Our annual conference provides staff
training, as well as gathering of preschool professionals, coming
together to share ideas, techniques and the importance of providing
quality and developmentally appropriate education for young children.
Outstanding, hands-on training is
provided by experienced keynote speakers and presenters who address
various interests and training requirements of teachers of young
children. A large number of exhibitors are represented who bring
all the latest teaching techniques and materials for conference
attendees to view, experience and purchase.
Each year we try to improve on
the Conference, so keep your ideas coming! Pass the word to your
friends and invite those who have never attended one of our conferences.
Our theme, Making
an Investment, emphasizes
how important the work of early educators is in the lives
of young children.
We are looking forward to hearing Mr. Al, Pat Leonard,
Fitzgerald, Julie Gintzer (from Steve Spangler Science), Tricia
Voiles, Marcie Millholland and many other exciting educators
share their ideas!
fees must be postmarked by February 15.
has been approved for 1 PLU, CEUs, or 6 hours
of “Bright From the Start” credit.
Stickers will be issued in each individual session as proof
PLU INSTRUCTIONS: To obtain a PLU, This form must be signed by your supervisor
prior to attending the conference. Bring the signed approval
form with you to the conference and turn it in at the registration
table upon arrival. Please note, you must attend the conference
on Friday and Saturday and complete a brief summary of the
classes you attend in order to qualify for a PLU.
CEU INSTRUCTIONS: To apply for a CEU, you
must download the CEU Application Form. Follow the instructions on the form.
Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2013.
BRIGHT FROM THE START: 6
hours – Stickers
will be issued to each participant at the end of each class.
place these stickers on the certificate which is located at
the back of the Conference Booklet.
Dates: March 1-2, 2013
Venue: Cobb Place
Theme: "Making an Investment"
Keynote Speaker: "Mr.
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL
2815 Akers Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30339
GREAT ROOM RATES:
Double for 4 persons—$120.00
King Suite for
Rate includes full cooked-to-order breakfast daily
designate ONE person for each room to call for reservations
to ask for Georgia Preschool rates.
February 6, 2013
Preschool Association Annual Conference
March 1 & 2, 2013
Cobb Galleria Centre
Friday, March 1: 8 – 9:30
a.m. Keynote Session
10 – 11:30 a.m. Workshop Session
11:30 – 1
p.m. Exhibits & Lunch
1 – 2:30 p.m. Workshop
3 – 4:30 p.m. Large Group Workshop Session
4:30 – 5 p.m. GPA Annual Business Meeting
March 2: 8 – 9:30 a.m.
10 – 11:30
a.m. Workshop Session
11:30 – 1 p.m. Exhibits & Lunch
1 – 2:30 p.m. Workshop Session
3 – 4:30
p.m. Large Group Workshop Session
free to visit the Exhibit Hall between classes on:
Friday from 8
a.m. – 5
p.m. and on Saturday from 8 – 3 p.m.
- Fill Out Registration
Form and Enclose Payment —Checks
payable to: Georgia Preschool Association
- Detach and Return Immediately
- Mail registration form, along with
fees to: Georgia Preschool Association c/o Denise
Luders 6211 Benbrooke Drive NW Acworth, GA 30101
- Registration fees
- CONFERENCE EARLY
- Special Note for Groups: Each
participant must complete a SEPARATE
a copy of the
registration form for EACH
member of your group. Send
in all completed forms with one total
serves the needs of young children in a variety of ways,
Annual Educational Conference each year that provides opportunities
for continuing education in the latest and best knowledge
in early childhood education as well as promoting high
of teacher competency. Typically 1000 to 1200 early childhood
educators from all over Georgia and surrounding states
attend our conference.
One of the highlights of our conference is the Exhibit Hall,
which is carpeted and holds 50 exhibitors. We invite companies
to participate that sell items that are helpful to the conference
Contact Karen at (Please make note of different
770-590-0982 for any questions regarding the Exhibit Hall.