Growing Little Hearts and Minds Conference

A conference for Preschool and Early Childhood Education. Parents, Educators and Administrators are encouraged to pre-register for the Saturday, February 10, 2018 event at First Baptist Church of Orlando.

Keynote Highlights

Dr. Becky Bailey – Renowned Teacher and Founder of Conscious Discipline, Dr. Bailey has won many awards for her writing and is internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. Her workshops touch thousands of lives each year, and her top selling book titles have over 800,000 copies in circulation (source). Dr. Becky Bailey will be speaking on ‘From Chaos to Calm: Teaching Children to Regulate Emotions and Control Impulses.’

Preschool Conference

Conference Agenda

7:45 am – Check-in and Vendor Tabling
8:00 am – Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – Welcome Introduction
8:45 am – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Becky Bailey of Conscious Discipline
11:00 am – Vendor Visitation
11:30 am – Lunch and Vendor Visitation
1:00 pm – Keynote Followup: Dr. Becky Bailey
2:15 pm – Presentation: Bethsy Clements, Learning RX
3:45 pm – Vendors Visitation
5:00 pm – End of Conference

Conference Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring the conference? For conference sponsorship opportunities and questions, please email Grayson Merritt,

Continuing Education

Six (6) Continuing Education Units/Hours (CEUs) will be awarded for the completion of the day.

  • Facts at a Glance

    • 21,102

      Volunteer hours given by the Upper School Students last year.
    • 1,460

      Alumni since 1986.
  • The First Academy is Accredited by:

    • Florida Council of Independent Schools
    • Florida Kindergarten Council
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools
    • AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    • Council on Educational Standards & Accountability
    • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Attend Our Admissions Open House on January 28