RESPECT Ourselves, Our Children and Our Community

As early childhood educators, we often criticize ourselves harshly while giving love and credit to others unconditionally. We deserve the same care and respect.

This conference is going to be packed with presentations from Early Childhood professionals who recognize and RESPECT the importance of our work.

Sessions will be available for Child Care Directors, Family Child Care Providers, Infant, Toddler and Preschool teachers as well as those who teach K-3 children. Come join us and leave with new knowledge and a greater RESPECT for yourself and all the hard work all of us do for children, families and our communities every day.

Featured Speakers

Holly Elissa Bruno

Best-selling author, innovative radio host, and international keynote speaker

Holly Elissa Bruno's keynotes have received acclaim around the world, from New Zealand to Hungary and in 47 of the United States. Her keynotes are interactive: you will be invited to actively participate or sit back, learn and enjoy. The choice is yours. Expect to be challenged, inspired, laugh heartily and come away with practical tips on how you alone can make a difference.

David Lawrence Jr.

Author, Publisher, Editor, and Child Advocate

David Lawrence Jr. retired in 1999 as publisher of The Miami Herald to work in the area of early childhood development and readiness. He chairs The Children's Movement of Florida, aimed at making children the state's top priority for investment. He has served on the Governor's Children and Youth Cabinet and twice chaired the Florida Partnership for School Readiness. His memoir, "A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child," was published in 2018. Each conference participant will received a signed copy of this book as part of their registration.


Early Bird Rates (before 4/6/2019)
Member $30
Non Member $45

Regular Rates (on or after 4/6/2019)
Member $40
Non Member $55

Group Payment Instructions

To pay for a group of attendees:

  1. Have each attendee REGISTER ONLINE as normal, but skip the payment step.
  2. If paying by Credit Card, call Jinan at (754)-999-0544 and be sure to tell her which people you are paying for (full names!).
    If paying by CHECK, you can mail the check, along with full names of those being paid for to:
    North FL Chapter of FLAEYC
    PO Box 350785
    Jacksonville, FL 32225

Hotels Nearby:

Hampton Inn
1331 Prudential Dr. Jacksonville, 32207

Hilton Garden Inn
1201 Kings Ave. Jacksonville, 32207

Doubletree Hotel
1201 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville, 32207

Workshop Schedule

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Vendor Setup
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome Keynote
10:10 - 11:10 a.m. Breakout Session 1
11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Breakout Session 2
12:20 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session 3
2:10 - 3:10 p.m. Breakout Session 4
3:10 - 3:30 p.m. Closing/Door Prizes

Workshop Track

Date & Time

April 27, 2019
8:00am to 3:30pm Saturday, April 27th


Schultz Center
4019 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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North FL Chapter of FLAEYC
PO Box 350785 , Jacksonville, FL 32225