Christian Preschool Association

2024 Conference

The Greatest of These is LOVE. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Leesburg, FL

February 9-10, 2024

Our 2024 Keynote Speaker – Ron Shuali

With a focus on comedy and physical movement, Ron infuses his lessons with humor and energy, making learning an enjoyable experience – ENTERTAIN TO RETAIN! No more yawns and glazed-over eyes – Ron will keep you engaged and entertained throughout their presentation. But it’s not all about the laughs.

Ron also offers practical lessons and insights that will help pre-school teachers find joy in their work and improve the learning outcomes for their students. With a wealth of experience in early childhood education, Ron has the expertise to help you take your teaching to the next level.


Download this year’s registration form now!

Save money: Early bird deadline December 9th!!


PREVIEW OF 2024 WORKSHOPS

Setting Limits without Guilt

Preschool Language and Speech Development

Intro to Autism

It’s OK to Play in VPK

Share the Love with Preschoolers: Curriculum, Routines, Readiness and More

All She “Rote”

Why Making Music Matters

Yoga and Stress Relief for Teachers and Directors

Big Feelings: Understanding and Promoting Regulation

Pick A Book – Bibliotherapy

Directors Roundtable

Sharing Faith with Little Ones

Hands, Hearts, & Minds: Promoting Joyful Learning, Peace & Spiritual Development

Music & Sensory Integration

Understanding the Importance of Early Foundational Reading Skills

Nutrition and Brain Development

Taking Bible Stories into our Centers

Being Friends With Your Church: Making Great Church/Preschool Relationships

Adding Variety to Your Daily Routines

…And more to come……

Our Pre Conference Workshops – Register now!

Pre-Conference Workshops    Friday February 9, 2024   3:00 – 5:00 pm

Making Music for Infants and Toddlers

 Exposure to music and music-making activities simultaneously promotes development in multiple domains. A sensory-engaging musical classroom environment can greatly contribute to a child’s cognitive and sensory development, promote language skills, and help with emotional regulation. During this preconference session, participants will learn how music affects the brain and behavior of young children and best practices to use music in the classroom. Topics include: live versus recorded music, instrument play, educational objectives for each developmental domain through music, thematic-based planning and music, sign language and music, how to adapt music activities for all ages and abilities, and resources for every classroom!

It’s Okay to Play in VPK!  

This workshop (continued on Saturday) will enable educators to select, support, and provide the kinds of quality everyday activities and environments that move children towards kindergarten, ready to learn. This workshop is appropriate for educators and caregivers of preschool children.

The second part of this workshop will take place on Saturday. Attendees must attend BOTH sessions to get a certificate for this training.

It Starts in the Heart Inspiring the Heart, Engaging the Mind – Directors’ session

In this Director Workshop, we will explore how leading from the heart, mind, and a place of stability will build a strong school culture and community.