Registration Information / Early Childhood

1.1EC – STE(A)M in Early Childhood Education

Anne Marquardt - STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (and its added A for Arts) - is a big buzzword in education right now. What does it mean for early childhood classrooms?

1.5EC – No Paint Brushes Allowed

Jen Kalis - God created little children with a strong and natural disposition to explore and discover their world!

2.1EC – Adult Child Interaction

Jennifer Mehlberg - When trusting relationships are present between adults and the children they serve, all parties benefit.

3.1EC – Identifying Disabilities in Early Childhood

Brenda Wagenknecht - This session will give an overview of a large variety of disabilities for which Early Childhood teachers should recognize signs

4.1EC – Solving the Curriculum Puzzle

Kayte Gut - What curriculum do you use? That is a question many prospective families ask our early childhood programs.

5.1EC & 6.1EC – Connecting your Early Childhood Education Program to the Church and Community – Double

Rachel Burgess - As a ministry arm of your church, your early childhood program needs a plan to communicate with the congregation and community that you serve.

7.1EC – Marketing and Branding for Early Childhood Ministries

Kaylen Orr - This sectional will guide Early Childhood Ministries in effectively marketing themselves to prospective families in their communities.

8.1EC – Staffing Issues and Ethics in Early Childhood Ministry

Rachel Burgess - Participants will study the legal responsibilities and ethical issues that are involved in staffing issues such as hiring, recruiting, training and managing staff.

9.1EC – Lutheran Preschool Power Hour

Tony and Melissa Pittenger - By God's design parents are a child's first teacher. What can the Church do to assist parents in becoming not only the first, but also the best?

10.1EC – Faith Formation in the Home

Tony Pittenger - This session will pair some of the latest findings in child development with practical ways for parents and caregivers to nurture the faith of children.

D.1EC – Staffing Issues and Ethics in Early Childhood Ministry

Rachel Burgess - Participants will study the legal responsibilities and ethical issues that are involved in staffing issues such as hiring, recruiting, training and managing staff.