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Early Childhood Conference 2019

Nurturing the 4 C's

August 14, 2019
Lansing, MI

We are excited for you to join us at our Michigan District Early Childhood Conference this summer! Dr. Rebecca Isbell will be our keynote speaker, focusing on “Nurturing the 4 C’s in Young Children to be Creative Communicators, Collaborators, and Critical Thinkers.” We’ll also have a variety of breakout sessions and a full day of learning, fellowship, and growing in our service of sharing the Gospel with the little ones and families God has called us to serve.

Nurturing the 4 C’s – Rebecca Isbell Presentation

Teaching from the Heart – Jeri Kroll Presentation

For a listing of the breakout options please download the schedule.

You will receive 5 clock hours for this conference.

When & Where


August 14, 2019

Martin Luther High School
2001 E Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI, 48912
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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rebecca Isbell

Dr. Rebecca Isbell is an experienced consultant in Early Childhood Education. She is the author of thirteen books and numerous articles related to creativity, learning environments, play, literacy, the arts, and child development. Her experience in the field of early childhood includes: teacher of young children (2-8 years old), director of a laboratory school, music teacher (K-5), coordinator of gifted/talented, early childhood program chair, supervisor of early childhood student teachers, professor, and developer of BA, MA, MS, and PhD academic programs at East Tennessee State University. Her keynotes always leave attendees inspired and ready to meet the challenges of working with young children.


Registration is closed.

Registration Cost: $50 per person (Early Bird rate has now expired.)

Compassion Ministry

Let’s make a difference in the lives of women in local domestic violence shelters. Collect gently used purses and unused beauty products and bring them to the conference. These items will be shared with the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing and EVE (End Violent Encounters)

Women’s Center of Greater Lansing

The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing is a private non-profit organization that provides support services to women in the Lansing area. Since their doors opened in 2005, they have served more than 8,500 women. The Women’s Center is dedicated to helping women realize their potential, support each other, achieve economic self-sufficiency, and develop emotional and physical well-being, regardless of income level. Our services include career counseling and resume preparation, individual counseling, a wide variety of support groups and workshops, a legal clinic, domestic-violence-specific services, and a professional clothing closet. All services are free or low-cost.

To learn more visit: www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.


EVE (End Violent Encounters) is the oldest domestic violence shelter in the Lansing area, and over the past few decades it has added a number of services designed to help and empower survivors of domestic and sexual assault. Today, EVE has grown to provide supportive services such as advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, children’s program’s and community education to survivors of many forms of violence, including domestic, sexual, stalking, and elder abuse.

To learn more visit: www.eveinc.org.

Additional Information

Goals & Objectives

  • Network and fellowship with other workers serving in a similar role. Create a feeling of connectedness for our EC workers who many times feel on an island.
  • Quality professional development that educators can use to strengthen their centers.
  • Christian witness among participants where they feel the love of their Savior the day of the conference (many times their PD is from secular organizations and not centered on Christ).