Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are reward from him.
2019 West Texas Conference
September 14, 2019
Trinity Baptist Church
Amarillo, Texas 79109
Opening Keynote Speaker
Making God Real to Every Child!
God seeks to make Himself known to persons of all ages. Young children – infants thru preschool – are no exception. However, as teachers, we need to “tune in” to how children learn about God and how God becomes real to them. Young children embrace the world with awe and wonder. They need teachers who will give them time to explore, to see, feel, touch, and taste the world that God created for them. In this keynote, you will gain an understanding of how young children see God and how to guide these young children to understand and know God.
About Melissa McKenzie
Melissa is an Early Childhood Professional who is committed to making learning a joyful journey. She is the FCS Childhood Guidance/Human Resource Practicum Teacher and Preschool Director for Cypress Ranch Preschool in Cypress, Texas. Melissa holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Stephen F. Austin University. She also is a member of the Texas Trainer Registry and currently is responsible for writing the faith-based curriculum for Nabor House Centers.
(Trainer Criteria (a.1, 5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)
Closing Keynote Speaker
Every Child Deserves to Matter
Teaching is hard and teachers face daily challenges. However, as a teacher you can make a difference in the lives of every child in your classroom. It is up to teachers and other adults in a child’s life to create an environment where every child feels loved and cared for. God created every child so every child deserves to matter to someone!
About Doug Curry
Diane Goyette is a Child Development Specialist, a Master Registered Level Trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS #1420), and a certified Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC).She holds a Master’s Degree in Child Development from The University of Texas at Austin and a Lifetime Texas Educator Certificate for Kindergarten and Pre-K. Diane has 30 years of experience teaching both young children and adults in a variety of settings, including public and private universities, public school kindergarten, faith-based preschools and child care programs.
(Trainer Criteria (a.5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)