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Azusa, CA Professional Development


Join us in Azusa, CA where Mrs. Elisabeth Jochum will help us better understand the value of connections with one another. Let’s cultivate resilience as we grow in relationship building as an early education community.


EE Leaders' Summit

Date: Friday, October 6, 2023, 8:30am-3:30pm Pacific Time

Location: Azusa Pacific University

Cost: ACSI member rate: $85 ($115 starting 9/29/23)

          Non-member rate: $115

Igniting a Responsive Culture

Neuroscience has revealed the incredible power of a responsive environment on the development of young children. Responsive culture is also known to transform families, classrooms, and workplaces with self-esteem, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and employee longevity. Join us as we examine together the components of responsiveness that are closely aligned with a biblical mindset, and discover innovations that bring children, families, and teams together.

Registration for this event includes lunch and earning of up to 6 clock hours / 1 CEUs.  Lunch will include a Mexican Buffet.  

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Early Education Conference

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 8:00am-4:00pm Pacific Time

Location: Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

Cost: ACSI member rate: $85 ($115 starting 9/29/23)

          Non-member rate: $115

Developing Core Connections

Connections are vital: within the human body, between humans, between God and man. Students today need help re-connecting their minds with their bodies, their emotions, and their caregivers. Parents and teachers need help re-connecting our minds with our bodies, our emotions, and with the children who are entrusted to us. Minds, hearts, and souls that are connected in the Lord are built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. How can you, as an educator, help children develop healthy brain connections? We can learn and improve our understanding of brain development, health, and wholeness. What current trends impact the concept of wholeness, and what does it take to foster community connection with the parents and children we serve?

The conference will allow you to earn up to 6 clock hours of CEUs. List of Breakout Sessions Coming Soon!


Lunch is included with registration. Please make your select during the registration process for either Chicken Caesar Wrap, Southwest Salad or no lunch needed.

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Review the Schedule and Breakout Sessions!

Registration for each event includes lunch and earning of up to 6 clock hours / 1 CEUs.


Questions? Contact ACSI Early Education at

Elisabeth Jochum

Elisabeth has taught in ACSI schools, homeschool groups, and preschools for more than 15 years. In 2009 she became a professional development presenter with ACSI for early educators, and also developed a parent training series. She and her husband served on a church planting team in Indonesia, and now they serve at the home base for 1500 field workers. Her main job now is to provide member care to overseas families through educational consultation, emotional and behavioral support, training parents, and resourcing families. She has two grown kids, both married, and loves to spend time encouraging kids of all ages.