Early Education Conference — Broken Arrow, OK
February 16, 2019 8:30 a.m.–February 16, 2019 3:30 p.m.
Happy Hands Education Center, 8801 S. Garnett Rd., Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Building a Firm Foundation
"... rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:7 NIV
Renew your professional and spiritual growth at the ACSI Early Education conference. Join us for a keynote speaker who will inspire, equip, and encourage early educators while you earn professional clock hours/CEUs for attending.
|Pricing (per delegate, lunch included)||Member||Non-member|
|Early Registration (through 12/14/18)||$45||$75|
Dr. Barbara Sorrels will be presenting:
- Foundations of Education and Creating Effective Learning Environments
- Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
- The Power of Relationships: Reflecting the Image of God
Dr. Sorrels is is the 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 universityprofessor. 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 inearly childhood from Oklahoma State University.
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