Children's Coalition of Aransas County | "The Wave - Making a Splash for Kids - Coastal Bend Children's Conference" | Feb 23, 8:30-3pm

The first annual Coastal Bend Children’s Conference, cosponsored by the Children’s Coalition of Aransas County and First Baptist Church Rockport, is slated for February 23rd, 2019 from 8:30 – 3:00 at First Baptist Church, 1515 N. Live Oak, Rockport, TX 78382. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Wave – Making a Splash for Kids.”

This conference is designed to providing inspiration and information for all of those in our area who work with or for children. It is for teachers, paraprofessionals, child care providers, Sunday School teachers, church nursery workers, Mothers Day out staff, family child care providers, in-home babysitters and parents.

Keynote speakers are Dr. Cathy McAuliffe, internationally recognized child development expert who is currently the Early Childhood Coordinator at Northwest Arkansas Community College and Dr. Thomas Moore, beloved children’s music recording artist, author and inspirational speaker. Dr. Moore is currently serving as the Head of the Early Childhood Department at Clinton College in Rockhill, S.C. Rockport Mayor Pat Rios will open the day with a proclamation, followed by a welcome from Diane Probst of the Rockport- Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

There will be a total of 27 breakout sessions presented by education specialists, teacher trainers and education leaders from Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Kingsville and the local area. Both keynote speakers will also present breakout sessions. The day’s event will include morning coffee and donuts, a delicious catered meal for a working lunch, door prizes and goody bags filled with surprises. There will also be exhibitors offering educational materials, apparel and information about state and national education organizations. 

Child care staff will receive 6 clock hours of training to help satisfy child care licensing requirements. Public school teachers will be able to register onsite with ESC Region 2 for Professional Development (CPE) credit. 

Registration is $25.00 per person and includes morning refreshments and lunch. A Conference T-shirt may be purchased for an additional $25.00. To register, go to If you have any questions or would like more information, call the Children’s Coalition office at 361-255-3000, visit their Facebook page or send an email to

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