Early Education Conference - Lee's Summit, MO

April 4, 2020 8:30 a.m.–April 4, 2020 4:15 p.m.
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


Conference Flyer

Keynote Speaker

Keynote: We Imagine Greatness (Prosper) by Dr. Edward Bunn

A review of the literature unveils a wealth of research affirming the importance of support and nurture during a child’s formative years. A primary catalyst for support and nurture is
believing in each child’s potential and the various learning styles. Together, we will grow in our level of support and nurture as we focus on effective ways to adapt and allow students to discover strengths, talents, and abilities. Together, we will “Imagine Greatness” in our students.

For over 25 years, Dr. Bunn has served in the field of Education. He holds a Masters in Christian School Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Bunn began his educational career as an Early Education Teacher in an urban Christian School and served as a founder of an Early Education Program. 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 3/14/20)

$60 $90
Standard/Walk-in Rate (after 3/14/20) $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.

Related Events
PD Forum - Alaska
Sep 24, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020

PD ENGAGE - Salem, Oregon
Oct 8, 2020 - Oct 8, 2020

PD Forum - Federal Way, WA
Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020

Related Resources
Professional Development for Christian School Educators and Leaders

Professional development (PD) opportunities are nearly universal in the experiences of U.S. educators, both in public school settings and in Christian schools. The question of which PD strategies are most effective has become more critical in recent years, as schools face increasing internal and external pressures to improve student outcomes and optimize instructional expenditures. As a result, many school leaders are seeking to identify PD opportunities with high return on investment (ROI) in terms of student learning and achievement.

In an effort to address this issue systematically, a comprehensive literature synthesis was commissioned by ACSI (Swaner 2016). The synthesis, which surveyed over 500 scholarly articles and resources over the past 20 years, asked the question, “What are best practices in PD for Christian school teachers and leaders?” While little research was found specific to Christian education, what was available corroborated much of the broader literature on PD in K–12 schools. A set of characteristics of effective PD were identified in the literature, as well as a range of practices for which there exists research on their effectiveness. The synthesis also reviewed the evidence for the importance of cultures of continuous improvement to the effectiveness of any PD efforts.

Professional Development for Christian School Educators and Leaders

Annual School Board Member Affirmation Statement

An annual affirmation of commitment to the school and expected responsibilities as a board member.

The Matthew 18 Principle for Solving School Problems

A six step strategy for resolving school conflict in accordance with Matthew 18

Interaction and Communication with Students

As employees of an educational institution, you are held to a higher standard by parents, students, colleagues, and members of the public. We support and endorse a strict policy of respect toward students and expect employees to act at all times as adult role models.

Responsibilities and Duties of a Director of a Nonprofit Organization

Questions that should be asked by directors in determining the scope of their responsibilities and how these responsibilities should be fulfilled?