Early Childhood Program Leadership Day

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (8:30am - 3pm US/Eastern)

St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Day School
188 S. Swinton Avenue [map]
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Early Childhood Education programs sponsored by Episcopal parishes stand as vibrant expressions of the Episcopal Church's historic commitment to quality education for young children. How do preschool programs live out core values of the Church in a multi-faith, school context? How can parishes and their preschools understand and work more effectively with one another? What are the key components of a preschool's financial strength and sustainability?

Join NAES staff and other parish and ECE program leaders to explore these questions while extending the circle of colleagues and friends on which you can rely, both personally and professionally. You will leave the day ready for the joys and challenges unique to Episcopal ECE programs.

Please click on the above-listed link "View the schedule of meeting sessions and special events" for more information.

The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., Executive Director, NAES
Ann Mellow, Associate Director, NAES
Laura C. Walker, Walker & Associates, LLC

Registration Deadline:
5:00 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, February 20, 2014. On-site registration will not be available for this conference.

Registration Includes:

All conference materials, lunch, and refreshments.

Who Should Attend:

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

  • Head of School/Director
  • Administrators
  • Rector
  • Board Members
  • Wardens & Vestry Members
Tips for Making the Case for Attending:
Many travel and training budgets have been cut. 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 tips for making the case to attend.

  • 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.
  • Share the syllabus and handouts with your colleagues.
  • Be ready with a plan that outlines the full costs of attending and shows who will cover for you while you are away.
We look forward to seeing you in Delray Beach!

Meeting Attire:

Suggested attire is business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 02/21/2014
Name Price Available To
NAES Member $60.00   Members
NAES Member Group of 4 or More $50.00   Members
Non-member $75.00   Non-members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by e-mail, djs@episcopalschools.org, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, February 20, 2014, are entitled to a full refund less a $15 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 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 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.

Travel Information:

Parking information will be provided in the final, pre-conference email to all attendees on Friday, February 21, 2014.

Follow the Conference on Twitter:
Be sure to follow us, @naes_episcopal, before and during the conference on Twitter using #eceday14Delray.

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE
Email: davidjschnabel@gmail.com