Early Childhood Education Leadership Day

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (12:30pm - 4:30pm US/Eastern)

Zoom Video Conference

Directors, division heads, rectors, and school board chairs are invited for a day of learning and collegial conversation. The day will focus on research-based early childhood practice as an opportunity to distinguish your program and articulate its value to parents, followed by facilitated discussion of how early childhood programs are planning for the 2021-2022 school year both programmatically and financially.

The sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing by registered participants.


12:30 - 1:00pm EST
Welcome and small-group introductions

1:00 - 2:30pm EST
Research Based Early Childhood Practice
Dr. Cris Lozon, Director, Early Childhood Development Center, St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Dr. Jennifer Hardison, Kindergarten Teacher and Naturalist, St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, CA

2:30 - 3:00pm EST

3:00 - 4:15pm EST
Forecasting and Planning Your ECE Program for 2021-2022
ECE leaders will share their planning in light of the COVID landscape, followed by small group breakouts.

4:15pm EST
Final Thoughts and Closing


Ann Mellow (Associate Director, NAES) Dr. Jennifer Hardison, and Dr. Cris Lozon

About Dr. Cris Lozon
Before taking her current position at St. Margaret's, Dr. Cris Lozon taught early childhood and elementary aged students in the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, and Italy. She advocates for keeping play in the early childhood classroom through teacher training and parent education. She has presented at numerous conferences, including the national Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

About Dr. Jennifer Hardison
Dr. Jennifer Hardison recently completed her doctorate on pedagogical documentation and meaningful practices. Jennifer has been in the field of education for over 20 years. She serves as the naturalist at St. Margaret’s Early Childhood program and recently presented at the annual conference for The Association of Constructivist Teaching.


To participate you will need all of the following:
-Internet Connection

Registration Deadline:

12:00 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday, March 2, 2020

Who Should Attend:

Directors and heads of ECE programs, as well as church-school leadership teams—such as Rectors and wardens, school board chairs and school board members, and those charged with church and school financial planning.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 03/02/2021
Name Price Available To
NAES Member $35.00   Members
Non-member $75.00   Non-members
NAES Member Group $25.00   Members (group of 5 or more)

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by e-mail, to hez@episcopalschools.org, no later than 12:00 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, are entitled to a full refund less a $15 processing fee. We are unable to process a refund for cancellation requests received after 12:00 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

All registrations are subject to acceptance. Registrations and reservations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees.

Any and all liability of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall NAES be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

Is Media Allowed?


For more information please contact:

Ms. Heather Elise Zrubek
Phone: (212) 716-6309
Email: zrubek@flash.net