Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Education Programs

Thursday, March 7, 2013 (9:30am - 2:45pm US/Pacific)

Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue [map]
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Registration Closes at 11:59 p.m. (PST), Monday, March 4.

The behaviorally challenged child. Misbehaving adults. How can schools leaders best support students and respond to leaders and parents? We'll explore the dynamics these situations, the programs and structures that need to be in place to minimize misbehavior, and how to respond when it happens.

Your program leaders will be:

  • Debra Ann Afarian, Parent Educator & Certified THINK:KIDS Mentor, United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County
  • Serena E. Beeks, D.Min., Executive Director, Commission on Schools, The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
  • The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., Executive Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • Ann Mellow, Associate Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools
Please click on the above-listed link "View the schedule of meeting sessions and special events" for more information.

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Registration Includes:

All conference materials, lunch, and refreshments.

Who Should Attend:

We recommend a leadership team and teachers from your school attend in order to make full use of the sessions and information offered.

Tips for Making the Case for Attending:
Many travel budgets and training budgets have been cut, and some schools are experiencing severe financial problems. This means that regardless of the merits of a conference, you may need to justify the expense when in previous years you may not have had to do so. So here are some things you might want to consider:

  • Communicate what topics will be covered and what you will specifically bring back as the return for the investment.
  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A session with your colleagues to share what you learned. This way others in your school will get the benefits of your attendance, too.
  • Share the syllabus and speaker handouts with your colleagues. As an attendee, you have unlimited access to materials posted by speakers.
  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending.
We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!

Meeting Attire:

Suggested attire is school/business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 03/05/2013
Name Price Available To
NAES Member $60.00   Members
Non-member $75.00   Non-members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by e-mail,, no later than 8:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, March 4, 2013, are entitled to a full refund less a $15 processing fee. Requests received after 8:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, March 4, 2013, or by any means other than fax or e-mail will not be entitled to a refund of any kind.

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 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.

Travel Information:

Driving and parking directions will be provided in the final, preconference e-mail to all attendees on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE