2018 UMAP Conference

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

Schedule for the 2018 UMAP Conference

Friday, Feb. 23rd

1:00-3:00 PreConference Session (separate fee)CPR & First Aid

12:00-4:30 Director's Day Out

3:00-5:00 PreConference Session (separate fee) "Messy Art from the Start"

5:30 - 6:30 Dinner

7:00 - 9:30 Full Group Session - Auditorium


Praise & Worship

UMAP Business Meeting

Keynote : Beth Demme

Fast & Furious Prize Give Away

Saturday, Feb 24th

7:30 - 8:15 Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 Full Group Session

Praise & Worship

Keynote By Polly Beebe from Conscioius Discipline

"Let's Move From Problems to Solutions : Seeing Misbehavior as a Missing Developmental Skill"

10:15-11:30 Session One Workshops

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:45 Session Two Workshops

2:00-3:15 Session Three Workshops

3:30 - 4:45 Session Four Workshops

5:00-6:00 Closing Worship

6:00 - Have a safe trip home!!

Workshops for the 2018 UMAP Conference

Mindfulness Practices in the Classroom

Conflict, Come On In!

Toddler Math

A Music Therapy Approach

Church preschool Realtionships

Un Boring the Bible

Leading the Path to Professionalism

Marketing Your program

We're Not in Kansas Anymore (Starting an After School program)

Putting the Drama Back in Preschool

UMAP Accreditation - How Can We Help?

Music Makes a Memory

Introduction to Autism for Preschool teachers

Make, Take & Teach is Simply In Your Reach

Faith Sharing in a Multi Cultural World

Conflict Resolution for Grownups

It's All About Me! (Social Emotional Development)

Using Secular Books to Teach Biblical Lessons

STEAM for Your Outdoor Learning Center

Doing Well...or just a Shell?

More Than Plastic Bugs and a Pinecone

Prayer Walk ...A Spiritual Journey

Preschool Math



  • It will take place on Feb 23-24, 2018
  • Last day to register: Wed, Jan 31, 2018
  • If you are an Accredited Member,Register: Here
  • If you are a General Member, Register:: Here
  • If you are a Non-Member, Register: Here

How can we afford the UMAP Conference?

Some schools are able to budget for staff to attend the annual UMAP Conference, but are more financially limited. Here are a few ideas to help:

  • Ask an adult Sunday School class, UMM, or UMW, to sponsor a staff member. If each member of the class contributes $5.00 or $10.00, this can go a long way towards covering the cost.
  • Classroom "Send a Teacher to UMAP" jars. Parents want their teachers to have continuing training. Give them the opportunity to contribute during the year.
  • Coffee for UMAP. Have staff members make coffee one morning a week and perhaps bring in some baked goods for parents at drop off. A set price or donations can towards staff attending.
  • Next year, put an amount in the school's budget for the conference. Each year, increase it by the cost of one more registration.
  • First time attendees: We have a deal for you! Send your director and a staff member goes for FREE! You will see the "Coupon" on the upcoming registration form

Click below for directions to the Life Enrichment Center for the UMAP Conference

4991 Picciola Rd
Fruitland Park, FL 34731

  • P.O. Box 07506
  • Fort Myers, FL 33919
  • 1-850-888-UMAP (8627)
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