Early Education Conference - Lancaster, PA

March 19, 2020 8:30 AM–March 20, 2020 4:00 PM
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

2020 Early Education Conference 

Designed With A Purpose

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV


Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

Registration Information

Interested in registering a group of colleagues to attend the one or two conference? Start by reading through our How to Register a Group Guide


Conference Flyer

Conference Schedule and Session Selection Form

Breakout Session Descriptions

Keynote Speaker

Keynote: Designed with a Purpose for His Purpose by Donna Thornton-Roberts

Let’s explore the questions “who am I and what is my value” centering around the priceless promises of a good plan from Jeremiah 29:11 and a divine design from Psalms 139. We will examine a deeper understanding of how precious and uniquely talented we are by God’s design.

Donna K. Thornton-Roberts has been caring for families, staff and directors in early education for over 40 years. Her work with individuals, national early education programs, and churches has provided the foundation and substance to improve childcare centers. Donna’s influence has increased the quality of care for thousands of children across the country. She has served as an adjunct professor at Radford (VA) University, an accreditation commissioner for the National Accreditation Commission and a contribution writer for ACSI and Child Care Information Exchange. Donna was national founder and Executive Director of the National Association of Child Care Professionals - the forerunner of the Early Learning Leaders Association. She is a life-long learner having earned a BA in Management of Human Resources, an MA in Business Administration, and is looking forward to soon being called Dr. Donna after completing her PhD.



Thursday, March 19th (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
   8:30 AM Welcome/Opening Keynote
   9:45 AM Break
 10:15 AM Breakout Session A
 11:30 AM Lunch (buffet lunch tickets available for purchase)
 12:30 PM Breakout Session B
   2:00 PM Breakout Session C
   3:30 PM Closing Keynote

Friday, March 20th (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
   8:00 AM Welcome/Opening Keynote
   9:15 AM Break
   9:45 AM Breakout Session A
 11:15 AM Breakout Session B
 12:30 PM Lunch (buffet lunch tickets available for purchase)
   1:30 PM Breakout Session C
   3:00 PM Closing Keynote



Two-Day Conference

$105 $120 $135 $150
One-Day Conference $80 $95 $110 $125
*Early registration pricing is good through 2/28/2020


Optional Breakfast and lunch tickets for the DoubleTree Resort: Conference attendees can purchase tickets during online registration for the hotel's breakfast or lunch buffet each day. The hotel offers a full breakfast buffet for $14 per day and a lunch buffet including an assortment of hot main dishes, hot and cold sides and salads, desserts and beverages for $14.50 per day. You may also bring your own lunch. Meal tickets will also be on sale at the hotel lobby.


You will receive 1 CEU (six clock hours) for your attendance at the conference each day. Be sure to submit an EE Conference CEU Claim Form following the event to start the claiming process.


DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
(800) 997-9138
Rate: $113 per room.

NEW! Special rate EXTENDED through Monday, February 24, 2020! To receive this special rate, individuals are responsible for making their own reservation through the Doubletree Online Reservation system. Enter ACi as the Group Code.

Questions? Email the Early Education team

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