Early Childhood Education Program Leadership Day 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Day School
1020 N. Brand Boulevard [map]
Glendale, CA 91202

Registration for this event has closed. No on-site registration will be available.

Whether you are a new to Early Childhood Education, beginning your tenure at your first Episcopal ECE program, or seeking to fine tune your leadership skills, this gathering is for you!

NAES leaders, an ECE musician and storyteller, and a human resources professional will lead you through an examination of a developmentally appropriate chapel program, the Episcopal identity of ECE programs, and three concurrent sessions devoted to nuts and bolts issues of management and governance You will extend 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.

Your program leaders will be:

  • The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.Min., Executive Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • Ms. Ann Mellow, Associate Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • Mr. Bill Gordh, Director of Expressive Arts, The Episcopal School in the City of New York
Please click on the above-listed link to view the schedule of meeting sessions and special events for more information.

Registration Includes:

NAES is offering a variety of registration packages suitable to your leadership role at your school!

Full Day
Designed for ECE program leaders with responsibility for or an interest in chapel, worship, storytelling, and school governance and management, this package includes all plenary sessions, your choice of one concurrent breakout workshop in session 4, and lunch. Directors and rectors should consider this package, as well as individuals contemplating becoming an ECE program director.

Morning Only
Perfect for teachers and chaplains, this package includes sessions 1 and 2 in the morning and lunch.

Afternoon Only
This package begins with lunch and includes the plenary session on Episcopal identity, your choice of one of the three concurrent breakout workshop in session 4, and the closing session. It is perfect for trustees and vestry members!

Please direct your registration questions to David J. Schnabel, CAE, at NAES.

Who Should Attend:

We recommend a leadership team 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 Glendale!

Meeting Attire:

Suggested attire is school/business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 02/02/2010
Name Price Available To
NAES Member - All Day $60.00   Member
Corporate Subscriber
NAES Member - AM Sessions and Lunch $33.00   Member
Corporate Subscriber
NAES Member - PM Sessions and Lunch $33.00   Member
Corporate Subscriber
NonMember - All Day $70.00   NonMember
NonMember - AM Sessions and Lunch $38.50   NonMember
NonMember - PM Sessions and Lunch $38.50   NonMember

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 Tuesday, February 2, 2010, are entitled to a full refund less a $15 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 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 Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

For more information please contact:

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