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Everett Professional Development Workshop


Join us in Everett, WA where Carly Bedard will REIGNITE our passions, purpose and joy through the power of play. Let’s grow in relationship building as an early education community in this engaging and interactive workshop!

Date: Sat., Oct 28, 2023, 8:30am-3:45pm Pacific Time

Location: Northshore Christian Academy

Cost: ACSI member rate: $85 ($115 after 10/4/23)

          Non-member rate: $115

Reignite Our Passion, Purpose, and Joy Through the Power of Play

Play serves an essential role in the lives of both children and adults. God designed us to explore His world with awe, wonder and joy. Play provides a wonderful opportunity to do just that! This interactive session is designed to help educators and leaders experience the power of self-active play, an enjoyable mindfulness practice that relieves stress and anxiety, while inspiring self-awareness, reflection, and connection. We will consider the role of play in our own lives, and in our programs as a means for promoting healing, resilience, and joy.

Reignite Creativity Through Process-Oriented Art  


Creativity is an essential trait of 21st Century Learning. Come explore ways that we, as teachers can inspire creativity within our classrooms by providing engaging, playful open-ended art experiences. We will examine the benefits of process-oriented art, lay the foundation for integrating creative art in the classroom, and get to explore playful process art experiences first-hand.  


Reignite Resilience Through Self-Care 


Most of us know how important it is to take care of ourselves, but we may struggle with how to make self-care a part of our daily routine.  Come and take some time to be restored and encouraged! In this session we will explore the importance of checking in with ourselves and identify practical strategies to support self-care. Resources regarding wellness practices and support will be shared.  


This workshop is approved for WA Merit STARS credit!

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Registration for the event includes lunch choices from Chick-Fil-A and earning of up to 6 clock hours / 6 CEUs.


Questions? Contact ACSI Early Education at


Carly Bedard, M.A.Ed. has over 24 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She formerly taught as a preschool teacher, and served as an early childhood program director at a Christian Preschool. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Biola University, and an educational consultant providing training and coaching grounded in adult learning theory, and designed to integrate research based strategies into transformed classroom practices. Additionally she has authored ECE courses with WestEd. Carly is a Master Play Coach with the Institute for Self Active Education. As a passionate play advocate she has presented the play experience to educators and families in the United States, Cambodia and India.