Early Education Directors' Day—Fremont, CA

February 22, 2019 8:30 AM–February 22, 2019 4:00 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 Directors' Day. Join us for a keynote speaker who will inspire, equip, and encourage while earning professional development clock hours/CEUs for attending. A buffet lunch is included with registration.

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

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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

Jeneane Stevens, M.Ed.,  will present Too Many Jobs ... too Little Time! Help is on the Way Jeneane serves as Executive Director at Celebration Center in Brentwood, CA. She has taught early education courses Diablo Valley Community College and Los Medanos Community College. Her passion is to share an intergenerational approach to educating children in her community.

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