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UM Preschool Association sets dates for 2023 Conference

UM Preschool Association sets dates for 2023 Conference

Missions and Outreach

The United Methodist Association of Preschools will hold its Conference on Feb. 10-11, 2023, at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Leesburg.

Teachers and directors will receive the state-required 10 hours of service for attending.

To register, go to the Association's website. The cost varies as to the level of membership and date registered and includes room and meals. Early registration is encouraged.

UMAP has been in existence for almost 40 years and is a Gold Seal accrediting agency for the state of Florida.

Schools that meet the Association's standards, which are higher than the state's basic standards, can be accredited by UMAP. Those approved can receive state funds at a higher rate for their children in the state Readiness program. 

UMAP also trains, supports, and advocates for faith-based early childhood professionals.  We have met with numerous pastors to assist in church/preschool relations.

Patty Stirling of Patty’s Primary Songs Interactive Learning will be the keynote speaker. 

UMAP works with churches and early childhood programs in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, as well as other conferences. It seeks to support churches and schools to provide for God’s youngest children the highest quality care and education.