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Unwrapped: Teaching Preschool Conference


August 5, 2016

Quail Springs Baptist Church

What is this conference?

At this one-day preschool conference, participants will enjoy large group sessions and age group breakout sessions filled with practical training teachers can use in the classroom immediately.  Participants will also receive a Conference Resource Book filled with great ideas that they can use to collect more ideas while attending.  This way all conferees in attendance will leave with a growing resource book and big smiles!

*Continuing Education Credits will be provided while attending each conference.

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Conference Schedule

August 5 (Friday)
8:00a Registration opens
8:30a – 9:30a Opening Session

Wrapped by Teachers, Unwrapped by Children

with Willa Garlow

Carefully and happily wrap your gift.  It will be eagerly unwrapped by children at church.

9:45a – 10:45a Setup and Teach (Age Graded Conferences)

Unwrapping the Mystery of Teaching Babies & Ones

with Pat Murphy

Can babies and ones really learn biblical concepts?  Discover and “Unwrap” the mystery of creativity, the arrangement of the learning environment, the need to provide a variety of activities, and purposeful interaction with babies and ones.

Unwrapping the Joy for Twos

with Shelby Egender

This age of discovery provides wonderful classroom opportunities.  You will learn many ideas for teaching twos including; felt play, construction, art, dramatic play, science ideas and much more.

Unwrap the Gift of Teaching Threes

with Paula Lawson

Teaching preschoolers takes a lot of planning, preparation, and perspiration! With all the work that goes into getting ready, we can sometimes overlook the gift that awaits. In this session, we will discover ways to carefully unwrap each layer with joy as we make our way to the gift entrusted to us…the child’s heart.

Pre-K/ Kindergarten- Keep Calm and Wrap On!

with Dawne Pybas

Are center activities, group time and discipline stressing you out?  We will discuss simple strategies, effective solutions, and useful ideas that will help you see group time, center activities, and even discipline as gifts of learning opportunities instead of packages of chaos.  Keep Calm and Wrap On!

Directors- How to help a young child calm down quickly!

with Ashley Hoggatt

Participants will learn 4 + easy ways to calm a young child down when they are upset or frustrated. Participants will also learn a variety of methods to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students and their families.

11:00a – 12:00p Learning Centers that Make You a Star Teacher

with Mark Jones

Everyone is looking for new ideas to offer in their classroom but look no further.  You will load up on great ideas for every center in your classroom that  will make other teachers jealous.

Wrapped by the Director, Unwrapped by the Teachers

with Willa Ruth Garlow

Wrap your gift with care, with joy, and with prayer….so that teachers can enjoy unwrapping it.

Unwrap New & Exciting Learning Activities for Infants and One Year Olds

with Pat Murphy

Activity development is not “rocket science” but an investment of time of your unique talents and new ideas. Hear the best practices of encouraging the youngest preschoolers to grow and learn through focused activity learning.  The packages we unwrap may be messy, but be assured each is designed with infants and ones in mind.

12:00p – 12:45p Provided Lunch and Tour Quail Springs’ Preschool Facility

Wrapping Paper Leftover Makeover!

Special Director’s Lunch with Paula Lawson

As directors, it can feel as though we are left to clean up the wrapping paper after all the gifts have been opened… every single day. In this session, we will discover tips on how to “clean up” the messier sides of being The Director.

1:00p – 2:00p Amazing GrOuP TiMe – It’s a Wrap!

with Dawne Pybas

GrOuP TiMe !?!  Do you feel at a loss when it comes to group time?  Do you break out in hives at the very thought of it?  We will discover practical, usable ideas that will enable you to successfully wrap up group time, tie it with a bow and confidently present it to your children.

2:15p – 3:15p Guiding Behavior with No Time Out

with Mark Jones

It is amazing how such beautiful children can turn into the ugliest faction opposing you at every turn.  Learn how to guide the behavior of kids and deal with their bad choices without losing your cool.  You can have a happy classroom if you apply these simple principles.

3:30p – 4:30p Closing Session

How to make your T.E.A.M.S. strong!

with Ashley Hoggatt

Participants will unwrap the T.E.A.M.S. acronym of what it means to effectively work together, bring enthusiasm to the lives of your students, have high expectations for academics while incorporating movement and music into learning.  All this leads to having a super fun time in your classroom!


Cost for UNWRAPPED: Teaching Preschool Conference

  • Registration $69.97

  • Early Bird Registration $49.97 (Must register by May 1, 2016)

Registration for this event has been closed.


Event Location

Quail Springs Baptist Church
14613 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Accommodations and Resources

Hotels Near the Conference

Courtyard by Marriott | 13511 Highland Park Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 418-4000

Comfort Inn | 13501 Highland Park Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 286-2700

Fairfield Inn | 13520 Plaza Ter, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 755-8686

Hampton Inn | 13500 Plaza Ter, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 752-7070

La Quinta Inn | 3003 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 | Phone: (405) 755-7000

Four Points Hotel | 3117 Nw 137th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 | Phone: (405) 418-8448

Springhill Suites | 3201 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 | Phone: (405) 749-1595

Holiday Inn Express | 3520 Nw 135th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 751-8900

Hilton Garden Inn | 3201 Nw 137th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 | Phone: (405) 752-5200

Restaurants Near the Conference

Abuelo’s Mexican Food

Mimi’s café

Chili’sPanda Express

Johnny’s Hamburgers

Café Seven




Freddy’s Frozen Custard


Cane’s Chicken

Red Robin

PF Changs

Bravo Italian

Five Guys Burgers

Smash Burger

Poblano Grill Mexican Food


S and B Burger Joint

Tucker’s Onion Burger

Olive Garden

Red Lobster


Texas Roadhouse


Pizza Hut



Johnny Carino’s


Earl’s Barbecue

Revolve Pizza Kitchen

Upper Crust Pizza


Hideaway Pizza

Braum’s Ice Cream




Swadley’s Barbecue

Quail Springs Mall food court

BJ’s Brewhouse

Longhorn Steakhouse

Taco Bell

Cool Greens

Will Rogers International Airport

For directions from Will Rogers International Airport click here.


For other questions please contact us.



There will be exhibitors at the conference and they will receive advertising space in the program and media slides during and between sessions. If you or other companies are interested in having a presence at the Unwrapped Conference or you would like more exhibiting or sponsoring information, Click Here.

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