Early Education Conference - Lee's Summit, MO

January 11, 2020 8:30 AM–January 11, 2020 4:15 PM
Summit Christian Academy,1500 SW Jefferson St., Lee's Summit, MO 64081

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 harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV


Summit Christian Academy
1500 SW Jefferson St.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081


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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Edward Bunn has served for over 25 years in the field of Education.  He holds a Masters in Christian School Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Bunn believes strongly in leadership development and teacher quality. He has shared this passion as an Adjunct Professor, School Teacher, Head of School, and Pastor. Currently, Dr. Bunn serves school leaders through consultation, support and collaboration as ACSI’s Regional Director (South Central Region).

Dr. Bunn has been married for 27 years and has three children. His wife also invests in students and teachers serving as a teacher and school administrator throughout her career and calling.   



   7:30 AM Registration
   8:30 AM Welcome/Worship/Opening Keynote
   9:45 AM Break
 10:15 AM Breakout Session A
 11:30 AM Lunch (provided)
 12:15 PM Second Keynote
   1:45 PM Breakout Session B
   3:15 PM Closing Keynote


Member Non-member

Early Bird Rate
(through 12/13/19)

$60 $90
Standard/Walk-in Rate (after 12/13/19) $75 $105

Lunch Options (included in the registration fee)

*Please choose one at the time of registration

Option 1:

Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, chips and a cookie.

Option 2:

Chick-fil-A® Cool Wrap, fruit cup and a cookie.

Option 3:

Chick-fil-A® Market Salad - Sliced grilled chicken breast served on a fresh bed of mixed greens, topped with crumbled blue cheese and a mix of fresh fruit. Served with Harvest Nut Granola, Roasted Nut Blend and Light Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing (or guest’s choice of dressing).

Option 4: No lunch needed


Holiday Inn Express  
1201 NW Innovation Pkwy
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
(816) 600-2405

Hampton Inn 
1751 NE Douglas St.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
(816) 347-8600


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

Questions? Email the Early Education team.

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