Early Education Conference

ACSI Early Education Conference—Apopka

January 27, 2018 8:00 AM–January 27, 2018 4:30 PM
First Baptist Church of Apopka/Highland Christian Academy, 441 S. Highland Ave., Apopka, FL 32703

Nurturing Relationships Marked by Love and Boundaries

Are you looking for an opportunity to renew your professional and spiritual growth? As Christian early educators, we understand the importance of nurturing all children and loving them right where they are so that trust is built between the child and teacher allowing for dynamic growth and development in each student.  Our conference theme, Nurturing Relationships Marked by Love and Boundaries, will direct the conference sessions to focus on modeling Jesus' love to our students while creating healthy boundaries in the classroom. Join early educators and develop a deeper understanding of ways to provide an engaging early education classroom environment that will allow children to feel safe, loved, and accepted.

Keynote Speaker

Barbara Sorrels Dr. Barbara Sorrels, Author and Executive Director of The Institute for Childhood Education
Dr. Barbara Sorrels is Executive Director of The Institute for Childhood Education and the author of the award-winning book, Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma. She has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 40 years serving as a teacher, program director and university professor.  She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood from the University of Maryland; a master's in education from Southwestern Seminary and a doctorate in early childhood from Oklahoma State University. She is passionate about helping parents, child welfare agencies, schools and childcare centers understand vulnerable children and the impact of trauma on healthy growth and development.

 2018 Schedule

Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Directors' Early Education Conference
Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Early Education Conference


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First Baptist Church of Apopka, 441 S. Highland Ave., Apopka, FL 32703


Director's Day ACSI Member School Nonmember School
Early Registration (by January 11, 2018 ) $65.00 $105.00
Standard Registration (by January 22, 2018) $75.00 $115.00
Walk-In Rate (January 23–26, 2018) $85.00 $125.00

EE Conference ACSI Member School Nonmember School
Early Registration (by January 11, 2018) $55.00 $95.00
Standard Registration (by January 22, 2018) $65.00 $105.00
Walk-In Rate (January 23–27, 2018) $75.00 $115.00


Reminder: Member schools must have staff added to your school roster in ConNEXUS in order to register for the conference. Please contact the ACSI FL regional office if you require assistance.


Access to ConNEXUS Premium is complimentary to all delegates from ACSI member schools who register for a 2017–18 EE conference. It will be available from the time of registration through October 31, 2018. Contact the FL regional office for more information.

Regional Office Contact Information

E-mail: fl_eeconference@acsi.org
Phone: 727.734.7096

Hotel Information

Hampton Inn & Suites, Orlando/North, Altamonte Springs
161 Douglas Ave.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
($119—Double Queen; $129—King Suite) 
407.331.0220 (Group Code ACS for special EE Conference rates)
Make reservations online. [A block of rooms has been reserved for January 25, 2018–January 28, 2018. The special room rate will be available until December 25 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.] 

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