do so that children will continue to flourish.
Dr. Uecker is a wonderful teacher and really understands Early Educators! So thankful for him! Also, I am very thankful for all the scripture and prayer shared throughout the day! Amarillo, TX
I have been reminded that I must take care of myself before I can minister to and teach the children in my class. I must be a healthy shepherd for my flock. I want to help my children grow, learn, and flourish! Apopka, FL
A selection of 16 breakout sessions led by experienced educators and presenters provided a variety for conference participants to choose from. Topics included social-emotional development, outdoor learning, self-regulation, inquiry learning, teaching math from a biblical perspective and more.
“All the speakers we heard from were great! Thank you for creating conferences such as these to help us as educators grow and learn!” Hawthorne, NJ
I thoroughly ENJOYED the speakers today and I cannot wait to take back the things I learned today to my classroom on Monday!! Thank you so very much! This is not my first year teaching, but my first year of our school starting a 3 year old preschool and what an exciting conference to help me see and implement learning with the Biblical views! St. Joseph, MO
A separate conference day was designed for early ed directors where nearly 100 leaders heard from Betsy Winkle with All Belong, a ministry partner with ACSI. After engaging with the topic of developmental trauma, early ed leaders created a plan to take back to their schools to continue the conversation with their staff. Supporting early ed program leaders is a very important initiative for us at ACSI.
Thank you for a great day! I'm excited to bring back this important information to our staff and to make some change in our school! I feel confident we will make a positive impact with all our students with these new tools! Yorba Linda, CA
Wonderful topic. Thank you! Very well done training and spiritual component for leaders in EE. Chanhassen, MN
I felt the Early Education Directors' Day conference information provided was very worthwhile. I am looking forward to working with our school staff members to pray and implement a plan that will help our staff to help themselves and our students grow and to be all that God intends them to be. Butler, PA
We are excited to be planning for more early educator conferences in 2022!