Childhood is precious. Children matter to God, and they matter to us. The Weekday Early Education Ministry of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention seeks to support and encourage churches in ministries such as mother’s day out, weekday preschool, daycare, and after-school programs. Our primary training events are the annual Weekday Early Education Workshops. However training and consultations are available throughout the year and can be requested by churches by calling or emailing the office.
Weekday Early Education Workshops
The annual Arkansas Baptist Weekday Early Education Workshops are coordinated and funded by the Evangelism and Church Health Team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention through Cooperative Program Funds.
Registration Fees are required to supplement the costs of presenters, printed handouts, lunches and additional conference expenses. The workshops are designed to train directors, teachers and other staff of weekday early education programs in ABSC churches and other early childhood centers.
Our goal is to assist early childhood leaders in meeting needs and providing excellent learning experiences for infants through kindergarteners as they develop physically, mentally, social-emotionally and spiritually.
Early childhood leaders are encouraged to guide the spiritual development of young children by including Bible truths in their curriculum, working cooperatively with families, and providing a loving Christian environment while the child is in their care.
2020 Dates ALERT:
After much prayer and deliberation, we need to share important information with you regarding our Explore, Discover, Grow Conference 2020. Based on ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the safety and well-being of potential EDG participants, Dr. Sonny Tucker and the Executive Team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention and I, as Explore, Discover, Grow Director, have reached the difficult decision to cancel EDG for 2020. Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.
In addition, we will be offering an Explore, Discover, Grow Weekday Directors Roundtable Conference via Zoom on the previously scheduled conference dates: Monday, July 27 and Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2:30 PM. Please register to participate in one of our scheduled Weekday Directors Roundtable Zoom Conferences below.