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Southern CA Early Education Conference: La Mirada

March 9, 2018–March 10, 2018
Biola University, 13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA

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

Dr. Barbara Sorrels 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.


8:00 AM General Session - Music & Keynote (Sutherland Hall)
9:45 AM Break & Snacks - Visit Exhibitors (Sutherland Hall Courtyard)
10:15 AM Seminar Session 1 - See Schedule for Room Assignments
11:30 AM Seminar Session 2 - See Schedule for Room Assignments
12:45 PM Lunch - Visit Exhibitors (Metzger Lawn, in front of Calvary Chapel)
1:30 PM Seminar Session 3 - See Schedule for Room Assignments
2:45 PM Seminar Session 4 - See Schedule for Room Assignments
3:50 PM Final Visit with Exhibitors - Farewell (Metzger Lawn area)


Schedule & Sessions

EE Directors' Day           Register for Directors Day button  

March 9, 2018
8:30 AM–3:30 PM
Gather with other EE directors for a special day of training designed to help strengthen team leadership skills and disarm the challenges faced each day in the director's position. With a fresh perspective on serving Jesus in Early Education, practical leadership strategy that empowers, equips, and enables your staff to excel in their calling will be provided. Come be refilled, refreshed, and renewed in the role of an Early Education Director. 

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March 10, 2018
8:00 AM–3:45 PM
The ACSI EE Conference is specifically designed to provide early educators with helpful resources and training to take back to the classroom. The conference features a special keynote session entitled "Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma" led by Barbara Sorrels, followed by four breakout seminar sessions with various topics scheduled to meet the needs of all early educators. Come be encouraged and challenged to grow professionally and spiritually in order to be "equipped for every good work."


Download the Schedule and Speaker Handouts

EE Conference Schedule and Seminar Listing
EE Conference La Mirada Speaker Handouts


Biola University, 13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 


EE Directors' Day (includes buffet lunch)

$65  per person, ACSI member school
$95  per person, non-member school

EE Conference  (includes lunch selection)

$68  per person, ACSI member school
$95  per person, non-member school 


Reminder: Member schools must have staff added to your school roster in ConNEXUS in order to register for the conference. Please contact the ACSI CA.HI 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 CA.HI regional office for more information.

Regional Office Contact Information

Phone: 714.256.1287


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