Early Education Conference - La Mirada, CA

March 30, 2019 8:00 a.m.–March 30, 2019 3:45 p.m.
Biola University, 13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639

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, lunch included Member Non-member
Early Registration (through 3/1/19 $68 $98
Standard Registration  $78 $108

Lunch Options (choose one)

Option 1: Tuscan Chicken Sandwich - Grilled chicken breast, fresh basil, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomato and garlic aioli on Biola bread. Includes fresh fruit medley, two house-made cookies and a bottled water.

Option 2: Pecan Chicken and Bacon Salad - Grilled chicken breast on a bed of baby spinach with tomato, goat cheese, salted pecans and crumbled bacon with bacon vinaigrette. Includes rolls and butter, brownie and a bottled water.

Option 3: Beef Fajita Wrap - Marinated fajita steak, grilled onions and bell peppers, shredded lettuce, rice, black beans and spiced aioli, in a sun-dried tomato tortilla. Includes fresh fruit medley, two house-made cookies and a bottled water.

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Keynote Speaker

Gigi Schweikert is an internationally known thought leader in early childhood education, children's ministry, and supervision with 30 years of experience and 18 published books, in three languages. She is the President and COO of Lightbridge Franchise Company. Gigi has recently appeared as an educational consultant and parenting expert on CBS, NBC, Fox, and the Wall Street Journal Lunch Hour News.


Holiday Inn La Mirada 
34299 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638
(714) 739-8500

$119/night (single or double occupancy)
$129/night (3-4 person occupancy)

Special rate good through 2/26/19.
Mention ACSI and Group ID# 0000026337 when calling to make a reservation.

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