Building a Firm Foundation

Early Education Conference — Fremont, CA

February 23, 2019 8:00 AM–February 23, 2019 3:45 PM
Fremont Christian School, 4760 Thornton Ave., Fremont, CA 94536

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 keynote speakers who will inspire, equip, and encourage early educators while you earn professional clock hours/CEUs for attending. 

Pricing (per delegate, buffet lunch included Member Non-member
Early Registration (through 2/1/19 $68 $98
Standard Registration  $78 $108

Lunch Options (chose one)

  • Chick-fil-A® Chicken sandwich, waffle potato chips, chocolate chunk cookie and a bottled water.
  • Chick-fil-A® Market Salad with Chicken, Apple Cider Vinaigrette dressing, cookie and a bottled water.

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Hampton Inn - Fremont/Silicon Valley
46500 Landing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 498-1900

$150 per night on 2/21/19
$105 per night on 2/22/19
Mention "ACSI Early Education Room Block" when calling for reservations.
Special rate is available through 1/24/19.

Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Roberts, OT, will present Building a Supportive Classroom: Incorporating Sensory and Motor Strategies to Help All Students Thrive. Stephanie is a seasoned pediatric occupational therapist. Stephanie delivers a wealth of information on motor and sensory development to teachers and parents of young children through engaging,  informative presentations. She focuses on sharing professional strategies that are easy, inexpensive, and fun for a teacher or parent to incorporate into their daily routines. 

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