Effective Early Educators

ACSI Early Education Conference—Tucson

November 4, 2017 8:45 a.m.–November 4, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Happy Trails Christian Preschool Tucson, AZ

Nurturing Relationships Marked by Love and Boundaries

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Please contact the ACSI office at:  520.514.2897 if you wish to register. Registration will close Monday, October 30th at 11 am MST.

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

Dr. Suzie Mohler, EE Field Director, ACSI California/Hawaii Region

RM EE Conference Speaker Dr. Suzie Mohler serves with ACSI as Early Education Field Director for the CA/Hi Region, serving in the Brea Regional Office in Southern California.  Suzie and her husband of 39 years, Dennis, have two grown children and two brand new grandbabies, which are Suzie's pride and joy!  Her passions include traveling and reading or listening to audio books, particularly suspense and political thrillers.  Suzie holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, a Master's degree in Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Technology, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. 

Suzie led an ACSI accredited Christian school ministry for 27 years, as administrator, elementary principal, and started and ran two Early Education programs.  She loves accreditation, having served on and chaired numerous school visits throughout California and Hawaii, and combining her love for both travel and accreditation, she's chaired EE-12 accreditation teams in Seoul, Korea and Bangkok, Thailand for ACSI/WASC.

2017 Schedule

8:15 Registration—Worship Center
8:45 Welcome / Worship / Opening Plenary
9:15 Break
9:30 Breakout #1
10:45 Break
11:00 Breakout #2
12:15 LUNCH (included with registration)
1:00 Breakout #3
2:20 Closing Plenary

Keynote & Breakout Sessions

There are Giants in the Land:  Creating an Environment that Grows Spiritual Giants:
Henry Brooks Adams said "Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops." Nurturing spiritual growth of our children doesn't just happen because their parents choose a Christian preschool/school environment.  It requires intentionality, purpose, and expertise on the part of every staff member to help develop a hunger and thirst for God and His Word.  Come learn about what works, what helps, and what doesn't when developing spiritual giants in your school.

Different Strokes for Different Folks:
Do we really believe ALL children are "fearfully and wonderfully made?" Classrooms can be perilous in a number of ways for students with learning challenges. This workshop gives teachers the opportunity to "walk a mile" in the shoes of the children who invariably cause challenges in the classroom.  

Culinary Tales: An "Eat and Learn" Experience:
In this hands-on workshop, we'll discover simple no-bake recipes taken from literature books kids love! Teach young chef-scientists how to safely use cooking tools, work together, and build reading and math skills while following a recipe. Explore playful, hands-on activities that integrate literature, print awareness, nutrition, and fun! 

Inquiring Minds Want to Know...Developing Critical Thinking Through Classroom Science:
The more we learn about the wonders of our universe, the more clearly we are going to perceive the hand of God." (F. Borman)   God made everything and everything God made is good.  Science lessons are exciting because the simplest evidence of God's creations can fascinate young learners. Leave this session with ready-to-do ideas for science, art, and Bible lessons. 


Happy Trails Christian Preschool, 3255 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719


$40 per person, ACSI member school
$50 per person, non-member school


Member schools must have staff added to your school roster in ConNEXUS in order to register for the conference. Please contact the ACSI Rocky Mountain Regional Office for assistance.

ACSI ConNEXUS Premium 

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 RM regional office for more information.

Regional Office Contact Information

Email: early_educationRM@acsi.org            

Phone: 520.514.2897

Additional Notes

Each full day participant will receive a certificate for 6 clocks hours.

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