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2021 Early Childhood Conference

Music Play is Learning Play

August 11, 2021
Brighton, MI

The 2021 Early Childhood Conference is on! We can’t wait to gather with all of you on August 11 at Shepherd of the Lakes in Brighton. Jim Gill is our morning keynote, followed by a wide variety of sessions throughout the day. Everyone attending will go home with an ‘I Love Lutheran Schools’ t-shirt and other fun stuff. We look forward to gathering together to be encouraged and strengthened in our roles as early childhood educators!

Agenda & Sectional Options

When & Where


August 11

Shepherd of the Lakes
2101 S Hacker Rd
Brighton, MI, 48114
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Keynote Speaker

Jim Gill

Jim Gill is a musician and author with singular credentials among children’s artists. He spent 20 years directing programs in music play for families with special needs children in the Chicago area. His particular writing style—combining word play and movement opportunities into songs—was developed through this work. Jim completed his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. His work experience and studies have led him to create each of his recordings and books as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.


Online Registration is now closed. If you still plan to attend please print and complete this Walk-In Registration Form and bring it along with $50 the day of the conference.

Cost: $35 Early Bird Rate until 6/30/21

$45 from 7/1/21 - 8/4/21

$50 at the Door

Price includes breakfast and lunch.

Additional Information

SCECH’s & Training Hours

SCECH hours and training hours will be available.

Full-day conference attendees will receive a certificate for 5 training hours after the conference. For those needing SCECHs, 4.5 hours have been approved. Please pick up a form at registration to apply for these hours.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
7850 Nemco Way
Brighton, MI 48116

Rate $89 for August 10, 2021

Includes Breakfast from 6:30-9:30am.  Deadline to register is July 10, 2021.

To make your reservation contact their 24/7 Reservation Sales Specialists at 866.628.6501 and they will be happy to assist you with:

  • Making a new reservation
  • Altering or canceling an existing reservation
  • Confirming upcoming stay details
  • Requesting email confirmation for an upcoming stay
  • General questions about availability or rates

Online Booking Link: Michigan District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (Michigan District, LCMS)