Early Childhood Institute

Join FCIS for an event specifically designed for early childhood educators (PK-Grade 3) and administrators. Hear from a dynamic keynote speaker and attend breakout sessions to learn cutting-edge ideas! You don't want to miss this opportunity.



DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World
10100 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 

All guest room reservations should be made directly with DoubleTree.   Room rate is $149, single or double, plus applicable taxes. The easiest way to make your reservation is to use this weblink: FCIS DoubleTree Reservation  or call the hotel and make your reservations by phone. The hotel reservation number is: 407-354-5027. You will need to identify yourself as an FCIS member and ask for the special rate. 

Parking - Complimentary self-parking for overnight guests/$5.00 per day 

Registration and Hotel Deadline - Jan. 10, 2020
Cancellation & Refunds: All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Institute refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to kdanger@fcis.org. There is a $50 processing fee through January 3, 2020, with no refunds after this date.


Friday, January 31, 2020
5:30-7:00 PM 
Welcome Reception and Registration

Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:00 AM - 1:05 PM

FEB. 1, 2020 SCHEDULE: 

7:45 AM - Registration
8:00 AM - Full Breakfast
9:00 AM - Keynote Speaker
10:15 AM - Breakout Session 1
11:15 AM - Breakout Session 2
12:15 PM - Breakout Session 3

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Daniel Hodgins | Early Childhood Consultant

TOPIC: Creating Caring and Cooperative Environments for Young Children
Quality programs should not be based on academics but how to develop caring and cooperative children. This presentation will assist in developing empathy, respect and a sense of belonging through PLAY. 

Daniel Hodgins is an exceptional international presenter and author (Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child and Get Over it: Relearning Guidance Practices.) As a consultant he has a unique grasp of children and family issues learned from over 36 years of experience working as a teacher, director, educator and parent in both private and public schools. In addition, Daniel has worked as a Cooperative Nursery School teacher, a teacher in elementary school and a coordinator of early childhood education.