Thanks for attending the 2019 CDEA Annual Conference
“Ignite Your Passion”

A big “thank you” to all who attended the event on February 22 and 23! Our hearts were blessed as we celebrated our Early Educators from across the state. We would like to personally thank First Baptist Church Orange Park for hosting our event and for the amazing team of volunteers and staff who worked so hard to make our Conference a huge success.

We also want to thank our Team of Presenters who shared inspirational messages. They taught powerful lessons that truly encouraged us to embrace our call to teach and equip young children with the love of God.

Our Conference was also blessed by our Sponsors and Vendors who provided wonderful resources and fabulous Door Prizes! We are truly thankful for these companies and individuals who have a heart for Early Educators and Children!

As with every event, there is a team of mighty workers behind the scenes! We would like to thank the servants who came in on Thursday to set up and prepare, and then came back to serve on Friday and Saturday! These precious volunteers serve as Preschool Directors, Assistant Directors, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Church Staff throughout the community. CDEA was very blessed to have so many “Helping Hands and Feet” during our Conference.

Our Theme this year was “Ignite Your Passion”. It was our goal to encourage, equip and inspire all who attended to be “Ignited” in their calling as Early Educators. Our Keynote messages from Mecca Johnson, Dr. Phyllis Kalifeh and CDEA President Donna Roberts shared a common thread, for us to serve the Lord in speech and deed with excellence!  The impact we make on the life of a child is immeasurable. Learning to capture the season we have with the little ones makes us check our focus and re-evaluate our goals and objectives as teachers. We are truly thankful for the powerful messages these ladies shared.

We truly hope you were blessed by the team of servants who worked to provide a venue for connections and conversations.

Again, THANK YOU to all who helped make this event a success!

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year at the  CDEA Annual Conference on the beautiful campus of First Baptist Church Orange Park!

Save the date! February 21 & 22, 2020!